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Writing a new Plus 2 Book

PostPost by: kwhittle » Tue May 28, 2019 1:56 pm

Hi John,
Just what I need !
How about 32 images showing the whole process, including before and after at each significant stage.

I need jpegs or tiffs, at 1 to 3 mb per image but sent in a number of emails please

If you embed them with text I have problems with my dtp programme !
Thanks for your kind offer of help
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue May 28, 2019 2:50 pm

Kevin
if you pm me your email address I'll see what I've got..

John :wink:
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue May 28, 2019 4:04 pm

I can dig out a few of the 5 speed with covers off if you'd like?
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Tue May 28, 2019 6:20 pm

Yes please mbell
Many thanks
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue May 28, 2019 7:23 pm

20161201_201610.jpg and
Engine and box



20160828_113916.jpg and
Input shaft, narrow bearing
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue May 28, 2019 7:29 pm

Sorry running into site problem compelling about files >2MB straight after uploading files larger than that. Will add some more photos...
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Wed May 29, 2019 9:34 am

Thank you mbell, good stuff
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PostPost by: Foxie » Wed May 29, 2019 3:16 pm

Here's a few more gearbox pics ....

Lotus 4-Speed
Lotus 5-Speed
Alan Voigts T9 5-Speed

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gbs1.jpg and
68 Elan +2, 70 Elan +2s
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PostPost by: mbell » Wed May 29, 2019 4:33 pm

I seem to be missing a few of the photos on my phone. So need to up load them from the computer but on vacation this week with out the computer.

Do you need the photos before next week?
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PostPost by: dak » Wed May 29, 2019 10:03 pm

Hi,

I'm in the process of restoring at least two +2s from a total (so far) of three cars. One of the eventual completed cars is a convertible that was shown in Robinshaw's book.

Any interest?

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PostPost by: kwhittle » Thu May 30, 2019 12:28 pm

mbell,
Thanks for the photos, I too am on holiday for a week comm Monday.

So the delay is fine thanks
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Fri May 31, 2019 11:33 am

Zak
Yes, I am interested in the story and photos, especially the convertable Plus 2
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PostPost by: baloo » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:25 pm

shaun wrote:Hi I might be able to help full documented rebuild photos from this to this pm me if I can be any help thanks


Wow, what a treasure trove of info!
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:45 am

hi
Just an update on the book.
Like my other Lotus books it will be a hard back case bound with dust jacket. Printed on A4 size 175gsm art paper, with colour and black & white photos and illustrations.

At time of posting it comprises 174 pages all press ready!

I am finding it difficult to bring sense to the topic of "Modern 5 speed gearboxes for the Plus 2"

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PostPost by: potleyu18 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:48 pm

finished-car.jpg and
when completed four years ago
Hi Kevin,

Had my Plus 2 for over 20 years and spent 8 years restoring it. juts rebuilt the engine for the second time (Over jetted Carbs). Loads of history and photographs and from my point of view my pride and joy.

Will send you the full list of restoration and some photos soon if you are interested.

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