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  1. Hi gents, I'm starting to turn my attention to doing my interior, and would like to restore to factory spec. According to Andy Graham from Lotus my car originally had "Raven leather with a dark grey contrast band with slate grey nylon carpet and grey head liner". Does anyone have this interior combo? If so I'd love to see some pictures. This is what the interior looks like currently:
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    Options for passing emissions

    Hi Clive, Because my car is imported I'll need a VASS engineering certificate as part of my initial registration, even to go on club plates, which is what I intend to do anyway. No luck unfortunately.
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    Options for passing emissions

    I know right! Caught in the bureaucracy of our 30 year old import laws unfortunately.
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    Options for passing emissions

    Thanks Michael. I've come across Steve before. Will give him a call.
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    Options for passing emissions

    Went for my first engineering inspection today and apparently my 89 Carb Turbo won't pass emissions for registration in Victoria, Australia The engineer, a nice guy who was very knowledgeable, says putting on cats and going for the test probably wouldn't work - and that the test is around $2000 per pop! My options are to drop in a US spec engine (fuel injected + cats), an SE engine, or to find the parts to convert my Carb to FI. Has anyone gone down this path before for emissions or otherwise? Would love some pointers and recommendations. Is it difficult to make a Carb turbo EFI with later parts?
  6. Thanks guys. Tricky situation I've gotten myself into for sure. Ian, I do like your idea of cutting away the GRP, putting in the Rivnut, then glassing over. If I were to do this I'd try just to cut out around the holes with my dremel. Time to research how to do fibreglass.
  7. So I was adjusting my tailgate and the bolts were so rusted that they all snapped on me. I managed to get most of them out by drilling, but got cocked one up real bad by snapping a bolt extractor head in it. My only option was to drill it out completely. I thought I could tap in some new threads, but my drilling was off centre and went past the existing thread walls. Without a way to get inside the tailgate to access the rubber thread mounts is my only option to glue in an M6 rivet nut? Ideas appreciated.
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    '88 gear change servicing kits?

    I just did the rear linkages and translator bearings over the weekend. Couldn't get into reverse. Luckily I'd ordered the kit from PNM on my last order as an upgrade I knew I needed to do down the line. Let me know if I can answer any questions.
  10. Reporting back for those interested, and in case someone else stumbles upon this thread with a similar problem in future. Managed to get the switch out. Everything looked fine. Played around with the wires and reinserted. The old fuse looked fine too, but to be safe I replaced it with a new one. That got it working! Thanks for all the recommendations guys. Glad the solenoids weren't out.
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    Red Clutch Hose Replacement

    About to do this with mine too so watching with interest. Hopefully you can post some progress shots for my benefit Jeff
  12. Thanks Filip. Super helpful. I'm overseas for work but can't wait to sort this out when I return later in the week.
  13. Hmmm, I can't seem to hear mine at all, which again leads me to think that they're not getting power either due to the switch or some other reason.
  14. Cheers Atwell. Will give that a go. Hmm, could be the flaps, though it's strange they both stopped working at exactly the same time. Will try that too. Thanks.
  15. Think that cables been there since I got the car, and the switch did work for the first few days so don't think it is related... I do need to find out what that cable's actually for though. Cheers Derek will check that fuse.