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  1. Thank you Mike for the picture !
  2. A few observatiosn we will all have made, 521, so basic, RHS head light mounted at an angle (easy fix). No airduct, or belt guard. Year of manufacture of the tyres has mysteriously disappeared on 3 of the 4 tyres. Wheels nuts are not original. Fuel line between carburettors looks suspect (read old). No rear seat belts. Aftermarket fog light switches fitted to centre console, but no fogs on car. Nose badge should be black. Missing world champion constructors badge on rear left and Eclat on rear right. Wheel centres should be grey and bumpers semi gloss black. Real expensive, would love to see the chassis 🙂 Neil
  3. My father owned a LHD 524 (one of 11 elite/eclats built LHD), followed by and LHD SA. the later car being a real improvement. extra fear, cruise and reliability Me, I am happy with my Gold 523 Neil
  4. Bottom of this page is worth a read are the dimensions of,mm%3B and wheelbase 2%2C575mm. How accurate is the information, I have no idea ! Neil
  5. Make sure to check the oil pressure sender unit. The tube melts during a fire !!! Good luck with the clean up, does not look to bad Neil
  6. Thank you for your feedback, glad to hear that resl life road testing with the final car is in the pipework. Neil
  7. While we are all (almost all) looking positively at the Lotus Emira, and marvel at the package and included gadgets, I ask myself when was the car properly road tested. Not a modified Evora chassis on the new platform, but proper debugging of the car and it ergonomics. Pre-Production models were used for long distance travel, cold and warm weather running, cooling, wind noise with window up and down, and many more. I am not talking of Nurburg fast laps, just miles of testing. With the performance of CAD systems, and simulations in CFD and FEA, this may be a thing of the past. If anybody in the automotive businees can shed some info, it would be appreciated. Thanks Neil
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    Lotus Emira

    Ay-my-ra and Ay-vigh-jah 🙂
  9. The details are in service bulletin, can't seem to get my hands on it at the moment. But yes a worthwhile improvement.
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    Morse Code... Emira Elevo
  11. or this Neil
  12. Hi I have the same setup on my Eclat. It is a good set up and makes bleeding more simple (only one nipple) You can even add a Cu/Ni tube to the bleed nipple, and fix it to the diff forward mount arm, this extension will make bleeding easy. Neil
  13. compressor visible in pic 161
  14. A copy of part of my invoice, should have a picture with the original plates somewhere..maybe... Neil
  15. There is a grub screw that holds the switch part in the key cylinder part...does this make sense. Remove the switch and you can start with a screw driver Ideally best to replace the faulty part Neil
  16. Bernard, The whole body has a lip. The top half of the shell is bonded to the bottom half, and this creates the "lip". The door outer shell is a signle sheet of GRP, so a carrier is rivetted to the doos skin, this allows the trim strip to be fitted. In the 80's many car had the "lip" ground away, with sometimes catastophic results, as the top and bottom halfs are not bonded together as strongly. hope this helps Neil ake a look at the top half of an Esprit
  17. Ooops, I stand corrected...time for new specs. However I do not understand using CF for the airbox. It does not save much weight, and is not structural. Still, nice box N.
  18. Hi , I doubt it is carbon fibre, just standard glas fibre, with insulation layer on the outside. Neil
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