Ellen II (or Sis)

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby surfboardfiller » Mon 28.09.2009, 11:50

Nice weapon of choice! Where did you get that?
How long does it take to remove a transom panel with your new weapon?
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Mon 28.09.2009, 12:59

http://www.justoffbase.co.uk/43757-DRAPER

I've only removed a few bits and the transom is staying attached to the upper structure, but it's one hell of a work out, better than any gym

I reckon 1 hours work would get it out, not bad for a manual process.

It's a good tool, I thought I would of snapped the wire by now, but no...

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby clemo » Tue 24.08.2010, 22:11

any updates?
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Tue 24.08.2010, 22:22

Sadly not :(

She's all covered up, Not enough time due to loads of studying.

Im still trying to work out how to seperate the floor from the tub and then strip out the metal work.

She does have the addition of a hard top thou. :D

Oh well I'll get there one day.

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Thu 25.11.2010, 15:28

Thought I'd use a bit of the project car to speed up a wheel bearing change on the other car...

Step

1) Remove the steering ball joint.... that sheared the 19mm harden steel bolt, but I got it out... :shock:

2) Remove the hub from the carrier... That came out with a 15T press..

3) Remove the circlips from the wheel bearing...

4) Remove the wheel bearing.................STOP............Something looks a little odd

Back in to the loft, go and get a new hub carrier and bearing... :(

Thank God for the Aftersales.... :-D

I guess the car has had a really hard life...

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby muley » Thu 25.11.2010, 17:43

:shock:
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Thu 25.11.2010, 18:01

We are told that that everything in nature is made up of the 4 basic elements, that must include the Elan :-D

Earth.... She's definitely had a few off road excursions.
water......Two days in a river covers that one.
Air........judging by the damage, she's been airborne :shock:
Fire.......Have you seen me with a grinder :twisted:


Oh well, back to a bit of pottering

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 25.11.2010, 18:06

Ouch! That took a lot of energy to bend that way.

I didn't see front hub carriers on the aftersales list.

Are they still available?

Recently, everything I have requested from Aidan is "no longer on sale".

If you (or anyone else) can find a decent price for a set of carriers, I would love to get them.

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Thu 25.11.2010, 19:04

J100COO34G
J100C0033G
G100D0023F

I can't recall the price, but they were reasonable at the 60th Aftersales, about £25 each

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 25.11.2010, 19:08

The list I have has them at £93.00 each

I will contact Aidan and see if they have changed.
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Thu 25.11.2010, 19:15

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 25.11.2010, 19:25

Thanks.

I've ordered the items.

I'll see what's available.
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Sat 21.05.2011, 13:24

With the talk of the town being mirror motors, I thought I'd do a bit more research...

This time I'd have a look at the Prototype...and Doh...I should have known better...

For all intense and purposes the motors are the same....(Phillips head screws instead of Torq screws which hold the motor housing together)

Anyway I've decided to fit new N/A mirrors back on, The car had N/A mirrors on, but at some stage the mirrors were sprayed to match the car. (overspray every where)

The old mirror housings and mounts are slightly different to the production run, would anyone happen to have a new R/H mirror mount please?

Here's a few other pictures,

Mirror glass repair, gently tease out the broken glass,(watch those eyes) go to halfords (or such like), get another piece of glass cut and stick it in.

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Would anyone have a new R/H one of these please?
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby cliff » Sat 21.05.2011, 14:23

Got one here if you want it. I can stick it in the post on monday. Do you need the springs & the in between flexi bit ? (no idea what it is called)

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Sat 21.05.2011, 15:52

Many thanks, Clive. :-D



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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Sat 21.05.2011, 15:57

cliff wrote:Do you need the springs & the in between flexi bit ? (no idea what it is called)


That's another difference, mine are plastic bellows oppossed to the normal rubber ones.

Not for long I think.

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