Thursday, March 10, 2011

Restoring the S1 Lotus Esprit Pedal Box

The pedal box on my S1 Lotus Esprit was in perfect shape albeit a little deteriorated. The brake master cylinder had leaked, probably for a decade, sending brake fluid down into the pedal box assembly. Most of the paint was falling off and there was some light surface rust.

While the pedal box isn’t really a component you see from inside of an Esprit, I decided to disassemble everything and have the pieces refinished, replacing the hardware along the way and the throttle return spring. After having ordered a new brake light switch and new pedal rubbers, I’m still waiting for those to arrive from overseas. Otherwise, it was a really simple job.

The pedal box needed some attention after being removed from the car.

The freshly powder coated unit assembled with new hardware.

Job done!

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