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Re: Which mirror is best?

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Subject: Re: Which mirror is best?
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 10:01:27 -0700
This is a tougher question than it appears. My 66 has the 4" chrome bullet
mounted just forward of the windscreen. This is an almost useless location
for this mirror -- it doesn't stick out far enough outboard, and is
partially obscured by the vent window and windshield frames. The chrome on
this mirror is also enormously susceptible to pitting (even in CA) -- I've
gone through 2 of them.

I finally bought one of the flat round chrome mirrors on a stalk, which I
was thinking of mounting on the door, since I sit well back in the cockpit.
But first I would need to patch up the largish hole in the wing occupied by
the bullet mirror.

on 10/5/04 9:22 AM, Douglas Gaither at wrote:

> I have a '66 MGB that will be on the road within the next month.  I
> need to purchase a driver side mirror.  I had the previous mirror holes
> filled in when the car was painted.  I am not concerned about
> originality.  This car will be a daily driver.  I've spent quite a bit
> of time driving my father's '73B with the mirrors that are
> spring-loaded and will rotate 90 degrees if needed.  These are kinda
> cool and I'm comfortable with them.
> It appears that Moss does not have these spring-loaded mirrors.  So,
> has anyone out there tried those bullet style mirrors with 3"
> flat/convex or 4" flat mirrors?  What about the Raydot racing mirrors?
> Are the original style (for a '66) just as good?
> What type of mirrors do you guys really like?
> Doug Gaither


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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