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by theelanman
Sun Jan 31, 2021 14:00
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: The Winterbottom Run

North and Mid probably converge at King's Lynn......coming in on A17, A47.........
Not sure about the South route....probably the a11
Personally I think my route would be Chesterfield to Newark to King's Lynn to Norwich.......roughly speaking....😁👍
by theelanman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 14:43
Forum: General
Topic: Elite Original Handbook 1974
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Elite Original Handbook 1974

David,
You have pm
Thanks
by theelanman
Thu Dec 03, 2020 21:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite door locks
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Elite door locks

I think I've found some.......but the part reference they quote is.......Lucas 345070
Did lucas make locks too?
by theelanman
Wed Dec 02, 2020 16:02
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite door locks
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Elite door locks

Does anyone know a good source for new ones please......
Only need the door locks.....the keys are a bit hit and miss......I think they're too worn.....
So while in pieces ill put some new ones jn
Any help much appreciated
Thanks
Gareth
by theelanman
Sat Nov 28, 2020 21:59
Forum: General
Topic: Oliver Winterbottom Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Oliver Winterbottom Interview

Don't know if this has been posted before.....
But just incase it hasn't

https://www.facebook.com/cardesignarchi ... 411286300/
by theelanman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 15:09
Forum: General
Topic: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Ollie’s Funeral request for cars

I too am tier 3.........
so the decision has been made for me.....
:( :( :(
by theelanman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 15:08
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Elite Luggage
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Lotus Elite Luggage

Guys just a thought how many people would want a set on luggage that fits?..... I know the sizes for the cases but I'm not sure a floppy sided case works..... we could get the bags made in the correct size I spoke to one company who could do them at about £400 for a full set of 4 in vinyl....... the...
by theelanman
Fri Nov 06, 2020 19:21
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: RIP Oliver Winterbottom
Replies: 37
Views: 3202

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: 686

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: 1544

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: 789

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: 5514

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: 5514

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: 5514

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: 5514

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...