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My Elan FHC 65 needs a bit of work on it

PostPost by: nono17120 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:39 pm

elanfan1 wrote:
nono17120 wrote:in which topic ?


Just change the header to Restoration of.....

And continue it here.

If you can do it, I didn't manage ...
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:34 pm

Go to your first post hit the edit button and change the text in the subject line.
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PostPost by: nono17120 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:54 pm

Very easy...


...when you know

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PostPost by: dgym » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:36 pm

very interesting reverse light switch. If that's what it is?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:51 pm

So Nono what's your plan?

Just get it running and do a rolling restoration while using it or will you be doing a full restoration?

There are a few guys from Club Lotus France and French resident guys here that have done full rebuilds that may be able to help. Perhaps adding your exact location to your profile may allow others to let you know how far away they are from you.
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PostPost by: nono17120 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:10 am

No I don't want to make it a full restoration because I don't have any time, I have lots of ongoing projects and I prefer cars which can show their stories.

I just want that my car runs very well and that all works on it.

The chassis is in very good condition (thanks for oil leaks), just recovered with its primer paint.
The body is correct, with lots of small default (paint, craks and holes);
The engine was running on 2 cylinders, but OK now.
I am working on electricity .....
And will work on brakes , during the winter, hopefully.
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PostPost by: nono17120 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:24 am

dgym wrote:very interesting reverse light switch. If that's what it is?


are talking about the switch, near the clutch pedal ?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:12 pm

nono17120 wrote:
dgym wrote:very interesting reverse light switch. If that's what it is?


are talking about the switch, near the clutch pedal ?

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Very nice project, a Pre Airflow coupe :D
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PostPost by: nono17120 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:04 pm

ah OK
yes, it was to light when returning, but when I get the car, lights weren't in place (2 small holes instead).
So I decide to remove the switch to make the dashboard more beautiful, and I discovered that wires were cut
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PostPost by: nono17120 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:09 pm

Grizzly wrote:Very nice project, a Pre Airflow coupe :D


I think it's one of the first in France
registred in dec 65, probably built in oct or nov 65 ?
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PostPost by: nono17120 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:45 pm

Is it normal to have this servo ?

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PostPost by: nono17120 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:49 pm

and for those having an alternator, have you a similar regulator ?

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PostPost by: nono17120 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:52 pm

and the problem of the afternoon: how remove the front bumper ?

unscrew the both middle bolts or the 4 nuts ?
the 4 nuts are turning free, and when the 2 bolts are over, the bumper still don't want to moove ...

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