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How many Radford Elans did Jim Clark have?

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:35 pm

997 NUR is back on the road after bits of it were rescued from a scrapyard; I've seen the finished article and it is very nice, however..... just how much of it is from the original car is a matter of conjecture. :roll:

I believe that JC passed this car on to Ian Scot Watson, photos of these early fixed heads usually show duct tape across the gap between roof and screen, in an attempt to keep the rain out.

The Crombac car was sold a couple of years ago after the creeping toad died.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:48 am

[quote="elansprint71"]997 NUR is back on the road after bits of it were rescued from a scrapyard; I've seen the finished article and it is very nice, however..... just how much of it is from the original car is a matter of conjecture. :roll: quote]

Here is 997 NUR......I took the pics at Goodwood Revival a few years ago....about 2004 I think. it was in the entrants enclosure and I was told at the time it was owned by one of Jim Clarks ex mechanics.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:39 pm

Jim Clark's first Elan was 766BOO, a very early 1500 car, NUR was his second. Both passed on to Ian Scott Watson but neither of these were Radford cars.
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PostPost by: paddy » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:08 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Jim Clark's first Elan was 766BOO, a very early 1500 car, NUR was his second. Both passed on to Ian Scott Watson but neither of these were Radford cars.


I saw one of those cars - fairly sure it was NUR - at Goodwood and it had "Elan 1500" badges on. I couldn't help thinking that they must be fake, in the sense that they would have been replaced at the time the 1600 was fitted.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:20 pm

paddy wrote:I saw one of those cars - fairly sure it was NUR - at Goodwood and it had "Elan 1500" badges on. I couldn't help thinking that they must be fake, in the sense that they would have been replaced at the time the 1600 was fitted.Paddy


Yes it had 1500 badges on when I saw it.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:14 pm

Moving slightly off topic, I was just revisiting Mark's excellent LoCort site (at http://www.lotuscortinainfo.com/?page_id=420) and came across 550 VAR, described as Jim Clark's road car. So I would assume that he ran the Cortina before the 997 NUR Elan, though it was apparently fitted with Elan IRS - but when?

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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:19 pm

is it true Clark really drove the cortina down a ski run ???--ED
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:01 pm

twincamman wrote:is it true Clark really drove the cortina down a ski run ???--ED


There is a thread on Piston Heads that mentions him driving a Cortina down a bobsleigh run, I have not heard of on ski slope though.
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topi ... +Clark+bio
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:28 pm

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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:47 pm

Whoo :o e
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:57 pm

Ed,
I think that you might be correct about the ski-run but was it not later? Maybe Roger Albert Clark in an Escort?

Anyway; how do I get rid of the mouse in my garage? I'm worried that it may eat bits of the stricken Elan or Mini, or both. :evil: Got some poison today, already had one of those electronic gizmos, maybe it is a deaf mouse? Certainly is a fat bastard; hope it is not pregnant.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:04 pm

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Anyway; how do I get rid of the mouse in my garage? quote]

A hungry cat :idea: ?
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:47 pm

Perhaps a candle light cheese dinner and gently breaking the news that 'we should be seeing other mice and he/she should be moving on to other digs ' ??? if that fails learn the pipes ---I can play Scots Wa Ha'e and we haven't had a mouse in the 5 years it took to learn the piece and there are always new neighbours to meet -I also learned how to get perfect pitch on the pipes ----its when you throw them in the dumpster and they hit an accordion --e
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:20 pm

elansprint71 wrote: Anyway; how do I get rid of a...fat bastard


Weeeelll, excuse me! Don't you think you should have started a new thread with this? (You might get a better response, and it would make searching that much easier!)

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(But I'd recommend a trap, NOT poison. Poison likely to contain anticoagulants, they will slowly bleed to death. They get very thirsty and go looking for water to boost their blood pressure. You won't know where the hell it/they have gone to die until the smell gives a clue, or you put your foot in it...yeuchh!)
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PostPost by: Tahoe » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:50 am

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Notice the duct tape over the top at the windshield frame.

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Notice the 1500 badge

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Tha dash looks like wood to me
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