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Post  TONYELF on Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:27 pm

Rapid progress there Paul!

App form will be in first post collection tomorrow Very Happy

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No Messin'

Post  troutrunner on Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:37 pm

When the bits between the teeth it'll need Swarzeneger to stop me, Is the spellin' right?

Must be the Beer, Paul
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Post  Admin on Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:50 pm

Nice work there!

my elf is sort of in bits....

long way off completion!

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Post  troutrunner on Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:58 pm

Hi Admin,

the bits go back together in the reverse order but a lot slower than they came apart.

Later, Paul
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Post  Admin on Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:01 am

Very true!

but my poor princess is so far spent since 2004 in the same state!

see my princess thread!

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Post  TONYELF on Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:26 am

Light-Sussex wrote:When the bits between the teeth it'll need Swarzeneger to stop me, Is the spellin' right?

Must be the Beer, Paul

It should be Heineken,(help you reach the parts that you otherwise can't reach LOL!)

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Post  troutrunner on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:25 pm

TONYELF wrote:
Light-Sussex wrote:When the bits between the teeth it'll need Swarzeneger to stop me, Is the spellin' right?

Must be the Beer, Paul

It should be Heineken,(help you reach the parts that you otherwise can't reach LOL!)

Poject will resume shortly, inherited an MG metro so I might graft the unit in as a nice quick old car, she is never to be a concourse car but it will be another Hornet on the road.

How do you folks feel about that Rolling Eyes Paul
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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:54 pm

seems a reasonable notion - best part of the old mg metro was generally the engine! Very Happy
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Post  troutrunner on Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:35 am

Big_Al_Smith wrote: best part of the old mg metro was generally the engine! Very Happy

and the brakes but I think that would mean going to 12" wheels but really want to keep the 10" Rolling Eyes
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Spit roast the Hornet

Post  troutrunner on Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:26 am

just an update.

I am at the moment constructing a spit to mount the body shell on, it will utilize the roto-dip holes front and rear for mounting. She will with a bit of luck be mounted on it in a week or two, the stands are made and I have a suitable scaffold pipe for mounting the brackets to. I now have to make the mounting brackets, this is the hard bit but varius pieces of metal will be picked up tomorrow, grinding,welding, bending and hammering will now ensue.

A photy of the stands

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Post  evlin64 on Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:51 am

I have metro engine in my Elf will be fitting stage 1 kit when body work finished also have 12 disk from newer Mini. I like that I can keep up with modern traffic and the car stops. good look with your project

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Post  TONYELF on Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:02 pm

On the subject of a spit. A friend of mine has lent me his spit made up from some tower type scaffolding sections cut and welded together. The only problem I find is that is a little too high but beggars can't be choosers Very Happy

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Post  troutrunner on Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:09 pm

TONYELF wrote:On the subject of a spit. A friend of mine has lent me his spit made up from some tower type scaffolding sections cut and welded together. The only problem I find is that is a little too high but beggars can't be choosers Very Happy

Hi TONYELF,

Seems to be a mini van on the spit. If its a little high I have a couple of suggestions, (1) grow a bit, (2) make a platform to stand on.

Joking apart, I need a way of turning her to an easy welding position, the only way is to try, thats what I'm having a go at and it's a bit late to grow Laughing . The other cars I am interested and run are Austin A30/A35's, which have similar roto-dip holes, my dream is to mount a mini/metro front subframe in an A35 with a 1275cc engine and gearbox and of course leaves you open to any modern independent rear suspension.
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Post  TONYELF on Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:16 am

Well spotted and you are correct. it is a mini van on the spit with a 1275 and 8.5 discs and running gear waiting to go on/in.
I'm 5'7" and 65 next week so got no time to grow any more Sad .
The lad is taller so I'm showing him how to weld for me! The spit is ace for turning the van to the required height but have to prop it in position to stop it turning turtle Very Happy No welding upside down for us! got to be a bonus Smile

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Post  troutrunner on Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:53 am

TONYELF wrote:have to prop it in position to stop it turning turtle Very Happy

Back on the job today, hoping to make the brackets (which will include holes for pins to stop the turn turtle aspect) and with a fair breeze and a little luck get her mounted. More updates to come Very Happy
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Post  troutrunner on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:11 pm

Moved along a bit further today but not quite as much as I would have liked.

The spit is more or less complete and now have put the pole through the Roro-dip holes ready to make up the brackets.

The spit.
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Post  TONYELF on Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:52 am

Brackets? Like mine? a floorboard and g cramps!

And this. hard to see but it is a piece of plywood in place of the speedo using the bolts and holes that hold the speedo! I like to live dangerously! been like this for nearly 12 months. Hell don't tell the Health and safety!

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Post  troutrunner on Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:41 am

Thanks for the pictures Tony, I was a little unsure if the speedo fixings would be strong enough but obviously they are!

Mine is a little more elaborate I know but I intend to carry on with the queue of cars that seems to be building up (A35 FWD, A35 Van) after the Hornets done.
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Post  TONYELF on Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:07 pm

Remember my shell is completly stripped of everything so yes you will need to make some more elaborate fixing plates. And good luck, (so far you have saved over £100 on your spit!)

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Post  troutrunner on Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:32 pm

Mine is also totally nude as well not wearing a stitch Laughing
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Now on the spit

Post  troutrunner on Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:04 am

With the spit more or less complete, she is mounted and ready for some serious work at last.

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rear mounting bracket




Front mounting bracket




On the spit




Enjoy, I know I will.
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Post  mac on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:13 pm

great looking job, credit to you Smile
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Post  troutrunner on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:11 pm

mac wrote:great looking job, credit to you Smile

Hello Mac,

thanks for your thoughts and comment. Could you possibly put up some photy's of your spit bulkhead mounts please or PM them to me please, just want to make sure mine are good.

TA!
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Post  CamelotR on Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:01 pm

Will You sandblast the chassis?

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Sand/shot blasting

Post  troutrunner on Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:14 pm

If she does go for shot blasting I will probably go the whole hog and have the complete car done when the structural work is finished, and get the priming done as well. If you go this route it is bound to show up more repairs that need to be done, a good thing I think.
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