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    Cheers all and thanks Simon. She's abit of a looker
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    Picked up my first Lotus today, absolutely love it....
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    Evening all, Having sold the 190 earlier in the year with some possible changes at work I've had a few months off whilst everything got sorted. Today I'm pleased to say my user name is back to being applicable as I've just collected a 240pp exige and Im in love all over again. Of course an obligatory photo of it tucked up in its new home. P. S thanks to those who knew for keeping it hush hush 😁
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    Welcome back mate. i look forward to seeing it in 2020... 😉
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    You can’t beat a good rack Dean...🤯
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    Small progress update ... The Interior has been out, harness bar and bulkhead panel. The side carpets were coming away in places so the old tape was removed , glue cleaned an replaced with new. I also replaced the speakers with new pioneer units whilst the harness bar was out. Of course they sit 8mm taller than the old units so are no pressed tightly against the harness's and the bar. My hand this morning looks like ive had a fight with a feral cat, Harnesses have been washed and boy were they grim.... It's now almost all back in, seats are ready to go in on freshly powder coated rails once lotus send me the right toyota spec bolts and spacers, they sent K ones first even though I asked for the toyota part numbers. Here's a quick test fit of the passenger seat running the msar harness bolt on the single shear side. For some reason the seats look grey in the photo. I've put the original 190 seats and runners in the loft in case I ever want to go back and sell the probax set. All in all happy so far , the painted centre works really well and looks oem which is what I was looking for , without buying a brand new unscratched unit from lotus. The fabric probax also feel allot comfier than my old leather set in the exige, might just be me though , although having an air pump in the drivers is a huge plus point on the comfort front.
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    Well said Scott, he is a great ambassador for the sport, and fully deserves a Knighthood
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    Welcome to both of you lucky new owners - two fantastic cars Do you fancy a run out?......... https://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/topic/67636-peaks-run-sunday-15th-start-730-am/
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    I too have a new car. My 1st Lotus.
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    Thanks Neil, if you find yourself in Sutton mate, give me a shout.
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    Patent pending? It's so nice when a bit of creative DIY works as intended. We'll done Neil.
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    Chris if its at all helpful if you can get to mine I can sort this for you?
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    Cheers Simon . Yeah its been a while buddy.
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    I have the CTEK 3.8. I have the connectors permanently connected to the battery with a plug that is really easy to plug in/out. Can't remember if the plug connector was included or and extra. Have used for a number of years now - no probs.
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    As a minimum 😂 Might get him one ☝🏻
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    So ok I have had a little prod around and may have another go when I have more time. The first picture shows how it was and the second how it is now. I have basically scraped the corrosion from inside the rubber. It is not a permanent fix but it looks a little better and the rubber could probably be stuck down with some kind of silicon / adhesive type of stuff. But I only had 20 mins or so to have a dab at it. It looks better on the car than in the photos to be honest. it will never look like new thats a fact
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    Cheers Jeff.. I ran a Sony unit In the old car that did Bluetooth music. I bought it as instead of a CD drive behind the fasica it had a compartment for an ipod. So I bought a cheap 128mb ipod off ebay and kept it inside.
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    Car looks great and Gaz is great if it’s not to far for you 👍
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    Good decision Chris 🙂
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    Went today, liked it. Didn't take the S1, I even spent the morning cleaning it. I'm getting PPF fitted tomorrow. Anyhoo had a beer and nosebag with a few friends.
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    Very nice indeed - definitely a keeper mate! Congrats, and enjoy all the "new car" excitement. It has finally worn off for me, must be about time for a change....!
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    All, It has been some time since I last updated the blog. All these years on, the little Lotus is still going strong. She is now 20 years old and looks and drives as good as ever. The love for this iconic car remains. My days of mods and getting under the car every weekend are over I think. I now simply enjoy the ownership experience and driving! Oh, I also do a little bit of polishing - just a little. This car is simply pure magic and medicine to all gloominess. 😁
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    Yeah cost a 5er to get in but it's not the end of the world. Tbf the £5 entry gets you a C&M keyring that you can either keep or exchange for a hot drink.
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    Next one is scheduled for 2nd June, location will be Ludlow or Wistanstow. See below👍
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    I would recommend going to see him too Alex.... don t forget to take a grand minimum in cash too for all the other bargains he has hidden away.
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    Just how they should have been when they left the factory 😊
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    Now there's a collaboration 'Lotus Porsche' mark 1 🤣
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    🤣 Gav is bloody incredible, I cannot believe someone so knowledgeable and bloody lovely is on our doorstep.
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    Ten years I’ve known Gav and never had a drink. He’s bought me an ice cream but that’s another story.. jeff rocks up and gavs only gone and bought 2 cups and some coffee etc... unbelievable!!!! Even Fish popped up. As if my day couldn’t get any better!!!! You struggle to find a better chap than our gav!!! Top bloke.
