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Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:03 pm
by john.p.clegg
Will the speedo drive cable have a tight turn exiting the chassis or be trapped under the body?

John :wink:

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:50 am
by gusvlachos
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 ratio are not in the main task, as it is to built a reliable car for regular use, not for racing. :D

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:51 am
by gusvlachos
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 :)

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:53 am
by gusvlachos
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

cheers
Rohan

Thanks :)

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:57 am
by gusvlachos
Certified Lotus wrote:Very nice work! Impressive.

Thanks :)

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:39 am
by Peter +2
Projects so well executed like this one are a pleasure to see.

Please keep us updated.

Peter

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:47 am
by gusvlachos
Peter +2 wrote:Projects so well executed like this one are a pleasure to see.

Please keep us updated.

Peter

Ok .

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:14 pm
by Elan Peter
Beautiful car! The attention to detail is fantastic. I bet it will sound wonderful!!!!
Keep up the good work! :D
Best regards, P

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:40 pm
by gusvlachos
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.

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:49 pm
by gusvlachos
Sorry video is too large for uploading in this site?!

Here it is:
https://youtu.be/HZtR-Wf3KqY
https://youtu.be/MfY3dJQ_lSk
:)

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:52 pm
by SENC
What a great looking build!

Post your video to YouTube and share the link here.

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:32 pm
by JonB
That's an excellent solution to mounting the exhaust. Look at the clearance...

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:17 am
by gino1
That’s a really nice build and a very tidy garage you’ve got there.
Well done
Gino

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:46 am
by vincereynard
Beautiful job Gus. Congratulations!

Out of interest did you consider tying the chassis to the sill plate with tube / boxes front and rear to stiffen the chassis?

Re: 1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:57 am
by gusvlachos
vincereynard wrote:Beautiful job Gus. Congratulations!

Out of interest did you consider tying the chassis to the sill plate with tube / boxes front and rear to stiffen the chassis?



Good morning Vincereynard,
and thanks to you, SENC, GINO, JonB, Elan Peter, Peter +2, Certified Lotus,.. for your replies and encourage words !

Almost all known mods for stiffness to the std Chassis previous posted to" Lotus Elan.Net " , have been done and much more. The "box" technic applied everywhere were possible.
Original chassis have been rewelded and reinforced with 2mm & 3mm plates inside-out, especially in front & rear towers,as well as crossmembers, TUNNEL and all mounts & weak points prone to crack.
In conjuction with the "limited roll cage " !, the reinforced GRP body and the adds of tower/strut bars front & rear, the roll stiffness of this project 'll be exceptional for road use. :roll: