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  1. Ok here are my thoughts...please excuse writing style /ramblings. I'd turned into a stuttering idiot by the time I'd got out of the car Lotus Exige Sport 380 As I'm sure many of you will know, I'm an avid fan of cars made by a certain manufacturer in Stuttgart. Indeed, my main mode of transport is a Cayman R. A car that I have had for almost 5 years now, which is the longest car ownership period I have ever had in around 26yrs of driving, which speaks volumes for how good I think this car is. To say I like the Cayman R is a massive understatement. I think it's one of the best-judged road cars I've ever driven. It's firm but not overly so, it's quite comfy, it has a magnificent engine and it holds its own on track. One key area of weakness is the brakes but I've upgraded mine which has helped a lot. And it's the Cayman that I take to the rendezvous with the Sport 380. The drive down to Bell and Colvill was without drama, I'm so familiar with the car now, it's like pulling on an old pair of trusty boots. The Cup 2s on my car were warm enough to keep things sensible and I don't think I'd ever get bored of that flat 6 howl when the road opens up. Now, I didn't know that I was actually going to drive the 380, I just wanted to take a look. But Jamie (of Bell & Colvill) being the great gent that he is had organised for me to have the car for 30mins or so all to myself. I've lived in Surrey for almost all my life, so know the roads around here very well. I wanted a route that would allow a bit of the twisty stuff, a bit of cruisy stuff and a bit of towny stuff, that would take 30mins or so (traffic depending). I had to think fast though as I didn't want to eat into my time with the car. I decided on a loop, down the A25 into Dorking (past Newlands Corner). That would be the twisty bit, into Dorking would be the towny bit back up the A24 for the cruisy bit (past Ryker's cafe), then back past Bookham and into West Horsley for the final mix of towny and twisty. First surprise was that I know the car, it's Lotus' test car, the one from the vids on the Lotus website. It's already switched on and burbling away nicely. Now I've read a lot about how much of a pain in the ass it is to get inside the Exige but I don't notice any awkwardness. One leg in, sit, swing other leg over the sill and I'm in. And my first thought was "wow, this looks great!" simple, yes but beautiful in its simplicity. I'm a sucker for Alcantara, so love the seats and the view out of the front is incredible, like seeing something in widescreen for the first time. No irritating glares, rattles or squeaks, so far, just a nice place to do business. And boy does this thing do business. The clutch is light enough, the gearshift about as close to perfection as you'd want (feels like an open gate Ferrari manual looks, if you know what I mean) and then we're off. Driving off I was aware of an increased physical effort to turn the steering wheel, once moving, it's fine though and I won't think about this again for some time. My first actual driving impressions are in no particular order "oh my god I can feel everything, this car is small, ride is very good, slightly firmer than the Cayman R but tauter too, sounds good, throttle response is good!" There's a slow moving car in front, but I'm not bothered I'm lost in an abundance of tactility and just savouring the delights of this new Lotus. As the road becomes a dual carriageway, I decide to overtake, no gear change, just pin the throttle (car is already up to temp, I checked) and the Sport 380 surges forward at an alarming rate, pull over to the left hand lane and wait patiently at the traffic light. The light goes green and I turn left onto the A25 and once past the national speed limit sign, decide to hoof it in second. The noise is incredible, the scenery just goes blurry and oh dear that corner's coming up a lot faster than I expected, better brake. But surprisingly I brake too much and now feel like a wuss, could have taken that a lot faster. Past Newlands Corner, stunning view and all that but I've no time to drink it in as I usually do, there's work to do here, the little Sport 380 scythes through bends, carving perfect arcs through the corners and then on the straight, you get to hear that fabulous exhaust note as you punch through the gears, it's addictive stuff. Now coming into Gomshall village, so slow to a pootle, there are a few cars and a motorbike in front but it's no bother. This is one of those cars that lets you drive as you want. If you want to drive slowly, you can, it's not like a Nissan GTR, where the damping doesn't settle until about 50MPH, so you feel you have to drive at least that fast everywhere! No in the Sport 380, if you want to take a chill pill, it's happy to oblige, which for such a track oriented car was a really nice surprise. I let the cars in front get some distance and then go for it again. The sheer pace of the Sport 380 never gets old, I'm giggling to myself and the noise has attracted the attention of the biker who's clearly trying to get a better look. Oh no there's a crater in the road deep enough to see beelzebub waking from his snooze "this is going to hurt" but no the Lotus just takes it in its stride, the pot hole barely registers as a shrug. Slow down again for the village of Westcott and as we enter Dorking there's a traffic jam. Whilst sat in the traffic jam I take a look around the cabin. "Where will I put my GoPro for track days?" I conclude it will just have to be stuck onto the window behind me. I also notice there's a small tray you can use to put stuff in. It might move