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Esprit Turbo project car - part3 - the further continuation

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The LED is to show the aircon is on, its got nothing to do with an alarm. :) 

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It's getting there......

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The Turbo Esprit script on the reproduction looks rubbish don’t you think?

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Probably the closest one you will get but comes at a price from South West Lotus. It would need the top and a bit of the bottom trimming off to suit.

My original measures 77mm in height.

 

 

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Maybe able to get them made to the original graphic. Does anyone else want one if this is possible? 

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I am still looking for a knob for the A/C as shown in the above pictures. These knobs were radio/amplifier knobs made by Bulgin, as marked on them, and they evidently had a recess in the base to hide the nut which Lotus ground off so the back side of them is flat instead of having a nut recess. There is no nut in the Lotus setup to hide as its behind the graphic panel.

I hav found similar knobs, also made by Bulgin, and ground off the recess but they are not quite the same design.

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18 hours ago, TAR said:

The LED is to show the aircon is on, its got nothing to do with an alarm. :) 

Yes its connected to the compressor clutch feed.

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On 12/10/2018 at 10:36, markt said:

Got a lead on who can supply a replacement heater panel Andy?

I drew these up years ago when I couldn't find a replacement, got one on my car, but needs doing properly to smarten things up a bit.

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38 minutes ago, Andyww said:

I am still looking for a knob for the A/C as shown in the above pictures. These knobs were radio/amplifier knobs made by Bulgin, as marked on them, and they evidently had a recess in the base to hide the nut which Lotus ground off so the back side of them is flat instead of having a nut recess. There is no nut in the Lotus setup to hide as its behind the graphic panel.

I hav found similar knobs, also made by Bulgin, and ground off the recess but they are not quite the same design.

How on earth did you find that out?

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small knob is obsolete since 2007. Original part number (I think) is A079P6013F.

Good luck with your search.

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I have just been looking through my parts. The fan knob I have is the same. I have the two lower ones. So just one to find. I could cast a new one from resin if I can't find another original. Heres a sharpe picture of the Bond car heater controls. Note the led surround is chrome! IMG_5384.thumb.PNG.6fd2245a3924248727ac4da8825d2ba6.PNG

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SJ has the smaller knobs too, albeit with a slightly different circumference pattern. The cover is identical apart from a white dot. 

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Simple matter to cast them if needed. Hopefully should be able to get some. How many do you need Andy?

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20 hours ago, Lotusfab said:

Simple matter to cast them if needed. Hopefully should be able to get some. How many do you need Andy?

Only one, as I fitted A/C to the car I added the control.

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Well I've just bough this an original panel. I have found a company that makes replicas. Their construction is good but graphics are poor. I need to find someone who can copy this and add the correct wording.IMG_5398.thumb.PNG.134c4a8df34b7c82581c666c58e0b6ce.PNG

I still have my original panel which is in very good condition also!

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I thought the Bond ET had the words 'FAN' and 'SCREEN/DEF.' instead of symbols.

How is the panel you've found any different from what is available elsewhere?

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It's not! I bought it so the graphics could be copied exactly. Then the words added and fan symbols removed and the whole thing put onto a translucent panel! This is a very long process! 

As someone pointed out the Turbo Esprit wording on the remakes is nothing like the original! 

Anyone got any ideas?

Also does anyone want a worded panel?

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Thanks, love the picture!

Better start making some ski racks!

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