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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:47 pm

correct flat badge for Cortina or Escort

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:42 pm

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:46 pm

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:27 pm

Getting there.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:16 pm

Looks good, Rob! Do the different paint schemes on the cam cover indicate SE and standard?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:20 pm

Thanks Greg, it's kind of you to say so.

The engine with green cam cover is out of my '67 S3 S/E DHC. When I got the car the engine was in it's original paint, the reason I believe that is that the chassis number was still written in black marker pen on the front of the cylinder head. I also believe that the cam covers on the S3 S/E came in two shades - a frosty mint green and what looks like BMC A series green, however with Lotus who knows, I'm sure there are other different but perfectly original shades.

My S2 is a standard car, it had one long term owner and a second owner that hardly used the car. The cam cover had been striped of paint, but I believe that all early standard Elan engines had a blue hammered finish. Most people use Hammerite, I think it's close enough. In 1984 I bought a standard (non S/E) Elan from Mick and Sue Miller, the car was nineteen years old and hadn't been restored (Mick had painted the body from it's original silver to yellow), but the engine was untouched, what was left of the paint on the cam cover was a light hammered blue with more than a hint of green in it, so when I painted my S2 cam cover I went for what I thought was a similar shade.

It's probably hard to see the true colour of the cam covers as they were photographed under artificial light.

Hope all is well with you.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:17 pm

Mazzini wrote:Getting there.


Twin Twink power :roll:
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PostPost by: webbslinger » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:43 am

Buddy.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat May 30, 2020 5:49 am

My latest project. Not an elan tho.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun May 31, 2020 1:26 am

Experimenting with deep-cleaning the basketweave upholstery.
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun May 31, 2020 3:18 am

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun May 31, 2020 5:04 am

My son was driving.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Sun May 31, 2020 1:07 pm

How does our son like your Elans Rob?

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PostPost by: 661 » Sun May 31, 2020 3:14 pm

lotocone wrote:How does our son like your Elans Rob?

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Something you need to tell us, Bob?
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