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by theelanman
Fri Nov 06, 2020 19:21
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: RIP Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 36
Views: 1081

RIP Oliver Winterbottom

Saddened today to hear of the passing of Oliver Winterbottom........a truly lovely fella.....
RIP
by theelanman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Spotted this up for Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Spotted this up for Auction

1979 Elite 503 LHD https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/events/2020-auctions/cca-september-live-online-auction-2020/cca-september-live-online-auction-2020/classic-car-sale-19th-september-2020-from-11am/1979-lotus-elite-type-75-503-lhd looks rather nice.......shame about the steering wheel :lol: :lol...
by theelanman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 09:06
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Door beam compatibility
Replies: 12
Views: 1176

Re: Door beam compatibility

could you not make an end plate with slotted holes?
if the slot were to cover the same hole but for the 2 locations.........and B1 being constant
then the rigidity of the fixings should still work due to the opposing angles of the slotted holes.....

just a thought
by theelanman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 20:00
Forum: General
Topic: Mathewsons.
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Mathewsons.

Whats with the wingmirrors?
by theelanman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 22:19
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4499

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Brilliant stuff Tony thanks
I'll pass on the info and see what they say
Thanks
Gareth
by theelanman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 14:45
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4499

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

OK Springcoil in Sheffield can make these no problem..... they just want a front spring and a rear spring to work with.......not to do anything with other than get the original spec they can make the uprated spring at £50 a corner........ ......just need to get my car back to get the springs off.......
by theelanman
Sun Jul 19, 2020 18:53
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4499

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Pete Lol.....and yes as I said I know I can't just chop the spring......and didn't want to ......the guy on Facebook was the one who said he'd removed one coil......now whether he had them remade or just chopped i don't know..... Either way...I did t want to chop the springs......but did fancy reduc...
by theelanman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 16:28
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4499

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Peter unfortunately I haven't I was thinking that I could get a full set of old ones from Lotus Bits to chop up........ I did send Springcoil pics of the ones on the S&J website theyre all 13 spaces...14 coils......what I dont know is wire diameter and overall diameter......so we can work out the pi...
by theelanman
Fri Jul 17, 2020 19:01
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4499

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

OK so......Next week I'm gonna get intouch with the suggested Springcoil in Sheffield
And I'm gonna go with LotusEClans suggestion......
0.7 off the length and 5% increase.......
Or at least ask em and see what they say
Anyone know the wire size and the overall coil diameter?
Thanks
G
by theelanman
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16
Forum: For Sale
Topic: too cheap Elite
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: too cheap Elite

Trying to get info and pics from the owner is like pulling teeth........ The car is up near Carlise and a long way to travel......I've asked several questions and got little more than a one word answer...... Doesn't inspire me to take an 8 hr round trip to have a look........ I'm not saying anything...
by theelanman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:59
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite Steering Wheel Options
Replies: 29
Views: 1693

Re: Elite Steering Wheel Options

anyone able to add the dimensions to these sketches? https://s3.amazonaws.com/tlf/tlf/forums/aws_uploads/monthly_2020_07/1184189486_SteeringWheelSetoutDish.jpg.64a40064822e7848bed3040876ac1bd6.jpg https://s3.amazonaws.com/tlf/tlf/forums/aws_uploads/monthly_2020_07/395413936_SteeringWheelSetoutHoles....
by theelanman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite Steering Wheel Options
Replies: 29
Views: 1693

Re: Elite Steering Wheel Options

Anyone got the steering wheel dimension for the horizontal cross member........and the offset for the steering boss/column.....

I think there are 2 fixing holes to each end too.......dims to those would be good.....

thanks 

G
by theelanman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 13:08
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite Steering Wheel Options
Replies: 29
Views: 1693

Re: Elite Steering Wheel Options

Keeping everything as it was......
Same dash and steering wheel diameter ......

:D
by theelanman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite Steering Wheel Options
Replies: 29
Views: 1693

Re: Elite Steering Wheel Options

I have looked and looked for another option for Elite Steering wheels Basically there seem to be non......personally I think the available replacements look too modern I love the original 2 spoke (Im only doing this as mine is knackered and now doesn't fit with my bright shiny new interior) to this ...