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  • AnthonyG
    Rank 5 Registered User

    #81
    Great news

    Great news chaps I have managed to locate a set of these for my T7!


    Now does anyone know where there is a source of these yellow knobs??

    Cheers
    Anthony

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    • QldSpitty
      Rank 5 Registered User

      #82
      Looking for the round(ish) as opposed to the square(ish) Dunlop brake relay valve as fitted to Spitfires etc: I think the Dunlop No. is AH912 but not sure.
      doesn't have to be working as is for static use only. Any ideas where I could get one from would be most appreciated.

      Ken
      I have 3D designs Neile did of the early spit type I can get 3D printed or can supply you the drawings to manufacture a replica.Click image for larger version

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      "If the C.O. ask's you to be Tail End Charlie...just shoot him!!!....A Piece of Cake.
      http://spitfirea58-27.blogspot.com.au/

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      • QldSpitty
        Rank 5 Registered User

        #83
        Spitfire MkVIII Oleos.

        Hi guys looking for a complete set of MkVIII Spitty oleos..
        "If the C.O. ask's you to be Tail End Charlie...just shoot him!!!....A Piece of Cake.
        http://spitfirea58-27.blogspot.com.au/

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        • oldgit158
          Grand Waster of Time

          #84
          AnthonyG

          Well done, always nice when a part is fnally sourced

          Jason
          "For you Hilts one month solitary watching Downton Abbey"

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          • AnthonyG
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #85
            Thanks Jason, yes mate it is. I have been looking for these for over 5 years!

            Now I just have to find a supplier for those knobs. They seem to be a std 'off the shelf' item as I have seen these fitted to various other vintage throttle units.

            Cheers
            Anthony

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            • OZFURYFAN
              Rank 5 Registered User

              #86
              Hi Anthony, I asked the same question in the Tempest cockpit thread, short answer was: make them which I did out of phenolic/bakelite, have since seen the same knobs on a Canberra so you may be able to try that direction, cheers, Pete

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              • windhover
                Rank 5 Registered User

                #87
                Control Lever Knobs.

                The knobs are not standard... they may look outwardly similar, but the thickness, width, and shape of the levers varies, meaning that each knob is more or less unique to the lever to which it is fitted.
                The knobs are secured through the lever with a bolt and a circular (Non-flatted) nut... sometimes brass; sometimes steel... that needs a special tool, like a thin screwdriver blade with the centre section of the blade removed; leaving two prongs which fit into the two slots in the nut.

                Most (if not all) pale knobs were originally white. They tend to yellow with age. I managed to return them to their original colour on our Typhoon panel by removing them from the levers... (be very careful with this, they tend to crack easily)... carefully attaching them to an overlength nut and bolt which was inserted into a drill chuck, rotated, and gently faced up with fine emery cloth to remove the environmental discolouration prior to polishing them.

                Here's the before and after...

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                • cornovii
                  Rank 5 Registered User

                  #88
                  Qldspitty.
                  I didn't think I would ever get one and as I needed to move on with my project decided to go with the square type. From the outset, I wanted my efforts to represent a Mk1/2 but now it's sort of Mk1 to v! So I don't think the square one is too out of place. As always, thanks very much for your kind offer of help.

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                  • AnthonyG
                    Rank 5 Registered User

                    #89
                    Thanks guys, appreciate the information. I have 2 (both cracked through) so I went on line and looked at restoring bakelite and the people that restore jewelery suggest to rub it down (careful not to inhale the dust)with fine emery cloth and polish it back up to restore the original finish. When I did this it came back to a lovely yellow colour and polished up nicely...trouble is it is cracked through on one side and is unuseable. I guess I could look at casting a new one from resin or something, but would prefer to find originals if possible as I am going to a lot of effort to use original components.

                    You guys have been awesome, thanks for all your help

                    I have plenty of other things to work on so maybe (like the levers) in a couple of years I will stumble across some more.

