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    Michael tierney
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    Lotus Eclat
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    Engine, Brakes, Suspension
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  1. I have the motors mounted with the red know upwards. A well positioned hole on the inner wing allows a 12 point socket and extension bar operate the red knob if required. Never had to yet.
  2. Action Shots of my Eclat over the years
  3. The exhaust cam cover is the problem as its lying on its side. The effect of the inclined engine is that there is always oil lying in the cam cover above the gasket line. On my last engine out works, I drilled out some blanks in the cam housing casting which allows oil to flow back into the head and reduces the amount of oil lying in the exhaust cam housing. Its not a full solution but it does help.
  4. The fuel cut off solenoid is mounted on the chassis rail close to the clutch release arm. It is wired with a single positive supply with the earth provided by its attachment to the chassis. I had a problem on my Eclat where the car would run for about 2 minutes and then die. I would wait a few seconds, hear the SU pump run and it would start again and repeat the process allover again. It tuned out to be a loose earth connection to the chassis. When the car was stationary and engine off, the solenoid was ok. But the vibration from the engine or the vibration from the roadway
  5. From memory, earlier 907 engines had a "rope" type crankshaft seal and the splash guard was fitted to prevent the seal being overwhelmed and leaking. Later upgrades to the engine included replacing this seal with a spring loaded lip seal. So if you have the newer type oil seal, this guard is not required.
  6. Really love the work you are doing here.
  7. Nice off those 2 lads to stop and help fix the broken down Audi.
  8. Overheating fuse but not blowing is the typical symptom of a sustained overload. I wonder are the fans just running for too long a period. Where I am going with this is that the fans might be over worked due to another issue in the cooling circuit. I remember I once had an issue with overheating on my Eclat and after much head scratching I eventually found the the boss that is pressed onto the pump shaft that the pulley wheel is connected to was turning while the pump shaft was not. The tolerance between the impeller and its housing is very small and when the boss moved, the imp
  9. Shocking about the chassis. However a timely reminder for us to check our fire extinguishers and fuel lock valves.
  10. Nice car and welcome. The steering is heavy at low speeds and made worse by the lack of ackerman geometry so the outer wheel will scrub whilst making slow low speed turns. That being said, it should lighten up as your speed increases. Its worth checking the universal joints on the steering column (there are 2) in the engine bay as these are prone to seizing.
  11. Hmmm. High temps at motor way driving or fluctuations may point to water pump issues. There is a critical distance that the impeller needs to be from the back plate of the pump to make the flow rates. From memory, the impeller and shaft are just pressed in place so the shaft can move although you would normally expect to see a weep from the tell tale hole.
  12. Can you not just wire a switch in parallel across the thermostatic radiator switch? That would leave you with just 2 wires to run into the cabin to your manual override switch.
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