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  1. 78 elite 2.0 on ebay

    got my eye on that
  2. I've probably got 90% of my car in my house. In the office, under the stairs, spare bedroom, under the bed, in the loft, in the shed, in the garage and in the other garage. Not to mention the Elite which is parked at a friends house! I even found some careburettor parts in the sideboard drawer which I'd gorgotten about.
  3. Heater air vents

    lol. I feel your pain. I just took delivery of a box of air which relieved me of over £100. It did have a couple of parts in it but my oh my they were expensive for what they were. Lotusbits maybe?
  4. Heater air vents

    Do you mean these?
  5. Thanks Ian @Chillidoggy That looks very similar to the original in shape. It's good to see it in place as it makes it much easier to understand. @Andyww yes, it would be great to find something which can be moulded to look like the originals but from modern materials. I'll have to look into that.
  6. I don't know of an easy way into the boot if the tailgate won't open. You may end up having to remove the rear interior glass. Someone else may have a better solution.
  7. Hi from Cornwall

    Welcome, I've got 2 Lotuses which haven't run for a combined 35 plus years
  8. Thanks @Steve4012 I have an original top damper heatshield and the one mounted to the back of the boot floor (both new). I also have the major remains of the wheelarch one. The ones I am interested in are shown below. Really want to know how they are constructed so I can try and reproduce the finish if not the original material. I don't think I could live with the crinkly metal ones used on the later cars.
  9. The pictures are to get a better idea of what they look like and where they fit. I want to try and copy the original ones.
  10. The Elite and Éclat share the same part number for the chassis. There were a couple of iterations of the part number which only the Elite had. This may be due to the fact that the Éclat came with a 4 speed box at some point. If you have the 5 speed box I'm pretty sure its the same. The S2 Elite and Éclat also shared the same part number for the chassis.
  11. Does anyone have any pictures of the original heat shields as fitted to a Turbo Esprit prior to MY87? I believe they were made from ferrobestos (a type of asbestos) rather than crinkly metal. I'm need most of them for my car and want it to look as original as possible.
  12. Rest in peace Stephen Hawkins

    An amazing mind and such a terrible condition. He will be remembered for millennia for what he has done for human understanding of the world in which we live. RIP Professor Stephen Hawking.
  13. @tom kilner Sent you a PM.
  14. This is likely to be the culprit for the over-adjustment. I bet its not fitted.