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Elan S2 restoration overview

PostPost by: PaulH » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:08 pm

I've put together a video showing an overview of my Elan S2 restoration.
https://youtu.be/K9S2yu1lb2g
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:18 pm

Lovely video.
Is that the same bloke in the early pictures?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:19 pm

Nicely done Paul. Thanks.
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PostPost by: PaulH » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:41 pm

661 wrote:Lovely video.
Is that the same bloke in the early pictures?


That young looking chap removing the paint you mean, yes that's me in my youth :)
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:17 pm

With such a car now on the road, how does one scavenge the time for another video?

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PostPost by: nomad » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:35 pm

Paul, is there a catalog or some other means to reference all of your fine video's. That is without an extensive search on Elan net. I hope to finally get something done with my S1.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:37 pm

Not to speak for Paul, but here ya go: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMQVoX ... 6xQ/videos
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PostPost by: PaulH » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:14 pm

baileyman wrote:With such a car now on the road, how does one scavenge the time for another video?

John

It seems to have been raining constantly in Derbyshire since I got it finished.

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PostPost by: PaulH » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:49 pm

nomad wrote:Paul, is there a catalog or some other means to reference all of your fine video's. That is without an extensive search on Elan net. I hope to finally get something done with my S1.

Kurt

The Veg wrote:Not to speak for Paul, but here ya go: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMQVoX ... 6xQ/videos


Hi Kurt,
'The Veg' has got it worked out with the link he's sent.
If you don't mind creating an account on YouTube you could then subscribe to my YouTube channel. No pressure from me to do so, I'm not making any money out of it (no embedded adverts) and I understand that some won't want to create a YouTube account.
Alternatively you could bookmark the link that 'The Veg' has sent in your internet browser so you have a quick link to the videos. Glad they may be of some use to you.

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PostPost by: nomad » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:37 am

Thanks, much!!, Paul and Veg

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:13 am

Paul,

Only a few words, ...................

ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!!!!! WELL DONE YOUNG MAN!
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PostPost by: fjrtel » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:13 am

Hi Paul, thank you for your great series of videos! I am restoring an early S2 myself, and will need to replace at least one door hinge bobbin. Did you do a specific video on that repair? If so, grateful for the link.

Many thanks once again for this mine of information!

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PostPost by: CULVENOR » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:40 am

Hi Terry I?m half through restoring an S2 - I?m on the Central Coast just north of Sydney - where are you.
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PostPost by: PaulH » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:01 pm

fjrtel wrote:Hi Paul, thank you for your great series of videos! I am restoring an early S2 myself, and will need to replace at least one door hinge bobbin. Did you do a specific video on that repair? If so, grateful for the link.

Many thanks once again for this mine of information!

Terry Griffiths


Hi Terry,
Glad you like the videos. Yes, I have made a video to show how I replaced the door hinge bobbins. Here's a link, jump to 2:53 if you want to avoid the preamble:
https://youtu.be/hdg-PXZtEpk
I used the technique described by Sue Miller.

I've also put the details into a PDF file:
Replacing the lower hinge cup bobbins.pdf
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Hope this helps,
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PostPost by: fjrtel » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:02 am

CULVENOR wrote:Hi Terry I?m half through restoring an S2 - I?m on the Central Coast just north of Sydney - where are you.
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Hi John, I'm in Jerrabomberra, just on the NSW side of the ACT border. We should meet and compare disasters some time... I'll be away O/S until at least the 24th, so forgive me if I don't answer your replies for a while.

A quick overview: I bought a local Canberra (since 1967) car which has been in a garage since 1994 when the owner died. It needs a full restoration (it was raced and, I am sure, smacked a few times, but not heavily), and I've just started. Engine goes off for sleeving tomorrow, gearbox was dropped off today for a freshen-up, and the body and chassis will be attacked when I get back at the end of the month. Doing most things myself, except those I can't or don't have the equipment for. A mate builds Lotus race engines for a living (gold!), and he's doing the head and leaning over my shoulder when I rebuild the rest of the donk.

Please let me know where you are with the resto. What's your chassis number? Mine's 26/4193, and was the fifth of 20 invoiced to Geoghan's on 23 Dec 1964. It's such an early S2 that it's got S1 tail lights, but is totally original otherwise.

Look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for your message!

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