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mikeeech

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mikeeech last won the day on May 27 2016

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    Mike Channell
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    Elite
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    Galvanised chassis, Poly suspension bushes, getrag gearbox, everything renewed
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    Darkest suffolk

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  1. It's been a while since I've posted here. Life is conspiring against me and I have to sell my pride and joy. It's still not finished although it did have an MOT and grove to it's current location. It has been parked up for the last 12 months and the new su fuel pump has stopped working. Things to finish is the wiring, the heater needs proper install, the fuse box (under the driver's seat) needs to be more robust, and the interior trim needs renewing. Other than that it has 10 or so miles on a fully rebuilt engine, polybushes, getrag gearbox, respray, galvanized chassis, well documented restoration (see above). Question for you guys is, how much should I start it at?
  2. 10 weeks and my baby's back! Work won't start again for a while but it'll be home at last
  3. If it has a chrome strip top and bottom I think I brought the last remaining stock from an auto factors in Texas a few years ago and sold the excess on eBay.
  4. Ok so the garage block is quoted 😵 and the differences between prices are staggering. On the plus side the elite is now in storage... Just before it went there though it got this...
  5. The brake pipe can be fashioned to produce a barb on the end and this is then inserted into the ethanol ready fuel pipe. The rigidity of the brake pipe enables you to thread it through the holes in the chassis bulkheads and the proper fuel line follows.
  6. It would appear I have a character flaw that makes me see the best in every forlorn hope, from cars to houses. "It a house Jim but not as we know it" On the plus side it has space for a 5 bay carridge house but needs connecting to the drains first as the septic tank has failed, then there is the matter of the roof, boiler etc. The question is does the kitchen come before the garage block!
  7. Not much progress lately as the elite will have a new home in the new year, or at least a new location. The new home needs building! Well it seemed like a good idea at the time!
  8. I kept the original fuel lock valve but have put another one between the tank and fuel pump which must be a better place for it. I can't remember now where I got the fuel line from but it was specifically for E10 fuel from a reputable supplier.
  9. I was heading for something like the facel Vega with levers for the heater control The vents will fit onto a new heater/AC unit but I'm along way from that
  10. It's been a while but nearly done. The aircraft throttle style heater control are now the only outstanding part but I need to get the engine back in to see how much space is available when the car is in gear. I need a rivnut tool so I can take the switch panels out without access from behind and the switch labels need to be engraved on the lower panel. The wing mirrors need modification to take a modern motor as my solonoids are knackered then the switches will work!
  11. Yep it was an absolute pain in the neck. I'd changed the fuel line with the body off but decided to change it again with the announcement of E10 fuel so had to get a compatible pipe and redo it with the body on! Better to have peace of mind though and nothing compared to fixing a burnt out car.
  12. I used copper brake pipe which fits inside the fuel line. A barb can be fashioned in the copper so with one person pulling and another pushing the original location can be maintained. I worked from the back to the front since access to the chassis was easier
  13. I'd replace the pipe entirely. The consequences of failure are too high and if it's the original pipe the likelihood of failure is also high.
  14. Isn't that upsidedown? I'm not sure it would suit my car
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