Author Topic: HAMMOND GORDON  (Read 25573 times)

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Re: HAMMOND GORDON
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2013, 08:17:49 PM »
rob did ask what type of exhaust for the Gordon . i am proposing this arrangement with perhaps a 3" hanging strap securing the silencer to the chassis as per illustration i hope ? any thoughts on this please ? the engine is flexibly mounted and the rear springs ( no shocks ) have i think about 2 1/2" of movement .
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Re: HAMMOND GORDON
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2013, 08:27:40 PM »
extending the thread a little but i got some bits back from the powder coaters today , from my Gordon . Very expensive but they do look and feel lovely and should last . maybe even until i get it on the road  ;D he didnt powder coat the petrol tank as he thought the heat would destroy the soldered seams - eeeks never thought of that
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Re: HAMMOND GORDON
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2013, 09:51:46 PM »
he didnt powder coat the petrol tank as he thought the heat would destroy the soldered seams - eeeks never thought of that

Which could have resulted in a Gordon gas tank explosion that could have destroyed more than just car parts, if he didn't blow a sufficient amount of steam through it first.

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Re: HAMMOND GORDON
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2013, 09:58:58 PM »
not sure about the powder coating process but the tank is open in 2 places , 1 large cap 1 small tap
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