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Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:15 am
by mazlot
As the topic says, I am restoring a very early S1 and am missing the
fuel filler neck and domed chrome fuel cap.

Does anybody know what vehicle these came from ??


Many Thanks

Jeff

Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:08 am
by "Nick Giovas"
I have an S1 as well. I found information indicating that some of the later
fuel filler caps were used on other cars, but nothing that indicates that
the early domed cap was used on a different vehicle.

Have you tried the usual sources like Bean?

I know this doesn't really help, but I am curious myself to see what you
find out.

Nick

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Subject: [LotusElan.net] Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

As the topic says, I am restoring a very early S1 and am missing the
fuel filler neck and domed chrome fuel cap.

Does anybody know what vehicle these came from ??


Many Thanks

Jeff

Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:36 pm
by "Roger Sieling"
Nick,

The S1 fuel filler cap I remember seeing looked a lot like the typical
Morris Minor filler. The Minor may be a slightly smaller diameter. I'll
see a MM owner friend on Thur nite if that looks a likely source. Might
you measure the OD of the tube or cap for comparison?

After your discussions of the source for this, I looked in the
S1-S2-Coupe parts list I keep handy and it showed no difference to the
S2, which is probably wrong. I do have a photo copy of the S1 parts book
at home and if I can remember to look, it is writen in the same way as
the middle book and has vendors and vendor part #'s for that sort of
thing.

Roger

>> ***@***.*** 1/6/2006 5:07 AM >>>
I have an S1 as well. I found information indicating that some of the

later
fuel filler caps were used on other cars, but nothing that indicates
that
the early domed cap was used on a different vehicle.

Have you tried the usual sources like Bean?

I know this doesn't really help, but I am curious myself to see what
you
find out.

Nick

-----Original Message-----
From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.***
Behalf
Of jeffal07
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 11:15 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

As the topic says, I am restoring a very early S1 and am missing the
fuel filler neck and domed chrome fuel cap.

Does anybody know what vehicle these came from ??


Many Thanks

Jeff

Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:31 pm
by "Nick Giovas"
I will try and measure it in the next day or so. I can measure both the cap
and filler tube. I would be curious to see if they are the same.

Nick


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Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 8:36 AM
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Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

Nick,

The S1 fuel filler cap I remember seeing looked a lot like the typical
Morris Minor filler. The Minor may be a slightly smaller diameter. I'll
see a MM owner friend on Thur nite if that looks a likely source. Might
you measure the OD of the tube or cap for comparison?

After your discussions of the source for this, I looked in the
S1-S2-Coupe parts list I keep handy and it showed no difference to the
S2, which is probably wrong. I do have a photo copy of the S1 parts book
at home and if I can remember to look, it is writen in the same way as
the middle book and has vendors and vendor part #'s for that sort of
thing.

Roger

>> ***@***.*** 1/6/2006 5:07 AM >>>
I have an S1 as well. I found information indicating that some of the

later
fuel filler caps were used on other cars, but nothing that indicates
that
the early domed cap was used on a different vehicle.

Have you tried the usual sources like Bean?

I know this doesn't really help, but I am curious myself to see what
you
find out.

Nick

-----Original Message-----
From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.***
Behalf
Of jeffal07
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 11:15 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

As the topic says, I am restoring a very early S1 and am missing the
fuel filler neck and domed chrome fuel cap.

Does anybody know what vehicle these came from ??


Many Thanks

Jeff

Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:10 pm
by "Roger Sieling"
Well over the weekend I was able to find the part #'s in the S1 parts
book. The cap is listed as MA678, which is obviously a purchased part,
but the filler neck is 26L001, a specific Lotus designed part, which is
no great surprise.

From page 2 of the S1-2-coupe list, "interpetation of the parts list",
there is no abreviated supplier "MA", so another deadend. Somewhere at

home, I have an old Kingsbourne catalog, and it may have a fuel cap
listing, as they were a supplier of all sorts of typical British
standard fittings from the 60s/70s. I'm pretty sure they've been out of
business for many years, but the catalog is a good reference for matters
such as this. Have you tried a cap from an MGB?

Roger

>> ***@***.*** 1/6/2006 5:07 AM >>>
I have an S1 as well. I found information indicating that some of the

later
fuel filler caps were used on other cars, but nothing that indicates
that
the early domed cap was used on a different vehicle.

Have you tried the usual sources like Bean?

I know this doesn't really help, but I am curious myself to see what
you
find out.

Nick

-----Original Message-----
From: ***@***.***lto:***@***.***
Behalf
Of jeffal07
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 11:15 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Early S1 Fuel filler, what is it?

As the topic says, I am restoring a very early S1 and am missing the
fuel filler neck and domed chrome fuel cap.

Does anybody know what vehicle these came from ??


Many Thanks

Jeff