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What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:38 am

Nothing is ever simple and I wish I had a 10m by 10m shed with at least 2 hoists to work in.......... :lol:


As if I dont have enough to do with preparation of my Elan for the next race with a front end suspension rebuild almost completed , the need to service my Esprit and help my son service his Golf R32 and my spare race engine still only half built and my spare race gearbox waiting for a rebuild...... I decided it was time to start on the reassembly of my Plus 2 which has been sitting and waiting for access to my MaxJax hoist for a body off the chassis lift for much to long as the the chassis needs some paint repairs before I bolt everything back on the car that was removed for the body painting about 6 years ago .

With everything else needing my the MaxJax I decide to setup to lift the Plus 2 body from the garage rafters so I could do the needed chassis tidy up at my leisure with the MaxJax still available for all the other things.

To do that I first need to build some more shelving to get stuff out of the way around where the Plus 2 will be lifted :roll: So spent time buying what I need to build the shelving and also buying four cheap A$79 1 tonne chain blocks. I will jack the body up until I can slide a couple of beams under the body and above the chassis back bone and then lift the body up using the 4 chain blocks from the garage rafters. With the body hanging there I can then work on the chassis and store it under the body until its ready to have the body dropped on again.

Longer term I want to lift the body off my S1 Esprit also as its chassis needs repainting, never touched since new in 1978 and only had a very thin coat of black paint from the factory which is starting to flake off, so once the Plus 2 is done and running I can use the same body lift setup for the Esprit :)

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:41 pm

No Lotus content but, its a time warp thing :lol:

Is there a better smell than a two stroke engine....

Lambretta TV 175 Series 3 1963

Just got to pass my bike test now.... :|
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:52 pm

[quote="mark030358" is there a better smell than a two stroke engine....[/quote]

Yes there is ..... the smell of Castrol R ... as in the old motor bikes
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:20 am

Off topic but here’s ours, 58 Vespa
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:25 am

I was looking for a Vespa as a friend of mine has two, but they are really rare, so decided on a Lambretta... 8)

Got to buy a parka now :lol:
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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:01 pm

vstibbard wrote:Off topic but here’s ours, 58 Vespa
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You look strangely older than the last time I saw you
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:19 pm

Really Graeme, feels like not that long! How’s this for a timewarp, Our son Max started playing waterpolo recently and I dragged out my old cap and joined a training session, seriously old school was their response!
I’m lucky Max has taken an in the cars as well.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:03 am

mark030358 wrote:No Lotus content but, its a time warp thing :lol:

Is there a better smell than a two stroke engine....

Lambretta TV 175 Series 3 1963

Just got to pass my bike test now.... :|

Very nice,
I had a SX2OO in 1966 brand new £216 quid.
Good fun on a Sunday to drive to Brighton with the other Pompey Mods lol
Vespas always popped the front wheel in the air to drop your girlfreind off the back. Wheels off set to compensate for weight of Engine on one side.
"Lambretta is better" with a "Wild Cat tuned Engine 225cc" Those were the days lol
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:35 pm

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:35 am

I lift scooters sometimes with the hoist transmission lift
Today, I had to lift the floor transmission jack with the scooter lift

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PostPost by: jcocking » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:25 pm

The Scooter and Motocycle conversation has moved over to:

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We can now return to our normal Lotus conversations.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:38 pm

Boring!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:42 pm

Seriously, this is a nice topic and it’s good to see what people are doing to their cars.

Topic drift not encouraged, but good to have some fun from time to time.
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PostPost by: Mileso » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:24 am

I went for a drive to a relatively unknown castle ... to me anyway..

Then tried to change front brake pads and failed miserably and need to figure out how to push pistons back. I presume undo bleeder to release pressure?
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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:45 pm

I push mine back just after removing the pads with a broad chisel and just ease them back. No need to muck around with bleed screws. D
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