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    Steve Clack
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    1975 Lotus Elite

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  1. This is the eBay listing, £7.45 for 15metres x 10mm. Thank god for the Lotus Lockdown, otherwise might not have got done.
  2. Perfect round the wheel arches, didn’t even need to heat up. Yes, off fleabay.
  3. Pete, yes just chrome, cost me £10 and took ten minutes to put on. One of the easier parts of the restoration.
  4. Managed to get the car out today and took some pictures.
  5. Black trim needs to be moved further up, the window trim sits underneath...
  6. This is the company I bought from
  7. Because you can buy new trim bits but cannot match EVERYTHING (because they do not make some of it anymore), I did mine in aluminium wrap. Only cost me £25 in all.
  8. All the interior is 100% original, the onlyvthing I have changed is the headlining, which as everyone knows falls apart.
  9. That's what I thought when I bought it, yes, all original. Lotus must have loved seeing this one going out the door....
  10. I know everyone likes some pictures, so here are some.
  11. Great News...After 34years the engine is running, Not run since 1986, thanks for everybody’s input. Had it running and had a leak in the header tank that had a few holes in that I welded, does anyone have one I could buy (don’t want a new one at a stupidly costly price). Also my fan motor is broken anyone know where I can get one from or alternatively has anyone got one I could buy. Just the brakes to bleed and I am looking for a drivers side caliper (thread on the original bleed screw has gone). Should be back on the road in a few weeks if all goes well.
  12. Tony, thanks for your help...I seem to be getting somewhere, set the timing, moved the dizzy, pulled the chock out fully and it spluttered into life for the first time in 34 years. Didn't actually run but closer than I have ever had it. Will do some carburettor adjustments tomorrow and go from there. Not going to set fire to it now after yours and everyone's help.
  13. The cam shaft is a D type spec 1, it should be timed at 115, but have tried that hundred times and does not work.
  14. It is not at all, pretty obvious which marks are used, no coloured dots on pulleys to go by, timing marks 115 and 100, all of which when set will not start the car. Can the inlet camshaft be put on the exhaust camshaft by mistake i.e. Swap them over. I have read and spent days on this and all I can deduce is mine are the only ones without dots and are either put on wrong inlet should be on exhaust or the pulleys are back to front. i have spend nearly 1000 hours on this car and I am stumped about what to do.
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