Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Waggie » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:44 pm

Hi All,
I bought my 1970 S4 SE DHC back in December 2013 from a chap in Bradford, saw it on Car and classic website.
Engine very good, needs a new syncro in 2nd and the diff whines a bit but it goes like the clappers.
It is finished in a Ford Jade metallic green sort of colour which suits it well.
Just fitted a mohair hood and a Coolex "FatBoy" rad to cure overheating but that is still marginal in heavy traffic on a hot day.
It has a Spyder roll bar and side impact bars, Sue Miller drive shafts and a replaced galvanised chassis.
It's no trailer queen, never will be but I love it!
P.S. I was at the Castle Combe track day a couple of weeks ago in the rain! I hope that I didn't hold too many people up!
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:21 pm

If it hasn't already been done, change the gearbox oil to Redline MTL to help the 2nd gear syncro problem.

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PostPost by: jcocking » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:32 am

Welcome to the forums. The great thing about the forums is the great advice on how to keep your elan on the road.

Jeff Cocking
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"Someday I will spend more time on the Elan and less time on the website."
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PostPost by: Waggie » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:18 am

Thanks Roger and Jeff.
I'll try the Redline MTLGearbox oil as suggested.
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