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  1. Peter, Brill idea, using the studding, I'll use that next time I do mine. Regards to all, John
  2. Mike, thanks for the info on the silver foil that I have spent hours scrapping off, I thought it was backing for the foam matting that was on the underside of the bonnet, put on by a PO. The foam just fell off, the silver foil put up a good fight, does it need to be replaced and earthed before the sound deadening material goes on. I think I'll have a word with SJ's & LotusBits on Monday. Regards to all, John
  3. Hi to all, Can't go out but can work on the car. The sound deadening foam lining the underside of the bonnet has turned to dust and needs to be replaced, anyone suggest something suitable, Woolies have some but very expensive. SJ has one for the Éclat and Elite, which is a reasonable price, anyone used it. Ebay has loads of different types, but what's best. Any suggestions welcome. Regards to all, John
  4. Hi to all, both my cars are studs on the bottom and nuts & bolts on the top. I guess FG as Lotus had loads if it and very cheap to make. John
  5. Alistair, Remember to slacken off the tensioner, makes the job very easy and you keep the existing timing. I used fairy liquid to lube the inside of the new belt just helps to slide it on to the toothed cogs. Let us know how it goes, Best regards to all John
  6. Hi to all, Interestingly my Elite only has one valve on the Near Side. it is 1/2 off the filer vent pipe. John
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Tony, Thanks, that makes sense. So need to buy some more tubing. John
  11. Hi, The electric mirrors on my S2 Éclat are chrome. John
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Bill, I do if your still looking, I'm down in Surrey John
  18. 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
  19. 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
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    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
  21. Hi to all, The plan now for the Elite is to run some redex through the engine and then put in a couple of gallons of premium petrol and see what it does, CO is currently 5.58 and HC 2500, LAMBDA 1.105, this after using the color tune to set the mixtures The Éclat is running at CO 2.16 and HC 1320, LAMBDA 1.282, as they the same engine and carbs, going to use this as bench mark to aim for. Watch this space, John Neil, I didn't answer your question, it looks like the remains of some blue paper towel I used to put in the inlets when I took off the inlet manifold, it was to stop getting bits of dirt in the cylinders. You can see it in one of the earlier posts. John
  22. Hi to all, spitting and backfiring solved. a photo speaks a thousand words. these bits were found in the colortune which we used this afternoon. Ran the engine with no.2 plug out and had a black confetti shower, I going to stand in the corner and hang my head in shame, still got high HC & CO but car running well. Work in progress as they say. John
  23. George, Let me have an email address and I'll send you a revised corrected drawing for an S2 éclat auto. the fuse layout shown in the manual is incorrect. Post some photo's of the car. John
  24. John, Good idea, one will be ordered today, watch this space. Thanks John
  25. Clive, Its the original Lumenition, I'm happy that its working as it should do. I have spent a fair bit of time on the phone to Steve their technical guy and he sent me the installation/testing and commissioning documentation for the systems when I first got the car, then spent some time later going through it, with me working on the car and him on the other end of the phone, also had a long chat to him Thursday afternoon regarding DWELL angle, the Éclat is 64.5 degrees and the Elite is 60.8 degrees. I did fit an Accuspark to my S1 elite which worked ok, so I will bear it in mind, rain has stopped play at the moment as I can't get the car out of the garage and my wife, Caroline has stopped me playing in the garage. Next plan is to do a voltage check between the two cars, as their both S2's and fitted with the same set up, I would expect them to be more or less identical. CO for the Éclat is 2.16% and HC 1280ppm, which the mot tester has passed in the past. The Elite is CO 7.72% and HC 1810ppm John
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