Lotus Elan

1966 Elan S2

PostPost by: Ianashdown » Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:37 pm

2cams70 wrote:It’s your choice but at this point I’d consider about whether you really need a long stroke 1700cc engine. The crossflow crank was not designed to work in a Lotus Twin cam. An engine with standard stroke will be smoother and more free revving


Hi,

I have the parts I mentioned from a previous, now cancelled, project so they are available and paid for!

I plan to take advice for a few trusted sources before committing to any plan, but every decision will depend to some extent on the condition of various parts on strip-down. I’m lucky in having two ex-Cosworth guys close by to bounce my ideas off.

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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:39 pm

Emma-Knight wrote:One original frame
You can locate the cut in the full view


That looks exactly the same as mine!

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PostPost by: Emma-Knight » Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:19 pm

As I did not read all the conversation - @ grey “gelcoat“ - the grey colour is first basecoat„ second is pink, then the final paint for original factory set up.
Sorry if otherwise already mentioned
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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:04 am

Not much time today, but I did manage to achieve the small goal I’d set for myself; remove the vacuum headlight actuators. No surprise they are rotted through. There isn’t even a sign of a diaphragm in either one!. Two more items to add to the ‘Parts Needed’ list.

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Every nut and bolt on this car is rusted, some to the point of normal sockets and spanner being of no use. This was the case with these fasteners. One of them just pulled right through the fiberglass in the wheel arch, the others were so rusted I decided to leave them for another day when access may be better or I have suitable destructive power tools available.

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There is also a small retaining clip attached to front of the wheel arch, I’m not sure exactly what it’s for, but this photo should act as a reminder to refit them.

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:48 pm

Possibly the clips to anchor the chrome strip fitted above the front bumper? I can't match the location from your photo, too small an area.
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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:21 am

The hole just below the clip is where the vacuum actuator mounts to the front of the wheel arch.

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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:30 am

I think looking closer at the little clip it seems to be about the right size for the vacuum tube just before it goes to the actuator. But . . . there is one on both sides and the vacuum tube only runs forward on one side.

More thought required.

However, they are stored away in a small ziplock bag waiting for replacing.

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:10 pm

I actually think It’s the clip the spring connects to the switch block that triggers headlight relay from memory.
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