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    Tony
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    Elan +2 (JPS). Esprit S2 (complete) but needs restoration!
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  1. I would love to give the +2 a run out, but unfortunately i will be in Plymouth that weekend. Hope the weather stays good for everyone.
  2. Hi Great news that you have a JPS, and that it will be saved. I think that the Elan +2 is beautiful to drive, its such a shame it is not as well regarded as the 2 seater Tony
  3. Hi Yes, it's original colour scheme. One of the approximate 115 JPS built. They were not numbered like the later Esprit's. As the cars were manufactured in odd batch sizes🤔. So working back the chassis numbers mine would be in the mid 80s of this amount
  4. I may run something similar in the S2 when I get to that point! Tony
  5. Hi John. Definitely fuel injection. https://store.jenvey.co.uk/throttle-bodies-and-components/throttle-bodies/heritage-dcoe Starts first time, no fuss. Not the cheapest thing especially with the Emerald ECU. https://www.emeraldm3d.com/ The fuel pump has been relocated to the boot just under the tank, which is now the bigger Zetec size. Tony
  6. I thought it was time to show the Elan Plus Two, after 32 years of on-off restoration. Those who were at the Little Easton Manor breakfast meeting would have seen it. I'm very grateful to everyone at Spydercars, without their help, the car would never have been finished, ( if classic Lotus is ever truly finished). The look of the car is as close as possible the original JPS colours and keeping the classic Lotus twin cam. Some internal changes make the car a bit more modern i,e Fuel injection, Leather interior, MX5 heated seats. uprated radiator, Zetec bigger fuel tank. Tony
  7. My first one too, I hade a great time, amazing to see so many Loti together Tony
  8. I hope to make it, and give the Elan Plus Two its first outing, after the 32 year restoration is now at last finished!!
  9. As I own 601G, I can confirm this. They were a pig to remove!
  10. Hi I thought that I would put my experience forward. I have just removed 2 turbo sills, retrofitted to an S2. Once I drilled out the 50!! rivets per side, I used a series of wide Beech wedges and with a mallet hammered half part way in, then wet them as they expanded put in the dry ones, then drove in the wet wedges. It took several steps to break the black mastic that had been used. It was a days work per side!! They are available if anyone wants them? Good luck
  11. It's great another JPS has been saved, I maybe biased, but still one of the most beautiful Loti ever made. Keeping it on a jewellery/silversmith theme!!
  12. It's great when you find gem among the chaff. I find it very sad to think of the beautiful pieces of art deco and art nouveau I have altered in the name of fashion!!. I'd love to show some of the big things that we have made but the clients are a bit touchy about it!! Dan E asked if my +2 is with GST, I don't know who that is. The car currently at Spydercars. They have now painted it and the gold metal flake roof looks amazing.
  13. Sorry, forgive my ignorance GST.? The sort of thing that you make after 5 years of training. Made by my Apprentice as her finishing piece. All made by hand!!
  14. As a Diamond Mounter working in central London you may this helpful (if are willing to travel to the capital) https://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/
  15. A good spot. But the 240 is not mine. The picture was taken by the previous owner, one of a few old Japanese cars that he had. It's the only decent photo of the S2 I have!
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