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    Cigar Lighter

    Saw this cigar lighter installed on a BT7 offered on BaT today:





    Odd thing is, my BJ7 came from the cigar-smoking original owner with the exact same lighter with the word "LITER" on the knob. I always thought it was a generic add-on, but know I wonder if the dealers had them to offer as an option. Anyone ever seen another?
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Rick, do you not have an OD?
    My BJ7 came with a liter also. Black knob but mounted in a hole above the heater controls. I think it was installed on this side of the pond I filled the hole and covered it with dash material.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by RestoreThemAll View Post
    Rick, do you not have an OD?
    My BJ7 came with a liter also. Black knob but mounted in a hole above the heater controls. I think it was installed on this side of the pond I filled the hole and covered it with dash material.
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    The car did have an OD until I put the V8 in it, now it just has a 5 speed. The liter was installed between the screen washer and grab handle.

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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    That's very close to where mine was but not exact. I'll try to find a old pic
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Doesn't show liter, only the socket above the heater.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Anderson /Moment restoration guide says that there was a cigar lighter listed as a factory option but not illustrated in the parts book showing where it would be mounted.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

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    Yes liters were an option but not factory installed so dealers or owners like me placed them where they wanted too.

    In my BJ8 Ilocated mine in the lower left hand corner of the glove compartment dash to offset the windsheld pomp on the other side.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Healey Rick, Is that your choke pull? Strange place for it. I thought most of the pulls that were mounted on the dash were just to the right of the key. Was your's moved to accommodate your V8?
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Glasgow View Post
    Healey Rick, Is that your choke pull? Strange place for it. I thought most of the pulls that were mounted on the dash were just to the right of the key. Was your's moved to accommodate your V8?
    That is the choke pull, which occupies a hole the previous owner drilled for something long forgotten. It just happened to line up perfectly with the choke lever on the Holley four-barrel. The original hole for the choke pull is now occupied by the long-handled dipping switch for the headlamps, that was moved from the floor due to the narrowing of the footwells. Sorry, you'll have to turn your head a bit.

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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    My BJ8 had a cigar lighter placed on right side of centre panel. The lighter itself was missing and I removed the lighter body when renovating the car.
    Later when I bought the certificate of the car from British Motor Heritage Trust I was amused to read the factory option of "Cigar Lighter" installed.
    I have now a NOS BMC cigar lighter in stock assuming it was the one installed, but I am not really sure.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bustren View Post
    My BJ8 had a cigar lighter placed on right side of centre panel. The lighter itself was missing and I removed the lighter body when renovating the car.
    Later when I bought the certificate of the car from British Motor Heritage Trust I was amused to read the factory option of "Cigar Lighter" installed.
    I have now a NOS BMC cigar lighter in stock assuming it was the one installed, but I am not really sure.


    Cigar lighter.jpg
    The only BJ8 lighters I’ve seen were installed below the washer push button on a bracket. I have an original(best to my knowledge).
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Is Liter the metric equivalent of Lighter?

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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Oritt View Post
    Is Liter the metric equivalent of Lighter?
    I laughed at that spelling, too. That lighter knob is so unusual that I couldn't believe it when I saw it show up on the BaT car. Reminds me of a 1995 Z/28 I had that had a "CHECK GAGES" light. Drove me crazy every time it lit up. So much so that I'd yell "Check Spelling!" at it.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Most of the pictures I have seen show the lighter center installed above the heater controls. It would be a good question for the experts on where it was installed from the factory. I believe the item AHH5759 was a Smiths. Attached are pictures of a lighter off a ‘58 - The base of the metal has “Smiths Motor Accessories Limited England” Stamped and a black Bakelite knob and removable black insulating cover. Markings on the lighter were SK76064/27 (likely Smiths part number) and 12V.
    The concours guide isn’t very helpful here and only lists it as optional. 3F2A2C23-F305-4ED3-950F-72B744068849.jpg1D458278-E2A6-426D-9718-1D0AD4A949ED.jpg9E13ABC7-0703-4432-BA38-FC0F4DC23DEB.jpg621FAD1F-CFA9-4901-89E4-3F17F26F9027.jpg

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    Re: Cigar Lighter

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    They were never factory installed , only done by dealers or owners .
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    That is the choke pull, which occupies a hole the previous owner drilled for something long forgotten. It just happened to line up perfectly with the choke lever on the Holley four-barrel. The original hole for the choke pull is now occupied by the long-handled dipping switch for the headlamps, that was moved from the floor due to the narrowing of the footwells. Sorry, you'll have to turn your head a bit.

    Does your Speed Pilot work?
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67BJ8 View Post
    Does your Speed Pilot work?
    Nope, but it looks cool as heck.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    Nope, but it looks cool as heck.
    Mine works, I tested it but haven’t installed it, yet. I pulled it out of a junkyard from a Saab. I think the Saab was a Rally version they made and I grabbed all the cables, etc.
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    Re: Cigar Lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67BJ8 View Post
    Mine works, I tested it but haven’t installed it, yet. I pulled it out of a junkyard from a Saab. I think the Saab was a Rally version they made and I grabbed all the cables, etc.
    Mine was in a pile of parts the seller had when I bought the car. Between my GPS driven speedo and Ford transmission, there's no way I could figure out how to make it operable. Take a look at what they sell for on UK eBay.
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