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  1. Wordle 474 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩⬛🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=Y2xhbXA Daily Quordle 255 6️⃣5️⃣ 4️⃣9️⃣ quordle.com ⬜🟨🟨⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟩🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟩🟩🟨 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Bottom right was one of two words. Guessed correctly. More luck than smarts.
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  2. My favourite subject! I can give you the details of an excellent local mole catcher - although you seem to have it in hand (after years of trying to get rid of these little darlings from our fields he managed to clear them in 2 visits). Or my preferred option:
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  3. @JAWS, you called the thumbnail too!
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  4. It was. Until the video was leaked online. 🤣
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  5. That is 100% exactly what happened
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  6. Wordle 473 4/6 ⬛🟨🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩⬛🟨 🟨🟩🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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  7. Looks like I missed a day. Wordle 473 4/6 ⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. ⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛ ⬛🟨⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=d2hvbGU Daily Quordle 254 6️⃣4️⃣ 8️⃣5️⃣ quordle.com
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  8. Great info. I'm gonna ask J Morgan if they can fix the side repeaters. I've had two failures on Evora, one after just 3 years of being fitted. £51 plus vat from Lotus and they are EXIGE font .....so a sticker is required to cover that (from Dan at Divine Handicraft, Lotus don't provide the correct stickers). Justin
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  9. Just a quick note to thank everyone for their support and suggestions for the indicator fix. I didn't have time / didn't fancy taking the light out myself and so ended up at @SWLC who did a perfect job separating the headlight and sorting the failed solder joint - MOT now passed 🙂 Hope it's useful to know that there's a great Lotus specialist available who has successfully fixed this issue!
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  10. Wordle 473 4/6 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. ⬛🟨🟨⬛🟨 ⬛⬛🟨🟨🟨 🟨🟩🟨⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=emVicmE Daily Quordle 254 5️⃣8️⃣ 6️⃣4️⃣ quordle.com 🟨⬜⬜⬜🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨🟨🟨 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟨🟨🟨🟩⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨 ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜⬜🟨 ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟩 🟨⬜⬜🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ Bit late. Sorry about that. Had to go to work and didn't get finished beforehand.
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  11. Wordle 473 4/6 ⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜ 🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟨🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 3/6 tries. ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬛🟩🟩⬛🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=d2hvbGU Daily Quordle 254 7️⃣6️⃣ 8️⃣9️⃣ quordle.com ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜ ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ 🟩🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩⬜ 🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨 ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩🟨 🟨⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Phew!
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  12. Ah mate. That’s tough. Good on you for braving it in the rain though. Of course - The crowd only stand at Brunchen in the rain for one reason and you gave it to them - and I don’t mean the passenger’s sneaky wave out of the window. Hope the car was ok. I heard the underneath scrape as you went up and then down the kerb. They are super high but that may well have saved you going forward that last 2 feet before the barrier.
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  13. i reckon i would had sold it 5 times over by now if people didn't have their own cars to sell first! lol give me a shout if have any more questions. Cheers Paul So Craig's is always crazy busy and its normally like 4-6 weeks to get it in but Hamilton had a slot that week so i took it there. service was ok but i would take it to Craig for any major work. saying that it went in last year for a service and came out with a £3200 bill! lol! i was intending to keep it for life back then so i spend some cash refreshing brakes etc (new callipers, disks, pads, handbrakes etc) amazing how things change in a short time eh! I will miss it for sure but it has been incredible to experience my dream car for 2 years Cheers Paul
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  14. Are you showing off for the benefit of @Sparky 😂
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  15. It's sad to hear you're thinking of selling. I enjoyed reading your thread when I came across it two or three months ago. I'm guessing this is a cost of living crisis moment, rather than sudden dissatisfaction with the car. None of the experts has offered an opinion, so I'll offer mine & perhaps that will encourage the others. I've been looking at Excel ads for a few months now, since finding myself with no Lotus for the first time in many years, & deciding an Excel would be the one to go for if I can move one of my other cars on, to free up a space in a garage. I saw a couple advertised at just under £6,000 & they both looked a lot better than yours, although I suspect neither would have had nearly so much recent mechanical attention as yours. With this in mind, I don't think you're going to get close to £6,000. I would also think it would take more than £6k further spending to get your car up to the standard of the two cars that have been on ebay for quite some time now, at £11k & £13k. If money's tight (as you mentioned in your long thread), perhaps the best thing to do would be to put it away somewhere dry & come back to it at a later date.
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  16. Thanks JW some really good info on the videos.
