Lotus Elan

26r identities and other info

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:17 pm

elj221c wrote:.........
Here it is in '87, still with Malcolm, pictured in an article in the now defunct Sports Car Monthly.


Can you tell me which issue of Sports Car Monthly that was in, please? I would like to find a copy.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:22 pm

Th Howcraft Elan is the first "really developed" one that I can recall in rallying in the UK. Of course I am usually wrong.
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PostPost by: elj221c » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:27 pm

elansprint71 wrote:
Can you tell me which issue of Sports Car Monthly that was in, please? I would like to find a copy.


Pete,

A trip to the optician first! The date is at the bottom of the right hand page...... :lol:

October '87
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:37 pm

elj221c wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:
Can you tell me which issue of Sports Car Monthly that was in, please? I would like to find a copy.


Pete,

A trip to the optician first! The date is at the bottom of the right hand page...... :lol:

October '87


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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:05 pm

So sorry Ed.

So how about "cheater fenders" under "other info"?

elan-archive-f16/split-fenders-t2439.html

Any better?

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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:13 pm

yep ====this has become like the Concordia --lost its direction ---stuck on the bottom and tilted too far off center to be useful ---e
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:40 pm

bigvalvehead wrote:I have a full article on 7599VC and will scan and post it when I return to the UK

The car was not a 26R but highly modified specifically for rallying.

Dave


There is no vehicle currently registered on this number in the UK.
Where has it gone, what has it become?
Will it assume a 26/R chassis number?
If this is the case; it is always best to appropriate one which is not attached to a high profile car.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:46 pm

[quote="elansprint71
There is no vehicle currently registered on this number in the UK.
Where has it gone, what has it become?
Will it assume a 26/R chassis number?
If this is the case; it is always best to appropriate one which is not attached to a high profile car.[/quote]

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:05 pm

Have I got more old news for you...

I found this piece quite interesting when I was researching rally Elans:

http://www.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/newsletter.html

Scroll down.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:46 am

dont see the hard evidence list yey ????? :twisted:
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:58 am

Been really busy since I got back and totally forgot.
So here we go Ed.

This is an old document so I will explain it for you.

First column is chassis no. In this case 26-S2-33 this is the correct configuration for the S2 26R cars. No R anywhere in the chassis no.

next column is the customer. In this case it was the 1966 Racing Car Show, Show car.

Engine was a 1600 T/C BRM ph2 type. No engine no is listed on this particular car.

Gearbox is C/R 4 speed

Car was Red

had a 3.9 LSD and a long range tank.

Now this is one line from the list I and others have a copy of. Your car is not this one as you say that it raced before this car was actually built.

I hope this satisfies you and as far as I am concerned I will not enter into any future "discussions" re 26-S2-33

Have a nice day

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:56 pm

The ledger looks not too dissimilar to the one I have for the Elite sales.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:44 am

Sorry this is totlaly inconclusive information ----your opinion and a skrawled line on squared paper ----this is the last Ill offer on the subject --and I always have a nice day ------ed 26r s2 33
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:07 am

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:32 pm

piss-ant; a very wise decision you took when you deleted your ridiculous post from this slot. Unfortunately for you quite a few folks saw it, in the 12 or so hours that it was here and sent me PMs.

You called me a Troll, yet it is you who posts under two separate identities, threatens to change thread titles and exhorts people to remove/change responses to a thread that you created.

Can I suggest that you divest yourself of the piss-ant identity and attitude and post only as Gary Anderson in future?
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