free hit
counters
The Nut - The Lotus Forums Jump to content

The Nut

Basic Account
  • Content Count

    211
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

27 Excellent

About The Nut

  • Rank
    LOTU
  • Birthday June 16

More Info

  • Name
    John Hazell
  • Car
    1981 Eclat RNG 577 W & 1981 Elite RNG 578 W
  • Modifications
    None
  • Location
    Caterham Surrey

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Hi to all, Interestingly my Elite only has one valve on the Near Side. it is 1/2 off the filer vent pipe. John
  2. Hi to all, getting the two bolts back in is fiddly you need an extra pair of hands to move the spindle around so you can get a bolt in. If the part number is for the wheel box, you can use one from a reliant scimitar, single wiper model. you can also use the wiper motor, its a higher wattage 29W, than the lotus one 16W. there are lots of variations on the motor drive and where it parks, on the left or right of the windscreen. the Elite parks on the right and the Éclat the left. not sure which is correct but they both work, John
  3. hi to all, finally took out the existing tubing as you can see it fell apart as it was touched, however I did find a oneway valve lurking behind one of the filler caps, 6mm id at one end 8mm id at the other and there is no 8mm id tubing in the boot. Interestingly there is only one of them. You can just make out the ball bearing in the valve photo. I have put the new tubes in as per the original install both pipes running all the way around the boot and exiting just behind the number plate. Any suggestions greatly received. john
  4. Hi to all, You can also get an electronic conversion for the original SU pumps, the electronics module replaces the points on the SU unit. I think its by Burlen Ltd if I remember correctly. They make SU carbs. John
  5. Tony, Thanks, that makes sense. So need to buy some more tubing. John
  6. Hi, The electric mirrors on my S2 Éclat are chrome. John
  7. Dave, Unfortunately not, I have loads of them. The Fan Fail Relay is an unusual configuration, dual C/O contacts with a common, common contact. The Fan Fail Module is a Reed Relay device with dual contra wound coils. Thanks to Dan for the two units for me to play with, still go a duff knee so unable to get out a play with the cars, hence time to do this, see below.
  8. Hi to all, Is there a technical reason the fuel filler vent pipes go around the boot on the longest possible route to exit the car behind the rear number plate. Both sides do the same thing route wise, ie around the boot, means the two vent pipes run along side each other as they pass behind the rear wiper motor from left and right fillers. The Éclat has the same pipe run and its only got one filler. Regards to all, John
  9. As a 20+ year old, can't remember exact year, brought a 1100 auto to teach girl friend to drive as gears were one of life's mysteries to her. Brill little car, reliable, cheap to run, many happy memories, including when it collapsed due to the rear cross member under the rear seat no longer being there due to rust, it just sagged in the middle, looked a bit like a banana. Regards to all John
  10. Dan, Name your price, and what beer do you drink, 12 pack ok. got time on my hands at the moment. hence all the questions yesterday. John
  11. Dan, That's brill, many thanks, I'll get out into the garage in a couple of days/week and try it. I've got a torn cartilage at the moment, done last Wednesday while taking out the ignition switch in the lotus position. Again many thanks John
  12. Bill, I do if your still looking, I'm down in Surrey John
  13. Hi to all, I have a new rubber gaiter to put over the gear lever in the car, seals the gap in the transmission tunnel / body where the gear stick pokes up, goes under the cloth/leather trim that fits around the gear lever. The wooden knob on top appears not to unscrew. The gear lever does however turn when you try to unscrew it, there is a joint hidden underneath the existing rubber gaiter, where the stick attaches to the gear actuation rod that actually goes into the gear box, whilst it turns it feels as if it's stuck in a piece of rubber and does not appear to move either up or down. Any / all thoughts greatly received. John
  14. Hi to all, radiator fans have stopped working Otter switch is operating but the relay is not. does any one know the part number for the Radiator Fan Relay and the Fan Fail Module. Also if they are still available. Final question, what are the internal connections of the relay and Fan Fail Module. Trying to work out how it all ticks together. Regards to all, John
  15. The Nut

    Elite S2 Exhaust

    Hi to All, Any one got a exhaust system for a S2 Elite, that is surplus to requirements, happy to pay and collect or pay postage. The rubber rings supporting the rear nearside box, both broke and the box fell and has broken/cracked the nearside link pipe between the central box and rear box. Many thanks, John
×
×
  • Create New...