You're not far off 1 million views on this part 2 section of your build thread. Impressive stuff.
Burnt myself out at the beginning of the first lockdown, making the carbon roof and doors plus a lot of bodywork fettling. Over the last year we have built the 'Entertainment Suite', a 9 hole putting course plus a lot of stuff in the garden and I mislaid my Mojo.Steve It's about you stopped all this faffing around and got serious about getting the Elan "finished" as I would love to see the end result before I drop off my perch and go to Elysium, Heaven , Hell , Valhalla or some other place if any of them actually exist
WFE?Great to hear that you are getting your mojo back and my wife and #2 son love things like "The walking dead "so I may be converted over to the dark side and finally watch a Zombie film when you let me know the title as am interested in seeing the WFE on the big screen.
Can you please have a talk with my wife lolRe: At Last!. I have started on my car
STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!
Just worked out cost of the major items still to be bought (ECU, wheels, gauges, propshaft, windscreen, intercooler and other alloy bits, roll cage, carbon fibre doors and bonnet, etc etc) and frightened myself!
However, after a discussion with my wife, we have decided to increase the mortgage so that I can finish the car this year!
Great to see you are back on your project after your long sabbatical.In order to get the door to fit better, so less fettling needed, I needed to adjust the lock post ((or whatever the sticky out thing that the lock grabs is called). In order to get it to tighten up on to the very thin carbon door opening I needed a thick washer. Where to get a 3mm washer at 5pm on a Saturday evening? AhHA!, the good ol' lathe, that's where. Ten minutes later and the lock post is adjusted and secure.
Before someone suggests that I could have simply used more than one washer, I will tell you why not. There is a round hole above the post for access to the post nut. It is very easy to drop nuts and washers when positioning them and then it is down to fishing with a magnet to retrieve them. Using one bigger washer makes the job easier. Mind you, if I dropped the aluminium one I just made that would be a bit trickier to retrieve
Whilst making the washer, I came to the conclusion that if I was allowed only one metal working machine it would be the lathe. It paid for itself in money saved within the first year. Also, as my car is a little unusual there are very few parts available so making them is often the only solution and that is expensive if outsourced.
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Hi. I think that my MoJo is returning, albeit slowly. At least I am making a sanding mess If I can get the doors to fit how I want them I will be well on the way to finishing the bodywork. Then on to the interior.Great to see you are back on your project after your long sabbatical.
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