Lotus Elan

What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:55 pm

Stabilised my front bumper (fender) with P40 stuffed in the cracks. It had been held together with tape

P40 patched bumper 196_8585.JPG and
The middle of the bumper needs something similar but BIGGER after I dropped the engine on it in 2017
.
Meg

26/4088 1965 S1½ Old and scruffy but in perfect working order; the car too.
________________Put your money where your mouse is, click on "Support LotusElan.net" below.
User avatar
Quart Meg Miles
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1029
Joined: 03 Oct 2012
Location: Barnham, W Sussex, UK

PostPost by: TBG » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:33 pm

Black Bumpers are SO stylish...................... well done Meg :wink:

Above Assisi.jpg and
TBG
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 280
Joined: 21 Apr 2020
Location: Somerset, England

PostPost by: steve lyle » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:40 am

Took a drive through Arkansas, including the Talihena Scenic Byway, the Pig Trail up and back, and up and down Mt. Magazine. A buddy came along in his Viper - we had no trouble staying in front of him. :D
IMG_0113b.JPG and
Steve Lyle
1972 Elan Sprint 0248k @ https://www.mgexp.com/registry/1972-Lot ... 48K.30245/
1972 MGB Roadster @ https://www.mgexp.com/registry/1972-MG- ... 842G.4498/
2007 BMW 335i Coupe
User avatar
steve lyle
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 197
Joined: 15 Jun 2015
Location: Tulsa, OK USA

PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:30 pm

Steve, you've given me a flood of memories! Back when I lived in the Dallas metro I used to chase the curves on those roads on my motorbike whenever I could. The Talimena Scenic Drive area was especially familiar as I had a friend I knew from a BMW motorcycle forum who lived at the bottom of the hill in Big Cedar where the north/south highway crossed the drive. He hosted gatherings for BMW-riders twice a year at his place. Great times that I will always remember fondly!
1969/70 Elan Plus 2 (not S) 50/2036
"It just wouldn't be a complete day if I didn't forget something!" -Me
User avatar
The Veg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1647
Joined: 16 Nov 2015
Location: Atlanta 'burbs (southeast USA)

PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:16 am

It's warning up, I am having another coffee and deciding if I need a hat or not .. :D
Sploder90
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 192
Joined: 09 Apr 2019
Location: The Peoples republic of Yorkshire (West)

PostPost by: lotusfan » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:22 am

You do!! You’ll ruin your Barnet otherwise!!
Mike
72 Sprint DHC
User avatar
lotusfan
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 312
Joined: 15 Sep 2003
Location: S Bucks, UK

PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:31 am

If he still has some left :oops:
Surely it's a bit brass monkeys on the moors at this time of year.
Alan
Alan.b Brittany 1972 elan sprint fhc Lagoon Blue 0460E
alan.barker
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2519
Joined: 06 Dec 2008
Location: BRITTANY FRANCE

PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:04 am

Not a lot of hair left and what I have is pretty scruffy anyway thanks to lockdown barber... Me :lol:
It's currently sunny and about 11c so almost tropical, so think the green baseball cap will suffice.. Will let you know if I regret that decision.

Besides, we're tough oooop North :lol:
Sploder90
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 192
Joined: 09 Apr 2019
Location: The Peoples republic of Yorkshire (West)

PostPost by: TBG » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:51 pm

I ain't got much fluff either and have just been on smashing run in cloudy Somerset. New engine with Franks NF tubes is absolutybleedin magic. Very difficult not to drive like a hooligan!! :D :D
TBG
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 280
Joined: 21 Apr 2020
Location: Somerset, England

PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:07 pm

Turns out I live in a micro climate.. Anywhere within 3 miles seems to be peeing down, while we have a bit of drizzly moor grime making the local lanes a bit entertaining :lol:
Going to need a wash now to get rid of some organic matter.

Baseball cap sufficed...( I cheat though as have a wind deflector :lol: )

Enjoy them when you can folks, even if just for a couple of hours...
We could be plugging them in future ..
Sploder90
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 192
Joined: 09 Apr 2019
Location: The Peoples republic of Yorkshire (West)

PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:24 pm

Sploder90 wrote:Baseball cap sufficed...( I cheat though as have a wind deflector :lol: )

As a Yorkshire man couldn't you manage a cricket cap?

I'm still wearing bobble hats sans bobble. :roll:
Meg

26/4088 1965 S1½ Old and scruffy but in perfect working order; the car too.
________________Put your money where your mouse is, click on "Support LotusElan.net" below.
User avatar
Quart Meg Miles
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1029
Joined: 03 Oct 2012
Location: Barnham, W Sussex, UK

PostPost by: SENC » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:15 am

Drove the 7 to work...
20201123_165343.jpg and


...then came home to a box of parts. Is it sad to be excited about a box of old bits?
20201123_175543.jpg and
Henry
69 Elan S4
65 Seven S2
SENC
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 704
Joined: 30 Dec 2015
Location: NC

PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:39 am

Fabulous picture of the Se7en :-)
User avatar
Mazzini
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1961
Joined: 11 Dec 2010
Location: NE UK

PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:07 am

SENC wrote:
...then came home to a box of parts. Is it sad to be excited about a box of old bits?


Boxes of Lotus bits are one of the best things in life :D - certainly not sad except for people who dont understand what a Lotus is really all about and are missing out on the joy of driving a Lotus :lol:

cheers
Rohan
User avatar
rgh0
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 7648
Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPost by: baileyman » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:11 pm

SENC wrote:...then came home to a box of parts. Is it sad to be excited about a box of old bits?


Mmmmm. Oil pan...

John
baileyman
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 238
Joined: 17 Aug 2017
Location: Boston
PreviousNext

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests