Lotus Elan

S3 Restoration

PostPost by: glennmoule » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:26 am

Prop shaft done
Attachments
cee9a6ba-c130-433e-9185-75e130b27522.jpeg and
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK

PostPost by: glennmoule » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:31 pm

Tested the windows this evening. Only one is responding so I will need to rebuild the motors. A fun little job that will be!
Attachments
3d60e9e5-915e-42b9-b388-7fce4a4453db.jpeg and
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK

PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:12 pm

If they use the same motors as in the Plus 2, it is a GM motor and rebuilt units should be easily available for exchange, or at least they are over here so take that with a grain of salt.

You may also want to run an extra earth-wire from the motor directly to the chassis. Of all the things I did to refurbish my windows, that made made a bigger improvement by far in their operation than anything else.
1969/70 Elan Plus 2 (not S) 50/2036
"It just wouldn't be a complete day if I didn't forget something!" -Me
User avatar
The Veg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1296
Joined: 16 Nov 2015
Location: Atlanta 'burbs (southeast USA)

PostPost by: glennmoule » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:21 pm

Thanks Veg and noted.
I will run another wire and test it.
I think these motors are a ford escort wiper motor originally.
Easily repairable so shouldn’t take me too much effort to get them back in action.
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK

PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:38 am

Edited, as detail on wiring was wrong!
1966 Elan S3 Coupe
1994 Caterham 7
englishmaninwales
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 472
Joined: 26 Jul 2013
Location: Ruthin North Wales

PostPost by: glennmoule » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:57 am

Rear suspension ready for the job.
Attachments
a9ed2d4d-7e22-499d-82f7-523c93b4b6f2.jpeg and
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK

PostPost by: Matt Elan » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:55 pm

The Elan S3/S4 window motors are different to the Plus 2. The Elan's motor was originally a Cortina wiper motor unit - which is probably the same as an Escort!
User avatar
Matt Elan
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 414
Joined: 27 Oct 2011
Location: Fleet, Hants, UK

PostPost by: glennmoule » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:14 pm

As we speak I am restoring the suspension parts. They are starting rough and ending up like new.
Crack tested and painted.
Attachments
b063843d-cd67-4b95-8b4e-2697edb699f3.jpeg and
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK

PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:27 pm

Matt Elan wrote:The Elan S3/S4 window motors are different to the Plus 2. The Elan's motor was originally a Cortina wiper motor unit - which is probably the same as an Escort!


I think originally they came from an Anglia, but I could be mistaken.
Last edited by Mazzini on Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Mazzini
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1675
Joined: 11 Dec 2010
Location: NE UK

PostPost by: glennmoule » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:20 pm

Cam cover masked and nearly ready for the paint booth.
Attachments
4bbe4060-976d-4f04-9eb7-5dbc7cad5a54.jpeg and
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK

PostPost by: glennmoule » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:23 pm

Suspension all painted.
Attachments
416383ce-b5b8-4115-800b-22bb17a3a1e9.jpeg and
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:27 pm

Nice progress Glenn
Glen
05 Elise - Back where I started
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1240
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPost by: Matt Elan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:25 pm

Re the window motor, Roy McGregor who developed the S3 and designed the window mechanism says he started of with a Cortina wipe motor - see http://www.ferraritestarossa.net/clublo ... index.html

However, I don't doubt that a Cortina motor is the same as an Anglia.... :D
Matt
User avatar
Matt Elan
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 414
Joined: 27 Oct 2011
Location: Fleet, Hants, UK

PostPost by: Matt Elan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:33 pm

Which leads us to another question - who made the S3 window motor? It doesn't appear in the Lucas parts lists for the Elan (nor does the Plus 2 unit) so does anyone know who supplied them to Ford for use in the Anglia/Cortina/Escort or did Ford make them themselves?
User avatar
Matt Elan
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 414
Joined: 27 Oct 2011
Location: Fleet, Hants, UK

PostPost by: glennmoule » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:49 pm

Tonight’s quest. Full strip, check, prep and paint then assemble.
Attachments
41787f54-fed9-433d-b4e7-adca20423dd7.jpeg and
glennmoule
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Location: UK
PreviousNext

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: fbmartins, steve lyle and 12 guests