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PostPost by: BDA » Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:13 am

Hi All,

I'm another member who is not an Elan owner (though I really wish I had one but my wife would probably shoot me and my Europa really needs my attention). I've seen enough references to some of the similarities Elans and Europas have that I figured I'd finally join.

I won't go too far discussing my Europa, this being an Elan forum and all. I am the original owner. Over the years I've done a body off resto-mod which included a BDA engine built by Dave Bean (rip). It's been on the road for twenty years since I "finished" my resto-mod but the fact is that it will never be finished - there will always be something on it I want to add, change, improve, or need to fix - which makes it a nice retirement hobby. I'm sure that concept is well known by many here!

I just wanted to say, "Hi!" I'll be glad to add to the discussion when I feel I have something to contribute but I expect that to be rare so I'll probably be lurking here most of the time.

Thanks for putting up with this interloper!
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:28 am

Welcome BDA! This is a very helpful group... Just as I've found interloping over on your Europa site!
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PostPost by: BDA » Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:03 am

Hi Henry,

Thanks for the welcome. I'm glad we Europans were able to help an Elanian from time to time! I'm sure you all will return the favor!
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:52 am

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:31 am

Welcome!!!
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PostPost by: Foxie » Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:08 am

Welcome here !

Love to hear more about the BDA installation !

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PostPost by: BDA » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:22 pm

Thanks h20hamelan, Mazzini, and Foxie for your welcome!

h20hamelan, I wish I did have a 4 or a 2 post lift!!! If my garage would take it, I'd probably have one but unfortunately, the ceiling is too low. :(

Foxie, a PM will be coming your way shortly but for now, I'll just say that I had Dave build and dyno (177bhp @ 7500 rpm) my BDA. It is equipped with a dry sump which has its challenges.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:34 am

Welcome! Where in NC are you?
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PostPost by: BDA » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:36 pm

I’m in Raleigh. I assume you’re in NC too. Where are you?
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:34 pm

I'm in the Atlanta area but my road-warrior job takes me through NC a lot, although only occasionally near Raleigh.
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PostPost by: BDA » Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:00 pm

Next time you do get to these parts and will have some time, I’d love if we could get together!

Unfortunately, being retired and not traveling much, I don’t get down to Atlanta very often, but I do occasionally take in a race at Road Atlanta. I’ll be sure to drop you a line if I do.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:49 am

I'm not terribly far from Road Atlanta.
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PostPost by: BDA » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:29 pm

Even better! You may be hearing from me!
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