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My Elan S3 DHC restoration thread (warning: picture heavy)

PostPost by: loueelotus » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:03 pm

Great job.. So happy another Elan being restored and on the road soon..

Best of luck,
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi there, I love the car. You have probably mentioned before but what colour do you plan to paint the car?
I can recommend cirrus white with gold bumpers (but then I'm biased :lol: )
I can recommend fitting solid driveshafts to the car as the rubber rotorflex joints have a tendency to perish in hotter climates!!! :(
Some people say that you lose the feel of the car, however I can't feel any serious difference!
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PostPost by: tomjones20194 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:48 pm

Hi Peter - Nice car! I envy all the folks on this site that have there’s done and driving.

Right now I’m thinking I’ll paint it either Lotus Yellow or the original Carnival Red if I stick with 60s era colors. I’m a big fan of the Elise in magnetic blue as well, so I’ve thought about that one too. But paint is a long ways off so it could change...

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:09 am

I completely understand. You may think mine is lovely but I still have a lot of work to do, I suppose a true masterpiece is never truly finished and I am pretty confident that my fellow members will back me up on that one!!!! :lol:
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:16 pm

tomjones20194 wrote:I envy all the folks on this site that have there’s done and driving.


Likewise! I hope to be driving mine soon, but also see the possibility of a body-off a handful of years down the road that'll make me feel that way again.
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PostPost by: tomjones20194 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:50 pm

No more progress to speak of, but I did start it and let it run for 15-20 minutes to get the seals wet, clean the carbs, etc. It was nice to hear the old British exhaust notes.
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