Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: MrBonus » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:54 pm

So the car was inspected yesterday and is now street legal. I have some minor clean-up issues, like properly centering the steering column and shaving down the reproduction horn button to fit but the car is substantially complete. I'm going to run a tank of gas through it before tuning the Webers.

Observations:

-Rewiring and adding the Pertronix is like a night-and-day versus the old, cobbled wiring and points system. The car has way more torque and is deceptively quick.

-The CV joint conversion goes a long way towards creating a more modern clutch experience and I far prefer the feel to the gummy donut joints.

-The RDent exhaust is dead silent at idle but howls beautifully above 2500 RPMs.

-New tires transform it versus the old 20 year-old rubber on it previously.

-My Porsche is now a dull appliance by comparison; this is the most fun car I've ever driven and it isn't even close.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 pm

That's awesome news!

I may be traveling up that way sometime in the next couple of months, would love to see your car!
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PostPost by: MrBonus » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:31 pm

The Veg wrote:That's awesome news!

I may be traveling up that way sometime in the next couple of months, would love to see your car!


Ben,

Come on up. If the roads are clean and clear, we will go for a ride.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:09 pm

Look great! I sold both my Porsche’s after owning a Lotus. Can’t wait to see it in the flesh.
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