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 on: May 13, 2021, 05:43:11 PM 
Started by Nigel - Last post by peteracs

I have never seen a rubber mounted one, so all I can add is if the metal cover plate is bonded in then the screen will be bonded. I am not sure if the rubber ones actually still have the metal surround?


 on: May 13, 2021, 05:40:01 PM 
Started by droptop - Last post by peteracs

Thought you might find this video interesting, guy goes on a little, but worth a watch if you are interested in power steering as an option.


 on: May 13, 2021, 05:11:56 PM 
Started by Nigel - Last post by Nigel
Hi Andrew,

Interesting question.
I reckon, without the benefit/hindsight of weighing it before installation, that it's
probably similar to the factory one.
The material is obviously lighter, but much thicker [2mm].
I haven't driven it yet!

Email sent about another topic.

 on: May 13, 2021, 04:45:00 PM 
Started by Nigel - Last post by Nigel
I should have acknowledged your reply earlier.....

Thanks for that. Can you tell from these pics whether I have a bonded or rubber-mounted screen?

My rear window trim appears identical....and I want to remove just the trim for rust repairs.
A previous reply from Ian [Squigly] suggested the 'dental floss' method, I assume using a thin wire thingy.


 on: May 13, 2021, 12:09:26 PM 
Started by Nigel - Last post by Sandro
Nice Work Nigel!

Is there a discernable weight difference, noticeable when driving ? )

( curious )


 on: May 13, 2021, 10:27:32 AM 
Started by DARREN BETA. I.E - Last post by WestonE
Hi Neil

You have email including VIN and build date number which I think Rod at TMH has worked out.

Please let me know if you need more.



 on: May 13, 2021, 08:22:16 AM 
Started by DARREN BETA. I.E - Last post by rossocorsa
The 1981 records that I have are incomplete due to a change over to joint records with Fiat, in some cases I think that only Fiat heritage might have the information or with a monte pininfarina as they were the actual manufacturer something which DVLA are unlikely to understand.

 on: May 13, 2021, 08:03:14 AM 
Started by DARREN BETA. I.E - Last post by Neil-yaj396
So how do I prove build date for my S2 Montecarlo? I have a VIN number and the mysterious build numbers behind the right headlight.
I know S2 Montecarlo build started January 1980 and stopped September 1981.

As I understand it to be eligible for historic status and tax free it needs to have been built before January 1981.

Can Neil validate this directly or does he need help from Rod at TMH for example?

The car is registered in 1983, but as we know that has nothing to do with build date.

Help gratefully received. I am in the LMC and tax is due in August this year.




Email a copy of your V5 and a photo of the chassis plate to and I'll have a look. I'll need your postal address for the letter too.

DVLA had a little spat about the last Monte I did, but the owner had wound them up with an email from Pininfarina which they objected to (God knows why!) and demanded the relevant page from Glasses Car Check. This is useless as it only quotes the prefix of Lancia VINs.....


 on: May 12, 2021, 11:10:49 PM 
Started by GerardJPC - Last post by peteracs
Hi Gerard

Good man!


 on: May 12, 2021, 11:07:07 PM 
Started by JohnFol - Last post by peteracs
Hi Graham

In answer, yes the ballast resistor will limit the voltage on the coil in a direct ratio to the ballast and coil impedance. However the question is why have a ballast resistor if a coil rated at 12V nominal is available? That is why I wondered if the ballast was added to protect the electronic ignition (and use a lower voltage rated coil?). On the points system there is as you would expect no ballast resistor, just a 12V coil.


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