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Mutley00 last won the day on April 5

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About Mutley00

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    S1 & S2 Elises
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    Azure/White & Lava

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  1. I've been after a Gear Gate for my new S2 since Sept last year and no where had them. Elise parts have had them on order for several months, so I was prepared to wait. Yesterday out of the blue, Ian rang me to say that his 'machinists' still hadn't come up with the goods and as he thought he'd kept me waiting long enough, he was sending me the prototype they keep in reserve. Top bloke - they will always be my first port of call in the future.
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    Agreed - and just as many will applaud you ditching the Mazda Common & Classless for an Eliise
  3. At 2015 LITP when Mike (Simon's Dad) was directing the parking and asked The Duchess of Devonshire if she was with the caterers. When she subtly pointed out she needed to drive through a gate marked private, Mike just about got away with a 'Sorry your Grace I didn't recognise you'!
  4. When the MLOC chaps first came to the South Yorks / North Derbs Club Lotus meet at Baslow. Dean (who I'd only just met), commented that he'd never driven a Bell & Colvill 160, so I handed him my keys. We pootled through the village at about 20 mph and I encouraged him to put his foot down.........! When we hit the open road, at least 4 times, he drew up to a dawdling car in front, dropped a gear and executed a perfect overtaking manoeuvre and he didn't hang around on the straight bits or the bends. When we got back to the pub and I rolled out of the car, white, wide eyed and open mouthed, Mandy stepped forward from the amused MLOC ensemble and asked if Dean had mentioned he used to race in Formula Ford. Actually no dear it must have slipped his mind !
  5. Brilliant - sounded much more genuine and spontaneous than when Clarkson & Hammond do it!
  6. Cheers matey - the nut had come off the bottom of the plunger so it wasn't going through the locating hole below the spring when the boot was closing.
  7. Bit of a boring one I know, but when I unlocked the boot on my old 2001 S2, the boot lid sprang up a couple of inches so I could get my fingers under the lip and raise it. On my new 2003 K Series S2, the lid doesn't rise and I have to hoick it up by the key in the lock. I know how this will end - with a broken key, has anyone delved into the lock - could I have a broken spring in there perhaps? Cheers
  8. Definately red. Matching wing mirrors is usually a paid for option!
  9. Voted - good call silver is a boring colour
  10. I can 'trump' that Lummo!
  11. Hi Matty, I've got an Blue Alcantara Wheel Centre in fairly good nick you are welcome to have a look at and I can recommend having your centre tunnel done - mine was grey & scratched and I had it done for £50 in Lava Orange (body colour). I found removing it fairly easy. Are you ever near Sheffield then you can come & look at the wheel centre, we can remove your tunnel & take it for spraying. If you want to recover your wheel yourself, contact Woolies. They will send you swatches of colour/material and usually have small pieces of fabric lying around to buy. I did my own wheel centre for about a fiver - they also sell you the correct glue. http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/ Cheers, Andrew
  12. Try Fouldsy at Honley as he's a bit nearer you, but I doubt he'll be as cheap as Gav. He's 10 mins walk from Honley train station so I catch the train home when I leave my car with him. http://www.fouldsmotors.co.uk/servicing.html
  13. Thats not a hairdressers car Chris - that looks fairly 'hairy chested' to me! I assumed from the headline you'd got an MX5, oh no sorry, that's a Hairdressers Receptionist's car
  14. James bearing in mind where you live. I'd take it to Fouldsy at Honley. He'll sort it. http://www.fouldsmotors.co.uk/index.html Regards, Andrew
  15. Fish. I had mine done in Tigger for £50 at a garage in Sheff. If you want to bring it to the next Club Lotus Meet at Baslow, I'll get it done for you. What colour is your car? My tunnel was boring silver (arent they all?) and I had it sprayed 'Tigger' Orange and it looks the buis