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by MSM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 40
Views: 1096
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Re: Am I overheating?

The header tank shouldn't be an empty container and I believe that is your issue. Good luck, Chris The header tank for the 3.8 has 2 connections and that for the 4.2 has 3 connections. If your header tank is empty as you say, the coolant flow through the radiator will be short circuited and not giv...
by MSM
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pitted tappets
Replies: 27
Views: 784
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Re: Pitted tappets

I thought that I'd share some pictures of the worst offender It certainly looks as though it has been attacked with some sort of grinder. It measured 74 thou in the middle, 77 thou at the thick edge and 63 thou at the thin edge! That is absolutely appalling. No wonder you were having trouble gettin...
by MSM
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Am I overheating?
Replies: 40
Views: 1096
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Re: Am I overheating?

Classic fan rotation symptom. Aftermarket fan motor is possibly permanent magnet not series-wound, so try switching wires. Lots of air movement can still be deceptive. Use a thermometer to cross check the gauge. Feel the top hose get hot as tstat opens. Paul has said that it overheats running in th...
by MSM
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust
Replies: 28
Views: 1362
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Re: Speed Hump Scraping - Custom Exhaust

AussieEtype wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:13 am
The floor above the centre mufflers is already shielded with a fibrous plate.
Assuming that it is still there after 40 - 50 years, the same comment applies to the gearbox heat shield. Easy to reinstall when the exhaust is off but impossible otherwise.
by MSM
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 1120
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Re: Front suspension

Rory

The SC Parts book is useful in that it gives nut and bolt sizes although is not helpful with washers.
by MSM
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Safe Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 724
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Re: Safe Storage

abowie wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:43 am
My shed is so organised....
that I can't find my wiper arms (see #1 above)
by MSM
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling fan removal
Replies: 6
Views: 354
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Re: Cooling fan removal

Hi Colin Would it be possible to remove just the single fan assembly whose motor you need to replace? The three legged motor mounting bracket is bolted to the cowl with 3 screws and nuts. You may be able to access the nuts inside the cowl through the fan blades. I can't get at my car at present to c...
by MSM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I've sprung an unusual leak!
Replies: 7
Views: 511
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Re: I've sprung an unusual leak!

When draining some coolant I noticed that the radiator tap had a slight drip despite being in the fully off position. Any advice on how best to repair it? Ian I think if you remove the drain tap you will find that the part that you turn is a tapered plug held in place with a spring and washer and s...
by MSM
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel filter bowl
Replies: 18
Views: 965
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Re: Fuel filter bowl

Did you detect subtle hints of 5 star?
by MSM
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 956
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Re: Exhaust Fitting

Hi Ian I think exhaust paste would be better than copper slip. Which of Barratts fitting kits have you chosen? The more expensive one with band clamps is much better than the one with mild steel ring clamps. The mild steel clamps deform the pipes and make removal or repositioning difficult. The Barr...
by MSM
Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Head studs and driving light electrics !
Replies: 5
Views: 746
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Re: Head studs and driving light electrics !

Also my lights are causing me some head scratching.... I thought it was the switch for the lights that had given up the ghost but ive gotten a new one and still no joy. The bulbs work when I flash them on the steering but the switch does nothing. Is there a relay somewhere? Is it possibly a problem...
by MSM
Tue May 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1284
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

Ralph - call me picky but that looks very much like an E type to me not an F type.
by MSM
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1284
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Re: Cleanest Bum in the World. How Does this fit?

James

Do you regularly use a fork lift truck to get under your car?

And - when I fitted the gearbox heat shield I puzzled over why it wouldn't fit for a long time and then discovered that the bracket arrowed by 288gto was assembled upside down.
by MSM
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: electric or wet oil pressure gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 955
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Re: electric or wet oil pressure gauge

64etype wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:56 am
Lotus Europa....0-60 psi. Swap the bezel.
It's still an electric gauge, did you think it was a mechanical gauge?
by MSM
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB Web Feedback
Replies: 18
Views: 1678
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Re: SNGB Web Feedback

Hi Julian

The colour coding that you have introduced on the parts listings showing if parts are in stock, not in stock, unavailable etc is a clever touch. Very helpful.
by MSM
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Series 2 aesthetics
Replies: 253
Views: 96761
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Re: Series 2 aesthetics

MarekH wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:47 pm
288gto wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:04 pm
A little bit of an update. The Elan lights are now fitted.
Dear Simon,

How much does a set of Elan lights cost please, if you don't mind my asking?

kind regards
Marek
I'm sure Marek knows that the answer is not cheap.

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/lucas_l807_t ... lamp_lotus
by MSM
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB Web Feedback
Replies: 18
Views: 1678
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Re: SNGB Web Feedback

Hi Julian

Thanks for that, you are right, one day I'll get the hang of this new fangled technology!! :hammer: :wrench:
by MSM
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNGB Web Feedback
Replies: 18
Views: 1678
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Re: SNGB Web Feedback

Hi Julian Sometimes when I log into your site I get the new, much improved, version. Other times I still get the old, error message laden one. Can you remove the old one please? Edit - I am talking about the parts listings, the new version starts with little pictures of Body Fittings, Body Shell and...
by MSM
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!
Replies: 81
Views: 5940
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Re: Spinners stuck and wheels stuck on!

If your car has just come back from a service and the wheels are stuck on I would seriously question returning to the same establishment ever again!!
by MSM
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Roadster or Coupe
Replies: 18
Views: 3313
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Re: Roadster or Coupe

FHC, much nicer shape and more room for luggage and stuff.