Lotus Elan

Possible new owner - could do with some help please!

PostPost by: danbuoy1 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:11 am

Hi Rohan, my thinking too, but would be useful to get it going, if anything so can take apart without having to damage bits tho carbs are a mess too. Get so used to 200k+ motors these days, my Triumph reminds me with 20k chains....

Cheers

Paul

ps - guess I need to change the title header now!
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PostPost by: Coupe » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:37 pm

Hi Paul
Good to meet you last night at The Coach & Horses and hear all about your project.
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PostPost by: danbuoy1 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:51 pm

Thanks for making me welcome last night Ben, will be interesting to get ideas from the cars when they're out more in the summer. Also dropped IM.

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Paul
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:29 pm

Hi Paul,
when i bought my 1972 Elan Sprint it had done about 68,000 miles so it was the time to strip Engine before any damage. I was very lucky standard size bores and a few Rings broken but no damage.
If your car is the same you can deglaze the bores and fit a set of original standard bore Pistons. You can get a set of standard bore Pistons very cheap from SJS sportscars or Miles Wilkins. most Twinks have been rebored and nobody wants them :mrgreen: . Fit a new set of Vandervell shells + Oil Pump. Job done.
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