Lotus Elan

Elan Restore - Purists look away

PostPost by: Mister E » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:51 pm

Briggs1 wrote:Very nice! Looking forward, like everyone, to final shots.

Where did you source the SS muffler?

Muffler is another fine Tony Thompson Racing product. Thank you for the kind words. More than anyone, I too am looking forward to FINAL shots. So close now.
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PostPost by: Mister E » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:51 pm

Nineteen months. More grey hair, less money...big grin.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:03 am

Congratulations! Well worth the time, money and grey hair. There are more than a few of us on this site that can smile at the commitment to get your project done. Bravo!
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:24 pm

Any update (new photos) on your restoration?

Interested to hear how the SU's worked out. Did you ever get a dyno curve?

How is the car on the road?
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PostPost by: Mister E » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:25 pm

The project is complete. Boy I don't get to say that very often! No dyno. We tuned using traditional methods. Did add an O2 sensor to aide in tuning under load. The car is PLENTY quick and quite happy with the big SU's and build. No new photos. Off season here in the Pacific Northwest so the JPL Elan is under wraps until spring. Looking forward to sunny days and dry roads. Thanks for asking.
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PostPost by: Evante » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:38 pm

Great job Kevin!

What size wheels and tires did you end up using?

And, what make of wheel and model of tire?

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:44 am

I see that Mister E’s Elan is for sale:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-lotus-elan-s4-7/

A lot of time and money went into this one.

I still would have been very interested to see a dyno of McCoy’s large SU build.

Good luck with the auction.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:21 pm

Wow, can't believe anybody would part with that if it's even half as sweet as it looks!

That SU-setup is intriguing; looks like not too much trouble to fit to a Stromberg head.
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PostPost by: Mister E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Life dictates I have to sell. Someone is going to get a great Elan. I hope to recover half of what was spent. Fun project and am pleased how it turned out.
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