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Holes in bulkhead - still uncertain of pupose

PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:51 pm

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Drawing of hole queries
Hello Lotus Blosoms
I'm afraid to say im still uncertain and i really want to get this right. Ive owned this car since 1972, and im sure that no extra holes have ever been cut in the bulkhead. I'm now reassembling the little bugger and need to get this sorted.
I have drawn a sketch of the bulkhead highlighting what I think is correct and those i'm uncertain about....they are marked ABCDE and F
Can anyone with an intact original car please advise me?
thanks and regards
Bob
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:15 pm

From memory;

D is handbrake cable.
I think you are missing a hole for the throttle cable - it's on the horizontal surface above the drivers footwell near the vertical firewall corner.

I'll try and get photos for the rest later

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:38 pm

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White = Choke cable
Yellow = Handbrake Bracket
Purple = Speedo
Green = Steering column Bracket
Orange = Oil Pressure gauge tube
Blue ?????

D = Handbrake cable
E = Heater hot/cold control cable
F is eluding me just at the moment.

From memory so don't be shocked if i have two mixed up but i think thats right....... as above your missing your Handbrake mount hole and Throttle cable hole in the horizontal surface, also should have another headlight Vac hold next to the one you have labelled in your picture.
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I noticed you have the hole marked as Heater control is Temp gauge and the one marked Temp gauge is Washer pipe.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:12 pm

Grizzly you snuck in there.....

This is what I have:

A is speedo cable
B is choke cable
C is oil pressure cable
D is handbrake cable
E is my heater control cable
F is a blanking plug
On my car the washers are above the temp gauge

One photo below is of throttle cable and handbrake handle securing nut

The second is of the washer and temp gauge

Another is of my vacuum pipes - you see I have 2, one above the other.

It's a Sprint with Weber's that was repainted 4 years ago by Miles Wilkins - and that was the1st time it had been apart since it was built.

Hope this helps

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:28 pm

Looking again Bob, your 'A' is probably for the bonnet bracket nut.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:12 pm

Richard, Chris,
youre aces, thanks very much gents.
looks as if I havent enough holes!
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