Lotus Elan

Beginning a Long Overdue Restoration

PostPost by: Tmac897 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:40 am

Hello everyone,

Not sure if everyone goes by their username here, but for purposes of introduction, my real name is Tony. I have a 1967 Twin Cam that looks a lot like the picture under ?Does your Lotus look like this?? Bought the car in 1974 and drove it happily for a number of years, until I got the itch to rebuild the engine, and do a few ?other things. ? That started a complete restoration, and then life got in the way. Never could bring myself to sell it to someone else, so here I am once again.

Glad to have found y?all.

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Tony
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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:59 pm

Welcome to the fold Tony.

Names wise, my log in has No link what so ever.. :D

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PostPost by: The Veg » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:40 pm

Welcome Tony! Show us a picture of your car please.

Where in NJ are you? I'm from around Atlanta but am in NJ on a biz-trip at the moment and will be back up this way again in a few weeks.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:55 pm

Welcome Tony!
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PostPost by: Tmac897 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:33 pm

The Veg wrote:Welcome Tony! Show us a picture of your car please.

Where in NJ are you? I'm from around Atlanta but am in NJ on a biz-trip at the moment and will be back up this way again in a few weeks.
Sploder90 wrote:Welcome to the fold Tony.

Names wise, my log in has No link what so ever.. :D

Regards

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Thanks everyone for the welcome messages. I am located in Forked River on the Jersey Shore. It?s also quite a coincidence, but we spend quite a bit of time in Atlanta. We have family in Brookhaven, and my wife and I have an apartment in Buckhead. I will be down there the third week in August.

Will post some pics in a bit

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:23 am

Welcome Tony! From Princeton NJ.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:28 am

Tony,
if you're in Jersey, you should join PALS (Philadelphia Area Lotus Society) for networking, social activities, events, tech, and so much more.
www.LotusPALS.ning.com
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PostPost by: Tmac897 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:44 am

Certified Lotus wrote:Welcome Tony! From Princeton NJ.


Hi CL,

Thanks for the note! Good to know some local people. What do you have? Have you done a restoration, or have you been lucky enough to keep yours on the road?

Best,
Tony
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PostPost by: Tmac897 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:46 am

tedtaylor wrote:Tony,
if you're in Jersey, you should join PALS (Philadelphia Area Lotus Society) for networking, social activities, events, tech, and so much more.
http://www.LotusPALS.ning.com
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Hi Ted,

Thanks for the note and the info. I will do that.

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:23 pm

Welcome Tony,

Yeah, many of us know all about how life gets in the way of important matters such as Lotus. Do you know which model Elan you have\, and good to know you've managed to keep it all these years. I still have my first Elan that I bought in 1974 and the 2nd I bought in '78.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:39 pm

Tmac897 wrote:It?s also quite a coincidence, but we spend quite a bit of time in Atlanta. We have family in Brookhaven, and my wife and I have an apartment in Buckhead. I will be down there the third week in August.


I'm up in Gwinnett County between Lawrenceville and Buford. I'm usually on the road for work Mon-Thu (with odd exceptions now and then), but if you're in town on a weekend and would like to met up and talk Lotus over a few pints or come see my car just PM and we'll make it happen. You'll have to meet Famous Frank and Greg too!
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:15 am

Tmac897 wrote:
Certified Lotus wrote:Welcome Tony! From Princeton NJ.


Hi CL,

Thanks for the note! Good to know some local people. What do you have? Have you done a restoration, or have you been lucky enough to keep yours on the road?

Best,
Tony


Tony, I?m in the midst of my fourth restoration (?72 Europa TC). I?ve restored or rebuilt 3 Elan?s. Read my first rebuild post on my ?64 Elan S1, it will provide some perspective.

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