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New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:05 pm
by MrPink
Hi everyone! I just got a 67 Elan that has been sitting in a carport since 1988 and, as you can imagine, it has a "few" needs. I'm excited to start the process and glad to have found this site. Now, off to the wanted section for 2 steel knockoff wheels! Mike

Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:59 pm
by Europatc
Welcome Mike and happy hunting
all the best
Stuart

Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:28 pm
by tesprit
Hi Mike! It is good to hear of a new Elan owner in the Atlanta area - in what part of Atlanta are you located? Those pin drive wheels can be difficult to find for sale, but I should have a couple I could spare. Send me a private message if you are interested.

Dan

Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:36 pm
by velo5338
Welcome indeed!

I'm just down the road in Augusta GA, about 90% complete on the restoration of my '72 Elan Srint. Happy to pass along advice arising from my experiences. Also have a few bits and pieces surplus and some special tools I made up along the way that are there for you if you need them.

Greg Z is also in Atlanta and has a lot of Elan experience, super-helpful guy.

Mike
'72 Elan Sprint
'73 Europa
'60 Elite
'67 Seven
'72 TVR 1600M

Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:14 am
by DrinkMan
Welcome!

Make sure you contact Famous Frank here on the forum. He lives in metro Atlanta area and is a guru on Elans.

British Car Fayre is coming up in September and there will be a few Elans there (including ours).

Post pictures of your car. We like that!

Some wheels: http://www.davebean.com/specials1.htm

Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:20 pm
by gjz30075
MrPink, how about posting a few pics of said Elan. Was it a local car?

Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:07 pm
by MrPink
Thanks for all the welcomes! Here's a few pics of the car. The woman in the picture bought it when it was 1 year old and drove it regularly until she parked it in her carport in 1987 and it didn't move again until I got it. The engine turns and the plugs came out easily. The car was in Roswell,Ga and I just happened to hear about it from a friend since he knows my dad races a Europa in vintage racing. I own a bodyshop so the paint won't be an issue but hopefully I can find some time to get it running soon.
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Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:30 am
by The Veg
Very cool!

Welcome MrPink!

Looks like you've got a fun project.

I'm in the Atlanta metro too, between Lawrenceville and Suwanee, and back in December I got a '70 Plus 2 from a good friend of mine who had it squirreled-away in her garage. I had an Esprit before that.

So you have a body shop...can you make me a good deal on a paint-job for the Plus 2? :mrgreen:

Image

Re: New guy in Atlanta

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:03 pm
by Famous Frank
Mike,

PM (Private Message) sent

How is the progress on the 67 Elan?

Frank