Lotus Elan

Side lights, a different solution!

PostPost by: tcsoar » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:08 am

Trawling the net last night and found this interesting solution to the problem of unsightly pitted chrome around your sidelights.

http://www.lotusdriversclub.org.uk/Gall ... rget1.html

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Chris.
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PostPost by: terryp » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:35 am

Chris
OR (!!!!)
http://www.lotusdriversclub.org.uk/Gall ... get11.html

Not sure about the MOT though? , perhaps incorporate the side lights in the headlights and have trafficators coming from the vents in the side behind the door!!!!

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PostPost by: tcsoar » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:51 am

Terry,

Looking at the bald tyres and the Queen Boadicea type attachment at the front, MOT's are the last thing on his mind!!!

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PostPost by: elangtv2000 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:57 pm

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is that vertical flat bar attachment in the front of each car? I've never seen that before; it certainly doesn't look like any of the tow hooks or rings we have on our race cars in the States. Doesn't look all that strong, but does look like a nice way of bifurcating whatever one hits...
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PostPost by: Roy Gillett » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:08 pm

The vertical bar is to break the timing beam for hillclimbing.You have to have 'bodywork' at a certain height at the very front of the body.

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PostPost by: elangtv2000 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:23 pm

Thanks so much for that! Another great mystery solved.
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