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Correct style washer bottles

Post by peterc » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:12 pm

My current windscreen washer bottle has cracked around it’s mounting and is leaking so raises the suggestion should I replace it with a correct looking item. If I said should it be an oval Lucas 5SJ is this the correct style and if so does anyone have the dimensions to enable me to check if I can fit it in the same position as the old unit bearing in mind Gerry’s scuttle is a fair bit lower than an original..
All the units advertised on the web fail to give any sizes.
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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by Roger King » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:30 am

Nope - correct for a UK market RHD COB car would be a glass 2SJ bottle, mounted on the left inner wing adjacent to the fuel pump.

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Re: Correct style washer bottles

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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by peterc » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:41 pm

Thanks Roger,
I had a feeling it might that style as my father had one in his Austin Westminster.
Not sure I like the glass aspect. At least it’s not dangerous like the fuel filter bowl.
Maybe I’ll look to see what the nearest shape available is but in plastic.
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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by Roger King » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:23 pm

Mine’s been in place for 5 years with no problems. However my engine sits quite a bit lower than a Hawk’s does which makes a difference to the proximity of the bottle to the exhaust.

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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by Roger King » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:25 pm

peterc wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:41 pm
Not sure I like the glass aspect. At least it’s not dangerous like the fuel filter bowl.
Fuel filter bowl is metal?

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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by peterc » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:33 pm

Metal definitely, I wouldn’t contemplate a glass one.
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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by Roger King » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:50 am

Should be threaded ‘Fomoco’ steel canister screwed into base of fuel pump.

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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by amulheirn » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:02 pm

I'm a bit late to this thread - I got sold something pretty 'vintage' in a cardboard MOD box that had been rotting in one of Gerry's sheds for many years. He told me was the right thing to fit, so I fitted it. Not got any pics to hand right now, but it definitely isn't a 2SJ.

It is a manually-pumped Trico dashboard button, and a plastic bottle and cage in the engine bay. It was some MOD surplus that he had which (he told me) was correct. I'd wanted a glass bottle but changed my mind after this. I still think the glass bottle looks better - Rinsey Mills doesn't seem to mention windscreen washing, but has one photo that looks like a 2SJ on the bulkhead. I'm not too fussed if it should be on the inner wing or not - it would just look better than the plastic thing I have.

Maybe I'll take the plunge and get one...

By the way Roger - do you know where more proper gearlever trim rings can be acquired? I think they should have FoMoCo on them, and be chromed pressed steel rather than the rather sharp-edged thing I got.

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Re: Correct style washer bottles

Post by KevinW » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:41 pm

Does it look like this ........
First pic just about shows the Trico plunger switch on the arrangement I had for IVA.

These are as rare as hen's teeth, and correct for 427R cars, AFAIK never fitted to 289 cars.

427 F/C and 427 S/C cars had no washer bottle, so I muddied the mark and spend a very long time getting hold of one.
They are now worth an awfl lot mper than the tuppence happ'ny of plastic used to make them
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