Lotus Elan

Early Plus 2 ammeter

PostPost by: Lotus 50 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:05 am

The ammeter that came with my car is Lucas. Did they all have Lucas ammeters? Mine is shot and a Smiths gage resides in the dash now
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:25 am

Mine also came with a Lucas, but I think the incorrect kind (needle pointed up instead of down, rounded bezel).

I'm going a smiths voltmeter soon.
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PostPost by: geni » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:50 am

for all models of Lotus, question:
is it better to have voltmeter or amperemeter? benefits -inconvenient
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PostPost by: Craven » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:20 pm

Generally, ammeter for dynamo voltmeter for alternator. A voltmeter is a much simpler to do but an ammeter does provide a lot more information.
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PostPost by: geni » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 am

Not enough ! give us and share your opinion
good for the Lotus people
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PostPost by: Craven » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:06 pm

Suggest you start a new thread of your own.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:07 am

The Service Parts List illustrations show the ammeters as Smiths. I appreciate that might not be conclusive.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:08 am

geni wrote:for all models of Lotus, question:
is it better to have voltmeter or amperemeter? benefits -inconvenient


Issue being discussed here, although the topic title refers to an Elan which did not get either when new

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=45572

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