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+2 strombergs

PostPost by: vincereynard » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:31 pm

Did a UK +2 ever have strombergs as standard?

If not this - http://www.ah-classic-cars.co.uk/home/B ... an_+2_1969

has had an cylinder head / engine transplant at some point?
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PostPost by: RogerFrench » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:48 pm

I think the Elan S4 and the +2 had Strombergs in the UK at the same time.
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:10 pm

The '69 +2 I owned had a similar engine (H stamped head,red cam cover and Strombergs). I believe a few were fitted in this manner. Just another Lotus anomaly I suppose.

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PostPost by: RichC » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:06 am

looks like a bargain!. bonnet bulge and strombergs are probably original . I'm sure it won't hang round for long (if it isn't already sold)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:13 am

Thread drift....

They've also got this...

http://www.ah-classic-cars.co.uk/home/B ... 3_DHC_1968

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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:53 am

Strombergs were fitted to the UK cars (Plus 2 and Plus 2S as well as the Elan) in 1969; they reverted to Webbers in late 1970 according to Mile Wilkins book.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:31 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I was under the impression that the bonnet bulge was only introduced on the S. Obviously another "Lotus" thing.
Details shows it to be a non S, so it was obviously just on the change. (To coin a phrase.)

Sadly, darkest Lancs is a fair trot, not possible until after next week, so I'll see if it is still available then.

I imagine the stombergs might put some potential buyers off. So you never know!

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:32 pm

My federal non-S has the bulge, which I'd heard was there to clear the tops of the Strombergs. I haven't yet eye-balled things to determine whether or not they do stick up into the bulge, but it makes sense.
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PostPost by: davidj » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:35 pm

Morning,

I have posted before about a number of +2's that were orginally built for the US market, modified to RH drive and sold in kits in the uk, and this car may be one. These cars had Stromburgs and mine was one of the batch, although has since gained a new head and Delorto's. There were a few other peculiarities, safety lights and the boot release on the passenger side. I think the block also had an I prefix. My serial number is 2192.

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