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    Roan Hatfield
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  1. Hello again Can anyone recommend a decent supplier for some black carpets for my elite I have seen one or two sets on the internet but they all appear to be quite cheap Roan
  2. Hi Fellas We have finally removed the rear drums and shoes I have sorted the new shoes and wheel cylinders from LOTUS BITS the question I need to ask you all is Is it really necessary to remove the rear differential to gain access to the wheel cylinders I am not so sure ,I can now see the back plates and I think if we are going to re use the original cylinders then it wont be too difficult however if we are going to fit new cylinders then that will be a very different matter Roan
  3. Hi Pete Did you manage to send the parts, if so please give me your details so I can pay you for them and very grateful I am too Roan
  4. If you managed to get my address of here I will remove it
  5. They will be ideal for what I am looking for how much do you want for them and thank you very much for coming to my assistance Roan
  6. Hi Pete Thanks for your reply the parts I require are as follows Two long brake shoe retaining springs two short brake shoe retaining springs two small posts two push and turn caps and two small retaining springs Roan
  7. Thanks for your comments Don I need some help please ,I have stripped the rear drums and shoes off and the next job is to remove the differential so we can remove the wheel cylinders , I have purchased the shoes and wheel cylinders from Lotus Bits but they haven't got the springs or fixings in stock and they aren't going to get them in for some weeks any ideas where I can get hold of them
  8. Well here we are again and I am scratching my head thinking about the very poor design and set up of the rear brakes ,a friend and I managed to strip them down and remove the drums and shoes they were both seized but they came off, the drums were very rusty but after treating them with emery cloth they should be alright to put back on I purchased two pairs of shoes and two wheel cylinders from Lotus bits and the major problem we have is the wheel cylinders aren't accessible without dropping the differential out which we will be doing next time ,the handbrake cable looks free enough and is not seized but once again what poor set up if the drums had been conventional we could have had it sorted by now Ro
  9. This afternoon I went into my garage to mess about with my elite ,I have just finished fitting the front refurbished callipers and brake pads I asked someone to check the brake fluid as I pressed the brake pedal etc,. and it wouldn't move it was solid ,After removing the brake master cylinder we discovered it was seized so I had to order a new one from Lotus bits it will be here tomorrow that's another £125.00 out of my pocket, bearing in mind the windscreen is cracked and the roof lining has dropped down the headlights want fixing it's costing me a lot of money but it will be worth it in the end he said tongue in cheek ?
  10. Thanks Tony I will give it a try ,what about fitting some electric motors is that feasible Roan
  11. I went into my garage this afternoon to start my elite up ,I have noticed that the radiator fan doesn't work when you let the engine idle and warm up so that is something else I must sort out could be the heat sensor on the inlet manifold or the heat sensor on the fan? I will have to investigate The main reason I am posting this is the lights don't go up and down but if you let the engine idle for a few minutes and close the offside one by hand it stays shut until you switch the engine off then it pops up again the nearside one doesn't stay down when you manually close it Any thoughts please Roan
  12. Thank you Richard I appreciate your comments very much and thank you for taking the time to post me the information whether I tackle the job myself is another matter it sounds a bit much to me ,I will have to think about it Roan
  13. Thank you for your reply not what I wanted to hear but I feared the worst Roan
  14. Hello once again I have finally got the refurbished carburettors fitted and the engine is running ,a little lumpy but I guess they just want adjusting which is a bit out of my leagueI will have to get someone who knows what he is doing so I don't upset the very fine balance of the dellorto carbs I have also received the front callipers back from the refurbishes and they have made a magnificent job of them. The interior is still in a mess I have sent two of the seats one front and one rear away for repair because the little fury creatures had nibbled the leather I have now fitted the front callipers and pads etc. Lotus bits sent the wrong pads at first but after speaking to Mike he sent the correct ones straight away and was extremely helpful Now comes the major job of the rear brakes they are not working at all and neither is the handbrake, someone has told me that the differential has to come out to do the rear brakes is that right? it sounds crazy to me also the lights will not go down when the engine is running can you give me some idea of how to fix them please That's it for now it is still a long way from being finished the only good thing abut it when I bought it was the body is very straight no scratches or paint blisters I will try and send you some photos of it
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