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PostPost by: SADLOTUS » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:12 pm

....and a nice weekend trip down to Dijon for a friend's wedding
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PostPost by: lotocone » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:44 pm

Early 90s picture of the Great Lakes Lotus Club.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:10 pm

Is that you and your yellow Elan in the second row?

I guess Roy wasn't there?
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PostPost by: lotocone » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:22 pm

Mazzini wrote:Is that you and your yellow Elan in the second row?

I guess Roy wasn't there?


Yes, I'm to the right of my yellow Elan.

Roy wasn't there. Too bad.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:07 pm

Welcome home Yelotus! Moved into a new house, and went from all-outdoor parking to having a large garage. Now that I can fettle without regard to daylight or weather, work toward getting 'er back on the road should start going much faster.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:05 pm

Good for you Veg ! Do you even have heat in the garage? I've been shoveling snow today and my Elan is in a cold garage. No Lotus driving until April or May for me.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:54 pm

lotocone wrote:Good for you Veg ! Do you even have heat in the garage? I've been shoveling snow today and my Elan is in a cold garage. No Lotus driving until April or May for me.

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Bob! Good to hear you're getting some exercise :D Hope all is well.
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PostPost by: DrinkMan » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:49 am

lotocone wrote:Good for you Veg ! Do you even have heat in the garage? I've been shoveling snow today and my Elan is in a cold garage. No Lotus driving until April or May for me.

Bob


Heat in a garage? No driving until spring? Strange concepts for those of us down here. :lol:
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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:58 pm

lotocone wrote:Good for you Veg ! Do you even have heat in the garage?


Yeah, that thing with all the silvery branches coming out the top is the furnace! :mrgreen:

But all kidding aside, none of that ducting serves the garage, and as yet hasn't needed to either. The garage is underneath the house, and is underground except for where the doors are at one end, where I have two single-car doors separated by a human-door. It's been chilly outside since I moved in, but the garage remains comfy as long as I keep the doors closed.
That said, I don't know how cozy it'll stay once things get truly cold outside (such as 'cold' is in Georgia), but I suspect it won't be bad. I'd still like to insulate the garage doors though, and my employer recently received a crate of large sheet metal parts, which were padded with a lot of big flat pieces of 1-1/4" styrofoam- which is about to become that garage-door insulation I mentioned!
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PostPost by: lotocone » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:30 pm

Veg - It looks like you and Yelotus will be okay there, especially with the doors getting insulated. :)

Mazzini - thanks, I'm getting plenty of exercise shoveling snow. I hope you are well also.

Drinkman - I'm attaching a picture that shows snow on my recycling bin. And this is the first snowfall of the winter.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:46 pm

NICE!

You'd find the snow down here hilarious. It doesn't fall every year, and when it does it's not much and it will be gone from roads within three days, and no remaining traces anywhere within a week. Despite this lack of severity, everybody freaks out and civilisation comes to a halt. People rush into the grocers and buy all the milk and bread they can afford, and the TV weathermen get almost as keyed-up as they do for tornadoes.
I was born in Detroit and spent my first three years in Ann Arbor before we moved south, and my parents were from NE Ohio, so I grew up with their calmer attitude about snow. Instead of milk and bread, I rush in for beer and snacks! :mrgreen:

I wonder if we'll get any snow this year? My new place is on a small hillside, so with enough beers in me and a bit of cardboard, my yard could be some sledding fun!
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PostPost by: Mister E » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:54 am

Just about done with the restoration of the one of none JPS Elan
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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:00 pm

Beautiful!
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:35 pm

Mister E wrote:Just about done with the restoration of the one of none JPS Elan


Very nice!! :wink:
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:52 am

Adventurous spyder...
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