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26R Style car advice.

PostPost by: Elan Peter » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:40 pm

Good evening all. I wondered if you could help me?
I have just bought a 1965 Elan s2 that will hopefully be turned into a narrow-arch car. The above leads me to ask the following question. How much would it cost to get full 26r suspension, hubs, springs, shock absorbers etc? I have seen individual parts for sale but would like to know the actual price rather than an estimated cost as I need to know the full price to see if I can afford to do it!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:14 pm

I would contact TTR with a list of what you want and get a quote from them for the total cost

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:19 am

That is what I did. What ever they suggest just buy.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:21 am

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PostPost by: baileyman » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:05 pm

And then go here to find prices:

https://www.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/pa ... r-and-gts/

It adds up in a hurry, and there is always something else you need. My own 65 S2 only has a few salvageable parts, so mine is going to have rather shocking cost. But hey... Looking at my order sheet for just suspension parts, it looks like somewhat more than 12k pounds, plust the surprises.

In addition, I discovered hub assembly is a bit (way) beyond my mechanical abilities, so I've had to sub out to a machinist.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:29 pm

Thanks for all of the tips. I am forever grateful. I will try contacting Tony Thompson although I can imagine the bills escalate very quickly (as many of you have mentioned).
I plan to make it slightly road spec however meaning the cost of break parts and bits should not be so daunting.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:53 pm

I have just priced it up. I reckon that the rolling chassis will cost £12,000 by doing it to the specifications I have chosen. The car needs to have the odd road parts on it, i.e. road car brake discs, pads etc because we will be hill climbing it and would have to drive it to events. That way, we will be able to use it as a fast road car when we are not racing. And by the way, we will not be doing that much hill climbing! :lol:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:02 pm

What do you mean by "narrow arch car"? That would preclude fitting almost all of the 26/R components.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:00 pm

http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/lotus-elan-26-r
Have a look at this car, we are trying to make a similar car to this!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:25 pm

Elan Peter wrote:http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/lotus-elan-26-r
Have a look at this car, we are trying to make a similar car to this!
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That has wide, 26/R, arches.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:12 pm

They look standard S1 to me - see attached for comparison.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:17 pm

I always thought they were!!!! Tony Thompson sell 26R wheels for "narrow arch cars"
https://www.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/pa ... t-on-each/
I have have been told by several people that some of the earlier 26Rs were narrow arched!
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1967 Elan S3 (for sale https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-dhc-s3/)
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:36 pm

...here's one...
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:16 pm

Yes, hat is one of my favourites. That is one of the very first cars, and you can clearly see the narrow arches.
Very good photo.
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1967 Elan S3 (for sale https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-dhc-s3/)
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PostPost by: prezoom » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:03 pm

The first 26R I ever saw racing was Bill Young's in Southern California, back in the early 60's. When compared to a standard Elan, we called it the "Coke Bottle Elan".
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