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1966 Elan S2

PostPost by: evanlotus » Sun Dec 25, 2022 10:14 pm

hi
nice job on the Car i ask for a photo of the front bumper i am fitting mine and dont know what the spacing is suppose to be thanks evan and good luck on the car
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PostPost by: StephenT » Mon Dec 26, 2022 1:35 am

My front bumper is not in the best shape but I’ll take a couple of photos tomorrow. Is there any specific area you are interested in?

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PostPost by: evanlotus » Mon Dec 26, 2022 2:10 am

thank you
just trying to figure out what the spaceing is like. i have a nos bumper that has never been mounted so i dont want to miss fit it. you are going to be amazed when you see how well these cars handle. i have a 2022 supra and i enjoy the lotus more. The supra is just another high horsepower nanny maid car. nothing pure about it
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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:13 am

Has anyone seen this before?
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It’s well made for a bodge, but to do what? Also, I assume the support and extension of the lower screen seal is to keep water out of the door gap. Given that in my ownership of this car it is very unlikely to ever see rain again, I think the seal should probably be cut at the shut line.

Any thoughts anyone?

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:41 am

Forgive me, but I'm not sure what I'm looking at with that part.

On the S3 and the Coupes there's a strip of foam glued to the underside of the door opening from the bottom of the drip rail outside the weatherstrip in the door opening. It keeps the water from flowing back under the opening and filling the footwell, including when you wash the car.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:20 am

Ianashdown wrote:Has anyone seen this before?
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It’s well made for a bodge, but to do what? Also, I assume the support and extension of the lower screen seal is to keep water out of the door gap. Given that in my ownership of this car it is very unlikely to ever see rain again, I think the seal should probably be cut at the shut line.

Any thoughts anyone?

Ian


It's a factory fitting. Usually there is a flap of rubber underneath, but in your case it seems to have rotted away. I'll post photos over the next couple of days.

S2's had lots of components that tried to form a door weather seal, they didn't work.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:00 am

I agree with factory tweak to try to stems water ingress, my S2 and the S2 26 also had them!
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Mon Dec 26, 2022 9:45 am

Here’s a pic of them fitted to my ‘65 S3
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The rubber strip is like a’T’ with the cross piece a circle rather than straight, if you see what I mean
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PostPost by: PaulH » Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:10 am

Some more pictures for you. This is my attempt at recreating this rubber 'seal' :lol:
I ended up using a seal that was cloth based, somehow impregnated with rubber. I tried a rubber seal but the rubber was too think to trap under the aluminium / aluminum part. I can't find it on the Woolies website (UK), but I'm sure that's where I got it.

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The lower window seal on your car is correct. If you want to keep it original it does goes past the door shut.

I've put lots of videos of my reassembly of my S2 on YouTube. (I'm not self promoting it, I don't make money from it). I did the videos for anyone who might find it useful or interesting.

Here's a link to the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 9WdRbmy6rK

Enjoy your project, I loved doing mine.

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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Mon Dec 26, 2022 11:26 am

Ianashdown wrote:Has anyone seen this before?
F116E106-4CA0-49ED-8CA9-359FD4162E10.jpeg


It’s well made for a bodge, but to do what? Also, I assume the support and extension of the lower screen seal is to keep water out of the door gap. Given that in my ownership of this car it is very unlikely to ever see rain again, I think the seal should probably be cut at the shut line.

Any thoughts anyone?

Ian

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look in here
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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Mon Dec 26, 2022 5:30 pm

It’s the details like this and the depth of knowledge that make this site such a wonderful resource!

These parts were made way to well compared to everything else the DPO’s had put on this car, so I had a suspicion that they might be OE.

Thank you,

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PostPost by: StephenT » Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:26 pm

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Here are some shots of my front bumper. As I mentioned it is not a prime example. But if this helps, great. If you need different pictures let me know. It’s nice you have an NOS part for your car. As you can see mine will need some work.
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PostPost by: evanlotus » Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:42 pm

thanks for the pics. to bad that you did not live closer i have all the materials to due the fiberglass work. not worth shipping.
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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:06 am

A quick progress update!

I removed the rear carb today, it’s really rough but I believe original to the car. The carbs will one of the first things I send out for re-conditioning. I hope the surface can be recovered to a reasonable condition. The forward carb was obviously removed and stored a long time ago and it’s in good shape. It’ll be odd to have the carbs not looking alike! Someone was really taking the piss with the access to that rear lower attachment nut! OMG!

With a bit better access to the chassis rail I went Chassis Number hunting again. Eventually I found it! It’s very hard to read, but it ‘sort-of’ confirms that this is the original chassis, I think.

Here is the record from Lotus.
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Here is the number on the Chassis.
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I see US66 26/487

What do we think? I think it’s original and correct, but . . .

If there is agreement that this is the original chassis, I have already confirmed the engine and body numbers, the head is yet to be confirmed, then I do indeed have a ‘Numbers Matching’ car. Very cool 8)

I also put some oil down the plug holes, tomorrow I might see it I can turn the engine over.

Every day a little bit closer!

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PostPost by: StephenT » Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:07 am

Here is my chassis stamping. I think you might find a “9” after the “487” if the clean it up a little more. I think you have the original chassis.

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