Black S.E. Re-Shell & Chassis Continued...

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Re: Black S.E. Re-Shell & Chassis Continued...

Postby Mike Y » Sun 05.11.2017, 00:22

I am starting work again on JUFs Jimbobs unfinished concourse Elan.

The car came with just a bare painted windscreen frame. Has anyone got any photos of the route and how the drainage tubes are fitted down the A pillars. Any info/photos etc would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Black S.E. Re-Shell & Chassis Continued...

Postby John_W » Sun 05.11.2017, 11:10

The routing of the pipe looks a bit Heath Robinson. There’s a drawing on page 73 of the 1991 Section BK Addendum to the Service Notes on “water ingress”. See http://ret0027h.eresmas.net/bk073.htm .

My car has never had the tube, and I don’t think it’s worth fitting it, as the better solution is to prevent water getting onto the header rail in the first place by eliminating any gaps.

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Re: Black S.E. Re-Shell & Chassis Continued...

Postby Mike Y » Tue 27.08.2019, 20:53

Thanks for the info I am starting back into finishing the car. I rolled it out the garage yesterday and took the cover off. WOW I still am amazed at Jamie's attention to detail.
so much so I am having a plaque made and fitted to the car to honour his memory and total OCD attention to detail. Its really hard to try and keep everything up to his quality standards, but I will try. :bowdown:
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