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    Tim Jones
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    1979 Lotus Eclat 521 & Jaguar XJ 3.0D Portfolio
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    Flintshire, North Wales

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  1. I went there (they are local) but they didn't have anything. Interestingly, the bloke said if he did have any, they would look worse in 12 months time than mine do now (on the grounds that "they don't make them like they used to")
  2. Hmmm - that didn't go as expected. The Lucas switch 33799 isn't behaving as I expected. I'm no electrician, but some things make sense and some things don't make sense, and this is making my head hurt. Effectively, the switch has 3 wires coming into it, the power comes into the central terminal, the top terminal routes power to the 'down' circuit of the motor and and the bottom terminal routes to the 'up' circuit of the motor. The original switch has what I believe to be an internal short - if I press 'down' it goes down, but the instant I release 'down' (intending to stop the window wherever it is), it goes back up again. The 'Up' switch behaves as expected but the central position of the switch (which should be neither up nor down, operates as up) So, I bought a new 33799 but it behaved exactly like the original. Out of the car, I put a multimeter across terminals 6 and 8 and there is a closed circuit even when the switch itself is in the central (off) position. I can't see how this is possible. I returned said 33799 and was sent another one, but this behaves exactly the same. If power is flowing to 'up' when the switch is in the 'off' position, something is awry, is it not? There is nothing wrong with the wiring in the car, because if I put the switch from the passenger side into the driver side, it behaves itself. It also does not behave the same on a multimeter. One explanation is that this whole batch of switches is dud, or there is a peculiar difference between how the Stag uses a switch to how the Eclat uses an almost identical switch (but, surely power flowing to 'up' when the switch is 'off' wouldn't do a Stag any good either?) A different (more visual) explanation is in the attached HELP!!!!!! elec window switch.docx
  3. Phew - having two fitted today. My Eagle NCT's have full tread and look OK but they are 21 years old so I'm operating on the assumption that even mid-range tyres from 2021 will be better than 21 year old tyres, good though they were at the time
  4. Are the NS-2 really that bad? They are about all I can find at the moment 😞
  5. Here's one for you. My 1979 Eclat 521 never had a great throughput from the fan but it's pretty low now, but that's not the purpose of the post. The throughput definitely increases on the overrun, if I'm cruising on a dual carriageway, barely a breath, but almost the second I lift off for an exit, there's a detectable increase in air from the vents.....what's that all about?
  6. Hi all. I need to replace one of the electric window switches in my 1979 Eclat. Have sourced a Lucas 33799 (Triumph Stag) switch which is identical in dimensions but has bullet connectors instead of spades. I'm going to make a short (say 2") set of leads to operate as an adapter. Wondering what gauge wire to use....guessing something like 5a load? or more? Any thoughts greatfully received. Thanks
  7. Evening all. I'm looking to get some chrome wheel nuts for Linford, my 1979 Eclat 521. What size should I be looking for? Cheers
  8. Update: Lotusbits use Valvoline MaxLife
  9. Hi guys, the modern array of coolant / antifreeze confuses the shit out of me. Which should I be getting for my 1979 Eclat 521? Thanks Tim
  10. Thanks to everyone for their kind words. They do encourage me to hang on in there. He's running rich on idle and can foul his plugs in standing traffic, which can get a bit scary. Need to sort that. Also, one of the electric window switches has developed an internal short. Anyone know of someone who can internally refurb the switch? TIA
  11. Hi everyone - there are loads of indoor car covers on sale, some quite a lot, some quite cheap, some well fitting, some not so Anyone got any recommendations for a well fitting indoor cover for an Eclat? (without breaking the bank) Ta Tim Linford.mp4
  12. "Bills totalling nearly £100" Bargain 😂😂😂
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