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Post by Simon_Admin » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:42 pm

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Question is --- has anyone fitted an escort glove box to a normal Rickman dash?.  Does it fit even and what does it look like (picture?)?,

Bernard


Basically :

Yes, I have tried it.

No, it doesn't fit

And it looks rubbish !!!



The shape of the ranger dash is different to that of an Escort so it's a really poor fit, if you want a brown glove box to try it's yours for the cost of the postage !!!

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:58 pm

Hi Simon,

Thanks for that succinct yet comprehensive information.

I'll forgo your kind offer of a glove box, after your comments I can't justify my time just to prove what you say is correct.

Then again, why should I doubt an expert's advice.

Good luck,

Bernard

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Post by Simon_Admin » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:41 am

Hi,



Hi Bernard, maybe I should have lied and then I would not be storing another bit of useless junk ! - Oh well I feel and ebay listing coming up !



On my car there is a bigger problem as the battery in now in the bulkhead so that also impinges on the glove box space - mind you the battery was inside the car under the dash when I got it - eek !

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:26 pm

Speedo cables.

Last week my GPS said I was travelling at 53 m.p.h and my speedometer said I was not moving.

I didn't get out to confirm which reading was correct I assumed the speedo.

As expected the cable had broken, ah well they don't last forever.

Getting another cable was not as easy I had assumed, main agents informed me, no chance its over ten years old, even a supplier from my youth who used to make them to order has now stopped. ("My youth" was a while ago). Not a lot of call nowadays.

I did however locate a company in Liverpool that will make up "any" cable you require. They made a speedo cable for me that was longer than normal so that I could achieve a nice smooth line.

The total cost including VAT P&P was £20.

Three days later I could see the speed I was travelling at again.

If anyone wants the address, no problem, or should I post it on the forum?

Good luck,

Bernard

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Post by Ex_Member » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:09 pm

Hi, I think its always worth having info about cables as you never know when you will need a one off or longer cable to fit what you have. It also makes changing the dash light bulbs much quicker. It would be good to have a list of people who have been helpful.

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Post by Simon_Admin » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:35 pm

7813695552504D4E52533D0 wrote: It would be good to have a list of people who have been helpful.

Eddie


Hmm good idea look here !

http://www.number69.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/Y ... Recomended

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Post by Ex_Member » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:53 pm

Thats really good Simon, If everyone adds the same details it should be helpful to a lot of us, might be worth adding if it was collected or posted.

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:26 pm

After reading the reply by Eddie to my post regarding speedo cables, i.e. easier to change dash bulbs, reminded me that I had changed my normal incandescent bulds for LED replacements.

With age the normal bulbs, you will have noticed, darken and the outpout is lessened.  I replaced them with 501 W5W Quad LED alternatives.

The reult, in my mind is greatley superior, as perhaps the attched photograph will show.  8-) (the orange flare is a reflection from the street lighting).

Good luck,

Bernard

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Post by Ex_Member » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:34 pm

That looks wonderful Bernard. I was definitely going to throw my filament bulbs in the bin until I put the number in a search and came up with an initial price of £7.50 each. Ouch! Not sure that the Rickman budget will stand that.

J

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Post by Out_of_This_World » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:30 pm

Hi Jonathan,

As the bulldog says in the advert "No,  no,  no".

Do a search on ebay for W5W LED and choose the Quad ones, prices vary quite a lot so check them out.

See also my post in "recommended" for the seller of mine. Not the cheapest but fantastic service.

Good luck,

Bernard

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