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Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:51 pm
by Seamus
I have just put a deposit on a very nice '68 S4 SE and will be collecting it on Thursday.

I am not new to Lotus cars having bought my first Elan S2 in 1976, since then in chronological order I also had an S1, another S2, a 61 FF1600, an Esprit Turbo and latterly an Elan M100 which I sold last year.

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:47 pm
by Mazzini
Welcome!!

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:48 am
by The Veg
Welcome Seamus!

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:25 am
by nmauduit
excellent choice!

not that I'm biased by any means... though I must admit I own two '68 S4 se

keep it on the road !

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:04 pm
by elansprint
Seamus welcome just down the road from you at Desborough
Ian

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:14 pm
by Seamus
elansprint wrote:Seamus welcome just down the road from you at Desborough
Ian


Hi Ian,

Good to know there is a kindred spirit nearby, are there many others in the area?

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 pm
by el-saturn
welcome to THE forum seamus ----- wuz that you in the picture with yr formula ford which ran out of lets say a wheel? sandy --- body language says shunt!!

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:36 pm
by Seamus
el-saturn wrote:welcome to THE forum seamus ----- wuz that you in the picture with yr formula ford which ran out of lets say a wheel? sandy --- body language says shunt!!


Yes, I had just been taken out, my car was beached on the kerb right in front of the BRDC stand at Silverstone.

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 pm
by Seamus
I collected my car today and drove 80 miles home, a bit of a test as it was the longest journey it has done for years.

Only issue was with the rev counter which was ok at the start of the journey but after about 10 miles it was all over the place. When I stopped for fuel and re-started the engine all was well again but the fault returned after a few more miles.

I'll be doing a search on the forum on this issue.

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm
by elanfan1
Electronic ignition? If so...

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:50 pm
by Seamus
Yes, Lumenition.....

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:04 pm
by Quart Meg Miles
elanfan1 wrote:Electronic ignition? If so...

..put the contact breaker back.

Enjoy, Seamus, at least you know what to expect!

Re: Back into the fold

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:01 am
by stugilmour
Quart Meg Miles wrote:
elanfan1 wrote:Electronic ignition? If so...

..put the contact breaker back.

Enjoy, Seamus, at least you know what to expect!


Or get the poor fifty year old tach rebuilt to RVC, which will work fine with either an electronic or points setup. After all, the car made it home fine. :D Welcome back to Lotus.

Stu