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Offline CLW

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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #105 on: Wednesday,June 19, 2013, 11:07:10 AM »
Yes I just thought it looked better. The chrome trim came from Banks.

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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #106 on: Wednesday,June 19, 2013, 12:49:42 PM »
If you go to RD Manuals and look at body parts, panels you can find the strips around the windshield shown as:
BA 20   A054B1621Z               1   1   1   1         Trim - windscreen Internal Top   Up to Chassis No. 1657P - 1088Q - 2468R
   B050B6209Z               1   1   1   1         Trim - windscreen Internal Top and Sides   From Chassis No. 1658P - 1089Q - 2469R

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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #107 on: Tuesday,August 06, 2013, 08:53:32 AM »
After 2 and a half years my Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special #3675R is complete!  :D :D :D

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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #108 on: Tuesday,August 06, 2013, 09:41:02 AM »
 :trophy: Way to go. Very nice restoration. Have fun driving your car!  :pirate:
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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #109 on: Tuesday,August 06, 2013, 12:53:11 PM »
Chris, incredible job on the restoration. You should be proud of yourself.

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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #110 on: Wednesday,August 07, 2013, 12:22:42 AM »
Lovely job, be proud.
One thing though. You appear to have a breather pipe with air filter that emerges by your cambox, above the height of the engine. I don't think that's a great idea. All the condensate, oil mist and emulsion will be unable to escape, and twinks are hard-breathing engines. It is better to lead that either into a catch-can, or into the airbox as originally designed. Your way, all the gunk will end up in the oilpan, where you don't want it.
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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #111 on: Wednesday,August 07, 2013, 06:07:38 PM »
Thanks Guys! Its a blast to drive!!

I'm still looking for a breather tube with the flame resistor. Right now we are just venting the crankcase.

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Re: 3675R Restoration
« Reply #112 on: Thursday,August 08, 2013, 05:07:11 AM »
Then point your tube down, without the filter, like early Elans. With it pointing up like you have it, water WILL drain into your oilpan. There's nowhere else for it to go.