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  1. #21 Re: Gear stick upgrade 
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    That is the point Steve, Probably since the dawn of personal transport people have customised their vehicle even to John Lennon's Royce (Ugh, to my mind, but, hey!) If you have enough money Bentley will put a star map in the roof lining of your new car. On the Dellow site I didn't find a dashboard picture. Gut I did like the instrument faces with an anti-clock Rev counter.
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    If you look at the picture of the gearbox you will see a long bolt with a spring on it.

    That has replaced the short bolt that held the detent in.

    Now when you push over for reverse the detent is pushed out of the way thus negating the need to lift the gearstick over said detent.

    The choice of spring is critical as is the length of bolt, a lot of trial and error is required.

    The one I have gives just enough resistance to let me know when I am using reverse.

    I hope this explains how it works.

    Adrian


    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    Perhaps you should consider looking at https://www.dellowregister.co.uk/ to find the history and numerous pictures.

    Listerjp2 has come up with his interpretation (Mk2) it’s interesting, but missing the extra detent to select reverse, and works for a Marina based Marlin Roadster and may well work with Triumph based Roadsters which have the same sort of mechanical assembly and history.

    Dellow have their own history, much older than Marlins, of course they get customised dashboards, but Marlins were always a kit car, so subject to personal interpretation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    Perhaps you should consider looking at https://www.dellowregister.co.uk/ to find the history and numerous pictures.

    Listerjp2 has come up with his interpretation (Mk2) it’s interesting, but missing the extra detent to select reverse, and works for a Marina based Marlin Roadster and may well work with Triumph based Roadsters which have the same sort of mechanical assembly and history.

    Dellow have their own history, much older than Marlins, of course they get customised dashboards, but Marlins were always a kit car, so subject to personal interpretation!

    I would consider it - except that I sold my original Dellow over 20 years ago !
    But I do know what I am talking about, having owned one and helped run the Register in the early years.
    (my unrestored Dellow is already on the Register site BTW - I have spent years seeking photos of and acquiring bits/switches for the original style dash - but that's how I do things.

    "Customised dashboards" are all very well if you don't know what the original looked like -
    but would you buy a Grade 2 listed house and replace all the door hinges with new ones fitted with Phillips screws ?

    Not my cup of tea. But carry on 'customising' if it suits.
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    No, I wouldn't but maybe in the distant past an owner spec'ed a different layout when it was built or during his /her ownership in which case you would be destroying the history and provenance of the car. The Ser1 Landrover club has debates about leaving vehicles as they are complete with patina (dents and scuffs) odd alterations over the years etc.only replacing what cannot be repaired. Or returning it to fresh from the factory, all dated parts etc and indistinguishable from lots of other S1s. Your car your choice. Personally I wouldn't sand and varnish an Elizabethan sideboard, much better in streaky chalky white and blue! (JOKE!)
    PS I own a Brush painted Mongrel S1 and my 30 odd year old Roadster is not much better, but both get used.
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