Hints and Tips - Instrument Glass


From: Nick Wright
Sent: 06 November 2000
To: british-cars-pre-war; mg-mmm
Subject: Instrument glass

Dear everyone, I am looking for a replacement domed instrument glass for the rev counter in my MG PA. I understand that Vintage Restorations will not sell components, so does anyone have any idea where I might get such a thing??

Nick Wright
PA2218

PS does anyone have a spare Lucas Altette horn bracket lying around???



From: Austin Seven
Sent: 06 November 2000
To: British-Cars-Pre-War; Nick Wright
Subject: Re: Instrument glass

Speedy Cables of Islington, London N1?
Address on my parts page.

--
Andy

Andy's Austin Seven Page


From: David Laver
Sent: 06 November 2000
To: Nick Wright
cc: british-cars-pre-war; mg-mmm
Subject: Re: Instrument glass

Another and much less well known instrument specialist is George Filbey :
020-8771-9499, fax 020-8653-3061. He has all sorts of stuff in his stocks and knows where to go for what he doesn't have.

David


From: James Holland
Sent: 06 November 2000
To: David Laver; Nick Wright
cc: british-cars-pre-war; mg-mmm
Subject: RE: Instrument glass

For the horn bracket try Gregory's Autoparts(they are on the web).

James H


From: Stuart
Sent: 06 November 2000
To: Nick Wright
cc: british-cars-pre-war; mg-mmm
Subject: Re: Instrument glass

Nick Wright writes
>Dear everyone,
>
>I am looking for a replacement domed instrument glass for the rev counter in
>my MG PA.

I had a small miniature (as in picture) frame glazed with domed glass about 3 yrs. ago. Quite difficult because it was oval. By post from Lathenian Enterprises, Unit 5, Pound Lane Trading Estate, Exmouth, EX8 4NN Tel:01395 277166. Recommended by my local clock repairer. Reasonable price for the job, as I recall. I would phone first, partly because they were very helpful and also to check that they still exist!
Regards, Stuart Ulph
--
Stuart


From: Awini Ambuj Shanker
Sent: 07 November 2000
To: Nick Wright; british-cars-pre-war; mg-mmm
Subject: Re: Instrument glass

Dear nick
try a local watchmaker,i needed a clear domed glass for a spotlight,when i couldnt source the real thing i used a domed glass from an old clock,it looks original and cost me next to nothing, u might have to hunt around for the right size though... regards
Awini Ambuj Shanker
New Delhi,INDIA



From: Nick Wright
Sent: 07 November 2000
To: Stuart; british-cars-pre-war;mg-mmm
Subject: RE: Instrument glass

Thanks to everyone who responded to my instrument glass query. I'll wait to see how much Craig wants for his original, but aside from that the clock shop/parts supplier is clearly the place to go. Wish I'd thought of that myself!

Cheers

Nick


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