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Open wheeler gets a birthday

PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:52 pm

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:56 pm

what did you end up doing about the fuel line ?

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:12 pm

Silver soldered a short section in between the two "forward" bulkheads, put a "floating" Teflon hose in the long section to the rear ( the area that's been prone to cracking) & a very short section of the original pipe exiting at the rear.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:07 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:15 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:22 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:53 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:55 am

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The car's original engine cover's been turned up in New York & is now headed this way - I'm pretty happy with the original colour!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:30 am

Hi James
How does an Elfin Mono engine cover end up in New York??

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:35 pm

The car was ordererd by a New Yorker who came to Adelaide to see it's build completion before doing a few events (Warwick Farm, Katoomba to name a couple) before taking it to New York in early 67, where it stayed til coming back a couple of years ago. The cover missed the return boat trip!
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:46 am

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Back in Tassie, uprights are getting a once over.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:56 pm

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:06 pm

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Made it back to the correct colour.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:21 pm

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:40 am

Mags are being cast next week - yippee!!! Will comfortably have 'em machined to a finish over Christmas!
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