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PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:05 am

Any idea where these are supposed to go?

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I have a vague idea that the red one was inside the handbook??
The black / silver on the airbox somewhere.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:26 am

Both on the air box I believe. There?s probably a photo in the gallery somewhere.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:32 am

elanfan1 wrote:Both on the air box I believe. There?s probably a photo in the gallery somewhere.


Like this:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:54 am

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:11 pm

Thanks chaps.

On my +2 the airbox metal backplate is not deep enough for the red sticker.

I'll swap them around like this -
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:32 pm

This post reminds me of an idiot meddling radio fitter whom I employed to..... fit a radio!

He delightedly informed me that he had tightened up my carburettors as they were obviously loose and in danger of starting a fire, ?no charge just helping you out? :roll:

A new set of Thackeray washers for the carbs and a new ar*ehole for the radio fitter were required to put things right.
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:37 pm

The factory fitted them this way in most cases although I have seen a road test article with just the important sticker fitted to the airbox.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:14 pm

I'd never see either.
Knew about the carbs but not the air box.
That's a job for the weekend!
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:35 pm

Spyder fan wrote:A new set of Thackeray washers for the carbs and a new ar*ehole for the radio fitter were required to put things right.


Ah! Then again you weren't displaying your sticker were you?

That is a beautiful engine bay Jim. Any shots of them on your +2.

The black states "when replacing this cover" so presumably should got on the cover. Yet the red is too big for the metal backplate!
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Is there a difference between Elan and +2 airbox backplates? Or indeed different stickers?

Does it matter a toot?
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:20 pm

vincereynard wrote:
Spyder fan wrote:A new set of Thackeray washers for the carbs and a new ar*ehole for the radio fitter were required to put things right.


Ah! Then again you weren't displaying your sticker were you?

That is a beautiful engine bay Jim. Any shots of them on your +2.

The black states "when replacing this cover" so presumably should got on the cover. Yet the red is too big for the metal backplate!
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Is there a difference between Elan and +2 airbox backplates? Or indeed different stickers?

Does it matter a toot?


Thanks. You have to trim the sticker for the backplate. Here's the + 2. Jim
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:03 am

JimE wrote:
vincereynard wrote:
Spyder fan wrote:A new set of Thackeray washers for the carbs and a new ar*ehole for the radio fitter were required to put things right.


Ah! Then again you weren't displaying your sticker were you?



Oh, but the stickers were there! The plonker insisted they were loose rather than flexible....? I could move them up and down? he said.

I?m still wondering which part of the fuel system that he earthed the radio to, luckily the car has been fully rebuilt since that episode.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:18 am

He didn't work near Peterborough by any chance?

I imagine you were inclined to move him up and down a few times.
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