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  1. 5 points
    My younger son & I took a little trip out to the the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby last Saturday for a photo shoot with the Lancaster bomber NX611 "Just Jane".
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    This seems to be quite a common theme with people who spend ages restoring / building cars! Maybe the fun and interest is all in the building and that's what you love doing. The OH thinks I'll be the same with the Stratos and once it's built I'll not want to use it. A couple of fellow LB builders have sold very soon after completion. Either way someone will get an amazing car Jonny!
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    If you had raised the missing calendar in 2014 we would have sorted it for you. Certainly they all went out as its a massive task getting them all ready for posting and I did it that year so I know just how long it took! It's actually an eye opener when you send so much large mail out how much of it actually goes missing en route! For some history, when I started MLOC it was all run from my own pocket, which became unsustainable over time. We then switched to a donation model which worked well to start with but the donations went away after the initial flurry. We then moved to advertisers to keep the site running which went well but generally internet advertising for banners seems to be on the demise with less people wanting to do so year on year. In the mean time to become part of the MSA and have their insurances for events we needed to have MLOC as a limited company, the MSA rules mean we need to have members or we are not able to join them, thus the paid member was started. Personally I would prefer not to have paid members as I prefer to let everyone have full access to the site and only rely on advertisers to keep the site running. That's why there are limited member benefits as I set it up originally so that everyone could post as many photos as they wanted or send as many messages as they wanted for example, not just paid up members as other sites do. The price has been kept low at £1 a month for that reason. In terms of money made on previous years from the members signing up its pretty minimal once we have paid out for the calendars and postage which keep increasing in price every year. The main reason for membership is to allow us to keep the MSA membership going and it does also help contribute to the sites finances, all time and effort is given for free by everyone so no one is taking any money personally from the site, no mileage expenses or anything like that. More recently now that we have equipment purchased the LITP events have been making money and thus enabled us to allow donations to charity after we have made a small profit towards running MLOC.
  4. 2 points
    He might have run off with P4n, he doesn’t want to be seen with us horrible lot anymore either.
  5. 2 points
    It was the injectors!!! 😁 I swapped over the injectors from my sport 190 and it fired up on the second press of the starter button! To say I’m happy is an understatement. Thanks for your help and suggestions chaps......now I can start putting it back together again
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    Or just take it to unit 4 for a service and tell Gav there is no rush 😂😂. Reckon you could get 6 months free storage !
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    Congrats buddy... Glad I could help I can't wait to see it at the weekend. You will love it, there really isn't anything else that feels like a seven. Can't wait to get another.. It wasn't because of me... I heard his inspiration was that Unit 4 garage queen... At least the storage fees are cheaper at home Scatty
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    This is Scatty we're talking about, it'll never see a shift light lol
  10. 1 point
    Well, new to us anyway.....picked this little thing up recently. Put your sunglasses on before you scroll down.. Unusually perhaps, it's a family purchase, intended as a medium to long term investment - it is jointly owned with my brother and Dad. The 4th S1 I've owned (or part-owned!). Still never had an S2 ! Only 7 ‘full fat’ SVA cars were made in this colour, so we figured the value is only going to go one way....and we get to enjoy it in the meantime, unlike money in the bank! We are very pleased with it so far - can't wait to give it a proper run to Lotus 70 this weekend
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    Sorted, found out how to unlock with key (even though never have locked it with the key). Key in lock, button in, turn to right. End of problem. To summarise, flat battery, jump lead not connected properly due to restricted access on car 'jump posts', Second attempt disabled immobiliser, opened passenger door, took roof off because couldn't get in via passenger door due to restricted access, got into car after opening driver door from inside, figured out how to unlock driver door with key.:)
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    Supplied by LB as part of the kit, but they aren't to blame, they could never have known this was a dodgy hose and the other's they have supplied seem OK so far. It's made by ASH http://www.autosiliconehoses.com/ - I've used there stuff before (on the S2) and it's been absolutely fine! I've ordered a Samco one as a replacement and it's over twice the price of an ASH one, so maybe that tells me all I need to know!?
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    As has been said already, just replace the battery rather than trying to connect another in parallel - for that to work you would need to be generating more current, a running car might work but its far easier (and safer for the electronics) to just replace the battery - 9 out of 10 times its the battery...
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    Good call on Gav Leigh. Op he has just totally sorted my S1 Exige after a 4 year rebuild. A number of issues came to light which will likely be the same as yours. Time spent with him is a lot wiser than asking questions on this thread mate.
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    Yeah that's what I understand Martin . wish they still did that . Would makes for some interesting variants.
  16. 1 point
    What a beauty! Great to have you back Kieran 😊 That's probably my favourite s2. A great find.
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    Thanks all, It's good to be back. Beleive it or not I've not started on it yet... That's not to say the clams won't come off over winter and it get a proper going over. I just have to do it after bedtime now I was about to take the monstrosity of a steering wheel off and put this little beauty back on
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    I disconnect my battery from the car with an isolator and have no issue, as do a few I know.
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    Well my darlings, car is home, drove home BEAutifully. New clutch arm uprated Gav Styley and we were able to use the same slave. I have a list of jobs to do, the little things but it's 95% finished. I'll get them done soon enough but in the meantime here it is tucked up nice and warm stinking of petrol of course it does. The culprit again. Home. P Will post up the final jobs as and when I get them done.
  20. 1 point
    So roof off and a few country lanes round Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth area this evening. Anyone care to join me for an hour, or are you all watching Love Island?
  21. 1 point
    tried the paper clip trick in the immobiliser plug but still no joy.
  22. 1 point
    Loving the pics, loving the cars. Absolutely gutted mine didn't make it. Great seeing the other S1 Exiges there, long drive for them. Awesome commitment.
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    The stripe even helps you line it up as well
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    Name: Esprit Esprit 1987-90 Category: Vehicles Date Added: 2018-04-02 Submitter: Gary Brooks Esprit Esprit 1987-90
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