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Roger King
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Having fun at the mo putting together a toolkit, as if I didn't have anything else to do.  I'll post some stuff up later.

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Mark Morgan
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Been searching for tools since i got my car.. Still missing some of the very rare parts..  🤣 

 

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Paul Blore
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What are the “very rare parts” Mark?

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Roger King
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I’ll hazard a guess at screwdriver and spanner clip. Apparently a genuine screwdriver went on eBay recently for over $900, believe it or not...

Should be a BDS, which is my qualification - but in this case stands for Bert Draper and Sons.   There are some extremely good copies around though, and given that you won’t have the original that came with the car that would be good enough for me.   As ever, Dan has spent several decades researching this and knows all there is to know. 

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Mark Morgan
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Posted by: Roger King

I’ll hazard a guess at screwdriver and spanner clip. Apparently a genuine screwdriver went on eBay recently for over $900, believe it or not...

Should be a BDS, which is my qualification - but in this case stands for Bert Draper and Sons.   There are some extremely good copies around though, and given that you won’t have the original that came with the car that would be good enough for me.   As ever, Dan has spent several decades researching this and knows all there is to know. 

HI Roger.. Yes I have been very luck to find a Shelley LJ22 and the two part winding rod so now only need the BDS screwdriver and 'Correct' spanner clip...  $900 for  a screwdriver is Nuts, i would just buy a repro.. 


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Roger King
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Hi Mark,

I was going to send you a link but there doesn't seem to be a pm option here and I either don't have or have lost your email address.  Drop me an email if you'd like and I'll send it direct.

Roger

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Mark Morgan
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Thanks Roger.. 

Testing photo upload

 

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I have a spare Shelly DL12 if anyone is interested. I'm a new member in the USA--Cheers, Jim 


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I have a spare Shelly DL12 if anyone is interested. I'm a new member in the USA--Cheers, Jim 

DL12 with the saddle top not L 


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Mark,

           It has the "L" bracket. I have been thinking about having some flat stock modified to appear the shape of the LJ22 saddle and simply have it welded onto the top of the screw pin. I have been looking for an LJ22 for years now and it I'm afraid everyone who has one knows what it is by now and they just don't seem to come up for sale. Paul has indicated some interest in it.

Anyone have a photo of the tool role or pouch if one existed?  

 

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Mark Morgan
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Jim 

You can fit the saddle type from another shelley Jack, There are plenty of cheap ones out there that use the same top.. Early cobra's did actually use the DL12 


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Mark,

           That's a good suggestion and probably a lot simpler and more authentic looking. How are you coming along with your tool search? Have you located a reproduction screw driver?

 


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Mark Morgan
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without sounding like a snob.. I don't do repro so not looking for a reproduction screwdriver.. 

 

If you look at the Shelley LJ23 they have the same if not very close saddled top.. cheap as chips as well 

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Posted by: Mark Morgan

without sounding like a snob.. I don't do repro

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Mark,

           I totally get it and I appreciate the sentiment. A couple of the earlier posts alluded to reproduction screwdrivers and I could never see paying $900 so I would willing consider a more modest alternative.  


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