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  • Birthday 18/01/1962

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    Matthias
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    Lotus Eclat S1
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  1. lotide

    I found something REALLY CLOSE to MARCASITE

    I own a Eclat S1 from 77. The marcasite interior is still ok, but quite faded... so I want to solve this problem in the near future... Is Crypton Suede now available in Europe? Does any coachbuilder work with that material now? Nick Fulcher was not very convinced by that...? Regards Matt
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    A great weekend! (2-3 feb)

    Great Bauke! Are these the cars you bought and I didnt see? Matt
  3. Hi Clive, are these Dunlops V or H indexed? Dunlop 205/60R14H? Dunlop 205/60R14V? According to Lotus they have to be V-Index!
  4. lotide

    Hello from Andorra!

    Great car Jordi! Ive got an S1.... Matthias
  5. Pistachio Lime green: nice color indeed! @John: 150pds sounds ok to me....
  6. What about Gold? I think this color looks great on a Elite/Eclat. Started painting yet? Matt.
  7. Hi, Ive got the Philipps, but no mic with it. Are you interested? Regards Matt
  8. Thanks to all! @Paul: did you the windscreen yourself, or have you been in a workshop? If a workshop, how much was it approx?
  9. I will have a look. Thanks Trevor..
  10. Hi, Sometimes I have a wet interior in my Eclat. Front on the left and back on the left. I presume that the back and front screens is leaking a bit.... Is there anybody with similar experiences? What could it be else apart from the screens? Is it difficult/expensive to replace the screens? DIY job? Thanks Matthias
  11. Hi, the lights of my instrument in the dashboard are ok, but very, very dark. The dimmer is on maximum!! Why is that? What can I do? Thanks for helping... Matthias
  12. Hi there, I hear some noise from the diff at the rear of my car (Eclat S1). But I don't think its the diff itself. I believe it comes from the wrong/old mounting rubbers (diff side arm) and a missing "link channel". In the Eclat/Elite manual I had a look into the Service Bulletin from 3.5.79 Number 1979/10 for the S1 and the number 1982/12 from 8th of July 1982 for the S2. These two Bulletins help to reduce "over-run and driveline vibrations" I found out, that my car (its an S1) is missing that "link channel", the flat washer and doesn't have the new sort of rubber bushes on the car which are were necessary. I think thats the one part of the solution to problem I have.... But now the Service Bulletin for the S2 is introducing the "stepped diff studs" and a couple of bushes for "less noise vibration and harshness being transmitted from the suspension". My questions are: is it possible to fit the "stepped diff stud" and bushes also onto my S1 and where can I get these studs? Did anybody do this upgrade on an S1 yet? I think it must be possible somehow because the diff hasn't been changed at the S2, guess.... Please help! Matthias
  13. Hi there, I hear some noise from the diff at the rear of my car (Eclat S1). But I don't think its the diff itself. I believe it comes from the wrong/old mounting rubbers (diff side arm) and a missing "link channel". In the Eclat/Elite manual I had a look into the Service Bulletin from 3.5.79 Number 1979/10 for the S1 and the number 1982/12 from 8th of July 1982 for the S2. These two Bulletins help to reduce "over-run and driveline vibrations" I found out, that my car (its an S1) is missing that "link channel", the flat washer and doesn't have the new sort of rubber bushes on the car which are were necessary. I think thats the one part of the solution to problem I have.... But now the Service Bulletin for the S2 is introducing the "stepped diff studs" and a couple of bushes for "less noise vibration and harshness being transmitted from the suspension". My questions are: is it possible to fit the "stepped diff stud" and bushes also onto my S1 and where can I get these studs? Did anybody do this upgrade on an S1 yet? I think it must be possible somehow because the diff hasn't been changed at the S2, guess.... Please help! Matthias
  14. Hi Mark, you are right: it has been old, but not very old stock. They were about 1 year old.... but of course not used on a car! But anyway I was happy to get some original tyres for my eclat. The rubber is in very good condition. I could not find these tyres at Longstones homepage? Do you have a link or a contact? Matthias At Longstones I found: 205VR14 Michelin XWXs but 299 each! http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk//page/search?searchMethod=attribute&searchScope=grouping&searchUrl=VintagetyresByType&sortBy=Diameter&category=&attribute=Rim+Size&searchTerm=14%22&x=37&y=14 .....are they any good for Elites and Eclats, except from being expensive? Matt.

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