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For sale - unique mouse nest from S2 chassis turret

PostPost by: dunclentdr » Tue May 10, 2016 11:05 pm

Found this mouse nest, with nuts, in the chassis turret of S2, imported from the US.

Unique Lotus artefact, open to sensible offers.

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PostPost by: wthode » Tue May 10, 2016 11:21 pm

I tend to think you should be fined for illegal export of priceless wildlife remains.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed May 11, 2016 6:55 am

Put it on eBay - betcha get bids. It's an antique after all.

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PostPost by: RichC » Wed May 11, 2016 7:49 am

certainly isn't unique !! I had one there & another beside petrol tank .
Son had his 1978 midget in the barn this winter as well and I found a mouse nest in the sheepskin rug he keeps on the drivers seat.... v cosy!

i think we caught about 20 mice over this winter once we laid traps .
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PostPost by: nomad » Fri May 13, 2016 6:27 pm

I've had good luck with quality cloths dryer fabric softener sheets stuffed every where a mouse can get and under all four wheels. That and plenty of mouse traps baited with peanut butter. Nearly impossible to get the smell out of a car. I HATE them meese's!!! :evil:

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PostPost by: ElanSprint1558 » Sat May 21, 2016 11:23 am

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Not a classic, but I recently had my V70R LPG system wiped out by a nesting mouse - wiring loom coatings clearly add a touch of bling!
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:12 pm

I see your nest :
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And raise you squirrels
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PostPost by: Wickey » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:58 pm

My car started then just conked out.......would start and run for just a few seconds......the nice man from the AA said my exhaust/silencer was blocked looking for a stuffed potato:?: Could not help sawing the old silencer in half to find it full of old newspapers and plastic from a nest. Next year the boiler in the outhouse packed up again mice had shredded the wiring......... :x Cost over ?1000 to fix but finally found the utimate solution :lol:
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PostPost by: Chancer » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:01 pm

Not Elan related but this is what the feckers did to my hot water pipe Under the floor of my UK pied ? terre.


That is multi-couche pipe with a metal inner layer, they got through it just enough to give themselves a hot spring/sauna :lol:

I thought that my hot water heater was failing, as it is a timber building, a bit like a log cabin if I had not found it when I did it could have destroyed the whole building in my absence.

I brought some resident mice to France in my Lotus, they in turn procreated, possibly with French mice and went on to ravage all the priceless historic Panhard race cars where I first stored the Elan, seemingly they preferred the taste :lol:
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