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  1. DeanB

    What’s it worth?

    I think Dunc is in the right ballpark if the condition is good and so on
  2. DeanB

    New bloke

    I'm not sure but if you ring Gav at Unit 4 in Burton he'll tell you. He does mine and he's very reasonable.
  3. DeanB

    Lotus in the Peak - Group Leaders needed!

    Thank you! By the way Dunc is sorting some exclusive black LitP polos for all group leaders that don't already have one. You can't buy 'em, you can only earn 'em!
  4. DeanB

    Considering a return to the fold....

    I really like Dave's Exige roadster. It looks great - even better in real life - and being able to have the roof off makes it more fun on nice days.
  5. DeanB

    New member on a rescue mission

    Fuel and fuel filter is a good shout. I wouldn't bother changing the radiator and tow post until they fail but I'm not made of money like Fish! Where is the car? If it's not a million miles away from Mansfield I don't mind having a look at it and offering some advice
  6. DeanB

    New member on a rescue mission

    Do oil, filters, plugs, cam belt (and probably water pump while the belt is off) and brake and clutch fluid first. What state are the brakes in? Discs might be ok with just a skim, if not ask Gav at Unit 4 in Burton to source you discs as he can get good ones cheaper than most. Tyres - depends on how much tread and how hard they are of course. If it were me i would trailer it to Gav's and get him to do it. He will then look over it and tell you if there's anything else amiss. He's very reasonably priced and as honest as the day is long.
  7. DeanB

    A small favour...

    Alex I have an old set of front wheels at Gav's you can borrow if you like. Just tell Gav - they are on the roof of his toilet!
  8. DeanB

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    I keep thinking about this. What repeats is how the s2 Exige looks. It's a fantastic looking thing. Who wouldn't want one in their garage?
  9. DeanB

    Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

    Fabulous! Well done mate
  10. DeanB

    My Lotus Esprit s4 gets new paint!

    Nice one Charlie 😊😊😊
  11. DeanB

    AD08R V’s ZZS

    I haven't tried either, but worry that running 205s on the front might upset the balance and make the steering a bit heavy? Is this not so?
  12. DeanB

    My Lotus Esprit s4 gets new paint!

    Looks nice! Are you happy with it?
  13. DeanB

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    Dunc prefers a brake servo but don't read too much in to that as he's got very skinny, feeble legs 🙂
  14. DeanB

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    I know Simon's blue Exige. It's a very nice, straight, un-molested car.
  15. DeanB

    Last drive.....

    Lol! It's time i did the same
  16. DeanB

    Best aftermarket steering rack

    You're not wrong there Scatty!
  17. DeanB

    Which elise to go for?

    Paul Matty have a 135 R up for sale - I've just seen it on pistonheads. It's £26,750 mind.
  18. DeanB

    Which elise to go for?

    I don't think you should worry about reliability and age with an elise. It sounds like the 135R is the car for you.
  19. DeanB

    Which elise to go for?

    I agree with Jonathan above. I would recommend an s2 111S. The k series is very reliable except for the head gasket - and if that has already gone and a new type gasket is fitted they usually don't go again. If they do, it's about £700 to fix properly so not a ridiculous amount. The 111S has also started to appreciate slightly and so is a fairly safe investment. I particularly like the k series cars because they are 100 kilos (ish) lighter than the Toyota cars and don't have a brake servo so pedal feel is better. They are a purer expression of the elise concept and history will judge them well i reckon. I also like the supercharged cars but they are probably out of your price range. There is a nice blue 111S for sale at a garage in Louth by the way. Happy hunting!
  20. DeanB

    Best aftermarket steering rack

    I'm not sure of the answer tbh but I need a new rack so will watch the replies with interest!
  21. What was the ice driving holiday like Jonny? I've read about it and it sounds awesome
  22. I have some suede low top omp racing boots that are black and pretty low key. I like the suede because they are soft and don't mark up the aluminium tub.
  23. DeanB

    Thinking of selling my S1 111s

    I'm sad guys I really am, but I hope you will come and see us at the LitP barbecue in Hartington in June.
  24. DeanB

    Newbie says thanks for the tyres...

    Good stuff. A word of warning though, (from one who has the unfortunate experience) especially on damp roads, it is very very easy to lose the rear when turning in to corners off-throttle. And when they go they go bloody quick. Slow in - fast out should be your mantra
  25. DeanB

    Hardtop anyone?

    Will Blackham. He is a motor trader specialising in Lotus. You can find his adverts on Pistonheads. He's a genuine bloke.

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