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Re: $500 Spitfire

Jim Greco
 

1976 on California would have to be smogged. An engine swap would make that impossible legally.

Sent from my iPhone from some random place on earth

On Jul 21, 2020, at 6:43 AM, Scott Davis <evlist@...> wrote:

OK if that $500 spit wasn't clean enough, here's a $12k one with a Miata transplant that looks good.

I'm keen to know what they did with the rear suspension. If it's also Miata, this is actually quite a deal.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/awesome-1976-custom-triumph-spitfire/7154039484.html


At 08:00 PM 7/20/2020, you wrote:
scary looking arrangement! Near zero info - looks like another Brit underneath it....?

Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM Scott Davis <<mailto:evlist@...>evlist@...> wrote:
The price is right. Looks to be earlier mkI-III. In my town, can go look.

<https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/santa-clarita-triumph-spitfire-project/7159436327.html>https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/santa-clarita-triumph-spitfire-project/7159436327.html

And I am intrigued by the racking system used to hold it up over some
other convertible.

Scott







Re: $500 Spitfire

Scott Davis
 

OK if that $500 spit wasn't clean enough, here's a $12k one with a Miata transplant that looks good.

I'm keen to know what they did with the rear suspension. If it's also Miata, this is actually quite a deal.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/awesome-1976-custom-triumph-spitfire/7154039484.html

At 08:00 PM 7/20/2020, you wrote:
scary looking arrangement! Near zero info - looks like another Brit underneath it....?

Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM Scott Davis <<mailto:evlist@...>evlist@...> wrote:
The price is right. Looks to be earlier mkI-III. In my town, can go look.

<https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/santa-clarita-triumph-spitfire-project/7159436327.html>https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/santa-clarita-triumph-spitfire-project/7159436327.html

And I am intrigued by the racking system used to hold it up over some
other convertible.

Scott





Re: $500 Spitfire

Ken Nelson
 

scary looking arrangement!  Near zero info - looks like another Brit underneath it....?

Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM Scott Davis <evlist@...> wrote:
The price is right.  Looks to be earlier mkI-III.  In my town, can go look.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/santa-clarita-triumph-spitfire-project/7159436327.html

And I am intrigued by the racking system used to hold it up over some
other convertible.

Scott





$500 Spitfire

Scott Davis
 

The price is right. Looks to be earlier mkI-III. In my town, can go look.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/santa-clarita-triumph-spitfire-project/7159436327.html

And I am intrigued by the racking system used to hold it up over some other convertible.

Scott


What sex is a computer.

Ken Nelson
 

  • Subject: What sex is a computer?

  

 


Re: Wrap in SF?

Ken Nelson
 

You're welcome -  did you see my note about my Panhard generator seizing on a rally last week?  If you haven't ever pulled yours apart, you might want to check it out - I had to repair it on the side of the road to avoid an  AAA tow, but it worked until I got a new bearing at Grainger for $5.  Can send you the infor if you need it.  

Stay safe!  
Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 3:22 PM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

Thanks Neil – I’ll pass it along.  And thanks for the effort Ken!

 

Byron

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io [mailto:ArcaneAutos@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Pering
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:43 PM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Wrap in SF?

 

Hi Ken/Byron:

I checked the Tesla owner’s e-mail and I came up with a place in Los Gatos. Take a look at the website and see if it would do:

Regards, Neil. 

 

Neil Pering

 

+1650-537-0810



On Jul 18, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:



I didn't get a clear answer today at our cars & coffee Bryon, but think someone will get back to me before nex wk,  Will also post on grp email - 

 

Best,

Ken

 

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

Great information, Ken.  Thanks!

 

Byron

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io [mailto:ArcaneAutos@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Nelson
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:23 PM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Wrap in SF?

 

One of our guys in Donuts mentioned wrapping a car last Sat - I'll ask tomorrow at bagel shop - 

 

Hey By, did you see my writeup to grp about the gen bearing in my PL cabrio?  Last Sat tried to run with Fiat group and at first stoplight from park lot my gen froze, belt squealed like a stuck pig, and I had to motor the car around a corner on the starter in 2nd gear to get out of traffic.  Those bearings from those days never had grease seals on them - as soon as the grease got hot & ran out, they run dry, and in this case the balls cut thru the steep retaining bands, turned one area into shrapnel, which fell into races and jammed the balls.  If you've never checked your gen, I strongly suggest checking the pulley rotation for Feel, and noise.  They're 60 yrs old if never regreased.  

 

You can get new double-sealed bearings from Grainger supply, mail order, for $5 @ and shipping.   Part is no. 6202 2RS - means 35 mm OD, 15 ID, and 11 mm thick.  Drill or grind off the two rivets holding the keeper plate to the front gen cover, punch the rivet stubs out, push bearing out of front cover using a good-sized socket, and replace with these pre-lubed, sealed bearings which will outlast all of us.

 

Ken

 

Ken 

 

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 5:27 PM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

One of my sons has friends looking for a company in the Bay Area that can do full body auto wraps.  Anyone have any recommendations?

 

Thanks,

Byron


Re: Wrap in SF?

