Lotus Elan

Any Elan guys around Sacrameto?

PostPost by: zog » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:57 pm

Hi,

The Elan that I sold to a guy in California is expierencing some teething pains. The back weber carb is spewing gas. I think the float is stuck. Anyone in the Sacramento area who can help?

Thanks,

Bob
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PostPost by: bluesbrother30 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:48 am

Give them my name and cell.............

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PostPost by: bluesbrother30 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:08 am

Bob, I got in contact with Duke. He is bringing his Elan to my place this Sat morning for a bit of fiddling. Weber guru Keith Franck is driving up from the bay area and will do some trouble shooting and/or tuning. With a bit of luck Keith should have him going.

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PostPost by: zog » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:38 pm

Thanks Mike. I'm thinking the float in the rear carb is hanging up and flooding out the rear carb. The jets are stock and the needles & seats are new.

If I was retired this would have been a great excuse for a road trip.....

Thanks!
Bob
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:45 pm

zog wrote:Thanks Mike. I'm thinking the float in the rear carb is hanging up and flooding out the rear carb. The jets are stock and the needles & seats are new.

If I was retired this would have been a great excuse for a road trip.....

Thanks!
Bob


Hi Bob

You'd probably put in an offer on that yellow coupe without the engine, at least it would get back on the road that way. :)

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:08 pm

bluesbrother30 wrote:Bob, I got in contact with Duke. He is bringing his Elan to my place this Sat morning for a bit of fiddling. Weber guru Keith Franck is driving up from the bay area and will do some trouble shooting and/or tuning. With a bit of luck Keith should have him going.

Mike Summers
Sacramento

Tell Keith to twat it with a hammer, leave his drill at home and things will be fine. :wink:

Guru? My arse.
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PostPost by: lotus23b » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:29 am

Hi Pete,

I'm not sure what kind of interaction you've had with Keith, but I can speak from personal experience when I say that he is passionate about making Weber carbs better, he is a very nice guy, and my car runs far better after having met him.

Cheers,

Duke

ps - beautiful photos on your website...
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PostPost by: MySprint » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:04 pm

It's nice to know there are other Elan owners around Sac.
I'm planninng on starting a restoration on my Sprint, US720183k, later this year.

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PostPost by: Tahoe » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:29 pm

Would any of the Sacramento/Bay Area/Reno/Carson City area Elan owners be interested in this?

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/left-side-pond-f29/tahoe-meet-t24724.html
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