1966 MK2 Elf fires up for 1st time in 15 years

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1966 MK2 Elf fires up for 1st time in 15 years

Post  liam on Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:50 pm

This is my second try at posting this thread so hopefully I get it right!

After a weekend of work with my Dad the Elf is now firing on all Cylinders.

The fuel tank was drained and cleaned, fuel pump rewired and carb taken apart de gunked.

I filmed a short vid and have uploaded it to youtube as I though some of you may be interested.

As I cant post links yet search for 1966 Riley Elf MK2. My channel is leeleerc10

Next job will be to fine tuned the carb and timing (Dad job) and get the suspension pumped up so a general rot inspection can be done

Enjoy the vid and I look forward to geting her out on the road Very Happy

Liam

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Re: 1966 MK2 Elf fires up for 1st time in 15 years

Post  Jono_h on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:22 pm

Well done Liam. I know how good it feels to get a long term non-runner going again - mine had been sitting for 23 years!

Give yourself credit for saving another one, and enjoy it!

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Post  liam on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:55 pm

Well it was my Mums car and she died in 93 so I can let her little car go that easy!

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Post  RileyUSMan on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:54 pm

CONGRATS, they are great little cars and a blast to drive, getting her running is only the begging of the fun!!
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Post  RileyUSMan on Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:59 pm

cool video - sounds great
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Post  liam on Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:49 pm

Thanks for the replys.

My main aim is to get her through an MOT, during this time I hope the Elf would have let me practice how to weld up rust holes on her!

I do like the idea of having no road tax to pay so maybe shes a keeper in the long term

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