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New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby julianclark » Fri 11.06.2021, 00:53

Good evening,
I have finally taken the leap and bought my first Lotus from a fellow in Half Moon Bay, less than 10 miles from my home in Pacifica, in Northern California. I would never have bought the car if it were not so close to home... and if I had not taken the stupid decision to go and view the car.

I am still configuring my garage to keep both my Jensen Healey Mk I as well as the 1991 Lotus M100 Elan. Originally an east coast car, it was relocated to California ~2015.
Now I just need some help finding a SMOG testing station and a reliable mechanic?
Cheers, Julian
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby TorqueHorse » Fri 11.06.2021, 13:11

Welcome! Great roads around there to practice the enjoyment of your new ownership :). Good luck on the smog test. The wiki and manuals sections above, should be helpful to you or your mechanic if you run into any problems. Plus you can always search and ask here if you get stuck too. And we love to see pictures!!
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby steve matthews » Fri 11.06.2021, 13:16

Julian hello, and welcome. Pictures please :-D
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby julianclark » Fri 11.06.2021, 15:18

1973 Jensen Healey Mk 1 and 1991 Lotus Elan

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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby Saltire » Fri 11.06.2021, 16:31

julianclark wrote:Now I just need some help finding a SMOG testing station and a reliable mechanic

There are several longstanding LEC members in California who I’m sure would help with the smog issues. It might be worth a PM to Tigerdog in San Diego for his wise counsel on the subject
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 11.06.2021, 18:39

:agree: Also Lotus Girl Marie (LGM) in the SF area.
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby Saltire » Fri 11.06.2021, 18:53

GeoffSmith wrote::agree: Also Lotus Girl Marie (LGM) in the SF area.

I thought of her too, but she’s not been on the forum for ages, so I thought a PM might hang unread!
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby steve matthews » Fri 11.06.2021, 22:16

LGM moved to Europe somewhere. The Red ones are the faster. Thanks for the Pic.
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 12.06.2021, 01:02

steve matthews wrote:LGM moved to Europe somewhere.

She visited Paris a couple of years ago but hasn't managed to get back. She's still in SF.
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby CalElan » Thu 15.07.2021, 05:52

Posting this here as search is better than fb
Holly Smog, 501 Old County Rd suite a, San Carlos, CA 94070, +16505951388
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby tigerdog » Thu 15.07.2021, 15:12

Welcome! I'm at the other end of the state, North Tijuana suburbs :)
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby otbayley » Tue 27.07.2021, 17:26

Hi Julian
Do you have the red M100? I passed one the other day in Pacifica. I have the same and live in Pacifica. Either way, lets meet up and I can share my experiences with it. I've had it since 2005 and have put many fun miles on it.
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby julianclark » Wed 28.07.2021, 03:48

CalElan wrote:Posting this here as search is better than fb
Holly Smog, 501 Old County Rd suite a, San Carlos, CA 94070, +16505951388


Thank you CalElan! Holly Smog were great. The Elan is legal once more.
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby julianclark » Wed 28.07.2021, 03:49

otbayley wrote:Hi Julian
Do you have the red M100? I passed one the other day in Pacifica. I have the same and live in Pacifica. Either way, lets meet up and I can share my experiences with it. I've had it since 2005 and have put many fun miles on it.
- Oliver


Yes! One and the same. It would be great to get your insights and experience. Thank you
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Re: New Owner in Pacifica, California

Postby tigerdog » Thu 29.07.2021, 18:45

Hi! Congrats on passing smog. any chance you could share the gas analysis from the smog test? I'm looking for another Elan with which to compare mine.
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