                    Cheers
                    Anthony

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                    • RichyD
                      Rank 5 Registered User

                      #90
                      Hi all,
                      I have a 'camera control electrical box, type 35' in its original box. It's in quite good condition. I also have a meteor stick top, not in the best condition. Looking to swap for Vampire T11 stick top.
                      Anyone interested please PM me.

                      Regards

                      Richy.

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                      • ian_
                        Rank 5 Registered User

                        #91
                        Straight or spade meteor grip?

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                        • RichyD
                          Rank 5 Registered User

                          #92
                          It's a straight grip.
                          Richy.

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                          • oldgit158
                            Grand Waster of Time

                            #93
                            Hello all,

                            Just spent an enjoyable weekend sorting, cleaning and riveting spitfire parts on a friends project ( keeps me out of harms way ), he has the following parts surplus to the project and will release them to other worthy projects for trade only (No cash).

                            Stainless Steel De-icer plate for cockpit(original)
                            Hydraulic tank mounts for frame 5 (non original)
                            Bomb release fro frame 8 (original)
                            Top engine bearer mountings for Mk1 to MkVc (non original)
                            Frame 21 (original)
                            Port side tail plane skins (non original)
                            Stbd side tail plane skins (one original and one non original)
                            Bottom engine bearer mounts for MkIX etc (non original)
                            Complete brake valve set for cockpit MkVc onwards (original)

                            PM me and I will forward his contact details.

                            Regards

                            Jason
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                            • oldgit158
                              Grand Waster of Time

                              #94
                              Few more parts

                              Camera button and mounting for spade grip ( original )
                              Voltage regulator 12v (original )
                              Cable stowage mounting for engine bearer ( original )
                              Throttle lever for gyro gunsight ( original with aircraft history)
                              Cannon shrouds for C/E type wing ( New )






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                              • oldgit158
                                Grand Waster of Time

                                #95
                                Another batch for trade only

                                Steel strengthen plates for lower frame 5 web (possibly original)
                                Cockpit switch mounting for late spitfires/seafires ( original)
                                Fuel light cockpit mounting ( original )
                                Seat mounting lower mount brackets for frame 11 ( new)
                                Water/oil separator with mounting for frame 5 ( original separator /new mounting)

                                There are also a pair of 5 heart 10" wheels which are ex Australian with airworthiness potential but the photo will not upload at present.

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                                • oldgit158
                                  Grand Waster of Time

                                  #96
                                  Hello

                                  Seeking these items or parts of.

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                                  Also seeking dimensions etc for the early Mk1 non armour windscreen glass and frame

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                                  Any help very much appreciated.

                                  Regards

                                  Jason
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                                  "For you Hilts one month solitary watching Downton Abbey"

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                                  • oldgit158
                                    Grand Waster of Time

                                    #97
                                    Hello,

                                    Here is the photo of the 10" wheels from Australia.



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                                    • sopwith.7f1
                                      Rank 5 Registered User

                                      #98
                                      I'm looking for the following instruments to help complete a repro Bristol Bombay instrument panel.

                                      BOOST GAUGES 6A/699 or 6A/701.
                                      SMITHS TYPE II FUEL CONTENTS GAUGES "90 GAL TYPES PREFFERED, BUT ANY OTHERS CONSIDERED".
                                      FUEL CONTENTS SWITCH TYPE 6A/647.
                                      MK 1A OIL TEMP GAUGE.
                                      4 WAY VACUUM C0CK TYPE B2670 "MADE BY AIRCRAFT FITTINGS LTD".

                                      The gauges/switches etc do not need to be in working order.

                                      Cheer's.
                                      Bob T.
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                                      • Wyvernfan
                                        Rank 5 Registered User

                                        #99
                                        Looking for one of these red undercarriage lever knobs (on the right) to help complete a Vampire throttle box if anyone has one? I'm happy to buy plus pay the postage Click image for larger version

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                                        Rob
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                                        • scrooge
                                          Rank 5 Registered User

                                          Vampirefan- I sent you a pm.

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