Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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The mirror I have features this mounting bracket using a collet style end with a clamping nut to secure it to the mirror stem. Is this a standard 608 part that has been modified to accept a two hole plate for the Mini ?. Unfortunately as the offset of the holes is a lot smaller than that on my Mk2 I can't use this bracket. I can obviously try to make something myself to replace the plate but thought I'd asked incase there is something else available as a direct replacement with either a wider plate with slotted holes or even the full three hole arrangement as per the standard mirror bracket.
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That looks home made to me Robin. :?
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there is a market potential for Gordon to make these Lucas Mirror adaptors to fit a mk1 Mini .. i would place an order for 2off
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Polarsilver wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 6:37 pm there is a market potential for Gordon to make these Lucas Mirror adaptors to fit a mk1 Mini .. i would place an order for 2off
ditto ,me as well...
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Do all Mk1s just have a two screw fitment for the mirror ?. My Mk2 has the three screw arrangement and the offset of the two holes on the underside of the cant rail is a lot wider than the bracket shown (42mm vs 30mm, approx.).
I would also purchase one from Gordon if he ever makes these. There must surely be quite a demand.
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steve1071 wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:40 pm Have a look here;

http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?t=7081
Yes I looked through that before I posted. Ultimately I'll probably end up doing something similar.
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Mine uses the same 2 screw fitting as this one;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/176009367529 ... media=COPY

I have seen the sucker and stem off a barnacle mirror used as well to steady the 608 stem. Think some of the later works cars had this mod. Might have a pic somewhere I’ll add. 👍
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steve1071 wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:40 pm Have a look here;

http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?t=7081
What a perfect solution :D
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Exminiman wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:44 am
steve1071 wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:40 pm Have a look here;

http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?t=7081
What a perfect solution :D
Thank you ;)

This is how they look freshly chromed 8-)
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