M100 Cowl Shake or ?
Bought an Elan M100 from a friend about 6 months ago. I'm the second owner. I'm enjoying the car, except for it's reaction to rough roads and bumps.
When I am on a rough road or even drive over the expansion joint of a bridge, I get considerable front end shake. It is pretty disconcerting. I've had the car on a lift and visually inspected the bushings, and they don't look like they're squishing out or in need of replacement - but I'm not sure they're not the problem.
Is this is a common problem with the M100? Is it cowl shake? I have owned a lot of cars, but few of them have been open cars. Worst open car for cowl shake I've owned was a Camaro convertible. The Elan seems to react in a similar way to the Camaro, but maybe a bit more severe - it's been a while going on 20 years since I owned that GM product, so my memory might be fuzzy.
What do I need to do to lessen this reaction to pavement irregularities?
Thanks for whatever suggestions you can provide.