but the car is so small, you can easily reach the other side. I'm also loving the driving position, you're sat very low but it just makes the experience more of an event. I opt to avoid Dorking town centre and turn left to take the back route to the A24. It's at the mini roundabout that I once again feel the heft of the steering wheel, not a problem though and I'm off again down the A24 at 50MPH and the Sport 380 is perfectly comfy. It's a bit noisy, but I don't mind that, the car is cruising along happily, steering chatting away happily in the background like a lovable over-enthusiastic child and even this, dullest of the dull driving is still enjoyable in the Sport 380. I'm not sure how I'd feel after several hours of this but the 5 or so minutes in this state were absolutely fine and I reckon I'd still be enjoying it after 60 minutes. And on to the last leg, time is running short now, so I decide to overtake some cars up the hill. "Shit!" Some idiot in a Nissan Qashqai has pulled out in front of me but the brakes are easily up to the task, the Sport 380 pulls up so sharply, I'm still 10metres behind the Nissan. Anyway, eventually go past the Nissan and continue back towards West Horsley, where the Sport 380 goes on to confound my expectations, pulling harder than I expected, going around corners, faster than I expected (who needs brakes) and just going about its business in an absolutely fuss free manner but all the while drawing you into the process of driving. I turn back into Bell and Colvill both elated and saddened. Elated because this is finally a Lotus that I genuinely believe I could live with, saddened because this wonderful experience has come to an end. The Lotus Exige Sport 380 is undoubtedly one of the best cars I have ever driven, I desperately want one, I want to drive it on a race track, I want my kids to experience it, I just want it. So was there anything I didn't like? In a word, "No". The extremely slight criticisms I have are: The throttle response could be sharper, it's good but it's not razor sharp. Heel and toe-ing is not quite as intuitive as it could be, when I blip it doesn't register as well as it could, so I have to remember to do big blips to get the desired response. It does sound incredible (but the Porsche still sounds better from inside). Outside, it's a hands down win for the Lotus but as I can't both drive the car and hear it from the outside, that's still a slight issue. Other than that, it's absolutely spot on - love it to bits, want one, need the cash now to buy one! is it the best car I've ever driven bar none? I think for me to even be thinking that demonstrates what a fabulous car this Sport 380 is. But alas, no it isn't the best car I've ever driven. That singular privilege belongs to a Porsche (surprise, surprise) the 911 GT3RS 4.0. It's chassis is just as communicative as the Lotus but the engine is a triumphant masterpiece that very few cars can get close to, let alone better. There are some cars that are actually better in this respect such as the mclaren F1, Carrera GT, Zonda to name but a few but the Lotus isn't one of them. However, I do concede that the driving experience is better than my car in all respects bar the engine. The Sport 380 is about as close to driving perfection you can get from a car straight out of the box - well done Lotus! It's exactly what I want from a car. Get in, drive to track day, kick everything's Arse at said track day (apart from other Lotus and Radicals) then drive home. Job done.
    7 points
  2. 6 points
  3. Well that's us finally made it - the Esprit has been delivered.......and only realised on the way through I'd managed to pick Fri 13th as the day to do it!!! All good though - work should begin next week. Will report back when I know more
    4 points
  4. @Nifty that's is brilliant thank you. I was only researching the car two hours ago and read about the 15 parameters and the development at Cranfield. I am now getting a list together of all the component manufacturers which is great so your post has helped already. The plan is to get the engine out, belts changed etc. Get the engine in the car and also the interior dials replaced and then get a ex lotus engineer who said he can get the hydraulics working (did it a team lotus) to look at it. Once he has seen the car then will see how many other people expertise I will have to lean on. They might be a great help in future. The forum really is a helpful places. I have had some great people offer to help. Thank you all
    3 points
  5. What a great piece of history to rescue. I read through this thread just a couple of days ago, having revisited TLF after a long absence (other aspects of life taking me away from my cars). Lo and behold, by sheer coincidence, last night a chap in the Lotus 7 Club posted a link to the Top Gear episode and it transpires that he was one of the Lotus engineers on the hydraulics working alongside Cranfield. He posted this snippet: Then another L7C member replied with this: If you're interested Stuart I could put you in touch with these chaps
    3 points
  6. Top of the rear seats were faded very badly, the sun is strong here in the western USA. The door panels were cracked, the filler was braking down and also faded along the top edge from sun. The front seats were terrible, hard as concrete and poor colour matching. Took a lot of stripping and sanding to get them back to the original leather. Lots of layers of Gliptone sprayed on to recolour. I did them in summer when the leather was nice and warm so it absorbed the dye and the water evaporated quickly. Lovely and supple now. Will see if I can find some photos.
