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PostPost by: redcarandco » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:16 pm

Bonjour a tous.d?sol? pour les eventuelles betises a venir ...je d?bute...
j'essaye de reconstituer l'histoire d'1 de mes elan Qui sait quelquechose sur
26-s2-74 (vin) avec moteur n?165640735
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:21 pm

In English:

Hello everyone . I'm sorry for eventual stupid things to come ... I begin ...
I try to reconstruct the story of one of my elan Who knows something about
26-s2-74 (wine) with engine No. 165640735
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:30 pm

Might get a more learned response from the Racing section of the forum. Christian can possibly help out?

Edit: I've sent him a PM.
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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:30 am

elansprint71 wrote:Might get a more learned response from the Racing section of the forum. Christian can possibly help out?

Edit: I've sent him a PM.



Hi Pete ,
Just read your MP ,
Let's ask Redcarandco some presentation... and if possible , the more details , pictures he allready collected.
Then ,if necessary ,I'll happy to help if able to do it. At least I ll answer in french. And if that stay on the board I'll do the translation, if necesarry.
At first , that sequence in the VIN # show an 26R S2 !?!
Then , engine # is no reel use as generally only the plate is going to survive to a racing life. But it allways could be a surprise.
So :

To Redcarandco,
Nous avons bien re?u votre demande ...
Pete m'a contact? par MP pour vous venir en aide , ce que je peux faire , dans la mesure de mes moyens ... Au moins utiliserons-nous la m?me langue !
Bien ; comme ?crit plus haut , j'ai d?j? des questions.
Visiblement la s?quence du# de chassis ?voque une 26R serie2 ... Correct !?!
Si oui , vous comprendrez bien que le # de moteur ne sera gu?re d'usage , surtout si l'auto a courru plusieurs saisons, seule la plaque survit , g?n?ralement. Mais comme ?crit en anglais , une surprise est toujours possible.
Cependant , afin d'orienter les recherche des membres de ce forum , si vous avez des documents , photos , r?cit , ce serait un plus ...
En tant que fans d'Elan , quelques-uns peuvent peut-?tre avoir des documents officiels , personnels , des programmes d'?poques , des photos etc... qui pourraient aider.
Sinc?rement,
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:41 am

loved the translation of "VIN" to "Wine" by what I presume is an automatic web translator :D

In Australia they have a game show on TV where they translate the lyrics of a song from english to japanes and back again using web translators and the contestants have to guess the song - the results are often very amusing

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:06 pm

Maybe it's not so far off the mark :)

http://www.lotuselan.net/publish/finest_wine.shtml

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:36 pm

Hi All
26-S2-** would be the correct number for an S2 26R but they only went up to 26-S2-43

There is no R in the series 2 26R numbering system.

The number is more likely to be 26/5274. A shot of the chassis plate would be good.

I have pics of several genuine 26R plates to compare.
Best place to start with race history is known previous drivers/owners.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:13 pm

bigvalvehead wrote:Hi All
26-S2-** would be the correct number for an S2 26R but they only went up to 26-S2-43

There is no R in the series 2 26R numbering system.

The number is more likely to be 26/5274. A shot of the chassis plate would be good.

I have pics of several genuine 26R plates to compare.
Best place to start with race history is known previous drivers/owners.

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Dave Hughes
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Hi Dave ,
You may be right .
I have allready seen such subtil change when /=1 at the customs gate .
So in the same order, it should be possible that S=2, S=5, B=8, T=7 ...
Please wait for Redcarandco, and further details...
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:53 pm

I don't believe that it is 5274, that's one of Rod Bean's Elan's


http://www.elanregistry.org/list_cars.php

1966
Type 26
Chassis 5274
Series S2
Variant Roadster
Color blue
Engine Number
Purchase Date 1975-09-17
Sold Date 0000-00-00
Comments I've had this car since 1975. It's all apart now but complete. I'll refurbish it someday. Yes, that's latex house paint. I bought it that way from a boat builder and didn't repaint it because I thought it gave the car a special character. On the trailer in the background is the late John Clark's S2 slalom car.

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