Less Pinky more Perky

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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby chrisP » Thu 05.04.2018, 14:32

Looking good Steve!!! :D
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Thu 05.04.2018, 20:37

:D The new Coolex rad arrived today, and I'm really impressed with the quality.
I've also been looking at repairing the rad support frame.
A previous owner had sheared the retaining bolts for the underpanel and butchered some screws in a different place :?

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I managed to drill the broken studs out but decided to use threaded inserts instead.

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More preparation work to do yet

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From left: Standard, Boston and Coolex

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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Fri 13.04.2018, 18:39

:D Restoration on the rad carrier complete

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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Jamie N » Fri 13.04.2018, 18:55

Very suave!, nice work Mr A . ;-)
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Sat 14.04.2018, 02:54

As luck would have it I now know a place where I can get parts
shot blasted or powder coated or even various types of plating and Anodizing and all at a good price, which is nice :D
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby clemo » Sat 14.04.2018, 09:24

This is how my project creep started. Looks very clean and tidy.
I guess you will be getting the full chassis done soon ( even though you don't realise it yet!)
Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Sat 14.04.2018, 12:13

clemo wrote:This is how my project creep started. Looks very clean and tidy.
I guess you will be getting the full chassis done soon ( even though you don't realise it yet!)


:lol: if my garage was big enough it would have been done years ago
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Sat 21.04.2018, 01:07

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I've changed the chicken wire for something a bit more racy 8)
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby tigerdog » Sun 29.04.2018, 15:50

Sweet! :smt023
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby HJ2 » Sun 29.04.2018, 15:58

Steve, help!

I am in the process of replacing the sliders on my window.
This was pretty straight foreward, but now i'm having the same symptoms: Fast down, (very) slow up!
I did not understand how you solved this problem with yours Or do i just need to make better use of ' the force' ?
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Sun 29.04.2018, 16:50

tigerdog wrote:Sweet! :smt023
From whence did this part come?


It came from the talented hands of Jamie N :clap:
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Sun 29.04.2018, 17:09

HJ2 wrote:Steve, help!

I am in the process of replacing the sliders on my window.
This was pretty straight foreward, but now i'm having the same symptoms: Fast down, (very) slow up!
I did not understand how you solved this problem with yours Or do i just need to make better use of ' the force' ?


If you didn't move the rails and your just replacing the sliders then this is strange :? but if you did well the slightest movement can make a big difference.
Cleanliness of the rails is as important as the alignment and lubrication, also trail and error will play a big part in correcting the faults.
Because I had so many broken components when I replaced them the window was very slow because it had been set up with half the parts missing,
the more parts I replaced the harder it seemed to be to get right, patience will be your friend :wink:
I replaced the nylon rollers in the sliders but ended up squashing them a bit with pliers as they seemed too tight when round.
Methylated spirits is very good for cleaning your glass after you've had your mucky hands everywhere whilst wrestling the windows back in :lol:
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Steve A » Thu 30.08.2018, 19:39

OK it's not going to change your life, but it sure feels good 8)

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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby TrevorB » Thu 30.08.2018, 22:11

Good to see the changes Steve. Looking great and will look forward to seeing them in the flesh at Hethel.
I've had new header seal and intermediates from Jamie plus a new hood fitted by Carhood Warehouse but
I'm still fiddling to get all to fit properly. So will be picking your brain.

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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Jamie N » Fri 31.08.2018, 11:32

Excellent work Steve!, I suppose its difficult to imagine how changing the handbrake could make it feel any different as its
just a lever pulling 2 cables, but the reality is it makes for a very noticeable difference, plus no more loose fitted grip sliding
about and the release button works so much better. Very well done.

Trevor... its such a pity you don't live a bit nearer, I would have your new hood sealed and watertight in no time, if you need
any advice at all don't hesitate to send me a message and I will endeavour to help you out.

This is a video I done the other day (with Stevens help (Par)), this Elan had a replacement hood and the adjustments were all over the
place with some fairly serious misalignment, I fitted a set of seals on it which I had tested on my own original hood and it was
completely leak free, but when fitted to the new hood there were a good few places where it leaked and needed different shimming
and hood adjustments, but I finally got there and in the end I got it completely watertight ( contrary to the oft used quote "they all leak")
which isn't totally the case, an Elan hood can be watertight, this is one here...

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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Rambo » Sat 01.09.2018, 16:11

Couldn't you have got a glamorous assistant in a bikini to do the hosing :wink:
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby par » Sat 01.09.2018, 17:12

Rambo wrote:Couldn't you have got a glamorous assistant in a bikini to do the hosing :wink:


That is my bikini :roll:
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Re: Less Pinky more Perky

Postby Scott J » Sat 01.09.2018, 22:24

Rambo wrote:Couldn't you have got a glamorous assistant in a bikini to do the hosing :wink:


in Fife, you having a larf :-D
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