Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Sheldo » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 am

Plus 2 owner in Kansas City area. Owned the car for 25 years, recently got it back on the road after 23 years of sitting.
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:05 pm

Where have you been all our lives? :D :D

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:38 pm

Welcome Sheldo! Glad to hear of another Plus 2 coming back!
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PostPost by: Sheldo » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:02 pm

Had a chance to get it out on the track a few times this past weekend for some revival racing. Held my own, which I thought was pretty good considering all the rubber in the suspension, the shocks & springs.... are all 50 years old. Something to work on over the winter.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:31 pm

Very cool! Quick question. Does your right side mirror actually provide a view on track? I added one this summer to a similar location and it is pretty useless. Not sure if it is just the mirror design I used or the mounting location.

Nice car! Very cool parking lot too!

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PostPost by: Sheldo » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:31 pm

Not much use, I found a couple thin plastic washers to put inside the half round swivel wich pushed the glass out some and allowed it to adjust a little more. That helped, but still not the best.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:28 am

Nice looking Plus 2! Welcome to the forum.

I’m interested in understanding why you would let the car sit for 23 years? I hear these stories all the time (I have a S2 Elan that sat for almost 20 years before I bought it).
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PostPost by: Sheldo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:06 am

Thanks - as for the 23 year getting it back on the road again?? I underestimated the resources required (multiply the original estimate by 3 or 4 times for both time and cash). And, life happens. 20 some years later I finally have a shop to work, where I don't have to worry about getting things put away so the daily drivers can get back in the garage- keeps my wife happy and on board. Speaking of resources, this forum is great resource that wasn't available to me when I first got the car. To be able to reach out to so many people who have been there done that, is huge.
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