Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:47 pm

Mazzini wrote:The OCD treatment isn't going well.
As a stickler for originality, are the headlight vacuum lines correct?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:51 pm

Translucent white on the early cars, black on the later ones.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:55 pm

Good to know.

Interesting since the translucent white looks like the modern stuff available now.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:06 pm

1owner69Elan wrote:Good to know.

Interesting since the translucent white looks like the modern stuff available now.



Indeed, I bought a big roll of the white for a lot less than some vendors wanted for a one car kit.
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PostPost by: RichC » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:46 pm

regarding questions around my MOT .. it is registered as an historic vehicle and i've kept up the habit of MOTing every year as a personal choice. My local garage looks forward to seeing it every year. I've never challenged peter james insurance regarding the requirements for insurance but note that for Club Lotus vehicle agreed value certification I 'm asked to send MOT with more than 30 days to them ... again I've never questioned this & it would be interesting to know if anyone has?
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PostPost by: RichC » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:53 pm

with time on my hands i just spoke to P James insurance and they said no i dont need to send copy MOT if its not a legal requirement and it wont affect the valuation !!
job done . form going in the post tomorrow
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:24 pm

Mazzini wrote:
cabc26b wrote:
I got the hoses from Clivey Boy when is was in business. Do you know where I can get more period items?


RD Enterprises in USA do the hoses and I think they do the larger size wire clips for the air ducting,

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:47 pm

Thanks for that.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:30 am

enjoyed the clear roads for a morning cruise in my S2 Super Seven in Sydney's Northern Beaches.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:17 am

You are lucky not to have lockdown in Aussie
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:03 am

vstibbard wrote:enjoyed the clear roads for a morning cruise in my S2 Super Seven in Sydney's Northern Beaches.

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Looks great!!
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:01 pm

We do now..... so plenty of time to work through the list of jobs and restorations as they happen to be kept at my place of work and there little work at the moment so need tope keep busy!

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PostPost by: Karter7 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:04 pm

vstibbard wrote:We do now..... so plenty of time to work through the list of jobs and restorations as they happen to be kept at my place of work and there little work at the moment so need tope keep busy!

Be safe

You can still drive your car. Just popping out for some milk!
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 am

Hi Daniel

In my case the car lives 8 km's away in my shed, explaining to the police that I'm driving up to collect my classic car to then collect the milk back in Manly may not wash if pulled over!!! And to make it worse, my historic registration ends tomorrow, so it will be last drive for a while as Service NSW is not doing in person registration renewals which is how they renew Historic rego's, not to mention all the running round to get physical inspections, club signatures etc!

Fortunately, I've a few projects to focus on which will progress as I'm now between contracts with new engagements all now on hold. So some good will come out of this.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:31 am

Karter7 wrote:
vstibbard wrote:We do now..... so plenty of time to work through the list of jobs and restorations as they happen to be kept at my place of work and there little work at the moment so need tope keep busy!

Be safe

You can still drive your car. Just popping out for some milk!
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I live in Morbihan Brittany France, you must have a special paper with you filled in: name, address, dated, time you left home, identity card.
Drive only to your nearest shop for needed things.
Police controls and if you are wrong 135€ fine+ go straight home.
Infected people seems to be stabilising so the shutdown maybe working. Let's hope so.
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