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Revealed! Original fitment of window lifter levers discovered


One of the last great Peerless mysteries has been solved by a Classics Monthly reader who's been following the exploits of my Phase 1.

He has identified the elegant window quick-lift lever used in our cars. The quick-lift mechanism is also fitted to the same vehicle, making for at least three sources for those now.

He has very kindly offered to ask the spares person for the club involved if levers are available. More news ASAP.

The car involved is also low-volume and British. 

If you can guess from that, I'll buy you a bottle of wine to go with your NYOB meal this coming weekend.

All the best,

Gary

 

 



-- Edited by Gary S on Monday 10th of February 2014 11:59:22 AM

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Hi Gary,

I was told that the lever system was used on 1946-1955  RR Silver Dawn, Silver Wraith, Bentley Mk-6, & R-type, and on the rear doors of the pre P4 Rover 75.

So i guess the actual lever comes from one of these cars?

Erik



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Hello Erik,

yes they are the fittings for the mechanism I've been told about, too.

The lever though is different as far as I understand. I asked a Rover specialist at Beaulieu Autojumble a few years ago about the mechanism and he thought I'd been on Hampshire beer too long.biggrinbiggrin Or maybe he had?



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I'ma thinkin, FX3....no, nothing to do with Fireball XL5 !

The good old London Taxi cab.....was it Beardsmore, they were small production or Carbodies in the Midlands?



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Still no wine for yow cupcake



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I was looking for some info in this part of the forum, and came across this thread again.

come on Gary, what was it?

dave

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F**k yea Gary, tell all...you cant hold out any longer.....................



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Is there a word that describes that moment when you realise you hadn't replied to an email or text but were convinced you had? (Keep those replies clean) The answer did appear in an issue of CM way back, when a reader got in touch to tell me where the long lever came from.

The answer is Austin A90 Atlantic. Some had electric windows but the manually operated windows used the extended lever. I guess the Atlantic wasn't the success it was supposed to be and a quantity of the levers became available at the right (knockdown) price for Peerless.

That's the good news. The bad news is they are still as rare as ever. In spite of all my searching online, I've only ever found a partially cut lever at Beaulieu Autojumble a few years back. If demand was high enough, I reckon we could get some cast in quality grade aluminium. 

Anyone interested?



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well, it's actually called a 'taxi window'     so fx3 prob, rover 75 pre p4.  (p3 ? )



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The mechanism probably was fitted to other vehicles including Rolls-Royce but the handle I can confirm as A90 Atlantic.



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