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Seat mounting frame orientation

PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:32 pm

Simple question, I have two seats and two mounting frames for my early Plus 2. Which side should the adjustment lever be on, the sill side or the gearbox side. I guess it?s not vital, but might as well have it correct,
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:40 pm

Mine is on tunnel/left side in the driver's (rhd) and think on the left side for the passenger too.
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 pm

Just been to check my Jan 68 RHD +2 and the Drivers Lever moves to the left towards tunnel and the passenger moves to the right, again towards the tunnel.

So yes they are handed.
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:18 pm

Thanks for that, I'll fit the seats tomorrow - something for the wife to sit in while helping bleed the brakes!
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:35 am

Bigbaldybloke wrote:Big milestone today, started the engine for the first time since January 1985 :-)


Congratulations, a major milestone achieved. :D
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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:02 pm

Congrats Triple-B!!! :D :D :D

I'm envious; mine was last started in December 2015 but starting it still feels far away right now.
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