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Happy 50th birthday

PostPost by: Bill » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:24 pm

Ken - The tail lights are the origional Lucas, The lenses were replace during mid 90's restoration the car is totally as supplied in stage 2 (115hp) except for the paint,geared starter, tires and battery. I also have a hardtop painted the same color.

Mike - thanks for good wishes, I have been assured that in the 2 bypass surgeries that they used only good used OEM parts or factory authorized replacements / upgrades - my warrenty has been extended until the final breakdown.

Rodger - I will try Jeffs instructions, I do have the link - I will learn one day, and thanks.

My stick froze to the ice for a bit.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:49 pm

Indeed a super little video, Bill. If you have any questions re posting stuff, the folks above can help.

Stick... ice... etc. :wink:
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:57 pm

Congratulation, looks a very nice car and we'll done video.

I can only dream of owning a elan for 50 years. I'll be very lucky to be still driving by the time I've had mine 50 years.

Then there the not having to deal with all the issues if previous owners create. Which would be extremely nice at the minute.
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PostPost by: Bill » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:03 am

mbell

Well at least my DPO made notes thru the years.

Now all I have to do is to get well enough to tackle the type 36 or my S2 waiting in the corner of the shop!

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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:53 pm

Notes, now there is a good idea. Only had my car 6 months and I can't remember what I've done with out looking through my photos.

All the best for your recovery.
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:02 pm

mbell wrote:Congratulation, looks a very nice car and we'll done video.

I can only dream of owning a elan for 50 years. I'll be very lucky to be still driving by the time I've had mine 50 years.

Then there the not having to deal with all the issues if previous owners create. Which would be extremely nice at the minute.

This is my second S3. I only had the first one a short while before I emigrated. If I'm still driving when I have this one fifty years I'll be 110!!! :shock: :lol:
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PostPost by: Bill » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:43 pm

Galway

I was 23 when I purchased it, but I intend to live to 110.

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:37 pm

That's only 87 years of ownership. Why not go for the full century?! :wink: :lol:
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PostPost by: Bill » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:49 am

I will go for 100 on my next go around.

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