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PostPost by: alaric » Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:28 pm

So last night I had a bit of a disaster as I posted elsewhere; hopefully Eurocarb will fix the broken dellorto top cover pedestal that I broke while carefully fitting the float pin. But, again, I ended up crawling around looking for the broken piece - which I found after about an hour. But, good news, I found the lost washer! It was hiding under the edge of a car ramp, cheeky little devil.

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PostPost by: smo17003 » Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:58 pm

Fitted the windscreen today.
I'd read the threads on here about the windscreen gaskets only being available with 90 degree mitred corners so yesterday I took the plunge and cut and mitred the corners to 105 degrees (SJ Sportscars gasket). That has resulted in a much better fit in the lower corners.
I used one of these cheap plastic tools for manipulating the rubber https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124146158749 ... SweR1ejYGE ,which I found to be far safer than using screwdrivers etc.
I also had use of a small sand filled leather bag that was used to "pound" the screen into the rubber. When I was in the bus industry the body guys used them for fitting glass and windscreens to buses. That was also an improvement on just slapping the glass with my fist.
I'm going to let it settle a day or two before attempting the plastic filler trim, but so far I'm pretty satisfied.

Rear screen next.

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:43 pm

Petrol smell in garage, not noticeable normally. After searching, found it was dripping from the petrol tank. I feared the worst but found the banjo fitting just needed tightening, accessible through the boot.
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PostPost by: steve lyle » Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:16 pm

baileyman wrote:
Foxie wrote:My dead pedal.

Much modified !

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Looks to be the same level as the clutch pedal, which seems like it may be a good idea, but I have never heard anyone discuss dead pedal design issues. I would imagine the foot easily moves to the clutch and back to rest. John


After driving with mine for awhile, I’m very happy with it. If I want I can still stretch out my left leg by moving my foot up the pedal.

Mine’s a bit higher than the clutch, Foxie’s looks to be a bit lower, I think that’s a ‘build to suit’ kind of thing. The common aspect is cutting a relief to give room for the widest part if your foot to miss the dead pedal when depressing the clutch.

Mine is bolted to the fwd bulkhead, Foxie’s to thar bulkhead and the floor. Mine is a bit above the floor. Mine is wood, not sure which is lighter, but mine is maybe 4-5 ounces. Love his lightening holes, though.
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PostPost by: Old English White » Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:41 pm

"OEW" is back on the road...
After a big, long service on her.
Initially she needed only rear brakes overhaul, and gearbox extention seal, but finally a new water pump, plus gearbox & engine silentblocs, track Rod End Ball Joints & front wheel bearings...
Now it's time to celebrate... nearly 60!
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PostPost by: Foxie » Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:54 pm

That's good to see !

Enjoy !

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PostPost by: Foxie » Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:56 pm

Where in France are you located ?

I've travelled most of it in the +2

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PostPost by: alaric » Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:21 am

Excellent.

That petrol looks even more expensive than in the UK? Crikey.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:25 pm

>Foxie: I live near Versailles, but Elan's doctor is in Normandy...

>Sean: Gas station was closed (holidays?) so the prices weren't up-to-date. But there are some big differences between cities & countryside.
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PostPost by: Foxie » Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:06 pm

We finished the 2009 MSA Euroclassic in Versailles.

We spent the next day walking the beautiful gardens, with the glorious music of Lully emerging from the shrubbery.

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PostPost by: persiflage » Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:11 am

Fettled a set of stainless adjustable handbrake rods.
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:22 am

persiflage wrote:Fettled a set of stainless adjustable handbrake rods.
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Very impressive.

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PostPost by: persiflage » Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:46 pm

Standard thread both ends … and they were a bitch to cut :(
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PostPost by: Old English White » Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:36 pm

Last weekend was -very- busy:
Discovering a fuel tank losing its precious contents, I ordered a new one, made of aluminum (TTR), changed all seals and rubbers, finished with a keyed filler cap(SJSportsCars).
Just to say that the old tank was completely rotten from underneath, thanks to small holes that had let water through. Not a real leak, but drop after drop, it could have been dangerous if not explosive!
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Next week-end, we ll have our first Lotus Elan's Meeting, and will honor its 60th anniversary in Le Touquet & Hardelot's beaches.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:43 am

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