Lotus Elan

What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: billwill » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:13 pm

'fraid I haven't done anything with my elan for a few weeks, just give her a pat or two as I squeeze past to get some tool or oil or whatever to fix something on my mundane Renault or my house.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:16 pm

Shame on you Bill !!!! DRIVE YOUR LOTUS!!!

just yesterday, nearing last day of summer, took a drive in my Elan Sprint to a remote coastal town for a light lunch, and back home....all back country roads with a smile across my face.
I was actually just telling myself while driving, what a blast to drive such an historically significant "marque" like a Lotus around, getting flashes, thumbs up, turned heads.... Anyone can have a mass produced car (and there are many), but the rarity and exclusivity of vintage Lotus far outweighs any desire to drive some other classic.

Happy motoring!
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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:26 pm

Completed welding my driver's seat frame back together and gave it a coat of paint...
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PostPost by: alanr » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:42 pm

So you obviously taught yourself to weld after all!...Looks good. :D

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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:26 pm

alanr wrote:So you obviously taught yourself to weld after all!...Looks good. :D

Alan


Thanks, no pro job but solid and I am happy. At a ridiculous $220 for basic DC inverter flux welder and safely equipment I couldn't help but buy the welder...
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:44 pm

Upholstered a new arm rest and attached to a new center console . Parts supplied by Frank - no complaints on quality and service -
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PostPost by: Baggy2 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:47 pm

Transferred money from savings account to current account to (part ) pay for latest rebuild - third one in 45 years of ownership !
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:32 pm

Rebuilt & refitted my SOVY can for the 2nd time:
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But this time I plated it & used Por-15 fuel tank sealer on the inside.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:39 pm

that is a shiny Sovy can!

though clean like that it's a bit like non sticking out doors, is it not?

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PostPost by: Vaughan » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:13 am

Out and about in the S2 Super Seven this morning.

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What better way to enjoy a 7, than with the kids!


Mazzini, or other S2 Seven owner, any chance you would be able to drop me a PM with the length of the front brake lines as I'm about to have braided lines made, current ones look to long and do not have banjo fitted.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:22 am

Finally, finally (one hopes), got the chassis and shell bolted together. It was amazing how many times the bolts went in and out and the shell up and down. The roll bar went in easily, but the rest of the roll cage bits are a puzzle for now.

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PostPost by: Mike Spence » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:38 am

nice work !

Who is the supplier of this 26R -shell ? And what is your judgement and advise on a new shell ?

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PostPost by: baileyman » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:54 pm

Mike Spence wrote:nice work !

Who is the supplier of this 26R -shell ? And what is your judgement and advise on a new shell ?

Txs

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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:16 am

Finished the driver's seat and fitted to the car. With an evening to spare before it's due at car show!

Might even get to cleaning it of now...
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:38 am

Started the dry assembly of a Type 26 GTS car.
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