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Window lift cable special fasteners.

PostPost by: alexblack13 » Sat May 20, 2017 9:47 am

Hello guys.

Trust you are all well.

A quick update. .... I am still under treatment for the Prostate cancer and holding my own.So far so good. Had a few ticker issues a year or so ago and we discovered I now have a leaky and noisy heart valve. This causes some Atrial fibrillation which is very uncomfortable and very tiring too.

So that's where I am health wise.

Car wise ? I don't have any lotus right now but had a fancy for an M 100 elan just as a toy. So I might start looking seriously quite soon.

REASON for this post. One of our guys asked me to make some special window lift cables / rope fasteners which take out the risk of breaking ones glass and also makes fitting the system simpler. Now. Our said member informed me that the said items (package) had not arrived.. The good old Postal service had lost the things... Sheesh... So I made him another 4 from my now very dwindled stock of bits and also snapped my last special coated M4 tap!! However I managed it. Then. Guess what? the originals were eventually delivered. (Some 1st class service that eh?!!). Sooooooo... I now have a set of 4 fasteners available. 1 set only. I could possibly make another two sets also if any needed.

PM ME if your require a set.. Full counselling service available with each set sold. :roll: :roll: :roll: & Full instructions and best method info included free...

Just get in touch.

Al' ....
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PostPost by: elanner » Sat May 20, 2017 10:08 am

Alex,

Great to hear from you again. Get that M100 toy!

To anybody who hasn't taken advantage of Alex's wonderful window fasteners, now's your chance. Heck, I should buy another Elan just to use them. :D

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat May 20, 2017 10:48 am

Nice to hear from you Alex, keep well!
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat May 20, 2017 1:32 pm

I already have a set thanks... Though one window has not got them fitted yet as that one has not needed to be repaired/maintained since before I got the bits from Alex.

Did you ever post full details of components used and what to do to make them, so that someone else with a lathe could take on the task? I don't expect M100's need them :D


PS: I have Atrial Fibrillation and warfarin medicine nowadays too and as you say it is very tiring; I plod very slowly up steps, especially those exits from the Tube stations.
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun May 21, 2017 10:19 pm

Great to hear from both Alex and Bill,

Hearing your problems makes me feel good after only coming 8th in the local 10KM run (70+ class), I thought I was having a bad day. Keep those tickers going chaps!
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sun May 21, 2017 11:32 pm

Hello Alex,

I would love to purchase the available set. I need to replace a cable and this is the perfect opportunity. Please PM me with the particulars for payment and method. I will PM my mailing address to you.

Thank you!

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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Tue May 23, 2017 8:16 pm

Hi Guys,

Do bear in mind my enthusiasm for raising some funding for my fav charities.. :roll:

I hardly ever miss a chance. This little batch of orders 7 enquiries and 5 sets of fasteners ordered.
So 5 sets ordered and paid for means ?100 for Gosh. :D

This is on top our our monthly donation this month.

Proud of you all. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I have parts to make I think another two poss' three sets.

Irony... Stopped near our local BHF shop with two boxes of 'things' after a loft clear out and came back to a ?60.00 parking charge! :twisted:

Ah well.

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PostPost by: steve.phillips » Tue May 23, 2017 9:11 pm

I would be very interested to buy a set. I replaced the cables about 3 years ago and didn't tighten them enough out of fear of breaking the glass and they have slipped so I need to repeat the job which I wasn't looking forward to .
Can you let me know how and who to pay and I'll let you know the address.
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Wed May 24, 2017 1:40 pm

24 May 2017 14:27:14 BST
Transaction ID: 3MU13046LB9692027

PAYPAL Payment to GOSH Charity.

The amount is ?60 .00

This is from three solid sales. 1 for two sets of window fasteners and another two paid orders.

Another is pending right now and another two in the pipeline.

So total soon should be ?120.00 :D

Well done guys.. Hope you get on well with the thingymabobs. LOL

Thanks to all who donated. Including 1 from the USA.

Al' .... :wink:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu May 25, 2017 1:33 pm

Alex,
I received my set today. Fantastic bit of work and such a great idea.

Refitting my S4 windows is no longer a daunting prospect 8)

If anyone wants to have a look and is going to Castle Combe this weekend I will bring them with me to demonstrate. I'm bringing my Blue +2 SKK 992G, I look a bit like my avatar with Raybans and stripey shirt, although this weekends stripes will be horizontal!
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Thu May 25, 2017 2:36 pm

Remember guys.. Don't overtighten the 4mm center grub screws in your fasteners, With center boring the m6 stainless button heads and then also cross drilling them they are not as strong as they were,

Just use enough torque to hold the ropes firmly don't damage the ropes either.

Use either fibre washers or rubber washers / o rings either side of the glass and just gently nip up the Nylock half nuts enough to grip the glass firmly.

DONT GO NUTS.... :roll:

Thanks again all. Some new payments in again so some more dosh en route to GOSH too.... :D

All the best...

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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Tue May 30, 2017 6:44 pm

Hello guys...

Just to let you all know I did a donation on yr behalf to Gosh again today for another ?50.00.. :wink:

Good work. Thanks to all who helped.

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