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  1. Hi Does anyone know if there is an equivalent driveshaft for this car. I assume they maybe Toyota. Thanks in advance.
  2. Hi Pete. Thank you for info. I have the column stripped and carefully labelled the shims etc. there is a spring on the lower bearing but not the top. I have also made a new top aluminum housing to hold bicycle crank bearings. I guess that I could make a bronze lower bearing as the car won't go that far if I ever finish it!! Regards
  3. Hi, does anyone know what I can use for a replacement bearing please?
  4. Hi John, thank you and I have now sorted it out. Regards.
  5. Hi, can anyone help please? Do you have a photograph of the Steering Rack Hydraulic Pump in situ on the engine please? I cannot get where it should bolt on to, as I have put in engine back without doing it. Thank you in advance if you can help.
  6. Can anyone tell me what part (plate, bracket, etc.) that secures the bottom of the radiator to the body please? The bottom holes are at an angle and do not match the body profile. Also the top twisted straps where do they attach to the body please? Cannot find a hole anywhere. Any pictures most welcomed?
  7. Oh yes. Thank you. Was on the site this afternoon looking as well. Thanks again.
  8. Does anyone know the reference number and/or a supplier of the bearing please?
  9. Thank you for your reply. I have now ordered a condenser. One question the R75 compressor appears to have multi groves and not the single or double vee grooves. How did you get around this please? I think I may order a Sanden SD5H14 compressor and design and make brackets to suit. Regards
  10. Hi, did the rover condenser work please? Geof
  11. Can I asked a massive favour please? Can someone post pictures of the boot area to include the layout of the battery, fuel pump & pipe work and where the negative cable fits to the chassis. Thank you in advance.
  12. Hi Roland I have sorted it out. Thicko here was going the wrong side of the diff. mounting. Regards
  13. Hi Roland Would you mind taking a picture of the rear bleed pipe layout for me please? I cannot quite see the route of the pipe. Thank you in advance. Geof
  14. Hi Roland Thank you for your help. I notice that your drive shafts are painted black. Is this how they left the factory please? Regards Geof
  15. Thank you very much. I think is is correct I do have a hole in the seven o'clock position for the t-piece.
  16. Does anyone have a picture of the brake layout at the rear next to the diff. please? I have a single flexible to the cylinders with one bleed nipple. I want to change it to two flexibles and two bleed nipples. I am not sure where the tee piece goes and the hard pipe layout. Thank you in advance
  17. My Elite S1 1978 was originally silver. A03. Would the bumpers in the same colour or black please? Thank you in advance for any replies.
  18. Hi, sorry if I appear to be hung-up about colours! My chassis is now black for the year (1978). I want to get it the build as close to as it left the factory. Does anyone know what the suspension and brake parts colour/finish was please? I was thinking: Front lower and upper wishbones and anti-roll bar: Black. Rear trailing arms and lower rod: Black. Rear brake drums and backing plate: Black All other parts such as front vertical link, front brake calipers, rear drive shafts and front and rear wheel mounting hubs: Gold coloured nickel plate. Anyone help please? Thanks in advance.
  19. Thank you for this. I have been in touch with Lotus. There are two prices the basic one is £55 and a more comprehensive one at £82.50. Made payment on the phone and I have to send one external picture and one internal. This is hard for me as 100% stripped down. Thanks again. Will post some pics soon.
  20. Thank you. I bought a replacement galvanised chassis for it and I had it shotblasted, zinc rich sprayed and then two pack epoxied in silver!!! Going to buy POR15 black chassis paint now. Thanks for DVLA advise as well £5 sent already.
  21. Another question. Should the chassis be colour black for 1978 please?
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  23. Thank you for all of your replies. I will look for a code when I get home tonight. The car is October 1978.
  24. Hi, new to forum and I have an Elite 503 in silver. Complete restro. required. It is silver but does anyone know what the factory colours were at the time?. I think I would like a darker colour but the trim is a light colour but will need replacing. Cheers
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