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PostPost by: lsdweb » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:33 pm

Hi

I've been lurking on this forum and thought I'd better say hello seeing as I'm embarking on an Elan race car project!

I've competed in loads of different cars in sprints and hillclimbs in the UK including recently in my bike engined single seater here. I felt it was time to go for something a bit more classy and classic, hence the Elan! I'm planning on circuit racing at some point in the future (I have a race licence).

I've just bought a 26R chassis with some rolling gear and I'm chasing the 'shell'. I'm still short of a massive list of parts!

I've started a blog here but I think it'll be slw progress!

And I'm sure I'll be asking lots of questions too.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:38 pm

Looks like a good starting point, good luck with the project. Plenty of advice and spares to be found here on the site. :D
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PostPost by: lsdweb » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:06 pm

Thanks Mike

I seem to spend ages staring at my small pile of bits, perhaps hoping it'll get bigger!

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:41 am

lsdweb wrote:Thanks Mike

I seem to spend ages staring at my small pile of bits, perhaps hoping it'll get bigger!

Wyn

... or smaller as they go back on a car!!! 8)
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PostPost by: ppnelan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:59 pm

So is that a genuine 26R :?:

Another 26R owner & regular poster 'twincamman' will tell you all you need to know about them... :wink:

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PostPost by: ppnelan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:42 pm

Just seen the photos - looks like the ultimate lightweight Elan: no body or mechanicals... :lol:

Best of luck with it! :D

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PostPost by: lsdweb » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:52 pm

Hi Guys

I guess there's probably some kind of mathematical representation of the size of the parts pile but I'm not going to try and work it out!

It's not a genuine, original 26R but I am hoping to build / rebuild it to 26R specification. I don't want to get into any debates over this either :-)

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:35 pm

Hi Wyn
Where are you based? Name like Wyn you have to be Welsh.
I'm just outside Cardiff and have a genuine 26R (the 1965 Sebring Car) If I can be of any help contact me on [email protected]
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PostPost by: lsdweb » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:05 pm

Hi Dave

I'm near Llanelli - thanks for the offer of assistance! I've not started thinking about the build yet but I'll need a lot of help when I get around to it!

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