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Old 10-10-12, 04:47 PM
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I am missing one of the AW Chapman Birmingham badges that are glued on the end of the seat recliner levers. Does anyone have a spare? I want the 411 looking just perfect on the Classic Car of the Year stand at the NEC!!!!

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Old 10-10-12, 05:15 PM
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They were normally these ! and are available on the dreaded ebay !

LEVEROLL SEAT KNOB EMBLEM AC ACE ACECA COBRA BRISTOL | eBay
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Old 10-10-12, 05:22 PM
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Blimey - not paying that! Interesting that it has the Fulham address and my original one is Birmingham so would not work anyway but thanks for the link.

If anyone does have a spare one then a bottle of wine will be the reward!
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I think your "original" one may be the wrong one ! They are like hens teeth and I even thought of having a batch made, but the tooling costs a fortune and not a high demand.

Hope you get lucky
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So should they be LEVEROLL from NW6 or Recaro from B'Ham ?

You could always just remove the "original" one and most people would be none the wiser.

My 411 S5 doesn't have them and there's no indication that they were ever there!
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Old 11-10-12, 04:16 AM
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I would guess that it's Leveroll to at least 411 S3 and maybe the other one later !

I could check tomorrow if I cared :-) I'm pretty sure the S5 had them

You need to have your head in the foot well to read them !
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On closer inspection, on the drivers side of my car the black plastic knob has raised lettering on the end which says "KEIPER LIZENZ RECARO"

The knob on the passenger side is a smooth round black plastic with no identifying marks.

There is no indication that the knob on either side has had anything glued to it.

So it looks like the recliner mechanism was licenced to Recaro by Keiper, but there is nothing to say where it was made.

This is on a 411 S5
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Old 12-10-12, 10:16 AM
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The Recaro one is the same as my Astons so pretty sure it is correct - and it was still glued on the drivers side! I think the company changed hands in the late 1960s so these were probably from an old batch still being used in 1972 by Bristol. Bit like my engine, made in 1970.

The Aston certainly has them both sides and there is a glue residue on the passenger side so am certainly missing one of them. Will continue the hunt - I do like a challenge!!!!
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Take one from the less desirable Aston :-) At least for the competition !

Another problem solved.
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This is what mine looks like on the drivers side - see attached photo.

Is there any writing on the knob where the cap is missing?
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Old 12-10-12, 02:35 PM
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That's the completely different mechanism to the earlier 411's and the same as early 412's - no badge on them
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