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PostPost by: Seamus » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:51 pm

I have just put a deposit on a very nice '68 S4 SE and will be collecting it on Thursday.

I am not new to Lotus cars having bought my first Elan S2 in 1976, since then in chronological order I also had an S1, another S2, a 61 FF1600, an Esprit Turbo and latterly an Elan M100 which I sold last year.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:47 pm

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:48 am

Welcome Seamus!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:25 am

excellent choice!

not that I'm biased by any means... though I must admit I own two '68 S4 se

keep it on the road !
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PostPost by: elansprint » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:04 pm

Seamus welcome just down the road from you at Desborough
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PostPost by: Seamus » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:14 pm

elansprint wrote:Seamus welcome just down the road from you at Desborough
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Hi Ian,

Good to know there is a kindred spirit nearby, are there many others in the area?
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 pm

welcome to THE forum seamus ----- wuz that you in the picture with yr formula ford which ran out of lets say a wheel? sandy --- body language says shunt!!
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PostPost by: Seamus » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:36 pm

el-saturn wrote:welcome to THE forum seamus ----- wuz that you in the picture with yr formula ford which ran out of lets say a wheel? sandy --- body language says shunt!!


Yes, I had just been taken out, my car was beached on the kerb right in front of the BRDC stand at Silverstone.
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PostPost by: Seamus » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 pm

I collected my car today and drove 80 miles home, a bit of a test as it was the longest journey it has done for years.

Only issue was with the rev counter which was ok at the start of the journey but after about 10 miles it was all over the place. When I stopped for fuel and re-started the engine all was well again but the fault returned after a few more miles.

I'll be doing a search on the forum on this issue.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm

Electronic ignition? If so...
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PostPost by: Seamus » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:50 pm

Yes, Lumenition.....
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:04 pm

elanfan1 wrote:Electronic ignition? If so...

..put the contact breaker back.

Enjoy, Seamus, at least you know what to expect!
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:01 am

Quart Meg Miles wrote:
elanfan1 wrote:Electronic ignition? If so...

..put the contact breaker back.

Enjoy, Seamus, at least you know what to expect!


Or get the poor fifty year old tach rebuilt to RVC, which will work fine with either an electronic or points setup. After all, the car made it home fine. :D Welcome back to Lotus.

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PostPost by: Seamus » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:26 pm

It is now farewell from me as I traded in my Elan and picked up it's replacement from Lotus Silverstone this morning, a road registered 2-Eleven.
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2-Eleven


My old car is parked in the background.
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