Welcome to you and Berty.
Ah, the great bonnet spare wheel mount.
Shouldn't say it too loudly here but have one of those (modified) on a second boot lid for the MX5 so we could have a spare when went touring.
Something which will become possible again in Australia soon.
Have also used them on...
No personal experience as our Series1 steering is manual, but enclose an interchange from RoverCarClubAustralia website which seems pertinent.
Don't know whether Nulon is available to you.
"On 1 Oct 2021, at 7:04 am, .....wrote:
Leaking profusely . Actually works OK if you can keep the fluid...
Series 1 cars are designed around Static belts.
Series 11 have cutout in front seats to accommodate Inertia Reels, but AFIK no change to the rears. Even fitting statics is a PITA and it is very difficult to get them to hang on their retaining hooks.
You could try paint free aluminium.
I ran our "summer bonnet" that way for a while. Had to have the paint stripped to get the flutes put in and just kept it that way for a year or so.
Didn't look bad but no-one liked it!
Boy that is bad.
I have a slight split in mine which we have managed to tape and glue up, with a new one in the boot (trunk) bought locally - well Mark in central Victoria - to be put on in due course.
Just as a matter of interest did you refill with engine oil or have you taken the greasing...
Yep, just wasn't sure when you said "Down here coreflute is not nearly robust enough".
I'd actually bought the corflute at Bunnings to use on the grandkids' cubby house, now demolished, and then thought it might be suitable for the boot lid. It's actually 6+ years ago, time flies.
Put in LEDs...
Not sure where "down here" is but perhaps it is the rougher side of the city? Anyhow the coreflute pictured (sorry about the quality of the pics) has been in for over 5 years so far, though admittedly I don't subject it to overly rough treatment.
Interestingly and surprisingly the townhouse we...