Lotus Elan

help please with rewiring

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Wed May 10, 2017 11:28 am

ok so im restoring my lotus elan plus 2 1969, i have two issues 1 is that ive somehow lost th epictures of the wiring from when i was taking at apart, two i sthat the loom was rotten anyway so i have bought a complete loom from paul matty, the problem i have now is a bit two fold in that ,im now struggling to get the wiring to its correct places, and the original loom had been chopped so much its unrecognisable compared to the new loom

if any one could help, maybe with a few pics of the loom and connections in there engine bay i would be most gratefull

so far i think i hav etraced 90% of the dashboard wiring but im not 100% that its correct
and the rear is pretty simple in comparison

all in all its being a bit of a headache posting.php?mode=post&f=38#
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PostPost by: Melodyk » Sun May 14, 2017 7:44 pm

We did similar job with loom from Paul Matty and some of their bits were definitely in the wrong place. What parts do you want pictures of?
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PostPost by: Melodyk » Sun May 14, 2017 8:02 pm

We did the dash wiring too and my husband said it was the worst job he'd ever done on the car! I notice you mention engine bay photos earlier. I'm not sure if ours will be complete enough for you as our engine is currently out.
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PostPost by: Chris5360 » Mon May 15, 2017 7:33 am

Ahh that's a relief to hear, I thought there was something wrong with my car for a mo!
Would be handy to have pictures of how the wires attach to the relays, and to the ancillaries, could also do the same with the dash if anyone happens to have taken pics
I think I've found 90% of it, but not 100% it's correct as I've had to use 3 different wiring diagrams
thank you
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PostPost by: Melodyk » Wed May 17, 2017 7:15 pm

I will take some pictures at the weekend. If you are desperate let me know. We are in Cornwall but you are welcome to have a look if you are down this way.
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:44 am

Not sure if this will help, but it's my 4 gauge dash before I rewired it, so should show most things as they were.
I've also attached a colour guide list that I made for myself when I disconnected everything.
Hope it helps.

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PostPost by: Chris5360 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:02 am

Thank you it all helps
I'm 90 % there with the wires. ( hopefully I got them right)
On a pus side my led lights and bulbs arrived, very quick and very good service, something hard to find nowadays
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