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Modified Elan s3 1/2

PostPost by: elan6speed » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:06 pm

Hi all, don't know whether anyone is interested but I had to tell someone, I had a S4 which I rebuilt and kept for 10 years travelling all over Europe having sold it 2 years ago missed it terribly. So new project build an elan not concours but trying to remedy all the bits I wasn't happy with. So S3 1/2 has Spyder chassis, Vegantune engine, will have 6 speed sequential box, LSD, solid drive shafts and that's so far. Its a really interesting project! My first comment on this site and not sure if I can upload photos maybe someone can advise.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:32 pm

elan6speed wrote:Hi all, don't know whether anyone is interested but I had to tell someone, I had a S4 which I rebuilt and kept for 10 years travelling all over Europe having sold it 2 years ago missed it terribly. So new project build an elan not concours but trying to remedy all the bits I wasn't happy with. So S3 1/2 has Spyder chassis, Vegantune engine, will have 6 speed sequential box, LSD, solid drive shafts and that's so far. Its a really interesting project! My first comment on this site and not sure if I can upload photos maybe someone can advise.



................ Yawn..............
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PostPost by: Jas » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:00 pm

...Yawn..... What kind of greating is that?

Welcome Elan6speed what is your name and yes do tell us more.
You can post pictures after 3-5 posts I think.
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PostPost by: wschaub » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:03 pm

Good luck, sounds like Jay Leno's latest Elan project.
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PostPost by: Bob » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:53 pm

Dont take any notice its nice to see someone new on the site, I have an S4 with a 6 speed box. Love to see some photos of yours.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:26 pm

........... Yawn............

Greating? Greeting? OK English is not your first language; irony is not readily understood either. Evidently. Are you from North America? :roll:

Suggest that the original poster concocts a Subaru WRX STi thingy and fits an eight-speed gearbox before dropping an Elan S3 body on the top and asking us what we think; perhaps there is an EVO forum somewhere which would be better-suited?

btw; my Elan is far from how it stuttered out of the factory, but..... :twisted:
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:49 pm

elansprint71 wrote:.
irony is not readily understood either. Evidently. Are you from North America? :roll:

Suggest that the original poster concocts a Subaru WRX STi thingy and fits an eight-speed gearbox before dropping an Elan S3 body on the top and asking us what we think; perhaps there is an EVO forum somewhere which would be better-suited?

btw; my Elan is far from how it stuttered out of the factory, but..... :twisted:



We may not understand irony, but we do recognize arrogance. :twisted: :roll:

There are plenty of other heavily modified cars here, perhaps you could direct your scorn at them and give the newbies a chance? Just a thought. :)
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PostPost by: gordont » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:18 am

welcome aboard and ignore some of the grumpy old buggers on the site. realistically sounds like some good and viable mods to an Elan (not indifferent to what Jay Leno is doing and no scoffing there!)
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PostPost by: robertverhey » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:49 am

Ditto....I was made welcome a few months back...so should you be!
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PostPost by: jimj » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:17 am

In Elansprint`s defence, and speaking as someone who`s (what I think of as) wryness is sometimes mistaken for ignorance; Pete is a top bloke, a proper enthusiast, and all round good egg, though on this occasion his humour may have strayed.
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PostPost by: John Larkin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:43 am

Pete Taylor's "welcome" to elan6speed is just bad manners. If he is a gentleman he will apologise.

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:15 pm

I am not sure this is the place to get into manors of folks that participate on this forum but seeing others have had a comment or two, Oh what the hell...

Pete has been a member for a long time on this forum and before on the Yahoo group. He has offered much advice and posted a lot of his photographic work. Like many others he give a bit (a lot?) of his time to make this forum what it is. Not many of the folks that give a portion of their life to help others will not get a lot back from it, it seems at times, that Thank You has left the planet. I think we all know that when you help somebody they do appreciate it, Its just hard to read between the lines on this forum. What sometimes seems like a good ribbing to some is often taken in the wrong way. The consequences are sometimes not what were planed or expected, take a look at the following post.

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The last word in the topic is Bye.

Its the last post from Keith Franks, probably not what folks were expecting but some of it may have been a bit of a difference in what you can say to someone sitting next to you at a table and what you can't infer over the Internet.

I don't know much about folks and there manors and I am not one to say what?s socially correct but sometimes folks need to be a bit more tolerant as there is no facial expression to let folks know what it is that you mean. Besides there are no consequences for being rude and obnoxious here other than someone leaves and takes with them what ever it is they have to offer. Seems we loose more folks to them not getting respect, as we do to folks dying. I think we are all old enough to know that that will change and we will loose members from that all too soon. Lets not kill the baby on this and let?s get on to Elan's that brought us together in the first place.

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p.s. - Hey Pete, nice photo of the engine bay! :P
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PostPost by: Mark B » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:34 pm

elan6speed wrote:Hi all, don't know whether anyone is interested but I had to tell someone, I had a S4 which I rebuilt and kept for 10 years travelling all over Europe having sold it 2 years ago missed it terribly. So new project build an elan not concours but trying to remedy all the bits I wasn't happy with. So S3 1/2 has Spyder chassis, Vegantune engine, will have 6 speed sequential box, LSD, solid drive shafts and that's so far. Its a really interesting project! My first comment on this site and not sure if I can upload photos maybe someone can advise.


Firstly welcome to the site,

I am interested in this, sounds a nice project. Please lets see some piccys of it...

Cheers,
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PostPost by: curly type 26 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:51 pm

Ditto, Happy New Year & welcome. Every one has their own views on what to do with their cars, Its yours so down to you. But i do suggest you research the site as most been done by others & some times what seems like a good idea in real time isn't. Good luck & enjoy :lol: Curly 1964 S2 26Rr.
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:09 pm

I too say welcome with whatever you are doing with your Elan. You will get some grump's here n there who do not like ''Modifications''

Peter is normally quite forgiving so I am not sure what rubbed him up the wrong way. He is a gentleman but he is also entitled to his views.

My advice would be to live n let live. As I am always saying, to each their own.

Why post something to intentionally upset and annoy? That's not what we do. We have a new person posting here. Why not give him a break and listen to what he has to say.

Welcome to this very wonderful forum. You will get the help you need. Don't go away!! :wink:

Happy new year everyone...

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