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  1. Not from the sounds of it, and it might be too risky as if drilling it an an angle could damage the engine block Unfortunately it snapped inside, so nothing protruding to weld to
  2. My mechanic has informed me that unfortunately the bolt connecting the alternator bracket to the engine block has snapped and part of the bolt is now stuck within the engine block (bolt number 11 on the image). He has proposed instructing a specialist company to drill out the bolt which is inside the engine block, but in order to provide access so they can drill it out they need to have the proper clearance meaning that the engine would have to come out. And I understand that for the engine to come out the rear clamshell needs to be taken off. This is of course quite a big job for a snapped bolt. If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations to help speed up this work would be appreciated! I'll also follow up with some photos that my mechanic has taken of the issue.
  3. Thank you both! I assume it's the same number of washers for top & bottom screws?
  4. Does anyone have any information (maybe a photo of theirs) on how the engine lid should be attached, I'm seeing 2 washes on one side, 3 washers on another side which seems odd so keen to get it back to the way it should have been in the first place.
  5. That's interesting, thanks all! My longtail roof hasnt fallen into the cabin yet but at least I know what the purpose is now.
  6. As an example, this is on a 2003 Elise 135R model, I also found this in the boot of my 2001 Elise (although it's not fitted to the bars at the moment). Seems like a weird, half roof that would only protect either you or the passenger from the sun?
  7. @exeterjeep I saw them on eBay, not sure about the quality though?
  8. Where is everyone getting their new alternators nowadays? I was looking to Euro Car Parts but they don't seem to have any for the K Series. Mechanic is quoting me 220 GBP for either Delco Remy or Lucas alternator. I'm seeing the OEM alternator online for the same price at Elise parts. Not sure which one to go for now, any advise? A different mechanic is suggesting I buy this one from ebay? Assume this will be a lower quality part / subject to an early failure? Is the heat shield a well-worth upgrade? Is the heat that extreme near the alternator that the base heat shield can't protect it?
  9. @GJ77 @Bibs what do these charities do, can't seem to find any information on them.
  10. Very much would like to join the next one! I assume it would be the 19th of September? 3rd Sunday of the month?
  11. That's interesting not really something I considered before. Would you also do this with other cars, haven't heard of this before but I guess it makes sense if you want to keep the seats in the best possible condition. Thanks! Do you know every single lotus specialist 🤣
  12. Thanks! I was thinking about giving Lakeside Engineering a call as they're my local I believe. Does anyone have any experience with them?
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