Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: sacramento7788 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:35 am

Hi

After years of promising myself a classic I have finally got round to it and have got myself a 1969 Élan + 2s.

The car is in good condition but is a work in progress so has a few minor niggles. It still has its original chassis which looks to be in good order and the previous owner replaced the wheels, brakes, clutch and did some body work but it has not been driven for 4.5 years so it needs to been driven.

First thing it seems to be running a bit rich and in need of tuning to make driving at lower speeds more comfortable. Do you know of any garages in Kent that have a rolling road?

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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:31 pm

Bell & Colvill are in Surrey.
If they have no rolling road themselves I expect that they know where there is one.

http://www.bellandcolvill.com/
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:26 pm

Welcome John.

You have started your classic ownership very well, by joining this forum.

Wishing you all the best in your Lotus endeavours. :)
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:43 pm

If you know a bit about engines, you won't actually need a rolling road for ordinary tuning.

You can set the mixture with a Colortune.
http://www.gunson.co.uk/item.aspx?cat=673&item=1822
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And you can balance the carburettors with one of these:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aldon-Automot ... 53fa728dfa

See my efforts on this topic:
lotus-elan-f19/getting-ogu-roadworthy-again-t26101-105.html#p191111
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PostPost by: sacramento7788 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:00 pm

Thanks for your replies.

I think i'm up for the challenge to give it a go myself first then.

I'll let you know how I get on.

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