Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: dougweall » Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:28 pm

If anyone is rebuilding a Lotus or anything else for that matter and you want something really special then have a look at this. It is !!!!!!!
<a href='http://www.ferrari-talk.com/discus/messages/31/3005.html?1082577553' target='_blank'>http://www.ferrari-talk.com/discus/message...html?1082577553</a>

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:07 am

A Lola T70 is certainly a nice car and the restoration shown looks fantastic. There was a Lola T70 competing at an Historic meeting I ran at locally a couple of weeks ago. I have a great picture of the dummy grid.

2 Lotus 7's and an Elan in a row ahead of the Lola !!! Just shows you dont need 500 hp and a million bucks to be competitive.

I have posted a couple of pictures in the Yahoo LotusElan site photos file

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:09 pm

Rohan,
Where in the photos section are they?

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:16 pm

In a folder titled "Lotus ahead of Lola".

If you look at the list view of the photos section it comes up on top f te list sorted by date last modified.

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PostPost by: elj221c » Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:29 pm

I must be a grumpy old man....! I thought the Lola was over the top! Why polish those catings. Worse, why paint all those lovely castings?
A lot of extra work and makes visual inspection for cracks virtually impossible.
The work does show amazing dedication, though.

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PostPost by: dougweall » Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:30 pm

Roy,

I don't think you are being grumpy at all. The point I was trying to make was that if we are to rebuild a nice old motor of any description then to do the job properly is the only way for me.
"Don't spoil the ship for a halfpenny of tar"

I tend to agree maybe the Lola is a little over the top, but what a superb job it looks in the end. You cannot knock the guys for their work.

I just hope that I can look at my Elan in the same light, when it is completed this/next year.

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