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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  TONYELF on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:06 am

What about the bonnet? I have a spare in better condition than that if your interested. Only problem, I'm in Chester!
I am asking £40 but not sure about postage .would prefer collection


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Post  We Are The Mods on Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:56 pm

Ive got a spare bonnet also mate. But im keeping this one. Just going to put duck tape over it for the M.O.T then ill take it off again Very Happy
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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  Admin on Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:52 pm

I'd be temped with ur bonnet tony.....

just saving to sort the 1100...
if ya still got it when im on my travels maybe......

as elf still hiding in corner at mo Sad

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  TONYELF on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:08 am

Thats ok. bonnet is hiding somewhere. not seen it for months! Very Happy

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  We Are The Mods on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:59 pm

The doors are giveing me a pain in the bum. Hopefully there will be an update nexted sunday with photos
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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  We Are The Mods on Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:30 pm

I`ve tryed to hang the doors on today. But it just p**sed me off so i gave up (For now) and moved on to the fule tank.




Early tanks are smaller so im putting in a tank for a Mayfair witch are bigger



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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  Red Riley on Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:24 am

Okay, I'll be the first to ask. How are you planning to put the petrol in?

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  CamelotR on Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:43 am

Put in petrol??? Theese days?!?!? No Way!!!

Going to take part in the BP economic rallye?

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  We Are The Mods on Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:08 pm


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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  TONYELF on Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:33 am

You managed to weld that without going BOOM ? affraid

I realise why you have done that, I wanted to change my tank for a larger capacity until I found the filler neck was wrong angle for Elf. Now I'm wondering wether to do same but leave original neck on body to keep it original?

I would like to make a point here. On second thoughts. My tank spills petrol when taking roundabouts fast so how will you stop yours spilling into boot everytime you accelerate away after topping up Question
Also, won't the boot hinge foul the tank Question


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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  We Are The Mods on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:55 pm

TONYELF wrote:You managed to weld that without going BOOM ? affraid
how will you stop yours spilling into boot everytime you accelerate away after topping up Question
Also, won't the boot hinge foul the tank Question


Just take regular brakes and if you hear any funny sound Ruuuunnnn

The hinge just miss`s it by 2cms.
As for the spilling ill just have to see what happens or even make something up
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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  superworm on Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:09 pm

...speaking of extra fuel capacity, I have a second Elf/Hornet tank as a Right Hand tank rather than a bigger single tank. Because the filler pipe is (almost) perpendicular to the side of Elfie, it was just a simple matter to spin the tank around and make a new tank filler hole in the RHS rear wing, poke the tank through the side having made up opposites of the boot floor mountings and use an original but modified tank strap to hold it down (methinks I use two of the "longer" straps and bolted them as per the LHS.) . Making the hole in the side was done by dispensing with the old adage of "measure TWICE and cut ONCE" and substituting "measure SIX times and cut ONCE...in fact I cut the hole a little smaller and kept increasing the diameter to the size required by the filler neck grommet in little stages, thus keeping the hole centralised to the required position. I used two SU fuel pumps mounted on opposite sides of the subrame where the fuel feeds from each tank to the appropriate pump and thence to a steel "T" piece and then to the main fuel line. Due to the nature of the valves on each pump, they act as non-return valves so it is impossible to pump from one tank to the other (and thence out of the filler neck ont' road) unless the valves fail (never happened to me in 20yrs (touch wood - mmmmm my head is handy!)). The pumps are switched by a 2-way double pole centre-off switch (from Maplins) with the fuel tank gauges wired up to the other pole so I can a)select a pump and b) know how much fuel is in the selected tank. When I walk away from the car, centre off means if I ever forget to set the alarm, any one who attemps to steal it isn't going to get more a couple of miles before the float chambers run dry....and maybe won't have the gumption to know why its stopped. I have use SS braided reinforced rubber pipes for the connections and metal pipes for the longer runs within the boot. The only problem I have is that the bottom fuel outlet pipe from the RH tank is only about 6" from the back of the car so may well be vulnerable if some IJOT rear-ends me.....one day I may move the pipe to the forward end of the tank if I ever get brave enough to re-braze it without it going "boom".

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PS my boot is sealed off from the pax compartment as required by FAI motorsport regulations (in case I ever decided to go "Stage" rallying - I didn't .......but it was a good safety feature). This is something I would do if I had to fill my tank(s) by opening the bootlid!
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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  Red Riley on Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:41 am

TONYELF wrote:You managed to weld that without going BOOM ? affraid

I realise why you have done that, I wanted to change my tank for a larger capacity until I found the filler neck was wrong angle for Elf. Now I'm wondering wether to do same but leave original neck on body to keep it original?

I've been under the impression that the main difference is the angle of the filler neck, and slicing the neck off and rewelding at the proper angle wouldn't seem like that bad a job. Much less modding than moving the neck inside the boot.

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  CamelotR on Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:37 am

I have a 35lts tank in my Hornet. the hinge did fouled on it, had to modify it to suit. Also had to recut the boot board naturaly.
I have not velded the tank neck, rather i have just "adjusted" it angle by bending it a bit Smile. The only downside that the filler cap is now very close to the chassis.

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  TONYELF on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:22 am

How did you modify the tank to suit the hinge. A dent on the top? Can you provide a photo of the boot showing it?

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  CamelotR on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:42 am

I have removed the plate securing the hinge from the bootlid (some dremmeling/cutting as it is bolted+velded for some funny reason). I have turned the plate around. Also removed the hinge and repositioned it drilling new holes into the parcel self and moved the hinge from the left to the right side of the securing plate.


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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  CamelotR on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:44 am

Just enough.


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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  We Are The Mods on Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:06 pm

I got some goodies at Castle Combe. I brought a hornet bonnet spear for........................£10 affraid

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  RobBFG on Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:29 am

I've got a right hand tank in my Elf now. It's a standard mini setup but with a modified filler neck.

I measured up the Elf neck on the left side so I could make a mirror copy for the right. Unfortunately the standard mini filler neck is not long enough to just cut it at an angle, spin the end round, and weld it down. I had to buy a right hand tank and a scrap tank for the filler neck. The good news is: Now it's done it does look very nice!
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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  Red Riley on Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:55 am

This is how my boot is set up. I got one of the plastic right hand tanks from Australia.

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  TONYELF on Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:42 pm

Remind us where the battery is?

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  Red Riley on Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:11 am

TONYELF wrote:Remind us where the battery is?
In the usual place, why?

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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:25 am

now that's a tidy boot! or should i say trunk? Very Happy
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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  RobBFG on Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:07 am

That does look good! Hopefully mine will be as good soon.
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Re: GIZMO My 67 Hornet

Post  We Are The Mods on Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:00 pm

Im back on track people. Had women trouble. But nothing gonna stop me finshing of Gizmo and i found a door. Be picking it sat. So can now carry on with rest of the car. Be starting to re-build my 1275 mg engine soon
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