Author: Jim Boone

Jim is the resident photographer and web dude. He enjoys driving, practical shooting, and the occasional shotgun game. He is classified as A in USPSA Open and is working hard to be a real A class shooter.
Posted in Lotus Elan Motorsports Restoration

Body Removal

Removed the body from the chassis. Very interesting. I now know how to remove the body with 50 feet of rope, an engine hoist, 22×4…

Posted in Lotus Elan Motorsports Restoration


Preparing the body to be removed from the frame. The wiring is a nightmare. Why this car a) ran or b) did not burn to…

Posted in Lotus Elan Motorsports Restoration

Body Stand

Built a stand to hold the body. I’ll have some measurementsReal-Soon-NowTM

Posted in Lotus Elan Motorsports Restoration

Engine Out

Just finished taking the engine out. There was oil coming from every possible place on the engine so this was a messy job. Found lots of…

Posted in Lotus Elan Motorsports Restoration


Took a few picture of the car before starting the disassemble. Removed the radiator with electric fan. The wiring for the fan was done with…

Posted in Photography Travel

Capitals of Northern Europe

We took a cruise with R&D. From the cruise site sales brochure The utter magnificance (sic) of this 10-country, 15-day cruise from Dover, England, to…

Posted in Caterham Seven Motorsports

Transmission Upgrade

The transmission, differential and several ancillary parts arrived today. I’ll start the upgrade this weekend

Posted in Caterham Seven Motorsports

So what does it take to convert a 4-speed live axle car to a 5-speed?

Parts List Procedure Pictures How does it drive I decided to go with the SPComponents Ford type 9 gearbox with the semi-helical close ratio gears and a…

Posted in Caterham Seven Motorsports

Engine and Transmission Upgrade

The engine is still at the Jay’s but I’ve ordered a new transmission from SPComponents. I ordered theQuaffe close ratio 5 speed and a 4:11…