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Help with Parts Identification

PostPost by: jackr » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:17 pm

OK - Heres the story - I recently bought an S4 from the wife of the deceased owner with an installed engine (not tested yet), restored brake system & alot of parts (some Elan & some Europa & some ???). I've got the Bean & the R.D Ent. parts manuals but I'm still having problems identifying some parts (maybe some arent Elan??). In the attached pic for example I have what looks like 2 windshield wiper motors - which one is Elan? Any help on the other stuff would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:38 pm

Jack, you really need a Parts manual and a Workshop manual, plus the Buckland book. Life will become a whole lot easier for you then.

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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:40 pm

Can't really see in that picture, but each door has a window moving motor, which was originally designed as a wiper motor of a different car, I think.

We have a parts manual here on the website in the Wiki, but Geoff has not yet made it official.

http://www.lotuselan.net/wiki/Category:Elan_Parts_List
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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:49 pm

... and Ray's site here has that info as well. http://rdent.com/manuals/index.html

You'll also find him helpful if that stash of extra parts comes up short of a much needed piece. :wink:
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:58 pm

I think these are a few of your items.
1. bracket to secure 1a wiper motor.
2. dash air vent.
3. seat floor runners.
4. plate where steering column passes through bulkhead.
5. breather pipe (head to air box)
6. outer steering column grommet.
7. hand brake tree.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:18 pm

A couple more (guesses)
8. heat shield ....carbs/ engine mount or slave cylinder???
9. headlight relay.
10. spacer's (inside airbox to carbs)??
11. thought they might be where the seat frame sits on carpet ??
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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:01 pm

Another item on the left side is the steering column lower clamp (part of item 22 here - http://www.lotuselan.net/wiki/HB_-_Steering_-_Column). You will need the felt strip to go between it and the column when fitting.

And if anyone has a spare clamp please let me know as I need one!
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PostPost by: jackr » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:12 pm

WOW Thanks Guys! (especially Brian)

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:56 pm

My bet is most are Plus 2 door / window frame components mainly
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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:57 pm

The two tubes in Brian's post above appear to be just like the tubes mounted in the door hinge area on a +2 to protect the door wiring.
Door tube 1.jpg and
They mount from inside the body with two screws.
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Knowing Lotus they may be used for both purposes. :D

Edit: ...and while I was typing. :lol:
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:05 pm

I think you are right there Bud........I stand corrected :oops: ......most of it was just guesses anyway :lol:
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PostPost by: Europatc » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:18 pm

Brian Im impressed and that doesn't happen often these days.
good call
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:04 am

Jack,
Parts 11, as shown in Brian's numbered photo, are the left and right, vertical water gutters from the A posts.
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types26/36 wrote:A couple more (guesses)
8. heat shield ....carbs/ engine mount or slave cylinder???
9. headlight relay.
10. spacer's (inside airbox to carbs)??
11. thought they might be where the seat frame sits on carpet ??
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