SPQR mystery gadget

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SPQR mystery gadget

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I came across these pics recently and have no idea what that little box with switches is for.
Just extra lights?
Love the ashtray on top!
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Its an SPQR remote switch panel.

It's in the catalogue.

https://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/pdf/spqr.pdf

Only one I have ever seen fitted in in VPR470

I have been after one for years.
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Nice! Thank you.
I'll keep an eye out, you never know.
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Made my own back in the 60's as when fully belted couldn't reach centre switches.
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whistler wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:45 am Made my own back in the 60's as when fully belted couldn't reach centre switches.
Ashtray would of been a challenge too :lol:

EDIT, it is a bit of an odd thing, so you moved the ignition switch as well - why? :shock:
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I'm going with purely because where it is now it was in reach, as other have said when belted to any sort of competition seat (period or not) the central switches are harder to reach, I know I run an extended key when competing to be able to re-start the car should I need to.
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Exminiman wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:24 pm
whistler wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:45 am Made my own back in the 60's as when fully belted couldn't reach centre switches.
Ashtray would of been a challenge too :lol:

EDIT, it is a bit of an odd thing, so you moved the ignition switch as well - why? :shock:
Rally seat right back and full harness, couldn't reach ign switch or wiper/ lights.
Fitted spots switches and rev. light switch. Mine fitted flat on door bin with an angled raised panel for switches etc.
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Same car - it came with plenty more gadgets.
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Motortune dash, SPQR gear change and that seat material looks like the stuff off the Sprinzel seats I’ve had.
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