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Will a Series 1 Eclat boot lock fit a Series 2?

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Does anyone know whether the boot lock from a Series 1 Eclat will fit a Series 2?  I infer not, because the boot lock sold by SJ Sports says "Series 1 only".  Thanks.

 

PS: I will ask SJS also, but no harm in a second opinion 

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It is a totally different lock.

 

The S1 is barrel is drilled into the bootlid itself rather than the body, and is a pretty simple affair with a catch that hooks onto a bit on the body.

 

The S2 is the reverse, with a far better and stronger looking catch built into the body of the car and attaching to a metal bracket on the bootlid that drops into its "jaws".

 

The excel is different again.

 

The lock barrel for the S2 looks a lot like the one on a TR7/Dolomite, but I think someone tried it and it is different - do an archive search as there is definateley info on here. Try a search under "TR7" or perhaps "Dolomite" to find the thread (as TR7 is likely to be mentioned in almost every headlamp motor thread).

 

I'd try Lotusbits for this in truth. I noticed your car had a sticker over the aperture for the lock barrel. You could also consider one of the central locking solenoids from ebay? Could be quite trick?

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Thanks.  That isn't a sticker, it's a small swiveling metal plate.  Behind it there is no lock, only a hole.  You have to put your finger into the hole (ooh errr, Missus) and jiggle the plastic bit in there (ditto) to open the boot.  This would probably defeat the thief in a hurry, but I wouldn't mind being able to lock the boot when using the car for its usual duty of transporting dead hookers from place to place. 


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The boot of the eclat is surprisingly useful for transporting golf clubs/suitcases/dead whoors. It truly is the Lotus for everyman (and woman, even those that are recently deceased).

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As the car was to position Lotus upmarket, Chapman would presumably say yes to the golf clubs and overpriced matching luggage, but insist that the dead whoors be call girls.   In the Elite, you have to saw them up first, which is a faff. 

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Well if it is it doesn't work.  

 

At present I am calling that mystery button the Do Not Press This Button Button.   All cars and other machines should have such a button.  

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if it is wired to the boot? you could potentially rig up a solenoid and glue the hole closed? ebay sells loads of cheap central locking kits - I've considered buying one for mine. They come in both 2 and 4 door kits. If you bought the four door kit, you could add remote central locking and a boot release?

 

You'd obviously also want to install a manual release cable in case the solenoid failed.


or rather than glue it shut- a small screw, which you would remove if the solenoid failed to allow you to turn the escutcheon and access the mechanism?

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Sounds like Extra Cumbersome Linkages And Trouble.  I may just leave it as it is.

 

I was always distrustful of the boot release cable when I had a Jensen Interceptor (huge dead hooker room in those, BTW)


PS: bonus points for saying "escutcheon". 

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At present I am calling that mystery button the Do Not Press This Button Button.   All cars and other machines should have such a button.  

:lol:

 

maybe it is the superpursuit-mode-button? :B)  Black coupe cars with retractable lights sometimes have one of these... :smoke:

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Thats not a TR7 lock (although similar externally) nor a triumph 2000, but the BL swirl suggests its off something similar...

 

Googling shows Stag is different. So is Mini, Spitty, Allegro, Austin 1100...so what the heck is it off ?!?

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The barrel can be replaced and it looks like a standard BL/Wilmot Breeden barrel, but I'm also not sure what the lock assembly itself is off now you've eliminated the usual suspects! Could it be a Jag?

 

ATB Richard

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