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PostPost by: Nic » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:30 am

Hi, at the weekend I had my 'new' plus 2 delivered. Someone has started a complete restoration but decided not to complete it. A great deal of work has been done but for example the engine is stripped as is the engine bay.

One of the first jobs on my list is to clean and paint the engine bay before re installing all the bits. The only problem is that I don't know where the various engine bay fixtures and fittings came from. What I really need are several shots of a standard plus 2 engine bay showing where everything is mounted. My car is a 1972 right hand drive model.

Can anyone oblique with some nice photos?

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PostPost by: jcocking » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:19 pm

Nic,

Welcome to Elan ownership. I would start here at this thread. It has 150+ photos of engine bays: lotus-talk-f50/elan-engine-bays-stock-modified-restored-and-26r-t21231.html
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:43 pm

Hi Nic and welcome

I don't think that I would start at the topic suggested by Jeff as it's all about non-standard engine bays, and for the 2 seat Elan...very different to your car.

Do you have a fuse box in the dash, under a wooden cover? If so then I have a lot of detail photos of the engine bay of an unrestored car, from 1973, that could be useful.

If yiu have the earlier car then it won't have the fusebox in the dash, and my photos won't be the best reference for you.
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PostPost by: Nic » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:10 pm

Thanks Jeff, I think they are probably all (could be wrong) Elans not Plus two which is what I'm after
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PostPost by: Nic » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:17 pm

Hi Mark, yes my car has the fuse box in the dash so those photos you have sound just right.

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PostPost by: Tournesol » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:14 pm

Hi Nic,

Welcome to the forum and most importantly to the ownership of a +2. Where about in Kent are you? I am in South East London and regularly take mine for a spin in Kent. I bought it last year, it's a 1968 +2 white with gold roof and wheels.

Would be difficult in winter but would be happy to get to you with the car and you can take as many pictures as you want/need or I can send you some in the mean time. Just send pm with what you need exactly.

Speak soon and have fun!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:46 am

A few shots of my 73 Plus 2 engine bay that may help

r0013036.jpg and


r0013037.jpg and


r0013787.jpg and


r0013786.jpg and


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PostPost by: Nic » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:05 pm

Thanks Rohan, that's really helpful
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PostPost by: davidc » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:56 pm

get what you can done via photos on here or also google image search is useful.

if you have anything left that your not sure of post an image of the part and people will tel you where it goes! :D

i posted photos of some scrappy looking bits of metal in the boot of my project and within a short time i had been told what they were and whether or not to bother with them
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:46 pm

Here are some to be getting on with!
Download them to your PC so you can see the detail, as they are fairly high resolution
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PostPost by: Nic » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:00 pm

Thanks Mark and all for the photos, these are excellent and will really help me put things back in the correct places - always a good thing to do.

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