Lotus Elan

Ready for the season!

PostPost by: Giallo77 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:31 am

motor-elan.jpg and
After some specific improvements my recently aquired 1969 Lotus Elan S4 FHC is now ready for the season! I added among others 5-inch Minilite Wheels, an Aluminium Radiator, an alternator and an optimized starter motor. This year the car will participate in some minor rallies in Switzerland as well as in the hillclimb to the famous Ballon d?Alsace in France?
Attachments
elan-reloaded-klein.jpg and
Giallo77
New-tral
 
Posts: 10
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: Switzerland

PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:34 am

nice! love the colour, too...

also reminds me I have to get mine ready :oops:
S4SE 36/8198
User avatar
nmauduit
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1450
Joined: 02 Sep 2013
Location: France

PostPost by: 69S4 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:56 am

So that's what mine would look like with Minilites (13" x 5"?) and a decent radiator / expansion tank. I suspect I'll be going down that route in the near future.
Stuart Holding
Thame UK / Alpe D'Huez France
69 S4 FHC
Honda GoldWing 1800
Honda CBX1000
Kawasaki H1 500
Yamaha XS2
69S4
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1195
Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Location: nr Oxford UK

PostPost by: billwill » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:04 pm

Did you use specific tyres with those 5" wide alloy wheels, to avoid the tyres touching the inside of the wheel arches and the rear spring supports?
Bill Williams

36/6725 S3 Coupe OGU108E Yellow over Black.
billwill
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 4715
Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: London UK

PostPost by: Giallo77 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:44 pm

The wheels are regular 5x13" Minilites and the tires are Dunlop Street Response 155/80x13" - everything fits without problems!
Giallo77
New-tral
 
Posts: 10
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: Switzerland

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests