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#1 2016-11-09 12:30:00

George
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1934 Austin 12 dashboard hole

I have a 1934 Austin 12 Open Road Tourer I am restoring. On the dashboard there is a hole at the bottom left, the mirror position of the starting button and the same size.

Would anyone be able to tell me what is meant to go in this hole?

Thanks

#2 2016-11-09 15:21:59

2574_Stephen_Voller
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From: Polegate, East Sussex
Registered: 2013-01-04
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Re: 1934 Austin 12 dashboard hole

Hi,
Based on my 1935 12/4 Ascot, if at the far left then choke control mounting hole.
On my 12/4 Ascot the instrument panel is effectively divided in two - half either side of the steering column.
If the hole was placed centrally-ish on the left hand panel it would be for the switch to illuminate the instruments. 
Regards,
Steve V.

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#3 2016-11-11 17:22:30

George
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Re: 1934 Austin 12 dashboard hole

Thanks for your reply Steve. My choke control (should I say 'strangler'?) has been mounted right in the middle of the car between the glovebox and  the dash. Above it is a light which is suspect is not standard. Do you have anything in this middle car position?

#4 2016-11-12 17:22:21

2574_Stephen_Voller
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From: Polegate, East Sussex
Registered: 2013-01-04
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Re: 1934 Austin 12 dashboard hole

OK George.
Yes strangler!
I only have the push out windscreen over centre folding stay hinge in the middle.
Your Open Road Tourer may very well be different.
If you could post up a photo of your arrangement it would be easier for myself or someone else who has your version to offer further info.
Steve V.

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#5 2017-08-23 14:06:31

8993_George_Black
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Registered: 2016-12-01
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Re: 1934 Austin 12 dashboard hole

I have an update on this, it turns out that the reason the dash is puzzling is because it is for a different Austin! I can email pictures if anyone is interested.

So now the question is: Does anyone have an Austin L12 pressed metal dash?

Either to buy/keep or to borrow to use as a template. I also have a spare mystery dash if anyone can use it. Thanks.

Last edited by 8993_George_Black (2017-08-23 14:07:25)

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