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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun May 19, 2019 8:28 pm

Fitted Plus 2 brakes to the front of my Sprint. Disconnected the servo. Also fitted a 26R ant- roll bar. Tried to fit a tandem brake M/C but had carb clearance issues so fitted a different capacity M/C which hopefully should give decent pedal feel. Made a new brake pipe and was about to fill and bleed the system but decided to call it a day.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Sun May 19, 2019 8:34 pm

I think you will like the 26R anti-roll bar. It is just right for the road, wet or dry.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun May 19, 2019 8:49 pm

I previously had it fitted to my S2 and I run a thicker ARB on my S3, it's definitely the way to go.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Mon May 20, 2019 12:59 am

Mazzini wrote:Fitted Plus 2 brakes to the front of my Sprint. Disconnected the servo. Also fitted a 26R ant- roll bar. Tried to fit a tandem brake M/C but had carb clearance issues so fitted a different capacity M/C which hopefully should give decent pedal feel. Made a new brake pipe and was about to fill and bleed the system but decided to call it a day.


the calipers don't look like Plus2 calipers. of course those aren't stock rotors either.
isn't the Plus2 caliper a Girling PB ?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon May 20, 2019 6:02 am

tedtaylor wrote:
Mazzini wrote:Fitted Plus 2 brakes to the front of my Sprint. Disconnected the servo. Also fitted a 26R ant- roll bar. Tried to fit a tandem brake M/C but had carb clearance issues so fitted a different capacity M/C which hopefully should give decent pedal feel. Made a new brake pipe and was about to fill and bleed the system but decided to call it a day.


the calipers don't look like Plus2 calipers. of course those aren't stock rotors either.
isn't the Plus2 caliper a Girling PB ?


Girling 16P/PB I think, some are metric, some are not. The disc/rotor came from Kelvedon, don't know why I bought it as a standard one would have worked just as well.
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Mon May 20, 2019 8:11 am

Hi Mazzini,
I fitted one of these tandem master cylinders to my S4.
https://parts.westfield-sportscars.co.u ... duct_id=84
No clearance problems with Weber carbs and the associated engine mount.
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uote="Mazzini"]Fitted Plus 2 brakes to the front of my Sprint. Disconnected the servo. Also fitted a 26R ant- roll bar. Tried to fit a tandem brake M/C but had carb clearance issues so fitted a different capacity M/C which hopefully should give decent pedal feel. Made a new brake pipe and was about to fill and bleed the system but decided to call it a day.[/quote]
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PostPost by: reb53 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:46 am

Unbolted an engine mount so I could jack the engine up, remove the carbs, and re-connect the fuel line into the fuel pump.
When it loosened I had a difficult trip home from about 30 km's away as the car ran on 4, 3, 2, and sometimes none !
Managed 80kph on what sounded like 2 cylinders.
Actually, it sounded more like an air compressor on the move.......

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun May 26, 2019 2:29 am

Our local Lotus club, PALS (Philadelphia Area Lotus Society) had it's third garage tour of the season at RD Enterprises in Quakertown PA. A great event with lots of back country road driving and hosted by Ray. His Elan restoration is looking very good! It will clearly be an award winner :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon May 27, 2019 12:28 pm

Welded in the seat mounting brackets


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Cut some holes

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Thu May 30, 2019 6:31 pm

Today I got the lightweight body for my "26R", we also said goodbye to our s3 which has been sent off to be sold.
Between us we managed to swap most of the GRP parts and had a good fettle. All of a sudden, the car seems a lot nearer to completion. Our plan will be to try fit everything and the remove it all for the respray.
I'll let the photos do the talking.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu May 30, 2019 8:40 pm

Apologies... New Lotus content ;)

Washed it, cleaned it and packed some essentials for my Alps tripstarting tomorrow..

Hull, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy.... Hull :lol:

Also packed two essentials Just in case 8)
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:57 am

Splash it on all over.

Slight off topic, but I believe the lady in the advert became Barry's wife, so be careful how you use it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5tLfiu7an4
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PostPost by: JonB » Fri May 31, 2019 10:31 am

Great advert, very British bantering style.

Of course, I didn't like the smell of Brut at the time. Some aunt gave me a bottle one Christmas and I slung it..
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:50 pm

You can't throw brut away, I collect it 8). Will always have about 3 bottles on standby on the off chance that it works as well as it does in the adverts :lol: (never does though)
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:37 pm

I was age 9 and my brother age 7 when bottles of Brut were amongst the Christmas gifts we received in 1977. We splashed it on and our parents got a call from our school! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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