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PostPost by: AshleyPark » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:42 am

The Veg wrote:https://youtu.be/jOUSt4aQN1A


Nice one!
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:13 pm

Thanks everyone for the kind words. There's still LOTS of work to be done, and the first drive will require more than just sticking a seat in. But this turns the 'so close' thoughts from theory to reality. Once I get a few things sorted with the engine's systems then it really is just a matter of details! :D
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PostPost by: prezoom » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:32 pm

Congratulations Ben! The "To do" list is much shorter than just a couple of months ago. Can't wait to watch a video of you driving through some of the lovely countryside where you live. There are some great Lotus driving roads north of Atlanta.
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:53 pm

Oh yes, there's nothing quite like it!

Happy New Year, Ben, and enjoy that feeling. Everyone else too.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:18 pm

Fitted a spoiler to the +2

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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:30 pm

My S3 is always in hibernation or having something fixed / modified / refurbished this time of year. However a warm dry December’s day tempted me to get the battery off the conditioner and covered 150 miles around N Wales today 8)
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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:45 am

Well, not to my Lotus but for my Lotus - picked up a stablemate so the Elan wouldn't be lonely. A RHD 1965 Eleven S2 with a Cosworth 1500 engine that spent most of its life in Australia before going back to the UK a few years ago. This is my first Seven, will be looking for others with Sevens willing to trade notes and share experience.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:42 am

Very cool! That's a good-looking Seven, looks like a lot of fun and reminds me of how much I wish that I could fit in the things.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:34 pm

Stripped down the carbs, found them full of this jelly like material:
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Any idea what it is?


Thorough strip down & clean up now taking place! :roll:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:36 pm

pharriso wrote:Stripped down the carbs, found them full of this jelly like material:
IMG_9661sm.jpg


Thorough strip down & clean up now taking place! :roll:


Ethanol in the petrol/gas, leave it sitting long enough and it jellifies
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:11 pm

SENC wrote:Well, not to my Lotus but for my Lotus - picked up a stablemate so the Elan wouldn't be lonely. A RHD 1965 Eleven S2 with a Cosworth 1500 engine that spent most of its life in Australia before going back to the UK a few years ago. This is my first Seven, will be looking for others with Sevens willing to trade notes and share experience.

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There is a heritage register of the Lotus 7 Club run by Rod Thonger which would be a useful resource for you.
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PostPost by: AshleyPark » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:20 pm

Rod Thonger??
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:46 pm

Fitted a new gaiter round my gear lever; made from spare material when Don Hoods made my tonneau cover some years ago. The cone of material is glued to the remains of the original rubber gaiter.

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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:10 pm

AshleyPark wrote:Rod Thonger??


He was the heritage contact a while back, I can’t be 100% sure he is still, but here is a link to the heritage section of the Lotus 7 Club
https://www.lotus7.club/area-meetings/heritage
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