Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: reb53 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:58 am

Excellent!
Thanks for putting this up, and actually posting a link.
Lots of times on here I see "there's an good article" in some magazine, but no link and I presume we're meant to go out and buy it, if we can find it.....
So, guys, and guyesses, if you see a good Lotus article somewhere, don't just tell us about it, put up a working link !

( And don't give me any grief about copyright issues unless you can tell me how many times forums like ours have been taken to task).
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PostPost by: jabingb » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:38 pm

Great article, thanks for posting, it's a keeper.

I recall driving my S3 DHC up to Elkhart Lake from Chicago with the top down through rain without getting too wet, ah, those were the days!
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PostPost by: rolbydo » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:39 am

Very nice article. Worth reading!
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PostPost by: 512BB » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:35 pm

I built the engine in Richard's car. It was interesting to note that the block was linered from new. I can only think that it must have been out of spec somewhere, and to save scrapping the casting, it was linered. Due to the low miles on the car, 22k if I remember correctly, it retains its original standard size pistons.

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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:20 pm

512BB wrote:I built the engine in Richard's car. It was interesting to note that the block was linered from new. I can only think that it must have been out of spec somewhere, and to save scrapping the casting, it was linered. Due to the low miles on the car, 22k if I remember correctly, it retains its original standard size pistons.

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Linering seems a very expensive thing to do for a company that could just scrap the block and use the next one off the production line. I can't find any record of Ford linering 'L' blocks. Do you have any further info on this?
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PostPost by: Craven » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:10 pm

I’ve seen a Lotus numbered ‘ L ‘ block with liners fitted from new, standard size.
Don’t know sequence or machining operations before the cylinder boring takes place, there may be several time consuming operations first.
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