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Old 02-05-2013, 06:32 AM   #201 (permalink)
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Thanks Guys!

No we are not hooking up the buzzer! I remember the pain in the butt the sensors in the seats were! (Haha) But I did want the fasten belt light to work, so I bought a timer relay. Now when you open either door the interior light comes on along with the fasten belt light that I wired into the circuit. When you close the door the lights stay on for a time that is adjustable. I have it set currently at about 5 seconds.

I am particularly proud of the use of the palm tree swizzle sticks to help get the rear window trim in! Inspired I sure my the need of a scotch after getting this completed! The closing strip gap is good except about 1/4 the way around the tight window curve on the drivers side. If we can get it in there the rest should not be too hard as I borrowed the correct tool to use. But I know it will not be easy, as the window itself was a royal pain!!

Also, if someone could measure the location of the door mirrors I would appreciate it. We have the Sebring mirrors and need to mount them at some point.
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The Carolina's seem to have an affinity for nice Europa's. I have one of the last TC Specials made and have had it for at least the last 30 years. It's a bit different from most simply because I can add gas to the tanks, air to the tires and oil to the engine but that's it. Don't do any work on mine that doesn't involve writing a check. Luckily I've found some very good mechanics, fiberglass body work and restoration specialists throughout the years wherever I've been. Probably not many parts remain from when it came from the factory. I don't expect to ever sell it so I don't worry about being original. It has twin weber's but they are 32/36's from a couple of year's ago and a Dave Bean header from years ago., It has a leather interior and lots of dynamat and fiberglass reinforcement. It will never be finished - I figure every summer when it's too hot to drive it's let's restore/upgrade/change something time. It's strictly a road car so I don't worry about a little extra pounds here and there. It was a full time daily driver in New Hampshire for many years but now it's a part time daily driver - no rain or really hot weather - but it generally gets driven every week. Pictures at Jerry's -
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:36 AM   #203 (permalink)
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Sebring mirror mount

Hi Chris & Dad --

I will trace you a template of the door holes for the stock Sebring mirror mounts and post it here if I can figure that out. Also, I've uncovered a stock gas tank sending unit while working on my project if yours fails or if you want to go "original".
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #204 (permalink)
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OH my i just came across this...and had flashbacks... i did a frame off restore/upragde of a lotus 72 TC big valve... it was in BAAAAD shape when i got it but was nearly complete car parts wise...after around a year an a lot of swear words i had it back on the road...

your parents are nuts(but cool)!!! my car was FAST! and low and i was scared to drive it on most roads with people around... it would lay down black stripes when switching to second gear!

im not jealous of you for the build but i am for your darn youth!!! LOL you can see mine on my avatar
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OH my i just came across this...and had flashbacks... i did a frame off restore/upragde of a lotus 72 TC big valve... it was in BAAAAD shape when i got it but was nearly complete car parts wise...after around a year an a lot of swear words i had it back on the road...

your parents are nuts(but cool)!!! my car was FAST! and low and i was scared to drive it on most roads with people around... it would lay down black stripes when switching to second gear!

im not jealous of you for the build but i am for your darn youth!!! LOL you can see mine on my avatar
Haha Thanks! My parents are awesome! I Love Them! I also have a Lotus Elan M100 that I drive daily, I will be upgrading that a little bit after the Europa is finished!

Update- My dad and I got some things done this weekend.
We fitted a resister to the coil because the electronic ignition we have on it needs a 3 OHM resistance. Afterwards we fired it up again today, just to make sure everything worked! It sounds incredible!! However my mom got pissed off because all the smoke alarms went off when we stated it and she had to go outside to get away from the noise. We aren't going to start again until we move the car the other way around where the exhaust if facing outside the garage.

We also made sure that all of our gauges are working, which they are! We fitted the window frames and glass, and glued in our A-pillar strips. We have the dash and crash pad fitted now!! It looks great! Just need to do some final trimming up on that and we will be good to go, oh and a little more wiring needs to be done, but as of right now everything works and is looking good!!

Finally got all the air out of our brake lines and the brake pedal feels good! We ordered a front spoiler a couple days ago, should be here soon. Put our pioneer speakers in our door panels, and they look good and match my 70's pioneer radio I have! I also completed my tool kit! My upholstery shop made me a nice bag, which is close the the original, and I got the wrench and the screw driver, to finish it!
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #207 (permalink)
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Hey Kid,

You and your dad are doing great! I know you can taste it now!

I think it's a hoot that you have a copy of the original tool kit! I especially like the screwdriver made from a piece of think wire and the pipe wrench!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:01 AM   #208 (permalink)
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Hey Kid,

You and your dad are doing great! I know you can taste it now!

I think it's a hoot that you have a copy of the original tool kit! I especially like the screwdriver made from a piece of think wire and the pipe wrench!

Keep up the good work!
Thanks BDA! Yes we are really close, I can almost feel me driving the car right now! We will get back at next weekend and hopefully finish up the dash, wires, and put some other interior trim in!

Stay tuned!
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What did you use on the firewall between the engine and interior?
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Like that Pioneer radio. Wish I had a proper analog tuning period piece, in stereo. Someone out there?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:41 AM   #211 (permalink)
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We used Cool-It Mat by Thermo-Tec from JEGS. Mylar towards the engine. I used it on both sides of the firewall.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:52 PM   #212 (permalink)
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Update!

Finished the crash pad and bolted the dash all the way in! Everything looks great and all the grounds are hooked up and everything is working! Bolted the steering column up as well, we will put the steering wheel on later after we get all the wires up and carpet in.

We fitted the passenger side window frame, and glass. We put in our window motor too; however, when we pressed our button up the window went up but not all the way. Its a about half an inch at most away from the top, and we don't know how to fix it... My dad wants to cut the arm off and weld it back to a more upward position to raise the window up more to make it seal at the top. Has anyone had trouble with this?? We are confused and scared that the other one will do the same...
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #213 (permalink)
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More great pictures! It's really coming together nicely!
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #214 (permalink)
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Hello

I like a Europe too.
It will be helpful for your project ?

LOTUS EUROPA S 2 - YouTube

Good Luck !

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Old 03-12-2013, 08:04 AM   #215 (permalink)
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I didn't understand a word he said, but his car is beautiful!!!
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I didn't understand a word he said, but his car is beautiful!!!
+1 that car is gorgeous!

Update will come later today once I get home and take pictures of all the stuff we did the past weekend!
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #217 (permalink)
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Hello

I'm japanese.
This shop is very famous in japan.
I had done from 30 years ago to this shop.
This shop is Specialist at expert the Lotus Europe.

I had helped a lot to him.
They are making a many original parts of Europa.

I think they will shipping to the United States If you need.

" TECHNICAL SHOP HAPPY:ロータスヨーロッパ,エスプリ,エラン,エリーゼ "

If you are interested, please looking this site ?
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I like a Europe too.
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LOTUS EUROPA S 2 - YouTube

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Wow. Makes ours look like it had been buried and dug up! Can't really imagine how much fun to drive that would be.
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Update! I took pictures when I got home from soccer, than had to go to work, sorry for the delay... haha

We did a lot this weekend! Interior is finished with the exception of the interior door panels, wiring up speakers and getting our window motors in and making those work! Seat belts are in too. Got our front spoiler, painted it, than put that on. Put the spare tire in with the jack and tool kit in the front compartment. We will put the hood on later. We probably did more but I can't remember.

WE won't be working on the car for the next 2 weekends. This weekend I have a soccer tournament and than the next is Spring Break. However after that we will be back at it again and hope to finish it very soon!!!
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