Hi. My name's simon. I'm a first time elise S1 owner. Bought my elise last December and Have been slowly been upgrading it since. I haven't been to/joined any lotus enthusiast meets or clubs. The main reason for joining here is the lack of clubs where I live and I could use some extra knowledge for maintenance/repair work as I'm not entirely familiar with the entire chassis.
Currently I have swapped the K series for a 3.0 V6 from a clio sport and modified the chassis to carry the new engine in a roll cage style mount system. I've only opened the front hatch to top up fluid and remap the ECU. I've currently hit a snag in that I need to replace a blue dynam battery with a corroded -ve terminal and the battery clamp is pinned to the chassis by 1 bolt. The bolt tightens but when turned anticlockwise it just spins with no give. I can only assume the thread has disintegrated somewhere close to the head.
It looks like clamp is attached straight onto the chassis underneath the glass. Can anyone advise of a way to access the other side of the bolt (preferably with room enough for a cutting tool?