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    Lez McLair
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    Lotus Esprit S1, Lotus Eclat 520, Lotus Eclat 521
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  1. Yes you would think so. However Ive never had a problem with weather coming through. The top has room for the model number (see photo). whichever number yours is? I have got a number Ive got a "world champion one the same size.
  2. My black trim has never had anything e.g. mesh etc I was told 30 years ago just to remember never to spray the hosepipe into the trim when washing!
  3. To be fair there not that much difference?? The 520 has a four-speed transmission, a Ford bolt pattern, steel wheels, and smaller brakes. The 521has a 114.3 mm bolt pattern, the same disc brakes as the Elite, and GKN alloy wheels. It also has a twin exhaust, a clock and a cigar lighter. You could always take the clock and cigarette lighter out!
  4. A few people had asked me if Im selling my Eclat 521. Im never going to restore it now Ive got my Esprit. Ive just put it on eBay starting at £750.00. Would prefer it to go to someone who is going to restore it rather than break it. They are too precious these days! Only 170 odd still driving on British roads. Complete car but needs a full restoration. Its been stored since 2009. Check it out here:- Moderators, if this is in the wrong section. sorry. perhaps you can move to correct one. Cheers.
  5. Little Princess Trust Little Princess Trust We provide wigs to children with cancer to restore their confidence and identity. Just a quick update. Betsy had her hair cut today and she ended up with over £12000 in sponsorship, which is enough to make 2 wigs for children with cancer. Can I just say a very big thank you to all who sponsored her.
  6. Could do to check the condition of the fuel filter. Also check the small breather pipe near the filler cap. Yeas ago I had a fuel starvation problem. Then one day I tried to fill up with petrol and there was a large "sighhhh" as I took off the filler cap. Because the breather pipe was blocked it caused a vacuum to build up in the tank until eventually the petrol pump couldn't overcome the vacuum. I cleared the breather pipe and it has always run ok since.
  7. Hi Antonio, Yes I can confirm that Giorgio is correct. You can see in the first photo where it is. I can also confirm that you DEFINITELY need a heat shield on the manifold side! (see second photo).
  8. Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU TO YOU ALL who donating to my grandaughter Betsy's just giving page. She has managed to raise £900.00 for getting her hair cut off to make a wigS for children with cancer. She is getting it cut off at the end of this week. However, there is still time to make the figure up to £1000.00 !!!! THANKS AGAIN.
  9. Hi @xslippy. Had a look on eBay and saw this sew on patch from France. eBay item number: 313002821306. £2.85 plus £1.62 postage.
  10. I think I should start a new thread - What made you proud today! I am very proud of my 8 year old granddaughter Betsy. On her own she read an article about children who have cancer and lose their hair and have to get a wig. So she decided she wanted to give her own hair to the charity that supports and makes wigs for children. Her mother wasn't too keen but Betsy insisted. Im very proud of her and feel very happy. If anyone would like to donate, underneath are some details. MODERATORS. If this isnt allowed please just remove it. Many thanks. Story For those of you that know Betsy, you will know how much she loves her long hair. So for her to decide that she wants to donate it to someone who isn’t as lucky as she is, has made us immensely proud! It costs over £550 for The Little Princess Trust to donate a wig free of charge. We would love to be able to send as much money as we can, along with Betsy’s hair, to help provide a little girl with something that she should never have had to lose in the first place. Please donate as much as you can, it would mean the world to Betsy. When a child loses their hair to cancer or another condition, we'll be there with a free, real hair wig to help restore their confidence and identity. We won't stop until the research that we fund ends childhood cancer forever. Promise.Please visit us at to find out how you can help us give young people back what cancer takes away.The Trust relies solely on the efforts of enthusiastic community fundraisers. We receive no formal funding. Please help to raise money for us so that we can help more families. Rachel Ellis Betsys brave hair cut Betsy is having her long hair cut short! for Little Princess Trust because she wants to donate it DonateFacebook Little Princess Trust Little Princess Trust We provide wigs to children with cancer to restore their confidence and identity. Charity Registration No. 1176160 Facebook Share onTwitter Share byEmail Little Princess Trust Little Princess Trust When a child loses their hair to cancer, we'll be there with a free, real hair wig to help. We won't stop until the research that we fund ends childhood cancer forever. Please visit us at to find out how you can help influence the outcomes of childhood cancers. Charity Registration No. 1176160 Find out more about charity fundraising JustGiving on Facebook JustGiving on Twitter JustGiving on LinkedIn JustGiving on Instagram
  11. Thanks guys. My steering mechanism has a cover top and bottom (exactly the same as my Eclat). There is no button. Im going to remove the bottom half again and see if there is a button or the remnants of a button. Yes @Escape I do have a relay for the fans fitted by a PO. So the otter switch should just switch the relay. However I had a cursory look and it looks as if the wiring on the car is different than in the wiring diagram. Ive just been out for another run. Got stuck in traffic but the fans obviously kicked in and out and stayed around the middle of the gauge (which I think is about 90 degrees). So its working ok. Just cant get my head round the position of the key. It seems to work the opposite to @Lotusfab. ! In the position that the ignition is switched off the fans go off. If you switch it again as if to put the lock on, then fans come back on????? Anyway, my mate who is more au fait with electrics than me is going to have a look and see what's what. Ill get back to you when he has had a look.
  12. Many thanks for the info. It explains a few things that seemed not to make sense. It does now though! Don't remember seeing a button. Exactly where is it? Do you have a photo of it in situ? Cheers.
  13. The problem with my car is the keys can fall out with the engine running !! But thanks for the info. Could be part of the problem!
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