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Cam Covers, Holbay BRM Early

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:35 pm

bigvalvehead wrote:Hi
They are available from TTR
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But not with this plate and provenance:
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PostPost by: tedidesign » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:17 am

Just digging up an old thread, but is there a chance that a "holbay" one is still available? Cheers Ted
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:16 pm

Hi
I am having some more made.
Only have BRM and Big Valve available at the moment.
If you would like a Holbay cover please advise.

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PostPost by: tedidesign » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:16 am

Yes Dave would be interested in one, machined for a wet sump.
Just keep in touch.
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PostPost by: tedidesign » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:07 pm

Any updates on you're latest batch? Cheers
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:01 pm

GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:Les,

I know it must exist somewhere on the archives here about a replica BDA cam cover for the Zetec engine which is already in production I think it was priced at around £250. There are also special plug leads from the same supplier.

If it's of any help, I know that Mark (elanintheforest) was the man who mentioned them on Elan.net
An absent friend pointed me towards this Elan.net thread which is the one I was referring to:-

post159035.html?hilit= zetec#p159035

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Stop teasing me Pelly! You know I prefer my Zetec "Lotus" engraved cam cover inspired by the one you had made. No need for tarting up with a fake BDA cover.

Are you really not here any more?
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:36 pm

Hi
I have just picked up 2 Holbay castings and 3 Big Valve Castings, I also have one early BRM and 1 MK1 cover.
All should be machined later this week.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:04 pm

"Stop teasing me Pelly! You know I prefer my Zetec "Lotus" engraved cam cover inspired by the one you had made. No need for tarting up with a fake BDA cover.

Are you really not here any more?"

Pelly will always be here.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:18 am

G'day Dave

Any chance of a Mk1 (LOTUS down each bank) with no filler cap spout (or blank/sealed filler spout with original OD) in Magnesium?

It would also have to sport the original timing chain chest profile (ie no raised pad) !

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:31 pm

Hi James
I am actually visiting the foundry tomorrow to take pics of the patterns with a view to getting some magnesium covers cast at a different foundry.
I'll keep you posted on progress
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:17 am

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Sounds promising.....

Dave, for your interest, I'm involved with casting and machining wheel castings in magnesium here Down Under. We're using a foundry in Tullamarine that Kevin Drage recommended to us. We achieve quite consistent and uniform results, we have had one complete fissure through near the OD of one casting though.......
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:15 pm

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:33 pm

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