Okay I did a search but it came up blank. How does the outside gas cap open. I read in one post the the Euro car has a lock on it. On the Fed car, can anyone just come up and tamper with your gas cap and get into your tank?
In the Miata, the gas cap is opened by a lever in the center console, which is lockable. However, I rarely lock mine, even with the top down much of the time. In 14 years, nobody has messed with the gas. However, somebody did steal my ash tray and made off with about $20 in change (and it cost me $40 to replace).
Another question for Friday: does the cap lock and have some kind of inside release?
The Elise cap on the cars at show were all glued shut to keep them from being stolen, they're spring operated, ie when the spring gets to a certain point the cap opens all the way, it is strictly manual and has NO remote release or lock. The gas cap underneath does not lock, I'm told they couldn't fit a locking cap in the space.
I'm sure there's some way to fit a locking gas cap under that gas cap door. I'm not particularly worried.
That door would also look good with the Lotus logo etched into it. I'm sure someone can do it aftermarket with an engraver.
- Serial number of the car (Lotus Elise #21 of 2500) or something like that
-That design excellence e with the crown and wing
-a perma-grin smiley face
-"This vehicle protected by Smith and Wesson"
-"93 OCTANE ONLY"
-"SCCA SW DIV CHAMPION 20XX"