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PostPost by: David1953 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:30 pm

TBG wrote:Well yes - but it hits the steering column and indicator jobbies and all else besides. No clearance obvious. D

I just removed the switches off the column and wiggled it a bit, but not easy.
Now how long will calibration take.....
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:47 pm

Completed the strip down, now on to refurbishing parts. So lots of cleaning and painting up coming.
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:13 pm

David - Speedy cables in Swansea say 6 to 8 weeks - they must be busy!! D
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:45 pm

TBG wrote:David - Speedy cables in Swansea say 6 to 8 weeks - they must be busy!! D



Is that an OxyMoron? ——- Speedy Cables = 6-8 weeks?
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:58 pm

TBG
It was about 6-8 weeks wait when they did mine a few years ago.
I put small white dots on the tacho. glass at 30, 50, and 70 MPH in top gear to help me behave when it was necessary.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:22 pm

Regarding Speedy Cables, you must be a favoured customer.

Took the Elite for a run out to visit a friend whom works at the local airport.
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:48 pm

Eric- to help me behave ! Are you mad!! With the 3: CWP I get 110mph at 5000rpm!! Yee Haaa!!
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:09 pm

TBG
Yes I know, and I have followed your reports on the performance of that ratio, but there are moments when you spot a camera trap when you need to be assured very quickly that you are probably not going to be booked. If you are not certain, sudden braking does annoy the fellow behind.
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:48 pm

Eric - there is rarely a fellow behind!! D
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:26 pm

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Wish I knew how to do a smilie on here. Must consult my grandchildren
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PostPost by: RichardS » Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:33 pm

Looking forward to a Sunday morning outing earlier.
Always starts first time but this morning wouldn’t fire up.
Just checked and no spark
Didn’t have anything on tomorrow so will electronic ignition etc.
The joys of Elan ownership!
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PostPost by: jk952 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:44 pm

The small piece you see, the bottom remains of an early damper, was well corroded seized into the bottom of the tube rendering the unit unusable -(caused insufficient height for an insert). After copious amounts of liquid wrench, drilled a small hole in the bottom of the tube and managed to knock it out, then epoxy’d in a small shallow head screw to seal back up the hole,… so it is now a usable part.

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Telling wife “I had this unusable part…” at which point mid sentence she interrupted: “we have moved and stored an unusable part?”…. hmm me thinking. “an?” if she only knew…. :lol:
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PostPost by: SENC » Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:57 am

:lol: indeed if she did!

and, nice save!
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:16 am

jk952 wrote:The small piece you see, the bottom remains of an early damper, was well corroded seized into the bottom of the tube rendering the unit unusable -(caused insufficient height for an insert). After copious amounts of liquid wrench, drilled a small hole in the bottom of the tube and managed to knock it out, then epoxy’d in a small shallow head screw to seal back up the hole,… so it is now a usable part.

915B80DA-1D2D-46CA-B757-3B356C287F46.jpeg


Telling wife “I had this unusable part…” at which point mid sentence she interrupted: “we have moved and stored an unusable part?”…. hmm me thinking. “an?” if she only knew…. :lol:


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PostPost by: TBG » Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:38 am

I have done nothing at all as I have just had a new knee and am not allowed to drive for 6 weeks. Taking the time out to fit a new QED head and all sorts of lovely bits!! D

Oh and by the way I will shortly have a big valve Weber head with hardened valve seats for sale...........
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