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'71 Sprint Bracket - Purpose unknown

PostPost by: bloodknock » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:00 pm

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Can someone help? Here is a photo of a bracket from my parts inventory, i'm trying to identify it, its gotta go somewhere, it was removed decades ago.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:31 pm

I think that's the bracket that sits under the edge of the dash that the bonnet pull handle passes through. The two little holes are for mounting the switch that operates the hazards (switch exactly the same as the alarm switch in the glovebox which is crap and falls apart!).
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:42 pm

Hmmm, my bonnet pull is actually located in the dashboard, and the Hazard light switch is a rocker in the dashboard. Stil, it is a Lotus :?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:10 am

Sounds like you have a later dash then. Suspect you have a column mounted ignition rather than in dash?

Anyway you should get a few quid for the bracket.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:02 am

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I think that's the ignition key/steering lock bracket.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:10 am

Bob
There's a longish thread on steering in the forum that incudes this photo.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:50 pm

Hey Mark
Thats it! Have now fitted it. Perfect!
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:49 pm

Glad to be of help
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:04 am

Sorry for the bum steer Bob, I was close though - probably less than 12 inches away!
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:21 am

No problem Steve, all inputs welcome, lets face it, theres a lot thats not easy or obvious on these machines!
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