Re: Worst Bodge
> On Sun, 18 Sep 1994 TVRVixen@aol.com wrote:
> > The worst boge I ever saw:
> > I was working at an independent sports car shop in 1971
> > in a university town.
> > A customer (one of those over-educated but cheap
> > university types) had a Lotus Elan. He had fixed his own
> > brakes. His car had had a leaking steel brake line.
> > To fix it he had wrapped it with layers of aluminum foil
> > and epoxy glue. Need I say more?
> > Don #194##194##194##194# #194# #194##194##194#
> Don, Yes I do think you need to say more. I don't see the bodge
> and I reread it three times.
> Greg Meboe email@example.com
> Dept of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
> Washington State UNIVERSITY Pullman, Wa.
: I wondered myself. I think it must be that he shouldn't
: have wasted money on the aluminum foil; the epoxy alone
: should have been sufficient.
: Ray Gibbons, B.S., Ph.D.
No, the foil is necessary. A friend of mine is putting a V8
into a big Healey because a PO only used JB Weld to patch the
brake line. He skimped on the foil and , presto -- bent frame!
He's had to cut the front of the frame off and weld on a (gasp!)
Mustang II front end. All this because someone was too cheap
or lazy to apply the foil when fixing a brake line!
P.S. Don't feel sorry that the Healey's now unoriginal, it
was totally parted out. All he started with was the (bent)
frame and substructure.
-- Dave L.