Lotus Elan

Wanted: Smiths Fuel gauge / FG2530/71

PostPost by: sonunet » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:30 pm

Hi -- I've been looking for a while and figured I'd post here to see if any has a SMITHS FG2530/71 fuel gauge for a S2 restoration that I'm working on. If you have one (pref working), I'm interested.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:23 pm

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PostPost by: Craven » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:58 pm

1owner69Elan wrote:Available here:
https://www.smiths-instruments.co.uk/lotus

Interested in this gauge myself, I see the one on offer may have the same number but is a completely different instrument, Bi metal operation, and will need a different tank unit.
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PostPost by: David1953 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:32 pm

I would try giving them a call.
They build to order, and may well be able to make both sorts.
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PostPost by: sonunet » Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:18 am

David1953 wrote:I would try giving them a call.
They build to order, and may well be able to make both sorts.
David


Thanks David
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PostPost by: sonunet » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:33 pm

1owner69Elan wrote:Available here:
https://www.smiths-instruments.co.uk/lotus


@David1953 I reached out to them. They only supply the bimetal unit, needs a new bimetal sender as well for it to function. The face is similar but is different than the FG2530/71, where it reads 12V. I asked them if they can modify it to a coil version and they said no this is the only version they sell.

So, looks like that idea didn't work. Back to sourcing a FG2530/71 fuel gauge. If anyone has one, I'm very interested.
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PostPost by: Billmack » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:51 pm

Do you have an inoperable gauge with a face? Any of that family of numbers will work. They fit early sprite/midget, mga, TR3,and many others. The suffix on the number is the face style. Many are very similar. I'm thinking bugeye sprite...face can easily be swapped if you have it.
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PostPost by: sonunet » Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:05 pm

Billmack wrote:Do you have an inoperable gauge with a face? Any of that family of numbers will work. They fit early sprite/midget, mga, TR3,and many others. The suffix on the number is the face style. Many are very similar. I'm thinking bugeye sprite...face can easily be swapped if you have it.


@billmack unfortunately I don't. I'd be open to a nonfunctioning gauge where the face is restorable.
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