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  17. Yes. We have replaced our diaphragm...retained the original spring. https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/A910E6571F.htm Regards the shaft, this was one shop's solution https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/88-turbo-esprit-runability-issue.121943/ When we refreshed our engine, I took the turbo to a couple of truck repair shops and no one could point me towards a place that would turn the shaft and install a matching bushing...so I left it... Should be easy enough to feel any binding, with the diaphragm out.
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  18. Electricity charge here in Australia - Brisbane: (converted to GBP): 13p per kWh flat rate. We have solar panels, (no batteries), so get a feed-in rate of 11p per kWh as credit. Total bill most months is about GBP 60-65... slightly more in winter, up to GBP 90 per month. Summer uses GBP 70 per month as the air conditioning is on, however the solar panels provide the power for this, by day, so it mostly cancels out.
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  19. The CEO of Shell has asked the govt to tax them more https://news.sky.com/story/cost-of-living-shell-boss-calls-on-government-to-tax-oil-and-gas-companies-to-protect-poorest-12712013 Will it happen? Unlikely, the cabinet know where their personal bread is buttered!
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  20. Short term 'folks sitting on their hands'. That car is a bargain and I'll stick my head above the parapet and say we'll look back in 8 months and say 'gosh....shoulda, coulda....' If Putin falls, even more so. However, I don't have any inside info on that. Justin
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  21. Thanks - I know it looks great but not a great time of year to sell an Elise or an XJS - but then it's not the best time of year to sell an Evora so maybe it all balances up
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  22. I assume that's with arms full of oppo, foot to the floor and followed by a smooth transition to the straight? (or at least that's what you should be telling everyone)
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  23. Get it done, that's a real bargain
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  24. With a heavy heart I have decided the time has come to sell my Burnt Orange NA Launch Edition Evora (2+2). This is an incredibly rare colour. I don’t know exact numbers but from what I can gather there were less than 10 launch editions this colour. The Particular car was one of the first two cars sold in the UK and was featured in press articles of it being collected from Hethel. You can tell it is an early car as it has hand written notes from one engineer to another on the inside of the front bumper so it is real piece of usable lotus history. I looked at a lot of cars before buying this one and even though it slighter higher miles it has a huge history of work done and has always been looking after by lotus main dealers or a lotus specialist. It has the all-important clutch replacement done as well as new dampers and brakes all around all within the last 5k miles. The S1 NA Evora’s really are very special cars with the softer dampers and smaller wheels making an incredibly subtle ride combined with sublime handling (less weight high up than the Evora S) and practicality of the 2+2 version. The one criticism of the original car with the power output and exhaust noise. I have added a BOE cold air intake and remap to the original sports exhaust and it really does make a massive difference, power is up approximately 25bhp but the mid range torque/ response is what you really notice. It genuinely does feel like a different car from stock and sounds amazing now also (a howl at the top end but quiet when cruising) £25000 The car has covered 77953 miles. HPI Clear 12 months MOT (no advisories) FSH all lotus main dealer or specialist (see full details below) It’s a Launch edition 2+2 so has the essential 4 seats (Charcoal Grey Leather Recaros) and all the desired packs (Tech, Premium and Sports) The car has the rare “long box” which was only available on early cars. This has the same ratios 1-2nd as the later CR cars but longer final gears including a very long 6th gears which means it will cruise at under 2k revs at motorways speeds. Not only does this make it a quite relaxed cruiser it also means it will do 35-40mpg on a run (saving fuel of the fun bits of road!) It has had a huge amount of work done my myself and the previous owner (over 8k in total) with the Clutch done at 72200miles (June 2019), new A/C compressor (June 2019) and A/C Condenser (March 2018), 4 x new OEM Bilsteins with New Eibach Springs (Nov 2019) and new OEM brake pads all round (Nov 2019) In 2021 it had a full new set of callipers, disks and pads, new handbrake cables, rear hubs bearings and sump pan. (see full details below) Upgraded double DIN head unit (not amazing my todays standards but does the job!) reverse camera, satnav, CD, Radio Aux in. I have installed a set of salbelt, clip in harnesses for fast road and the occasion track day. Since installing them I now use them on every drive as they really do connect you to the car and make the experience alto more fun. The 3 point harnesses still operate in the normal way. The harnesses are easily removable if you new owner does not want them installed in the car. I had the headlights