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Postby Rambo » Sat 04.08.2018, 19:55

sideways wrote:Finally, here at last, first drive and apart from a few minor wrinkles...I am impressed, I didn't open it up as I haven't yet had it on the hoist for a full and proper inspection but it feels nice and 'tight'.

More to report and a couple of photos once I have given it a deeper look.

Nice hot day, AC works, hair blown back and, best of all, SHE likes it so I don't have to justify my madness with this car. :D :D :D

Now on the hunt for owners/shop manual but not in a rush, this will be truly a summer car. (summer = any time the temp is above 40 F).

Hmm, so what is this moates EX switch, I wonder...


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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby sideways » Sun 05.08.2018, 19:22

Ahem, I promise, I did do a search (multiples in fact) conferred with Mr Google and wandered all over moates.net but I still do not know why I have one of his shiny EX Switch thingies in my car.

I watched their video and still don't know the 'why' of this thing.

Must be an age thing...

Regardless, I am once again taking it out for a drive - because I can and because I should and because I must. :D
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Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 05.08.2018, 20:43

Click on the link at the top of the page for Mountain Chips. The multi-program chip uses a Moates switcher to select which program the driver want to use that trip.

Go over to instructions and look at the page for Setup of EX switcher.

The link for installation of switcher kit is the earlier version for multi-program Elan Chips
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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby sideways » Sun 05.08.2018, 21:03

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:Click on the link at the top of the page for Mountain Chips. The multi-program chip uses a Moates switcher to select which program the driver want to use that trip.

Go over to instructions and look at the page for Setup of EX switcher.

The link for installation of switcher kit is the earlier version for multi-program Elan Chips


Thanks, I guess that means I have one of those chippy things then. (I have zero info on the car from the seller).
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Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 05.08.2018, 21:08

That would be my guess.
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Postby sideways » Sun 05.08.2018, 22:05

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:That would be my guess.


Never having driven one of these I had no idea what to expect, goes rather well :D :D :D

Now back to my reading...
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Postby esprit888 » Mon 06.08.2018, 00:41

sideways wrote:
Brit-Car-Nut wrote:That would be my guess.


Never having driven one of these I had no idea what to expect, goes rather well :D :D :D

Now back to my reading...

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What kind of boost are you seeing?
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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby sideways » Mon 06.08.2018, 03:33

esprit888 wrote:
sideways wrote:
Brit-Car-Nut wrote:That would be my guess.


Never having driven one of these I had no idea what to expect, goes rather well :D :D :D

Now back to my reading...

:burnout:
What kind of boost are you seeing?


Haven't taken note other than to see it actually moving, need a decent stretch of road to do get a proper read.
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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby sideways » Mon 06.08.2018, 22:24

Took it for a little run, boost appears to go to 0.8(ish) regardless of what setting I use on the EX switch. Again, it was a very quick test but based on how it drives when you welly it, I probably won't be doing much adjustment.

Very pleasing car, much better than I had expected.

We need some groceries, which is usually done by herself but I volunteered to run up to the store for them, via the next town, probably... :D
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Postby Saltire » Tue 07.08.2018, 07:28

sideways wrote:. . . . via the next town, probably... :D


I need a couple of things taken to some relatives in Burns Lake, BC. Any time you fancy a quick trip :lol:
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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby sideways » Sat 08.09.2018, 22:12

Got my collector status approved , so new plates to go on as soon as I receive them and with that a reduction in insurance cost.

Also, finally figured out how to post photos

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A bit nicer than my first Elan.

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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby John_W » Sat 08.09.2018, 23:21

:smt023 :smt023
Looking good - both of them.
The original one looks like it’s in the UK.
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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby sideways » Sun 09.09.2018, 00:29

John_W wrote::smt023 :smt023
Looking good - both of them.
The original one looks like it’s in the UK.


It was, when I lived there, cost me £200.
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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby dapinky » Sun 09.09.2018, 10:03

MOD housing?

My first Lotus was an S4 SE ('G' plate) - but I didn't get it for a bargain like £200.....

..... although if I'd kept it, it would have been financially worthwhile by now
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Re: New to this forum, not new to Lotus and certainly not ne

Postby sideways » Sun 09.09.2018, 17:37

dapinky wrote:MOD housing?

My first Lotus was an S4 SE ('G' plate) - but I didn't get it for a bargain like £200.....

..... although if I'd kept it, it would have been financially worthwhile by now


Yes, MOD housing - my last station was RAF Henlow, and we were housed at Cardington...that was back in 1967, hence the price and that was my first of a few Lotus the M100 being my 8th.
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