Lotus Elan

tuning sprint

PostPost by: paulb » Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:14 pm

i am after some body to set my sprint up local to me

i live in teesside NE England

can some one help......
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PostPost by: Matt7c » Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:39 pm

I was up in Alnwick 2 weeks ago, but that's no good now! I myself am new to Lotus and having never worked a carburettor before I found it quite daunting. However, with help from others here on this forum, I have my Weber equipped TwinCam singing beautifully. I probably isn't perfect, but I've no complaints. I and others on the forum will be willing to help if you state your problem in more detail. Failing that, you can always come to Gloucester!
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PostPost by: 71sprint » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:04 am

I also have a weber equiped elan. Its been off the road for the last year or so, but I have just got her fired up (after having the engine out \ head off), and whilst she runs, she is a bit uneven. Is there any specialist near me (Newbury, Berks), that will be able to set them up so the car runs sweet?

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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:37 am

You could buy a copy of "Retro Cars" magazine from WHSmith and look through the ads for a local specialist. Give them a call and make sure that they know what a carb is :wink: You really want a shop that has a rolling road.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:59 am

71sprint wrote: Is there any specialist near me (Newbury, Berks), that will be able to set them up


There is a guy a Maidenhead.... Steve Williams who some of the guys round here use (I am in Bracknell) I have read good reports from SELOC people (mainly Elise) but I have had no dealings with him so I cant give you any more info.
His website is www.swlotus.co.uk
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PostPost by: pereirac » Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:49 pm

A colourtune and a strobe light is a good start :) , a rolling road is better. Someone who deals with the older Alfa Romeos might be able to help as they also had twin carbs..
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