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#1 I hate Brian

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:10 AM

How do you fit the glass indicators to a 93 mini ? they have three small fixing holes and the 93 has two square holes ?



#2 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:19 AM

Drill three small holes to suit.



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 02:57 PM

I get that  but the rubber doesn't give me much faith holding the glass, as I expect you cant drill through the metal bulb holder ?



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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:05 PM

Metal bulb holder should have a large flange with 3 holes in like this:-

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You can also get the same style lens in later plastic version if you prefer.


Edited by mab01uk, 25 June 2020 - 03:06 PM.


#5 MikeRotherham

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:21 PM

"I get that  but the rubber doesn't give me much faith holding the glass"

 

I seem to remember there was a chrome ring that you installed after the glass that embedded in the rubber and held the glass more securely or have I made that up? It was 1972 after all O_O


Edited by MikeRotherham, 25 June 2020 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 05:10 PM

No you are quite correct Mike it does have a chrome retaining ring



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 04:51 PM

I too was suspicious that the rubber and metal ring is the only thing holding the glass, but it works.

6-7 years after fitting them they have never fallen out.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:42 PM

Even offering spire clips up they don't seem to line up or have enough metal to fix to (genuine minispares indicators) after speaking to Minispares today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:09 AM

Problem solved used some tough nylon board drilled two sets of holes to make a big nylon washer then self tapped into the washer all good and tight






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