Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Photo of this method to adapt the Lucas Mirror & now looking at this photo realise that i need to change the screws into the cant rail :oops:
probably did not have correct countersunk screw at the time & now cannot remember the thread size :roll: Q what is the thread size into cant rail ?
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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3/16 UNF or 2BA fits too.
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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I believe this one has the original Mini style bracket. http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?f=5& ... =Lucas+608
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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The one above does. This is a 2 hole pressed steel bracket that fits straight over 2 of the 3 normal mounting holes.
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Not exactly up to the standard of Dr.Mabo but should be ok. The stem is brass so I couldn't weld it to my home made bracket, resorted to JB Weld. Not ideal but worth a try (still to be painted)
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Tupers wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:18 pm I believe this one has the original Mini style bracket. http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?f=5& ... =Lucas+608

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Any idea where these can be obtained from ?.
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Would that sort of bracket and fitting pass any sort of current safety criteria? I'm not one of the 'elf 'n safety inn'it' gang, but dear o' deary me, that's a recipe for shredding a forehead and eye socket in an accident
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Peter Laidler wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:55 pm Would that sort of bracket and fitting pass any sort of current safety criteria? I'm not one of the 'elf 'n safety inn'it' gang, but dear o' deary me, that's a recipe for shredding a forehead and eye socket in an accident
None of the car would pass todays safety criteria so I don't see what difference it makes.
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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Peter Laidler wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 6:55 pm Would that sort of bracket and fitting pass any sort of current safety criteria? I'm not one of the 'elf 'n safety inn'it' gang, but dear o' deary me, that's a recipe for shredding a forehead and eye socket in an accident
Don't think there was a safety requirement up until about 1965 when the mirrors had to be 'breakable' on impact i.e most of them became plastic.

The twin oblong hole mount is as fitted to Aston DB5/6.
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Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

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This mirror has the exact same collet type stem adaptor and screw hole spacing as mine so looks a likely source. This is Holdens but probably available elsewhere for less if anyone is looking for an adaptor. The screw spacing is 31mm so doesn't fit the three hole arrangement but possibly would fit earlier cars with the two hole mirror attachment ?. Another option on Ebay, 39mm hole spacing.
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