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Source for Bonnet lock cables with proper handle/lettering

PostPost by: lotustastic » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:26 pm

Thought I'd post this as I thought these were NLA/ unobtainable new until my research. Here's a source for any looking for new bonnet lock cables with the proper handle and "bonnet lock" notated per the originals.

Listed as boncable1 on www.jrwadhams.co.uk. I believe it crosses with a Rover P4 part. Cable may be used as is or end may require some trimming/shortening for an elan, not sure :)

http://jrwadhams.co.uk/bonnet-cable.html



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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:14 pm

good find....
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PostPost by: rviani » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:50 pm

On a related subject, does anyone have a source for the Heater cable/handle with the proper "flame" picture for an S3 ?

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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:26 pm

David,

Thanks for sharing the information.

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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:43 am

I'm guessing that they are not quite exactly the same as original Lotus. Steve, Alfalofa, who, sadly is no longer with us, sent me several that he had salvaged from wreckers. I believe they were from Rover's. Anyway the shape of the handle wasn't quite the same so if you were going to use these you might have to order two for the cars that require them to get a matched set. I acquired a used original and had one so I returned the ones he sent me.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:04 am

rviani wrote:On a related subject, does anyone have a source for the Heater cable/handle with the proper "flame" picture for an S3 ?

Best holiday wishes to all.

Ron


Hello Ron, I think the heater knob/cable was a special for Lotus. The knob was from Ford, the ends unscrew and a new picture (flames) can be inserted. However the rest of the cable is different I think?
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:48 am

For seaching sake, can anyone post of picture of the CORRECT bonnet lock cable and the heater cable
knobs? Or, post a picture of the incorrect ones and point out the difference(s).
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:06 pm

gjz30075 wrote: can anyone post of picture of the CORRECT bonnet lock cable and the heater cable
knobs?


I'm not aware that the heater knob is removable (although I've never tried) I believe it is part of the cable but happy to be proved wrong.
I believe the choke knob is also part of the cable.
Re: removing the "window" .....I tried this on a choke cable and destroyed it although I believe Gary Anderson has a post where he did it.......maybe there are more the one type???
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:59 pm

Great! Thanks Brian.
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