Lotus Elan

PMK 397F Last run 1991 now back on the Road.

PostPost by: Elseezed » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:36 pm

Another tick in the box. My +2 passed it's MOT this morning. Enjoyed the 3 mile run to the MOT and back, certainly gets people's attention. Handbrake has to be 16% efficient, only just made it. The weight is 1090kg on the garage chart, is this correct for an early +2?
Anyway the work goes on, drivers door hinge, respray and interior.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Well done Les, nice to see another Elan in use. That is an early car, what is the Unit No?

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:48 pm

Elseezed wrote:The weight is 1090kg on the garage chart, is this correct for an early +2


Definitely not. A quick-n-dirty search turns up numbers in the 840-890 Kg range.

But in any case, glad to see another Plus 2 back on the road!
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PostPost by: Elseezed » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Tim, 50/127 with a body number 120. Originally red black interior.
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PostPost by: RichC » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:58 pm

Well done!
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PostPost by: Elseezed » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:37 pm

The chart in the garage was for an ELAN 2, silly me thought is was the +2 but it must be the jellymould Elan. Nothing on the chart for a +2 surprise surprise, my log book does not give the weight either. Basing the handbrake results on 890kg it passed no problem.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:08 am

Jellymould?

What on earth made you call it a Jellymould ?lan?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Like the sunroof....

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PostPost by: Elseezed » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:19 pm

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Jellymould

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Jellymould


Still persplexed John?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:46 pm

Looks v. much like mine...

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:58 pm

Aha, that one!

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