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    The size of my rumour is quite considerable 😕
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    I really must get back to getting this car sorted. I finally managed to get the interior done at last. The seat frames took some real modifications to clear the gear surround and I also some of the new lotus anti Rock spring steel shims (which work). I had to strip the runner down, clean and re grease to get a nice movement but I was still 2mm to far over to the passenger side. Instead of slackening the bolts holding the gear leaver mech and seeing what we had to play with I took one of the seatbelt spacers out and machined a new one 2mm shorter , still retaining the 45 degree internal chamfer that the shoulder bolt locks against. Hey presto job done. Spitfires, pro alloy bits, sports cat and a full service next. Oh the joy.
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    Off to paint! Arrived safely and ready for colour! Should be done in about 6-8 weeks
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    Make sure you get the right ones. Ps4 is for moderate performance saloons etc, ps4s is for sport cars. I also went up a width on the front and back to give a little rim protection. I’ve had no problem with rubbing. If you are doing low mileage summer driving then you could go for cup 2. It’s what lotus fit on the 430.
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    I measured my R-clip at 20mm total length. Without taking it out, the pin appears to be 5mm diameter, which would be about right for that length clip.
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    Look under the door hinge. Or if you're really unlucky it stuck on the wheel arch liner above the mudflap. If you had the bonnet open, it could be anywhere! You can measure the size of the recess in the bottom of the wiper blade. Just the length should get you the right clip. They're pretty tiny, only a couple of cm. Or measure the pin hole diameter if you have the tools to get it accurately. Or measure the pin diameter, 6mm or so would take a 2cm clip, 8mm a 2.5cm clip, and so on. If you're still stuck, I can go an measure mine, but it probably won't tell you much more.
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    He took mine in and out twice. He will be sick of them
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    Since selling my Elise and entrusting the servicing of my Evora to PJS Sportscars there hasn’t been much in the way of ‘winter work’ for me to do so for me it will be little more than a detailing session this time around. I have however been spending a good deal of time of late on a different project. When I first started work many years ago I spent all my spare time and money racing radio controlled 1/12 scale electric cars, with some success it must be said. Alongside that I also had a brief foray into radio controlled slope soaring, nothing fancy, just 2 channel rudder and elevator controls. Circumstances changed (married etc) and I moved onto other things, family, diy and real cars. Late last year one of my old friends from the car racing days who has flown model aircraft ever since got in contact to say they would be flying indoors at our local leisure centre and why don’t I pop along. So I did and was amazed at how the technology has moved on over the last 30+ years. What really got my interest though were pictures of a slope soarer that another of my old friends had built. An old Mig aircraft, built from scratch out of plywood, Correx and finished with self-adhesive vinyl in the style of the American Reno Racers. I had never heard of Correx, for anyone else who hasn’t either it is a twin-walled fluted material commonly used for housing ‘For Sale’ boards. The more I looked into it the more I knew I needed to build a Mig of my own. My friend had recently upgraded his radio control transmitter so I bought his old one off him and started gathering all the materials I needed for the build, a large part of which happened over the Christmas holiday. The plans for the Mig and many other aircraft are freely available for download off the internet. Once printed off at full size build could commence. The fuselage is made from plywood formers and sheets of 2mm and 3mm thick Correx which is ‘de-fluted’ (cut) on one side to allow it to be shaped around the formers, the two being stuck together with hot glue. The wings are folded from a single sheet of 2mm Correx using a plywood spar and 3mm Correx for the ailerons. These are partly bonded with impact adhesive and the rest with hot glue. Gradually it started to take shape Then, when it came to deciding on a colour scheme it just had to be a Lotus-inspired one and one immediately sprang to mind, not the Gold Leaf colours as you might have expected though. It had to be ‘Essex’ The canopy by the way is made from the bottle of a well know Cola brand. As you can see the Mig has ailerons as well as rudder and elevator so I now need to spend some time using a flight simulator on my PC linked up to the transmitter to practice all my crashing before taking to the air for real when the better weather arrives. When it does I’ll be heading off into the Peak District to find a good hill to fly from, fingers crossed I may even be able to fit it all in the Lotus to do so! Sorry for the slight thread hijack
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    Windy passes, steam trains, caves, cable cars, hills to climb, rivers to paddle in, chip shops everywhere.... brought my lad up north when he was 5 and he refuses to go back south, that was 12 years ago. My lad still enjoys the ltip even if he has to get up at an unreasonable hour. If he’s interested, it’s a great place for fossil hunting and you will find some.
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    Oh, and here's a car that just got through IVA. Chap in Manchester built it. Stradale with an Alfa v6. Took him about 15 months and 330 odd hours
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    Can we take a step back here and ask the fundamental question - how old are you Rich? If you are younger than me (60) I would say 'man up', get some warm up exercises done, and continue squeezing into your Exige as neither of your proposed replacements do anything for me at all. Hope this helps? Regards, Andrew
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