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Anthony Belcher

PostPost by: AnthonyBelcher » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:58 am

Hey all you longstanding guys let's make all newcomers welcome.

Whenever a newcomer comes on board please point them to this thread and encourage them to tell us about their Elans (with photographs please). So that we can all learn about their cars which in turn will help us to help them more fully and welcome them to this worthy club of like minded people.
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PostPost by: AnthonyBelcher » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:40 am

And please let me be the first to tell you all a little bit about myself. My name is Anthony Belcher I live near Warwick in England. I have a number of English Vintage cars. On early retirement a couple of years ago I started to buy the cars I wished that I could have owned in my youth. In the last two years I have bought a 1971 MG Midget and a 1965 Austin Healey Sprite. This year I sold the MG midget to buy a 1969 Lotus Elan S4, another of the dream cars from my youth. I have only owned the Elan for a few weeks and wow I wished that I could have afforded one in the sixties or seventies. What a car. I'm I glad to say that it is an original Elan with a four speed gearbox with rotoflex couplings with I'm sure all the problems which originality brings. But Hey who cares?
What is better than driving a true sixties car?
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PostPost by: UAB807F » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:04 am

Hello & welcome Anthony,

I'm another early retiree and quite honestly these days I just don't know how I managed to find time to go to work, let alone run a Lotus in the 70s.... :D

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PostPost by: alaric » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:01 pm

Hi Anthony. Yes I think the forum needs a fresh thread for newcomers. The one referenced has far too much bs in it.

Actually I have struggled to find anywhere to post that my family and I are moving to Italy in the new year. I want to find out if there's another elan or elan +2 near La Spezia. The trouble is I think people don't look in some of the non technical forums, so posts get missed.

I think a dedicated forum would be good. One at the top of the list.

Sean.
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PostPost by: TurbineHeli » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:23 pm

Hi guys,

I'm compiling a list of parts needed for my project. Is it appropriate to list them here or should I
be looking for other commercial links. Some interior trim pieces don't seem to have Lotus part numbers,
this seems a bit odd but...

Thanks,

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PostPost by: alaric » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:07 pm

This forum is really useful for finding parts. I would suggest you start a thread of your own for your restoration on either the elan or elan +2 forums depending on whcih car you have. You could keep that thread alive for as long as you need it.

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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:33 pm

Sean's suggestion is a great one. We all learn something with every new project.

There is also a separate section on the main menu for parts wanted or needed.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:01 am

Hopefully Jeff is addressing the new member introduction problem.
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PostPost by: SonnyS » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:06 am

I stumbled on this thread from a newbie when doing a serach. it sort of covered similer ground. maybe it will give a pointer to how other's have done things on the site

elan-f14/build-log-one-off-posts-t23504.html

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:46 pm

alaric wrote:Hi Anthony. Yes I think the forum needs a fresh thread for newcomers. The one referenced has far too much bs in it.

Actually I have struggled to find anywhere to post that my family and I are moving to Italy in the new year. I want to find out if there's another elan or elan +2 near La Spezia. The trouble is I think people don't look in some of the non technical forums, so posts get missed.

I think a dedicated forum would be good. One at the top of the list.

Sean.



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