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#1 1995 MK2 IOM

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:17 AM

Bought this last night - going to change my brushed aluminium dash for a walnut one... but also wanted some new dials... including a new clock (which was £50 alone)

just need to revamp the dash before fitting it :(

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:17 AM

Looks Tidy :(

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:19 AM

Looks good mate :(

Pics of the old dash would be cool to see a comparison! :(

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:59 PM

Looks good mate :genius:

Pics of the old dash would be cool to see a comparison! ;)



will put up tomorrow... not going to see her till after dark tonight...

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:45 AM

Looks good mate :D

Pics of the old dash would be cool to see a comparison! :dontgetit:


ok here are the belated pics of the old dash - and some of the new one - partly fitted (need to restore it yet and sort out some wiring! but it gives me a good idea of what its going to look like :)

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New 2 me one :) (sorry its a bit darker this morning!)

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Yes I know I need to change that horrid gear knob! (now I want a walnut one :) )

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:08 PM

I must say, it looks alot better with the walnut dash. I think it goes alot better with the steering wheel, door cards, carpet, etc.

Are you going to keep the vents in the dash, or are you going to put the speakers back in?

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:35 PM

Those door cards look so pimp! I want a set!

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:44 PM

Have you fitted the MPI magnolia clocks? Is so have you changed the setting on the variable resistor for the rev counter? If its a carb then you will need to do that otherwise the revs will be way out.

Looks good though.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:59 PM

I must say, it looks alot better with the walnut dash. I think it goes alot better with the steering wheel, door cards, carpet, etc.

Are you going to keep the vents in the dash, or are you going to put the speakers back in?


I think I am going to keep the vents. BUT put small speakers in the back of the dash so they are less discrete. what do you think? I already have 4 6x9's in the back... so don't need too much sound - just some at the front. i'm not too keen on big speakers etc.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 01:01 PM

Have you fitted the MPI magnolia clocks? Is so have you changed the setting on the variable resistor for the rev counter? If its a carb then you will need to do that otherwise the revs will be way out.

Looks good though.

Paul.


well I noticed that it is MILES out. that was going to be a post today! but... I might keep the old clocks from my old dash... they are newer and look better (well I think so - also means I am not messing around with trying to "clock" the new one to the actual miles it should read for my car)

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 01:14 PM

Attached File  mpi_rev.doc   3.31MB   418 downloads
check this out on how to adjust the rev counter

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 01:47 PM

I like it better than the old dash, but I think you paid too much.

It's been a few years since I bought one, but I was buying Rover walnut 3+3s, with all the clocks, in absolutely pukka condition for around the ~£200 range. Unless they've gone up a lot in recent years?

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:37 PM

I like it better than the old dash, but I think you paid too much.

It's been a few years since I bought one, but I was buying Rover walnut 3+3s, with all the clocks, in absolutely pukka condition for around the ~£200 range. Unless they've gone up a lot in recent years?

I don't know whether they have gone up all I know is that I also needed a new time clock as mine doesn't seem to work... and when I priced that it was around £60 for that alone... so taking that off the value of the dash it seems a good enough deal... I will also sell my old one, which I have already had an offer for... so that will bring it down some more... problem is I couldn't find another one with the dials all in...

But I'm happy with it. I'm just glad it looks good! cause like you said its a lot of money!

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:40 PM

Attached File  mpi_rev.doc   3.31MB   418 downloads
check this out on how to adjust the rev counter


Thanks :D

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