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Grant Kearney

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2015, 10:50:07 PM »

The system is 6v and I need to go positive earth for the LEP wiper motor I think.

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If you are using an original type LEP wiper motor as fitted to a Peel or Bond MkC then its negative earth.

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2015, 08:07:50 PM »
Thanks for that, I've found that its actually the washer pump thats +ve earth. I dont think the 6V LEP wiper motor is polarity sensitive..

Ive finished my Veedol Cap other than drilling the small vent hole..I opted for an aluminium body and nitrile O rings

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2016, 02:13:42 AM »
Hi

Following my visit to the recent Hammond Open Day I have finally worked out the operation of the Trident body prop...this has been bugging me for quite a while but the cam mechanism is really quite simple once figured out...I'm very grateful to the Hammonds and all others involved for an excellent weekend.

The first pic is of an original prop and the second is my replica prop nearing completion.

The cam piece is a silver steel disc at present and will be ground to shape following heat treatment...and will then be riveted in.

It took me three goes to fold the flanged top tube just the right diameter to fit with a good sliding action inside the lower tube..

With each piece completed on this project I'm always amazed how small the various components actually work out...


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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2016, 11:22:53 AM »
Cracking post Grommet!
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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2016, 12:16:38 PM »
I was told they used a boot lid stay from an old Jaguar?

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2016, 01:24:42 PM »
I'm following this one as the replica she'll I brought come with a gas strut, but I thought that would out strain on the body.

I'm sure we spoke at the Hammond Weekend. I had the green two seater car, but turned back due to the weather.
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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2016, 05:58:45 PM »
I was told they used a boot lid stay from an old Jaguar?

Yes I think so but it would be a bit expensive to buy a £120000 Jag just for the prop!

Here are some pics of the tube folding;

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2016, 10:46:28 PM »
I need to pop round and see your workshop as the work you produce is insanely good

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2016, 02:56:02 PM »
Steve

Ive been thinking about our discussion on Peel dome blowing.....I might have a go this winter and maybe you can help me when Im ready for a trial run...unless you get there first of course.

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #54 on: August 17, 2016, 05:05:41 PM »
I saw a jig for making Peel Trident Domes not so long ago.  Have you already got one?

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #55 on: August 17, 2016, 05:35:34 PM »
No not yet... I do have the flange dimensions for the former though. The intention is to blow it from a flange ring and then press the windscreen face in as they did in the factory (Hence they are all slightly different shape!) and not to use a fully shaped former as are used for the commercially available ones.  The only obstacle I can see at the moment is evenly heating the sheet prior to blowing....I have some ideas on this though....and will have to experiment as I dont have access to a large temperature controlled sheet oven. I'm thinking bottled CO2 might be good for the blowing, although I also have compressed air.

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2016, 06:41:28 PM »
I think the chap who has the jig may be able to lend it to you - it's up to him.

The windscreen area is formed using a shaped bar that sits inside the bubble and is rotated into position once everything is hot and blown to the desired bubble height.

I don't know if the bubble is blown from underneath, pushing the bubble up.  Or perhaps upside down - the bubble hanging under gravity.



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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2016, 10:34:48 PM »
To right ! I want to be involved!

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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2016, 08:02:22 AM »
Ah, The dreaded Bubble blower. A black art that involves a funny leg shake.
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Re: My First Microcar Build
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2016, 07:55:26 PM »


Here are some pics of the tube folding;

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The way you have shown it, it looks like the only tool used to create the tube was a vice.
Were there really no other tools or techniques required?
Perhaps some narration to accompany the pictures would be additionally useful for those of us wishing to expand our skill set in this direction.
Thanks