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    tom kilner
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    elite 503
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    spaghetti wiring and bubbly paint
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  1. Looks like a great deal I wonder what you offered
  2. How about zap it with a mig - I'm amazed how the sudden heat breaks the bond between different metals. the steel wire won't stick of course, but the shock will still happen. Might pit the plug, but you will have a machine that could clean it up I'm sure
  3. I think I've got that out ok - I'm going to bundle it all together and go up to LB next week and see how much I have to give them before they'll let me go home. I imagine they can measure the crankshaft bearings and recommend suitable main shells... i won't tell them about the vauxhall big ends because they won't like it.
  4. I see it now - looks well worthwhile
  5. can't see it there either -You guys must have a better internet than me.
  6. This elite up for auction but taken down within a few hours, so I assume someone did a deal. Looks like a great car!
  7. The dawn of a new age? ... I can't see how there are many more problems hiding in here. I mean it can't be that hard can it?
  8. In my dreams my elite has a yellow zinc passivated chassis
  9. Yes it's the low point on the cylinder wall, - a bit historic as it's polished up? I don't think my car ever lived in a hedge though, and although the engine block was swapped in the 90s, there's no sign of disuse in the mot mileage since then, or of a head gasket swap - the gasket was holding fine when I took it apart. Could this damage even be 20k miles old? I imagine I'll need one new piston and liner, but still to measure the others up to check if they're useable.
  10. Looks a bit like a p.o. hasn't been using enough anchovy oil for top end lubrication: and the corresponding milk bottle top: The other liners and pistons look ok. This one's number 4. Surprising one's so scuffed, or is this normal?
  11. Unfinished project Makes mine look nearly done.
  12. I found a few "fixed gear" sprockets might do the job, - mostly 20 tooth to fit onto a BSA 1.37" x 24 tpi rear hub - a bicycle non- drive side bottom bracket cup is the same thread, so I could chop one down and press in a suitable machine bearing I've been wondering about the best cable to chain connector - what's a rough guess at the pull force involved - should be newtons I think but let's say in kilos? I mean that attachment point needs to be more reliable than the cable running over the roller. - i assume the chain will run from the pedal lever round the sprocket, then attach to the cable - using a pigtail hook perhaps?
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