refurbished, opened up and resealed so no water ingress and also added upgraded Osram night breaker Xenon bulbs so night driving is now a pleasure. Bad points The car is in very good condition in general with the pearl coat paint looking amazing in the sun (changes colours as you walk around it) It has a few age related marks and the front bumper would benefit from a respray due to stone chips (I have never bothered as it will just happen again) There is some curbing marks on one wheel but all the rest are in good condition. The car has just flown through its MOT (aircon recharged) but I have not had a chance to get it’s annual service done yet. I can get this done for the new owner or the cost can be taken off the price of the car. I drivers seat bolster is worn but I have ordered the correct die to refurbish this for the new owner. Service History (photos can be sent of service history) Lotus main dealer Date Dealer Miles 09/09/2009 Lotus Hethel 1055 08/06/2010 Murrays Lotus Edinburgh 9436 02/09/2011 Murrays Lotus Edinburgh 17490 10/09/2012 Murrays Lotus Edinburgh 29173 02/09/2013 Murrays Lotus Edinburgh 33871 29/08/2014 Scottish Lotus Specialist 41233 09/09/2015 Scottish Lotus Specialist 49731 04/05/2016 Craig Moncrief Cars 56843 07/09/2017 Craig Moncrief Cars 64816 14/09/2018 Craig Moncrief Cars 70822 28/06/2019 Craig Moncrief Cars 72089 14/09/2022 Lotus Hamilton 77806 Work done (photos can be send of receipts) 09/09/2021: New sail panel, MOT, aircon service: £270 30/09/2021: Replace all brake callipers with new ones (customer supplied) disks and pads, replace sump pan, replace handbrake cables, both rear hub bearings and backing plates. Replace door lock driver’s side: £3200 26/08/2021: Superchips stage 1 remap: £298 03/03/2021: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres: £480 04/12/2020: BOE cold air intake imported from America £600 09/06/2021: adds and sods to fix a few asetic niggles: £133.60 26/08/2020: service and replace rear parking sensors: £416.10 06/11/2019: replace inner and outer drive shaft boots, replace all dampers and springs (customer supplied) £860.90 29/06/2019: Replace clutch and service: £2837.49 18/06/2018: Replace mudguard brackets with stainless steel items, replace boot struts 15/09/2018: Service including clutch and brake fluid: £332.43 17/01/2018: Replace air condenser and refresh aircon system: £688.42 15/09/2017: Replace defective purge valve: £130.90 07/09/2017: 7th year service including rear disks and pads: £471.97 09/05/2016: 54k service include brake and gear box fluid, spark plugs, aux belt and front disks and pads: £881.93 19/11/2015: LH window regulator: £428.56 10/09/2015: wheel speed sensor and service: £392.01 Car is located 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport Any questions please call or what’s app me on 07913200970 Many thanks Paul The post Lotus Evora Launch Edition (Burnt Orange) appeared first on lotusforsale.com. 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  25. tell me about it! fecking tories bombed the market! you should have held out rather than buying that expensive one! doh! In hignsite i did think it was worth more due to what they were going for previously so didn't want to sell cheap. I have put £5k into it over the two years i have had it and it really is a good car but i really could do with selling before winter otherwise i will SORN it and try again in the spring. if anybody near leister wants it i am heading down that way to buy a new daily later this week! .........what are the chances! lol Cheers Paul
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  26. Well done, For future reference the are loads on Youtube on removing rounded drain plugs
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  28. I would say very unlikely with a cut wiring loom 😲 I can't believe his price on EBay - it's going to cost many thousands to fix that and lots of sourcing for rare parts. Hmmmm 🤔, my spare, unused ECU has suddenly increased in value
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  29. When I bought my 84 Turbo (in 2013), it would overboost. You will tell that I am no mechanic if I tell you that I used to just free off the rod thingy under the turbo unit to cure it. With use, it was fine for several years. If I did not use it for a week or two it would need a clout again. Eventually, I had it professionally rebuilt. It now performs perfectly and the boost indicator goes just past the vertical. Not sure what number that is. I am indoors in the warm and the car isn't!
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  30. so scores on the doors at the end of the auction it made £23250 which was below my reserve but add on the fee that the buyer would have had to pay total price for them would have been £24645. obvious down side of collecting cars is the fee that they add on which effects what the seller makes also as they wont' bid so high This all being said it gives me an indication of price so if anybody does want it for £24750 please give me a shout. I will even throw in the TLF outdoor car cover. first come first served! 07913200970 cheers Paul
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  31. Q. When is a breach of the cap not a breach? A. When it’s only a small breach Well, that’s logical then 🤔 Meanwhile Mercedes are handed a $25,000 fine because Hammy wore a small nose stud. Where is the logic in that v a small budget cap breach? Aren’t they both small 🤔 Victimisation anyone?
