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Stoneleigh 12th Nov...

PostPost by: Midlife » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:08 pm

Is Club Lotus at Stoneleigh on the 12th Nov worth a visit, only its my frst year in Lotus and was wondering what would be there? will classics there?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:59 am

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Yes and Yes....

I'll be there (VWW 965F white Plus2) with the bits in the boot to convert to efi (Mondeo edis) and will be back at the car at 12:00...

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:41 am

This year their featured car is the Elan.
How many of you guys are planning to attend?
?1 off tickets if you order them now :roll:
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PostPost by: steveww » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:00 am

I will be going. Not sure if I will take my Elan though, depends on the weather.
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PostPost by: Matt » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:41 am

I'm going in my +2 what ever the weather !

Could we have a table in the restaurant labled Lotuselan.net like there was at Donington ? It was nice putting faces to cars and names.

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PostPost by: tdafforn » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:31 am

Hi all,
Will be there (nice and early to see if there are any bargains!)
Should be there in the +2...
Dark red with vinyl roof..
Would be good to meet up for a bacon butty
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:36 am

I'll be there, but not in the +2 as the MOT man broke it :cry: :cry:

I finally fitted my Mick Miller shafts though, 'easy fit' my arse!!

Still looking for rear MK1 Spyder springs.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:53 pm

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Mk1 spyder springs?
Are they not just standard 2.5" springs?

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:19 pm

I don't know,

I asked Spyder and they said they did not keep records that go that far back so I need to upgrade to the MK2 suspension :cry:

If I was using the car every day I would quite happily spend the ?1,000 +VAT, but at the moment I have other priorities. So am looking for the cheap option :)

I would imagine that the spring rate of the originals would be ok on the Spyder chassis as the weight of the car would not have changed that much? So I just need to find that.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:04 am

Hi Jason,

Would it be cheaper to convert back to original spec on the suspension. Bit's from Stonleigh perhaps?

I'm not familiar with the spyder set up in detail so I guess it depends on how much of the orig bits are missing. Just a thought anyway.

Btw. I know what you mean about fitting solid driveshafts - I didn't find it easy either :oops:
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:48 am

The shocks are Koni unitsso if they are standard off the shelf coil over dampers, when I finally manage to get the springs off I should be able to order the new Koni shocks.

The standard springs are 16 inches and rated 93 lbs/in, so I just need to measure the springs and check they are the same length as standard :D

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PostPost by: b-havers » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:22 pm

Hmmm, I'm in London with my old father that weekend. What better way to spend a sunday?
Any info, adress, map, web-site, entrace fee etc? How to get there by train from London?
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:32 pm

Bjorn,

Check the website given below. They should be able to give you the information you need.
Tickets ?6 or ?5 when pre-booked.

http://www.clublotus.co.uk/nationalevents.html
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PostPost by: chrishewett » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:44 pm

I hope to be there in my +2. I can't believe it has been so trouble free since I got back from classic le Mans! I even had to rescue my brother the other day when his latest car ( 4.5 lightweight TVR Cerbera - 202 mph) broke down in norfolk. Lotus 1 - TVR 0 !
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PostPost by: Midlife » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:59 pm

Worth a visit it is.

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