[ROVERNET - UK] Dion tube gaitorand, I have to ask!
p6rovers at yahoo.com
Sun May 14 08:08:38 BST 2006
My friend, Art, taught me how to draw the DeDion tube
elbows back together using a "Spanish Windlass".
Wrap a thin piece of rope 2 or three times around one
elbow. Extend the rope to the other elbow and wrap
that a few few times. When it's over, you need two
lines of rope connecting the two elbows and very close
together. Use a piece of a broom handle or the
equivalent to insert between the two lengths of rope
somewhat in the middle of the tube. Start turning the
wooden (or other thing) and the ropes will tighten
drawing the DeDion elbows closer together. I make
sure my wooden handle is long enough so that it can be
jammed under the DeDion tube to hold it. As you are
turning the broom handle bit, it is not a 90 degree
turn but more diagonal as you try to tighten the
Anyway, that's what I do any time I have to cause the
DeDion tube to expand.
--- Paul Smith <vmitps at netspace.net.au> wrote:
> 1. Take out the centre section of the DeDion, no
> half shafts.
> 2. Vikings roved the world...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steven Dibdin" <sdibdin at hotmail.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 1:40 AM
> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Dion tube gaitorand, I have
> to ask!
> > Hi All,
> > Two questions:
> > 1) I'm just about to do the dion tube gaiter(boot)
> on my TC and would be
> > grateful for any advice before I tackle it. I've
> seen Alan's(?) technique
> > the RoverNET archives, but may have to take the
> manual route because I'll
> > by myself doing it and the half shafts may add too
> much weight, again
> > anybody's personal experience here would help.
> > 2) Alright, I have to ask! Does anyone know why
> Rover used the Viking head
> > and the Viking Longship on it's badges? If another
> person asks if my TC is
> > Volvo I'll crown 'em!
> > Look forward to answers to both.
> > Cheers,
> > StevenD
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