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mikeeech last won the day on May 27 2016

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    Mike Channell
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    Galvanised chassis, Poly suspension bushes, getrag gearbox, everything renewed
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  1. mikeeech

    Gearbox replacement

    Gosh that is a lot. A few year ago now I got a getrag box for £1200 which seems like a good deal now! To be fair though voights quoted me £1400 to refurb an S1 5 speed box and these were always marginal with the power. If they are refurbing by taking the best of the bits they have then life would be limited i guess.
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    Drain pipe

    Mine are the same. Around 8mm, clear, mastic fixing it to the body in the gutter.
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    Dreaming of a Monaco White Christmas

    White is the way to go... Or gold!
  4. I had to remove my power steering pump to clear the front of the body which I discovered mid lift. I took the gerabox out with the engine and put it back in with the engine. Get more height by choosing a stone day and getting the car outside.
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    There should also be a supplementary seal glued to the rear hatch at the top.
  6. Personally I would put some vinegar inside the coolant tank to see how bad the rot is. I would definitely buy a new radiator.
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    Dutch yellow Eclat project

    Cool. I've never seen that before.
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    mystery and disappointment

    Its difficult to say with the bolts missing! I suspect one would lead to the other.
  9. There will be other times in your days of lotus ownership where you might think this. It doesn't necessarily mean your right!
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    Vinyl roof

    I thought the first photo was a picture of a chrome strip down the waist line not daylight! Gosh that is in a bad way. Had a previous owner sanded off the join? Can you stand on a step ladder for a photo please!
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    elite to auction

    It's sold yet u til the auction hammer finishes. Check back I. Early December. Does look like a good one at cheap money. My guess is that it goes for closer to £12k
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    Speedo angle drive removal advice

    And my new male to male coupler. Two, since one is wrong!
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    Vinyl roof

    Post a picture once you have done it. Mi e left the factory without one but left the dealer with one. The roof had peeled off by the time I came across it!
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    Gold '78 Elite 503

    It's nice to see you back Bob!
  15. I believe the factory used underseal to protect the body against cracks caused by flying stones so the wheel arch colour would have been Matt black.