Mystery over-rider. Any guesses?

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Old English White
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Mystery over-rider. Any guesses?

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I have garage full of old car parts. Mostly BMC. Among it all, whilst searching for something else which I haven't been able to find, I have unearthed a pair of over-riders. I am generally pretty good at recognising bits and pieces but these have me stumped and so I am putting the question out there to all the forum members who, I know, not only have wide knowledge of all things but also enjoy a challenge! They are new/old stock but have no labels or part numbers on them.
No prize I'm afraid other than my gratitude but IF anyone knows what they are from and actually needs a pair, they will be available for a very reasonable price!

It measures 225mm (or a little under 9inches) from top to bottom.
Happy to add further photos if they'll help....

Cheers!
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Closest I could find is Hillman Minx Series III

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Thanks Stuart, That looks more than a possibility doesn't it. I've no idea why I'd have anything for a Minx but there is more than a similarity there ;)

Next question. Has anybody got an old Minx which needs some overriders to finish it off nicely :lol:
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I was wondering if they were Elf or Hornet but it seems not as my pal in York has just had these beauties re-plated.
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The Elf/Hornet ones look very similar to those on the 1960s Sprite Mk2 and Midget but I know they are different.
They must be hard to get hold of because they are so often missing!

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Old English White , on facebook there a groop called ( Roots Group ) Classic roots cars , i bet they would be interested in those .

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Thank for that Goff. That might be a useful contact :) . I don't do/understand facebook but somebody younger in the family probably does :oops:
It would be good to find a home for them.

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Old English White , My spelling gets better ( i wrote Roots group instead of the proper name ROOTES group ) I follow them so ill post it up to see if anyone knows of the mk1 forum to take a look at the over riders . I have posted the photos for you Old English White and told them about the mk1 forum on Rootes Group facebook.



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Many thanks Goff. That's very decent of you. Cheers, Richard.

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This jogged my memory, I thought I had an overrider somewhere but at least it's in a part numbered box, A40, mk2 I think.

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