Lotus Elan

Spyder +2 zetec owners on elan.net?

PostPost by: pauljones » Thu May 11, 2017 3:16 pm

Alan,
All things given thats a fair price. Suprisingly. Out of my range for a while tho.
Out of interest do you have details of bore size and primairy lengths?

Hope this weather stays for end of month.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu May 11, 2017 4:15 pm

Paul,
You are welcome to take measurements at Castle Combe. the primaries are 1 3/4 inch and the outlet is 2 1/2 inch the swayed end of the link pipe fits into the outlet and reduces to 2 inch for the main pipe. It's also nice and shiny! unlike mine which is mild steel :( , I would have preferred a bit of bling
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PostPost by: Julian » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:10 pm

Hi,

Joined the conversation a bit late but great idea.

I've been planning to do this for years, unfortunately bathroom, kitchens etc seem to be more important (though less interesting).

I'm keeping my eyes open for an abandoned Spyder chassis if there is one out there and I have a spare body available if anyone wants one as the start of a conversion, it will put another one back on the road.

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PostPost by: martystep » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:29 am

Right on..... I had several British an American cars with retrofits and different implants....And there is always that one guy that has to give you crap about it. It was also the main reason why I steered away from clubs and gatherings because i get tired of hearing it....I just like to drive. I am looking at an Elan +2 and or a Europa now and am thinking of doing this so your postings are important....cheers
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PostPost by: prezoom » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:05 pm

I completed The Zetec conversion of my Plus2 last year. If you are interested, I will most likely be at the Queens English Car Show on April 22 in Woodly Park. Original Lotus chassis, not a Spyder. We could compare the do's and don't's in doing one here in the US.
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PostPost by: pauljones » Fri May 04, 2018 11:19 am

Hi all,

Im going to post this question here in mods rather than wanted as it seems more relevent to us here.

Im looking for a zetec intake manifold for the silver top to my jenveys.

Any tips or goto places? Firstly im looking at one thats angled upwards as opposed to flat in plane.
Im going to use the paper gasket as im told its better. Ie the propper one
Looking for one that idealy has same centerlines as twincam so i can keep same linkage and airfilter backplate.

The upswept manifold will help clear inner wing from airfilter. Its only 5°
Woould like as narrow as possible to keep injectors as close to valve as possible, apparently it helps with response.

Any thoughts from those that have one? Good make bad make etc

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PostPost by: gavk » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:49 pm

Hi Paul

Im not sure of the origin of my manifold but if I were on the lookout now I would speak to the following companies for advice...

1. Spyder
2. Jenvey
3. Dunnel, Raceline or another reputable zetec builder

One of those companies should be able to advise you on the options.

Failing that you could try a Westfield, locost or retro ford forum, they will have far more people familiar with throttle bodies on zetecs

Sorry i couldn't be more help

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PostPost by: pauljones » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:33 am

Gav,

Thanks for the input. All is welcome.

Like Julians post above, mines fallen down the league table of importance.
House extension, kitchen, patio doors etc.
Apparently wooden floors are money well spent, whereas wasting it on a lotus isnt. Not the exact wording but im sure you can guess.

I did speak to most of those above, some more than helpful and others not so. I have my eyes open for one for sale, not getting lucky.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:24 pm

Time for a bump to this topic.

Here for your delectation and information is the complete Practical Classics guide to how to build a 21st Century Elan.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/afgrajl25zwcu ... e.pdf?dl=0

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