Lotus Elan

1966 S3 Gauge cluster

PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:31 am

the rev counter i have is "negative" earth, so i guess it won't work for his requirements.
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PostPost by: Craven » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:57 am

More likely to meet his requirement, Wyndham will need to know.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:30 am

Professionally Restored rev counter from 1969 S4
Looks new!
$300

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:19 pm

makes mine look like a bargain.... maybe i should bump up the price :lol:
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:15 pm

Ted It cost $175 to restore and refurb plus postage to and from the U.K.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:36 pm

yes, but i don't believe this needs any restoration work. just clean, polish and install.
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:25 am

When I got my S1, missing a dash, I thought the same.....Smiths gauges available from other cars. WRONG! Fuel gauge yes and dual gauge will work but oil pressure off and a male nut on the temp sensor bulb rather than the female used on the Elan. Speedo and Tach are a problem as mentioned I managed to come up with correct gauges except for the dual gauge. Have to send them in to Nisonger for refurb and black bezels yet.

I've also had some experience with the newer dual gauge and if you want them to light up the same at night you will want the original exterior bulb type. I have a pile of the dual gauges with severed capillary tubes that I plan on having rebuilt for the Elan.

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:17 am

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This is the tach I have available
$300 USD
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PostPost by: LYTEBRITE » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:23 am

My car is negative earth.
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PostPost by: LYTEBRITE » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:38 am

@Ted - the Speedo is from a MG Midget MK1 69-72. The Tach would work, but I would need to repaint the face to match an earlier Lotus face.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:56 am

The tachometer is neg earth
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PostPost by: LYTEBRITE » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:17 am

Did the 1966 S3 have chrome bezels? How about the 1967?
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PostPost by: LYTEBRITE » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:21 am

One more thing...did the S3 have toggle or rocker switches as standard?
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:38 am

S3's had toggle switches up to the 1967 Super Safety model which has rocker swithches. :)
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PostPost by: LYTEBRITE » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:40 pm

holywood3645 wrote:
IMG_4853.JPG
This is the tach I have available
$300 USD
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Thank you for the offer. I'm going to pass as I would have to have the face repainted.
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