Lotus Elan

Hello, new Elan owner in Melbourne Australia

PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:06 am

Lotus Guy wrote:
Sploder90 wrote:Welcome to the club, great colour scheme.
Keep an eye on the water pump for leaks... Mine had been sat for years & the pump started leaking soon after I got it... Apparently they don't like being sat...
Unfortunately for me lifting the head to swap the pump opened up a bit of a can of worms :lol:

Thanks all for advice on the water pump. Fortunately it has electronic ignition already, so one upgrade I don't need to worry about.

Given how long you have had the Esprit you dont need worry about the terrors of an Elan water pump replacement. I think the Esprit is the only car that comes close to the Elan in terms of water pump replacement challenges, fortunately they seem to be somewhat more reliable !

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:57 pm

I did an Esprit water pump without removing the engine once...ONCE.
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PostPost by: innesw » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:31 pm

Welcome to the forum Guy!

Congratulations on the best colour!

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PostPost by: PC777 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:33 am

Hello Guy,

Great to see you on the forum.

I have had the privilege to know all the previous owners of this car since it was brought to Adelaide from the UK.
I have also had the opportunity to drive it on several occasions, and almost purchased it, as it was a tossup between this lovely low mileage Sprint and a 1964 230SL Mercedes.

I opted for the Mercedes, which I still own, but all is not lost as I am hoping to complete the restoration of my 1967 S3 S/E Elan this year.

Anyhow other than a few jobs that you have, I know that you have a great low mileage car that you should have a lot of enjoyment out of.
Wishing you all the very best, hope to see it again one day.
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PostPost by: Karter7 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:30 pm

Hi Lotus Guy,
Great Elan, love Pistachio. I guess this was sold through word of mouth?
I’m always looking and hope to have my own some day.
I’m in Sydney. I look forward to hearing about its return to the road.
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:30 pm

Another Aussie! Always good :D I'm up in Brisbane.
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