Lotus Elan

Elan Flairs - the good the bad and some ugly ones

PostPost by: RedS4 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:27 pm

I was cleaning up my photo collection and came upon another shot of the black racing Elan this time at Sydney Motor Sport Park. This shot does show how wide the flares really are... :shock:
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:04 pm

Well, here are mine. It was determined that these were done at some point in the 70's maybe even the late 60's. They aren't pretty, and they need to either be redone into stock flares or 26R flares at some point, or just left as is.
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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:59 pm

Here is my 2014 1st find:
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Even in switzerland it seems to have no rest for Elan's...
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PostPost by: bettlesr » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:33 pm

My first and second generation body styling on my '65 S2
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Current street configuration with 26R flairs
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PostPost by: pereirac » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:29 pm

Saw this in Switzerland, the owner assured me the car came from the Lotus factory like this?

Looks quite 'normal' from the front..

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PostPost by: john1180 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:50 pm

Does anyone (in the US) have a set of molds for 26R flares? I'd like to build (mold)them onto my car rather than attach them. John in Seattle
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PostPost by: stevebroad » Sat May 17, 2014 9:43 pm

The front flairs are part of a Vegatune outer skin mod. Can't remember where the rear ones came from, but probably Vegatune as well. Photos from early 1980s. Car currently in the middle of a major rebuild and modification process.

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PostPost by: 69elanjim » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:00 am

As the second owner and modifier of 26/0250 I am happy to report that it has returned home to Norwich after an extended stay in California, USA. Perhaps some will be interested in my latest bodywork on my one owner 69 Elan.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:08 am

69elanjim wrote:As the second owner and modifier of 26/0250 I am happy to report that it has returned home to Norwich after an extended stay in California, USA. Perhaps some will be interested in my latest bodywork on my one owner 69 Elan.



Your going to need to refit those wiper blades now its back in the UK :lol:

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PostPost by: msd1107 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:12 pm

I took off the windshield wipers many moons ago. I use RainX instead. RainX is a hydrophobic coating, repelling rain and leaving a clear windshield. Interestingly, we tried RainX on our Olympic rowing shells for races. It also helped, but there is a class of coating called hydrophillic that decrease hydrodynamic resistance even more.

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PostPost by: 69elanjim » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:36 pm

Rohan,
My reference to 26/0250 goes back several pages to the '65 black roadster that is not a street machine. The posted photos are of my '69 coupe which is still in my possession in California. Still need to have wipers to be legal, but not much chance of being pulled over for it. Same goes for no front licence plate.
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PostPost by: 69elanjim » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:04 pm

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Five year project. Finished. 1235 lbs and 251 hp at the wheels. Nothing is stock.
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PostPost by: 2sheds+1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:47 pm

hi Jim

Just noticed your post would love to know more about the car and would like to see pictures of engine and inside

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PostPost by: 69elanjim » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:57 pm

Tony,
Major Mods as follows:
Engine: fully modified 2.54L Duratec. 251 hp/ 206 ft-lb at rear wheels
Trans: T5 with close ratio gear set.
Diff: Winters 7" quick change.
Gusseted frame.
Axles: U-Joint
Rear hubs and stub axles: Keyless
Front hubs: Aluminum
Brakes: Wilwood Aluminum calipers (special adapters of my design).
E-brake: hydraulic actuation
Aluminum radiator and oil cooler
Polyethylene fuel tank
Plexiglas side and rear windows
Lightweight seats
Autometer gauges
Hella fixed headlights
Panasport custom spec wheels
Tires: rear Hoosier 255/40-13, front Hoosier 225/45-13
Custom flares and front airdam.
Lightweight hood.
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Here's the Winter's quick change diff and the Wilwood calipers.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:15 pm

Very early S1 used for grass track racing in the US - remnants of original arches underneath, ugly!

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