Lotus Elan

Window Motor (1970 Plus 2 'S')

PostPost by: Hugo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:00 am

Does anyone know if the Electric Windows Motors are Generic are specific to Lotus and are left and right hand ones
the same?
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PostPost by: HCA » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:17 pm

I think the same as 1973. Delcos.

They are a GM 'generic' fitted to many roof foldbacks in the US - in particular 1969 Chevelle, also windows on numerous Cadillacs, Buicks etc. Loads on ebay.com. I cannot work out how Lotus used them as they are not, as far as I could see, used on many UK GMs.

They are handed.

See loads on the subject in past threads.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:54 pm

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PostPost by: Hugo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:16 pm

Thanks John - Did contact the seller earlier this week whether the motor worked but had no reply-
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PostPost by: HCA » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:41 pm

Please tell me that you’re not contemplating spending £100 on that…:shock:
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PostPost by: Hugo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:34 pm

A new one from Kelsport is £200 + VAT & Postage (£250ish) that why I'm looking for cheaper option
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:14 pm

They are handed. This US eBay seller has them as a pair and quotes free shipping to the UK. I'd check that out before buying them by contacting them directly because that doesn't sound right.

I haven't bought any and can't confirm that these fit, but they look right. There are several threads on the GM window motors.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143989454867?h ... GTR=1#shId
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PostPost by: HCA » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:42 am

Bud English wrote: quotes free shipping to the UK.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143989454867?h ... GTR=1#shId


Actually, he quotes 86 bucks shipping...

This is a common motor in your neck of the woods. Shop around if you ever need one as there are better prices. I shipped over two new ones - 80 each with shipping at 30, add a bit of tax and 'delivery' (read, greed) charges, landed here about £180....with some new window channel felt, all brand new slides up and down like a proverbial :)

Hugo wrote:A new one from Kelsport is £200 + VAT & Postage (£250ish) that why I'm looking for cheaper option


Widen your horizons. I said above, the US is littered with them.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:44 am

They are handed and marked LH and RH by GM. As implemented in the +2, they are used on the opposite side i.e. those marked LH go in the RH door and those marked RH on the LH door.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:50 pm

HCA wrote:...This is a common motor in your neck of the woods. Shop around if you ever need one as there are better prices.

That's true. You can find them, new, for around $100 a pair with a five year guarantee, but I didn't find anyone to suggest that would ship outside the US at that price.
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PostPost by: HCA » Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:44 pm

You'd be surprised Bud - start flashing the dollars and some people will do anything! Joking aside, I find Rock Auto really good. used them since my TransAm and Eldorado love affairs. Always there willing to help. You are lucky in the US where there is a much better service culture!

btw - I have found some ply to renew my boot/trunk boards that I might start tomorrow - I have your drawings out, so I hope your dimensions are sound... :wink:
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