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PostPost by: Backmarker » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:18 pm

It’s Christmas early… We also have the owners manual and Workshop Manual, with various parts catalogues from the 80’s from UK outfits. The service book has the one stamp.

Yes, we’ve emailed Mr. Graham at Lotus.
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PostPost by: Billmack » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:13 pm

Very cool. Nice to find original paperwork. Good luck with the project. I am a long time british car mechanic, PM me if I can help in any way
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:35 pm

Jim,

Last photo shows you have a Weber head. That's a nice start to the project.

I see the doors are off. Make sure you get every thing you can possibly find. The window frames are made of "unobtainium" As you clean out the garage, pick up anything that looks remotely like it could be for the Elan. We are all here to help, if in doubt. Take photos of everything in the garage.

What happened to the 7A. I know someone who might be interested, even wrecked.

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PostPost by: Backmarker » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:29 pm

The 7A is taken.

But the Elan saw sunlight for the first time in thirty years.
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PostPost by: Backmarker » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:33 pm

Out and in the container, getting ready to ship home.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:00 pm

I'm confused :roll: In the first picture of the car there is a break in the front right hand fender, in the last pictures there isn't. Did you repair it?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:37 pm

pharriso wrote:I'm confused :roll: In the first picture of the car there is a break in the front right hand fender, in the last pictures there isn't. Did you repair it?


I thought that. Looking closer it’s the crash pad draped over the wing.

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PostPost by: Backmarker » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:15 pm

Patiently waiting for the car to arrive, I made the first purchase ( of many to be sure ) and built a thing…
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:30 pm

Someone's going to be very busy...
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