Lotus Elan

A Small Distraction.....

PostPost by: ajwheels » Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:08 pm

I really should be out replacing the engine mounts on my car, but instead I've been playing with this.....
Lotus TC-2.jpg and

Lotus TC-3.jpg and

Lotus TC-4.JPG and

Lotus TC-5.JPG and

The parts are 3D printed in 1/16 scale....a bit of a push for the small bits, like the alternater fan, which crumpled upon handling, as did it's pulley, though the ring gear for the flywheel amazed me it came through as well as it did.....
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:44 pm

I prefer what you've done to your engine mounts, but... :lol:
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PostPost by: SENC » Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:59 am

very cool!
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PostPost by: gherlt » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:30 am

engine mounts are childs play, while the TC is for grown ups ...
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PostPost by: geni » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:43 am

and where can I buy this ?
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PostPost by: Emma-Knight » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:27 pm

Perfect! Like one too! So nice!
What CAD drawing did you use as base?
Here in endless lockdown I did a little beach scene, which gives me a little Holiday feeling. Unfortunately there is no Lotus S2 in the scene. I odered one from Spark - it never came...
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PostPost by: ajwheels » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:35 pm

geni wrote:and where can I buy this ?


I didn't intend selling sets of these parts, though send me a PM and I will see what I can do....
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PostPost by: ajwheels » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:42 pm

Emma-Knight wrote:Perfect! Like one too! So nice!
What CAD drawing did you use as base?
Here in endless lockdown I did a little beach scene, which gives me a little Holiday feeling. Unfortunately there is no Lotus S2 in the scene. I odered one from Spark - it never came...


I want to spend time in your beach scene!.....If interested in getting a set of parts, PM me.....

I did the CAD drawing a few years back.....an image is shown below:
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PostPost by: mbell » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:03 pm

I suspect if your open, quite a few members might be interested them (or larger scale one), as make a pretty cool desk curio.

I am somewhat interested but wouldn't want to put you out if its a hassle to print/post etc.
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:40 am

I'd also be interested in one please if you were to consider making some. Thanks, PM on its way to you.
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