Lotus Elan

1969 ELAN+2 SE, powered by TR6 unit

PostPost by: gusvlachos » Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:26 am

Glenn M wrote:Gus,
Fantastic build! Looks like you are close to the finish line!
Cheers,
Glenn

Thanks Glenn, yes I hope to finish it till spring, Merry Christmas !
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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:14 pm

Here are the final settlement in fuel lines/boot & engine bay/bonnet.
Fortunately everything matched well as planned.
The O/D switch installed in top of gear level for fast change, as in spitfire 1500.
The DIY facial panel tailored to my/tr6 needs with American wild walnut veneer on 12 mm sea plywood, & the 52mm gauge holes cuts in 20 degrees angle for better view, waiting 6-7 layers of hard clear coats.
Wiring loom matched to new engine is totally checked & reconditioned waiting for installation as well the two doors.
I hope next time to post the final chapter of this project .- :D :roll:
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PostPost by: munro1969 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:17 am

Hello Gus
Looks like a very well done MOD
i had a basket case plus 2 back in the late 90's that had a 2.5 Triumph straight 6 in it with over drive and it was a beautiful and very torque engine. However it was unfortunately very very heavy so heavy in fact I found it actually snapped 2 sets of Spax shock absorbers and the other issue i had was it kept snapping the diff half shafts and eating the rubber Doughnuts.
I ended up putting a rover V8 in and using Ford Sierra cosworth rear drive train.
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PostPost by: gusvlachos » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:24 pm

Hello munro1969,
Beautiful the V8 and nice job, thanks for the good word.
The difference between these engines are approx. 90 pounds, no big deal for occasional street use.
Front suspension in this project is an improved GT 6 with special coils & lot of strengthen. Engine is placed approx.20 cm backward for better weight distribution. So, no fear for broken Koni shocks.
All ready tested and riding & cornering is pretty good, with very reasonable understeer for this weight ratio.
As I mention initially in this project, TR6 rear end is waiting to replace all rear drive train.
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