Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: shaun » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:30 pm

After a bit of cleaning and rebuild pleased with these
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:32 pm

Very nice, I need to do the same. Ultrasonic cleaner?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:40 pm

Vapour blasted?

I was paranoid about getting the beads inside so i had mine Soda blasted then Ultrasonic cleaned, i didn't get the semi gloss look of Vapour blasting but still looked like new.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:09 pm

Look great. I've never seen those kind of top cover fixings on a Weber before.

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PostPost by: shaun » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:41 am

Fixings just temporary while waiting for correct ones
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:45 am

What a transformation, good job, well done. :D
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PostPost by: rady32md » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:05 am

Looks really clean. May I know the steps you did to make them look good again.
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PostPost by: shaun » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:14 pm

The carbs underwent a complete strip down , the bodies tops etc were then cleaned in decarboniser then taken for vapour blasting. All mild steel items were bead blasted and zinc coated , the jets etc were ultrasonic cl leaned , shaft checked for straightness then all reffitted with new bearings and gaskets etc . The pictures show temporary top screws , waiting for originals to come back from platers I was quoted £39 for complete new set thanks but no thanks
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