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PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed May 25, 2011 4:33 pm

Not sure if I have missed another thread but there's an article on the +2in the latest issue. No great revelations but it's good to see the car being reviewed so positively.

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PostPost by: Iyarno » Thu May 26, 2011 9:05 am

I picked up a copy at Beaulieu recently as was surprised to see it featured.

But don't shout too loudly, I quite like the +2 being a secrete. I noticed Octane ran a Lotus supplement which is out now, and they seem to have completely missed us.

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Thu May 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Could you let us know which issue? May, June or July? The Classic Cars magazine website doesn't mention the article in their rundown of the contents . . .
http://www.classiccarsmagazine.co.uk/

Perhaps I've got the wrong magazine?

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PostPost by: Iyarno » Fri May 27, 2011 6:55 am

June issue. The one with 911s on the cover.

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Fri May 27, 2011 7:04 am

Thanks, Ian.

You do mean "Classic Cars" magazine, the British mag, right? Website says the mag is known as "Thoroughbred and Classic Cars" outside Britian. I'll check around for either title.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri May 27, 2011 8:03 am

Sea Ranch,
yes you've got the right magazine and web page and yes, it's the June issue.

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PostPost by: innesw » Fri May 27, 2011 11:04 am

Damn! July issue is already on sale in the shops in Dundee!
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PostPost by: Iyarno » Fri May 27, 2011 12:55 pm

Note the little picture of the blue +2 - top right.

I'm sure it's available from the publishers if you ask nicely...
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PostPost by: jono » Fri May 27, 2011 2:01 pm

We have the ridiculous situation in May when only the July edition is available for sale here in sunny Carlisle

..why do they do that :evil:
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PostPost by: Iyarno » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:24 am

In case anyone missed it, I've uploaded it as a PDF. Hopefully there's nothing wrong in doing this, but if there is I'm sure someone will point it out.

Happy reading...

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:04 pm

...Nice but,what are the high compression pistons?

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:10 pm

Thanks very much, Ian, for posting that pdf of the article. Just what I needed. :mrgreen:

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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:46 pm

In that article (Thanks Ian for the pdf!) it says that the chrome front windscreen surround is non repairable (That we do know) and spyder can supply a rubber seal with a chrome insert.
I thought, and I am prepared to be corrected, that the later Plus 2's, had a different windscreen aperture, and hence the front screen was bonded in, as opposed to the earlier rubber seal, so what are Spyder supplying?
Reason for my interest is my screen is cracked but it does not leak. Last time the window muppets tried replacing the screen, they busted four before they got it right and it did not leak, so I am loathed to go through the process again, unless I can go for the rubber seal.

Any thoughts?
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:39 pm

Shop manual clearly states that the aperature is different, (from January, 1970 on, I believe) and if I'm not mistaken, this means the opening is smaller on the later glue-in models. In any case, the manual also clearly states that the two openings are not interchangeable with the two installation methods.

FWIW.

Jeff: 4 windscreens broken??!?!?! Ouch. How did they find that many to put in???

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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:00 am

Thanks, ian.
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