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PostPost by: Terry L » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:14 am

I am new to this board although not to the Lotus community. I have bought a '72 Sprint DHC, yellow over white, with 44,000 miles, from the original owner. The car has not been restored but it has been maintained over the years and we just refreshed all of the suspension bits. I will try to attach a picture. The car is now laid up for the winter here in the Philadelphia area but I would like to reestablish ties with the local LOG. I had a 2005 Elise (bought new) and drove and tracked it for three years before going back to Porsches. Back in the day (1969-70) I had a red 1965 Elan as my DD and always regretted selling it.
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:09 am

Welcome Terry! Sounds just about like my story.

Except for the selling of the Elan. And the Porsche part. Oh, and the Elise bit, too.

But otherwise . . . it's eerie how similar! :D
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:07 am

Terry

Welcome! And always good to learn of another Sprint. Does your car retain the stock Stromberg Federal head and plumbing? I get the impression that it is increasingly rare to find this set up still in use, most owners having converted to Weber heads at some time for the added horsepower.

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PostPost by: gordont » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:35 am

congrats and well done, looke like a nice car.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:37 am

Welcome, and be sure to register it with Tim's site:
Visit www.lotuselansprint.com

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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:19 pm

Very nice! We welcome you to our forum and look forward to hearing all about your car. :wink:

Good luck!

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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:13 pm

Welcome!
You will find out whatever you want to know here ... (about Elans!)
....... and always good to have another Terry!

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PostPost by: Terry L » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:32 pm

Yes, still has the federal Stromberg setup. I gather the Weber heads are really expensive and rare at this point.

trw99 wrote:Terry

Welcome! And always good to learn of another Sprint. Does your car retain the stock Stromberg Federal head and plumbing? I get the impression that it is increasingly rare to find this set up still in use, most owners having converted to Weber heads at some time for the added horsepower.

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PostPost by: Terry L » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:37 pm

What an amazing coincidence! In addition, I went to summer camp in Maine when I was like 10 years old.

summerinmaine wrote:Welcome Terry! Sounds just about like my story.

Except for the selling of the Elan. And the Porsche part. Oh, and the Elise bit, too.

But otherwise . . . it's eerie how similar! :D
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:31 pm

Terry, Welcome to the group. I am down in Baltimore. Don Butler is another group member that is involved with the Philadelphia area lotus owners. Here's hoping for warmer weather and less salt on the road, so that we can drive these boys. Dan Collins '70 S4 (also still on strombergs)
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:50 am

Welcome to the forum Terry. Your car looks exactly like mine.

Apart from the repeater indicators. And the wheel nuts. And the steering wheel on the wrong side.

But otherwise, identical! :wink:

I also sold my S4SE back in 76 and regretted it ever since.

Do register your details on the Sprint site mentioned by Greg and also on Jim Boone's Unibrain elan register.
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