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Elan S4 Rebuild Update

PostPost by: William2 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:09 pm

Work is progressing well. All electrics connected up dashboard refitted. Next job is to install exhaust system and then refit the windscreen.
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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:14 pm

Hi William,

Very nice job...
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PostPost by: Europatc » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:50 pm

nice one William. Im not sure but I belive its a lot easier to fit the windscreen with the dashboard out. I had one fitted last week and he really struggled with the bottom corners behind the dash
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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:55 pm

After I broke the windscreen trying to fit it :oops: , I got National Windscreens to fit a new one. Mine is a coupe, but I believe the screen is the same as the drophead. They had no trouble with the job although the interior was completed, dash and all. The two guys did it on a freezing morning in about an hour. No sweat! I had struggled with it for a whole day before it cracked!

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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:42 pm

William,

Your engine bay looks lovely. What is the item in front of the alternator, looking like a control knob?

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PostPost by: oldchieft » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:36 pm

Looks like a cooling fan controller with a caprilly tube into the top hose.

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PostPost by: Europatc » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:02 pm

Mike you did well to get national windscreens to fit it. I contacted them first they had no clue. With the screen, chrome insert and the chrome frame? they had it priced at over ?8oo and then they said they could not get the screen. I ended up with a local company who ordered me a green tint from Pilkingtons for ?220 fitted
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PostPost by: William2 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:39 pm

After 2 year restoration my S4 is finally wheeled out and sees the light of day!! All I have to do now is get the engine fired up and then MOT'd.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:13 pm

Stunning!! Is that Regency red?

Looks like you have federal seats with the integrated head rests?

Congratulations, it looks beautiful, now get that MoT & go out for a well rewarded Blat on back roads :D
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:01 pm

William, fantastic looking Elan! I like your red color better than my S4 with Porsche Guards Red with Gold bumpers. Nicely done!
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PostPost by: persiflage » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:41 am

That colour compliments the shape of the car beautifully, great choice.
Superb job all round, congratulations.
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PostPost by: gino1 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:34 pm

Nice job William..looks really nice.
Must come and visit you next time i'm in Chichester :)

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PostPost by: William2 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:09 pm

Yes it is Regency Red. It always surprises me that more Elans aren't finished in this colour.
Give me a call Gino when you are next over here. Regards, William
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PostPost by: Rob P » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:20 am

Nice looking motor, you must be well pleased with the results. Now to get to the exciting bit, driving the little beauty :-)

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