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by theelanman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 21:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Blue

L12 Lagoon Blue......
Was the requested colour......and yes Z11 was the colour he told me it was today.....a colour from 1982......
by theelanman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Blue

can anyone help with the shade and names of the blues used on the S1 Elite......and the paint codes if possible please

I think the shop have painted it in the wrong colour
Lotus Blue Z11.......

Bugger
by theelanman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 20:36
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Richard....
that'd be wonderful if you get chance
Thanks in advance
Gareth
by theelanman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 20:10
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Mmmmmm.......
So coilovers......dampers where the sprung height can be modified and preloaded......so maintaining the same spring rate....?????
by theelanman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 20:07
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Sorry......ignore me.......im talking rubbish......longer spring lighter load.......
by theelanman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 18:38
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

So just looking at that....... For example...... As mine is a std car without a/c.....I could almost take the std springs out and swap them for standard a/c rated springs............ I could then get a couple of rear springs made.......for the rear........at 145lb per sq in and 14.25in long........ ...
by theelanman
Sun Jun 28, 2020 15:37
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Pete Boole wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 06:48
Mine measured 142lb/inch at the front and 110lb/inch rear.

Pete
Pete
Did you happen to note the standard lengths?
Cheers
G
by theelanman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 21:45
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Anyone know the standard specification for the front and rear springs.....?
I might just try the slightly shorter spri g option first just to see......
by theelanman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 14:59
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

The coil/spring is on the outside/over the shock/damper.......i have always assumed the spring was captive on the shock......with an integral mount at the top and bottom of the shock........
The Elite version is virtually the same but I think the top of the spring sits on the chassis.......?????
by theelanman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:35
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

The coil/spring is on the outside/over the shock/damper
by theelanman
Sat Jun 27, 2020 00:06
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Red panther
Air ride
I did look at this a few years ago when it was up for sale.......
Too low for me....but uber cool for the retro low rides
Think the handling wouldn't cope with a track day.....but it might.......
I'm only after a small drop......lol
by theelanman
Fri Jun 26, 2020 23:17
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Re: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

Just thinking out loud really The other option would be bigger wheels and tyres with stiffer spring I suppose........but that'll knacker up the speedo....and handling...... I've not got a clue which way to go I'm just going to run it with standard at the moment and see what i think......it was all p...
by theelanman
Fri Jun 26, 2020 21:23
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite
Replies: 35
Views: 4207

Springs and dampers - 1978 S1 Elite

can't find a section for suspension.....so thought I'd try here just thinking out loud I've completely rebuilt the suspension of the car but used the springs and damper that were on the car......all looked good...so thought why not........they all work well but I wondered about adjustable seat coil ...
by theelanman
Sun Jun 14, 2020 13:51
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1978 Lotus Elite Spare Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: 1978 Lotus Elite Spare Parts

Bill
Email sent
Thanks
Gareth
by theelanman
Fri Jun 12, 2020 23:43
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ebay Eclát
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Ebay Eclát

Sell the plate.......
That should cover quite a bit