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by Tanz
Fri Nov 26, 2021 17:13
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Purge Pump.. alternatives?
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: Purge Pump.. alternatives?

I am sure Colin Chapman would cringe at the thought of a purge pump, my 85 has no such thing and here in Malaga I have not had any starting hesitation. Anyhow, flush the airbox with an open throttle, no pumping. I don´t like electrics around fuel systems. Dave the cog. Mine broke 24 hours after buy...
by Tanz
Thu Nov 25, 2021 20:30
Forum: General
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: New Member

Spotted this on autotrader, nowt to do with me https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202111179674620?advertising-location=at_cars&price-to=12000&postcode=s91xx&page=1&make=Lotus&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance Bash Ps, Im in doncaster so not far from you. Looks a nice car. Love the bla...
by Tanz
Thu Nov 25, 2021 20:13
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 23
Views: 1731

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

Pauline and I may have found somewhere for us to stay - went and had lunch there today and plan to spend a night there in the very near future. It's called The Manifold Inn. A traditional English coaching inn. 20 mins from Cromford (near Matlock Bath) and 25 mins from Hassop Station café. 12 rooms....
by Tanz
Mon Nov 22, 2021 18:41
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **
Replies: 23
Views: 1731

Re: ** SAVE THE DATE - Lotus in the Peak 2022 - 10th Anniversary **

My first was in 2014 - bring back memories Pete? https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4mkbrdwqt5T_wNF0eWTuejNxZFkH8GP2wllF2PbtqqWBZ2BAW8WD8sib-EizEmpygLNSYabucnu0VqfSEkYnDkwCJyxNIADy4VBT8FnIvfCPhi_ubSSdQJdZxCzJzrXPytHZhRrDNH4YoBRo3VMZH1Fx6byJPU30kXbqstd2TPhD2wKfXayWp9DOU1wJNI9hjQ?width=3008&hei...
by Tanz
Mon Nov 22, 2021 18:15
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Rough cold running

Pulled the manifold off this afternoon. There was a proper gasket in place. Just got to make sure nothing drops into the head when I scrape off the old gasket. Second picture below just about shows the small pool of water near the distributor that was there before removing the manifold. Interesting ...
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 23:08
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 280
Views: 33698

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Can't wait to see it in the flesh at LITP next year 8)
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 22:51
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Radiator fans..
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Radiator fans..

Did it look like this - you need to find how the water is getting in. https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m3dzYxfVr5aF9lUkM9amhBbkTP2RNj7r1Rb6mic5ki6lDYjPqewl_vMPFVjc15PyBbbyprhFjLSCyQUioiOFuhDusgRp46whg_H7h5bbOka5byrV-tpPmrcSrs7QNGQKjpkT6Jom5IekCxRXj6bV2wYjl_BuVnqZDoJCe_q2632VlUYimqgH8IGxH9fr...
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 22:36
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing

Welcome to the forum! There are people on here who are restoring Elite's and can guide you. Got any pictures?
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 19:20
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Rough cold running

Thanks for the info Crowman30 Tried to find a leak today but no joy. Disconnected the brake servo pipe at the manifold and blocked it off to take the servo out of the equation. https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m0EckFWdL2IIlbxNVheK8ZQjE6aeqBQgV22RBYH7MUR7yKPugJXqgsrQkfwSF-ONwoDNPfqjc52XjyifE...
by Tanz
Sun Nov 21, 2021 18:08
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Ideas for display boards please
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Ideas for display boards please

We had 4 display boards at the NEC, intended to be fixed to the centre column on the stand by double sided tape. Good plan, but sticking anything to painted concrete proved a challenge, with each board falling to the floor on several occasions ( hence the now cropped corners in photo below). If any...
by Tanz
Sat Nov 20, 2021 17:56
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Rough cold running

Alan_M wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 00:05
A quick way to test for an air leak is spray some thing like damp start, easy start or brake or carb cleaner around the joints with the engine running. If revs rise you’ve found your leak.
Good idea. I have some brake cleaner so will give it ago.
by Tanz
Sat Nov 20, 2021 17:55
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Rough cold running

Hawaiis0 wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 15:32
How does the crank case breather fit in? Is it still secure and together?
The green filter thing is in good condition. Will recheck the connections again.
by Tanz
Fri Nov 19, 2021 15:43
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Rough cold running

WOW! Thanks for the reply Peter. What you say makes perfect sense. Maybe that's why it passed the MOT a couple of weeks ago - usually fails on emissions :D . A weak mixture has its advantages! I will check the manifold bolts are at the correct torque and not loose. If I put some washing up liquid ar...
by Tanz
Thu Nov 18, 2021 21:58
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Rough cold running
Replies: 22
Views: 841

Re: Rough cold running

OK - I'm back on this now Here is a video of what I am seeing. The first part of the video shows the car with a hot engine, timing set at 10 degrees - running perfectly. Then 24 hours latter try to start the car . As I was shooting the video I noticed that when I turned the engine off there was a hi...
by Tanz
Wed Nov 17, 2021 18:01
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Footwell trim material?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Footwell trim material?

Should be carpet as far as I know. Picture taken when I was fitting new carpet, https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m6i3D9GTF4yOcvLQFefWB5XINWYtMSm3at1qRYSeEC81o0JH76mGum7baX1MJWNulAqjRLOjAwa35YqjEnyPjsqgxpSfeCXKti4OKvKaHHA35S-DGLTbWBCZfSmxYvoty1C8rH07VSeTeNDQVrCwUK9bXGxbnjkNA6yrffx-rhv9god2LL...