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Specs for the Screws Securing S3 Door Locks?

PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi All,

Does anybody know the specifications for these three ?special? screws please (circled in red in the attached photo)?

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Three Door Lock Screws Lotus Elan S3
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:21 pm


I don't own an S3, but what makes these screws special? From your photo, they look pretty ordinary.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:40 pm

These pages may help you.
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PostPost by: Craven » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:36 pm

You have circled three screw positions, upper and lower fix the lock plate to the door frame, the centre screw shown is the locating/holding pin on which the ratchet pawl runs and is special but part of the lock.
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