Lotus Elan

Restoration

PostPost by: el-saturn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:12 pm

shaun - lovely bracket, BUT that part could easily be welded in aircraft Quality steel at 1/4 of the weight (fatigue considered) greetings from Colin and i.s. sandy is=in substitution
el-saturn
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1129
Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Location: switzerland

PostPost by: shaun » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:32 pm

Finally finished fitting the alternator , fabricating new brackets etc does everything take so long or am I really slow ?
Attachments
00113313-2cb2-494c-b7f3-718ceea15364.jpeg and
e57e13ae-53c7-42a4-9d68-6163bf70e9db.jpeg and
shaun
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 217
Joined: 30 Nov 2008

PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:05 pm

Is the upper bracket upside down? Nice work though...
'65 S2 4844
Davidb
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 679
Joined: 02 Jul 2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:52 pm

Davidb wrote:Is the upper bracket upside down? Nice work though...


That's what I was thinking...
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: shaun » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:19 pm

Boot nearly finished
New looms made and trial fitted , tank in and connected, fuel pump waiting to be connected new battery tray fabricated ,exhaust loosely fitted waiting for rear mount to be made . Boot lid on but needs adjustments to move it across
Attachments
196fdff2-18ee-4d8d-a4bb-cfe54b718867.jpeg and
fbad2621-01e4-462c-a627-39ae4c773306.jpeg and
b04d979d-ac30-4ea5-8ef9-e815fa13b772.jpeg and
e05d750f-fb86-41f4-89c3-df8f6a978494.jpeg and
6fb8c127-67f2-4300-86b4-1a469be86f20.jpeg and
4170638d-f50b-40bd-9262-f7527947d9ae.jpeg and
2c7b3fab-d306-481a-ba37-0053abcf2265.jpeg and
shaun
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 217
Joined: 30 Nov 2008

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:13 pm

very nice work. I take it the spare tire no longer fits in the boot with all that fuel pump stuff in the way?
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: mbell » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:45 pm

Looks very nice.

Some info on what the filter is would be appreciated.
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
mbell
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1241
Joined: 07 Jun 2013
Location: Austin, TX (UK Ex-pat)

PostPost by: shaun » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:09 pm

The filter is a malpassi filter pressure regulator
shaun
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 217
Joined: 30 Nov 2008

PostPost by: mbell » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:00 pm

shaun wrote:The filter is a malpassi filter pressure regulator


Thanks Shaun, a combined filter and regulator is nice!
'73 +2 130/5 RHD, now on the road and very slowly rolling though a "restoration"
mbell
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1241
Joined: 07 Jun 2013
Location: Austin, TX (UK Ex-pat)

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:10 pm

I mounted my electric fuel pump and filter in the right rear side well so I could still have a spare tire. Plus there was already electrical wiring there so it was easy to combine the wiring and not look out of place.

Nice work on your restoration. Very impressive.
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 11 guests