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What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: JonB » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:43 pm

Discovered a problem with the wiper circuit. Dead short popping the fuse.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:30 am

Made a stab at the heater box. Has rust perforations and the motor mount will need re-fabrication. Now looking for thin centrifugal fans with modern motors attached to modify.

Made a dash in teak, a process fraught with potential catastrophe along the way. Hopefully next the jigsaw will plunge in nicely and cut a glove box door without wandering too much.

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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:33 am

Drove it to work today, first real outing since getting it back together after engine out to fix a bad gearbox leak (rear seal). While out I also replaced the sump gaskets with hopes of eliminating some significant oil leaks.

Tonight, a few hours after parking it, I must admit to being pretty darned happy about the result.

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We'll see if I can solve this, too, but I can certainly live with it if not.
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:03 pm

Worked on the red S1 and then drove the blue S1 around in autotune for some refinements in the fuel table.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:14 pm

Two s1 elans, could you please send me some photos?
I think that type 26 nut would be a better user name for me :lol:
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:37 am

Car checked over, wheels back on with new Yoko A-050R medium compound tyres and car on trailer for racing at Sandown Historics in Melbourne next weekend .

Weather looks wet so new tyres will help. I also have a new set of soft compound A-050's but dont want to use them until I get a bit more neggy on the front end but maybe in the wet they will be OK, We will see what the race weekend presents

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PostPost by: RichC » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:16 pm

on sunday afternoon put the door restraints on it .... only taken me 10 years .... you know when you eventually run out of jobs to do and do a bit of a tidy up and come across things you forgot you had? must admit i cheated a little and put short stainless steel hex UNF bolts in after running a tap thru the paint/bobbins :roll: I still have the unc slotted head monsters ....I subsequently discovered after the event
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PostPost by: DJW » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:19 pm

Run out to Caffeine and Machine for brekkie.

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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:57 pm

Had a lovely 4 hours changing my handbrake pads today. It would have been easy if one of the pivot pins hadn’t been left half in jamming the pad. This was the pad with no meat left on it so had been like it for a while, and the reason I was changing them anyway. So it was off with the calliper push the pin in properly and all is sort of fixed. I did make sure the bleed nipple would open so I can bleed the brakes tomorrow.
Typical of this car - every little job turns into an epic and I’ve still got to get the horn working....
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PostPost by: William2 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:39 pm

I have spent the last couple of days playing with camshafts and shims on my S4 to get the correct clearances. Finished the exhaust side on the second attempt. Awaiting some shim sizes that I didn't have in stock to do the carb cam. All good fun if it goes without a hitch!!
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:23 am

I love this thread! So I was at work today but went to the local car show this morning in the Graphite Elise. Some wonderful cars there including Greg Z's beautiful Red Sprint. But my mind is continually on the new addition, the S2 26R. Cannot stop thinking about it. So this evening went to the basement and just laid my hands on it. I'm not much into naming cars or projects but maybe I should start so here goes, ..........
...... The "Canyon Carver"!

The journey begins!
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:31 am

Famous Frank, that is a cool name. I have also named my 26R project, the Blue Bullet seems apt as it will be the fastest Elan in my hill climb championship 8) , all it needs now is a better driver :lol:
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:48 pm

Fixed a split in the headlight vacuum hose at the manifold take off. Loud sucking noise and a horrible idle!!
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:51 pm

I had that on my s3, it really got on my nerves. You couldn't drive it slow because the revs were never constant!
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:21 pm

Yesterday and today. I took the screen out of my early +2 and fitted and new seal. All back in today. Not been brave enough to put a hose on it to test it yet!
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