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    Wolfgang Schupp
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  1. I still have another one from 1985. It proves that my madness doesn't get worse with age ...
  2. I have another one. Body on a trailer and all other parts ...
  3. You might be as crazy as I'm. UK to Germany. A trip I will always remember.
  4. Dear Lanm, in German Ebay Kleinanzeigen is a Elite Tank for 25 € available. Take the article No 1471771376 to find it.
  5. Now that I can see all stamped numbers on the motor I have a question: Does anyone knows what information behind all these numbers could be ?
  6. Dear david mottram, that is what I wanted to hear. Now job done. It was not difficult.
  7. Now I wan to swap the engine against another one. I see so many pictures where they take out motor and gearbox in one piece. One simple question: Is there any reason against taking the motor out alone and leave the gearbox in ?
  8. The brake cylinders are from Ford Capri and there are indeed 2 different diameters. You should measure the diameter of the old Piston and talk to your dealer what type he had sold to you.
  9. Don't worry , the complete diff with drums on fits easy into its place there is enough space.
  10. There are some other possible Risks: Oil dropping on the exhaust manifold. Neopren sealing on the camshaft cover do a better job then the original. Fuel tank higher than the carbs can flood the intake manifold. (Fuel cut of Valve). And as I'm from Germany, the risk with the walkie talkie in London is not very high for me and my car.
  11. As I have a 1974 Elite I do not now anything About differences between Elite and Erclat. But for the handbrake linkage: do not worry. It is not more tricky than working on the drum without removing the diff. But you have the chance to see clearly whether erverything is mounted right.especial the levers vor the automatic handbrake adjustment. With 1 or better 2 hydraulic jacks the refit of the diff works fine. And fore the re-assembly of the handbrake cables just be in a relaxed condition and remember the only enemy will be the gravitation force. Look at the Picture . It is a fun to work this complete view on the breaks.
  12. Dear Robbie, don't mind there is nothing important hidden on the picture. If you look precise you will see everything you need. For me I take the diff out for working on the breaks. At the end it cost less time. But it is possible to manage with diff inside. The break pistons can be removed easy if you dissconnect the tubes and bleeding screws. Then you need a hook to remove the retaining plates. And it is easy to fit this plate (best new) again. Don't mind about the knurled wheel it will adjust it self while using the Hand brake. As long as you mounted the corresponding lever correct. Don't use new pistons in the old housing ! You will do the work twice.
  13. I started this thread with: It looks like that my Lotus cars are all a bit non standard. Here is the next difference: The aluminium tube does not have the diversion for the thermo switch. See Picture pos 10, 8 and 7. Where else could I find the thermo switch for the fan ? Elite Kuehler.pdf
  14. Does someone has an air box for SU carbs for me ?
  15. Dear Jason, I agree. But the carbs where tuned. Days before the motor does start better an did run better. Nothing changed in between. So at this unhappy day something went wrong but did lead to fire. So I'm looking for reducing the Risk even when something is not at best condition. And does someone know what is special on a spec 3 Motor that id should have this strange timing.
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