    3 points
  7. I used Gliptone to the restore the leather in a number of my Astons. Preparation was the key, thinners were great for getting the leather back to original so they could be dyed with a water based dye like Gliptone. Some numpty had reconnolised them and sprayed and filled the leather. I dismantled all the pieces, cleaned them properly, removed all the crap and then sprayed them. The results were fantastic, colour filled in on all of the faded areas on top of the panels where sun gets at them. For 40 year old leather they look amazing, even better it's original.
    3 points
  8. I do love it when the postmans delivered
    3 points
  9. That'll be the effect caused by @Buddsy being round the back of the moon with his massive torch, trying to prove that man never landed there in 1969!
    3 points
  10. Hello as said above I bought the car from a dealer in Kingswood (up the hill from Croydon!) for £33k. The owner of the dealership was friends with Ansar so sold it on sale or return for him after he left Lotus. I sold it 2 years later on sale or return for about the same money. It was a great car, especially the colour, In the sunlight it looked amazing. As Colin said I added barge boards and a 2ubular exhaust during my ownership. I have now gone back to a S1 Elise, I had to get one as close to motorsport green as I could, I am thinking of changing the wheel colour to match my old Evora
    3 points
  11. I did mention the registry on the first page - and I did start to merge the records
    3 points
  12. Hello Dave. It was not meant to be a criticism, I think you guys are doing a brilliant job and well done, I absolutely understand how much work is involved in these things. My bemusement was the starting point/location in terms of eventually having to merge all of the "new" register info in to what is already in the Registry. But as you say, you didn't know about it It's all good, we are all in this together
    3 points
  13. 3 points
  14. Anyone else got one?!
    2 points
  15. I looked at a dry sump Turbo down in Surrey about 4-5 years ago, being sold through a small dealer /chancer. It was on an X plate and was painted (loose term) in a silvery blue colour with a black hide interior. The engine smoked like a chimney and the whole condition of the car was well below the asking price. Did contemplate an offer but decided not to be so stupid, for once !!
    2 points
  16. I might be a bit biased as i am an acutal customer and have an EX460 but here are my 5 cents: KT has an excellent reputation in the German Lotus community for a very long period of time already. In particular the track focused few Lotus drivers here in Germany tend to go nowhere else than to KomoTec. They have won the prestigious German Tuner Grand Prix several times (a lap time contest of tuners in Germany on the Hockenheim Ring - officially hosted) going back as far as the MK1 Exige. Before I did my upgrade I was very sceptic about the quality and durability ... despite their good reputation ... and asked a lot of questions. I also insisted on a before/aftert dyno test (normally they only do an after).... Now, after having been through the whole process and after having watched them what they do both with regards to the development/engineering work they do as well as to the actual installation ... I do not think I would go anywhere else... the live and breath Lotus... day and night. I hope they will continue to go down this path and really move on in a similar direction like Schnitzer for BMW but w/o the arrogance please (I also own an Schnitzer ACS4 btw ...) Right now in fact their are doing wind tunnel testing for a new Exige Track Aero Kit...
