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Austintaff last won the day on February 9

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  1. It's quite bad. Didn't notice it last time pads were changed but it is very noticeable. Pad is only touching on top corner. Also rubbing and catching. I thought something had happened to the drive shafts/gearbox it was lurching that much. Have bought some new hubs from a guy in Norway who is upgrading to Honda engine and fitting S2 hubs. May not get time to drop in for the diffuser before Blyton but will catch up with you there. Looking forward to it!
  2. Hi All, I was at Gav's last week for some pre-Blyton checks. Found out the caliper bracket on the rear lh hub is slightly bent. Does anyone have a spare for sale?
  3. Does anyone know where I might find one of these? No sign on usual suppliers websites. Will really finish the car!
  4. Managed my first run out on Saturday. Still a bit slippy as the roads never really fully dried out but blew off some cobwebs! Much more confident with the new rubber fitted though!
  5. Hi Dave, how did you get on with the seat re-covering? Mine are in real need of attention and its only the backs that need doing. Any tips or info on material / glue would be welcomed.
  6. Thanks Dean. Will give them a try.
  7. Hi All, I'm after a bit of non lotus related help. I lost my mum recently but still have her original mini. Sadly it's not on the road at the moment and needs some bodywork repairs including new cills to get it through its MOT. Mum always had minis and she loved it as does all the family. It's a bit of an ask but we would love to get it back on the road in time for the funeral which will be in the next couple of weeks (no date set yet). The speed of her passing has taken us by surprise, otherwise I would have sorted this sooner, and the Lotus has been receiving all the attention recently. Does anyone know of a good bodyshop or have welding skills that could help? I have a friend who would be able to paint it. Any assitance much appreciated. Thanks Adrian
  8. Thanks both. Reason for asking is I needed new rear tyres (888 to match the fronts) for Cadwell on Friday but they failed to arrive. I've got a part worn full set of A048's so have put those on. Just wanted to know what to expect (I put 888's on when I got the car so never used them). 888's have been great on mine but not so much in the wet! No confidence at all in the car but at least you can feel that though the wheels. @ndy...thanks for adding confusion. Will see if anyone is running ZZR's at Donny on 19th July and blag a ride. Meister...thanks for advice. Will bear that in mind....not much run off at Cadwell Do you know if any of them are any good in the rain or do I need a second set for that?
  9. Hi all, I know these things can sometimes be down to personal preference but...... Can anyone advise how much better (or worse) A048s are than 888 tyres?
  10. A fine pair of S1's