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  32. Well it seems the 'cold steel' ala Cpl Jones has done the trick. Used the cold chisel and moved it round about 1 cm so wont touch it anymore until the LR 608246 diff plugs arrive. Thanks Pete, gave it a bit more welly this time and it moved, before obviously didnt whack it hard enough as didnt want to damage the plug incase it didnt budge and only started leaking instead.
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  33. For all whose curious as tho where we stand. The bodyis finally being primed and the paint shop should befinished by the end of October.
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  34. I had a seatbelt mount bolt round off on my Europa Special completely and so I took a hacksaw to the rounded stump and cut it square. I then managed to clamp a tool over the new square end and with suitable levers (and a lot of swearing) it eventually budged - probably never been moved in fifty years - all now replaced with new items Good luck!
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  35. Memorable - if anyone wants some turf from the ‘Ring as a momento give me a shout.
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  36. Super Seven 2000 2022 first drive "Caterham’s order books are so full that if you order one today it’ll be at least a year before it gets built." Amazing, yet Westfield recently went bust
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  37. Surprised MJK after his bout of COVID, which has knocked him for 6. Planned a little Surprise with our lovely Scottish Members and they turned up on Mass, much to the enjoyment of the whole Street who all came out to look as well! Thank you so much guys (and girls), I can't tell you how emotional dad got after you left. But he was so chuffed to "See all his friends". He was so happy and even called me this morning to chat about it again! If anyone else has any pics, please feel free to post them! Watch the video here! https://www.facebook.com/575989039/videos/pcb.10160392890659040/636675461265765
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  39. Make sure you can remove the fill plug before you remove the drain plug
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  40. Traction exceeded.. I've posted @Bibs😘
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  41. No but from Vlad's face I'd say there's a 99% chance he's the once that's just farted in the bath!
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  42. Just thought I'd share some pictures of my 3D printed combined key & fob. The parts were printed on an SLA machine, with the text painted on afterwards. Very impressed by the detail that is possible on these machines, would never be possible on an FDM printer. If anyone is interested, I can add 3D files.
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  43. I have a spare differential with rear brakes that I’ve just been cleaning, and looking at the backplate and slave cylinder, it looks as though the cylinder is designed to slide along the slot in the backplate to exert pressure on the rear brake shoe once the piston has reached its maximum extension on the front brake shoe. When the piston extends the shoe against the drum to the front and it can’t extend any more it looks as though the continuing pressure inside the slave cylinder is expected to slide the slave cylinder backwards to bring the rear shoe into contact against the brake drum. If the slave cylinder cannot slide either backwards or forward in the backplate slot, then the shoe is not going to make contact or get stuck against the drum, locking it up. This would explain the 2 retaining plates to the back of the slave cylinder, and why a much simpler, more conventional bolt fixing is not used. It also explains the use of flexible brake pipes to the cylinders and why the 2 bleed pipes are routed to rotate about a fixing on the bottom of the diff cover to avoid the use of flexible pies here too. I’ve noticed these cylinders were fitted to numerous cars in the early 1950s including Nash Metropolitan, Jaguars and Austin-Healy’s, and it seems to be a way to get a single slave cylinder to exert force in 2 directions. Just checking the workshop manual, section J.7, Braking System, page 10 ‘To Replace’, and it says to grease the cylinder aperture in the backplate with Girling white grease, and later, check that the cylinder is free to slide in the backplate. I think that explains why my handbrake is not very good. A not very accessible place that requires a lot of maintenance.
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  44. Info is in the thread I linked: my repairer was http://www.jmorganandson.co.uk in Dorking, Surrey. Phone 01306 881544 and email mail@jmorganandson.co.uk They do postal repairs.
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  45. I bought it at Bell and Colvill, but it seems that now it is only for special order. Here are other options https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/A122A0029V.htm?currency=1 https://www.lotuspartsonline.com/p/lotus__Evora/EDGING-STRIP-DIFFUSER-BLACK/62883933/A122A0029V.html http://www.elise-shop.com/a122a0029v-p-336761.html https://www.seriouslylotus.com/rear-defuser-edging-strip https://www.hangar111.com/shop/lotus-elise-s2-replacement-parts/731-diffuser-edging-strip-black.html
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  46. Hi. Bell and Colvill SALES ORDER 614304 PRODUCT CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE QUANTITY TOTAL A122A0029V Rubber Edge Protector £7.50 4 £30.00
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