Lotus Elan

Very early S1/2 on wires

PostPost by: Alasdair » Fri May 29, 2009 2:57 pm

Looks quite nice on the round arch, assume not a factory option, no idea where this can may be?
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PostPost by: Old English White » Fri May 29, 2009 6:45 pm

Alasdair wrote:Looks quite nice on the round arch, assume not a factory option, no idea where this can may be?


Allready presented -by myself- , a Borrani advert . :mrgreen:
Does a color version of this picture exist!?!
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PostPost by: SpeedModel » Fri May 29, 2009 7:44 pm

Definitely a Borrani wheel. They look sweet on most any car.
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PostPost by: freddy22112211 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:42 pm

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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:01 pm

freddy22112211 wrote:http://www.lotusowners.com/Owners/Set5/pages/Jacob%20Cronstedt%20Sweden_JPG.htm

Personally I think they don't suit the elan.
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PostPost by: johnsimister » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:38 pm

I like Christian's nominations very much, but I also like the standard steel wheels because they are part of the Elan 'look' of simplicity and functionality. The wires, though delightful on the right car, are truly hideous on an Elan. They just shout 'retrogressive engineering'.

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PostPost by: frearther » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:57 pm

I have to agree with John - I think the look of the originals is just right. However, I do run 5.5" wheels from the Plus 2 rather than the 4.5" original to my car. This is a holdover from my autocrossing days.

I've thought about going +1 to 14" wheels but am concerned that the wide, flat treads on the available tires are unsuitable for the Elan's suspension characteristics.
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PostPost by: frearther » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:58 pm

P.S. How many more posts do I have to make before I hit fourth gear??????????????????
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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:25 pm

johnsimister wrote:I like Christian's nominations very much, but I also like the standard steel wheels because they are part of the Elan 'look' of simplicity and functionality. The wires, though delightful on the right car, are truly hideous on an Elan. They just shout 'retrogressive engineering'.

John


I have got an new set of the original steel wheels left but I was speaking only about alternatives ...
On KO they are nearly the best , but definitly too pretty specially with caps. Sorry.
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PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:27 pm

frearther wrote:P.S. How many more posts do I have to make before I hit fourth gear??????????????????


Last step is automatic ...
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PostPost by: RotoFlexible » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:28 pm

frearther wrote:P.S. How many more posts do I have to make before I hit fourth gear??????????????????

At least 426.
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