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    Re: replacing walnut veneeron the dash

    My Elan has the same issue with the wires, colors completely faded. I was careful to label them as I took them off so could re-use if necessary but would prefer to get a new harness. Autosparks in...
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    Re: replacing walnut veneeron the dash

    I used a 1/4 inch flush trim bit in my small router. Mine had a plunge cutter on it too but you could drill a pilot hole also. The holes in the original dash acted as guides. Mine had a painted edge...
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    Re: replacing walnut veneeron the dash

    Now I can appreciate the work that went into it. Nice job, D.
    Tom
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    Re: Parts sourcing from the UK (5/18/2020).

    Interesting Larry. From what I understand from suppliers, the Royal Mail has not raised their prices as most other shippers have. But the Mail is not the first choice for many of them.
    Tom
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    Re: Parts sourcing from the UK (5/18/2020).

    What I had intended to suggest is that something seems to have drastically changed with trans Atlantic deliveries post COVID 19. (Or at least with the one example I have.)
    I too have used UK...
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    Re: Parts sourcing from the UK (5/18/2020).

    That's been my experience with a list of more than a half dozen UK suppliers, as fast or faster than domestic shipping and cheaper depending on the exchange. This last took me by surprise and I think...
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    Parts sourcing from the UK (5/18/2020).

    While some UK suppliers are back in business, shipping from the UK to the US seems to have increased exponentially. The order I placed a few weeks ago, with shipping "to be determined" on the...
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    Re: replacing walnut veneeron the dash

    Thanks for the reply, that's a good way to do it although my attempt at making a suitable press failed. I couldn't get the wrinkles out of the veneer. Maybe mine would have worked if I had spent time...
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    Re: replacing walnut veneeron the dash

    Here is the new veneer with lettering:
    63578
    The letters were from RD Enterprises in PA. The are not transfers but printed on a very transparent material. The material stays on and shows but...
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    Re: replacing walnut veneeron the dash

    The burl (mine was heavily figured but not really burl at $30) should not be a problem if you get a quality veneer with backing.
    I've also received my letter set. It looks as though it will work but...
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    Re: Parts gathering for the S-3 Elan

    I started a new thread: "Replacing walnut veneer on the dash".
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    replacing walnut veneeron the dash

    Re-veneering the dash:



    The process starts with the dash removal, straight forward enough but time consuming and physically challenging to a guy well over the hill like myself. Lots of tubs...
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    Re: Parts gathering for the S-3 Elan

    My car has the rocker switches. RD Enterprises in Quakertown PA has the set of labels and very reasonable. I should get mine soon and will post or email a picture.
    I uploaded the dash pic again but...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Vin TS for the car.

    TS378** would be likely, IMO, but that doesn't do you much good. As far as I know the Heritage people don't use engine numbers as identifiers. Perhaps with the engine and body number but I assume you...
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    Re: Parts gathering for the S-3 Elan

    There does not seem to be a lot of activity on this forum, nor is there much going on parts wise in the UK, so I decided to continue this topic with my experience. I've placed an order with...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Radiator drain tap?

    BSPT for the radiator tap??
    Tom
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: TR3A gas tank repair

    My choice would be to get a new tank. Same with the fuel line. The tank can be welded but follow all the rules as it is dangerous. I weld also but no fuel tanks. The tanks also tend to get rust and...
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    TR5/TR250 » Re: Ammeter Question

    No particular expertise here but if the battery is fully charged, it won't move much. Try cranking the engine with the ignition disabled. You should see some significant movement.
    Tom
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Steering Box Rocker Shaft Bushing Reaming

    Got this from Macy's site although I think there is some question of the necessity of reaming. https://macysgarage.com/stg-box-1.htm
    "New bushings MUST be reamed to fit the rocker shaft. We use...
  20. Thread: tranny woes

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    TR5/TR250 » Re: tranny woes

    Interesting. I've never seen that happen but it would account for most of the symptoms.
    Tom
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    TR6 » Re: Resurrecting a water pump, worth it?

    You could put a bit of sealant on it too.
    Tom
  22. TR2/3/3A » Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Yup, my loft if full of similar mistakes made over the past 50+ years.
    Tom
  23. TR2/3/3A » Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Dave, That link says 5/16 OD. I'm pretty sure it should be 3/8. Pretty easy to come by. I got mine at Grainger. It shipped to store free, pricey if otherwise. Tom
  24. TR2/3/3A » Re: Making your own steering wheel stator tube?

    Certainly can't add much to that except that my increasingly unsteady hands would make cutting the slot free hand difficult so I used an end mill in my drill press with a slinging vise. If you have...
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    General Tech » Re: Bleeding Brakes—Venturi/Compressor

    Those master cylinders often get air bound. Bench bleeding will avoid that. So will cracking the pressure line at the cylinder itself while pumping after it's in the car. Not a problem with a vacuum...
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