Lotus Elan

my +2 130 project

PostPost by: mini90 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:33 am

thanks jonathan

yes that's it

I forgot the wheel photo , come back from powder coated paint and fitted with CN36 periode tyres 8)

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PostPost by: JJ66 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:48 am

Excellent - The wheels look really good and the period tyres are cool. The early wheels are a clean design, but I do like the later alloys, I have fitted similar period Dunlop SP Sports to mine (Now called Dunlop Aquajet).

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PostPost by: mini90 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:23 am

now we will talking about door adjustment!

the door locking system doesn't allow to adjust correctly the door position on my car

I choose a radical way...
I have cut the door and integrate the door lock , this solution give me the gap I needed :

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I report the 1.5mm sheet metal plate on 5mm checkered paper if someone need to do the same

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PostPost by: mini90 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:13 am

last update today :

seat cover repaired with leather restoration products from Technicuir

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full interior in place!

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boot wearing : 10mm wood , acoustic carpet and classic mini interior light

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and I have find some drive shafts from an E34 BMW who will make spares for my next job ! do you know what i mean !!

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PostPost by: JJ66 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:44 am

Nice job, its looking very good. I will be very interested to see how you modify the E34 drive shafts, I would like to do the same conversion to my car but was worried about the length of the drive shafts. Let us know how it goes!!

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PostPost by: mini90 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:26 am

for the bmw shafts length, i plan to cut them and machining a tube welded on cutted shafts

this weekend was used to resolve fuel smells on my car :

I delete genuine fuel tank vent and made new air intake from fuel cap hose
the small green hose is comming out of the car for delating pressure in summer

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carbs are cleaned and wait new fuel pump to go back in the car...

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PostPost by: mini90 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:47 am

sad news :

after starting engine , this one doesn't run correctly (n°3 cylinder not efficient and I have some returns in n°1 carb (I can see sometimes gaz pressure going into the vacuum pipe or exhausting across the carb port at slow down rev speed)

I have tested the pressure and 1 cylinder is 2 bar less the others
after undo the cylinder head, this is what we can see:

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1 piston has visibly heat a valve... and another is different and looks new

I decied to rebuilt the engine... the bores are wear of 0.2mm


my engine lifter was too short to access to the engine !

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I made something else who made the job ! :

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PostPost by: mini90 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:00 am

here we go :
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the water pump is in perfect condition as you can see...:)
the casing is in poor condition and has already been modified with aditionnal ring for bearing

I plan to make a removable water pump as we can find in several lotus parts shops

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one new piston ;but only one !

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oil sump looks bad too ; and I don't know if it's the correct one for my car
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I think I haven't the correct engine for my car : the car is a +2S /130 big valve 1972 but crankshaft has only 4 holes and has the early oil seal retainer type
do you know when the crankshaft pass to 6 holes type ?
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