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1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:03 pm

Will the speedo drive cable have a tight turn exiting the chassis or be trapped under the body?

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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:50 am

Mazzini wrote:Looking good, but just a thought, do you think the Rotoflex couplings are up to the additional weight and power?



Original differential unit & shafts train are temporary to the car, they are weak for this engine.
As I mention before, it will be replaced by TR 6 unit, which is stronger and heavier, but contributes to better front/rear weight ratio.
Power/weight are not in the main task, as it is to built a reliable car for regular use, not for racing. :D
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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:51 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Will the speedo drive cable have a tight turn exiting the chassis or be trapped under the body?

John :wink:

Exactly :)
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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:53 am

rgh0 wrote:
Mazzini wrote:Looking good, but just a thought, do you think the Rotoflex couplings are up to the additional weight and power?


+1

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Thanks :)
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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:57 am

Certified Lotus wrote:Very nice work! Impressive.

Thanks :)
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:39 am

Projects so well executed like this one are a pleasure to see.

Please keep us updated.

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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:47 am

Peter +2 wrote:Projects so well executed like this one are a pleasure to see.

Please keep us updated.

Peter

Ok .
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:14 pm

Beautiful car! The attention to detail is fantastic. I bet it will sound wonderful!!!!
Keep up the good work! :D
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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:40 pm

Hi to everyone,

After a major health problem with a happy end :D, I 'm back to continue the project.
Here are some exhaust system details, and a start up test video, prior to final bolt on chassis & body together.
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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:49 pm

Sorry video is too large for uploading ?!
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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:52 pm

What a great looking build!

Post your video to YouTube and share the link here.
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PostPost by: JonB » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:32 pm

That's an excellent solution to mounting the exhaust. Look at the clearance...
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