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PostPost by: stevebroad » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:37 pm

mbell wrote:I believe he is referring to appendix k of fia regulations.


Ah, right.

5.12.1 Windscreens for all Touring, CT, GT and GTS cars must be of
laminated glass. In exceptional cases, waivers may be granted by
the FIA eligibility delegate for the use of rigid transparent plastic
for the current season if laminated screens are unobtainable for the
model concerned. Other cars may use rigid transparent plastic.

13. Cockpit
13.1 Windscreens
13.1.1 Must be made of laminated glass unless a waiver for the use of an
alternative material has been obtained for the specific car.
13.1.2 For open cars built before 1955, windscreens are free provided
that they extend at least 20cm vertically above the scuttle top
surface.
13.1.3 For cars built between 1955 and 1961 inclusive windscreens must
have the following minimum dimensions:
13.1.3.1 vertical height above scuttle top surface: 20cm,
13.1.3.2 width: 90cm up to 1000cm3, 100cm over 1000cm3.
13.1.4 Modifications to windscreen accessory parts (frame, fastenings,
seals, etc.) are not authorised.
13.2 Rear windows, door windows and quarter lights must be of safety
glass or a rigid transparent material at least 4mm thick (FAA
type material, e.g. Lexan 400 is recommended). If the original windows
are replaced, the window mechanism may be removed.
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:38 am

One day I am making carbon doors, roof or even a complete front clip, the next I am making air curtain support brackets :-)

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:20 pm

Rear screen installation progress report.

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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:13 pm

Steve- Where did you go?? I miss the updates on your progress. I hope all is well.
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:45 pm

Hi

Everything is fine, thanks :-)

However, I had been working on the car almost non stop since lockdown and basically ran out of steam. Then my son and his girlfriend were furloughed so at home. Their gyms had closed so they asked if they could convert the bay in the barn where the Elan used to be before my new garage was built into a gym. We said yes. We then decided to convert the adjacent bay into a pool room as we had a table stored in a shed. We then decided to landscape the grassed area outside the barn so it was usable for games. This has been fun and recharged my batteries. Nearly finished now so will be back on the Elan in the next couple of weeks with renewed enthusiasm, so stay tuned :-)
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PostPost by: Bud English » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:15 pm

:D
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:09 pm

Hi Steve, is all still well?
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:58 pm

The Veg wrote:Hi Steve, is all still well?


Hi

Thanks for your concerns and, yes, all is well. I went mad at the beginning of the first lockdown and burnt myself out after making roof, doors, etc. Son wanted to convert the barn bay the Elan used to be in, before he was treated to a proper garage, into a gym ( as his was shut) using equipment we had lying around (as most people seem to have :-) ) So that was done with the addition of a dart board and beer fridge and we had some fun evenings up there.

A friend had given us a 7' pool table a year or so ago but it was too big for our conservatory. However the barn bays are just wide enough to use full length cues so a bay adjacent to the new gym was converted into a pool room. Son then wanted to build a bar! So we did and it sort of snowballed from then on.

Pinball machine, one arm bandit, fruit machine and a 800 game upright retro video game console were soon added. Air conditioning was added to protect the machines along with lighting, carpets, chairs etc. This was great to do as a change to cars and I have yet to get back on it de to numerous additional projects.

We refurbished the outside of the barn and built a 9 hole putting course on the grassed area out side the barn. I have now also built a 600m long go cart track in the paddock (with electronic lap timing, a grandstand and a Monaco inspired tunnel :-)

We are getting ready for our drag racing/motorhome owning friends when they descend on us over the last weekend in October. After this I hope to get back on to the car. Preparing bodywork for paint is the next task which is the nearest thing to boring I can imagine when working on the car but it has to be done. Hopefully, once I get back into the swing I will see some progress.

If you like Zombie films, The Elan has a small staring role in a new one being filmed at the moment. One of the stars is attacked by two Zombies whilst working on the Elan in my garage. My wife is also in the film, playing a politician being rescued by helicopter (a real one so she got a ride in it :-) ) My son's girlfriend was one of the Zombies, but no amount of makeup could make her ugly. I will let you all know if and when it is released -)

PS. That is the actor posing for the photo, not me actually working on the car :-)

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