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  1. Take a look on the Maserati Barchetta chassis: http://www.maserati-alfieri.co.uk/alfieri03.htm
  2. Carnival red is RED Calypso is orange/red like Gold Leaf cars
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    Turbo wanted

    I have one from a UK 1985 Esprit. I upgraded to the later water cooled version with integrated wastegate. It was running when taking off.
  4. The Elise is quite easy and cheap to maintain. If the engine didn't have a HGF, it probably won't have one later. Gearboxes are rock solid. Suspension bushes squeek, when worn. You can change them over a weekend. Look out for rust in the very few steel items and signs of repairs. Wheel bearing is a wear part. Brakes last very long due the low weight. The suspension GEO is very important on a car like the Elise. Make sure it's correct. Look at tire wear. Well maintained, the Elise will last forever.
  5. I bought a pair of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Salter-250kg-Max-Analyser-Electronic-Digital-Bathroom-Scales-Silver-9179-SV3R/262924853590?epid=1853557100&hash=item3d378ae156:g:NNIAAOSwuxFY3ozI
  6. I am not saying, that buying a stove makes you a good cook. However, I bought two identical scales (max. 250 kg) on eBay and used that for corner-weighing. You have to "calibrate" the scales. Eg. stand on the scales and register the readings. Any deviations have to be compensated for on the later readings. 1. Corner-weighing must be done with anti-rool-bar deattached. 2. Car on scales have to be horizontal. 3. Scales must be "calibrated" What you can affect is the cross-diagonal weight balance - nothing else. It's like a table with 4 legs. If one leg is too long, the table will be diagonal unstable - no matter what you put on the table. I use the attached excel spreadsheet for registration and calculation. Corner weighing.xlsx
  7. I have recently changed the rear calipers on my 2009 Lancia Delta = AR Giulia. The calipers look identical to the VW-ones mentioned here. I guess they are very widely used in modern cars. I would also guess, they come in different piston sizes. Seek and ye shall find.
  8. Here is one for sale also - including a Lotus Esprit Commemorative Edition LHD: https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=273466453&cn=DE&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=15900&makeModelVariant1.modelId=7&maxFirstRegistrationDate=1985&pageNumber=1&scopeId=C&sfmr=false&sortOption.sortBy=creationTime&sortOption.sortOrder=DESCENDING&searchId=12d60d93-8a23-9eb9-9734-2e51a7f9e82e
  9. Tx a lot. This means, that the mechanical connection is disconnected, when the lid is open? This is a "funny" design. Since they changed it on to the S2-design, I conclude the original S1-design was even more "funny". I actually think the 924-design will work even better, as the gear motor can be placed close to the hinges-line in the side C-post.
  10. I looked into the 928 solution. This has a prallel arm system intended for a large window. However the 924 solulution seems to fit. It is a remote gearmotor system powered by wire. Like this: https://www.ebay.de/itm/PORSCHE-924-Heckwischermotor-Wischermotor-hinten-0390216694-Motor-Scheibenwische/401665337881?hash=item5d851eaa19:g:C1MAAOSwwqVcG-B-:rk:9:pf:0 Can anyone take a picture of the S2 (upper window) installation?
  11. Would this item be similar to the original installation? https://www.ebay.de/itm/TRICO-Rear-Wiper-Set-EW72A-Renault-12-Estate-1972-BRAND-NEW/183663408583?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  12. Will it be possible to add a warning light to the mechanical/hydraulic gauge? It could save you a lot of money discovering a major oil leak in time (been there, done it).
  13. I know this is an old post, baut anyway.. My gearstick has come apart, and all the parts are as described above. How do you re-install it again? I am thinking about manufacturing an open sleeve to be placed underneath the gearstick - and then press from above.
  14. 1. Check oil pressure. Lower might indicate damage. 2. Check compression and do a video inspection in the cylinders 3. Send (old remaining?) oil to analysis 4. Cross your fingers
  15. On my '75 Elite there has way back been an engine change. The number is EM7 76 104 3134. I can't find any specifications on this number - does anyone have a clue?
  16. I have no rear wiper. Only remainings are a plugged hole in the upper rear glass, the contacts and the wiring. I noticed on other versions, it is installed underneath the window. Is there a replacement part for the wiper available - maybe Smart For2? Does anyone have a picture showing the installation and assembly? Should I just leave it as is?
  17. Solved. The previous owner had installed a buzzer to remember to turn off the lights. Silly me.
  18. OK - I got the bee out, but the buzzing problem remains - any suggestions?
  19. Lotus Elite 1975 LHD When I switch on the position lights, there is a buzzing sound comming from the rear of the instrument binnacle. It disappears again, when switching on the headlights. What is causing this?
  20. What is the specification for these calipers? Please add them to the Excel spreadsheed for interchangable/alternate source parts list.
  21. Aarrrgh.. Some friends/visitors drove over my air box cover, which I was cleaning prior to installation. Does someone have an extra - preferable with hose - for little money. Must be shipped to Denmark. Money transfer via Paypal. Lotus Elite 1975. http://www.rdent.com/manuals/elite_and_eclat/engine/el.htm A907E0656ZH Forgot to mention: Email "smedien"a"os"dot"dk"
  22. When installing a S2 spoiler - how are the scew fixings accessed? Do I have to remove the headlights?
  23. Tx for the info. I found it in "the far East" - that is upper left. The gear knob has not been changed apparently. - search, and you shall find -
  24. Hi. Tx for the picture. I have the left one. I tried to force it to down right - but no luck. The car has been standing still for 8 years. It is an '75 Elite converted to Getrag.
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