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Open wheeler gets a birthday

PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:27 pm

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The blue body work is fitting up better than the red set.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:56 pm

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New mirror stalks next
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:12 pm

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Half way there!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:54 am

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Back in one piece - have got plugs out oil pressure and am sorting out the clutch - time to hit the starter button soon!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:53 am

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PostPost by: elj221c » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:00 pm

'Aiming to get back to this'.

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Success! Looks even better, I would say.

Congratulations!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:59 pm

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Thanks Roy - she's not hiding too many warts!!!
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:44 pm

No place to hide them. Beautiful work!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:32 am

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Thanks very much Bud, we are quite proud of her!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:18 pm

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Elmo makes a new Lotus friend at the 2017 Phillip Island Classic!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:39 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:43 am

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A couple of Elfin aficionados take notes to assist with their Mk2D Mono restoration.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:57 am

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New bobbin, intended to cure clutch issues! :D
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:52 am

Testing actuation, bobbin's a couple of millimetres too long as it "preloads" the fingers a little at current length...

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:37 am

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Set up a wheel carrier on the trailer so don't have to heave 'em in and out of the station wagon any more.


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