free hit
counters
Early stevens alloy indicator stalks - Interior/Exterior/Lights/Glass/Alarms/ICE/HVAC - The Lotus Forums Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
davegtst

Early stevens alloy indicator stalks

Recommended Posts

I'm going to see an engineering firm today who may be able to make up some polished alloy indicator stalks as there isn't any avalible for the early stevens models. Would anyone be interested in buying a set, i don't know the cost yet but obviously the more people that buy them the cheaper they will be. Just wanted to know rough numbers so i can tell the engineering firm. They will look a bit like this (hope you don't mind me using the photo Superdave) but will probably be straight.

Picture20045.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

Hi Dave,

Don't mind using the picture at all mate. Iam here to help the Esprit community.

I'll pm you with some interested info where to get it made in small quantities

Regards,

Dave Walters

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

id be interested


Amateurs built the Ark

Professionals built the Titanic

"I haven't ridden in cars pulled by cows before" "Bullocks, Mr.Belcher" "No, I haven't, honestly"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Please,

Push thingy horn as Mr MacKenzie said...

Thanks,

Rog


2009 World Singstar Champion

No I don't like the Europa, Evora or Exos.

"Like a cockmonkey with 3 cocks."

SLEG_Rog.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know what you mean about the push buttons but i don't think it would be possible withouut ruining the look. You could rewire the wiper switch so the washers squirt when you pull the stalk towards you but the horn may have to have a separate switch fitted somewhere else. Under the binnicle prehaps. What do you thibnk to that idea as there would be no point getting them made without push buttons if no one wants them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd be interested, but I'd be even more interested in replacing the whole switch gear. The switch action just feels so cheap and creaky that I'd prefer to fit more modern switches. Has anyone done this (without replacing the entire column)? If it's possible to simply swap the switches, perhaps it would be better to offer them with alloy stalks already fitted.


More speed, less haste

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't had a chance to speak to the engineering firm yet, i'll tey during the week. Hopefully i can get a protype made up and post some pictures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Slegs

Absolutely!!! Please sign me up for a set. I'd love to add them instead of the plastic ones we all have to deal with!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what car are the stalks orginally from?


Amateurs built the Ark

Professionals built the Titanic

"I haven't ridden in cars pulled by cows before" "Bullocks, Mr.Belcher" "No, I haven't, honestly"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They look like Austin mini ones to me.

4020-20complete20blue20Hashimoto20-.jpg

I'm going to try and take mine off in the next few days and see if i can work out a way of doing it neatly.

Edited by davegtst

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been to see the engineering company today and they are going to get a set made up as a prototype for me. They won't have switches on the end as this would be far too difficult and costly but it can be easily sorted. They will also be straight as opposed to the original bent ones which i think are slightly odd. Watch this space, should have a set made up in about a week. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I ve seen ones like mine on Landrovers, later models.

Are the early Stevens the same as late S3's?

Daz


The need for speed can be found with a Lotus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good news and bad. Bad news is they aren't going to make a free prototype for me so im going to have to shell out a fair bit of cash to even see what they will look like and they want to sell them to me in batches of 10 sets (left and right stalks). Good news is if all is ok with the prototype they should only cost

Edited by davegtst

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is this with or without horn pushy thing on one stalk?

rog


2009 World Singstar Champion

No I don't like the Europa, Evora or Exos.

"Like a cockmonkey with 3 cocks."

SLEG_Rog.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Without unfortunatly. To make them with horn pushy things would be very difficult and very costly. A simple push button switch under the binicle should work fine and the washer pushy thing could easily be rewired. If and when i get the prototype made i'll do a fitting guide, it will involve cutting your old stalks though so they wouldn't be reuseable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i agree dave they are not pretty,

but i would be useless at reconfiguring the wash/wipe and horn...

didn't superdave have stalks for the early stevens?


2009 World Singstar Champion

No I don't like the Europa, Evora or Exos.

"Like a cockmonkey with 3 cocks."

SLEG_Rog.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No Superdave's ones are for the late type with the vauxhall stalks, if i had those ones i would have got some already.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...