This post on the continuing Sprint saga owes more to Mme. Glynskette than to me!
You are aware that there have been electrical problems to solve, with some being pure repair/rectification but this component was one of my main concerns and targets as the main parts are impossible to find.
They are the indicator repeater light bulb holders mounted, obviously, on each wing and subject to all sorts of water and salt corrosion - particularly as the last person to touch them stuck them on with mastic!
The total assembly looks, I think, very 'period' and like an arrow - an obvious designer's masterpiece giving the impression of movement.
Interestingly the outer 'arrow' shape is stainless steel which must be one of the first uses of this...
...material in a mass produced car - I wish the rest of it was as well!
So, back to the inner bulb holder.
After a thorough degrease and paint strip in a tin full of cellulose paint stripper (for the benefit of Engine Room and his coffee addiction I would mention that I always and only use old Illy tins in the garage)
they emerged clean and mostly shiny but with serious corrosion to the holder part itself.
As usual with old cars, someone somewhere has the bits you want and it is just a case of finding them, but new ones!! However, thanks to a little help from my friends (thanks Rog)
I found some new lamp holders which fiitted the inner part of the assembly and duly fitted them.
Enter Mme Glynskette (stage left) wielding my dad's very old 'whittlers' set of X-acto blades and holders(probably a collectors item in itself according to Rog who knows about these things and tried to steal them) to begin the specialised work
More soon on her sterling and skilful efforts.
Yours, diablog, seeing light at the end of the tunnel