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    Lotus Elite 1976
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    Spyder 'Donington Chassis, 4.6V8, Jag diff, coilovers
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  2. Moderators should point out possible safety considerations.
  3. Well you've taken it all the wrong way, I'm trying to be helpful and maybe save a little or major incident here. Some of your questions, even this last one re the alternator lamp, are very basic and are NOT Lotus specific, as was a lot regarding the steering problems you asked about. I haven't read all your posts, nor do I intend to, but I guess there were many more like this. The point I am making is that you do not seem to know too much about car mechanics in general, and I was just pointing out the safety aspect and recomendation that you get your car checked by a competent mechanic before blasting around the public roads in it. So now I don't care if I don't sound respectful towards you, but I would rather upset you than not point out what may be a major accident waiting to happen. It's not a toy you're playing with here.
  4. or you could solder a short tube to the pickup, and even put a bit of an angle on it, so that it sucks the petrol from a point say 1" off the bottom.
  5. And AVO were/are? very good at doing 'specials' , whether it be just extending or changing mounting arrangements of a standard one, to a fully fledged custom build. I've been running AVO for years, although not std Lotus types, and have had them rebuilt by AVO too once or twice. Their knowledge and service I always found to be very good.
  6. Luke, I don't mean to sound disrespectful, but very many of the problems you have asked for a solution on here have been very basic, and not even Lotus-specific. Now that's ok, but when you are also attempting very major mods to the basic build, handling and safety of a car, especially a performance car, would It not be sensible, if not for your own sake but for the sake of others, to have your car checked over by a fully competent mechanic? When I started out, many moons ago, we would chop our motors about without really knowing what we were doing, and more than once have I seen one put into a hedge or somesuch when a 'mod' turned that motor into a veritable deathtrap. And please don't quote the mantra about it passing an MOT, as I've seen what bollocks they can pass. Luke, again not being disrespectful, but consider you may owe it if not to yourself, but for others around. ps. I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned by the forum mods before.
  7. A grand on the gearbag and goodness knows how many more on the engine!, I'd just fit a more modern, more powerful, more economical etc etc engine/box combo. Keeping it all original won't get you any more if you sell unless it's all pristine.
  8. 680 replies to one topic. Gotta be a record for any forum. How does this compare to your experiences on the VW forums Luke?
  9. Take engine/box out?? Just get speedo recalibrated. Did mine myself to match LT77 gearbox and Jag 3.07 diff. Not too difficult to work out how and do it accurately.
  10. Yes, it's only there to prevent engine heat shortening the life of the mount, not to prevent it catching fire! What else happened? BTW, I use a square of exhaust wrap material.
  11. Thanks for the info, I was considering these as well. Sorry to hear about the trouble you had and hope it gets resolved soon.
  12. Did you ever ascertain whether these mirrors will cover the original screw holes in the door ??
  13. I wondered this as well, but as I was recovering the dash it made sense to remove the dash & heater. btw, I agree with pbharcout re removing the wiper motor after 1st undoing the gland nut. You need to pull the wheel box out with the tube attached, and the motor and drive cable out of the way..
  14. Are you sure??, mine aren't and I would recommend using a full nut for locking ,
  15. As I said above, cutting a section of bodywork used to be the bodge a few people have used in the past to do this job, I took the entire heater out when I first had problems years ago, and if you do, take the opportunity to check the heater fans, both how they work and their mounting .. it's another not-so-easy job to do later, one of mine knocks a bit in the housing on a bumpy corner, very annoying.
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