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    Simon O'Meara
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  1. There are 2 brackets one off each side of the wheel box (8 ) using the clamp screws that go into the back body of the car. Stops the wheel box moving giving you the issue you have.
  2. Lotus bits have plenty of the stainless steel arms or they did.
  3. Hi Mike, I never put a put a ballast resistor on mine, I used those electronic points the hall effect ones and you don't need one I was told.
  4. Gt40 the body is the other garage
  5. With the Elite all finished I have moved onto a new project, attached a picture but its not a lotus but I did think about putting a Lotus engine in it. Using the same wooden base I used for the Elite build which has been so useful . I am currently after an Eclat to do next later on in the year, which I am looking forward to do so will start a new restoration post when I start.
  6. Hi Steve There 4 bolts, 2 at bottom of the radiator which are removable underneath the car. There 2 at the top on a bracket attached to the light pod fixings. Remove them and the radiator and aircon rad come out together through the engine bay. No need for NASA or Elon. Lol Cheers Simon
  7. Aircon/heater unit one of the early all vacumm type bit of nightmare for rust inside.
  8. Actually looking again yes it is those 2 relays in your previous post. one relay is for the cooling fans and the other is the override so the heated screen can't be on with the aircon and switches on the cooling fans when the air con is on.
  9. no not those further towards the front and lower down.
  10. Hi Al the wiring is correct just check that c1/c2 wires connect to (through)the rear screen. So if your car has aircon the there are 2 relays under the bonnet driver side towards the front on the inner flitch, one on top of each other ( or the remnants) ? Please check and come back to me. cheers Simon
  11. The relay in the boot switches the heated screen, the black and white wire is the feed from the switch on the dash to the relay coil w1 /w2 to earth, then a direct live from the battery across the relay ( c1/c2) to rear screen element with an inline 30amp fuse back to negative on the battery. The wire with fuse is black because its inline on the negative side.
  12. A couple of nice pictures of the car. Had a few issues with paint work so beware of the car cover it seems.
  13. I've just signed up as member so I can upload some pictures of the interior, will post some further picture of the finished dash and boot.
  14. a local playing company but it wasn't cheap, 200 quid
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