Lotus Elan

Over-restored cars ?

PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:55 am

trw99 wrote:I suspect most Elans will fall into 4,5 or 6

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Yep, or somewhere in a very wide spectrum between your categories 3 to 6. :wink:
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PostPost by: rodlittle » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:05 pm

Im trying to get my restoration as close to original as I can but I'm sure as hell not paranoid about it. If Im really lucky I'll make a 4to5 on your scale
I just want to get it driveable and to look nice
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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:38 pm

Hold on everybody , I can buy that car and my restoration will be finished!
I have just received this:-

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So I have ?500000 waiting!

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:02 pm

Terry,
wait for it i have just put my (i know it's the wrong forum) TVR for sale on "leboncoin" and i have also a lot of w****rs sending me e-mails with the same root "@gmail.com" address. The telephone numbers are 00225 ( senegal) and it's a right pain in the a**e. Imho don't download atttached files with these e-mails and put on the blacklist.
c'est le merde Alan b
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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:11 pm

alan.barker wrote:Terry,
wait for it i have just put my (i know it's the wrong forum) TVR for sale on "leboncoin" and i have also a lot of w****rs sending me e-mails with the same root "@gmail.com" address. The telephone numbers are 00225 ( senegal) and it's a right pain in the a**e. Imho don't download atttached files with these e-mails and put on the blacklist.
c'est le merde Alan b


Yes Alan but what about my ?500000!
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:58 pm

Terry,
it would appear that you're already on the hook :mrgreen: n'est ce pas mon ami :!: :!: :!: .
bon peche (tight lines lines) :wink: :wink:
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PostPost by: DaveAlmey » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:57 pm

Hi All,

Well I'm probably due for a flogging as I expect I will be accused of over restoring, its everyones choice so who cares.

Reason for the post, on the white S4 KMA909G, I see the bonnet release pull is through the dash panel, I thought it should be underneath to the right.

Can anyone put me right on this please as I would hate to under restore.

Thanks, back to the workshop

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:33 pm

I've not seen one coming through the dash on the S4 before, Dave, and my '69 handbook shows it underneath the dash, just to the right of the steering column, which is where it's located on my '70 S4.

Maybe an early S4 location?

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:57 pm

DaveAlmey wrote:Hi All,

Well I'm probably due for a flogging as I expect I will be accused of over restoring, its everyones choice so who cares.

Reason for the post, on the white S4 KMA909G, I see the bonnet release pull is through the dash panel, I thought it should be underneath to the right.

Can anyone put me right on this please as I would hate to under restore.

Thanks, back to the workshop

Dave



I would also guess, bearing in mind how close your car is to mine it should be under the dash.
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PostPost by: DaveAlmey » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:20 pm

Thanks both before,

There was a bracket in with my carrier bags full of "parts" that could only fit the bonnet release as an under dash fitment secures by 4 small screws on the reverse of the dash. No room right of park brake warning so has to be to the left.

So as a purist, awaiting my deserved flogging, for just trying to keep the origional standard alive, then thats where it will be.

Nothing wrong with perfect restoration, provided it's only to the origional specification, as a tribute to what it should be. (so alternative chassis are not acceptable).

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:04 pm

DaveAlmey wrote:........so alternative chassis are not acceptable...........

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So what about cars restored in the 80's when a Lotus chassis was not available?

And what about a galvanised chassis? They were never galvanised as OE.

As I may have said earlier .........Shakey ground, my friend, Shakey ground. :wink:

Then of course if you use a new bodyshell is that the handle or the head gone? My car has a Spyder stressed skin chassis but the original shell ...it's all a bit of a minefield me old fruit :lol:
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PostPost by: bast0n » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:26 pm

Nebog

As I may have said earlier .........Shakey ground, my friend, Shakey ground.


Your right there old bean - shaky does not have an E in it.................. :lol:

Dave and Jaks - spot on..................or for Nebog - spit on!!

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PostPost by: AussieJohn » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:17 pm

Was there a handbrake warning light on the dash and someone put the bonnet pull there? I have heard of this change before.
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:18 pm

bast0n wrote:Nebog

As I may have said earlier .........Shakey ground, my friend, Shakey ground.


Your right there old bean - shaky does not have an E in it.................. :lol:

Dave and Jaks - spot on..................or for Nebog - spit on!!

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I like it with an E ........and since I'm really, rearly, rarelery, rarely wrong..... :lol:

PS. I'm too much of a gentleman to pick up on bad spelling I do know how to spell original for example :wink:

PPS Spyder chassis design is better and stronger than Lotus originals

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PostPost by: msd1107 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:50 pm

tynemead wrote

It's not on webers as it a s4 SE so on the correct carbs

The first few S4s came with Webers. Mine is 7988, not far from the start of S4 production.

Of course, with the state of Lotus production being as it was, there may have been some early chassis numbers with Strombergs running around, and some Webers may have sneaked in later on.

Do any others have early S4s with Strombergs, or are there Weber cars later than 7988?

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