Lotus Elan

Elan S4 / S4, Sprint, Plus 2 original fuel filler cap

PostPost by: ROADRUNNER » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:45 am

Pitted, but in reasonable condition.

£20 plus postage.
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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:13 pm

You can buy them new for £24-25.
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PostPost by: draenog » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:26 pm

JimE wrote:You can buy them new for £24-25.

Yes, if you don't mind an Indian-made repro. Get it direct from India for 20 quid here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112604102948
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PostPost by: JimE » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:11 pm

Thanks for that. SJ Sportscars advertise them but I hadn't appreciated they are re-pros. I'll get mine re-chromed instead. Jim
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PostPost by: draenog » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:24 am

JimE wrote:Thanks for that. SJ Sportscars advertise them but I hadn't appreciated they are re-pros. I'll get mine re-chromed instead. Jim

There are low quality repros out there so you have to be careful. I've previously looked at the one on SJ Sportcars and as it doesn't show a picture of the underside you can't tell. Price-wise 30 quid ex VAT, makes it cheap for a genuine one and expensive for a repro...

This one on ebay is genuine (40 quid):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-CEANDESS-FLIP-UP-FUEL-PETROL-CAP-NORTON-COMMANDO-BSA-A65-ETC/321992008857?epid=2225232576&hash=item4af8382499:g:66QAAOSwFMZWqnUu

It's vented so you'd need to solder the hole up if using it on a +2.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:19 pm

If you solder the hole up to use on a +2 it will still leak :o
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:27 pm

Be careful when re-chroming. The buffer can easily knock down the nice, sharp edge that the center raised portion has. The aforementioned genuine one may be genuine but looks to be rechromed as the edge is not very
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PostPost by: pereirac » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:02 pm

The original UK manufacturer is still around..http://www.ceandess.co.uk

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