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Title: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 04:23:56 AM
Hi everyone, completely new to Lotus ownership. I recently acquired a 1969 S2. It is in need of repainting and reassembly of its new interior (supplied by Banks).
It is running a non original Renault engine. "16TS type motor cross flow head with Gordini manifolds with twin DCOE 40 weber carbs and cam ground to Gordini specs"

Hoping to gain plenty of knowledge from this site and have this beautiful car back on the road soon.

Cheers!
Andreas
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 05:16:54 AM
 :Welcome: , yellow! It sounds like you have a pretty interesting car! Don't be shy about any questions and please keep us up to date with your progress!
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 05:40:55 AM
Thank you , i will do. I have heaps of questions but I've been around other car forums for many years so i will use the search function as much as i can as to not bombard the site with "basic" questions in the general chat area.

First on the agenda is to paint the shell. ATM the interior is stripped bare and the doors, lights, glass are all out. I will add pictures of the paint and prep. Car is going back to original L07 lotus yellow. Hopefully will be done in the next 3 months.
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: Bainford on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 08:47:12 AM
Welcome to the forum, Andreas. That seems a nice little Europa you have there. Though I am a Twin Cam owner, I have long been interested in the cross flow Renaults. Good luck with the painting, and post pictures when you can. We like photos. Cheers  :beerchug:
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: EuropaTC on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 08:53:02 AM
Hi Andreas, and another   :Welcome:

Thank you , i will do. I have heaps of questions but I've been around other car forums for many years so i will use the search function as much as i can as to not bombard the site with "basic" questions in the general chat area.

By all means use the forum search, but don't worry about asking questions at any level or for current thinking if the topic you want is a year or so old.  Ok, it's a personal opinion but I welcome newcomers asking questions regardless of whether they think the question is basic or not. If you don't know the answer, it's a valid question  ;)

Plus asking questions gets you settled into the forum routine and making new friends. So to me, questions are good....   not a sign that someone is being lazy, although I'm aware that's a view taken by some members in other forums occasionally.

So let's see how this car of yours is going once it's off the trailer ! 

Brian
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: Certified Lotus on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 12:59:10 PM
 :Welcome:

Great group on this forum. I'm in the midst of a complete restoration of a TC and everyone is a huge help.
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 06:00:32 PM
Thanks again for the warm welcomes and cheers Brian. i will try to be active in this forum and ask a few more questions + post pics!

Regarding the wheels on my car. Are they known as Twin Cam wheels? I've heard them referred to as Dunlop wheels..? Is that also correct?
The chrome wheel nuts are rusted. Are they quite specific to this wheel design or rather a generic item? If they are specific i was wondering if Banks supplies these or should i get them stripped and re-chromed here in AUS.?
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: jbcollier on Tuesday,August 01, 2017, 06:41:58 PM
They were optional on the TC and made by Dunlop.  I usually find it's cheaper to replace than re-chrome.  Banks and other Europa parts suppliers would have them.  You may be able to find generic wheel bolts but make sure they are dimensionally the same!
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: StephenH on Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 04:51:05 AM
Welcome to the forum Andreas!
Good to have another Europa in VIC.

Hopefully we can catch up in person and get 2x 69 S2s together in one place.

Are you in the Melbourne area?
I'm just short of Belgrave.
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: Keith A on Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 04:19:14 PM
Hi Andreas and welcome! I'm in the final throes of a 69 total rebuild, thought it was a 6 month project and I'm hitting the second year  :)) the last 10% is the longest :BEER3: Interesting motor you've got there, looking forward to some pictures. All the best,  Keith
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Wednesday,August 02, 2017, 07:12:21 PM
jbcollier - thanks i will see if i can clean these ones up. I have the car in storage atm, away from home and i haven't even removed the wheels yet to have a closer look at their condition.

Stephen H - not far from you mate. I am in Warrandyte. Cant wait to drive it through the hills and come to some Lotus meets.