    2 points
  17. I have seen some of Nicks work which was carried out on a friend's S1. 100G no less and it was brilliant. Distance may be an issue for me though, so we have sourced a few local guy's who are expert's in vehicle interior restoration, leather being the most popular. One in particular, never advertises but specialises in RR restoration's and obviously does fantastic work. For paintwork I have a local guy who I have used for the past 10 year's and does a pretty good job. We now also have a tie in with MM Autospray in Purely. Michael, the proprietor and specialist is, a very particular guy and fussy is his byname. For example, if he were to do an Esprit, he demands the car for a minimum of three month's, he is used to working with glass fiber and understands the need for it too breath and properly cure between each process, hence his time requirements. So that kind of covers both ends of the country. We can have mechanical and paint work completed up here, or make recommendations for people further South safe in the knowledge that we will know the end product should be a perfect outcome. At the end of the day it will be down to budget and how far a customer wants to take it. In the next day or two we will have confirmation of a very special car which is being repatriated from the States and if this one comes off then it will be a fantastic testament to what we should be able to achieve working with known specialist's in their own field to give a perfect result. All will be revealed soon, and the story how this come about will be of a bit of a surprise to many, myself included.
    2 points
  18. I'm with you @alias23. It looks to me like Komotec ACTUALLY put in real effort to engineer a complete solution, one that is properly integrated and works! I don't believe I've seen a real complaint from a real KT customer but seen a bit of negativity/disbelief from those that aren't. Don't understand it really. It feels like they're becoming to Lotus what Alpine or Schnitzer are to BMW. Personally think we should encourage them to continue down a quality path.
    2 points
  19. Alan I never took it as a criticism and agree the main Register is the way forward, the joy of forums is opinions and different views which makes for good reading for the whole community. In life if we all had the same ideals thinking the same way it would be a pretty boring existence. ? My point was only that lots of this info which Jonny, myself and Dan started to assemble was a way to collate information specific to a few questions you keep seeing about how many Dry Sump cars, Comps, BBS, radios, Essex etc and to understand when the changes were made including when Dry went to Wet. The Register would not show that clear route unless those fields were added and separated. Chris did post it on page one after we started but unfortunately only a few cars were shown as dry Sump and the chassis numbers were mixed with the S2.2 and S3. Richard has put a lot of work into capturing the Wet Sump cars which will certainly help the main register also, doing the mini satalite tables can only be a bonus to the overall cause as being proactive chasing down the information rather than wait for it to arrive keeps the thread alive and in the forefront. I know I would be happy to get involved as an editor on the main Register chasing cars....starting to sound like Wayne Carini! ? To everyone who does spends time keeping, contributing and setting up the registers for all to use and enjoy I applaud your commitment. ???? Dave
    2 points
  20. Andy, your getting confused in your senior years. Its Deep Fried Mars Bars and Iron Bru my friend. I did resort to a can of Red Bull, bloody disgusting stuff. Costa extra strong coffee work's fine for me. The best part is when we got home the electrics were so soaked and covered in ice and snow that she would't start so we had to push her of the trailer. Typical bloody Lotus, don't you just love em.
    2 points
  21. Barry you need to buy this one then and do a Barry Kearly does it again thread
    2 points
  22. thanks! The colour combo has really grown on me, have a nice set of these going on it and some black barge boards to finish it off... once the clam is on.. the shiny bits keep me motivated
    2 points
  23. Not so much snow over here.
    2 points
  24. Indeed. Not that I'm trying to prevent anyone creating more registers, just trying to save someone the work in doing so.
    2 points
  25. Jalpa for me too. Ever since they were new. Silver with rear wing please, like the one I saw at a Lamborghini Owners Club track day at Mallory Park in 1987. I think they only made 54 Jalpas in RHD, so much rarer than the rival Ferrari 308/328 everyone else wanted. A guy who comes to classic car events near us has the very first Silhouette (Jalpa's 3 litre predecessor).
    2 points
  26. 3 Grey market cars that came to the USA via Switzerland. US importer wouldn't bring them in so they were sourced through the back door. Painted Essex Blue in the USA after arrival but with all the Essex bits on them from the factory. Not official Essex cars, but identical in all respects. 1 Full Essex including the Blue paint came in as well and was sold by Loose, 10307, but not recognised by factory. 10325 was also meant to be shipped but the deal fell through with Lotus before it could ship.
