When I called Tim Allen, MD of M J Allen Ltd, about machining the gearbox cases and a few other bits he generously offered to help. They'll be doing the gearbox at the Ashford factory, but he forwarded some components - machined tie-bars and studding for for fabrication jigs - to Shaun Compton, Managing Director of Rydal Precision Tools in Swanley.
Shaun was pleased to help out and the parts were back with me within a week of dropping off the free-issue material. They now been used to build the dummy capacitor pack (see image) which uses the PE300 panels made just a few miles away at NE Plastics in Sidcup - another lead from Tim Allen which came from our presence at the Kent Manufacturing Expo last year.
|Machined tie bars, studding, and other components for the chassis fabrication jigs from Rydal Precision|
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