Lotus Elan

Specification???

PostPost by: Elise » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:39 pm

Hi, this is probably a bit of a daft question, but I've been searching the web and can't find an answer. My 1969 elan s4 is badged up as an 'se'. Can anyone tell me, or let me know where I can find out, what the specification difference is between an s4 'se' and non s4 if there is one? :?
Thanks
Elise
Elise - 1969 S4
Elise
New-tral
 
Posts: 10
Joined: 23 May 2006
Location: Lancashire, England

PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:04 pm

Elise wrote:Hi, this is probably a bit of a daft question, but I've been searching the web and can't find an answer. My 1969 elan s4 is badged up as an 'se'. Can anyone tell me, or let me know where I can find out, what the specification difference is between an s4 'se' and non s4 if there is one? :?
Thanks
Elise


Take a look at the following while you wait for folks to chime in. Mark has detailed the differences at the following link. As usual there seems to be a difference of opinion on what is and what isn't an SE. It probably depended on what was in stock and what they had just run out of...

elan-f14/elan-t15690.html

This was found by a search of

Elan SE differences

http://www.lotuselan.net/cgi-bin/search ... oom_sort=0
User avatar
garyeanderson
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 3128
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.A.

PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:32 pm

Here's the sales sheet for the S4 showing what S/E bits were fitted. The specification did change over time...for example, the S3 S/E had the 3.55 diff as standard, but for the S4 S/E it was optional.

Mark
Attachments
zs3specsheet.jpg and
S4 Sales Sheet
User avatar
Elanintheforest
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2898
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Location: Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

PostPost by: robertverhey » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:23 am

"the silence of a luxury saloon". Ha! Is 'e 'avin' a larff?
robertverhey
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 781
Joined: 20 Feb 2007
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPost by: Elise » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks for the links and info.
-Garry, you've got more skill with search engines than me, I was struggling to find anything!

-My computer isn't letting me download the large version of the s4 sales sheet, but I'll give it a go at work tomorrow!

Thanks again,
When I've got an engine back in my car, I'll post some pictures :)
Elise - 1969 S4
Elise
New-tral
 
Posts: 10
Joined: 23 May 2006
Location: Lancashire, England

PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:34 pm

Try right-clicking the picture and save to your PC...then you can read it!!

Mark
User avatar
Elanintheforest
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2898
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Location: Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire

PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:22 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:Try right-clicking the picture and save to your PC...then you can read it!!

Mark


Or, if you are running XP and find that doesn't work, try....Left click to open the picture then Right click and Copy into Paint

Regards,
Roger
S4 DHC
oldelanman
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1687
Joined: 02 Jan 2008
Location: Dorset UK

PostPost by: billwill » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:22 am

Interesting!

My S3 has all of those S/E features in the brochure (except possibly she didn't start out with 115 BHP) but I don't recall her ever having any S/E badges.
Bill Williams

36/6725 S3 Coupe OGU108E Yellow over Black.
billwill
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 4738
Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: London UK

PostPost by: RedS4 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:37 am

Hmm... My S4 has all that S/E stuff except the badge... :? (well - to be honset I haven't dynoed the engine yet, but it has been rebuilt to big-valve spec). :wink:
Evan J
Elan S4 FHC RHD 36/8569 AND Green S2 Elise..
User avatar
RedS4
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 271
Joined: 20 Aug 2009
Location: Toongabbie (where??) Australia (of course!)

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: kroseelan, Roland and 14 guests