Byron Brill
 

Thanks Neil – I’ll pass it along.  And thanks for the effort Ken!

 

Byron

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io [mailto:ArcaneAutos@groups.io] On Behalf Of Neil Pering
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:43 PM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Wrap in SF?

 

Hi Ken/Byron:

I checked the Tesla owner’s e-mail and I came up with a place in Los Gatos. Take a look at the website and see if it would do:

Regards, Neil. 

 

Neil Pering

 

+1650-537-0810



On Jul 18, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:



I didn't get a clear answer today at our cars & coffee Bryon, but think someone will get back to me before nex wk,  Will also post on grp email - 

 

Best,

Ken

 

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

Great information, Ken.  Thanks!

 

Byron

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io [mailto:ArcaneAutos@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Nelson
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:23 PM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Wrap in SF?

 

One of our guys in Donuts mentioned wrapping a car last Sat - I'll ask tomorrow at bagel shop - 

 

Hey By, did you see my writeup to grp about the gen bearing in my PL cabrio?  Last Sat tried to run with Fiat group and at first stoplight from park lot my gen froze, belt squealed like a stuck pig, and I had to motor the car around a corner on the starter in 2nd gear to get out of traffic.  Those bearings from those days never had grease seals on them - as soon as the grease got hot & ran out, they run dry, and in this case the balls cut thru the steep retaining bands, turned one area into shrapnel, which fell into races and jammed the balls.  If you've never checked your gen, I strongly suggest checking the pulley rotation for Feel, and noise.  They're 60 yrs old if never regreased.  

 

You can get new double-sealed bearings from Grainger supply, mail order, for $5 @ and shipping.   Part is no. 6202 2RS - means 35 mm OD, 15 ID, and 11 mm thick.  Drill or grind off the two rivets holding the keeper plate to the front gen cover, punch the rivet stubs out, push bearing out of front cover using a good-sized socket, and replace with these pre-lubed, sealed bearings which will outlast all of us.

 

Ken

 

Ken 

 

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 5:27 PM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

One of my sons has friends looking for a company in the Bay Area that can do full body auto wraps.  Anyone have any recommendations?

 

Thanks,

Byron


Re: Renault in S.J.

Scott Davis
 

I've owned and updated one. Good interior space, unique French styling, period level safety. 

96v with lead acid is slow,  especially up hills. 120v (8v cells) better but at the motor limit. Balancing the flywheel made it better. Adapter plate was fiber board, serious issues with moisture and warping so I replaced with aluminum. Have a spare motor if anyone needs it. 

Leaf cells would make it quite useful. 

Scott


-------- Original message --------
From: David Russel <djrussel@...>
Date: 7/20/20 11:02 (GMT-08:00)
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Renault in S.J.

Ken,

Ad isn’t gone. Extra . In link. Try this one



David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Jul 20, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


Ad is gone - saw that awhile ago - don't know where it went - 

Ken



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
somebody in this group?
https://sfbay..craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html
Dale



Re: Renault in S.J.

Ken Nelson
 

This LeCar/R5 would make an extremely smooth-riding electric, as the suspension is all torsionbar like my R16 Renaults, and that suspension is the closest thing to a hydropneumatic Citroen DS suspension in comfort vs every other car ever made.  I was in a gas R5 yrs ago when the driver slammed over two major drainage gutters onto a major highway in Detroit and I was stiffening myself against the crash, but that car just soaked the gutters up as tho they didn't exist!  That was my first experience with the Renault torsionbar setup, and it's marvelous.  Wish I had the space/time/knowledge to re-electrify this with updated batts and electronics.

Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:22 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
Weird.  It worked for me. 

Copied and pasted The address Dale sent, removed the extra period, copied corrected link, pasted it into search bar and it worked. 
Then pasted it into message and replied. 

Went back to listing and forwarded from CL page. Hope that works. Also sent it to Sri as he has batteries galore. 

David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Jul 20, 2020, at 11:16 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


"David, this one doesn't work either - 

Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:02 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
Ken,

Ad isn’t gone. Extra . In link. Try this one



David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Jul 20, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


Ad is gone - saw that awhile ago - don't know where it went - 

Ken



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
somebody in this group?
https://sfbay..craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html
Dale



Re: Renault in S.J.

David Russel
 

Weird.  It worked for me. 

Copied and pasted The address Dale sent, removed the extra period, copied corrected link, pasted it into search bar and it worked. 
Then pasted it into message and replied. 

Went back to listing and forwarded from CL page. Hope that works. Also sent it to Sri as he has batteries galore. 

David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Jul 20, 2020, at 11:16 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


"David, this one doesn't work either - 

Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:02 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
Ken,

Ad isn’t gone. Extra . In link. Try this one



David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Jul 20, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


Ad is gone - saw that awhile ago - don't know where it went - 

Ken



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
somebody in this group?
https://sfbay..craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html
Dale



Re: 1980 Renault LeCar R5 - Lectric Leopard is a Factory EV - cars &...

Ken Nelson
 

It's been on CL for awhile now......


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:20 PM Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:17 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
Trying again. Hope this works.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html


David

Sent From Mobile Phone




Re: 1980 Renault LeCar R5 - Lectric Leopard is a Factory EV - cars &...

