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PostPost by: mramage » Tue Sep 06, 2022 9:01 am

Hello All,

I've recently purchased a 1969 Elan S4 SE -- fairly well sorted and lots of fun so far -- have already replaced the clutch slave (thank you, those who have written about it here -- gave me good info and confidence) and now need to get the low beams working again. I'm new to sporty cars but not old British cars, having had 3 Series 2a Land Rovers over the years.

Cheers, Michael

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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Wed Sep 07, 2022 6:39 am

Welcome Michael
Lovely looking Elan.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:16 am

Welcome Michael!

"and now need to get the low beams working again"

No doubt the wonderful Lucas relay :roll:
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PostPost by: Keith Scarfe » Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:31 pm

Where abouts in Cambridge? I work in Cherry Hinton so am quite often in and out in my Elan (yellow S3) - when the weather is good. Maybe see you about sometime.
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PostPost by: mramage » Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:46 am

Thank you for the welcomes! @keith - I'm in Trumpington. I look forward to spotting you on the road!
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PostPost by: JohnMorin » Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:52 am

Nice colour, what's it called?
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:50 am

Welcome Michael! Gorgeous car!
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PostPost by: mramage » Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:49 am

JohnMorin wrote:Nice colour, what's it called?


I've been told it is French Blue -- I tried to find the paint receipt in my stack of docs but I haven't succeeded.
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PostPost by: mwhitaker » Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:38 pm

Hi- it looks like Royal Blue to me- quite a bit darker than French Blue which I have on my car-looks fantastic-congrats.

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PostPost by: simon1 » Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:20 am

Hi
A very nice looking car !

Are any Cambridge area members going to the picnic at Hethel on 25 September ?

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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:56 am

Oh yes! But very early to set up.

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