Urgent Help with 1974 Lotus Europa
I had been looking for a great Europa for a long time. I purchased recently at a collectible car auction that was completly restored. 30,000 original miles and all service records from day 1. I drove the car out from the auction and noticed that when in 3rd gear, the shifter pops out of gear when you take the foot off the peddle. I took it to my local exotic car guy (who does all my cars) and he tried many ways to adjust the shifter so it would stay in gear. No such luck. His recommend is to drop the Tranny and see what's wrong. His big concern is if he does this, that we will not find replacement parts.
JLE says they have no parts. I've seen talk about some that upgraded to the Renault 365 Transmission.
Does anyone have any recommends on what to do?
1. Where I can get parts for a 4 speed Tranny?
2. Where I can go to get a replacement Transmission perhaps even upgrade it to 5 speed?
3. Perhaps this problem has happened to you and you fixed it?
4. Car is in Southern California.
Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated.