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Rigamortice’s original gearshift boot was looking a little worse for wear.

 

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Thought I’d brave the local Pick-a-part to find a suitable boot.  I couldn’t believe it when I discovered the whole place was filled up with bloody automatics!

All I could find was this plastic monstrosity.

 

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Someone donated a cool “new old stock” MGA boot…..I think it’s my current favourite.

 

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Any comments or suggestions appreciated.

https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/49843-sr2%E2%80%99s-1947-vauxhall-%E2%80%9Crigamortice%E2%80%9D-discussion-thread/

 

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Time to sort out the hand brake linkage.

It’s a big under the dash ratchetty thing that looks like it came from a 1920’s Allis Chambers bulldozer.

 

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The original Bowden cable was extremely gunked up so I taped a funnel to one end and started flushing it with kerosene.

 

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The amount of sludge that came out was very impressive………

 

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It had a grease nipple in the middle (as they did in those days) so I pumped it full of grease.

 

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Found a fire-wall grommet that sort of worked and re-fitted the cable.

 

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