Ellen II (or Sis)

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Sat 24.01.2009, 17:23

It’s official the Élan is a real pain in the 4rse.

As I was Boroscoping the rest of the car for another thread I thought I do the engine as well

I thought a quicker way to do the top of the engine was to take off the CAM shaft cover

Have a look at the pic… Can you see the front of the Longeron….

Now imagine yourself with a bit of builders bum action going on between that and the engine

Now stand up really sharply…..

FFS that hurt..

a 3” Cut down one cheek





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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby inkitin » Sat 24.01.2009, 17:46

Specky wrote:Now stand up really sharply…..

FFS that hurt..

a 3” Cut down one cheek


You do have to be extra careful because arsenic is very dangerous !! :-D

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Sat 24.01.2009, 17:53

TAXI :wink:

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Doug » Sat 24.01.2009, 18:08

At least the contents of the Foster's pack should have kept the pain to a minimum.
Throw some blankets over that sharp crap.

And another tip I recently learned when my boy accidentally hit me square in the eye with the corner of his bedtime book -- wear eye protection at all times working on the car; it's just not worth what could happen!!
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Mon 26.01.2009, 12:19

Over the weekend I boroscoped the engine and nothing exciting to report yet....

I know the compression was down on all four cylinders when I looked the car over on purchasing, so I know there's an issue some where, but I'm guessing it's just heavy wear. I also have two sets of piston on standby, normal and oversize...(Aftersale Auto jumble... :-D )

I removed the Cam cover to inspect the top of the engine and this is what I found...(I've also removed the Baffle )

I'm amazed she never leaked....

Cost:- £01453:14

So in theory with the initial outlay I have a Three grand car...

She doesn't look too grand... :shock:

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby clemo » Mon 26.01.2009, 21:24

got a spare 45k mile engine sitting in the garage... singing sweet on all four..
lf you need one....
Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Jackonicko » Tue 27.01.2009, 01:08

NA or SE, Monsieur le Clem?
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby clemo » Wed 28.01.2009, 09:20

NA engine from an early willb breaker.
Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby inkitin » Fri 30.01.2009, 20:59

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Fri 30.01.2009, 21:30

inkitin wrote:Specky

Is this of any use to you?

Roland


I very nearly bought that very item, but there's two types for the N/A and I needed the other one... :(

And the best bit, Freelander offered the parts to LEC people first, so an all round good egg... :-D

Keep those eyes peeled..... those are the N/A deals and type of parts I'm after...

Cheers again


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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby clemo » Tue 17.03.2009, 20:45

wot no updates?
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby surfboardfiller » Wed 18.03.2009, 20:41

clemo wrote:wot no updates?


He's probably busy filling in those cracks with Car body filler; the car made it this far, so it will be fine. :wink:
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Thu 19.03.2009, 00:04

Cheers Phil.. :lol:

Busy bee at the moment, I've got day 9 and 10 on the drawing board, one in April and one in July...

4 weeks of nights and 6 other cars to repair or service and one dodgy old blue Elan... Estimated value £750....

3....2...1....

"As and when project" Mr Clemo sir..

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Jackonicko » Thu 19.03.2009, 00:42

You cheeky bug.ger.

But I'm flattered at the valuation.

(Especially as the paintwork's marginally shinier than a chalky old matt white one I saw the other day. Looked as if someone had used a mix of pigeon $hit and Dulux vinyl matt on it.....)

And VERY grateful, too!
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby andyp » Thu 26.03.2009, 23:39

Dave, I found some graffiti on my car (IB4) as well - on the inside of the upper front wishbones. 'T-SPEC'
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Fri 27.03.2009, 23:26

That's cool, I've not removed mine yet...

I wonder what it means...

BTW you can't have your clam back... ;-)

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Sat 28.03.2009, 08:27

Andy,

When you put your lights up and flick them on to main beam, do the dipped lights go out? (The police car effect)

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby andyp » Sat 28.03.2009, 15:52

Main inner units come on and dipped outer units stay on.

Update on the graffiti - stripped the other side of the car today, couple of other letters appeared; N and O. So the message now reads 'NOT SPEC'. I wonder what the spec ended up as?
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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Sat 28.03.2009, 16:52

Bugger..

The main diference to the normal cars is that they have a strengthening bar.... between the forward and rear upper wishbone

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Re: Ellen II (or Sis)

Postby Specky » Wed 15.04.2009, 22:35

Today I've started to strip the doors because I needed some bits for the white one

Could some one please tell me if these are still available and a part number viewtopic.php?f=32&t=12956&p=165271&#p165271

Moving on what markings were in the door.... :poke:

IB4 soldered on the inside of the door

But the writing on the door either said "3" 0r "5" but had been scribbled out

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