Starting Handle

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Despatcher55
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Starting Handle

Postby Despatcher55 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:41 pm

I have just purchased a 1971 ex BT van which i am currently restoring to a British Caledonian Airways livery ( One on view at Brooklands).
The one thing missing is a Starting handle !!! Can anyone help out I can collect or pay costs and postage. I live in Bognor Regis.
Thanks George :D

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Re: Starting Handle

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:31 pm

I bought one from David Manners , Birmingham.

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Re: Starting Handle

Postby irmscher » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:59 pm

Ebay

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Re: Starting Handle

Postby simmitc » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 am

Welcome to the world of Minor ownership, and the forum. When you join the MMOC you will get a copy of the magazine "Minor Matters" in which many specialist suppliers will be advertising, and most will be able to sell you everything that you need. ou will also fins details for the Club spares, and Bryan will almost certainly have some starting handles available. If you come to the National Rally (22nd/23rd June) then you should be able to pick up a handle without any problem and have a great day/weekend out too.

In short, handles are readily available. We look forward ot seeing the van :)

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Re: Starting Handle

Postby PoolGuy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:08 am

Welcome, nice to see another van.

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Re: Starting Handle

Postby myoldjalopy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:56 am

Unless originality is paramount to you, and you want the later red type with a wheel brace at the other end, try and find a (black) handle from a SII as these have a sleeve on the bit you grasp, which rotates as you crank. Kinder to the hands! Of course, don't wrap your thumb around the handle as you might instinctively do - keep your thumb on the same side as your fingers when cranking to minimise any injury should the engine kick back 8)

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Re: Starting Handle

Postby Despatcher55 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:05 pm

Thanks for the help everyone


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