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PostPost by: frogeyesimon » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Oh, I forgot to add - thank you to those who contributed to this thread
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:43 pm

Davidb wrote:frogeyeSimon: Good to hear you have it sorted out!

Elan45: Curtiss Unlimited fibreglass in California do 26R fenders-I am planning on ordering a full set. Perhaps we should combine orders to make it more attractive for them?
Anybody else interested?

Now we have totally derailed this thread!!

To follow up on the 26r fenders (arches), I might be interested as well. Any idea how these compare to the TTR versions? Shape, quality, price? Lightweight vs standard?

I was surprised to see that Curtiss Unlimited is in my same California area code, but turns out to be some 5 hours drive away. (Big state).
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PostPost by: webrest7 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:34 am

Just fitting my new "Elantrikbits CVDS" as we speak.
On close inspection on the removal of my doughnuts they were starting to show real signs of deterioration even though my car never does any real hard work.
I think I replaced 2 of the doughnuts shortly after I bought the car 24 years ago.
However at some time before my ownership it is clear the L/H/S had previously let go.
The f/glass immediately behind the half shaft had been repaired and there are physical markings and surface marks on the alloy diff carrier that would be identifiers of it breaking free.
I can only recommend biting the bullet and making the change before it is too late.
I know that they are pretty expensive and I had to save to purchase mine but once installed completely I will be far more comfortable in the knowledge that I have a reliable rear end.
My supplier of choice was from my friend Col Croucher and of course he is also located in Australia as am I but given those parameters the CVDS are beautifully made and a credit to his workmanship. Even though only one side is installed at this stage the strut at full droop still allows the half shaft to turn without issue.
Be it Elantrikbits or other suppliers I would suggest giving the upgrade serious consideration.
It's fine making them go faster but keeping them safe is a good idea too.
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PostPost by: pauljones » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:43 am

For some reason i cant PM you, but if your after a set of plus two shafts i have a pair after a swap to Sue's shafts. Rubbers look ok. Im south hampshire if your interested.
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