What a fuss Mr. Disley made about waiting four or five weeks for spare parts–kid’s stuff!
What he really needs to do is to buy a TR6 and let someone bash into his rear trafficator lens. Then the fun will really start! This unfortunate occurrence happened to me on January 2nd, 1970. A replacement lens was ordered. After numerous telephone calls, letters and wrong lenses the correct lens was fitted on September 2nd. Eight months–how about that!! To put it another way–21 million trafficator flashes.
As I was driving to the garage to have the lens fitted I pondered over the possible reason for the delay. Could it be that there are no replacement lenses because no one uses trafficators or lights any more?
Since it was an extremely dark and rainy morning, I decided to put this preposterous theory to the test. I had my lights on (so that I could be seen)–how many other drivers had theirs? After 40 minutes’ driving along busy roads in and around Edinburgh I reached the garage. Total number of vehicles with lights on–six, and they were all Edinburgh Corporation buses.
Why not make lights on cars “extras” since very few people seem to want to use them?
CHARLES MACMILLAN – Edinburgh