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Phil S1

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  1. Great photos so far....keep 'em coming 🙂
  2. Some good photos coming in already but we'll be needing plenty more. I've seen some good ones through the year, most notably from Ray's many Sunday morning runs so don't be shy, get them submitted into the gallery and have your photo immortalised, well for a month at least, in next year's MLOC calendar. Generally we're looking for photos taken in landscape format but will also need a portrait photo for the front cover. It's also a bonus if we can cover all four seasons so any snowy ones in particular are always useful 😁
  3. The fuel breather hose is prone to perishing and causing a fuel smell. A tell-tale sign is if the petrol cap no longer hisses when you remove it at the pumps.
  4. Just emailed it through now All the best Phil
  5. You're welcome John, I'll send it through this evening when I get on the PC.
  6. Welcome to MLOC Paul, If you want a Lotus stamp then I can also recommend PJS Sports cars
  7. Hi John, If it is any help I have the original artwork as a jpg file that I could send through to you such that you could get it printed locally? Regards Phil
  8. ....and so it begins! 😂
  9. Nice one Dave, I admire your reasoning but oh the dichotomy of it all, it doesn't look far off a garage queen already and presumably these photos are before the full 'Dave treatment'? Despite what you say I know you'll be wanting it looking as pristine as possible so I hope you're looking forward to many a happy hour touching in stone chips, polishing molten rubber from the bodywork and brake dust particles from the wheels 😊 Gearbox may just need a change to a good synthetic oil to quieten it down.
  10. Terrible news Kurt, very best wishes that all goes well for little Amy.
  11. I feel your frustration Leigh, hopefully the pace will soon pick up again for you now. Everytime I see an Asda van I wonder how you're getting on with it 🙂
  12. It's insanely expensive but the styling and aero details are simply stunning, Well done Lotus I wonder how much that carbon fibre Lotus badge would be to replace
  13. Congrats Kieran, lovely looking machine.
  14. I had a few Subarus yes but no 'big power' ones. I bought a secondhand Evora a couple of years back now from a Lotus dealership and then by pure coincidence my Evora's previous owner bought my old Type 49, it now resides in Scotland. Sorry to hear you can't make LitP this year, we'll hopefully meet up again some other time.
  15. Hi Bis, good to see you back on line again. I no longer have my S1 I'm afraid. Any chance of you making it to LitP this year?
  16. Stunning! Looks like it should be finished next week 😉
  17. Nice job! A word of warning, when you refit the bonnet, aligning the latch mechanism can be a right pain. It may look right, so you shut it, only to then find you can't open it again! Been there, done that!
  18. To stop the alarm going off you just need to ensure you disarm the alarm and then disconnect the battery before the alarm self arms again.
  19. Leigh, there's no such thing as a crap looking Stratos...even stealth black looks pretty good
  20. Nice video Ray, gives a good feel for the event, thanks to you and Derby Movie Makers for putting it together
  21. Is whoever is balancing them applying weights on both the inner and outer edges Alex? I had an issue recently where a tyre fitter 'balanced' my wheels with just weights on the inner edge. I had a wobble so took them back and watched them balance them again, still with weights just on the inner edge and still the wobble was there even though their machine was saying they were balanced. I went somewhere else (ETS on Alfreton Road) and they balanced them properly with weights on the inner and outer edges and hey presto - No wobble!
  22. Phil S1

    Last drive.....

    The end of an era Leigh, it must feel a bit strange I'm sure. Mind you, you've got 2 stonking cars to console yourself with, well 1.9 maybe just now
  23. Sim@n looks to have a non-supercharged Exige for sale, not sure where that sits with your budget... http://fulwoodmotorcompany.com/car_detail.cfm?id=593 He's a top bloke and Lotus enthusiast...give him a call.
  24. I got mine from Camskills but they're out of stock so no use to you right now. I intend to change to the Michelin's next time though as Chris has done.
  25. I certainly had to think long and hard before finally selling my S1 type 49 a couple of years ago now, after 13 years of ownership. Whilst I don't regret the decision I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it. I've only seen your car on a few occasions but it was always a stunning looking and well spec'd example and given it's a 111s as well I would be careful not to undersell it. As for an M135i in the Peak District, I think you'd better make sure you have winter tyres fitted, else you'll be going nowhere! Maybe a Defender might be more appropriate Best bet I reckon is follow Duncan's advice, look for somewhere on the edge of the Peak District with a garage and keep the Elise.
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