Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:21 pm

Hello everyone. I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Urs. I live in the canton Aargau Switzerland.
I am an all-rounder. I repair almost everything that is of interest to me.
I have a lot of ELAN DNA and fuel in my arteries.
In 1983 at spring i fell in love at first sight, as i saw a red car
named ?Lotus Elan? in a barn. At that time i don?t know what that is.
Opel GT and Audi Quattro was great for me.
14 days later, and less a lot of money he was mine.
A ?Long March? finished today and exorbitant cost later, my S 1?
26 36XX is finished and ready for coffee-races. I?m the second owner of this car.
Before my time, the baby was critical ill.
During the long maintenance, i get gray hairs.
My mother tongue is German, sorry. I try to write everything correctly,

Here a few pictures of my pearl.
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change-65.jpg and
elan-change-006.jpg and
dsc01027.jpg and
Legal with carbs...
change-64.jpg and
Today with TEC II engine control
pic00074.jpg and
011.jpg and
Engine bay 1983-1991
scan083.jpg and
Spring 1983
elan-change-007.jpg and
Lotus Elan August 2016
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:01 pm

Very nice, Welcome!
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:08 pm

Welcome!!! Love the FI :D
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:10 pm

IT does indeed look lovely. What have you had to restore altogether?
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PostPost by: Peter Richen » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:22 pm

Willkommen, ich bin ein Deutsch-Lerner am Goethe Institut in San Francisco. Dein Auto ist sehr sch?n.

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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:49 pm

Hi
Thank you all for the compliments.
@ Steve It is a never-ending story. The beginning was in 1991 , after a break of
a valve spring. Now is the most Cosworth inside the engine.
The shortest possible response to your question: everything
@ Peter: Sehr heisse Farbe
Examples:
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a22.jpg and
selfmade dash and electric eqiptment
b15.jpg and
Bodywork
b05.jpg and
b24.jpg and
rolling chassis
017.jpg and
scan from a Instamatic Picture
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:58 pm

Welcome- car looks good!
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PostPost by: Chancer » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:10 pm

I love the cam cover colours and how the yellow highlights the LOTUS script.

Good job!
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PostPost by: bulfin » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:02 pm

Welcome. A beautiful car - very nice work. Don't worry about your English, its better than my non-existent German.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:19 pm

welcome to the gang! i'm really close: living in appenzell BUT only to a certain degree swiss. originally from eugene, oregon BUT also partially swiss. love your car: as if a swiss made it!! congrats - and you're welcome to have a glass of italian here whenever you go to my canton, where you find some of the world finest drives! sandy 36/4982
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:28 am

Welcome! She's a beauty!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:29 am

congratulation for the nice work, a labor of love indeed as most Lotus stories...

I noted the '91 photo showed bolt on Magna J.A.P. rims : do you still have them ? I have a set of knock on ones, still in need refurbishment... but I have other items higher in my todo list : as you say, a never ending story.
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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:02 am

nmauduit wrote:congratulation for the nice work, a labor of love indeed as most Lotus stories...

I noted the '91 photo showed bolt on Magna J.A.P. rims : do you still have them ? I have a set of knock on ones, still in need refurbishment... but I have other items higher in my todo list : as you say, a never ending story.


Thank you. Yes I have them again. See picture "August 2016"
The wheel hub is a specialty. I have them myself made.
Whenever the car stops, "Lotus" emblems are ready for the fotoshooting. The same on steering!!
I have never seen this twice.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:35 pm

very nice ! you must have put a clear coat to keep the nice tone... any wallnut/soda blasting prior to that ? My problem is that a couple of mine have some dings or scratches that I would like filled before finishing, and I could not find around someone I would trust to TIG them - so I may give it a try myself at some point. They must be 5.5" right ? no issue clearing the front fenders ? on my car it is very close when braking in curves (typically taking a friend around for a track day...), and it's an S4...

I too have opted for an alternate air filter, same location - but I don't have the servo brake on mine, I like the direct feeling.

lovely car indeed !
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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:20 pm

Love your intro and the car. Enjoy. Jim
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