Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: SENC » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:45 pm

Great picture Vaughn, you should be proud indeed!
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:16 pm

Where's the 'Like" button?

The Force is strong with this one....
You must be a proud Dad. I have a similar photo of my sons helping me pull the motor in my 67 Elan. The older son now has a 62 Super Seven. The video can be seen on Petrolicious if you search "Add Lightness".

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:53 am

I'm very proud, just checked out your sons petrolicious video, very nice condition, I hope my son is enjoying ours when he's driving, the roads looks awesome, where was it filmed?
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:19 pm

A cleanup, new brushes, new bearings, and new pinion later its back together. Tested fine on the bench, we'll see what next week brings after I get it back on the car.

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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:50 pm

Starter worked just as expected, so back on the road and ready to do some more testing and tweaking on the carburetors. Installed a new tonneau cover from Redline today, looking more and more like it did in 1966...

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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:56 pm

Beautiful!
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:37 pm

vstibbard wrote:I'm very proud, just checked out your sons petrolicious video, very nice condition, I hope my son is enjoying ours when he's driving, the roads looks awesome, where was it filmed?
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My apologies for not replying sooner. Roads are near the south end of the California's San Francisco Bay, in the coastal hills near Saratoga and Highway 9.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:57 am

the Seven is looking good, I like the detail on the tonneau. I still have the side screens, hood and tonneau that came with our seven when new
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:56 pm

Took my Seven out for its first drive of any length, a shakedown drive on the suspension and carb work - a little over 80 miles and a couple hours of smiles. Also took the opportunity to experiment with a GoPro - next time think I'll mount higher and a bit forward. The video is a 7-8 mile stretch in the middle of my drive (I need to learn how to cut/trim). We don't have much in the way of "twisties" in ths part of the world, but this little piece of road had been recommended to me (and to a couple of motorcyles I came up on at the start). A fun little jaunt.


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