Lotus Elan

Battery brand from the factory

PostPost by: Andy8421 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:07 pm

trw99 wrote:I suspect this is the photo to which you referred, a 1967 FHC kit, laid out at the factory and very clearly showing the Exide battery.

Tim

This was the picture I had in mind. Good to see the old memory hasn't given up completely.

As pointed out above, there aren't that many bits to put together. Clearly Dr Hammerton was a bit of a novice at this if took him most of the weekend to put the kit together.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:33 pm

Greg
Sorry for posting a picture of a "proper" car on here but it is relevant... :wink:

Done the same thing on my Moggie...
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the stickers are available on Fleabay..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... r&_sacat=0

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks John. Just what I was thinking... I have these in mind.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/EXIDE-Old-Styl ... 1438.l2649
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:06 pm

A nice touch with the same period AA key - I've not long since thrown my dad's away not realising how useful it could be!
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:23 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Greg
Sorry for posting a picture of a "proper" car on here but it is relevant... :wink:

Done the same thing on my Moggie...
DSC02700.JPG


DSC02701.JPG



the stickers are available on Fleabay..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... r&_sacat=0

john :wink:

I take it that the pressure gauge is for the nitrous?
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:31 pm

:D :D :D
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:01 pm

For your interest, herewith an article I wrote on building the kit.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:09 pm

I take it that the pressure gauge is for the nitrous?

..no,just the fuel rail pressure..

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PostPost by: billwill » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:02 am

rgh0 wrote:
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trw99 wrote:I suspect this is the photo to which you referred, a 1967 FHC kit, laid out at the factory and very clearly showing the Exide battery.

Tim


Hmmm, that kit car will be rather noisy with only half of the exhaust manifold and no Y piece.

:D :) :shock: 8) :lol:


Looks like it has the y piece attached to the 2 down pipes which will have connected to the 4 to 2 cast manifold of the time which I am not mistaken will be on the far side of the engine and not visible

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I wasn't aware of the 4 to 2 cast iron manifold, never having knowingly seen one 8)
But I see that it does exist on the exhaust systems parts list. :?

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:47 am

The famous ad said assemble in a day and drive it down that evening for a beer at the Pub if i recall correctly. So yes it was supposed to be very little work!!!!!

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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:01 am

The kit was just a dodge to avoid paying purchase tax on UK sales. Re battery labels and decals generally, if you are handy with Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator you can create your own. There are quite a lot of online vinyl sticker services. We make all our own signage for restorations this way. You do need a good photograph and the dimensions, of course.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:29 pm

https://www.isaydingdong.co.uk/
The ebay item is from this shop. They have a good collection of this kind of thing and seem to add to it reasonably frequently. There's a specific section for Lotus, Lucas, etc. I've got a few of their stickers.. I can't be absolutely sure that they are faithful as I didn't have an original. I also bought a mixed pack of "seconds" to decorate a kids toy some while back
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PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:26 pm

The photo shows the car with the suspension & diff already installed. It took a friend & I one weekend to build my car. The hardest part was installing the engine & gearbox.
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