Lotus Elan

26r identities and other info

PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:51 am

elansprint71 wrote:


What a shame.


+1.
Looking at the pictures on the previous page, and if the label is correct, what kind of gear box is used !?!
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PostPost by: lance54 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:18 pm

Details of the 1965 ARRC when Elans finished first, second and third in the C-Production race.

Here's the story from Sports Car Graphic Magazine.
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PostPost by: lance54 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:22 pm

Let's try again.

Sports Car Graphic February 1966
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:34 pm

WOW Guys --- Im only gone a few weeks changing diapers and nobody has any thing to say???? h One main question how can anything so small produce anything that smells so bad ? [Kind of like a Lotus Forum ] OK -- my Shape craft 26R -- 26R s2 33 -- is getting a new tilton racer starter to arrive on Tuesday ---I hope the 560 CDN dollars part makes the bugger start dependably .----- Welcome Lance your input and experience is very welcome here ---ed
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PostPost by: RIB » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:02 pm

Not a 26R, but a real Shapecraft! The photograph from Ferret Fotographics is one of few I have seen which show the front as originally built, similar to the SMART Elan, but I prefer the almost standard shape of the Ian Walker 26Rs.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:42 pm

By the by, this model is similar, based on Barry(?) Hands 'Lightwork' cars (many hands make ....!), though the nose treatment is more 26R.

http://www.grandprixlegends.com/diecast ... -1-43.html

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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat May 07, 2011 1:09 am

boy the new starter is just super ---better than a triple chrome plated super duper lucas part any day ---car is running just fine --ed
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:20 pm

Need more, this thread ain't dead!

I was looking for a picture that I have of 26/4020 chassis with the body first taken off. I didn't find it but a couple of others that were interesting. This photo is taken at "I think" Lime Rock in September 1995, well it was in that box anyway. It could have been Monterey of the same year but I am betting that it's from the East coast.

I don't know if its a 26r or a period clone, maybe Mike or someone else recognizes the Elan from the engine bay photo.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:16 pm

Hi
Looks like replica/clone as it has full chassis plate, and is running a dry sump motor which although fitted to some cars, Vaughan's for example, is not allowed for FIA events.,
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:17 pm

Hi Dave

I saw the full tag and figured clone but I didn't know so I asked. I don't remember taking the photo or the Elan itself. I got a couple pictures from my friends wife, it may be one of them and it may older, the last time she was at Limerock was in 1992. I hope someone will see it and know the Elan and ID it.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:12 am

hatman wrote:..................Colin Chapman's instruction to the mechanics involved with building and preparation was that everything, parts, measurement, fit etc had to be 'spot bollock' (a rather charming Chapmanism that I haven't encountered elsewhere) .............



You are not an engineer in the UK then?
Other terms regarding fit: "gnat's" (as in gnat's whisker); "like a turd in a piss pot" (as in "I say, old chap, that's rather loose"). :lol:
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:29 pm

This is the Surbiton Motors car . A genuine 26R Shapecraft race car from day one.

Now with its original style bumper (fender) on the front.

Soon to be repainted

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:28 pm

Look forward to seeing that.

What is in the background? A Trident?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:04 pm

piss-ant wrote:Need more, this thread ain't dead!

I was looking for a picture that I have of 26/4020 chassis with the body first taken off. I didn't find it but a couple of others that were interesting. This photo is taken at "I think" Lime Rock in September 1995, well it was in that box anyway. It could have been Monterey of the same year but I am betting that it's from the East coast.

I don't know if its a 26r or a period clone, maybe Mike or someone else recognizes the Elan from the engine bay photo.



Maybe it is the new glasses but is there only one bonnet scoop on that car - if so most odd
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