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  1. So this is how it is playing out. Removing ALL electrics out of the way first, removing front window to get to the shearbolts for the ignition sorted, not sure how to drill them out. I will ask fellow members for guidence and a towel to cry in I suppose. I should also say it is a complete tear down so I'm not overdoing it just trying to figure out HOW to do it... Right door off today which has me dumbfound about the positioning of the wiring that runs to the door electrics, ALL of the three harnesses going into the door have one or two more broken wires... *?#¤//# british engineering! :guitar:

  2. Hello all and greetings from Sweden. After having two kids and work issues kicking my sparetime in the ass over the last four years I am FINALLY getting to stripping the car. Here are my main concerns:

    Holy moses, how in the hell was this thing put in? I got the right outer bolt off, right inner I might be able to after an icepack on the head for a couple of hours but the left? Forget it!! I think the airbox is in the way and the steering column (which I need to remove the sheering bolts somehow).

    Can I ask that someone give me some tips here. I can reach the back bolts, just, but beyond that I just can't turn the rear bolt. I suppose the breaklight connections untop of the breakpedal have to go as well.

    I swear this car is fighting me bolt for bolt and I have reached a point where I need to start using the forum for mental support! Hahahaha


  3. Oki doki gents. Sorry for taking so long to do this but I figured I would link to my imageshack. There are two kinds of diagrams, the first has the fused radiator and the second has the fan thermal trip radiator. How to tell the difference? Take a look under the car by the fans in the front and if you have original wiring then, the the fused diagram is if you have brown/yellow wiring, if you have black/green and black wiring then use the thermal trip diagram. Here is the link it is public so it should help more people. If there are other diagrams needed I will just add them.

    Link to enlightenment ----> Electric Diagram fused fan

    Elctrical Diagram Thermal trip

  4. Like the topic says, kid number two is now up and running around by himself leaving my finally time to start seriously on my 83 turbo. I am doing like Luc and changing it to a LHD. In lack of better words my old harness has been raped by previous owners and I am sick and tired of face palming. Is there anywhere, anyone that I could find to help me get a new harness or make a new harness for a 1983 turbo? Needless to say this would save me months and probably most of my hair.

    Best regards Rasmus

  5. Awesomeness ROLF! I just had all of my relatives over for a family "outing" and everyone was just looking at my car going "That is NEVER going to drive again!". Having moments like that and looking at a part disassembled car is shattering. Now to refocus and take it a small step at the time. Did you have that made by a firm or is that a over-the-counter tool? I am learning as I go along so my build will take some more years then others (since I am changing the steering from RHD to LHD as well).


  6. I have paused until I get the book, I know it is on PDF file but Amazon was going to ship for me to have beginning of dec looks like march now so it looks like i will have to start off with the pdf file anyway. I am down to the butterfly shaft and the choke. Looks like a special tool to get into the choke. Family is taking up much time and I have burnt some mental fuses doing bumper removal etc...

    Next week I should be removing the first of the two with pictures and hopefully minimal amount of tears.:thumbsup:

  7. After spending a whole evening angle grinding EVERY SINGLE bolt to the tail gate and bumper (minus one the I had to drill out) I am at an end for words. My whole house smells of cancerous fumes I have veins bulging out of my head and I am starting to think that Lotus ONLY built this car for the bolts to go in once. Every single little f******* bolt just turns, nothing is locked in place, who made these "locking nuts", where ever you are SHAME ON YOU! Now I have the lower spoiler in the back stuck to the bumper (which looks to be a write off) and I have to take out the plywood out of the bumper in order to loosen it. AND WHY does the lower spoiler connect with three bolts in UNDER the battery holder? AAArrghhh.. I know tomorrow (read later today) things will be different but FFS I feel this car is fighting me every inch of the way. I have had many, many, many "walk away" moments and to be honest two moments of glory.

    I figured I will post all my "hand broken parts" in here, I have a feeling this might turn into the longest running thread in this forums history.:animier:

    Anyone else feel like giving their project punt feel free the floor is yours!



  8. The quality of the work!!!! I am just looking around for my jaw here in the kitchen. This and Matts thread almost bring tears to my eyes. The best thing is that I will be able to ask soooo many question along the way for my own project. I just can't grasp how the hell you guys could polish up the engine/gearbox to look that, that good... Again this is so inspiring to read and re-read and re-re-read well you get the point. A W E S O M E N E S S ! ! !:unworthy:

  9. Thanks Rolf, so flipping the problem then, how do I just the bearings out? You look to be in the same boat as me and I just can't wrap my head around how to get a grip on the bearings in order to pull them of the shaft...

    Ok book ordered on Amazon. Better do this the right way I suppose!:sorcerer:


    So now to sit on my hands until the damn book gets here... Wait! What is this Fallout 3? HELLO!!!!

  10. Thanks all, the trouble is one of the bearings has one of the protective sidewalls come off and it sounds like old people having unlubricated sex (there is thought you won't get rid of soon). I just know since it is in pieces right now and the new bearing is on it's way from Dellorto here, I need/want to change it. I don't want to start cutting corners hours into starting a life long dream project, I just can't do that. I don't have OCD (yet) but I do feel I will regret NOT doing it and it will get worse with time since there is no protection from outside crud getting into it.



  11. Completely unrelated... Is there any no-no's when taking grime and crap off aluminum? I am using a DREMEL with low speed and a brushed metal disc. It is kicking some serious A** but I feel that the aluminum is turning slightly darker afterward, is it oxidizing? Can aluminum oxidize? If this an OK way to do it I have figured out a way to save, let say 600 yrs off of my rebuild.:animier:


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