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No way i am going near it with the drill, it probably would be ok its just not worth the risk.  But i think i may try a decent sized screw drive with mole grips attached and hopefully the lock may give way ?  Then as you say just replace the barrel that is if the fiberglass cap does not break in the process. :(

Have lived with it for long enough but just annoying if your planning a long journey as i have to fill up, then find another garage shortly after to brim the tanks when its all leveled off. :blush:

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My luck has really turned. Just got the speedo drive working! I jacked the car up, put it in gear and ran it whilst I messed around. I discovered even with the nylon and brass drive held in by a 9 mm

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Lotus Heritage keep all of the Turbo key codes on build cards. Have just obtained the fuel cap key codes. it's a W shape and 3 digit number. You need to contact Andy Graham at Lotus heritage, but fear it might be stuck. There's always a way if you persist! 

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Whilst Im patiently waiting to power up and test this Evil machine(no battery) has anyone got a method of testing the wastegate valve and the fuel pressure setter? Would be a shame if I blew it to bits on the drive! Especially after a rebuild! Specifically what pressure meters to use and what readings etc? Thanks. PS any battery recomendations? Like the previous S1 blogs, theres not a lot of pictures or details on anything. Thanks.

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There's a whole thread about battery trays and batteries here - especially the early cars

Can't help you with testing the wastegate - apart from when you are driving, it mustn't go very much past 12 o'clock - and it will spin round very quickly once you get past 2,500 rpm.

 

 

 

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Its not really practical to test the wastgate without removing it to check its not seized.

As Chris mentioned, drive it whilst keeping an eye on the boost gauge. If I recall correctly it should max out at 0.5 bar which is 7PSI. Been a while since I Looked ant my boost gauge but I think half way round is where it should go under full boost.

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It's getting there......

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Thanks for the info. 

Key update. The company above made the petrol cap and door keys. They work perfectly. They could not make the tailgate or ignition keys, which are BL(British leyland) however I found a site on eBay where they will make them for £4.95! 

I can see how corrosion could seize the petrol cap locKs so plan to disassemble and clean the mechanism. The door locks work perfectly. I have had another piece of luck, got the owners manual with the car and all the original bills frm the eighties. Have to say if I had bought this new would have been pretty pissed with all the bills! 

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We'll have found out the bond car had the same interior colour as mine, so a little less work there. What stereo did the car have originally, my car has a Panasonic?

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Bond interior from the actual car!

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There are a lot of discrepancies between the movie and the car that is claimed to be from the film.  The car now has an HC bonnet!  Didnt even exist when the film was made.

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little quiz, what is this stuff? Starter for 10 no conferring??? I'm guessing a state of the art 1980s alarm system?image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

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The black box is like an alien device that has been integrated into the loom, there's lots of connections! Think a rewire is long overdue!

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Yep just the usual alarm from the 80/90's when car theft boomed.

Just removed three systems from my Elan which filled a bucket.

Not sure about last pic?  Looks like some thing from the vacuum system?

Dave :)

Do or do not, there is no try! 

 

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The black thing is a vacuum reservoir. You need that for your heating etc. Looks like is come loose and the pipe connection is split. I think mine was split but was an easy fix.

 

Buddsy

 

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