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GaWajn

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Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2016, 09:47:38 PM »
An update for everyone who is following this thread.

I have found all the ignition parts to go onto the stator I will be using. The lighting coil, ignition coil along with the points and condenser have all been found and are NOS.

I no longer am looking for these items. I have everything I need. Thank you for all the emails and trying to help me out with parts.
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    GaWajn

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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #46 on: December 30, 2016, 05:35:40 PM »
    Everything on the stator plate is NOS. I had the points and condenser. Paul Wilson ... a local friend supplied the ignition coil and Dave Barnhill sent me the lighting coil. I hope to get a little bit of time in the next couple of weeks to finish the engine build.

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    GaWajn

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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #47 on: December 30, 2016, 10:00:59 PM »
    Got a package in the mail this evening ... from Goose  :)

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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #48 on: December 31, 2016, 08:39:06 PM »
    GaWajn, I love your builds! Such attention to detail, and cool pictures too. I can't wait to see this one finished. Quick question: Was the 292 these sleds used the same they put in the SS Elan in 1972?
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    GaWajn

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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #49 on: December 31, 2016, 09:03:57 PM »
    Nope. The Elan SS sleds were twins.
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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #50 on: January 07, 2017, 10:53:47 AM »
    Wow. Does Goose make those seats!?

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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #51 on: January 07, 2017, 12:01:27 PM »
    Yep. I got a 1971 Elan seat from him a while back ... also a 67 Oly set. They are pretty darned good. I have heard them described by someone as driver quality seats. My estimation is that they are better than driver quality ... that's why I am a repeat customer :)  A good product at a good price ... although the exchange rate is killing us at the moment!

    I am going to try to get a little shop time in today ...
    « Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 05:17:54 PM by GaWajn »
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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #52 on: January 09, 2017, 05:16:26 PM »
    I finally got a bit of shop time. It's been kinda crazy this holiday season.

    I bought some NOS plug wire from ebay. Just another nice added touch.



    Here you can see the stator plate installed with all the NOS goodies ...



    This is my current rig that I use for timing my engines. I got a super deal on the dial gauge from ebay. I assume it was because it had a metric scale. Anyways, it is a nice quality item made in Germany. I added a stem extension to it. The holder that screws into the plug hole is a motorcycle item. It was not working for me as it was so I had a machinist buddy of mine reduce the length and redo the threads. He also had the brass thumb screws on hand.



    I keep this Elan head kicking around for just this purpose ...



    This way ... I can bolt in onto any Rotax single cylinder engine and have a rig that I can do direct timing, instead of indirect. I prefer the direct method and I don't have a roller tip that would work with angled plug heads. I am measuring directly on top of the piston so the Elan head is not introducing any error.

    Points gapped at .016, plug gapped at .020, Timed at 4.15mm BTDC (.163 thousanths). Nice strong spark so looks like it's good to go.
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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #53 on: January 09, 2017, 10:05:05 PM »
    I am almost finished with the engine assembly ...









    I have not started the engine yet. I will wait until I get a clutch onto it.

    I am debating if I will put on an original type clutch or go with an Elan aluminum roller primary ...
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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #54 on: January 09, 2017, 10:16:54 PM »
       If it were me I'd use the roller clutch. That's what I'm doing with my '68 Olympic, an Elan clutch. Nobody is going to see it under the guard anyways.
       I think your black engine shroud is going to look awesome in this sled. I think it would of been cool if all the black dot sleds came with a black engine.
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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #55 on: January 09, 2017, 11:14:33 PM »
    I like the connectors I got from Goose. Good quality stuff.

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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #56 on: January 10, 2017, 04:04:46 PM »
    Color me jealous, I love black dot sleds. Great work on the rebuild!

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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #57 on: January 12, 2017, 04:54:56 PM »
    Great work on the build! Can't wait to see the chassis and cab come back from paint.
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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #58 on: January 17, 2017, 04:43:08 PM »


    Not much of an update ... got NOS clevis pins for the skis from ebay ...
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    Re: 7040 ... so it begins ...
    « Reply #59 on: January 20, 2017, 08:12:54 PM »
    The frame and skis are pretty much ready to go for paint. The cab is already at the body shop getting ready for paint.







    I painted underneath the copper plates because primer is not water tight. From the factory ... they did not paint underneath those but I thought it might be a good idea. It might prevent rust from forming under the plates.

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