Early Lotus Seven

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Should be lots of fun and will go like the proverbial brown stuff off a shovel !.
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It arrived yesterday & is absolutely AWESOME!

But, a little consolation to any Lotus haters out there. . . . .

It did break down twice, with two different faults in 9 miles :lol:

Nothing but teething troubles, I hope :oops:
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That's a good one! Show off! :lol:

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I'll join the club, took the Elan out for a short shakedown run tonight and broke down, had to be recovered. It was running sweet as a nut in the garage but started spitting and pulling up then wouldn't take any throttle at all. Rebuilt Webbers, new pump and fuel line, tank cleaned out. Just teething troubles :lol:
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Seems to be running OK now though :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAzNAsfA4w
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Sounds well!
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Re: Early Lotus Seven

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Your bonnet has fallen off now ;)

Please put an air filter on. Are those Lucas spot lights?
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Might put gauzes / tea strainers on, but but it won't get enough use to justify full filters.

Yup, body was off to try & identiufy where a small water leak was coming from. Turned out to be the base of the swirl pot.

The lamps are what were supplied from new. They are Lucas 576's but fitted with full & dopped beam. Don't imagine they work too well at night :)

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Re: Early Lotus Seven

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mk1 wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:13 am Mini sold.

Lotus Seven bought :D

More soon.
Just caught up with this, great news, enjoy. Mine is awesome now done 9,000 miles with minimal issues and a big grin. Mine is #1075 so close in ages, April 1961.

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mk1 wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:29 pm It arrived yesterday & is absolutely AWESOME!

But, a little consolation to any Lotus haters out there. . . . .

It did break down twice, with two different faults in 9 miles :lol:

Nothing but teething troubles, I hope :oops:
Only just discovered this post! I sold my Lotus 7 last year, it was a 1962 with the 1310? Cosworth engine. Owned for around 7 years but never got round to restoring it and sold it on as a project - believe it is now back on the road...
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