Hi I'm John and I live in Bath in the west of England. I have owned Lotuses for the last 43 years. My love of the marque was stimulated at university in the late 60s. I went to University College London and my Thermodynamics Professor had taught Colin Chapman there in the late 40s and recounted many tales, and the first Lotuses were made just up the road from there. My current car is a 1973 Lotus Elan +2S 130/5 which I have owned since 1977. I started rebuilding it many years ago but life seemed to get in the way a lot of the time, but now I'm retired I'm restarting with relish. Unfortunately a lot of the early notes I made on taking the car apart are scant to say the least so I'll be asking a few questions especially of those who have a Elan +2 in one piece! I'm starting with a question about the battery which I'll post separately.
Best regards to all other Lotus enthusiasts