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by malcolm
Mon Aug 31, 2015 20:20
Forum: General
Topic: Yeah! What An Elite Is Really Worth...............at least.
Replies: 18
Views: 2343

Re: Yeah! What An Elite Is Really Worth...............at lea

Looks like a Delorium and Ferrari


Or a Lotus even.
by malcolm
Wed Jul 29, 2015 08:49
Forum: General
Topic: Breakdown...sort of!
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Breakdown...sort of!

I have to say on my immobilizer I have set it so I can un plug it and using 2 wire links re link the 2 circuits it cuts. This just to allow me to short term delete the immobilizer from my trouble shooting list. Although now I could probably secure it all permanently. It was easy as I installed it in...
by malcolm
Sun Jul 26, 2015 17:40
Forum: General
Topic: Breakdown...sort of!
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Breakdown...sort of!

The only other thing is are there any disturbances to the loom from PO fitting alarms,radios etc. I removed 2 carrier bags full of wiring and useless crap that had been added to the car since manufacture. Stripping 2 wires, folding them together and pinching masking tape over them doesn't really do ...
by malcolm
Sat Jul 25, 2015 18:22
Forum: General
Topic: Breakdown...sort of!
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Breakdown...sort of!

I wouldn't bank on the warning lights flicking off immediately if the immobilizer or ignition circuits shut of. I don't know how they are powered and I am guessing but mine have done some odd things over the years and they have also illuminated for odd reasons showing circuits/ features that don't e...
by malcolm
Sat Jul 25, 2015 17:42
Forum: General
Topic: Breakdown...sort of!
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Breakdown...sort of!

Internals of ignition switch or an imobilizer if fitted? Could you rig up a separate direct from the battery supply to the ignition on the nodiz or dizzy and a separate supply to start it then find if it runs for more than a few seconds and work your way backwards etc.
by malcolm
Wed Apr 29, 2015 17:29
Forum: General
Topic: Elite Fever !
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Elite Fever !

"Barn find"..........................where I come from if it has a garage door and a car in it we call it a garage!!! So its more of a old unloved slightly scabby car left in garage type find.
by malcolm
Sun Apr 26, 2015 13:31
Forum: General
Topic: Crank position sensor mount??
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

Re: Crank position sensor mount??

I have just purchased a sensor mount from Lotusbits and toothed wheel. I decided to fit a new cam belt at the same time, only 2000 miles on it but 3 years since a £4.5k lotus bits rebuild. On removing the pulley I have found my tensioner was also fitted like Tonys in the pic above. http://s1023.phot...
by malcolm
Mon Feb 16, 2015 08:44
Forum: General
Topic: lotus bits 2.5 engines
Replies: 60
Views: 4592

Re: lotus bits 2.5 engines

I think its mainly space and cost. I think someone has done it with the turbo at the front of the engine but its quite complicated.
by malcolm
Thu Jan 29, 2015 23:45
Forum: General
Topic: Thermal ignition valve thread size?
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Thermal ignition valve thread size?

I need to fit a temperature sensor to go with the mapped ignition somewhere before the thermostat and rad pipe system. One easyish place is to replace the tiv between the carbs. Does anyone know what size the thread is so I can order one before removing the vac one.
by malcolm
Sun Jan 25, 2015 15:25
Forum: General
Topic: Crank position sensor mount??
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

Re: Crank position sensor mount??

That's fantastic Tony I am grateful for the pics. I am probably going to get a sensor bracket and pulley wheel from Lotusbits as although its not cheap It will fit and save me mucking about. I have even less space in the front of the engine in my esprit so your pics are invaluable. Thankyou once aga...
by malcolm
Thu Jan 22, 2015 22:13
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Trigger wheel / pick up bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 1021

Trigger wheel / pick up bracket

Does anybody have a pic of the trigger wheel and pickup insitu on a 912 engine if they have mapped ignition or efi. If they could post a few pics I would be grateful.
by malcolm
Wed Jan 14, 2015 15:53
Forum: General
Topic: Carburettor Refurb
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: Carburettor Refurb

Sorry I cant remember the size it was 2 years ago but it was big enough to drop a whole carb into. Not much spare space but enough to cover it.
by malcolm
Mon Jan 12, 2015 21:30
Forum: General
Topic: Carburettor Refurb
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: Carburettor Refurb

Tony I just found one the right size 2nd hand used it and then sold it back on ebay for from memory virtually what I paid for it.
by malcolm
Mon Jan 12, 2015 09:15
Forum: General
Topic: Carburettor Refurb
Replies: 19
Views: 1881

Re: Carburettor Refurb

Get your hands on a ultrasonic cleaner ( buy and then sell it when finished on ebay). The amount of crud that was in my carbs was amazing and when cleaned blow them through with an air line.
by malcolm
Sun Nov 16, 2014 22:06
Forum: General
Topic: Alternative Air Filter/Box
Replies: 43
Views: 4626

Re: Alternative Air Filter/Box

Is the tjs obsolete with mapped ignition. I don't have ac so its not needed for that only raising revs at starting and theres something about it triggering on deceleration from memory???
It would certainly make life easier if its not needed as the kit is made to fit the front end of the carb.