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26R Oil warning light, what does it look like?

PostPost by: gordont » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:23 am

apparently different to normal, any ideas? picture and mounting position?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:43 am

Think there's one on ebay UK at the moment but don't know if it's correct.
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:18 am

Hi Gordon
In the first two photos the lamp on the dash appears to be the same as the thimble lamp that is used as a side light in the small opening at the front of the elan. If not that than the Elite licence plate light. I have also seen the front wing mounted amber directional indicator lamp used (third photo) used as oil warning lamps.

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PostPost by: gordont » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:10 pm

thanks Gary / Elanfan

yes saw the one on fleabay but wasn't sure if this was what they really were or not...... still no closer to the answer

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:28 pm

http://www.lotuselan.net/uploads/26r_parts14.pdf

Hi Gordon

Jeff has posted some 26r parts .pdf's and the oil warning lamp listed in there as 28 M 074 and the switch is 7954149. The 28 part is Lotus Cortina so get out your LoCort parts book and have a look there.

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p.s. - I looked and didn't find it, maybe you will have better luck
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:03 pm

this one came in my car [ 26r s2 33] in the dash but put it where you can see it and add a seat belt warning device buzzer in the circuit for an audio heads up in case you don't notice the light -oh yes --use RED not amber or green as you are mentally conditioned to red being danger --With the lack of records kept by the manufacturer you could use a traffic light in the dash and call it authentic -don't put too much faith in opinions expressed by the 'experts' as they are just that - their opinions - and they will pontificate at any opportunity to anyone listening --ed-
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:08 pm

elanfan1 wrote:Think there's one on ebay UK at the moment but don't know if it's correct.



I see that the seller is David Hughes, and I would be inclined to believe his claim to originality, given his knowledge. A bit pricey, tho :shock:
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:20 pm

I asked David for a photo, he kindly sent me this:
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PostPost by: gordont » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:16 pm

thanks Mike

alas sold for 155pounds on ebay, to expensive for me :( still atleast I know what they look like now...
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:23 pm

you could get a light off a 747 cheaper and it will do the job ----26r light indeed --you guys are getting f22cked in wallet and the head --ITS A LIGHT comes on to tell you your engine grenaded 2 seconds ago ---ed
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:25 pm

Hi Guys
The light on Ebay was mine.
These lights were originally used as repeater lights for trailers and caravans also available with half red half white lenses to be used as running lights.
The manufacturer is unknown but they were fitted to the 26R, 47 and some formula cars.

The pic above is of the dash of an S2 26r which is probably the most original car in existence having spent most of its life in Scandinavia as an ice racer!! It has been totally rebuilt retaining its original body and chassis by a friend of mine.

I'm sorry Ed but the light in your car is not original to the 26R.

Hope this dosen't start another "Shapecraft"

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:29 pm

by the way Ed
Correct chassis no should be 26-S2-33 not 26R-S2-33 and that car is owned by Jane Watson and is the ex Ian Walker Rally car. Well known by all.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:34 pm

got to hand it to you Dave 155 pounds for a trailer light --you sleep well at night ??? ed
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:47 pm

OK now, we have the makings for another topic with 100+ replies and with all of the players from the past and some new folks in for the game. It ought to rival any of the past performances that we all seem to get involved with. Passion and shear determination to get in the last dig or comment is a must with any talk of 26r. Beau should be around for the photo session so I'll get some of those classic expressions that everyone loves to see, then go from there to see if some new animal faces show up on the sceen...

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:59 pm

Hi Guys
All the items I sell go to funding my total rebuild not that that is anyones concern other than mine.
I'm only too pleased to try and help real enthusiasts with info or parts and get regular requests for obscure items.
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