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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:35 pm

Brian Buckland's book was ?50 back in 2010 though the price may now have changed.

See his topic:
lotus-parts-f33/manual-the-rebuilding-lotus-elan-t21355.html#p126662

and his change of email address:
lotus-elan-f19/change-mail-t24735.html#p159514
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:13 pm

Welcome Pierluigi! Looks like you got a nice one, and I hope you much fun with it!
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:12 pm

Pierluigi

You should be able to find the engine number on the following palces:

Cylinder Head
At the rear of the head, there is a web that joins the two cam covers. Below that, etched into the head at the bottom of the inverted T reinforcement where it abuts the block, will be the engine number, comprising a prefix letter followed by 5 numbers. Of course it is easy to see when the head is off. When the head is in the car it is best to use an inspection light and mirror. Please note that not all cylinder heads were stamped thus!

Engine Block
The engine number should also be etched onto the horizontal top surface of the offside (UK) engine mounting cast into the block. This is just below the carburettors and again, is very tricky to see and the inspection lamp will be needed. It is easier to get at with the carbs removed as it often needs to be wiped clean of oil or gunge. Do not be confused with the engine cast numbers, which stand proud of the side of the block and give no clue to the car?s engine number. Again, not all blocks were marked in this way.

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PostPost by: gino1 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:43 pm

Benvenuto Pierluigi..vieni fare un giro a Milano cosi ci incontriamo anche con Edoardo..

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:56 pm

trw99 wrote:Pierluigi

You should be able to find the engine number on the following palces:

Cylinder Head
At the rear of the head, there is a web that joins the two cam covers. Below that, etched into the head at the bottom of the inverted T reinforcement where it abuts the block, will be the engine number, comprising a prefix letter followed by 5 numbers. Of course it is easy to see when the head is off. When the head is in the car it is best to use an inspection light and mirror. Please note that not all cylinder heads were stamped thus!

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Tim


Engine numbers only tended to appear on cylinder heads at the rear in early engines - approx up to 1966 / 67. After that time they were often stamped with a "AANN" number format with two letters and two numbers. Never been able to determine what these stand for precisely but they appear to be some form of year and month and sequential number code for the cylinder head manufacture.

As with all things Lotus these are general guidelines and you will find exceptions.

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PostPost by: Edo91 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:39 pm

Facciamo un bel raduno Classic Lotus!
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PostPost by: pierluigipd » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:26 am

Per il raduno ci sono, anzi propongo di seguire con le nostre vecchiette la mille miglia, magari partendo da san marino(si salta il primo pezzo) e seguendo la gara fino a bologna-modena.... con sosta in toscana per la sera, con il gruppo di lotus giovani abbiamo fatto cos? per un paio di anni! Super.

I have a problem with the light, they are blocked down can anyone explain me how to manually rise them up?
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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:53 pm

Unfortunately there is no manual system for raising/lowering the headlamps.

In the standard elan there are two vacuum operated pods which pull down on the back of the headlamp housing to raise the lamps, on the 'fail-safe' (usually USA) version they are naturally up and a single vacuum pod pulls them down via a central lever.

See the diagrams on this page:
http://www.lotuselan.net/wiki/BL_-_Body ... uum_System

Various people here have made conversions to use electric motors for raising/lowering the lamps.

I suppose that with difficulty you could arrange a bowden cable such as a bicycle brake cable to raise/lower the lamps manually.
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