Lotus Elan

mild steel silencer

PostPost by: c.garde » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:40 am

Gentlemen and Lotus nerds,

Can anybody please comment on the Kelvedon mild steel silencer ?.
Noise , quality of build , fit ?
My current silencer is ( I am led to believe ) a ss copy of the orig. Lotus Sprint silencer .
Although I have introduced a cherry bomb ( to Rohans suggestion ) I still think it is too loud .



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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:48 pm

Loud is where it is with sprint box.
My wife used to reckon she could hear me coming home from a mile away across the fields when we live in North Yorkshire.
From the gearchanges she knew exactly where I was on the road!
My only comment on the Kelvedon box is that it is a hell of a lot of money.
I suppose hand made limited runs turn out like that and they do say that they are trying to recover development costs.
I'll try to post a video somehow.

https://youtu.be/2SAyV9Bgn1g
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:57 pm

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Good timing as I had one fitted to my Elan today. The pipe had to be tweaked to fit. I had a stainless steel one before, which sounded great but was a little loud when I opened up the car. First impression, having only taken the car round a few blocks, is that it is a little quieter but the sound immediately takes me back to when I had my first Sprint in the 1970s. In short, it sounds like a proper Elan. Yes they are expensive but for me icing on the cake so far as my Elan is concerned. Jim
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:50 pm

I've a full ss system from double s if you're interested........its the straight through type for the +2s.......i had an early car with transverse silencer so got the wrong one........so then had a custom one made so this is surplus.....
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sat May 12, 2018 5:49 pm

As promised earlier I've finally worked out how to upload a video to YouTube.
This is my son taking his father in law for a spin the day after his wedding - the sound persists long after the car is out of sight - is it too noisy?

https://youtu.be/2SAyV9Bgn1g
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat May 12, 2018 6:11 pm

MarkDa wrote: is it too noisy?

https://youtu.be/2SAyV9Bgn1g


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PostPost by: SENC » Sun May 13, 2018 3:28 am

MarkDa wrote:is it too noisy?

Nope, just right!
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun May 13, 2018 10:08 am

Perfect!
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PostPost by: c.garde » Sun May 13, 2018 10:57 am

" nice video , shame about the music" :-)

With these video abilities it would be interesting to see ( I mean of course listen to ) a direct comparison to a now a days std. ss equipped sprint ?

But thanks a lot anyway. Very informative.

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