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How many Yorkshire Plus 2 owners do we have?

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue May 20, 2014 5:41 am

John
Your piccie has just prompted me to remark that the Plus2 is one of the finest looking cars ever to have graced the tarmac...along with the E-type,Daimler Dart etc.etc.etc.

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PostPost by: Johnfm » Tue May 20, 2014 8:17 pm

A very English scene...

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PostPost by: ElanSeries2 » Tue May 20, 2014 8:51 pm

Give me a few days - new driveshafts nearly on, new springs on, new dampers... need to sort out the brake pipe mounting and shake-down. How about 1st June?
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PostPost by: Johnfm » Mon May 26, 2014 12:24 pm

Well

After spending a few weeks fettling, replacing hed gasket, sump gasket, checking valve clearances, having tacho and speedo calibrated and so on, I can report that it goes like a scalded cat!

Just needs a wash and a polish and summer awaits.
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon May 26, 2014 1:38 pm

Aaargh, I cant help it but every time I see the title of this topic in the index
How many Yorkshire Plus 2 owners do we have?

I keep reading it as

How many Yorkshire Plus 2 owners does it take to change a headlight bulb?



:D :) :o :shock: :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: davidj » Tue May 27, 2014 11:27 am

Agree with you about the E-Type, but Daimler Dart? Are you taking the p? :-)
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quote="john.p.clegg"]John
Your piccie has just prompted me to remark that the Plus2 is one of the finest looking cars ever to have graced the tarmac...along with the E-type,Daimler Dart etc.etc.etc.

Thanks
John :wink:[/quote]
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PostPost by: davidj » Tue May 27, 2014 11:41 am

My car passed the MOT friday, so I would be up for it, other than it has developed a mystery cut out problem and the engine died running up running up cow pasture road. Consequently I have not trust going for a long run until I have resolved the problem.

It smacks as a vapour lock, as the carb bowls were empty, but it has never had that problem before. Ran it briefly yesterday and it was OK, so I am baffled.

The car needs the carbs tuning anyway. Do you know anyone in the area, who actually has experience of Webers/Deloros?

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ElanSeries2 wrote:Give me a few days - new driveshafts nearly on, new springs on, new dampers... need to sort out the brake pipe mounting and shake-down. How about 1st June?
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PostPost by: ElanSeries2 » Tue May 27, 2014 1:18 pm

Adi knows of a place in South Yorks that did a really good job on his Elan - I think he posted about it somewhere... Here it is:

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PostPost by: bdthompson » Thu May 29, 2014 3:31 pm

There is a place in Lingerfield near Knaresborough, TMSport........ has a rolling tuning road, and managed to sort out a Volvo on both SU's and webers no worries.......... the chap whom would be doing the work is called Ben...... no thats not me!!

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PostPost by: adigra » Thu May 29, 2014 10:19 pm

I've sent the info to David a couple of days ago. But yes, it's John Sleath near Doncaster (pretty much in between there and Sheffield, on a farm). A really nice guy and really incredibly good at what he does.
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PostPost by: davidj » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:35 am

TMSport sounds ideal. I don't trust the car to drive though Leeds or Bradford at the moment! I have been to Bogg brothers in the pat who are excellent but the far side of York!

I will get the car booked in.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:31 pm

Im booked in with Rik Woods in Stockport on Saturday morning......rolling road tune up......
he has told me it will be no more than ?250 (2hrs @ ?125 per hour.... :shock: )..........
a likely story and I'll let you know if its true....
and if its made a difference....
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PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Wow....what a difference a day makes......
Car was a little lumpy below 2500rpm....so went for a rolling rd tune up......
This morning the car had 100bhp.....this afternoon with new plugs and jets 121bhp....and the delivery is silky.....
Best ?170 I've spent in a while
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