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DIY Bobbins

PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:52 am

Excellent, many thanks TeeJay
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:03 pm

you looking for these?

I only use the correct shape bobbins in my bodyshells.

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:24 pm

Yes Dave,
they're exactly what I had in mind when I considered casting my own. Where did you get the un-drilled parts from?
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:15 pm

Hi Mike
I've had them cast for use on my shells.

I have 3 sizes give me a call monday on 07740 401519
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:56 am

Thanks will do
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:27 pm

Fit Wire Thread Inserts a quarter turn from top surface. Only fit the non coloured Inserts freerunning and not the red locking Inserts.
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PostPost by: ceejay » Thu May 09, 2019 11:38 am

Re bobbins, yes, we have made (Sand Cast Aluminium) heaps of these, not sure if I have any in stock at the moment, will have a look tomorrow.
The original bobbins are a unique shape to handle the loads they were designed to take, and to make sure they stay put when bonded in correctly, a round, or hex shape bobbin could eventually come loose.

I have removed several damaged bobbins from the S2 body and replaced with new sand cast aluminium bobbins, and never and any problems with them.

The original die cast bobbins are made of pot metal, which is a zinc based alloy, it is basically a crap metal, and it cant be welded.

A bit of an article about bobbins here at our blog.
http://elantrikbits.com/lotus-elan-blog ... place-job/
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