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    Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    I am looking at replacing the front chassis frame on my Mk1 - sometimes referred to as the H-section. I notice that Moss parts don't list one for the Mk1.
    Is availability of replacements this section a problem then?

    Is there any interchangeability with this and the later "(c) H-AN6 to (c) H-AN8, (c) G-AN1 to (c) G-AN3, 948cc-1098cc" version they list?

    Presumably any of these come with the angle already in place for the longitudinal rails for achieving the correct caster angle?

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    Re: Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    I am just going out on a limb here but the differences between the MkI and MKII Sprites is so little that it should work very well. Granted there WILL be a few holes in the wrong places but the major metal will be in the correct locations
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    Re: Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    Try AH Spares in Jolly Olde England, specifically https://www.ahspares.co.uk/sprite/In...s/default.aspx as it looks like they list all the bits and pieces you might need. If you pull together an order, you can ask for the shipping costs before completing so that you're not surprised.
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    Re: Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    "Hobart Australia"?
    You might also want to ask AH Spares for a guesstimate for shipping time - here in the Senior Colony I've had stuff show up within a week, and the occasional order taking up to six weeks.
    Also check with KAS Kilmartin Panels in Oz - see https://www.kas-kilmartin.com.au/KAS...scriptions.htm as it looks like they've got a pile of bits and pieces available.
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    Re: Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    Thanks guys.

    AHSpares were on my list of likelies. I couldn't immediately see the complete H-section as a unit with them, but they do appear to have all of the relevant bits. Again the Mk1 and Mk2-3 listed separately for the rails - underlining your point Billm.

    Do you reckon if supplied separately the rails would come 'pre-angled'? It strikes me as perhaps the fiddliest aspect of the replacement if you have to do yourself/have it done.

    Kilmartins were also on the list - I haven't spoken to them yet but they do look a 'highly possible' to be able to supply the complete unit.
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    Re: Chassis front 'H-section' Mk1

    Try Tony Benetto at the Bugeye Barn: https://www.bugeyebarn.com/html/s01_...ome.asp?dsb=16 If he doesn't stock the part new, he may be able to source a used one.
    Rick

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