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yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« 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

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #1 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!

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« Reply #2 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.

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #3 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:
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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #4 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

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #6 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.?

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #7 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!

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #9 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

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« Reply #10 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!

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #12 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!

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Re: yellow16TS's 1969 S2 from VIC, AUSTRALIA
« Reply #13 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.

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« Reply #14 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.