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PostPost by: jcocking » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:22 pm

What do you consider the top 5 posts of LotusElan.net? Which posts do you revisit on a regular basis?

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PostPost by: jimj » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:49 pm

Apart from mine? you mean. Surely the one with the most hits would be most widely popular but ones with pictures seem most interesting.
It`s noticeable that ones with a snappy title, say; " look at these $100 bills I found under my dashboard veneer", as an unlikely example, are more likely to attract arttention even if the content is less interesting than something prosaic but fascinating.
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PostPost by: PeterK » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:03 pm

For me the top two are Gary / Pissant's brief epistle on his various rebuilds (Sow's Ear) and the [whisper mode on] the Zetec mods [/whisper mode off]
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:20 pm

My top posts tend to be the ongoing car restoration posts, like Sows Ear. Otherwise, it depends on what I am working on at that time, cooling system, electric, suspension, body... So the new reorganization is working out great for me. Cheers, Dan
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PostPost by: rodlittle » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:33 pm

Got to be Garry's Sows ear for me
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PostPost by: elanner » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:54 pm

The thread that I find myself going back to regularly (beyond whatever I need for my project-du-jour) is the one Gary started of photos of engine bays. It always provides me with ideas of how/where things should/could be done.

It's not always easy to find, so:


Now that I think about it the easier it can be made to add photos to entries, the better. People having difficulty adding photos is a common refrain.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:04 pm

Alex Blacks' restoration topic.
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PostPost by: ken ob » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:08 pm

For me it's restorations and cars or parts for sale. Ken
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:28 pm

richardcox_lotus wrote:Alex Blacks' restoration topic.


Dodgy Stripes was fun too!

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PostPost by: memini55 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:53 pm

+1 for the Sows Ear as it is very well written to show how a person can do a majority of the restoration with not a lot of cost. Yes it makes a good driver and not a show queen but that is great fun as you can really drive it and have loads of fun!

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PostPost by: Jon.ford » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:21 pm

Yep it's sows ear for me also
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:49 am

You've nailed it. For me it's New Car Arriving, with Sows Ear coming in a very close second. Both show what can be done by the owner/driver with a bit of thought and a lot of hard work.

Sort of funny that neither feature a plus 2 nor many mods. Both things that are so close to my heart. Long live the Mods section! No whisper mode required.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:52 am

I would add (for the same reasons as all the one's highlighted already) Alex's follow up thread on installing the Lotus five speed in his Elan. Always fun to follow along as someone 'figures it out as they go'.
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:29 am


In addition to the above I would add 'The slow rebirth of a Sprint' by slowsprinter.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:53 pm

And Gary's "What does your Elan look like today".
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