Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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Following on from POTD, here's another gear knob, Not a Hillman Imp but a Riley Imp with the Crossley Regis ENV pre-selector Gearbox.

Sold By Bonhams for £74,300 including premium 14th September 2013

1935 RILEY 9HP IMP SPORTS
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That will be a Laycock overdrive, (Laycock de Normanville) Used on a lot of cars in the 1950s, cable operated at first then electric solenoid from around 1954, Hillmans Standards and Volvos used it, probably others too.
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 16:55
That will be a Laycock overdrive, (Laycock de Normanville) Used on a lot of cars in the 1950s, cable operated at first then electric solenoid from around 1954, Hillmans Standards and Volvos used it, probably others too.
Ah...you are referring to the Knob posted previously, not the 1935 Riley Imp :-D
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Wasn't Laycock de Normanville one of the government ministers banged up for hanky-panky? 8-)

On overdrives, my 1960 P5 6cyl 3L used to eat exhaust valves, almost every time a sustained long journey was done at around 70mph. Best quality valves, fuel, timing, coolant, etc etc all correct. I think the head just didn't like working that hard. After several head-off and new valve sessions (a rotten job on this i.o.e. engine), I finally fitted the car with overdrive. The problem promptly disappeared.

Thinking back, the overdrive unit added significantly to the 'box length, which made it over 3ft in overall length. A real lump.

Solenoid operated, it could be reluctant to lock in. Exactly the same thing happened on our Dolly 1850 some years later.
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Tartan Headlining, name that vehicle :-D

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Yes. that gear knob selector became quite popular on BL cars. The electric cables to it could be a pain
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
06 Jul 2021, 10:48
Tartan Headlining, name that vehicle :-D

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going by the rear door lock, Commer or BMC JU
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ps not sneaked a look at the auction house. and that looks like a pop top caravanette roof in the back
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Dormouse wrote:
06 Jul 2021, 12:10
ps not sneaked a look at the auction house. and that looks like a pop top caravanette roof in the back
Try the classic under £10K thread DM :-D Auction house sneaking encouraged!

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Our tartan headlining in the back vehicle.
Our tartan headlining in the back vehicle.
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Dormouse wrote:
06 Jul 2021, 12:10
ps not sneaked a look at the auction house. and that looks like a pop top caravanette roof in the back
have peaked at the auction listing now and I was wrong on both counts. now I am playing hunt the bonnet.
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An entertaining enough thread, but devoid of posts since July so when a Wolseley 1300 mk II up for auction at H&H with the classic strip speedometer cropped up...it had to make it into the pages of our thread.

Have we all had experience of the strip speedo?
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Oh yes . . . That's the posh version of the strip speedo that found its way on to 1100/1300 et al.
Actually worked rather well, in a nicely slim profile dash.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Nov 2021, 22:09

Have we all had experience of the strip speedo?

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Yes I had one in the first car I owned before I was old enough to drive. I bought it from Bob's dad to replace the rotten doors on my sister's car and ended up with a maroon 1100 with white doors!! This is the manual's diagram of the dash:
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This is on MSN, and I think it is safe to say that MR (Motoring Research) have a liking for the Citroens;

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/the ... d=msedgntp