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Garage / Re: Gear Change
« Last post by johnmi on Today at 12:28:15 AM »
Sorry should have said its on a 1971 S2, the linkage is not damage and i have cleaned and greased all the joints, set it to the dimensions in the service manual but can only get 1st and 3rd, it is not throwing the linkage far enough to the rear to get 2nd, 4th and reverse. Its what i adjust that i need to know.
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Garage / Re: Restoration of 74 TCS - 044615R
« Last post by 4129R on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 11:03:45 PM »
I used 2 metal trestles each side at the front, and 2 at the rear (bandstands). Put 4 x 2s across side to side. Put a 4 x 2 in the front where the spare wheel goes side to side. Ditto at the rear about where the petrol tanks are located, and with simple ratchet straps, just pulled the shell off the chassis.

The shell without doors, seats and other easily removable stuff is quite light. I could lift one end on my own. 
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Garage / Re: Gear Change
« Last post by EuropaTC on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 09:37:56 PM »
I think it would help if you could post some photos of what you've got. I'm not clear if it's the S2 or later TC version you're trying to sort out. If it's the TC then there's no welds other than those holding the front & rear UJ's in place, so someone has been either repairing or "improving" the linkage  ;)

Brian
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Garage / Re: Restoration of 74 TCS - 044615R
« Last post by EuropaTC on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 09:33:31 PM »
For those of you who have removed the body from the frame; How easy should the body separate from the frame. What's been everyone's experience?
It's been a while but I like the other guys here, I don't recall it being too difficult. I used 2 trolley jacks and lifted it a few inches at a time, allowing the weight of the chassis to pull itself out of the body.  (once the oil pipe had been removed that is  ::)  )

However I lifted the body off a rolling chassis so there was some weight to assist the operation. When I changed the chassis on the Elan I had removed the engine and most of the running gear and that was harder to separate, I remember levering it with crowbars to break the accumulation of rust & dirt holding it in place around the rear turrets.

Brian
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Garage / Re: Rebuilding an 821 is EMOTIONAL
« Last post by jbcollier on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 04:56:19 PM »
Usually liner seals are not included in an engine gasket set.  Someone is sealing them old ebay out of Australia and Meca Parts carries them as well.
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Garage / Re: TCS tire size
« Last post by Grumblebuns on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 04:19:54 PM »
Fond memories of the Stahlflex 3011s on my TCS, still have them on the front as rim protectors. A couple of years ago, had the Nexens 185/60R/13s on all four corners of my TCS (since sold).

You can probably find budget tires in 185/13 and 205/13 sizes but why bother, you're driving a Lotus. For performance tires,  only the Toyo R888s were available and probably still are.

Poking around the internet found these Yokohama A048s from Vulcan tires for a very good price. Haven't check availability, may be old pricing.

https://www.vulcantire.com/cgi-bin/tiresearch.cgi

Choice comes down to how hard you drive your Europa and type of climate you live in. I live in Southern California so have year round good driving weather. Let us know what tires you choose.

 
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Garage / Re: Rebuilding an 821 is EMOTIONAL
« Last post by dakazman on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 04:03:24 PM »
Skippy did you get all the liner seals with the complete gasket set?
I noticed you said gaskets several times with different vendors
I am on the same path enemy with the guides and other prombems with helicoils
Coming out of an a 844 hemi head.
Thanks JB an skippy
Dakazman
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FS/WTB: Europa Parts / Re: WTB - TCS Rev Counter
« Last post by jbcollier on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 03:39:33 PM »
They can be repaired.
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FS/WTB: Europa Parts / Re: WTB - TCS Rev Counter
« Last post by Europa73 on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 03:31:08 PM »
Cheers,

Will do!
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Garage / Re: cam/detent mechanism on 365 gearbox
« Last post by BDA on Wednesday,August 23, 2017, 03:30:37 PM »
The only "adjustment" I'm aware of is taking a file to one of the cam "ears." I had planned on experimenting with it if I had kept my 365 (as long as I had a spare), but I sold it and replaced it with an NG3.
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