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PostPost by: 71elan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:10 pm

Good day fellow enthusiasts.

I just acquired an S4 FHC, realizing a dream I've had since the early sixties.

I've been lurking here for quite a while learning a lot. I'll post more about the car when she arrives home. Currently awaiting pick-up in California.

My automotive background started with a 1969 Cortina GT, then went Japanese. I currently have a 1998 Nissan 240SX (Silvia to many of you) which is set up for capable yet comfortable touring. But it doesn't hold a candle to the Elan for sheer driving fun.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:21 pm

Welcome! 181bhp in a standard looking car, that should humble most people that try and race you away from the lights :D
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:45 pm

Welcome David,
You don't mention 181bhp, so Rob (Mazzini) obviously has prior knowledge of your car. I have a similar amount of power in my S4 which is a very docile beast until you wake it up with a dose of right foot.

Any Lotus is addictive and any Elan especially so, even the standard cars are capable of embarrassing many a latter day performance car.

I hope to see more of you and your car on here.
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PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi David,
Congratulations on joining the Elan owners. Where are you in ONT. I live in Burlington & a couple of other Elan owners live in Oakville. The Toronto Lotus club meets on the last Mon. of the month (this Mon.) at the Wild Goose at 5395 Eglinton Ave W.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:23 pm

Congratulations on the new Elan, from one white S4 with 181 horsepower to another. Now that you are moving your new car from California to Canada perhaps I now have the "California white S4 Elan 181 hp" title back solely for myself. Who knew I had a fraternal twin (me: DHC, you: FHC). Both cars starting out with Strombergs but now with Webers.


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If you are driving your car to Canada (unlikely?) or transporting it yourself and you happen to hit Napa on your route, please stop by to compare notes.

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PostPost by: 71elan » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:52 am

Hi Keith

I'm in Belleville. When we retired and left Toronto I picked Belleville for being 1 hour from Mosport, 20 minutes from Shannonville and 2 1/2 hours from Calabogie.

I have joined the Toronto club and will be joining the Ottawa club as well.

I won't make this month's meeting but will aim to come in in the future.

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PostPost by: 71elan » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:57 am

Thanks 1owner69Elan

Hold your title with pride.

Napa is a place we'd love to see, but my car is coming by carrier.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:11 am

David, congrats on the purchase of this stunning, well travelled FHC!
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:50 am

pharriso wrote:David, congrats on the purchase of this stunning, well travelled FHC!


Indeed! It's a globe trotter!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:36 pm

Welcome David! Sounds like you're in for tons of fun!
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:32 am

Greetings from its cousin in Ireland!
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I’ll be in Toronto tomorrow night with work. Sadly I can’t fit the Elan in the hold but I will be picking up a set of +2 hubs!

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 am

Lovely example.
I’m jealous of your door fit. Is that original or did you improve it?
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:15 pm

I guess I was lucky. I just moved the striker plate inboard abit.
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