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You are correct on the inertia switch. I don't believe you have a rev limiter on the car.

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It's getting there......

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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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Thanks. Have a battery on it way. Will rewire the rear loom using the circuit diagram and test the engine. Have got the clutch pedal on. The pin was out. The clutch fork seems to have a lot of travel and sits just forward of the rear of the bellhousing opening before the release bearing engages - is this correct? Put a borescope down the gap. All looks ok. Have to bleed the clutch line and get it working. Then fill the brakes with fluid.

 

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What battery size fits Fabian? Is yours like mine and needs the small version due to the early battery same as the Essex modelsa d has the battery sitting front to back direction? I had an 075 in mine when I got it but it wasn't fitting correctly - I now have an 063 and it fits perfectly.

Here's the two tray types......mine is the one without the battery and how I would expect yours to look. You've maybe already seen the other thread about this of course?

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It's a Bosch 075. I measured the tray and used the online battery dimensions. If they published the battery size correctly it should fit with some very limited spare room, but you know how these things are - some bright spark may have put the wrong size on! I will have a look for the tread as I havn't seen it. Thanks.

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1 hour ago, TAR said:

You are correct on the inertia switch. I don't believe you have a rev limiter on the car.

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So does it still use the mechanical rev limiter in the dizzy?   I would be very surprised if it was supplied with no limiter at all.  By 84 there is an electrical rev limiter on the same wheel arch - A black box with 3 wires 

Battery 075 is correct fit for an 84 - but they are a little akward to put in and out  

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1 hour ago, Lotusfab said:

Have just looked at the thread - hope the battery fits! 

Depends on the tray - out of the 2 tray pics above which is yours? Steve at SJ Sportscars was adamant there is only one and wasn't prepared to accept he was wrong........shock horror!:o Given all the details I've seen of your car I'd expect it to need the small battery. No matter how I tried to fit an 075 it just wasn't going to fit

51 minutes ago, 910Esprit said:

Battery 075 is correct fit for an 84 - but they are a little akward to put in and out  

075 is correct for an '84 Turbo........but Fabian's is an '82 model and this was the year of the change of tray and will likely need an 063

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The battery come in the next few days so will let you know. It will fit if they have included the edge mouldings in their measurements.

Fingers crossed! ??????

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I had this problem on the S1. The Bosch battery was too big because of the bottom moulding. So I cut it off! Result is my S1 has a much higher capacity than all the others. Quite useful when you are in a garage with a hot engine and can't start it very easily.

Would be much easier if these companies purpose the correct measurements on the website!

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Keys update

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181319482825?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT 

have tested the keys made from the BL key code by the above company for £8. The ignition key works perfectly the tailagate key won't rotate in the barrel so will have to dismantle it. My guess is the lock may have been forced as the key was lost. The key codes came from Lotus Archives build cards. Call Andy Graham Lotus archives if you lost your keys!

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14 hours ago, stephenwhyte said:

Steve at SJ Sportscars was adamant there is only one and wasn't prepared to accept he was wrong........shock horror!:o G

Gold - so true!

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Standard equipment - Electric Aerial switch :thumbsup:

Allows you it turn it off so that you can listen to cassettes without the aerial up.

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Ahhh thanks, just need an aerial then!????

Is it an 80 s Panasonic? Can't wait to put a battery on and see what works!

 

Fixing electrics is my fun bit! 

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Have bleed the clutch and appears to be working! Having trouble with the brakes. Have bled the rears and one side on the front, then run out of time. Pedal still travels to the floor. May have to rebuild master cylinder? Also have to remove tailgate lock. Has anyone done this before?

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Well another 40 minute and an ezibleed and the brakes are online! ??? So now I have clutch and brakes, handbrake needs adjusting but all ready for an engine start test when battery arrives!

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Eureka! No not Archimedes in the bath, much better than Archimedes principle, a fitting Esprit Turbo battery!?????image.jpeghave noted the battery tray need a slight repair so will have to remove and fibreglass. Battery was £52 from Euro Car parts, bargain! 075 S4 and didn't have to do any sawing! 

But what is this bad boy???image.jpeg

It's linked to the Alarm buy one wire. Then other box is definitely an Alarm as there is a transmitter aerial on it. The Alarm is grafted into the loom, maybe factory fitted? Or maybe a very good alarm installer?I look forward to removing it all and reducing weight, Colin would be proud!

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Good to see that battery in. Are you already wired for those connectors. Mine has Ford connectors :( Had to buy a conversion kit from Halfords.

Something audio or alarm would be my guess

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Waiting for some EBay connectors to come. They have bolt on connectors on each terminal. Which ford ones did you use? When I get some spare time will remake the rear loom and get rid of all these bits using the wiring diagram. 

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So yours has got the larger tray then Fabian as can now be seen in your photo. My battery goes in front to back instead of side to side as tray shape is different - you have the upgraded larger one (1982 at some point) which is probably for the reasons you mentioned previously i.e. to take a larger capacity battery.

So c'mon then get her cranked over:thumbup:

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