Indicator stalk

Mk1 Minis have the cute indicator stalk with the flashing light at the end. Ours still had the original stalk, but the button on the end had been replaced with a lump of black-painted chewing gum (or something like that).

Now, we *could* buy a new indicator lever…

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But where’s the fun in that. Instead, we decided to replace the black plastic tip with something altogether more fabulous.

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Ebay has a huge variety of acrylic beads intended for jewellery. We bought a few different types (total expense: about $5), but this one is the winner- gold leaf, cream-coloured swirls, but mostly transparent. The transparency is important because, one bright green LED later…

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