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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007
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    This years Elan project

    This is my 8th or 9th elan 'Ive owned and usually i fix em up a use away but im preparing this one to be a super clean runner (not a full restoration)


    I replaced:
    Engines pistons, pistons rings crank seals crank bearings and gaskets. Also new points.
    Bogey wheels and bearings along with cog shaft bearings
    Secondary clutch bearings
    It has a new track
    Ski leg bushings
    New pull cord rope
    Body work and paint on tunnel
    Striped what ever could be striped and painted
    Chrome grab bar off an Olympique
    Found an original under hood tool box

    To be replaced.:
    I have all new fuel lines
    Made a new harness and wrapped in wire loom to clean it up.(not installed yet)
    Replace old skis(currently cleaned and painted up) with new skis otw
    New cables(have them just not installed)
    Other paintable items, (clutch covers etc)
    New tie rod ends(have them just not installed)

    What I need:

    I,m looking for a better condition hood, mines fixable but id like a near mint hood(even though i probably gonna end up spraying it
    Headlight assemble
    Handle bar pad
    Handle bar kill switch and light switches
    Tail light lens

    and i'm sure there's more

    I'm planning on once its said and done to do the hood white with the 76?? decals . The blue and green ones. Everything super clean and mechanically sound but still not afraid to get dings and scratches, thats all the fun of it.


    Being stupid i never really had many pics during the build but i have pics as she sits now and what i started with

    The black one




    And a pic of me stopped for a cook up with the elans in the background



    Heres her recent state

    The oly grab bar




    New track



    And finally a few shots of how she sits now







    Thanks for looking and any in put is welcome
    1998 F150 reg cab
    Elan Ski-doo resto mod
    2012 Brute force 650
    98 ranger street truck project

    All my rigs are Loud and proud

    http://bikepics.com/members/mitchell-gosse/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
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    Nice machines! A friend of mine who lives here has a bunch of those from all years. He hails from Labrador, go figure! I'll let him know your looking for some things. He's on here but not much. I think his user name is 300ElanSS or something like that.
    Last edited by coolpool; 11-18-2012 at 12:20 AM.
    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Resto Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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    I had a couple of these when I lived in the North Bay area..ugly, beatup and slow. But they always ran even when the trail was so bumpy I could watch the boggie wheels run away from under the machine. Always got me home!

    Good on you kid..

    A real lesson in love there, they aren't fast and nor are they much to look at but they run forever in any kind of condition and never bltch about it!
    Current toys..
    1986 Honda 350X..trail bomb!
    1985 Honda 250SX..my main mudder
    1985 Honda 250ES..Back in Black Trike
    Current non-trike toys:
    1990 Honda TRX300FW
    1995 Seadoo GTX
    1998 Polaris Indy Lite 340(Nearly new looking)
    1998 Polaris Touring 500
    1998 Club Car (electric)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tilton Newfoundland
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    Thanks for the words guys. And although they ain't fast i love em. I know how reliable they start. Yesteday i fired it up. The motor was siting since last year. I rebuilt it just for chuckles. When i put it in I primed it and didn't even have to pull the cord half way out and she ran beautiful.

    Heres a couple qick pics from the past 3 or 4 years
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    and the oddball john deere

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    1998 F150 reg cab
    Elan Ski-doo resto mod
    2012 Brute force 650
    98 ranger street truck project

    All my rigs are Loud and proud

    http://bikepics.com/members/mitchell-gosse/

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    Cave Rider is offline At The Back Of The Pack Arm chair racerAt the back of the pack
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    Very cool indeed !!! I love starting fires in the winter/snow... Warm up and eat some grub,and hit the trails some more. I cant wait for a big snow so we can nestle in the thick woods and pretend im roughin it !!! Nice pics/sleds. I love the vintage way of doing things..any clown can buy a new sled and play...but you sir are doing it with class !!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tilton Newfoundland
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    So I have a couple exciting updates. I have installed and successfully jetted a larger 36mm carb on the elan. Also I finished a sweet vintage megaphone set up.
    I've had a couple sleds with it. Everyone argues megaphones are crap but with these old one lungers the proper length and diameter megaphone is a decent
    improvement over the super restrictive un-engineered mufflers. Plus it sounds badass and is a nice vintage touch.
    Also I took two of my mangled hoods and began cutting and hacking to make one beautiful one. Ill post some before and after and it'll be pretty impressive.

    Here's a video, although it ain't a rotax or skidoo you'll get the megaphone idea. Enjoy

    1998 F150 reg cab
    Elan Ski-doo resto mod
    2012 Brute force 650
    98 ranger street truck project

    All my rigs are Loud and proud

    http://bikepics.com/members/mitchell-gosse/

  7. #7
    Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by Custom200 View Post
    So I have a couple exciting updates. I have installed and successfully jetted a larger 36mm carb on the elan. Also I finished a sweet vintage megaphone set up.
    I've had a couple sleds with it. Everyone argues megaphones are crap but with these old one lungers the proper length and diameter megaphone is a decent
    improvement over the super restrictive un-engineered mufflers. Plus it sounds badass and is a nice vintage touch.
    Also I took two of my mangled hoods and began cutting and hacking to make one beautiful one. Ill post some before and after and it'll be pretty impressive.

    Here's a video, although it ain't a rotax or skidoo you'll get the megaphone idea. Enjoy


    Current toys..
    1986 Honda 350X..trail bomb!
    1985 Honda 250SX..my main mudder
    1985 Honda 250ES..Back in Black Trike
    Current non-trike toys:
    1990 Honda TRX300FW
    1995 Seadoo GTX
    1998 Polaris Indy Lite 340(Nearly new looking)
    1998 Polaris Touring 500
    1998 Club Car (electric)

  8. #8
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    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tilton Newfoundland
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    Haha she will be. A small update. recovered my seat. came out well
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    And i havent had a chance to finish the megaphone totally but heres a pic of her cleaned up with the stock exhaust bolted up
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    1998 F150 reg cab
    Elan Ski-doo resto mod
    2012 Brute force 650
    98 ranger street truck project

    All my rigs are Loud and proud

    http://bikepics.com/members/mitchell-gosse/

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