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by terry
Fri May 07, 2010 14:12
Forum: General
Topic: oil leakage from .....?
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: oil leakage from .....?

Don't worry about the headlining, it's one of those very unusual jobs on the Lotus, that is in fact less difficult than it looks. Have a look at the posts, be careful about the adhesive, I cannot remember what I used but it's on old posts somewhere, that was a couple of years ago, it's under a cover...
by terry
Thu Apr 29, 2010 13:56
Forum: General
Topic: Accelerator Pumps
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Accelerator Pumps

This is exactly what happened to mine, the arm on the rear carbs, didn't move at all. It's really easy to fix. remove the cable, unscrew the top of the carb, making sure that you do not catch the float in the gasket. remove the pin holding the foat, (it only goes in/out one way). Then remove the big...
by terry
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:05
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Stretching dash leather
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Stretching dash leather

I think, it's just glued in, but cannot quite remember. It can be removed with the windscreen in situ, but it tucks under the back of the dashboard, which isn't the easiest job in the world, but not impossible. Note. If you do take the dashboard out fix a peice of 2X1 wood along the bottom edge and ...
by terry
Tue Apr 20, 2010 08:16
Forum: General
Topic: OTTERSWITCH AGAIN
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: OTTERSWITCH AGAIN

Much simpler, braze 22mm brass nut into radiator, this then takes a std ford/VW sealed sensor.

Route via fuse and relay to battery, that's it, fit and forget.!!


Terry
by terry
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:12
Forum: General
Topic: When to change gear?!!?!
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Re: When to change gear?!!?!

I know that these days, and bearing in mind the cost of rebuilds, it may be different, BUT.......

With all the Lotus cars I've had/driven since I was 18, (42 years ago),

I've always changed at the red line or rev limiter, whichever comes in first!!!!!!!!!


Terry
by terry
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:55
Forum: General
Topic: Cylinder Head Core Plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: Cylinder Head Core Plugs

You are right, skimming is now generally used to correct a warped head that the head gasket can longer get a seal on. it will raise the comp. ratio but these days with big valves and non-safe engines, you have to really careful, how much you take off 'cos the valves will touch something. Just to cla...
by terry
Wed Apr 07, 2010 13:14
Forum: General
Topic: those bloody headlamp pods...
Replies: 15
Views: 1509

Re: those bloody headlamp pods...

New bobbins are only about £3 each, and they fix with a couple of countersunk pop rivets. I may have some left! Replace bolts with stainless allen headed cap screws, so they are easier to get out in future. I've got loads of these if you want, an advantage working for a food Company, everything is s...
by terry
Tue Apr 06, 2010 09:36
Forum: General
Topic: those bloody headlamp pods...
Replies: 15
Views: 1509

Re: those bloody headlamp pods...

Oz, The "hinges" that the pods use are in fact the threads of steel bolts passing through alloy bobbins. The motors lift by rods with nylon push fit connectors which are effectively self lubricating. Try some WD 40 through the bottom access, and see if it improves things, if it does it's headlamp ou...
by terry
Tue Mar 30, 2010 13:48
Forum: General
Topic: Accelerator Pumps
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Accelerator Pumps

There's a good free guide to dellortos, on a website called the Elan Factory, OZ I think.


Terry
by terry
Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:10
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Stretching dash leather
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Stretching dash leather

Yep Gliptone leather conditioner, small amounts over time will soften the leather and make it pliable again. Don't be tempted to dump a load on though, one of my seats suffered a bit when I did this, ans it disrupts the dye, (reciprocity failure!!!). Because my SE had been sitting in a field for thr...
by terry
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:42
Forum: General
Topic: Took Some Pics this morning, thought i would share them...
Replies: 30
Views: 2614

Re: Took Some Pics this morning, thought i would share them...

Hmmm, What does it look like in Red and White Gold leaf colours, or JPS black and Gold.??


Terry
by terry
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: bumper conversion...
Replies: 24
Views: 2542

Re: bumper conversion...

Don't forget Ozzy, that the bumper is not GRP, it's plastic, and flexes a lot more than GRP would.

It will have to be rivetted or bolted,I don't think that GRP will bond very well directly to it.

Terry
by terry
Fri Feb 12, 2010 17:00
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SU Fuel pump conversion kit
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: SU Fuel pump conversion kit

I'll have it, I'll send you a PM, to sort pay and collection.

Terry
by terry
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:11
Forum: General
Topic: What are your aims for 2010??
Replies: 33
Views: 2636

Re: What are your aims for 2010??

An interesting aspect of the Toyota LSD, on the 2.8i Supra, is that in outside appearance it is IDENTICAL to the normal diff. the only difference is a plastic sticker saying "use LSD oil only), this is special stuff (forget name) that I had to buy from a Rolls-Royce dealer 'cos the BMW dealers price...
by terry
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:34
Forum: General
Topic: Stopping a car with a jammed accelerator
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Stopping a car with a jammed accelerator

I agree, should be no problem, "old people" like me were a lot more used to car failures, so just coped with them. I regularly used to seize VW engines, dip clutch, brake, swear, std. procedure. ditto, my first Lotus S3 Seven. Jammed throttle a few times no problems, igntion off, brake. Worst failur...