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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:16 pm

saildrive2001 wrote:Do not change the boot handle, my car came with the same handle & they are no longer available.


Plus one to the above. My original 69 S4 has the shorter boot handle as from the factory (July, 1969 delivery). I understand the short handles to be difficult to find.
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:42 am

1owner69Elan wrote:
saildrive2001 wrote:Do not change the boot handle, my car came with the same handle & they are no longer available.


Plus one to the above. My original 69 S4 has the shorter boot handle as from the factory (July, 1969 delivery). I understand the short handles to be difficult to find.
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+2 - must have been an 69 S4 thing as mine has the same
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:06 pm

Welcome Phil. Nice car! My ‘70 S4 has the short handle too.
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PostPost by: philbirch » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:33 pm

Thanks for all the replies keep them coming, I think my first task on the car will be to to refurbish the seats, the foam and serpentine springs will need attention, the vinyl seems very good condition which is a plus. I’ve learnt my first new word today gabion clips they are the ferrule type part that holds the serpentine springs together, I’ve tried to get in touch with Lionel to order a wheel widget but no reply as yet, is he still producing them

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PostPost by: sprintsoft » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:08 pm

Hi Phil,

a Beautiful looking car you have there!

This is the eBay listing you need...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114124765578

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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:26 pm

Hi Phil
AFAIK Lionel is still producing the wheel gizmo..
Pic of the spinner tool has his contact info

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I got one back in July for £55

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PostPost by: innesw » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:11 am

~Maybe keep that HALON fire extinguisher!
Even better if you can see if it still has pressure, you can't buy them anymore (Banned - they destroy the ozone layer) but they are superior to powder extinguishers (I have used both in anger unfortunately over the years -aircraft).

Definitely buy a back up.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:27 am

Hi Innes,
i have a green "Halon" in my TVR looks very nice. I hope i never need it
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