Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan S3 DHC "Cool Project!" 1967

PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:05 am

This is the start of much information for a Cool Project car For Sale. I will in the coming days keep adding pics, information, and some quiz questions for our members.

Let's start with these two pictures. What do you notice in this pic and what does it tell you?

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:29 am

>> Let's start with these two pictures. What do you notice in this pic and what does it tell you?

Spider chassis & adjustable suspension, Race Car?
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PostPost by: Greg Foster » Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:56 am

Looks like what you say...could be a road car with heim joints
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PostPost by: zog » Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:03 pm

Looks like the Jack Martin car. Or at least one of them.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:03 pm

Okay, those are a few of things that can be seen in this photo.

This is part of a car that was being assembled by a past member. Zog is correct. This car is now at the stage where it can be built as a race car or as a street car. Buyers choice!!!

Yes, it has a nearly new Spyder Chassis.

Yes it has the Spyder Suspension pieces attached with fully adjustable Lower Control Arms ( heim joints is correct)

But it also has Constant Velocity Joint Axle assemblies replacing the Donuts. These are the EXPENSIVE CV Axles that come with the special stub axles coming out of the diff that don't require adapter plates. Very nice indeed!

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:05 pm

Okay, here is another picture. What do you see that catches your eyes?
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:54 pm

Narrow springs to allow wider wheels and tyres, option to fit Spyder twin wishbone rear suspension setup http://www.spydercars.co.uk/lotus-elan- ... on-system/

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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:06 am

Nice upper spring cap.
Adjustable shock held on by a retaining nut in the lotocone that only has a couple of threads engaged?? ( sadly mines the same, I'm told this is the new norm)
Not sure what that plate is in the Spyder chassis leg with the two holes?
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:07 pm

For fitting a rear anti roll bar I suspect although don’t recall Spyder ever offering one?
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