One Fresh Elan Engine

With one more trip to Twin Cam Sportscars, our Lotus Elan‘s engine would be complete. While we have not run the engine yet, we were blown away with how neatly and quickly Steve Smith put it together.

Reassembly went very smoothly with the gasket set, new water pump and other rebuilding parts we got from RD Enterprises.

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Leo  Basile
Leo Basile HalfDork
5/10/16 11:05 p.m.

Ray at RD Enterprises rocks. He helped out a bit with some parts for my Morgan.


gjz30075 HalfDork
5/11/16 5:24 a.m.

In reply to Tim Suddard:

Tim, will Steve be running the engine for you before you install it?

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
5/12/16 10:02 a.m.

Is it just the picture or is Mr Suddard himself taking a chapter from Colin Chapman and "adding lightness?"

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
5/21/16 5:44 a.m.

We will most likely run the engine after it is in the car, and I am trying, but adding lightness is not what I do best.

CertifiedLotus New Reader
5/23/16 2:09 p.m.

Tim, your making great progress. I'm expecting to see your Elan at LOG36 in Princeton in August. I have a funny feeling you will be done before then.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher, Grassroots Motorsports & Classic Motorsports
5/30/16 7:27 p.m.

I won't be done for Log36, but am thinking of bringing the unfinished car to gain some wisdom.

CertifiedLotus New Reader
6/1/16 2:38 p.m.

You will definitely get lots of advice ! Wisdom, well that comes after a few beers

Let me know if you bring the Elan to LOG36, I'll make sure it has a special parking spot.

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