Lotus Elan

Elan Engine Bays - stock, modified, restored, and 26r

PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:53 am

garyeanderson wrote:If you were at LOG30 and left the bonnet up I probably got a picture or two of it. I even got a couple of a plus2 and a LoCort (I won't post the LoCort one's here after the toilet spiral that developed the last time). I hope that folks are still enjoying these, if not well I will find some more and post them too.

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I've just noted something very special about the engine in the 1st photo of this set.
The cam cover appears to have been heavily modified to accept a cam belt maybe?
Any further info' about this interesting car?

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:09 am

GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:
garyeanderson wrote:If you were at LOG30 and left the bonnet up I probably got a picture or two of it. I even got a couple of a plus2 and a LoCort (I won't post the LoCort one's here after the toilet spiral that developed the last time). I hope that folks are still enjoying these, if not well I will find some more and post them too.



I've just noted something very special about the engine in the 1st photo of this set.
The cam cover appears to have been heavily modified to accept a cam belt maybe?
Any further info' about this interesting car?

John


Hi John
You mean the ribbed top tank on the plus2 radiator?

You haven't spotted the Elite yet?



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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:18 am

I think John's referering to the first and last picture where the cam cover area over the chain appears to be taller and wider than stock.

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:45 am

gjz30075 wrote:I think John's referering to the first and last picture where the cam cover area over the chain appears to be taller and wider than stock.

Greg Z



That's the one Greg.
Of course it may be an optical illusion?
Oh & that car could well be the Elite, albeit with an Elan type bonnet/hood opening method.

Must hurry now F1 @ Nürburgring in a few minutes :wink:
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:09 pm

Can anyone provide some background on the engine with the giant SU carb??
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:48 pm

RedS4 wrote:Can anyone provide some background on the engine with the giant SU carb??


Mr Ian Phillips is yer man... Ian, you out there?

elan-archive-f16/weber-carb-problems-solved-forever-t9133.html?hilit=carb

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PostPost by: gino1 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:40 pm

Hi all,
Here's my contribution...not a good photo.
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PostPost by: Pistacchio sprint 72 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:47 pm

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:43 pm

This is a pretty nice Sprint engine bay:

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PostPost by: abstamaria » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:05 pm

To contribute this old photo of my Elan, now retired from racing. A QED motor installed in 1999.
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PostPost by: abstamaria » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:10 pm

Not in the engine bay anymore, but here is the Vegantune motor, built 1977, that the QED motor replaced.
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PostPost by: elanner » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:47 pm

I've always liked this thread and have often referred to it. And last week I got a fancy new mobile/cell phone with more pixels than my "good" camera, so I figured I could test it and add to this thread.

My engine compartment is nothing to write home about, it's a long way from factory standard and never going to win a concours. But I think it's reasonably tidy. The previous owner of the car did the hard part of the layout during a body-off rebuild, fusebox, solenoid, loom, etc. I think he did a good job, without going nuts. I have been slowly finishing up, brake fluid level switch, powder coated cam cover, loom braiding, etc.

While tracking down an electrical problem I found myself switching to Hella fused relays. They're actually pretty nice.

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PostPost by: lotocone » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:27 pm

Nick,

That is a very nice engine bay. I wish mine looked that good. What did you use to close the gap under the radiator and what material did you use to cover the main wiring harness?

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PostPost by: elanner » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Bob,

The under radiator blanking plate was from Sue Miller. From her latest catalogue, posted by Phil (pharriso), she has:

> Radiator lower blanking plate(originally treated millboard) for 17.50 GBP (21.00 GBP with VAT)

See: lotus-talk-f50/sue-miller-catalog-t28902.html, page 3.

Mine is fibreglass, purchased early last year, apparently before she had the millboard versions. It was 15.00 GBP. ;-)

I carried it back in my hand luggage after a visit to her Aladdin's Cave when I was over there. It has pre-drilled holes so that it can be screwed into the bodywork, but they are pretty much impossible to get to and it's a good, tight fit. So it's just sitting there, snapped in place under the radiator. Hard to describe.

The braided loom cover was recommended by Greg (gjz30075) and is from Jegs (http://www.jegs.com). Search for Flexbraid. It's expensive but it looks much better than the convoluted plastic stuff and you don't need much of it. At least, that was my justification!

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PostPost by: lotocone » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Nick,

Thanks for all of the additional information. I should set up an account with Sue Miller because she seems to have some parts that I haven't seen anywhere else. It's almost time to park the Elan for winter and I'll get some work done in the engine bay.

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