Lotus Elan

BRM elans

PostPost by: Pastapesto » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:59 pm

I think you may find that info here:http:

//www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64686

Not sure if I did that right but it's on a website called 10 tenths.com

I just googled "Mike Spence Elan" & I think it was one of the first few that came up.

I think the bit you want is from the former MD of Mike Spence at the time, a Mr David Bruce Porter.

Hope that helps.

I'm just reading it myself

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PostPost by: Jas » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:32 pm

Hi Mark
You could save the 26R and Shapecraft pictures for a time when the forum is a bit dead, they should be able to wake it up. :twisted:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:47 pm

Adam,
No wonder I could not find it! I must have followed a link to 10/10 from TNF. Thanks for pointing out my short-term memory loss. ;-)
I'm guessing that whilst there may only have been a few BRM Elans built, there were more "BRM" twin-cam engines assembled.


Pastapesto wrote:I think you may find that info here:http:

//www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64686

Not sure if I did that right but it's on a website called 10 tenths.com

I just googled "Mike Spence Elan" & I think it was one of the first few that came up.

I think the bit you want is from the former MD of Mike Spence at the time, a Mr David Bruce Porter.

Hope that helps.

I'm just reding it myself

regards

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:57 pm

Here is one I saw at the Cholmondeley (-Warner) Pageant of Power; it arrived on a trailer and did not run; perhaps it belongs to someone on the forum?
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PostPost by: Pastapesto » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:03 pm

Pete

I reckon you are probably right there. I would have thought that they hoped that they would sell a lot more than 10. Anyway, it must have cost a bit to tool up for the BRM style cam cover & some of the cars did not even have them by the looks of it.

They always got a very good write-up though, anyone out there had a go in one & how do they compare to a standard car???

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PostPost by: redskatejbf » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:31 pm

Its a very long shot as regards info. on how many B R M cars built by Mike Spence, but does anyone know, who is interested in finding out, the address of Robin Alabaster?
He worked for Mike Spence for many years spraying / repairing the bodies only leaving when Mike Spence was killed. I think he would have a reasonable idea of how many there were up until that time. His home address was in Windsor Berkshire, had workshops in Padworth and subsequently at Aldermaston but is now retired. He resprayed my car in `86 and was a mine of information on all Lotus of that period.
My first Lotus was purchased from Mike Spence, a white S3 DHC Reg.NYL 304E it was his wifes car he also had a road going Ford GT40, it was £6000.00, I could not produce the readys for that, another lost opportunity!!!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:16 pm

John,
Follow the link post just above by Adam, and you have the answer.


//www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=64686

See post #5.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:38 am

Spotted this brochure on eBay and had to have it. It fills in a few gaps about the BRM offering. Note that this brochure is post-Mike Spence, who died on 7th May 1968, so the Elan was by then the S4. Just right for your BRM, Ian. No mention in the brochure of the polychromatic dark green with orange blaze bumpers.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:29 pm

Fascinating stuff Mark!
unfortunately the resolution is not that great :cry:

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:34 pm

Are you sure you have the readers on John and not the long distance :D
The resolution is as good as I can display with 1024 x 900 unfortunately. The original print is not too sharp, which doesn't help. However, I do have higher res scans, which are better, if anybody wants them drop me a PM.

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PostPost by: ppnelan » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:05 pm

A Stromberg BRM Twin Cam - that's unexpected... :)

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:26 am

Elanintheforest wrote:Are you sure you have the readers on John and not the long distance :D
The resolution is as good as I can display with 1024 x 900 unfortunately. The original print is not too sharp, which doesn't help. However, I do have higher res scans, which are better, if anybody wants them drop me a PM.

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Mark,

haven't touched a drop for over a fortnight, honest :lol:
That's such an interesting document so if poss' do as you mentioned with PM or otherwise bring a copy to Donington?
Many thanks

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:55 am

I've send you a copy, John.

Now then, what about those Strombergs, eh? Dispite Miles Wilkins proclaiming the Stromberg S/E engine as the best twincam, I've always felt that Strombergs were chosen by Lotus to meet emmission standards that couldn't be met by the Webers, and because they were cheaper. But here we are...BRM have them for their high performance engine. At least on one page...on the other they refer to two twin choke Webers.

Matthew picked up on it quickly...got Strombergs on your car by any chance??

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PostPost by: iancockshull » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:03 pm

Just checked under the bonnet - definately Webers on mine! :lol:

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PostPost by: ppnelan » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:53 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:Matthew picked up on it quickly...got Strombergs on your car by any chance??

Yes :!: 8)

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