Lotus Elan

my Elan SPRINT refurbishment by LOG36 ??

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:42 pm

Hope you can bring it down to Birmingham this year. I'd like to see it 'in person'.
Greg Z
45/0243K Sprint
36/5727 pre airflow coupe
User avatar
gjz30075
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2671
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Roswell, Georgia, USA

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:43 pm

sorry, but i "chickened out". I'll be driving down in the M100 Elan instead. I'm sure the Sprint would make it, but why add 2,000 miles to it and worry the whole time driving. :cry:
TED
"Driving a Lotus is a triumph of bravery over intelligence." Stirling Moss
"TaylorMadeClassicCars" on WWW and Facebook
tedtaylor
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 644
Joined: 09 Dec 2012
Location: South Jersey, USA

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:03 am

Looking good Ted! Once the weather gets a bit warmer let's go for a country drive.
Glen
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1085
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm so vain! Here's my new vanity plate.
img_3612-001.jpg and
TED
"Driving a Lotus is a triumph of bravery over intelligence." Stirling Moss
"TaylorMadeClassicCars" on WWW and Facebook
tedtaylor
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 644
Joined: 09 Dec 2012
Location: South Jersey, USA

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:57 pm

You've gone totally overboard Ted...........glad to see you have finally joined the club :D
Glen
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1085
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:11 pm

Nice!
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2434
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:59 pm

took a long ride on this beautiful Palm Sunday with the Sprint. Running perfectly, however when stopped at a light, i smelled a little anti-freeze. Got home and checked and found a few things that need sorting before summer sets in. The bottom rad hose connections are seeping even though i tightened the clamps, so i'll have to drain the radiator, pull the hose, clean the surface area and apply some silicone sealer and reconnect. I also noticed some seepage at the thermostat housing, so again, i think i need to dismantle, silicone sealer,and reassemble.

I raised the rear to check the donuts, all OK, but i noticed rear strut on one side very wet w/ oil. They are brand new replacements, but my guess is that i put too much oil in the tube before putting the strut inside, so the oil level rose to the top without any expansion room, so my guess is that with warm weather and driving that the oil seeped out the top? I'll confirm when i dig into that issue.

Also noticed the rear discs are silky smooth and my brakes aren't all that great with quick stopping power, so i think i'm going to scuff up and grind the face of the rotors to make for better friction and hopefully better stopping power. Otherwise the rear end looked clean and tidy and healthy.

Hey, it was a pleasant drive though. there's always something to tinker with when you drive these cars, right?
TED
"Driving a Lotus is a triumph of bravery over intelligence." Stirling Moss
"TaylorMadeClassicCars" on WWW and Facebook
tedtaylor
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 644
Joined: 09 Dec 2012
Location: South Jersey, USA

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:00 am

Great driving day today Ted! Took my Elan out and went for a longer drive than I should have considering I have a load of work to do on my Europa.

Your smart to check everything after each drive, a car that is resorected from storage will have all types of reactions to all of a sudden being driven. I find the review of all the mechanicals is a relaxing thing to do. All part of the Lotus process 8)
Glen
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1085
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:40 am

First run of the year for me as well, 60 glorious miles with the top down!
Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2434
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 pm

I don't know about global warming or climate change, but I sure took advantage of this 65 degree "winter" day in the North East in February!!! Just had the Sprint out for a top-down cruise enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Drives like a champ!
I don't think i'll ever "put them away for winter" as the season practice norm for around here. Just think how many times you miss out on an enjoyable drive. No need to winterize, or fuel stabilizers, or battery tenders.... Just hop in and take her out!!! Fun, Fun!!!
TED
"Driving a Lotus is a triumph of bravery over intelligence." Stirling Moss
"TaylorMadeClassicCars" on WWW and Facebook
tedtaylor
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 644
Joined: 09 Dec 2012
Location: South Jersey, USA

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:13 am

I’m envious Ted! Unfortunately I had to work :x. Looking forward to retired life in a couple of years then I can join you!
Glen
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1085
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ
Previous

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests