Lost parts in restoration

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#1 Lost parts in restoration

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:44 pm

Hi all , so who's lost what while restoring their car ??? My biggest :banghead: at the moment on my finished (it's never finished) lightweight coupe is my Ali bonnet to cockpit vents , they come in two parts and replace the heater box . The part that fixes to the bulkhead was fitted as soon as bulkhead was painted , the part that attaches to the bonnet , the bigger part , the part i had signed by Norman Dewis , ??????? Nope cant find it anywhere ??? Ive looked in both the east and west-wing and all over the workshop , I can just not think where I put it "safe" :banghead: so who else has done this it can't be only me :oops:
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#2 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by ManniB » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:01 pm

The house doesn't lose anything. You'll find it finally!

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#3 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by johnetype » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:08 pm

Exhaust heat shield that fits below the gearbox and the circular plate on the top of the air cleaner assembly that the rubber diaphragm sits in.
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#4 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by 288gto » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:26 pm

Special spindle bolt on my stainless throttle linkages.
Apparently my wife definitely didn’t throw it away and even if she did, it shouldn’t have been on the kitchen table in the first place! :seeingstars:

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#5 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by JagWaugh » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:22 am

The easiest way to find them is to order, or fabricate new ones. 10 minutes after the repacements are fitted your originals will magically appear.

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#6 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by Jeremy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:28 am

:yeahthat: :lol:
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#7 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by ralphr1780 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:53 am

I am happy to see that others have also gremlins in their workshop, who act weird while you are away.
:bouncyyellow:
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#8 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by chrisfell » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:16 am

ralphr1780 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:53 am
I am happy to see that others have also gremlins in their workshop, who act weird while you are away.
:bouncyyellow:
LIttle buggers in my garage move things around under my nose!
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#9 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by johnetype » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:15 pm

That'll be the mice coming in around now to find somewhere warm and reproductive for the winter :bigrin:
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#10 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by mach2andy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:30 am

Having hunted high and low for several days trying to find my alternator bracket, I eventually had my Homer Simpson doh moment. It's with the powdercoater!! Also, having spent several hours assiduously fettling and polishing some lovely pieces of chrome that came with my car, I discovered that they are nothing to do with the E!!
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#11 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:16 pm

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Woohoo I'd searched the east,west,and sarf wings of my house and then I finally find it in the basement of my wife's undecorated dolls house ...... I knew it was somewhere safe :lol:
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#12 Re: Lost parts in restoration

Post by Lost Horizon » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:24 pm

ralphr1780 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:53 am
I am happy to see that others have also gremlins in their workshop, who act weird while you are away.
:bouncyyellow:
You mean these fellows?

https://youtu.be/6aQDBey6C3I
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