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tom kilner

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    tom kilner
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    elite 503
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    spaghetti wiring and bubbly paint
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  1. Thanks guys I really need the washer too, LB has both for less than the Fleabay, although lb postage is a stinger, they need to earn their keep and pay taxes and I know that's not cheap.
  2. So... the Crankshaft (square) toothed pulley is cracked And the Pulley flange is cracked. Clearly a PO has bolted the pulley onto the crank with the flange (the big washer also pictured) misaligned, chewing one up and cracking the other. 🙄
  3. Need a new one of these things First I'llhave to find out what it's called🤔 Crankshaft sprocket??
  4. Sump is on. Head is on. That really was a five minute job. Lucky I could borrow an angle/ Torque wrench from my neighbour. I noticed that lb had replaced the cylinder head studs for me when they fitted new cylinder liners. The originals are reckoned not to be up to the loading requirements - especially a 2.2??
  5. I've been looking at sold prices on these Lotuses for a few years and I'd say originality isn't massively improving value. A current mot, good paint and interior seem to have the most effect on value - But to hit 5 figures I'm sure you'd need the original engine. And to have spent 5 figures on restoration and maintenance🤣 Lotusbits do a fuel injection kit for 9** engines - given how many they have done, and how long for, its probably worth a look.
  6. ... followed by an ominous silence🤔 at what point do we send out a search party?
  7. I imagine the production team might have flipped some of the images. Surely that proto-clarkson is British - and therefore would refuse to drive a LHD model
  8. Oil pickup remodeling: I flattened the tab but then it turned out the bend (where the pickup pipe exits the button of the mbp) was tight on the mbp, so I had to increase the bend in order to create some clearance. Now I've got 115mm clear in the Sump, and 114mm oil pan projecting and the pipe is unstressed. So that's fitted. I next need to refit the Sump, and just wondering whether i should replace the olive again(#37 above) Doesn't look quite right🤔
  9. There's a similar diagram says non-fed red 2.2 - would you like that too? (I ignored lhd and federal, but I'm making assumptions)
  10. It's the trouble with years of superlow value - tends to lead to years of superlow maintenance. So although 16k might be at the top end of elite values, it would cost more than that to get a 5k car into this condition.
  11. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/305421254345?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20221115143649%26meid%3D5247be2551074e94bfdc2174e202bf27%26pid%3D101617%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26itm%3D305421254345%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D4375194%26algv%3DRecentlyViewedItemsV2SignedOutMobile&_trksid=p4375194.c101617.m5481&_trkparms=parentrq%3Aefe62a6918d0a8dae88fcaacfffc72c8|pageci%3A22686558-d63d-11ee-ac81-72447fc5c366|iid%3A1|vlpname%3Avlp_homepage
  12. After a trial Sump fitting, I found i needed a fraction more clearance under the oil pickup pan, so took it apart and had to remove the permabond sealant. Here's how I did it: Vigorous scraping with thumbnail - works pretty well on the thicker sections... Then spray with gasket remover and wait a few minutes... Now attack with a kitchen scouring pad. Five minute job mate.
  13. You just need the sponsorship deal from your local builders merchants or double glazing installers!
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