Lotus Elan

Mechanic in southern California

PostPost by: GingerClark » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:27 pm

Can anyone recommend a Lotus mechanic in southern California who can work on my Elans? All suggestions will be very welcome.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:30 pm

Where are you in souther california?
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PostPost by: GingerClark » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:01 pm

Hi James,
Good question.
I'm in Palos Verdes (los angeles area)
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:52 pm

GingerClark,

There is a well know fellow in San Diego.............that may too far south. Send a PM if you need his info.
I would think there is someone in L.A that knows what's what.

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PostPost by: mac5777 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:05 am

Hello Ginger,
Where have you been with two Elans? Check with Jay or Jeff at JAE in Southern CA. They may have the information you are looking for.
805-967-5767
http://www.jaeparts.com/
A little more on your Elans, Photos etc.

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PostPost by: GingerClark » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:37 am

There is a well know fellow in San Diego.............that may too far south. Send a PM if you need his info.
I would think there is someone in L.A that knows what's what.

Mike

Hi Mike,
Is that Slossnagel? (spelling apologies), I think you're correct that he's probably too far south for me. But, thank you for mentioning him. He'd be a good person to keep in mind and I'd forgotten. However, if I guessed the wrong person, and you have someone else in mind in San Diego, do let me know.
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PostPost by: GingerClark » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:40 am

Hello Ginger,
Check with Jay or Jeff at JAE in Southern CA.
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Hi Sarto, Thank you for the suggestion. JAE is in Goleta and they're too far north for me. But, you're right, they may have some names. I'll check with them.
Thanks for the suggestion!
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PostPost by: lotusS2guy » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:39 pm

Ginger
Glad to see you on the list. It's been a long time......

I have a guy in Huntington Beach who is a really good and reasonable foreign car general mechanic. He works on my Jag and has never tried to sell me a service I did not need (unlike others who take the opportunity of having your car on the lift to drill into your bank account). :shock: PM me for more information.

I would also highly recommend Frank Monise Jr. His dad used to have the shop in Pasadena and raced a Lotus 23. Frank Jr has moved the shop to Montclair which may be a bit of a ride for you. They have been in the British sports car business for over 60 years so they have probably seen every Lucas, Smiths, etc. problem.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:46 am

lotusS2guy wrote:Ginger
Glad to see you on the list. It's been a long time......

I have a guy in Huntington Beach who is a really good and reasonable foreign car general mechanic. He works on my Jag and has never tried to sell me a service I did not need (unlike others who take the opportunity of having your car on the lift to drill into your bank account). :shock: PM me for more information.

I would also highly recommend Frank Monise Jr. His dad used to have the shop in Pasadena and raced a Lotus 23. Frank Jr has moved the shop to Montclair which may be a bit of a ride for you. They have been in the British sports car business for over 60 years so they have probably seen every Lucas, Smiths, etc. problem.

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Another thumbs up for Frank Monise Jr. He and his dad serviced our neighbor Evelyn's Elan S2 from new until she passed 8 years ago.

John Kouba is in Chatsworth at Lotus Racing West.

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PostPost by: GingerClark » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:37 am

StressCraxx wrote:
lotusS2guy wrote:Ginger

John Kouba is in Chatsworth at Lotus Racing West.

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Hi Dan,
John Kouba, There's another name from the past. I thought for sure he'd retired.
Thank you for the recommendations.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:38 am

I am not sure if John Kouba has retired or not (although I sometimes see him selling some stuff on Ebay).

Quite a number of years ago he changed the name of his operation to Hethel Engineering.
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PostPost by: dskir » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:59 pm

Looking for a GOOD Lotus mechanic in Southbay area of Los Angeles. General maintenance, oil changes, tune ups Webber knowledge and possible engine rebuild sometime down the road. Too many body (mine) parts hurt these days.

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