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LHD engine bay photo

PostPost by: wondo » Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:43 am

hi,

at the moment im ripping my +2 apart, to be build back on a spyder chassis.
while i`m doing this i will also convert it to LHD and i`m gathering a little information on witch parts need to change sides in this operation.

can anyone of you post a picture of a LHD engine bay?
that would be very helpfull because there`s allmost nothing available about this subject from the workshop manuals, and i think there`s a "little" more do do than simply flip the dash over, get a new steering rack, clutch and brake lines and that`s it...

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PostPost by: Tintin » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:49 am

that would be very helpfull because there`s allmost nothing available about this subject from the workshop manuals...


Get the parts list (X050T0325J), it specifies LHD parts opposed to RHD ones and some things such as the dashboard etc. have a pic for both RHD and LHD version. However a photo would be nice, I agree, because I'm having exactly the same problem right now.




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PostPost by: wondo » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:09 pm

wo in deutschland steht denn dein +2? :-)
mir fehlt hier in berlin etwas der ansprechpartner...
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PostPost by: Tintin » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:46 pm

[quotewo in deutschland steht denn dein +2?[/quote]

In Duesseldorf, check your PN. ;-)




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PostPost by: Emma-Knight » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:24 pm

:shock: ...then its four Elans in Berlin! One S2 (me), one S3, one S4 (Sprint?) and one +2. And one Elite to come soon... :!:
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PostPost by: kayenney » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:10 am

Let me know if these pics are what you need. Only seem able to attach 1 file - will repeat with another post!

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PostPost by: kayenney » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:19 am

Let's try again!
This seems to be the only one small enough. I'll take some more tomorrow am.

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PostPost by: wondo » Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:27 am

ken!
thank you for the pic!
if you post a new one can you pic a little wider picture aswell?
it would help a lot to orientate in the engine bay because a lot of parts are located somewhere else on lhd and it`s allways good to know where something should go that you have to get rid of for the pedal box.

one more pedal box question.
there hardly is a lhd box available to buy.
so i think i will have to convert the rhd box i have.
are the pedals just bend in the other direction, or are there more things to be taken care of?
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PostPost by: kayenney » Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:19 pm

Hi, Wondo;
These should be a little better. Have also included a pic of the pedals, which shows how they're bent.
Have you tried Sports Car World in Texas for a pedal box?
Let me know if you need any more pics. Good luck with the project.

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PostPost by: wondo » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:42 pm

thank you ken, splendid pics that will help a lot!
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PostPost by: wondo » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:48 pm

by the way, i can`t really figure the hand brake on your picture of the pedal box.
is it still on the passenger side?

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PostPost by: kayenney » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:15 pm

No, it's in a box in the garage, but don't tell anyone. I planning on installing a decent lever type.

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