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My Plus 2 : TYG862F

PostPost by: spridget » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:29 pm

Salut Vernon
Roland is a lucky man, He is currently the co-driver in a Ford Mustang at the Tour Auto :wink:

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PostPost by: spridget » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:20 am

I made a few runs during the last days. A pleasure to drive it again !

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PostPost by: alan » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:06 pm

and now you have the steering wheel on the left :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: gear driven cams » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:22 pm

Hi Franck, It's nice to see you have my old plus 2 and have got it going again, would you like to know more about the history and early life of TYG926F as I restored it 25 years ago and still have the photos and some video from back then.
The car was first bought from Northern Sportscars in Thirsk North Yorkshire and sold to it's first owner a Mr Derek Gaunt in 1967 and the sill members you removed were made by myself out of scaffolding tubes as I couldn't afford the cost of replacement sill members at the time!
I have tried to reply to your post earlier but can't see it so I may have duplicated this reply.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:48 pm

hi Andrew,
Franck has worked very hard on your old +2 and will be very pleased with any info
best regards Alan
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PostPost by: spridget » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:38 pm

Hi Andrew

Very great news!
Thank you very much for your message
Of course I'm very interested by all the information you have!
I was thinking the car was originally white, so I'm pleased to read red is genuine

You made a great job with the sill members, they were not so bad, only the nuts were really rusted!
I will surely have a lot of question!

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Thank you Alan :wink:
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PostPost by: spridget » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:50 pm

This is a very nice picture Andrew sent me
You can see the car after his restoration in the late 80's

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PostPost by: LotusArchives » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:00 pm

gear driven cams wrote:Hi Franck, It's nice to see you have my old plus 2 and have got it going again, would you like to know more about the history and early life of TYG926F as I restored it 25 years ago and still have the photos and some video from back then.
The car was first bought from Northern Sportscars in Thirsk North Yorkshire and sold to it's first owner a Mr Derek Gaunt in 1967 and the sill members you removed were made by myself out of scaffolding tubes as I couldn't afford the cost of replacement sill members at the time!
I have tried to reply to your post earlier but can't see it so I may have duplicated this reply.

Andrew


Was the car Carnival Red originally? Our records at Lotus confirm the dealer as you said, but we don't have a original body colour.

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PostPost by: spridget » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:52 pm

Andy,
I'm very interested by the more information you have.
According to Andrew the car was originally red (but don't know if it's carnival). It was white when Andrew bought it

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PostPost by: spridget » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:10 pm

Hi
The +2 is currently at our french specialist Pierre for servicing (gear box oil seal) and after removing the engine, Pierre has discovered the turrets are damaged… the chassis must been changed :cry:

so if you have a good address, I'm not against Spyders :wink:

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PostPost by: LotusEngineeringBuff » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:11 am

Hi Franck,
I thought maybe you could help me a little bit with my Plus 2 LHD pedals problem.
lotuselan-plus2-f51/plus-pedals-needed-info-pedals-lhd-t40803.html

How far are you in you restoration in the mean time?

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PostPost by: spridget » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:12 pm

Hi François,
Sorry for delay, I just see your message
My +2 is always in progress :D
Now the chassis is new, the final drive has been overhauled too, the gear box has new bearings ... and so on
I have found some original wheels with larger rear ones
There is always something to do with this car but I love it :mrgreen:

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PostPost by: spridget » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:16 pm

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:25 pm

Hi Franck,
i'm pleased you saw the mail. I was about to send you an e-mail to tell you :wink:
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:12 am

Beautiful car Franck!
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