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    '63 Beetle, '68 Land Rover Series 2, '55 Triumph TR 2

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  1. Thanks for the input. Good to know. that the orignal was aluminum. It is just that I have expected a part which can be upholstered and installed with minor adjustments to make. So "junk" in my understan ing does not mean, that I have a problem with aluminum but the fact, that I need to do major rework including cutting.... The side cappings are fiber class and they just fit perfect. If there was a fitting fiber class alternative for the rear capping, I would prefer it to a aluminum piece of jun.. ÄÄhh originality... Cheers Oliver
  2. Hi There, my cockpit rear pannel/capping was missing and I have ordered replacement for upholstery and installation. (the middle capping at the rear of the cockpit) The part provided was aluminum and of very poor quality. It would require major rework, cut and bending and is not more than (expensive) raw material for this job. All my other cappings are fibre class and fit very well. Can anybody recommend a parts source for a decent quality fibre class part ? All sources known to me do only offer the aluminum junk... Input welcome Cheers Oliver
  3. Hi all, I have further investigated. 0) Basic Situation: Gauge connected to Voltage Regulator, Earth and Sender terminal:--> With ignition on it jumps to "Full" after 30 sec it jumps up and down from empty to full . 1) Sender unit disconnected and Batterie direct to the gauge battery terminal (without VR) - Gauge reads full - Then Earth to the Sender Terminal - gauge reads empty. --> I read that the gauge itself should be all right (see attached doc) 2) Now, Sender unit re-connected, batterie still directly connecetd without VR (Bobs proposal/ TR2 wiring spec):
  4. Yes, your PL700 Version ans supply obviousely different to mine...
  5. ufff - I am blind now
  6. There are indeed two different PL700 types on the market - however no difference in Price (LHD Versions) https://www.limora.com/de/catalogsearch/result/?q=PL700 The cheap looking versíon seems to have no Logo at all... The Valeo+LED beam looks impressive (propably only blind squirrels in this area now? :-)
  7. As maybe spotted on the earlier picture, I have followed Bobs recommendation and have exchanged the front indicators as well to the White glass lense (had orange plastic caps) I have decided to keep the standard bulbs, and have the park lights integrated into the Tripods now. Nevertheless, I have installed the twin bulbs and have connected both to the indicator. Means I now have a 21+5W indicator bulb. Not a big difference but stilll a small improvement...
  8. Hi All, As promised, the beam pictures of my PL700s (not fine adjusted yet). Looks quite all right to me ? Community thoughts welcome - maybe I can recover the reputation of the ole PL700 ? (Just for the beauty of the PLs, I would rather tape a pair of Maglights on the Fenders than going back to the Boschs Cheers Oliver
  9. The total was 192 GBP, shipping (14,50 GBP) included. I could have purchased the pair for a good deal from Limora at 140 GBP but without the parking lights integrated which are mandatory (and which I did not want to integrate into the indicator lights with an LED solution). Thanks again for the hint! "Beauty cannot always be for free" - as my wife tends to say when expaining the hair stylist bills to me .....
  10. Hi There , I have received and installed my PL700' yesterday. Will have to validate beam patterns at darkness tonight but first check did not show significant negative observations... Back to back test during Installation (left-right) did not show less light efficiency compared to the Boschs previously installed (and the tree tops were not illuminated) I have however to admitt, that I have observed (in general) a quite low beam at idling which just lights up when driving.I still have the original generator installed. Is this normal or should I expect full light efficiency at id
  11. Thanks All for the Input, I have now ordered a pair PL700 with park light at vintagecarparts. Had a friedly call with them before and it is as Melcom described, they have to rework it. The PL700 Repros available (the version with the Lucas PL 700 logo in the middle not the cheaper alternative) seem to be of good reproduction quality and have H4 bulbs fitted. I will Report back once I have them in Hand. I am still optimistic the TÜV will love them as well. (He only has to every 2 years) If he shouldn't, I may temorarely present the edgy Boschs currently installed and make him feel bad
  12. Hi All, I am still pursuing the idea of replacing my ugly and edgy Bosch head lights with the PL700. It is available with H4 and I think there should not be too many compromises regarding light efficiency... https://www.limora.com/de/tripod-scheinwerfer-199973.html The Problem is however, that the PL700 I have spotted, does not include a park light. (Having the clear lenses with orange bulbs for the indicator lights, I do not have the Option of using these as a park light - unless I would be willing to convert to two Color function LEDs - which I am not). Questions: Ha
  13. Gordon, Thanks a lot! (I hopde you did not disassemble the car in order to take the Picture for me ?) Cheers Oliver
  14. Hi There, I am in the process of optimizing and beautifying my hoodframe and have realized that the rear Panel in the Cockpit (12) was missing. I have ordered replacement but appreciated Information of how this is attached to the Body (the spare parts catalogues do not Show the nuts and bolts for this....) Further, how are the Frame webbings (6) attached to the body ? Reference Pictures and Input very welcome...
  15. Thank Y'all for the Input! Just for the avoidance of doubt: It Looks like all gauges are connected to the stabilizer but with only the fuel gauge jumping. (The needle really jumps up and down fast like a seismograph)
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