Lotus Elan

Hungry chassis

PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:34 am

So far the chassis on the exhaust side has consumed one 3/8 Allen head socket :wrench some nuts and bolts and a 4inch extension 3/8th I doubt I will ever see them again as the body will never come off as long as
I own the car ....they fall into the small hole in the chassis and into another dimension....like socks in the washing machine ..truly the voodo curse has survived ..Ed :roll:
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PostPost by: G4ILN » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:17 am

Been there and done that on a Plus Two. It's sometimes possible to retrieve stuff using coat hanger wire with a hook on the end fed into the gap between body and chassis from under the wheel arch.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:37 pm

After years (decades) of Elan ownership without anything falling into these voids, I lost several tools and fasteners into the cavity of my S3-SS during my recent 'put back together', but all were retrieved with the aid of magnet on a stick, grabbers, or just a bent piece of wire.

I'm so looking forward to reuniting with that Elan in another 2 months, now that my racing season is probably over.
Lime Rock Fall Festival was just a wonderful experience. About 25 Formula Juniors to play with in our own race, the way it is meant to be.

There were also 3 or 4 Elan/ 26Rs going well at LRP. I hated to leave to come home.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:53 pm

AGAIN my 1/2 inch socket was ingested by the cursed car ...come to think of it I haven't seen Cooper the cat in a while either .....I need a break ....Ed
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:40 pm

When I pulled the body off the chassis of my Elan recently for the first time in 30 plus years I got a nice stock of spare Thackeray washers back that it had eaten over the years.

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