Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

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What more do you need a clock a speedo and a small number of coloured lights which tell you stuff?

...a white steering wheel of course

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
03 Dec 2021, 19:31
What more do you need a clock a speedo and a small number of coloured lights which tell you stuff?

...a white steering wheel of course

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/cca- ... G_2764.jpg

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Well the makers obviously thought differently and ended up with this: :-D
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Love the symbols on the pedals! \:D/
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Now what vehicle did this spring from....you can bid for it in January.
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That reminds me very much of my Lancia Beta? :)
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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 Dec 2021, 19:55
That reminds me very much of my Lancia Beta? :)
Spot on only its the uglier less cool at the time, but now quirky and interesting stablemate the Berlina
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
19 Dec 2021, 20:14

Spot on only its the uglier less cool at the time, but now quirky and interesting stablemate the Berlina
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It is, IMO, a shame that the car has the beige seats and doorcards. As the carpets and other interior trim are black I would like to see the seats and door cards matching. Then it would be a real temptation!! :-D
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Armchair ride?

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Arm-rests! \:D/ But not a head-rest in sight - bit worrying that, these days! :shock:
The AP auto box was surprisingly reliable, running as it did on inevitably dirty engine oil.
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Mine was a manual but I wonder if they used an AP autobox in that I thought it was Borg-Warner as in the Westminsters, can't remember. :(
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Probably too much here on the AP Autobox from AustinMemories.com, but a decent read for the interested.
The car in the pic is the Austin 3-Litre, which you probably recognised.


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Gibbo2286 wrote:
27 Jan 2022, 11:04
Mine was a manual but I wonder if they used an AP autobox in that I thought it was Borg-Warner as in the Westminsters, can't remember. :(
Looks like you can remember Gibbo :-D

http://www.austinthreelitre.co.uk/buyin ... fault.html
Gearbox, Again shared with the MGC, manual, manual overdrive and Borg Warner automatic gearboxes were fitted and parts availabilty for all these is excellent.
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The manual had a nice crooked stick

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That AP box in the Mini and 1100/1300 had really only one failing, it was prone to losing reverse gear due to an O-ring breaking in the reverse clutch, a few pence for the part but a hell of a job labour wise. I did a few.
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I had just that in an AP box I bought for £10, one day (while on holiday) in Tobermory. (It's what you do on holiday, isn't it?) Fitted it to our 1098cc Mini, and lo - no reverse. Needed a professional overhaul to get it sorted. From then on, trouble-free.