Lotus Elan

Where are they now....

PostPost by: Chancer » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:34 am

Bill wrote:I sent Gary a message to his personal E mail to try to encourage him back to the forum.

I had got to damn near love the man and his exploits and miss his experience, input and banter.

AND -- I am a Canuck as well EH!

Bill


Me too, he was a rare voice in the wilderness that would speak up and say there is an alternative to "you must spend ?10/15/20K to an engine builder and ?10/15/20K to a bodywork specialist" I really miss the sows ear and whatever the other thread was called, not being able to see them to their conclusion was like losing a child.
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PostPost by: jimj » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:33 am

Personally, I can`t be doing with trolls just being gratuitously unpleasant. Jeff did us all a great favour in weeding out the likes of Gary Anderson and Twincam.
I have some sympathy with whatever psychological issues they suffer from but don`t need to read abrasive and offensive remarks. Banter? I don`t think so.
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PostPost by: nomad » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:05 pm

Jim, I disagree.
Most of us have dealt with folk's like them over our life. Gary was perhaps a bit quick about getting his hackles up and Twincam man a good heckler but I found much of their banter rather humorous. Better than boredom! And I really miss Gary's knowledge and quick response.

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PostPost by: prezoom » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:04 pm

Actually, I rather enjoyed the banter put forth by both Gary and Ed. Being thin skinned as a potato chip can be equally annoying.

Between Gary and Brian's book, they reduced my learning curve on my newly purchased Elan, from a straight vertical line to a manageable curve. Gary's low cost approach to putting Elans back on the road was a thing of beauty. Proving one can have a serviceable Elan without spending $10k on a paint job. Far better to put the car on the road and enjoy the feeling it provides, rather than have a car one is afraid to take out of the garage for fear of getting a scratch. They are just cars......... really fun cars.......... but just cars.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:26 pm

prezoom wrote:Actually, I rather enjoyed the banter put forth by both Gary and Ed. Being thin skinned as a potato chip can be equally annoying.

Between Gary and Brian's book, they reduced my learning curve on my newly purchased Elan, from a straight vertical line to a manageable curve. Gary's low cost approach to putting Elans back on the road was a thing of beauty. Proving one can have a serviceable Elan without spending $10k on a paint job. Far better to put the car on the road and enjoy the feeling it provides, rather than have a car one is afraid to take out of the garage for fear of getting a scratch. They are just cars......... really fun cars.......... but just cars.


Exactly!!
There is no cure for Lotus, only treatment.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:38 pm

that's how i see it too. these are driving machines and need to get driven, so the only thing we can do is looking for wise or less wise parking spaces - the rest is wear and tear ------------------------- WHICH has to be tecnically absolutely perfect to enjoy properly - THANKS COLIN!! sandy - driven by alpine roads!
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:07 pm

Hi Roger,
No, it's a 26R for sure... I can show you the letter from the vendor :wink:
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