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PostPost by: ajwheels » Fri May 21, 2021 5:51 pm

Finally got around to replacing the engine mounts.....no more knocking on the foot well, especially since the installed mounts were backwards :roll: .....also installed the Lotus Marques heat shield on left mount - nice piece.....
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PostPost by: TBG » Fri May 21, 2021 10:05 pm

Washed the mud off. Good grief, the weather in Somerset has been awful and the mud on the roads is inches deep in places................ah well the driving is fun though as mud is a bit like ice only dirtier!! D

Bores head!!
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PostPost by: 661 » Sat May 22, 2021 10:57 am

Had to be jump started from a car show.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat May 22, 2021 10:54 pm

TBG wrote:
Bores head!!


My god, did you run over it or just put a spell on it (like "boar's head")? :?
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PostPost by: TBG » Sun May 23, 2021 7:54 am

Meg - no since I always bang on about 3:1 cwp I but bore on purpose!! Glad you noticed..................D
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PostPost by: elaninfuture » Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:19 am

Completely disassembled my car in order to install a set of headers. You haven't lived, I guess, until you've take the better part of the day to install headers on an Elan. And then, after they are installed, tried to figure out how to get the engine mounts on again.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:45 am

A couple of days ago my son and I started disassembling our Sprint. The car is a '72 RHD car which hasn't been a part before. The chassis is in remarkable condition, but then the car spent the first thirty years of it's life in the Channel Islands so it was spared salted winter roads. Nothing interesting or unusual to report in the tear down, but I did find some old Dutch 1970's coins under the seats.

Took a break yesterday and went for a 144 mile drive across the Yorkshire Dales and Pennines.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:20 pm

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:47 pm

Removed and oiled the speedo cable as the needle had started jumping badly (80 to 50 and back). I was amazed what good condition it was in. I used GL5 on the basis of small diameter and not very fast rotation and it is much improved; I last did it in 2001, what oil do other people use?

Also changed the throttle cable which had broken strands but the intact s/h replacement didn't cure the high idling rate, ~1300 rpm, which seems to be the Webers not closing properly.
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:15 am

Hi
Cut the access hole in my pedal box to save pulling the box out of the car. As master cylinders were serviced 33 years ago I consider it might be not too far in the future althogh they are fine at the moment.
Trusty Dremel made it easy
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PostPost by: persiflage » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:46 am

Removed front and rear glass prior to new headlining being fitted.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:30 pm

well last night, took a beautiful sunset cruise in the Sprint...
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:24 am

tedtaylor wrote:well last night, took a beautiful sunset cruise in the Sprint...
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maybe one of the last for you in that car?
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:41 pm

IF and only IF it sells for serious money....otherwise many more sunset cruises are in order !!! :D :D :D
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PostPost by: baileyman » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:16 am

tedtaylor wrote:IF and only IF it sells for serious money....otherwise many more sunset cruises are in order !!! :D :D :D


Offer that sunset experience to convey with the car.

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