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What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:31 pm

Just drove it, mostly on my own but partly with my dad on his 80th birthday.

Blimey how cheap do I sound with the presents :lol:

Had a weird coincidence as 4 British classics all arrived at the main junction in Holmfirth at the same time from different directions and all then went their own ways.. Interceptor, TR6 Sunbeam Alpine...
All looking shiny and immaculate and there was my S3 after a day of blatting around with a coating of horse manure up the sides :lol:
About time horse owners had to do the same as dog owners... Although they would need bigger pooh bags..
Still it is supposedly good for roses..
Question now is clean it or drive it on Sunday :D

Edit: well the sun was out so the car got even dirtier :lol:
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PostPost by: USA64 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:50 pm

There was an article in Scientific American's 100 years ago column (reprints from early issues) that was talking about the newly invented motorcar. One point it was enthusiastic about was how much cleaner the city would be if motorcars took over from horses!
We are supposed to be having fun, are we not?
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:17 pm

When I wus a lad in South Wales we used to go around with a bucket & shovel & collect any horse manure on the street, for the garden.


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PostPost by: ericbushby » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:39 am

Good morning Bill
Bucket and shovel,!!, What do you mean `Used to`, I still do. The stables are about 200 yards down our lane and the horses seem to get about this far before unloading. It is delivered free to my front gate.
But I use it as a compost accelerator.
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 am

Hi
Something I have had in mind for a long time. :idea:
Purchased 100mmx3/16" brass rod £3,35 on e bay drilled and cut a new accelerator barrel for the Weber linkage, makes a smoother acceleration :)

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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:12 pm

ericbushby wrote:Good morning Bill
Bucket and shovel,!!, What do you mean `Used to`, I still do. The stables are about 200 yards down our lane and the horses seem to get about this far before unloading. It is delivered free to my front gate.
But I use it as a compost accelerator.
Eric in Burnley


If I come past Burnley I will drop some more off for you Eric ...
alternatively I could keep some handy carried discreetly under the wheel arches just in case I need to soak up an oil leak :lol:
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:22 pm

Cheers, All contributions welcome, including yourself if you are over this way.
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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:44 pm

Cheers Eric
Will drop you a PM if ever think of heading over the hill. Some good roads inbetween us from memory :D

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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:12 pm

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Mrs H and I set off around Snowdon this morning and collected a supply of Edwards Butcher’s sausages in Conwy (plus a late morning bacon bap from his hot food bar Yum!)

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Edited to add - looks like a massive oil/coolant leak from under the car, but it’s not, really!!
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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:26 am

Stuck a few more bits on

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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:29 am

...and a few more bits

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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:10 pm

Oh my that looks great!
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:51 pm

Big day today.

Finally have the Plus 2 back on the road after getting transmission difficulties sorted. Washing her up today and meeting with a few local Lotus enthusiasts in a socially distanced get together. Hard to believe, but I actually don’t seem to have any fluid leaks!

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PostPost by: paddy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:17 pm

stugilmour wrote:meeting with a few local Lotus enthusiasts in a socially distanced get together. Hard to believe, but I actually don’t seem to have any fluid leaks!


That's you or the car?

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:22 pm

Got a shiner new 5 speed clutch from QED. Also note that the flywheel side looks to be already machined.

Happy days with the box coming back from Mr. Boulton.
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