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  1. Angus553 thanks...the interior is mint except for the carpets which are ok but will be replaced in the near future. No idea who did the upholstery but it is of very high quality, the receipts for the fabrics alone is eye-watering!! Radio/switch swap was by PO. I have since taken the stereo out and have installed an electronic temp gauge/controller in its place, as I never believed the smiths gauge and now have complete control of when the fans kick in and at what temp. I did the headlining myself using vinyl stuck to sheets of high density yoga mat. Has the advantage of giving a perfectly smooth finish and also acts as a heat insulator in the summer sun. The idea is you stick the vinyl to the foam matting then spray adhesive to the matting...thereby allowing you to feed the headlining in position without it flopping everywhere. Steering wheel is MOMO and the shift knob is now a round wooden affair not the aftermarket item in the pics.
  2. theelanman No issues with viewing the gauges....
  3. MOMO 3 spoke fits a treat...with adapter boss. Mike
  4. I didn't mean fit the entire drum pedal!!🙄 The chain and cam it acts upon are able to be separated and with a bit of ingenuity could be utilised. The mechanism is of similar dimensions to the existing nylon roller although I have not measured with calipers. Personally use flexible stainless steel cable in the original clutch cable outer. This allied to regular lubrication of the pivot wheel seems to work just fine. The original cable was far too inflexible and would eat away at the wheel and eventually the wire strands would break. Regards
  5. Just a thought....looking at my drum kit bass drum pedal....it's a ready made answer to the chain drive problem. Parts also available separately on online auction sites...or just buy the pedal for about £25.. Plenty strong enough as I kick the sh!t out of this pedal !!! 😁 regards Mike
  6. Update.....read some similar stuff on the Esprit forum......so makeshift earth from -v battery to chassis with jump lead and hey presto.....normal service is resumed. Job for tomorrow - fit new earth lead from battery too chassis. Mike
  7. My Elite started off as Gunmetal back in 1976. It was 1970s Orange when I bought it back in 2001. Nearest colour match being VW Mars Red 2 - another 1970s - tastic colour. Found all this out and more by writing to DVLA sending them £5 and receiving info about all the previous owners, registrations etc. Fascinating stuff to plot the history and movements of the car. Gunmetal paint code = L27 Mike
  8. Folks... started the old gal's engine couple of weeks ago all fine. Switched off...had cup of tea.... came back.....try to start and found only buzzing from relay beneath dash. Subsequently I have fitted new battery - no change, swapped relays for new ones - no change, fitted new starter solenoid - no change (bench tested starter which seemed fine), checked earths which seem fine. Weird thing is that the horn now doesn't want to work, and only seem to get really feeble side lights no mains. Fuel pump also on go slow...... Have I missed something really obvious before I call in the mobile auto electrician...? I'm baffled. Mike :/
  9. From Lotus technical dept. ? They don't know....go ask someone else.... ? I am afraid that we do not have this information. I would advise you contact one of the many Lotus specialists such as Kelvedon motors. http://www.kelsport.net/ They are a Lotus authorised repairer that deal with our heritage cars. I hope this helps. Best regards Tony Margareto – Technical & Training GROUP LOTUS PLC, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8EZ, EnglandT +44 (0)1953 608418 [email protected]
  10. http://www.canleyclassics.com/suspension-steering-and-brakes/trunnionless-front-suspension-kit These look very interesting..... Mike
  11. Thanks Alan... awaiting response from Lotus technical. Looking to gain this info as the Burroughs type gauges are relatively expensive for what they are whereas the type I purchased are much more affordable and, going by their use on other model forums, appear to be extremely accurate too. Could be useful for those on this forum as the 'tension' question appears on a regular basis. Mike
  12. Email sent to Lotus technical dept...... sit back and wait...
  13. Hi Folks On a whim I purchased one of these.... Looking at the instructions online it would seem I need to know the deflection of the belt in mm and also the dekanewtons (daN) of force applied to said belt to measure the tension. As I don't have this information and cannot find it elseware during a brief browse of the internet I wondered whether any of you engineering types out there could assist. The belt is a trapezoidal (square tooth) variety. I believe correct settings should be around 90-95lb cold. I currently use a Krikit gauge to measure the tension which is a little hit or miss. Regards Mike
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