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#1 Vacuum pipe clips

Post by 154WHU » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:25 pm

Hi
Can anyone tell me were I can get the pipe clips that hold the vacuum pipes that run on the outside of the scuttle for the the 65/66 cars ,the part No isC24749. I have lost mine in one of my many moves, its driving me nuts :x

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Post by abowie » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:11 pm

If these are the ones that hold 3 pipes together, no one makes them AFAIK. I've been looking. If you find some I'd love a set.
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#3 Vacuum pipe clips

Post by 154WHU » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:25 pm

Hi Andrew
Thank you for feed back , that is what i have been told but you never know.
I can get some made if I had a pattern or a drawing.have a tame sheet metal company. Anybody with any other ideas :)

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Post by abowie » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:55 pm

Best pic I have is this:

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#5 Vacuum pipe clips

Post by 154WHU » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:31 pm

Thanks Andrew for pic
If I have any luck with getting any made ,will let you know
Kind Regards
Clive

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Post by Heuer » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:00 pm

Have you tried Richard Smith?
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#7 Vacuum pipe clips

Post by 154WHU » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:42 pm

Hi
The simply answer is No, all the bigger suppliers said the part is not made.
hence my post. I will contact Richard Smith to see if they can.
many thanks for your info
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Post by Duckham » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:35 am

Clive - a long time ago Colin Ford used to make those pipes up as sets, so he may be worth asking for the clips. I don't have his contact details but he is the JEC tech advisor so his details will be on their website
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Post by abowie » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:36 am

I'll take 3 sets if you can get them made.
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Post by PeterCrespin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:44 am

John Farrell in the USA makes most of the unobtanium smal metal bits for E-types. Www.etypeparts.com

If he doesn't make them I bet he would.

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Post by neal herridge » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:34 pm

I have made them in the past by using a larger st/steel P clip 18mm dia & removing the rubber lining, then get three pieces of bar the same dia as the pipes & gently using a vice close up the P clip around the three bits of bar you may need to put a taper punch in the hole to make the hole line up works very well.
I know the clips should be plated but the st/steel is a dull finish.
I have also made them by cutting a length of st/steel strip & then bending them the same way, only drilling the hole & cutting to length after bending.
If you don't have any round bar cut the heads of some old bolts.
Hope this helps.

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Post by abowie » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:12 pm

PeterCrespin wrote:John Farrell in the USA makes most of the unobtanium smal metal bits for E-types. Www.etypeparts.com

If he doesn't make them I bet he would.

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IIRC it was John that I spoke to. He was happy to make them but needed a sample which I didn't have. I think I calculated that only about 350 cars were fitted with the external pipes like this. I want them for a RHD conversion on a car we're doing.
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#13 Vacuum pipe clips

Post by 154WHU » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:33 pm

Hi Guys
Thank you for all the feed back,I contacted Richard Smith,He said that he couldnt help,
have not tried Colin Ford yet.
As I said if any body has a pattern or drawing I could get some made.
How many cars did you say that had them fitted ,just my luck
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Post by 1954Etype » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:56 pm

Clive, you can make a former by measuring the diameter of the vacuum pipes and the brake pipe. Get some tubing or bar (drill shanks?) of the same size and lay them out in the correct confighration (2 vac pipes underneath the brake) and them hammer a strip of mild steel (12mm?) over them. This will give you the front shape you need. The strip needs to be long enough to double around itself to form a loop. Drill 2 holes big enough to accept a 1\4 inch bolt to secure the clip to the bulkhead. With a bit of practice you should be able to fabricate them.
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#15 Vacuum pipe clips

Post by 154WHU » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:52 pm

Again thank you for your Feedback,
I will try making some and see how I get on.
Thank you
Clive :)

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