Metal circle on windscreen!

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#1 Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by Jonny XKE » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:29 pm

I should know this I'm sure and its probably a daft question .. however on windscreen there is a round metal object on the windscreen near where the rear view mirror is. Its got a hole in the middle of it. What the heck is this?! :helpsign:
S1.5 FHC 4.2 OSB 1968
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#2 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by Durango2k » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:40 pm

Possibly parking disc holder ?

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#3 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by 1954Etype » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:45 pm

Sounds like the mount for a series 2 rear view mirror. I wouldn’t try to remove it!
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#4 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by Jonny XKE » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:17 pm

It's a 1968 series 1.5
This is a pic of it


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#5 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by Jonny XKE » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:34 pm

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#6 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by 1954Etype » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:53 pm

Yep, that’s a mirror mount
Angus 65 OTS 1E11497. 67 FHC 1E33656

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#7 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by Jonny XKE » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:54 pm

What's non standard? The rear view mirror or mount/ windscreen?!
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#8 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by tim wood » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:42 pm

That’s exactly what was present on my imported series 1.5 - a mirror fixing
I didn’t like it and wanted to fit the more normal mirror mounted on the central rod.

Took the gamble and with a piece of hardwood pressed against it gave it a tap with a hammer and off it came.
Fair job to remove the residual adhesive though.
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#9 Re: Metal circle on windscreen!

Post by Jonny XKE » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:22 am

Not sure I'm brave enough to knock it off! So did series 1.5's have a series 2 mirror. I know of all the other differences and I know some had all of these and some had a few. However never knew about this difference.
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