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Twin Cam Head dissection

PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue May 03, 2016 1:33 pm

Those colours are in my Elan workshop manual
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed May 04, 2016 12:01 pm

It's settled then, blue for the waterways and red for oil ways. Thanks!
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun May 08, 2016 12:56 pm

I'm on the second coat of blue (over white primer for Aluminum) and I like the color for the water ways. It really stands out. I had experimented with careful brushing as well as taping to prevent getting paint on the flat cut areas and determined it was much easier just to remove the excess paint afterwards with lacquer thinner. So some over brushing in areas are evident, but soon to be removed.
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Second coat of blue paint in water ways
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon May 23, 2016 1:41 pm

Here is where I am so far. All the water ways are painted blue. I'm still deciding on painting the oil ways red. Not sure if I want to do it to the entire head that way, maybe only one part of the head.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:32 am

Head has safely arrived at its new home in Australia. To be displayed under the print of the cutaway twin cam engine. Maybe I will put them in my beach house with the Elan chassis light fitting above it to complete the set of Lotus art work :lol:

It's had a long journey from Nick in the UK to Glen in the USA and now to Australia. Looking closely at the head if that is one Nick scrapped I would certainly buy a "good one" from him. I have rebuilt and raced for many years with much worse heads that this :oops:


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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:56 am

I’m glad you now have it Rohan! Waiting to see a photo of where it will he displayed.
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