Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Post by van ordinaire » 25 Mar 2018, 22:36

I know we've wondered off from what's this BMW 700 but over the w/e I saw a BMW Glas - or so it was badged, seems I MIGHT have been closer than I thought.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Apr 2018, 06:21

The stablemate of this appears in Gazoline magazine this month.

So whatsthisthen?
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Post by Gibbo2286 » 18 Apr 2018, 11:25

Looks familiar Neil but I'm struggling.............a Triumph of some sort I think.

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 18 Apr 2018, 12:10

Try this one, I know what it is and what it fits but does anyone else?

It's new, old stock, sitting on my shelf looking for a new owner for the last umpteen years.
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Apr 2018, 13:57

Gibbo2286 wrote:
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Looks familiar Neil but I'm struggling.............a Triumph of some sort I think.
Its a left hand drive Gibbo, and its not British. This Gazoline Magazine has a feature on its "stablemate". Not exactly common but both the beginning and the end of a new era for the marque depending on your point of view. Some regard our whatsthisthen? and its stablemate the last of the line.

Now onto yours, not much to go on so maybe the scattergun approach is required

Looks like it could come from the BMC/BL/Austin/Rover/Triumph etc etc stable. Would that be getting warm?
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18 Apr 2018, 12:10
Try this one, I know what it is and what it fits but does anyone else?

It's new, old stock, sitting on my shelf looking for a new owner for the last umpteen years.

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Post by white exec » 18 Apr 2018, 16:59

Although not a Ford, wasn't there one such which could have its engine started by swapping over two of the plug-in dash switches...?

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 18 Apr 2018, 17:49

Not warm Neil. :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Apr 2018, 18:21

Gibbo2286 wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 17:49
Not warm Neil. :)


So not LUCAS rocker switches then................or maybe they are? Look pretty similar to this single rocker for the wipers :-D

http://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/e ... -470-p.jpg

Straight question for you Gibbo.......Is your little car part made by LUCAS :?: :-D

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PS...and don't give up on mine, obviously European, and the more desirable of the two stablemates was designed by pininfarina. I do like both but our whatsthisthen? is probably the acquired taste "uglier" one of the two.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Apr 2018, 18:40

I'll answer my own question. They are made by LUCAS and the part looks very similar to this...edit....looks like I have come up with the wrong answer not Lucas :!: :!: but very very very similar

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trouble is no more details from the pic I found.....out of stock!

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 18 Apr 2018, 18:58

Sorry Neil not Lucas. :)

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Post by Gibbo2286 » 18 Apr 2018, 19:23

It's just occurred to me that your one is a Fiat from around the 60s/70s, a Spider 124 maybe.

I had a Fiat 127 3P for a while back in the 80s similar pedal position, riding almost side saddle :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Apr 2018, 20:00

Gibbo2286 wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 19:23
It's just occurred to me that your one is a Fiat from around the 60s/70s, a Spider 124 maybe.

I had a Fiat 127 3P for a while back in the 80s similar pedal position, riding almost side saddle :)


Some would say it was a Fiat. seeing as that was the "owner" of the Marque, but other say it was the last true example of the marque before Fiat got its claws into it properly.

Now as far as your little switches go, you have so far defeated me and the internet. So not Lucas.....Valeo, Bosch?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Apr 2018, 20:51

Anyone care to apply the Coup de Grace?
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Post by van ordinaire » 19 Apr 2018, 01:19

Gibbo2286 wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 12:10
Try this one, I know what it is and what it fits but does anyone else?

It's new, old stock, sitting on my shelf looking for a new owner for the last umpteen years.

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HA Viva/Bedford van!

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Post by van ordinaire » 19 Apr 2018, 01:26

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 20:51
Anyone care to apply the Coup de Grace?

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I'd say Lancia (can't be more precise) but there's something nagging me about that blue & yellow rectangular badge . . .