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  1. I think you'll find that's Chrome Orange More worryingly, she didn't colour ANY of them in the same colours as ours
  2. When you bought the car, did you not get two sets of keys ? And therefore two touch-keys ? Spare touch-keys are available to buy, but they need to be synced to your system with something often called the Jolly Programmer. Most Cobra dealers / alarm repairers will have them (keys and programmers), but COVID might stuff you at the moment.
  3. Can't go myself, but LoT emailed me to say that there's still space if anyone fancies it. Very cheap for a weekend day at Donny and weather looks OK.
  4. Gav at Unit 4 for repairs and he has a tame local for the final prep / spraywork.
  5. Yep. Well done Chris ! Sonya concurs 👍
  6. I think I have a hi-res copy somewhere. We're both fairly sure it wasn't Mark doing the photos in the chopper, but can't remember who it was. There was an 8ft long canvas printed for Hethel 60th as well. We think Howard (RIP) had it for storage ??? Be good it it could come back to MLOC if possible.
  7. We had two there. I used to know which ones. I think mine is the blue one in the full-stop after the C. It was all well planned, until about 20 extra cars turned up and we had to re-shape the letters and add the full-stops ! As chief organiser, Sonya got this for Christmas 2008.
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    Any chance those seats will fit an S1 Elise Mind you, with the price tag on the car, I bet each seat would cost more than an entire Elise
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    I should have done the roll-bar cover as well :-)
  10. Another thumbs-up today. Took the car in last Friday afternoon for an urgent radiator swap. New rad/fans/heater matrix didn't arrive until Tuesday but the fan mounting kits were missing. They arrived yesterday and the car was ready this afternoon. Given that this was a clam-off job, drain coolant, refill, bleed, etc, plus other jobs on rear lights and trying to sort the fan switching, I think 4hrs labour is VERY reasonable. He even washed it ! Cheers Gav.
  11. Looks good. Do you do things like the dash panels / top / centre tunnel etc?
  12. Bis - I asked Gav to swap our plates. Make sure you get the right car back....
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    Wiper spray bar modification

    All you need is Citroen part no. N93780 bx washer jet spray bar from here and a bit of tubing to connect it to the existing pipework. You may also need a connector join the tubing to your existing pipework, a 90 degree joining connector will do the job. I softened the spray bar in boiling water to straighten out the odd curve at the end, then put it around the lumpy fitting at the end of the S1 wiper using a small tie-wrap at the loped end. Two extra pin-holes and the water sprays the full length of the wiper. Most people seem to put the end of the bar just before the middle of the blade. It's easy enough to take apart and loop around to the top of the wiper instead though, that said even though the arm only covers the bottom of the wiper the force of the wiper moving throws the water up the screen covering the whole window anyway.
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    Wiper Blades

    Elise windscreen wipers can be particularly bad when compared to other cars. A number of things are arguably to blame for this: Curvature of the screen Length of blade Speed of blade due to single arm arrangment The arm and blade arrangement fitted to Series 1's and early Series 2's are particularly renowned for there poorness. It is difficult to tell whether it is age related (as most S1 blades are now relatively old) or a design problem (the spring in the arm and across the blade being insufficient). Various options are available:- Replace the S1 / early S2 blade assembly with an identical replacement Replace the wiper arm and blade for a 'Series 2' type (that are fitted to the majority of Series 2, except very early ones) Replace the blade only, e.g. with a JML Wonder Wipers item or similar. The Series 1 type can be identified by the traits that it cannot be lifted 90deg to the screen (without breaking!) and it uses an 'R' clip to retain the blade assembly on the arm. The Series 2 assembly is a conventional blade with integral plastic clip that holds it on the arm. All three options have been successfully tried. Replacing the arm and wiper for an S2 type has the advantage that once the new arm is fitted the blade assemblies are standard parts available from high street vendors, whereas the S1 types are a special Lotus item. The replacement blade option is very cost effective with some excellent feedback reported.
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    How do I remove the dash?

    From the image above you need to squeeze the plastic insert panel to remove it, it should pop out Remove the screws that go into the dash in front of you and also the ones that go up into the top of the dash as shown on the image Remove the Dash top extrusion by pulling it Make sure that if the steel clips fall down you pick them up, you dont want to leave them rattling about and ending up in the door sill!
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    Where's everyone else ??
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