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#201 SJ Lambert

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:07

Here's ours stripped back, about to get the full treatment!

 

 

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#202 Ray Bell

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:01

That's one very rudimentary jig, James...

By the way, what front uprights did the original 300 run?

#203 SJ Lambert

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:03

Ron made a new jig for it before we de-skinned it, but it went back together true enough so didn't need the jig in the end.  We've just got a couple of lengths of threaded bar through the front top pick up points so we could pick it up and roll it whilst painting it. Better seen here.

 

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All the type 300 Sports Racers used the Magnesium Elfin Mono front pillars.

 

 

 

 

Tub getting a dummy skin assembly just so we didn't get any nasty surprises when using the "you can't get it wrong" sealant and rivets.

 

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#204 SJ Lambert

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:11

Inner sleeve, outer skin panels and seat being readied to go back in and on.

 

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#205 SJ Lambert

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:18

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#206 SJ Lambert

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:27

This shot gives a good feel for tub's fuel carrying capacity, the front 2/3's (it's slightly more than that), from front bulkhead to second last bulkhead holds full down each side that feed into the collector tank which is formed by inserting the seat (backrest section) into the tub.

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#207 SJ Lambert

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:32

Sump pan still fits, gotta make a new lip seal one as we'll be running a new motor initially.  Original motor is enjoying a well earned rest!

 

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#208 SJ Lambert

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:40

Back together again, Ron's not altogether unhappy!!             

 

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#209 cooper997

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 00:49

James,

A great set of photos showing how the Mono goes together.

Just as well you found someone who knows what they're doing. Lol

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#210 cooper997

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:40

Never loan your car. Granton Harrison's Mono after Bib Stillwell borrowed it for the 24/1/65 Calder meeting.

Despite the entry list stating it was a TOURING Car race, Bib did intend running a Brabham.

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#211 SJ Lambert

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:48

Which publication carried that Harrison/Stilwell report Stephen?



#212 cooper997

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:37

James,

The damaged Mono photo is in the Calder report published in the first issue (29/1/65) of the short lived weekly, Australian Autonews.

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#213 cooper997

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 12:10

Elfin's Garrie Cooper viewpoint in Feb 65 RCN.

 

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 03:05

As we approach the 50 year mark...

 

Over the three days of August 13 - 15, 1964 Lex Davison, Bill & Jim Leech and a few other Melbourne motor racing identities put together the 'Melbourne Racing Car Show' at Melbourne's Exhibition Building. With the help of other enthusiasts and their own collections they gathered together, MG's, Austin 7's, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Coopers and a myriad of other players to help with raising funds for Rocky Tresise's girlfriend, Robin Atherton's participation in the Miss Mercy Hospital Quest.

 

It was sort of 'Motorclassica' 45 years before it was thought of.

 

Amongst the exhibits was Jack Hunnam's Elfin Mono making its public debut a couple of week's prior to its Calder race debut.

 

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Jack's advert in the programme.

 

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Mono exhibit info in the programme

 

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#215 SJ Lambert

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 21:21

Here's the German clutch out of our Mono, it's also stamped 2/64.

 

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#216 SJ Lambert

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:12

The Boss

 

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#217 cooper997

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:13

Found this classified advert in Jan 68 AMS.

" Elfin Mono twin cam, excellent condition, brand new fully modified motor. New R/7s w/s available. will deliver car. Price $3980. Mike Fenwick x Hamblyn Rd, Elizabeth Downs, South Australia. Phone xx "

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#218 lyntonh

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 05:20

The Elfin Register notes Fenwick as a seller in RCN Dec 67 P56 as well......................



#219 john medley

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:48

And my car, Catalina chassis number 626 owned by Vern White, had been driven by Mike Fenwick



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#220 cooper997

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:19

Taking Lynton's lead the Fenwick RCN ad is identical to the AMS one. In fact this issue's classifieds is an Elfin smorgasbord with 8 up for grabs. Three being Monos, the others being Stan Keen's Twin Cam, with no price and Brian Page Mono-Lancia V4 at $3200 ono.

 

The Dec 67 RCN also has this ripper Col Anderson cover for Mono enthusiasts to enjoy. Depicting Alfie Contanzo in front of Garrie Cooper at November 5, 1967 Calder.

 

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#221 SJ Lambert

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:31

I think that's Brian Lear's car.  It may also be up for grabs as we speak, is that right Brian?



#222 Brian Lear

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:34

Having sat unused for almost three years, I decided to test the market and I now advise that ownership

of Mono MB6550 has passed to Sydneysider Geoffery Varey.

 

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#223 SJ Lambert

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 14:32

Let's hope Geoffrey treats 6550 in the manner to which it's become accustomed!!