Ken Nelson
 

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:17 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
Trying again. Hope this works.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html


David

Sent From Mobile Phone




1980 Renault LeCar R5 - Lectric Leopard is a Factory EV - cars &...

David Russel
 


Re: Renault in S.J.

Ken Nelson
 

"David, this one doesn't work either - 

Ken

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 2:02 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
Ken,

Ad isn’t gone. Extra . In link. Try this one



David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Jul 20, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


Ad is gone - saw that awhile ago - don't know where it went - 

Ken



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
somebody in this group?
https://sfbay..craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html
Dale



Re: Renault in S.J.

David Russel
 

Ken,

Ad isn’t gone. Extra . In link. Try this one



David 

Sent From Mobile Phone

On Jul 20, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


Ad is gone - saw that awhile ago - don't know where it went - 

Ken



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
somebody in this group?
https://sfbay..craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html
Dale



Re: Renault in S.J.

Ken Nelson
 

Ad is gone - saw that awhile ago - don't know where it went - 

Ken



On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
somebody in this group?
https://sfbay..craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/san-jose-1980-renault-lecar-r5-lectric/7160474348.html
Dale



Renault in S.J.

Dale
 


Great bird video

Ken Nelson
 


 If only humans can interact with natural enemies like Swoop does with the cat - this world would be much better

>>>
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Re: Wrap in SF?

Neil Pering
 

Hi Ken/Byron:
I checked the Tesla owner’s e-mail and I came up with a place in Los Gatos. Take a look at the website and see if it would do:
www.deepreflectionsdetailers.com
Regards, Neil. 


Neil Pering

+1650-537-0810

On Jul 18, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:


I didn't get a clear answer today at our cars & coffee Bryon, but think someone will get back to me before nex wk,  Will also post on grp email - 

Best,
Ken

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

Great information, Ken.  Thanks!

 

Byron

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io [mailto:ArcaneAutos@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Nelson
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:23 PM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Wrap in SF?

 

One of our guys in Donuts mentioned wrapping a car last Sat - I'll ask tomorrow at bagel shop - 

 

Hey By, did you see my writeup to grp about the gen bearing in my PL cabrio?  Last Sat tried to run with Fiat group and at first stoplight from park lot my gen froze, belt squealed like a stuck pig, and I had to motor the car around a corner on the starter in 2nd gear to get out of traffic.  Those bearings from those days never had grease seals on them - as soon as the grease got hot & ran out, they run dry, and in this case the balls cut thru the steep retaining bands, turned one area into shrapnel, which fell into races and jammed the balls.  If you've never checked your gen, I strongly suggest checking the pulley rotation for Feel, and noise.  They're 60 yrs old if never regreased.  

 

You can get new double-sealed bearings from Grainger supply, mail order, for $5 @ and shipping.   Part is no. 6202 2RS - means 35 mm OD, 15 ID, and 11 mm thick.  Drill or grind off the two rivets holding the keeper plate to the front gen cover, punch the rivet stubs out, push bearing out of front cover using a good-sized socket, and replace with these pre-lubed, sealed bearings which will outlast all of us.

 

Ken

 

Ken 

 

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 5:27 PM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

One of my sons has friends looking for a company in the Bay Area that can do full body auto wraps.  Anyone have any recommendations?

 

Thanks,

Byron


Re: Wrap in SF?

Ken Nelson
 

I didn't get a clear answer today at our cars & coffee Bryon, but think someone will get back to me before nex wk,  Will also post on grp email - 

Best,
Ken

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

Great information, Ken.  Thanks!

 

Byron

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io [mailto:ArcaneAutos@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Nelson
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 9:23 PM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ArcaneAutos] Wrap in SF?

 

One of our guys in Donuts mentioned wrapping a car last Sat - I'll ask tomorrow at bagel shop - 

 

Hey By, did you see my writeup to grp about the gen bearing in my PL cabrio?  Last Sat tried to run with Fiat group and at first stoplight from park lot my gen froze, belt squealed like a stuck pig, and I had to motor the car around a corner on the starter in 2nd gear to get out of traffic.  Those bearings from those days never had grease seals on them - as soon as the grease got hot & ran out, they run dry, and in this case the balls cut thru the steep retaining bands, turned one area into shrapnel, which fell into races and jammed the balls.  If you've never checked your gen, I strongly suggest checking the pulley rotation for Feel, and noise.  They're 60 yrs old if never regreased.  

 

You can get new double-sealed bearings from Grainger supply, mail order, for $5 @ and shipping.   Part is no. 6202 2RS - means 35 mm OD, 15 ID, and 11 mm thick.  Drill or grind off the two rivets holding the keeper plate to the front gen cover, punch the rivet stubs out, push bearing out of front cover using a good-sized socket, and replace with these pre-lubed, sealed bearings which will outlast all of us.

 

Ken

 

Ken 

 

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 5:27 PM Byron Brill <jowett1@...> wrote:

One of my sons has friends looking for a company in the Bay Area that can do full body auto wraps.  Anyone have any recommendations?

 

Thanks,

Byron