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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:55 pm 
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Craigus wrote:
Enjoying these pictures and updates.

Where did you get the evaporust? Presumably online somewhere as it's an American product from what I understand, just wondered if you got a good price.


Thanks very much.
If you search on eBay for evaporust (liquid) you will find UK stockists, my 948ml bottle was under £15 with p&p.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 pm 
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oaklec wrote:
are you sure it's a 51 Gillott? frame numbering here

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/gillott3.html


Hi there,
I contacted the author of the article you have highlighted -
Mark Stevens, Marque Enthusiast for Gillott in the VCC, and sent him multiple pictures and the frame number and his assessment was -

A remarkable find. With all its original,parts and unmolested. All the nuts and bolt heads look crisp and Unchewed.
The frame was built as a stock frame in 1951.They put the year as suffix on stock frames. Because this one has chrome I am now of the opinion they held the frames unpainted until a customer chose the finish. In 1951 there was a nickel and chrome shortage due to the Korean War.

I found Mark to be a great chap and very knowledgeable and helpful for any Gillott owners.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:15 pm 
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:-) excellent. He is indeed the font of all things Gillott. Apologies for casting doubt.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 pm 
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oaklec wrote:
:-) excellent. He is indeed the font of all things Gillott. Apologies for casting doubt.


No apologies needed, but thank you nonetheless. :D


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:37 am 
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Nice work, keep it coming.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:18 am 
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dan73uk wrote:
Craigus wrote:
Enjoying these pictures and updates.

Where did you get the evaporust? Presumably online somewhere as it's an American product from what I understand, just wondered if you got a good price.


Thanks very much.
If you search on eBay for evaporust (liquid) you will find UK stockists, my 948ml bottle was under £15 with p&p.


That's great, I'll have a look. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 am 
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Stripped off the old GEM tape. The sticky residue left behind was unbelievably welded to the bars and took some time to remove with white spirit.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 am 
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Looking forward to seeing the whole build come together.


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 Post subject: Re: A S Gillott - 1951
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 am 
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Spokesmann wrote:
Looking forward to seeing the whole build come together.


Thanks - Slowly cleaning each component, nut & bolt.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:25 pm 
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Cleaning


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