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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:15 am

Definitely not for me :shock:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:36 pm

Then I take it you don't want to hear about ice fishing or ice racing or snowmobile racing . Gilles Villeneuve was the first to figure out he could deflect the warm air from his breath with racers tape so the visor would not freeze up and impede his visibility when he raced snowmobiles ----ed
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:33 pm

The very word 'ice' strikes terror to my heart :) But maybe those snow things you ride around on could be fun ?
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:22 pm

Pretty much ... you have to leave your clothes on :lol: . but if you start with a barn find like this you end up with a good car in the spring ..it was chilly outside .ed
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:07 pm

Did you renovate that ? Well done. In the picture it somewhat resembles the Elan and Seven which are rotting around the corner from me (damn !) :cry:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:47 pm

a little thought a manual and some cheap tools and you can do it too ----really ---ed
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:15 pm

I guess an engineer Degree helps .....
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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:45 pm

so.... are writing?????ed
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:31 am

Yes Ed, I am writing. Slow going though - only 2K words so far :oops: But already some 'interesting stuff' ....
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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:07 am

Good for you.....we wait breathlessly,,Snow is on the way and something good to read beside the fire along with warming fluids is needed,,,...........HARUMPH .....WERE STILL WAITING ......SNOW IS COMING .....ed
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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:09 am

have the lions got you Maureen?????ed
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:45 pm

So on my way to Heathrow I did one of my pilgrimages & went by the old Cheshunt factory. Absolutely raining Cats & Dogs, but enjoy the pictures.

The Building to the right were the main Offices with the factory behind. Unlike prior posts the factory is now inhabited by Plastek & very busy which bodes well for their survival. The offices seem to be not used, window frames were busy rotting away etc.
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:08 am

Great pictures - thank you. To the best of my recollection, the building now used by Monster Gym was also where Team Lotus was located.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:36 pm

Maureen B-N wrote:Great pictures - thank you. To the best of my recollection, the building now used by Monster Gym was also where Team Lotus was located.
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I think I read somewhere that Seven (7) production was down stairs & Team Lotus upstairs, they must have all been very short people!
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:03 pm

I don't remember it that way. It was a long time ago but I seem to remember Components people were in the offices at the front, and Team Lotus has the rest of the building. Of course I could be wrong.
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