Lotus Elan

Cosworth YB Turbo Into Elan

PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:49 pm

pauljones wrote:Steve,

Looks great as always l, but cant help thinking you've missed a bit..

You can practice on mine if you want too?

Regards

Paul


Yeah, the next task is the section under the nose :-)

Thanks for the offer, but I don't like body prep, I would much rather be playing with the lathe and CNC mill :-)
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:09 pm

stevebroad wrote:Hi

Sorry to all you purists, but I am in the process of fitting an RS Cosworth turbo engine into my 1967 baby Elan.

I was wondering if anyone out there has done the same. If so, maybe we can swap stories :-)

Steve


Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:30 pm
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Any idea on completion date?
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:25 pm

elansprint71 wrote:
stevebroad wrote:Hi

Sorry to all you purists, but I am in the process of fitting an RS Cosworth turbo engine into my 1967 baby Elan.

I was wondering if anyone out there has done the same. If so, maybe we can swap stories :-)

Steve


Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:30 pm
.......

Any idea on completion date?


2004, that is scary! Should be out sometime this year.........hopefully :-)
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:09 pm

I finally started a task today that I have been putting off for months - Fitting the dash top. I have been prevaricating and ruminating for some time as I couldn't decide on the best way to do it.

Initially I was going to simply stick it on and access the electrics through the central switch panel and the glove box cover. However, as the stuff behind the dash became more complicated and numerous it became obvious that I would need to retrain as a gynaecologist in order to be able to work on everything.

So, I decided that part of the dash top had to be removable to allow decent access, but how to do this without it looking rubbish?

I have yet to finalise how the removable cover is going to be secured but at least I have made a start and this is usually the most difficult part of any project.

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:27 pm

Bought a tripod for the phone so decided to try it out. Hadn't planned to post this but I then thought, why the hell not?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcoAQXZ1y2s
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