Greetings one and all,
Micah and I are in the throes of rebuilding our Mark 10s - The name
“Battlestar Galactica” comes to mind when I am working on mine… Micah is
well ahead with his and doing an outstanding job - you could use the carbs
for mirrors :)) mine will be neat and tidy but won’t win prizes at the
local show for sure.
In the course of acquiring rubber seals I have come across a couple of
anomalies which other 10ers might wish to note. The #3 one was discovered by
Micah - thanks!
These anomalies have been brought to the attention of SNG Barratt (where the
parts were bought in my case).
SNG have responded with supply of new parts for #1 and #2 - thank you gents.
#3 is in process.
SNG Barratt sell Rear quarterlight seals under Jag part BD.17072 (per the
Mark 10 parts book) but the labelling on the packets which arrive show “Mark
When I went to install them they were too short by 120mm.
I think someone has assumed Mark 10 rear quarterlights are the same as the
Mark 2. Wrong!
A similar situation arises with the weather strip which sits inside the
window frame against the glass. Part BD.20010
My four strips arrived. The fronts were perfect. The ones for the rear
were… You guessed, too short!
The packet label shows “Mark 2” “S1” “S2”. I think the same someone has
tried to guess the strips are the same length front and back for Mark 10s.
Oh these darned Jags…
More serious ('cos I have just re-installed the frames, winders, locks etc!)
The front quarterlight (NDV) seals arrived, look great and were quite simple
to install (thanks someone for the warm soapy water trick!).
I was quite proud of the job and the NDV felt quite snug in the seal.
Then Micah advises me that he has a problem with his. I check mine and yes,
Within the main body of the seal, on the diagonal and across the base there
is, on the new ones, a plain rubber face - flat and smooth in which the NDV
On the originals there is a small flap on the surface. This flap engages
with the edge of the NDV glass and seals it.
On the new ones - no extra flap = no seal. Water will pour in.
I’ve written to SNG asking for new ones or possibly a refund. Otherwise I’ve
asked they tell the supplier to re-design the things so that new customers
won’t be disappointed (or misled!).
I would advise Mark2 owners thinking of purchasing new NDV seals to check
with SNG (or Manners or whoever) that the replica NDV seals are correctly
designed before purchasing. (if you’re lucky the seals might be old old
stock and true).
Other than these minor disasters we’re having fun re-discovering boxes full
of odd parts (why were the door handles in the box marked “power
steering”???) and plenty of spiders…
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