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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:16 pm

my birthday is tomorrow, but I don't think i'll get a LOTUS cake!!! :(
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:55 am

Happy Birthday Ted and 2sheds+1.




quote="tedtaylor"]my birthday is tomorrow, but I don't think i'll get a LOTUS cake!!! :([/quote]
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:30 am

tedtaylor wrote:my birthday is tomorrow, but I don't think i'll get a LOTUS cake!!! :(


have a ride in your Elan and it'll make your day even more...

long life to Lotus drivers !
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:10 am

Happy Birthday Ted! I didn’t bake you a cake but I do have a Lotus Cookie for you.....
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PostPost by: jimj » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:16 pm

HVR reunion, more details to follow.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:34 pm

Been tentatively snugging together TTR suspension parts, delivering seals to the painter to make sure everything fits.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 pm

New fuel and a blast around the lanes. Oulton Park first meeting tomorrow, it's been the longest "closed season" that I can remember!
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:57 pm

elansprint71 wrote:New fuel and a blast around the lanes. Oulton Park first meeting tomorrow, it's been the longest "closed season" that I can remember!

Tell me about it, Loton park open's it's gates for it's first competitive session in 6 months! I have almost died with boredom. :lol:
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:32 am

New ignition from John McCoy
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PostPost by: tomjones20194 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:13 am

Drove it for a few miles to warm it up and shake the winter dust off.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:04 am

I had a Garage Tour at my house for our Philadelphia Area Lotus Society club. Sunny day and 16 Lotus cars in my driveway. Plus a great group of people. What better way to spend a day than talk about everything Lotus!
If you showed up in a Lotus car, the driver received a very limited edition 2019 Garage Tour T-Shirt from GRS Motorsports.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:21 am

Took my body man Mike's swatches to Gary Anderson's for a little comparison. The swatches are cabc26b's PPG Concept formula previously posted. Mike sprayed that formula with his preferred two-pack, then did another taking out the green, and finally the paint rep found that the Light Celeste formula exists in their computer for Concept, so Mike sprayed a swatch in that.

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This is Gary's Tingle's Sow's Ear Rustoleum blended by eye with the swatches.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:28 am

And here is an original Medici blue door, partially sanded, with the swatches for comparison:

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The Concept swatch is left, the without green next, and the formula in two-pack right. The swatches are glossy, so funny reflections show.

Next is to trundle the door up to Mike for his expert comparison.
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PostPost by: PaulFinch » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:56 pm

Painted the last of the panels. Only 2.5 years since the crash...

Rebuild can commence, as soon as I take down my makeshift spray booth!
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PostPost by: Mick6186 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 pm

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Drove my 1973 130/5 today. Its first outing for at least 20 years. I have just finished a slow 5 year recommission.
The car has a 1700 tall block conversion with L14 cams, bigger valves, Cosworth valve springs and a gas flowed head. Plenty of power & torque. I have fitted a LR chassis obtained from a forum member. Aldon ignitor ignition & Flamethrower coil. All suspension & brakes rebuilt with all rubber bushes renewed. There are no gel cracks or crazing on the bodywork.
I will be selling the car in the near future to make room for a new project as I prefer bringing old cars back to life rather than driving them!!

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