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 Post subject: Heated screen
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:42 am 
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Anyone knows when the heated screens were first used on works Mini's

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 Post subject: Re: Heated screen
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:18 am 
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I think it was probably January 1964 when Paddy Hopkirk & Raymond Baxter started from Minsk and were developed by Pilkingtons based on aircraft screens. They did not have the silver strips on that event.


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 Post subject: Re: Heated screen
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:41 am 
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hanlminiman wrote:
I think it was probably January 1964 when Paddy Hopkirk & Raymond Baxter started from Minsk and were developed by Pilkingtons based on aircraft screens. They did not have the silver strips on that event.


True, according to Bill Price’s book. These screens had a gold film between the laminations to carry the current. They were not well liked as the drivers found there eyes were drawn to focus on the gold film rather than the road. Spare standard laminated screens were sent to Reims in case any drivers wanted to swap out the heated ones. Two drivers did. I think one was Paddy.
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 Post subject: Re: Heated screen
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:01 am 
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Dearg1275 wrote:
hanlminiman wrote:
I think it was probably January 1964 when Paddy Hopkirk & Raymond Baxter started from Minsk and were developed by Pilkingtons based on aircraft screens. They did not have the silver strips on that event.


True, according to Bill Price’s book. These screens had a gold film between the laminations to carry the current. They were not well liked as the drivers found there eyes were drawn to focus on the gold film rather than the road. Spare standard laminated screens were sent to Reims in case any drivers wanted to swap out the heated ones. Two drivers did. I think one was Paddy.
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That screen was also only heated on the drivers side, unlike the screens that you usually associate with the mini.


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 Post subject: Re: Heated screen
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Thanks all for the replies, so those Lucas screen demisters were used up to 64?

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