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Tail-light Tales

Post  KevCT on Mon May 14, 2012 5:49 pm

I was at a local car show this week and was parked next to a Wolsley 1100. The tail lights look identical to those on the Elf / Hornet / South African Mk3.
Can anyone confirm this? It might make searching for parts just a tiny bit easier - these items are like hen's teeth here in Africa!

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Red Riley on Mon May 14, 2012 7:25 pm

Yep. Early 1100 taillights are the same as Elf/Hornet ones. That includes the Austin, Wolseley, MG, Austin America, Riley Kestrel, and I think maybe even one of the Aston Martin cars. The ones I have on my Elf are Austin 1100 export all-red versions. Just do a search for Lucas L695, you'll find lots.

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Post  KevCT on Mon May 14, 2012 8:07 pm

Bingo - I found lots!

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  SAMK3 on Tue May 15, 2012 12:26 am

Now find me some over riders Smile
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Over-riders

Post  KevCT on Sat May 19, 2012 7:07 pm

Clearly "hen's teeth" rear lights can be found but over-riders are rarer than rocking horse poo!

You need to source one but a pair would definitely be best. The ones on the car are a hodgepotch. One of the front ones is off another car and one of the rear ones is holed.

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Red Riley on Sat May 19, 2012 8:19 pm

I think the Riley Motor Club had some new ones a number of years ago. Any RMC members on here that can check to see if there are any still available?

Also check with Nick at www.min-e-bitz.com.
He has one listed for sale.

rupert_fish also has one on Ebay LINKY

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  SAMK3 on Sat May 19, 2012 9:13 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Red Riley on Thu May 24, 2012 11:44 pm

Several sets of rear lights on ebay at the moment, a couple of NOS ones.

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Alex on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:11 pm

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Got Them!

Post  KevCT on Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:28 pm

SAMk3 got them - I think! Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Alex on Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:50 pm

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Tail Light Find

Post  KevCT on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:45 pm

Thanks Very Happy
I actually found a couple of spares in my garage. Also a hotchpotch of lenses, bulbs and wiring bits. The rear lights on SAMk3's car are actually fairly new replacements and are in good nick. I think we are sorted for now. Next job, a steering boss which is going to be next to impossible. I think it was unique to the South African Mk3 and features an Austin Crest. The back of the boss is a different shape from that used on UK Sprites and Minis. I think there is a pic on one of my older posts here.

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:04 pm

The steering boss looks like this :







Mine isn't in the best of condition, but it is original and it gives an idea of what it should look like.

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  cheleker on Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:48 pm

Jared, How about starting a separate thread on the steering wheel centre? I've been doing some digging on the topic and it kind of gets lost in this thread about lights. If you'd start the thread and post the photos there (one of the steering wheel the centre fits into would help), we may be able to come up with some answers.

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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:21 pm

Ok no problem, I'll take a picture tomorrow and put it up.
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Re: Tail-light Tales

Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:05 pm

Right, I started a new thread for the steering boss.
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