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Father's Day british car picnic......first official outing

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Well at last the eclat is official. Registered in BC , canada , passed road test and good to go. Made our target of the Father's Day car show in Victoria. Other than running a little hot, brakes a little soft, it held up well. Lots of interest from all folks, only eclat there.

Lotus fleet was

2 élan pus 2's

2 esprit , one standard turbo the other heavily modified v8, very well done with a 32 valve Cadillac motor

1 élan

2 Europa'

2 Elise

1 exige

And the eclat.





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Cheers guys. Looks better from a distance. At least now it's running and road legal we have a platform to improve.. I replaced the springs and shocks all round, bushes and lower links. Sadly the front seats had to be replaced so used period gt racing fixed backs. I chickened out doing the rear brakes but found a great local garage. So on to the cooling before we can ventur too far from home!

Not many parts available here so sjs by mail are my parts life line.



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Good to hear it is running Paul. If the fixed seats are a problem for access and you need to look at tippers:


I was chatting with John "the nut" last night about alternative seats. we know XJS seats are pretty much a straight fit as its been done by a few others on eclats and excels.


John is also measuring up seats from an MX5 (or a Miata on your side of the pond) and he seems to think it could be a possible fit. Definately worth some investigation perhaps?


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