    2 points
  27. Sorry Marc...late to this and Barry has you covered anyway. It sounds to me like a NOT bargain. A "free" lift will cost you a load to get in place and then you've just got an old lift. I bought a 4 post lift new from Intern BV in 2008. It was a group buy on Pistonheads and he dropped his price to £1300 delivered - always worth speaking to him, nice Dutch bloke (good English speaker) and looking for a deal. There are others at shows like the NEC Classic. Similar to this http://www.garage-apparatuur.com/int-208-1 - engels a.htm Fitted it myself, because it doesn't really require much "fitting" but it is ridiculously heavy so ingenuity needed to lift the bits into place as well as brute power. The lift is single phase electric / hydraulic. I wired it onto its own circuit in the Consumer Unit to a 16 amp RCBO and its been no trouble. Before we fitted our heat pump I looked at getting three phase. Western Power wanted more than £10k just to change the transformer on the nearest pole...then we'd have had the cost of them laying 100m of new underground cable etc. to get from there to the Barn so I decided against. One key difference on my lift to most others is that they are all fixed via huge rawl bolts into the concrete floor. Mine sits on top of the slab. Included were 4 castor trollies. If I lower the lift onto these trollies it lifts itself off the floor and I can roll it anywhere I like in the barn. It was really useful when I put the ceiling up - just kept moving the thing around and then lifted me and my next 8x4 sheet up to joist level to nail it into position. The downside of that is that its not as rigid which looks a bit disconcerting at times. Its also got a 3 ton limit which isn't enough for the Rangie. But as an extra parking space for a Lotus and a brilliant working platform its been ideal. (NB Pic from 2009 - barn is now full and a tip, but still one of my favourite places!)
    2 points
  28. Finished 'blacking out' the rear end: But I should probably give a bit of feedback on the more important modification - the exhaust! For the record, it is the 'full' Komotec system - headers/manifolds, stainless steel y-pipe, 200 cell cat and valved silencer/backbox. Once it had been fitted (more on that later), my first impressions were a bit mixed, if I'm honest. Performance-wise (from the seat of my pants), the car definitely feels quicker and it is much more willing to rev through the range. However, aurally, I was still a bit underwhelmed. I suppose that I was hoping for a noise/sound closer to the 400 but, in hindsight, it's probably better that it isn't that loud. We all know that the 400 (and the 2bular valved system) soundcheck at 108dB or more. This is too much for most trackdays in the UK, which is an issue for me. Last week, this system was static tested (with the valve open) at Snetterton at 98dB. So, no worries there. Anyway, although the car 'felt' faster, was there actually any improvement? I'm happy to report that there was: With the OEM system, the car was producing 316bhp (calculated FHP). This is now up to 332bhp. It doesn't sound like a huge improvement, but you can certainly feel it in the car. When I bought the car, I was advised by the vendor (and a couple of other specialists) that the car would probably need a remap in order to avoid any EMLs. Other specialists said that this might not be needed. If you weren't already aware, the stock Toyota/Lotus ECU can adjust fueling +/-30%. I can report that on my car, the ECU has managed to cope so far. It hasn't produced a single EML or fault code and I have been monitoring MAF, intake temps and command AFR via a Torque Pro app. Everything is in order (so far). However, I have no doubt that with a different intake and a bespoke map, the power and torque could be increased even further. Aurally, there has definitely been a change. The note and tone has changed quite a bit, particularly above 5k rpm. However, I feel that the Evora is just naturally quite good at keeping most of this away from the driver, even with both windows down. Some of us went for a quick blast on our way down to the BTCC at Snetterton yesterday and everyone who was following said that it sounded great. Here's a short recording that I made recently: Komotec Full.m4a There are also plenty of pops and crackles on the overrun. So, is that it in terms of modifications? Nope, probably not. Watch this space for the next stage.
    2 points
  29. Aha. I'm glad you asked. The car is going in for a little bit of, er, 'open heart surgery' in mid February. I'm not going to reveal what is planned (yet) but, rest assured, when it's up and running again, I'll be posting the details here. It should be worth it (I hope!)
    1 point
  30. Hmm out with the old and onto the ramp with the new you best be being nice to that s3;) @franjipane do treat us to some photos! Esprits do tend to be happier as regular use cars! Contrary to what people tend to think, they do fare better that way. I think a garage queen is a wonderful thing to have, but prefer to have the fun out of ours!
    1 point
  31. Best I can offer, is information from an original build sheet from 1982. I've been looking for an original brochure which I would hope would have the spec info, but no luck so far - I have a price list but no brochure. The top lot are exterior colours and the bottom lot (split with "Heater" or "ACU") are interior spec/colours
    1 point
  32. Photo I nicked from the M50 video that is around on here somewhere, clearly shows the body being lowered onto the chassis with the engine in place. I suspect the ancillaries and rad may need to be removed first but otherwise don't see a problem.
