Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
Polarsilver
Posts: 2665
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:22 pm
Location: Silverstone not far away

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by Polarsilver »

without doubt any early mini needs the sucker onto the windscreen to cut out vibration & the BMC designed three hole securing bracket is the best solution.. i have tried another e-bay 3 Hole Mirror Bracket with fixed stem & that did not have enough mirror stem clearance onto the inner Windscreen.. we all need Gordon onto this subject can anyone give him a nudge to increase his range of excellent items ;)
steve1071
Posts: 2109
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:34 pm
Location: Leeds

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by steve1071 »

Pic of the works set up;
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
mk1
Site Admin
Posts: 19692
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Location: York-ish
Contact:

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by mk1 »

That looks like a "Barnacle" sucker.
User avatar
Tedwong
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:48 pm
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by Tedwong »

This is how it’s looks with the correct Mini bracket and black stem sucker!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Exminiman
Posts: 2564
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:59 am
Location: Berkshire UK

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by Exminiman »

Tedwong wrote: Sat Jan 13, 2024 4:45 am This is how it’s looks with the correct Mini bracket and black stem sucker!
Dont mean to come across as rude, but why is this “correct”?
Catmint
Posts: 640
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:31 am
Location: Vale of Mowbray
Contact:

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by Catmint »

Polarsilver wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 12:56 pm we all need Gordon onto this subject can anyone give him a nudge to increase his range of excellent items ;)
I'm here :D , just had a few manic days. The triangular bracket is pretty straight forward. Doc's method is good and solid, but you need to have a 1/4 die to thread the stem. The adjustable style is more easier to fit at home, just a bigger pain to make my end. The support to the windscreen should be pretty easy to sort, either with one of the black ends if they are still available or an adapter for a clear one

Anyone got an old mirror they could send me to play about with. Doubt I will be able to do anything for a couple of weeks though as trying to get sorted for Bingley

Cheers Gordon
Last edited by Catmint on Sat Jan 13, 2024 9:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Tedwong
Posts: 459
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:48 pm
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by Tedwong »

Exminiman wrote: Sat Jan 13, 2024 6:13 am
Tedwong wrote: Sat Jan 13, 2024 4:45 am This is how it’s looks with the correct Mini bracket and black stem sucker!
Dont mean to come across as rude, but why is this “correct”?
No offense but just want show the bracket and sucker mentioned on page one, looks like when fitted!
Polarsilver
Posts: 2665
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:22 pm
Location: Silverstone not far away

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by Polarsilver »

Gordon , will send you a pm & can drop off a Lucas Mirror with you at Bingley :D
aga2
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:15 pm
Location: Essex

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by aga2 »

Just had a look at mine, many options for this out there but here's another.

Mine has no sucker and appears to have a cast bracket which provides a very rigid mirror support helped by a short mirror stem.
This was fitted a very long time ago so not sure where the arrangement may have been copied from.
Ashley
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
111Robin
Posts: 2524
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:59 pm
Location: Aberdeen Scotland

Re: Lucas 608 Mounting Bracket

Post by 111Robin »

Catmint wrote: Sat Jan 13, 2024 8:52 am
Polarsilver wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 12:56 pm we all need Gordon onto this subject can anyone give him a nudge to increase his range of excellent items ;)
I'm here :D , just had a few manic days. The triangular bracket is pretty straight forward. Doc's method is good and solid, but you need to have a 1/4 die to thread the stem. The adjustable style is more easier to fit at home, just a bigger pain to make my end. The support to the windscreen should be pretty easy to sort, either with one of the black ends if they are still available or an adapter for a clear one

Anyone got an old mirror they could send me to play about with. Doubt I will be able to do anything for a couple of weeks though as trying to get sorted for Bingley

Cheers Gordon
Nice one Gordon, looking forward to see what you come up with.
Post Reply