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gingerbloke

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About gingerbloke

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    Hereford

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  • Car Type
    Elise S1
  • Car Colour
    Norfolk Mustard

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  1. gingerbloke

    1997 S1 Elise headlight options?

    I've since found pages/post on this site (oddly enough from searching on Google, not the search bar at the top!?!) Any info still appreciated, especially experiences of similar.
  2. gingerbloke

    1997 S1 Elise headlight options?

    Today I removed my LHS front light unit to clear out spiders, dead flies, etc that had accumulated inside the covers over the last 22 years (nice!) The unit was a little stiff/rusty but went back together OK, other than the bulb disintegrated when I tried to reconnect (the three tabs at the back literally crumbled). I've had the car since new and I've never replaced ANY bulbs (is that a record?). I fitted a standard bulb back in but I noticed that the silver backing has started to give up around the sidelight bulb area. The light unit appears to be from a Renault 4 or similar, if I'm replacing these are there better units? Or just better bulbs? I've never been impressed with the night driving these lights offer (drivers lights work well but you can't use them all the time). Any help/info much appreciated, or tell me to FAQ off if there's a link somewhere. Adam
  3. gingerbloke

    1997 S1 Elise Bonnet Hinge replacement

    All done, fiddly as f@@k to adjust, thanks for the heads-up on how to get it unhitched when it's stuck down. Now on to all the other jobs that are due on a 22 year old car......
  4. gingerbloke

    1997 S1 Elise Bonnet Hinge replacement

    You guys have got me worried now.......
  5. gingerbloke

    1997 S1 Elise Bonnet Hinge replacement

    Stripped, cleaned, back together and moving freely. Thanks guys. I wish I'd taken a 'before' photo now......
  6. gingerbloke

    1997 S1 Elise Bonnet Hinge replacement

    Thanks guys, mine was so grimy/rusty I hadn't actually noticed there were nuts/hex on the ends of the pivot. I'll set about cleaning dissembling the original. A
  7. My 1997 S1 bonnet has steadily been getting tougher to open (actually swing open, the catch mechanism is fine), I've undone the three bolts and the remaining section was so lose that it came away in my hand (the rivets had given up). Some WD40 has got the hinge moving again, but only just. Can this part be ordered somewhere? Or can it be stripped and repaired? Or is there a better/newer option of some sort? Very surprised at how heavy the bonnet actually is on this car, I know the Elise S1 needed some mass at the front but still! Any help/info much appreciated. Adam
  8. gingerbloke

    Any meets around Shrewsbury?

    S1 owner based in Hereford, interested in future meets.
  9. gingerbloke

    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    I've been thinking of selling my 1997 S1 for about 21 years and it's still with me. That sums up Lotus cars for me
  10. gingerbloke

    Cv Boot Replacement

    Thanks for posting this - mine is in need and I wanted to know how much work was involved before trying it myself.
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