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Old 15th February 2013, 18:34   #1
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Default Bullet Powerfold Worm Gears -Order them here at last !

Well after a long and arduous task which has taken me to lots of different companies in lots of different places and over a period of years, I can finally announce success and that I am almost there thanks to excellent service received from a company in Turkey.

The Bullet powerfold mirror motors have 3 gears in them and the company have agreed to make a set of all 3 for around £3 per set which will probably be subject to import tax at 20% plus postage, but a lot cheaper than I could ever have hoped for.

Here is a motor showing the gears, the one shown is the one that wears the most but the other 2 are also visible and will be included in the set




They had a motor sent over by me, their engineers have already looked at what is needed and confirmed that they can make them, and they will be making the prototypes next week which will be fully tested before I place any order.( they already make gears for other car manufacturers )

The only drawback, if there is one, is that I need to order 1000 sets in order to make it worth their while making them. That may sound like a lot but as the sets are so cheap for say £10 -£15 you would have 3/4 sets and help to boost the numbers.

If all those interested with bullet powerfold mirrors all had 4 sets each we would only need 250 members to commit to purchase, and if you are looking to fit powerfolds but dont have them at the moment it would be wise to purchase some gears as spares to preserve the life of your mirrors.

It is fair to say that as the bullet powerfold mirrors become rarer, it will not be easy to replace like for like, and even when you can they will most probably be expensive, so this is a way to keep your mirrors going for a long time and at very little cost by replacing the gears which are the main cause of failure.

If you only want to order 1/2 sets thats fine too, please dont let it put you off ordering if you dont want 4 sets, but it would mean we need to get up to 500 members.

It is unlikely that we would have the demand for another 1000 sets after this initial run as most of us will have spares from this run, so get them whilst you can and consider ordering more than you might need at this low price, both to keep for future spares and to support the project.

I will be doing a comprehensive " How To " with pictures to help members change the gears themselves, which is not difficult if you know one end of a spanner from a screwdriver.

Please note that these gears are only suitable for the earlier bullet type mirrors, and not the later skullcap types as fitted on the later cars.

This is a bullet type





And this is a skullcap







It is sometimes difficult from pictures to tell the difference between the 2 types but the bullets extend further at the back of the mirror which is hopefully visible on the above pictures. ( a couple of the pictures were taken from this site and I hope the original owners wont mind )

For those of you interested there is a big difference between the skullcap mirror motor and the bullett mirror motor


The skullcap motor is a sealed unit and there are no visible screws just rivet heads and 2 channels to insert the electrical connectors. No doubt the unit could be split open to see what is going on inside but it would have to be sealed again and as this is a new motor I dont want to damage it. It appears that these are designed like most things these days and the whole motor would have to be sourced and replaced.

Here is the skullcap motor:







The bullett motor is below, and can be dismantled with a torx driver, making changing the gears a relatively easy fix








I am starting a list below, please say how many sets you want, I will update the list as we go on this first post and we will see how we progress, I will also be putting a thread on the 75 Community and 75 Enthusiasts Forums in order to boost the numbers.


Trebor 12 sets
Swordy 4
Typhoon 190 10 sets
Mark Bonsai 4 sets
Suffolk Boy 4 sets
Parker 4 sets
Bolin 10 sets
Soapy 4 sets
Mel Dawson 10 sets
trimani 4 sets
julien houlton 4 sets
Tim 4 sets
akersj 4 sets
Dominic22 4 sets
Stocktake 35 sets
PEJO 16 sets
Wolves 75 4 sets
trikey 5 sets
mh007 9 sets
Bartonrover 4 sets
racerock3 6 sets
tez75 6 sets
AndreRijo 4 sets
X10Rich 10 sets
Airedale 4 sets
woolleysox 20 sets
milosnikolic 4 sets
phoenix 10 sets
Championdaddy 10 sets
Kevineds 4 sets
Mccano 4 sets
Monkeyboy 10 sets
Galleon 10 sets
Vittese Chris 2 sets
Chris 626 4 sets
Thomas 3 sets
Stitch626 8 sets
BernieM 10 sets
Lathbury 8 sets
Allegroboi 10 sets
Canonite 10 sets
Slav 4 sets
Rover 54 40 sets
Egremont 3 sets
Seancar 37 sets
Egremont 3 sets
Kargate 3 sets
galaxyclass 2 sets
Pete66 4 sets
Ros3 2 sets
Flintstone 3 sets
Sebastienclement 20 sets ( + possibly another 10 )
rrobson 6 sets
roverdog 9 sets
KWIL 4 sets
Baroque Moon 6 sets
Moggies 71 5 sets
Tony (Bens Dad ) 10 sets
radi8or 20 sets
Lucky75owner 6 sets
Lovema75 4 sets
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John Aston 2 sets
onefortheroad 4 sets
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Cumberlandnev 2 sets
Tshirt 4 sets
Undercover 10 sets
Humphshumphs 2 sets
ijustgotone 4 sets
Berkshirelad 4 sets
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Old 15th February 2013, 18:48   #2
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Hello Trebor,
Thank you very much for all your efforts and hard work on this project.

I would like 4 sets when available.

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Old 15th February 2013, 18:52   #3
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Rob.

Absolutely superb work. Us owners are incredibly lucky to have owners such as yourself willing to put themselves out to address issues such as this.

It also make repair rather than replacement miles cheaper, which is a rarity nowadays. Good man!



Count me in for 8 sets minimum please. If you need any help with numbers let me know.
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Old 15th February 2013, 18:54   #4
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Put me down for four sets as well. Superb result.
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Old 15th February 2013, 19:05   #5
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Old 15th February 2013, 19:08   #6
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Fantastic work, I have powerfolds so put me down as well please Rob, four sets I guess

Now can you sort my electric sunblind out please
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Old 15th February 2013, 19:11   #7
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Brilliant work, your efforts are truly appreciated!!

4 sets please!
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Old 15th February 2013, 19:14   #8
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Oh thread now a sticky
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Old 15th February 2013, 19:18   #9
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thanks Phil, list updated at post 1
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Well done don't have powerfolds yet but you can also put me down for a set so this can happen.
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