Replacement for the Elan aerial

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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby GeoffSmith » Tue 25.02.2020, 22:19

MarkP wrote:Oh, if anyone needs a mast broken in two pieces you know where to come!

Solder, Araldite, silicone sealant and heatshrink will soon fix that.
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby HJ2 » Tue 02.02.2021, 20:50

What's the latest word on this?

I ask, because I am in need of a replacement. Either OEM or better (my credo anyway) :-)
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby peteoddcar » Thu 04.02.2021, 20:36

Hi Chaps
This is just about replacing the the mast !
I ordered one of these more or less out of curiosity. The thread on the OE Bosch is finer than the M4 on this but with careful re tapping the thread in the base I think it would be usable as an alternative. I have the original and a spare for my car but knowing this subject comes up often I thought I’d find a cheap alternative.
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby HJ2 » Thu 04.02.2021, 20:44

Better buy one with M5 and cut a new M4 fine thread (you'll need a lathe)
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby peteoddcar » Thu 04.02.2021, 21:02

Totally
Agreed maybe there’s a group buy opportunity?
I don’t know anyone with a suitable lathe - do you ?
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby HJ2 » Thu 04.02.2021, 21:28

Any lathe will do :-)
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 04.02.2021, 21:54

Even an unsuitable one? :lol:
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby alan e » Thu 04.02.2021, 22:19

HJ2 wrote:What's the latest word on this?

I ask, because I am in need of a replacement. Either OEM or better (my credo anyway) :-)


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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby Simon_P » Thu 04.02.2021, 23:05

I'm not sure what happened to my post, but most likely I forgot to press send!
Anyway, in essence.
I found a suitable aerial some time as ago but it needs an adapter I thought of doing a group buy and that's where it got stuck. So I've got aerials but not adapters. I've got a lathe but this is way too small.
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby peteoddcar » Tue 09.02.2021, 23:42

I will be getting some adapters made m6 > M4x0.5 which should allow the majority of EBay bee sting type masts to be fitted to the Bosch autoflex base.
I am awaiting for the die to arrive to check I have identified the thread correctly and then I’ll order some brass stud.
I’ll make one and check function then decide how many to make it’ll be a group buy list I guess.
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Re: Replacement for the Elan aerial

Postby HJ2 » Wed 10.02.2021, 11:39

That's what I do as well.

Sorry, no group buy!
I cut the outer diameter of a wrong adapter (both ends M5) and cut M4 fine then.
Should work!
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