Head Light Motor Rebuilding

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Head Light Motor Rebuilding

Postby Ekapol » Fri 15.09.2006, 22:37

Ok ... so I did it -- US driver side. Another genious design.

I start to think Lotus intentionally did all these, just that we all can have fun :shock:


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Good karma helped me. Finally out the bolt. :shock:
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Postby Ekapol » Fri 15.09.2006, 22:39

BEFORE PICTURE :shock:

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Postby Ekapol » Sat 16.09.2006, 05:56

Lotus way to have fun :shock:

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You will need the extension that looks like this:


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Postby TheBard » Fri 22.09.2006, 15:36

Ah the light motor mounts... when repairing mine I wondered "why does this bolt feel so greasy, I don't remember putting any grease on it."
After several minutes of struggling, and eventually dropping the bolt I discovered the fibreglass opening had sliced my fingers and the slippery fluid was blood!

Ah well, at least on a calypso red car it doesn't show ;)

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Postby Elanlover » Fri 22.09.2006, 19:13

Did Doug sell you a lemon? Window cable, headlight pod...........what's next??? :wink:

Actually, he would have sold you more of a lime I suppose...........
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Postby Ekapol » Fri 22.09.2006, 23:45

Hello... After all the chasing, I got you at last :-D

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Typical "Granola" shot.

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Modeling skill comes in handy -- quick spraying job -- OEM black. Redid another beer-cap knob too.

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Postby Doug » Sat 23.09.2006, 00:11

Elanlover wrote:Did Doug sell you a lemon? Window cable, headlight pod...........what's next??? :wink:

Actually, he would have sold you more of a lime I suppose...........


I like to think of it as "Lemon-Lime"!!

In fact I told him I rebuilt the right side and I gave him the parts to rebuild the left side for when it went bad -- but honestly the left had never acted up with me as the boss :smt066
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Postby Ekapol » Sat 23.09.2006, 00:22

Yes, Ian I remember a lot of sharp corner in there. :evil: All Lotus factory mechanics must have really skinny arms :shock:

Did Doug sell you a lemon? Window cable, headlight pod...........what's next???

ElanLover: I can't really tell for sure. But if the question was "what's before"???, I can show you my list :-D

Seriously, It's brillant whatever Doug did to this car. I can only thank him for all the love he has for Stripey.
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Postby Ekapol » Sat 23.09.2006, 00:27

Tada~ :smt026 Ever seen a guy so happy just because his lights are up? I must be weird.

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So now, here comes our one million dollar question. "Why is it always dark when I finish whatever Lotus project?" :-D
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Postby Elanlover » Sat 23.09.2006, 14:31

Ekapol wrote:
So now, here comes our one million dollar question. "Why is it always dark when I finish whatever Lotus project?" :-D


Its not finishing your projects when it gets dark out that you have to worry about. Its when you finish and its starting to light out AGAIN that you need to be concerned about........... :wink:
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Postby Ekapol » Tue 26.09.2006, 01:54

ElanLover: I can't really tell for sure. But if the question was "what's before"???, I can show you my list


Another oilchange last weekend gave me the answer to your question -- right outter CV-boot :-D
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Postby Doc Fizzix » Tue 26.09.2006, 04:43

Ekapol wrote:Image


Ok, I am finding this strange. Under the wheel wells of every Elan I have ever seen the color is always the same color as the body.

Now with stripey, first behind the door panels and now under the wheel well I see WHITE!

Do other so called "green" Elans have the same strange shortage of green paint everywhere? A good reason to buy a red Elan, Lotus paints everything to match and does not "short" you on the color :D :wink:
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Postby Ekapol » Tue 26.09.2006, 19:59

A lazy man's job :shock: He thought his boss wouldn't know :-D

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Postby muley » Tue 26.09.2006, 21:59

Yeah, but look how clean the chassis rail and brake pipes are! Mine are covered with crud and rust due to being used on our English turnpikes for 15 or so years...

Good pics, useful notes



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Postby Doug » Tue 26.09.2006, 22:03

and I coulda had them cleaner if Lotus didn't drip their adhesive crud all overaround the car too . . . :wink:
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Postby Ekapol » Wed 27.09.2006, 00:31

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See Doug, I try to keep them clean too :smt026
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Postby Doug » Wed 27.09.2006, 00:42

Excellent work :smt023

I am most impressed with the appropriate green rag on the jack stand so to avoid the smallest of scrapes :-D
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Postby Elanlover » Wed 27.09.2006, 13:56

Doug wrote:Excellent work :smt023

I am most impressed with the appropriate green rag on the jack stand so to avoid the smallest of scrapes :-D


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Postby Ultimatt » Sat 30.09.2006, 12:02

Need a bit of guidance guys.

My headlight motor has just died. Usual symptoms: for the last couple weeks, the motor has been whirring for 10 seconds after they are turned off. Then today, they just didn't pop up and there appears to be no strength in the motor to lift or hold the pod open.

Do any of you guys know if there is a UK supplier of a repair kit or am I needing to go to Rodney Dickman? I've emailed AB motorsport for their option but my email has come back undeliverable.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Doc Fizzix » Sat 30.09.2006, 21:40

Doc Fizzix wrote:
Ekapol wrote:Image


Ok, I am finding this strange. Under the wheel wells of every Elan I have ever seen the color is always the same color as the body.

Now with stripey, first behind the door panels and now under the wheel well I see WHITE!

Do other so called "green" Elans have the same strange shortage of green paint everywhere? A good reason to buy a red Elan, Lotus paints everything to match and does not "short" you on the color :D :wink:


Ok, I am wrong. Was working on the car today (removing the oil cooler) and inside my fenders are also white. My bad
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