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Post  TONYELF on Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:21 pm

OK folks this actual ebay sale is for a re manufactured Elf Spear, ready for chroming but the seller says he has the mould for making the Hornet Spear in brass for rechroming.Check it out for yourselves

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/wolseley-HORNET-riley-ELF-reproduced-BONNET-moulding_W0QQitemZ270453286307QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item3ef845a5a3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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Post  Red Riley on Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:38 pm

The picture of the Hornet one is here: ebay link

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Post  TONYELF on Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:27 pm

Thanks for that Brian, I missed it!

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:44 pm

just seen these and was going to post the link, but as usual i'm behind the times! Laughing

well spotted chaps
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Post  CamelotR on Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:46 am

The guy behind the adv is a bit strange.

I asked him if he has the mould to do these or are they oneoffs. He told me he has only got these... and the next day he put on another Hornet spear... what a surprise...

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Post  TONYELF on Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:29 pm

He has probably realised he's found a market on the Hornet spears ,he now has at least three of them listed ,all with one bid on each !
If members can obtain one for say £20 or so I am guessing they can have them chromeplated for around £30-£40 That would be a realistic price I guess?
(I have emailed my chromer to see if he will give a price if members are interested and will get back to you if favourable)


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Post  TONYELF on Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:57 pm

Big_Al_Smith wrote:just seen these and was going to post the link, but as usual i'm behind the times! Laughing

well spotted chaps

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:50 pm

my bus is never late 'cos it always runs on my time! Laughing
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Post  CJ on Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:57 am

I'm b interested Tony

have count the pennys first though

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Post  TONYELF on Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:56 am

You will have to save more than a few pennies the way the auctions are going at the moment, silly bids. there must be some desperate Hornets angrily buzzing round without spears,

No spear . No Sting?

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Post  Red Riley on Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:50 am

Wow! Did you see what that went for? And it still needs chroming done. That's half again as much as the nicely finished Elf spears that Elf Service was making available to us. The listing says that he has more than one. Anyone try to contact him and see what his rate is to just make you one up, and skip the bidding rage?

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Post  TONYELF on Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:56 am

A case of supply and demand?
Ahh well if people are desperate enough for something?

Brian, your avatar has increased in size for some reason on my screen and is covering part of your thread?

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Sad I know!

Post  DyNoRod on Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:30 pm

Sad I know, but I am the poor sap that bought two of them! I only wanted the Hornet one, then some arse bid me right up, so I bid on the other just incase I missed the first and somehow ended up with one Hornet and one Elf spear! So if anyone is really desperate you can buy the Elf spear from me for what I paid £50 (fat chance I know) otherwise I will just put it back on ebay.

I really was desperate for the Hornet spear, I have four now, all if which are knackered or come back from chrome in a sorry state!
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Post  Red Riley on Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:48 pm

TONYELF wrote:Brian, your avatar has increased in size for some reason on my screen and is covering part of your thread?
Apparently I was too proud of that photo, as it exceeded the maximum pixel width. Doh!

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Post  TONYELF on Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:33 pm

DyNoRod wrote:Sad I know, but I am the poor sap that bought two of them! I only wanted the Hornet one, then some arse bid me right up, so I bid on the other just incase I missed the first and somehow ended up with one Hornet and one Elf spear! So if anyone is really desperate you can buy the Elf spear from me for what I paid £50 (fat chance I know) otherwise I will just put it back on ebay.

I really was desperate for the Hornet spear, I have four now, all if which are knackered or come back from chrome in a sorry state!

It does happen.Never mind. I just hope the finish on them is good to receive a coat of chrome and suggest you have them both done at same time and put the unwanted one bay on the bay with a reserve price to cover your costs obviously. Other wise pop it on the shelf for a while and try later (or keep it for when you get a Elf!)
As yet I have not had a reply from Paul with a price for rechroming these. Rolling Eyes

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Post  TONYELF on Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:00 pm

I'm afraid Paul does not do chroming on these unless they are pure brass. His reply is below for your information. You will have to get it confirmed that these castings are in fact brass as stated on Ebay if you would like Paul to chrome them for you (Paul is based in St Helens) Unfortunately he has not quoted a price.

Hi Tony
They sound like they could be a die cast/maizac (zinc based alloy) which can be done but is a different process to mine. You need to coat the casting with a cyanide copper prior to nickel and chrome, but I don't do copper plating. But if they can be cast from brass then I can chrome them and you will get better end results.


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