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Re: Lucy

Postby lotusgirlmarie » Mon 24.08.2015, 04:14

Were just out to dinner in it. Went to a new (to us anyway) spot out in the marina. Was yummy.
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Re: Lucy

Postby tigerdog » Mon 24.08.2015, 17:43

One of these years, we all really need to get together...
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Re: Lucy

Postby Ekapol » Tue 15.03.2016, 00:29

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Got new rubber grommet installed :banana: Thanks to LGM~!!
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Re: Lucy

Postby tigerdog » Fri 25.03.2016, 19:07

:clap:
Looks great, Ekkers! Just curious - where did you (or Marie) source the grommet? It's much closer to the factory original than the one I bought from SJ a few years back.
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Re: Lucy

Postby John_W » Fri 25.03.2016, 23:14

Just cool. 8)
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Re: Lucy

Postby lotusflasherman » Sat 26.03.2016, 00:05

tigerdog wrote::clap:
Looks great, Ekkers! Just curious - where did you (or Marie) source the grommet? It's much closer to the factory original than the one I bought from SJ a few years back.


I bought a genuine Lotus grommet (A100L0077F) a couple of years ago but think it was made when the Elan was in production. The rubber was very stiff and it didn't last long at all.

I found these work well - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-HEALEY-SPRITE-MG-MIDGET-58-79-FUEL-TANK-NECK-RUBBER-GROMMET-AHA5445-/351234413642. Very cheap too. :D

Here's the US version... www.ebay.com/itm/New-MG-Midget-Ausin-Healey-Sprite-inc-Bugeye-Fuel-Filler-Neck-Grommet-/171443499148
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Re: Lucy

Postby Rmiddleton » Fri 28.10.2016, 16:55

where did you get the convertible top cover with the drivers and passenger humps? I love that look Cheers Ricky M
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Re: Lucy

Postby Steve A » Fri 28.10.2016, 18:34

lotusflasherman wrote:
tigerdog wrote::clap:
Looks great, Ekkers! Just curious - where did you (or Marie) source the grommet? It's much closer to the factory original than the one I bought from SJ a few years back.


I bought a genuine Lotus grommet (A100L0077F) a couple of years ago but think it was made when the Elan was in production. The rubber was very stiff and it didn't last long at all.

I found these work well - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUSTIN-HEALEY-SPRITE-MG-MIDGET-58-79-FUEL-TANK-NECK-RUBBER-GROMMET-AHA5445-/351234413642. Very cheap too. :D

Here's the US version... www.ebay.com/itm/New-MG-Midget-Ausin-Healey-Sprite-inc-Bugeye-Fuel-Filler-Neck-Grommet-/171443499148


Thats a good find. 8)
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Re: Lucy

Postby tigerdog » Thu 24.11.2016, 21:57

Thanks, Phil!
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Re: Lucy

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 25.11.2016, 00:49

tigerdog wrote:Thanks, Phil!

You're welcome.. :-D
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Re: Lucy

Postby Steve A » Fri 03.02.2017, 20:51

:D Fitted it today (at long last :lol: ) it's a bit of a wrestle to get it in but it looks like it was meant to be 8)

Cheers Phil :bowdown:
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Re: Lucy

Postby John_W » Fri 03.02.2017, 22:48

Oooh - Matron!
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Re: Lucy

Postby C3LOS » Sun 05.03.2017, 20:33

To help fit the seal for future LECS, try 10% fairy liquid, 90% water
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Re: Lucy

Postby HJ2 » Mon 06.03.2017, 11:24

As always... top tips! 8)
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Re: Lucy

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 06.03.2017, 14:22

2nd tip is they are much easier to fit if warm and the rubber flexible. Warm day, warm garage or dunk it in hot water for several minutes ... maybe with "10% fairy liquid" :lol:
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Re: Lucy

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Sat 18.03.2017, 20:01

Brilliant tip! I was getting engine fumes inside the car, and started looking for routes to the inlet of the ventilation system. I began by sticking duct tape around the induction pipe as it emerges from the front wing, and that immediately solved the problem. I have now installed the grommet suggested by lotusflasherman, and I now have a proper fix. I might need to drip a little silicone sealant between the pipe and the grommet so that I get a really good seal.

I actually think that this is an important safety fix to avoid breathing engine fumes.
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Re: Lucy

Postby simonbuk » Sun 19.03.2017, 12:00

How does engine fumes get in via this route ?

Just bought one of these as noticed mine seems to have shrunk a bit !!
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Re: Lucy

Postby simonbuk » Fri 24.03.2017, 19:34

Got mine and fitted it, no water/washing up liquid needed but I guess it would have helped !!

Certainly looks a lot neater.
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Re: Lucy

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 24.03.2017, 22:44

Rusty Wishbone wrote:Brilliant tip! I was getting engine fumes inside the car, and started looking for routes to the inlet of the ventilation system. I began by sticking duct tape around the induction pipe as it emerges from the front wing, and that immediately solved the problem. I have now installed the grommet suggested by lotusflasherman, and I now have a proper fix. I might need to drip a little silicone sealant between the pipe and the grommet so that I get a really good seal.

I actually think that this is an important safety fix to avoid breathing engine fumes.

If you were getting engine fumes into the cockpit, then the connector from the intake tube has probably perished. The Ventilation system is supposed to get it's fresh air from the very front of the clam and that tubing is connected to the system with a foam coupling. When the foam perishes, the ventilation system gets it's air from the area near where the induction pipe passes through the bulkhead.

It is listed here: http://www.deroure.com/partinfo.asp?MAK ... PBID=62818

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Re: Lucy

Postby Giniw » Fri 24.03.2017, 23:20

Mmm, that is strange, I thought the air intake was on the other side?! (RH side)
Of course my Elan is a LHD so it may be reversed.
EDIT: on second thought, that would make sense since the blower is behind the glovebox.
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