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All the front end radiator pipes have now been attached, I made use of some aluminium tube to connect the 90 degree hose bends together. On the top right you can see the temperature sender insert, this had to be purchased separately as the one supplied with the Vapor unit is for a motorcycle.

Adequate space to fit the outer seatbelt harness was restricted due to the the width of the Lotus seat runners, so my only option was to weld a bracket in between the space frame to take the harness mounting point.

The fuel tank is firmly fixed down using four old type mini exhaust brackets or cotton reels as they are sometimes known.

The original donor fuel sender is used, but as the fuel tank has a greater depth then the original donor tank, it has to be extended using threaded bar and locking nuts, also I have extended the length of the float arm a couple of inch's, so that I can get an accurate fuel measurement. I was also careful to make sure there was no chance of the cables rubbing on the threaded bar, I don't want a short circuit here!

Fuel tank with the locking fuel cap and sender/ fuel pump fitted in place. Hylomar sealant was used to seal the sender and cap in place as it is fuel resistant.
A bracket was fabricated out of 3mm steel for the push/ pull gear cables. A bit of time was spent making sure they were welded in just the right place.

Because space is at a premium, I decided to use a smaller header tank from a Vauxhall Corsa, it seems just right for the job.

MEV supplied Stainless Exhaust fitted.
I decided to have the air filter as high as possible so that it should suck mainly cold air in from the boot air duct, this should make sure that I wont get a drop in horsepower. The donors pipe work with a bit of fiddling provided the hose that was required.

Side repeaters fitted from the donor and PU'd in to place, I think it looks the part.
Battery housing fabricated, not a bit of movement when bolted in.

  Throttle pedal assembly fabricated from scratch, end point adjustment stops yet to be made.
The fuel feed and return pipes, the connector with nothing on it will be the tanks breather pipe. The sender assembly was then fixed in to place by carefully drilling eight holes equally around the edge and bolting using stainless steel self tapping screws then sealed with Hylomar.
A picture of the rear brake pipe bracket.

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