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    Rob
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    Eclat 521
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    Wiltshire

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  1. Added MG TF radiators and fans as substitutes, dimensions are very similar, hose locations match. stock 2 fan radiators are fitted to 160 bhp rated TF’s so a close match to 2 litre cars output
  2. If your after an upgraded rad I found that MGTF ones are the same dimensions as stock Lotus rads ( I picked up a used 40mm core aftermarket one plenty for a lotus engine but I’m not sure about your V8
  3. Thanks for the rubber ‘bobbins’ suggestion they work perfectly as buffers when cut down
  4. There are some posts and images from showing a blue track day Eclat with a rear disc conversion. the thread title is Elite 504 Retirement Project Rob
  5. There’s a company selling leather trim for the dash, tunnel, gearstick, handbrake gaiter & doorcards on eBay I bought a handbrake gaiter which was an exact match, but I can’t vouch for any other of the trim items Rob
  6. I’ve got a set of front seat frames from a 78 S1 Eclat surplus to requirements BR R
  7. Unfortunately I don’t have any suitable pictures of my car to share as I bought it as a project, and it’s living under a cover on my drive. I’ve lost count of the number of people passing by who’ve asked what’s under the covers? I normally ask them to guess before revealing. Once uncovered they have been universally complementary about the shape and crispness of the design, particularly the A pillars and roof details. So I’d like to thank Oliver and his colleagues for a design that continues to delight and inspire. Kind Regards Rob
  8. I don’t see how you will be able to access the two pod mounting bolts. i think the best way is to lift the right hand pod and look to see how the motors are fixed. You might be able to undo the Left hand motor mounts from under the car and in the wheel arch and lift the pod complete with the motor. Accessing the pod / motor from the radiator won’t provide access unless the plywood crash panel is missing or your prepared to cut a hole / replace. do you have any pictures?
  9. Hi Jim so your car Is a series 1 and has had a conversion that used MX5 motors? There are lots of conversions using motors other than MX5 units that have been undertaken over the years and the mountings are likely to be unique to your car I’d suggest 1st looking underneath if there’s access to a manual winder or a hole in the panel behind the pod. 2nd removing the right hand light to see how it has been installed. BR Rob
  10. Does anyone have one available? many thanks Rob
  11. Kiley Clinton ltd in Birmingham Uk should be able to help. Website is steering-racks.co.uk there were several other cars sold in the US with the same rack including the magnificent Plymouth Cricket.... but that’s not going to be much use
  12. Love the interior it looks really flamboyant
  13. Not much progress since May as I hit a deer on my bike and broke / dislocated some fingers... So just been working on some easy things, although nothings ever simple.. The header tank heater return inlets are damaged where I assume the jubilee clips have been over tightened. So I’m intending to replace the through pipe and it looks like there are a series of horizontal holes into the tank is this correct? Many thanks Rob
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