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What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: paddy » Wed Apr 12, 2023 11:34 am

persiflage wrote:Picked up my new Elantrikbits driveshafts.
If the build quality is half as good as the packaging quality I’m going to be a happy bunny. I’ve been unpacking for over 15 minutes and got this far :lol:


It looks like your bunny has been unpacking them :)

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PostPost by: elan66 » Sat Apr 15, 2023 10:02 pm

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Starting the next generation :D
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PostPost by: TBG » Tue May 16, 2023 9:35 am

We have been flooded. Nearly a metre deep thrugh house and garage. Lotus up to the steering wheel deep. I had to tie it to my workbench to stop it floating away! Onwards and upwards! D

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PostPost by: persiflage » Tue May 16, 2023 10:09 am

[quote="TBG"]We have been flooded. Nearly a metre deep thrugh house and garage. Lotus up to the steering wheel deep. I had to tie it to my workbench to stop it floating away! Onwards and upwards! D

:cry: what a nightmare. Good luck with the clear-up.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue May 16, 2023 10:30 am

Sorry David, that’s horrid! Hopefully the house faired better?
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Tue May 16, 2023 10:31 am

So sorry to see that. Hope you’re able to get it clean and dry and that there isn’t significant lasting damage.
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Tue May 16, 2023 10:59 am

TBG wrote:We have been flooded. Nearly a metre deep thrugh house and garage. Lotus up to the steering wheel deep. I had to tie it to my workbench to stop it floating away! Onwards and upwards! D

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I'd recommend you try and start that engine up ASAP. Change the oil, drain the carbs, spin it over with the plugs removed to eject any water from the cylinders and try and fire it up and run it until at least it comes up to temperature.

Most definitely don't let it sit. You need to act fast so things don't rust internally. Get it running to dry things out.
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PostPost by: TBG » Tue May 16, 2023 11:54 am

Thanks all. So far drained all oils, engine ,gbox, diff. Flushing oil in engine - started fine. Drained and replaced all brake and clutch fluids.Fan heaters doing their job. Awaiting insurance engineer asessment. May be a write off.
Instruments full of water and sludge!

House a disaster! Crack on chaps!! D

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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Tue May 16, 2023 11:59 am

TBG wrote:Thanks all. So far drained all oils, engine ,gbox, diff. Flushing oil in engine - started fine. Drained and replaced all brake and clutch fluids.Fan heaters doing their job. Awaiting insurance engineer asessment. May be a write off.
Instruments full of water and sludge!

House a disaster! Crack on chaps!! D

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Was this back in the floods in early May? It looks dreadful, I can only imagine how destructive this must be.

You definitely have my sympathy.
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PostPost by: persiflage » Tue May 16, 2023 12:49 pm

Just relieved the nose of the bottom of the diff and a couple of mm from a chassis edge.
Having spent at least 2.5 hours over a couple of days removing the blighter I thought it was worth a go.
What a difference.
Test fit and removal accomplished in just a few minutes :D
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue May 16, 2023 12:55 pm

TBG wrote:We have been flooded. Nearly a metre deep thrugh house and garage. Lotus up to the steering wheel deep. I had to tie it to my workbench to stop it floating away! Onwards and upwards! D

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Very sorry to read this.

PM if there is anything I can do to help.
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PostPost by: TBG » Tue May 16, 2023 3:06 pm

Flood was a week ago today. But we do have a beautifully rethatched roof!! D

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PostPost by: berni29 » Tue May 16, 2023 6:52 pm

elan66 wrote:
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Starting the next generation :D


Hiya!

What a lovely photo. I will have to dig out one I have of my eldest when she was small with my original +2.

All the best

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PostPost by: berni29 » Tue May 16, 2023 6:54 pm

TBG wrote:We have been flooded. Nearly a metre deep thrugh house and garage. Lotus up to the steering wheel deep. I had to tie it to my workbench to stop it floating away! Onwards and upwards! D

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Oh no! What a nightmare. I hope you get it all straight again without having to bear too much pain!

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PostPost by: berni29 » Tue May 16, 2023 8:14 pm

Hi Guys

Rolled out the freshly painted shell for its first wash. It had been accumulating dust and general crud from sitting in a very unsealed temporary garage. If I could have found my wax I would have applied some.

I jetwashed the whole shell both inside and out so got rid of all the sanding dust etc.

Must start putting it back together now.

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