Keith A - thanks a lot. i will try and snap some more pics today when I'm at the car (being stored away from home atm). My goal is approx 3 months to finish prep and paint and hopefully end of Feb 2018 i'll have the whole thing complete. lets hope my 6mth plan doesn't turn into 2yrs as well!
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Thursday,August 03, 2017, 06:43:47 PM
Some pictures of the engine bay - looking sad and dusty. (ignore the fuel line resting on the muffler haha. that will be fixed properly)

New dash facia panel. A little dusty in that pic.
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: BDA on Thursday,August 03, 2017, 07:09:29 PM
Interesting. It looks like you have dual DCOEs but you have vertical air cleaners.


Your dash looks nice and those headers look like they're nice as well!
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Thursday,August 03, 2017, 07:17:38 PM
Yeah the air cleaners turn up 90 degrees. I might try fitting some velocity stacks to it one day just to change it up but these will do for now.

The headers are great. They were made here in Australia around 1978. I will be removing them to get them media blasted and HPC coated. I just hope the rust hasn't set in too far and i can save them.
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: jbcollier on Thursday,August 03, 2017, 08:52:28 PM
The 90° air filter adapters can be very nice velocity stacks as long as they have a smooth bell mouth opening.
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: Keith A on Friday,August 04, 2017, 06:31:12 PM
Nice dash, did you make it yourself?
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Sunday,August 06, 2017, 01:06:42 AM
Nice dash, did you make it yourself?

My brother in law made it. Drew it up in a CAD program, laser cut it, then bonded a woodgrain veneer to it. It is dusty in the picture but it looks great when it's cleaned up. i have some high res pictures but this forum limits the size to 1000kb.

Question regarding sound deadening: Do many people add this to their Europa's to reduce road noise? I have been looking at products such as Dynamat. While the interior is stripped bare i was thinking of doing it but i have some concerns about adding the bulkiness under the carpet and also the additional weight it will add to the car overall.

Plans for this car is to basically use it for weekend drives and maybe the odd hill climb event. (re: deadening question)
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: Lotus 47 on Tuesday,August 08, 2017, 05:44:20 PM
Hi Andreas,

I know this car and I dealt with the previous owner Matt Gault. I have 30 years of S2 ownership experience, so I should be able to help with just about everything. I'm in South Melbourne,

Cheers

Richard Mann
460047
47-GT-3
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Thursday,August 10, 2017, 06:08:22 AM
Hi Andreas,

I know this car and I dealt with the previous owner Matt Gault. I have 30 years of S2 ownership experience, so I should be able to help with just about everything. I'm in South Melbourne,

Cheers

Richard Mann
460047
47-GT-3
Hi Richard, thanks very much for the reply. Matt is my brother in law. I bought the car from him. He will hopefully help me a bit along the way but i'll definitely contact you for some pointers. cheers
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Tuesday,August 29, 2017, 06:43:46 AM
My front indicator lenses (blinkers) are pretty scratched and have stress cracks in them. Where is the best place to source a pair of Lucas replacements? eBay?
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: BDA on Tuesday,August 29, 2017, 07:03:26 AM
I would definitely give eBay a try. I found one in the states just now. You'd be surprised what you find when you google (I actually use DuckDuckGo) the Lotus part number: A036M6372Z
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Tuesday,August 29, 2017, 07:17:02 PM
thanks for the part number. !
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Sunday,October 01, 2017, 06:11:59 AM
Bit of an update and some pictures. I have been cleaning and cataloging all the removed parts. Sorting through what needs replacing and what can be restored. I need to make a new closing plate cover (as this one is quite rusted). Also the battery tray will need blasting and assessing on its condition.
I found some old Polaroid photos of the engine bay (these were stuffed behind the passenger seat). I also found an old Philip Island (race track here in Victoria, Australia) track day pass from January 1973!

Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: yellow16TS on Sunday,October 01, 2017, 06:13:42 AM
How the car sits at the moment.
Title: Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
Post by: dakazman on Thursday,October 05, 2017, 05:06:10 AM
Welcome Andreas.
  The dash is gorgeous. What choice veneer name is that?

Wow lotus 47 reply Great mentor there . I’ve read some of his articles on engines. Good read .

  I pickup my lens up on eBay about 38.00
 
   I have a quick question about the dash panel support (see pic)
Under window . Can you post a picture of that view because
I cut it off years ago to mod a Mazda dash in! Now reinstalling
And wondering if it is stepped down or flush.
Thanks
Dakazman