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PostPost by: Type28 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:31 pm

Hi

Bought the stuff from TTR and all fitted yesterday- not a job I want to do again, home from work today, it has been sunny all day, I am taking the car out for a run tonight and guess what, huge black clouds are gathering over head- sod it I am going out :D
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PostPost by: Type28 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:37 pm

Went out nice 90 miles then throttle cable decided to start fraying . Came home minimum 4000 rpm :oops:

Anyway new cable fitted all ok, until three days later- I have been using the little car- then will not start, sounds like the starter solinold ,ordered a new one let's see what fails next !.

If I was going on a three week driving holiday I think I would need a trailer for the spares I would need to bring :D

If the little car doesn't start playing ball it will be getting replaced by an MGB :evil: and I will make it sit and watch as me and the MG go of into the distance, surely the greatest insult to an Elan- it has been warned!!!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:11 am

Reckon you should give it a Basil Fawlty style thrashing with a tree branch - it wouldn't dare let you down again!
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:11 pm

HI Rohan

Are the updated output shafts fitted to the +2 and at what year

Thanks in anticipation
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John

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:50 pm

The up-rated shafts were fitted to both the Elan and Plus 2. The change over date is not precise and as far as i am aware probably occurred over an extended period of time in 1970 / 71. To my knowledge 72 and 73 cars have them and 68 /69 cars dont have them thus I believe it happened around 70 / 71 around the time of the Sprint and PLus 2 130 introduction

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PostPost by: Type28 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:07 am

Just leaving for a 150 mile drive around the scottish Borders- wish me luck on a trouble free run :D the last problem was resolved with a new starter motor.
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PostPost by: Type28 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:08 pm

Great runout today - trouble free - around some great B roads - I'm feeling forgiveness in my heart :D
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