    1 point
  33. Morning all, I appreciate that this probably going to be a bit of a niche thread..... First snowfall of the year in Derbyshire last night and I'm a big kid. Hopefully it'll herald a cold and snowy winter! To celebrate I'll invite you to combine two of my favourite things and post photos of your car in the snow (you get extra points if there is a dog in there somewhere too ). There are no rules and no prizes, and it's for no other reason than I like looking at them. I'll start us off with mine from this morning
    1 point
  34. I would not think so for Barry, it would make an intresting thread though as it would be about how to convert a Lotus Esprit v8 into one of those camping cars that James May converted on the Lotus Excel after Barrys Mrs would probably pack his bags for him and show him the door if another V8 showed up on the doorstep so soon
    1 point
  35. You ever want those hoses off, fly @Vanya's missus (Mercedes) down. She'd make a grown Esprit owner cry.
    1 point
  36. And so, it begins...
    1 point
  37. Well, this certainly isn't PH! I was expecting at least a bit of slagging off for being a dreamer/time waster etc ;-) im genuinely taken aback by the responses folks, thank you. Some really good threads on this forum and dare I say, it's a very similar vibe with the lotus scene as there is with the TVR folks (that's a compliment) I'm looking forward to joining the ownership club and getting stuck in. BTW, I do like to mod, tastefully mind! Is that acceptable in the Lotus world? Cheers, Benn
    1 point
  38. thanks for the tips - I will look up "Pirtek" to see what options there are. Any recommendations for replacement studs and nuts for the various bits? I was thinking SS as much as possible but read sometinmes that they are either not strong enough or suitable for high temp applications? I'm inclined to use SS studs and metal locking nuts (K-Nuts or similar). Mike - the turbo looks OK actually - i just looked through the records I have and I can't see it having been replaced but it was off and on, new oil and coolant pipes, gaskets and studs 9,000 miles ago (although that was 10 years ago). It looks very good internally so I would prefer to avoid the cost at the moment. The other turbo looks externally to have much more corrosion around the fittings and when the time comes to take it off it looks like it will be much harder. I plan to do the cambelts sometime in the near(ish) future (unless I find someone that can do it for a good/low cost) and so I will probably take the engine out for that. I will have a look at the other turbo and fittings at that point. In the meantime I am cleaning up and removing as much of any corrosion anywhere I see it. Graham
    1 point
  39. I'm surprised nobody has posted a video of the Sport 380 online. If I'd known that Jamie was going to let me hoof about on my own, I'd have brought the GoPro with me and taken some in-car footage of it. I think it's a magnificent car. I'd love one ?
    1 point
  40. This thing has the potential to disappear up its own backside. How many more sub-registers do we need? One for red Esprits, one for those with blue carpets, one for Esprits that were once pointed at by Sparky....................yeah, yeah, that's pathetic, but hopefully you get my drift. If they're listed on the main spreadsheet it's an easy task to select the required info, albeit field-dependant.
    1 point
  41. Michelle actually refurbished this coil and amplifier mounting case. ?
    1 point
  42. Good question Onur. I think he might be planning something with a windscreen but I'm struggling to see the point of it. Especially now you can buy the Sport 380 as a Roadster. No-one will of course but they should - quite possibly one of the best cars you could ever have in the Alps. Roof off for views, mountain air and V6 howl bouncing off the mountains. Enough power to keep an exotic honest on the faster, wider sections. Agile and responsive enough to keep up with a Caterham on the narrower passes (where a supercar would just be too wide to enjoy). In fact the Sport 380 is a roadster as standard, I would keep mine that way most of the time!
    1 point
  43. Returned home from Great Ormond Street and reunited as a family. Surgery went well and great to be back together as a family. Not seen my other daughter for a week and the cuddle she gave me was pricless. Great Ormond Streets care is incredible. It's something money can't buy. It's the people. We will forever be in there debt
    1 point
  44. Thought I'd take a day off to get going on the engine removal job, however a fairly serious hangover (for me) prevented play for some time. Dry January is on it's way, but probably in February. Anyway, once again the marking-up started to aid me when it all goes back together, and I use plastic jiffy bags to store fastenings that I remove, which I mark with a Sharpie. I took a couple of photos, and realised that maybe Barry's made a smart move buying a carb model, instead of all this electrical string everywhere.
    1 point
  45. reminds me of these....
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