Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
1/26/16 12:55 p.m.

With our Lotus Elan's engine refresh underway, it was time to start disassembly of the rest of the car.

We were a bit nervous on this one, as the car was in such terrible shape and had been sitting outside for about 38 years in northern Michigan. Would we be able to get fasteners off? Would we have…

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CertifiedLotus New Reader
1/26/16 5:57 p.m.

Tim, your dismantling the Elan the right way. Photograph everything! I just ordered a replacement wiring harness from British Wiring for the Elan S4 I am restoring, it is very well made and color coded to the manufacturer specifications. The S1 harness is much simpler, you shouldn't have any problems.

Pay attention to the shims (sometimes they are washers) used between the chassis and the body as well as the shims under the steering rack. The exact location and number of them is vital!

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
1/26/16 6:00 p.m.

Restoration Impossible? So which one of you is Jim Phelps? Barney Collier? Willy Armitage? We know who Cinnamon Carter is.

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