Lotus Elan

Elan Coupe S/E Pre Airflow restoration

PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:13 am

Great looking cars Joe. Hope to get to Montana again this fall.

Great job Francisco. Enjoy!

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:00 am

elaninfuture wrote:I've particularly enjoyed the Alfa. It's a '76 with big US bumpers, so not valuable. But a surprisingly fun car.


My dad bought a '76 in 1984, just in time time to use it to teach me how to drive with a clutch. He got the thing for a steak from his veterinarian, whose unpaved driveway was too much for it. I got to have some youthful fun with that car for a couple of years, especially the sunny summer day when I 'stole' it for a blast around the county while he was at the office. My punishment upon being caught was to help him change the points on it* but I always enjoyed helping him with car-stuff and would have done so anyway. And he said that he couldn't blame me for my joyride; he figured that in my shoes he probably would have done the same.

*Dad also had a '74 Berlin's that he'd bought in '79 and both Alfas burned-up their points rather quickly.
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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:02 pm

Francisco - Us in Portugal!!

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PostPost by: Francisco » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:39 pm

Fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing! I only hope my country will be as fantastic as it was very soon!
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:29 am

Terrific workmanship Francisco! Very nice!

I too have a Pre AirFlow Coupe. Also in white. And only 5 minutes away from Greg. Mine is serial 5938.

Engine is done but it's need of everything else. At least it has no rust in the chassis. But it sure doesn't look like yours! Maybe someday. A continuing project that last ran in 1984.

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PostPost by: Francisco » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:41 pm

Hi Frank. Thank you very much for your message. I have been driving my Elan as much as I can. It really is a fantastic car!! What a car it should have been back in the days when it was new! Of course some incidents start to show up the last one being the driver window that collapsed. Turn out to be one of the small pulleys for the cable that droped out...I decided to have some made locally out of brass. All has been assembled now but the up and down speed become somehow slower...
Your car looks a very good starting project. I do hope you go ahead. Mine is #6055 as I referred before.
Cheers from sunny Portugal. (at last!!!!)
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:38 pm

Beautiful work Francisco!
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:18 am

Francisco
Very very nice!
I have a "67 S3 Super safety and noticed your Super Safety wheel spinners. :)
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PostPost by: Francisco » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:04 pm

Hi. Thank you for your coment. The SS spinners in my Elan came with the car when it was delivered new in September 1966. You can see them in the1967 photo I posted in my 1st message of this topic. As far as I know (but I am not sure) the SS equipment was not commercially available in September 1966 and it was 1st fitted to US cars. There is now (in a very poor condition) a 1966 Elan for sale here in Portugal with the some spinners at least on the front wheels.
The spinners are the only SS item in my car...
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