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PostPost by: niallf » Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:30 pm

Hello to all the great Elan and Plus 2 owners I met at Stoneleigh today. Good to put some cars and faces to some names.

I'm the bloke with the Pistachio Zetec with the spangly roof. Most exciting news of the show for me was that the windscreen rubbers to take the S/Steel screen trim are readily available again.

Lots of great cars, hope you all got back safely.

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:12 pm

Hi

I saw your car (it is very bright) but did not come over for a chat as you were in a huddle with a few guys.

It was great to see a few +2's there today and I took a few pics to help me get mine back on the road.

Next time I'll say hello :D

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 5:40 pm

Guys

I quick question, not really about stoneleigh sorry.

I got a new chassis plate at Stoneleigh as mine is not on the vehicle, I looked today at the vehicles and some seem to have the numbers stamped on them and some are engraved?

Any ideas which method I should use on the plate?

Thanks

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:42 pm

My '67 coupe 2 seat is engraved and the '73 and '74 Plus 2s are stamped. Apparently Sue Miller can get them stamped so that they look original.

I really enjoyed meeting you guys too...a good mix from originality nuts through go-faster to Zetec. I must admit, being one of those originality nuts, your Zetec conversion looked superb, Niall...looked like it was made for the car. And what a colour...absolutely brilliant! You know where to come when it comes time to sell the original BLING machine.

Another highlight was dismantling Simons Yellow Peril in order to get the right shape screws from the screw man. Hope you put them all back before setting off home! I thought your car was a bit pricey at £14995, but then noticed that you'd missed off the 1. I think you may have sold that several times over.

Looking forward even more to Castle Coombe and Donnington now
Cheers...Mark
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PostPost by: tdafforn » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:32 pm

Was good to meet...
Worth finding out that my +2 is riding a little high out the front...
I like to think its because the last DPO put in the twinc with an aluminium bottom end!
Unfortunately its probably duff springs..
Also finding out that I should have chrome strip below the doors was a new one for me...
See you all at donnington
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Ps my vin plate has a stamped ser number and etched engine number..
The car is a '72
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:10 pm

That's it until Donnigton then! I got there a bit late (toast & boiled egg took a bit longer than usual...). For my sin I was relegated to parking in the chicken sheds! Sorry I missed a few people, but I had to leave early as well (Wedding anniversary). Perhaps we should have a +2 notice board for informal meets, comments. Something to think about for Donnington.

I was impressed by the +2 turn out, of all sorts ranging from immaculate to ones that made me think mine isn't too bad after all! I am sure there were more than last year. Although I wasn't after anything in particular, prices seemed realistic. Most interesting bit of the show was the guy about to start manufacturing the modified themostat housing (with the outlet facing the right way). I'm a bit sad I suppose.. I might get round to fitting the sparkplugs I bought from QED (a bargain at £6 a set).

Its always fun to see how light magnesium castings really are on the TT stand, but I think I could do better by losing a few pounds myself!

The +2 never missed beat & the battery got a good charge.

Any other highlights I missed?

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PostPost by: tdafforn » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:42 am

I think the guy who was selling the Thermostat housings and the samco hoses was a guy on LotusElan.net...
I may be wrong of course..
I was interested by his oil catch tank for the crankcase breather..
Only worry was that it didn't have the capacity to hold the amount my twinc chucks out!
Did like the K&N filter holder as well
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PS got inspired last night and fitted the Air filter that I had had since the last Stoneleigh!
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:52 am

tdafforn wrote:I think the guy who was selling the Thermostat housings and the samco hoses was a guy on LotusElan.net...
I may be wrong of course..!


Thats was "cliveyboy" who is listed on this site in the classified.
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:14 pm

tdafforn wrote:I think the guy who was selling the Thermostat housings and the samco hoses was a guy on LotusElan.net...
I may be wrong of course..
Tim


Absolutely right Tim I am one of the members on the list.

All the parts you saw, I personally designed and have fitted on my Elan

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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:31 pm

Sorry I missed you all. My excuse is feeble but..... We had friends over the night before for a dinner party. We did not finish until 2:30am thus I did not get up until about the crack of noon 8)

I like the idea of doing some sort of LotusElan.net meet :D
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:06 pm

I believe Donnington is the 18-19th March
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PostPost by: tdafforn » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:42 am

Will be going...
PS John, did the ABS problem sort itself out?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:42 pm

Yes,the warning light was out all the way home,will put it down to pick-up clearances needing checking or loose connector on one of the sensors,
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PostPost by: Si_130/5 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:33 pm

Hi everyone,

If anyone who attended would like to see the photos I took on Sunday please send me a PM with your email address. Tim, John and Niall your cars are included so let me know if it's ok with you before I disseminate pics of your cars.

The guy selling screws was a welcome sight. He had almost all the sizes used on the Elans in chrome or stainless. I know it must have looked a little unusual removing the old ones from my car and spending time sifting through his selection but I can never say no to a good screw.

Did anyone else find any useful bits? I found a boot hinge for my yellow car to replace the one with a split pin, we coudn't agree on the price so a Club Lotus official offered to break the deadlock by flipping a coin. We agreed (it was just a joke as we were only £1 apart), I won and the vendor went off in a huff and refused talk to me - interesting people you meet at parts fairs. :shock:

I had a great time and it's good to at last be able to put faces to all these id names.

Best wishes,

Simon :D

PS Cliveyboy, do you sell a spanner for tightening the three-eared spinners?
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PostPost by: niallf » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:07 pm

Hi Simon,

Post Away, no problems for me...

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