Lotus Elan

bobbins (thread inserts)

PostPost by: davidallen » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:57 am

Hi,

I brought a spare bonnet (hood?) for my +2 in case I made a hash of getting
my original one to fit correctly.

My "new" bonnet is an early example with no hand holes in the back edge and
has been fitted as it has been painted a couple of times.

However, the bobbins (thread inserts) are made from brass hexagons, not
aluminum ovals as on my car. Was this normal for the earlier cars?

Just curious.

David

PS I may not need it now, so if it is any use to any one else they can have
it for what I paid for it, ?15, + P&P.


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PostPost by: "Brian Goodison" » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:23 am

--- In ***@***.***, "ALLEN, David" <[email protected]>
wrote:

However, the bobbins (thread inserts) are made from brass hexagons,
not

aluminum ovals as on my car. Was this normal for the earlier cars

I once bought some replacment bobbins from one of the
suppliers...Neals or Mattys, cant remember which but they were brass,
I could be wrong but I think the originals were alloy and your bonnet
has had other fitted.
Brian.
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PostPost by: Arno Church » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:24 pm

Brian

Brass is an alloy , the original bobbins were aluminium ( aluminum for you
guys Stateside)



Best wishes

Arno

Ex 67 Elan dhc

I once bought some replacment bobbins from one of the
suppliers...Neals or Mattys, cant remember which but they were brass,
I could be wrong but I think the originals were alloy and your bonnet
has had other fitted.
Brian.
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PostPost by: "Brian Goodison" » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:36 pm

--- In ***@***.***, "Arno Church" <[email protected]> wrote:
Brian

Brass is an alloy ,

No Arno, in the U.K. "Brass" is money!
Best regards,
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PostPost by: zuckerlowe » Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:17 am

Hi david,
I'd be interested in the bonnet if it's a flat one, i.e. without
the Stromberg hump.

Cheers
Steve (68 +2 50/1040)

--- In ***@***.***, "ALLEN, David" <[email protected]>
wrote:
Hi,

I brought a spare bonnet (hood?) for my +2 in case I made a hash
of getting

my original one to fit correctly.

My "new" bonnet is an early example with no hand holes in the back
edge and

has been fitted as it has been painted a couple of times.

However, the bobbins (thread inserts) are made from brass
hexagons, not

aluminum ovals as on my car. Was this normal for the earlier cars?

Just curious.

David

PS I may not need it now, so if it is any use to any one else they
can have

it for what I paid for it, ?15, + P&P.


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PostPost by: Arno Church » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:07 am

Damn , and we have to use paper for money
Can I sell you some Krugerrands?
Arno


Brian

Brass is an alloy ,

No Arno, in the U.K. "Brass" is money!
Best regards,
Brian.
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PostPost by: "Brian Goodison" » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:15 am

--- In ***@***.***, "Arno Church" <[email protected]> wrote:
Can I sell you some Krugerrands?

Sure, what is the exchange rate on K.rands at the moment, something
like
two brass bobbins to K.rand?
Hows the leg? are you driving the Seven again yet? and hows the "23
project" coming along?
Brian.
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PostPost by: Arno Church » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:37 am

We are close but its not yet Zim here!!!

Leg is all healed and will be racing on 13 Aug- Seven had a bit of upgraditis ( bigger cams and bigger back brakes) Needs to tested now
Eric's 23 is now making a bit of progress after some serious delays , chassis is getting mountings and brackets , body will be pulled from the mould today
Arno

>Sure, what is the exchange rate on K.rands at the moment, something
like

two brass bobbins to K.rand?

Hows the leg? are you driving the Seven again yet? and hows the "23
project" coming along?
Brian.









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