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  1. A red eclat S1 appeared in an episode of The return of the Saint circa 1978, driven by Carolyn Seymour.(on tv in the last week.)
  2. Tony AKA Doris the Dog purchased an elite windscreen from lotusbits last year. He had it fitted by autowindscreens and he said it was a good job and fitted well. Angus
  3. Nice one Tony!! Where will your lotus and parts lotus live??
  4. Hi Joe Have just seen this. My Elite is a H&O Garages Ltd car with the original reg plates still. Would be interested in any information you may have. Thanks Angus
  5. Hi Guys, thanks for the input. Probably shouldve mentioned that on level ground the amount was still around 900ml. Managed to get another 50/60 ml in through the filler and refitted the plug. A bit happier now its at around 90% full.
  6. Hi According to my workshop manual the fluid amount should be at 1.14 litres,but with the back of the car jacked up with the rear wheels 6 inches off the ground its only possible to get around 900 ml of ep90 into the dif before the fluid starts running out of the filler plug hole. Any suggestions or do i just need to jack it up higher?? Thanks Angus
  7. Hi Gasket is leaking slightly between the two, is it possible to undo the bolts and run a bead of rtv sealant around the join and stop the leak or is it a gearbox and engine out job??!!(hopefully not for such a small job ) Thanks Angus
  8. That is a shame. How close are you to getting it useable? Persevere if you can though.
  9. H.Bowers (as do others on Ebay)do versions of the rear wiper blade/arm which fits to the main arm. Angus
  10. Well it seems the 'cold steel' ala Cpl Jones has done the trick. Used the cold chisel and moved it round about 1 cm so wont touch it anymore until the LR 608246 diff plugs arrive. Thanks Pete, gave it a bit more welly this time and it moved, before obviously didnt whack it hard enough as didnt want to damage the plug incase it didnt budge and only started leaking instead.
  11. Hi Pete yes maybe give it another go with the cold chisel. Its really too rounded off now for any kind of socket!! Reverse fitted a 1/2 inch socket and used an allen key on a 10mm spanner and a bar, and all I did was put a 30 deg bend in my spanner LOL!! Didnt realise they were tapered that would explain it.
  12. The diff is on the car and fully operational. Correct level/fluid and the filler plug can easily be removed as and when(thanks JW.) Guessing its been cross threaded at some point as its out about 4 threads where as the filler is only out about 2 threads. It has been tried before to get it out and ive had several goes now and its well rounded off.
  13. Hi Peter/Dave Just checking the 608246 and or TYB500120 LR part is the correct part and will fit the 501 diff, fill and drain plugs? Having trouble getting the drain plug out. Only option left is to heat it up or weld a socket onto it. Thanks Angus
  14. Hi Drawfiler yes have checked all your suggestions as replaced o rings and the pump diaphragm(what a pain to get the spring to sit properly) the carbs are balanced and set to 3.5 full turns. After the last set up they were set at just over 4 turns and reading around 4 on the synchronometer. It seems the new electronic ignition had an intermittent fault as couldnt think of anything else. Swapped over 20+ plugs 3 dizzy caps 4 rotor arms and trigger wheels 2 ht lead sets and 2 coils and still got the same problem even with spark via cranking. New dizzy cap didnt help until the new electronic ignition arrived via a phone call to accuspark who were happy to replace it as was only 2 months old. Everything thus far seems to work with all the combinations just about and the position of the rotor arm and trigger wheel seem to be less critical now. the ignition switch and erretic rpm gauge also now seem to be ok again. Just need to retune the carbs as played with them but do work ok anyway.
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