A couple of other odd jobs I've been doing...
A) The instrument cluster cowl had a few marks and scratch's so that's been tidied-up. Thanks to Ric/Landwomble for the advice to use Plasti-coat matt black spray. This really works a treat and the cowl is as good as new (I used a little knifing putty to fill a couple of scratches and a VERY light wet-dry sand once dry.
Also did the same for the Tombstone. Looks like new again.
B) Also fitting new bolts and springs to door mirrors ( I folded one of the mirrors whilst it was working in the garage and it came off in my hand...decided to do both at the same time to be safe!) Apparently its a known problem and the steel bolts simply rust over time. Thanks to Andrew at Autolink for the new stainless set. Great service and support as always!
Interesting how one of the mirrors is green inside. I guess it was a re-sprayed at some point
QUESTION: Have I fitted these the correct way-up (with the nylon-nut in the actual door mirror? Fitting the other way round seemed to leave to much of the bolt sticking down and may affect judgement. Aldo should I grease the ball joint, maybe with a little silicone lube? Just to keep them moveable but still tight?
C) Installed the very useful warning light kit from BinaryPunk. Removing the Perspex glass was a real pain. Luckily I got a couple of tips form forums and Landwomble so got there in the end (with one tiny crack which won't be seen). Also fitted chrome rings to the 3 small instruments. I've decided to leave the rest "as-is" and MAYBE install new faces as some point in the future. Truth be known, I quite lack the standard face anyway and the chrome rings finish it off nicely.
I was also advised I could remove the rev-limiter screw (SW) that was fitted to the Eunos edition - apparently its perfectly fine and not fitted to UK version anyway? Happy to take advice on this
QUESTION: Is there anywhere you can purchase JUST the Perspex glass. Aside from the small crack (which won't be seen) there are a load of very light spots/stains on the Perspex - almost as though a coke can has sprayed on it sometime long ago. I can't for the life of me remove the marks and I don't dare use anything abrasive for obvious reasons. It's not worth me getting a whole new cluster, even second hand, but I would shell out for a new Perspex glass if there were available?
All thoughts and feedback very welcome.
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