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PostPost by: kerryblu » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:25 pm

Hi all,

Got her up and running,cleared the garage floor ,( Big fan fair) found 1,2,3,4,but couldn't find reverse lifted the gear leaver tried next to 1,2,3,4, still couldn't find it. So where is it hiding?

Help.

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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:49 pm

Next to 2nd gear.
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kerryblu wrote:Hi all,

Got her up and running,cleared the garage floor ,( Big fan fair) found 1,2,3,4,but couldn't find reverse lifted the gear leaver tried next to 1,2,3,4, still couldn't find it. So where is it hiding?

Help.

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:13 pm

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:20 pm

Naff
A word used in Great Britain to mean 'tacky', 'lame', or 'totally uncool'. Can also be used as 'nafty'.



I saw some other rather less polite definitions as well. :!:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:28 pm

What the hell is a fan fair? :twisted:
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:24 am

I think it means 'applause'
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:50 am

the old cyber dictionary is getting a workout on here...


Fanfare

A flourish of trumpets or other brass instruments, often with percussion, for ceremonial purposes. Fanfares are distinct from military signals in usage and character. Their tradition goes back to the Middle Ages; in 18th-century France, ?fanfare? denotes a short bustling movement with many repeated notes. The modern meaning arose during the 19th century. Many British composers have composed fanfares for coronations; other notable examples are Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man (1942), Stravinsky's Fanfare for a New, Theatre (1964) and Britten's Fanfare for St Edmundsbury (1959).
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PostPost by: jimj » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:15 am

Finefare was a supermarket company bought out and absorbed by Safeway who were subsequently sold to Morrisons.
Is everything clear now?
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P.S. second gear is hard left from neutral, then back
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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:30 am

jimj wrote:Finefare was a supermarket company bought out and absorbed by Safeway who were subsequently sold to Morrisons.
Is everything clear now?
Jim
P.S. second gear is hard left from neutral, then back



:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:52 am

What's an OEW?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:17 am

Gerald

P.S. second gear is hard left from neutral, then back....

Unless someone has dropped a 5 speed box in in which case it's spring loaded hard right from neutral and then back.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:29 am

nebogipfel wrote:What's an OEW?



Another kind of Old English Wreck !?!
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PostPost by: bob_rich » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:01 am

Hi

I had a similar problem with a 4 speed ford 2000E type box. The small part pivoted from the gear selector rod cover that engages with the reverse selector rod did not fall into place. Took off the cover replaced ensuring that the said small part located in the reverse selector rail and all 4 gears OK and reverse then selected OK.

hope thats all it is then U should have a happy new Elan and year!!

best of luck

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:54 pm

Old English White wrote:
nebogipfel wrote:What's an OEW?



Another kind of Old English Wreck !?!
Christian. :mrgreen:



I was thinking Original Equipment Wheels :lol:
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:06 pm

And don't forget Emerson Lake and Palmer's "Fanfare to an Uncommon Man", a improvisation of Copelands previous work. Both wonderful music, just different moods.
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