Welcome to a new chapter in your Lotus ownership. As well as meeting like-minded Lotus enthusiasts, Lotus Drivers Club members enjoy a wide range of benefits. These include a subscription to the clubs Chicane magazine, exclusive national and local events, access to technical help and advice, track days and driving adventures. The clubs philosophy is embedded in our name - to get members and enthusiasts out and driving their Lotus at every opportunity.
The club has been successfully attending track day events for over 40 years. In the last few years these have included Pembrey, Anglesey, Curborough, Castle Coombe, Donington, Bruntingthorpe and Brands Hatch.
The Lotus Drivers Club is proud to be a member of the MSA. The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is recognised as the sole motor sport governing body for the United Kingdom by the world governing body, the FIA.
Hello LDC, I hope that you are all well, and stay well.
I am after some ideas/advice....
I have a Lucas 43D distributor with Lumenition optical inners on the Esprit S1 907 engine. Oil escapes from the distributor shaft and onto the engine. I dont recall ever seeing a seal in the shaft, so assume that a decent seal was made previously by the distributor clamp. I purchased a distributor shaft oil seal from SJSportsCars but have since been informed that these seals will only fit with an original Lotus spec distributor. I also purchased a new robust distributor clamp.
Any ideas of whether I can get this "original" spec seal to fit, or any seal, or is there is a tried and tested way to prevent oil leakage?
I look forward to hearing from someone.
Just to let you know we are still very much open and hopefully its business as usual wherever possible.
As from Monday our quotes team will be on hand for any new quotations as per the below:-
Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday – 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday 10 am -2 pm
Currently our service teams opening hours for existing clients are unaffected.
Please feel free to visit the following FAQ link for advice around Coronavirus and insurance:-
During this uncertain period you may wish to look into laid up insurance so if this is the case please feel free to drop me a line.
We have had to cancel Angelsey, the accommodation got cancelled and Jules is on the "at risk" list so she's in for 12 weeks now.
MSV have closed their circuits and I guess others might follow soon. LOT refunded entry fee very quickly, top class.
We'll meet again, don't know where don't know when. (One for the oldies)