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  1. OK. Black pudding's, White pudding's. But where does Spotted Dick stand. Just asking. Oh and Red pudding's. Are they pudding's of colour.
  2. UPDATE. Been in and viewed the car and met the owner. It is NOTHING as bad as the father in law stated, so I had a good look over her and told the owner. If your selling that for the price mentioned I would be grabbing your hand off. You are daft. So the outcome is he is now keeping the car and LotusRecue are going to give it a once over once I have space in the garage and get everything back as it should be. Believe me, there's not a whole lot to do. The owner was under the impression from the FIL that it was going to cost him a fortune to get is childhood dream car on the road and running. So I departed leaving one 30+year old a bit happier. I suppose it could be classed as a LotusRecue of a kind. Sorry guy's, but the bargain is off.
  3. So, last night the Mrs say's, lets send out 2021 with a BANG. So we crank up the sound system, get all the Christmas lights on at the same time. And yes, they go out with a BANG. Bloody fuse gone. No problem says I as the house gets cold (heating goes off with electric) we can light a fire. Kindlers on, bit of paper and some coal. And it's roaring. Then I thinks. Which bright spark had that Idea, our chimney has been capped off so now we have a house full of smoke. Call the fire brigade she say's. Bloody phone wont work without power. No signal on the mobiles. Oooop's say I. Ding Dong, the clock strikes midnight. Well just as the small gas cannister which is lighting the stove near the fire goes out with a BANG. I say. Well Mrs, you got that one right. Only joking. Hope you all have a great, happy, healthy and prosperous 2022 From both Wendy, myself, all at Club Lotus North East Scotland. And of course LotusRescue.
  4. So, last night the Mrs say's, lets send out 2021 with a BANG. So we crank up the sound system, get all the Christmas lights on at the same time. And yes, they go out with a BANG. Bloody fuse gone. No problem says I as the house gets cold (heating goes off with electric) we can light a fire. Kindlers on, bit of paper and some coal. And it's roaring. Then I thinks. Which bright spark had that Idea, our chimney has been capped off so now we have a house full of smoke. Call the fire brigade she say's. Bloody phone wont work without power. No signal on the mobiles. Oooop's say I. Ding Dong, the clock strikes midnight. Well just as the small gas cannister which is lighting the stove near the fire goes out with a BANG. I say. Well Mrs, you got that one right. Only joking. Hope you all have a great, happy, healthy and prosperous 2022 From both Wendy, myself and all at Club Lotus North East Scotland.
  5. to think, it's now 7 years since I worked on this project freezing my nuts off for 3 month of the year in up to -50 Deg C. Do I miss it. Not a bloody hope.
  6. I know it's Christmas and times for families to be together. But he's in the best place for his care at the moment. And the thought of getting his mill surveyed, hopefully will spur him on for a quick recovery.
  7. Just a quickie before the week comes to an end. All the best for Christmas folk's. And stay safe.
  8. Yep, but we are compensated by beautiful countryside and loooong days of sunlight in the summer.
  9. Should the card holder get the winnings. After all, he paid for the tickets.
  10. Happy bunny. After the keys for the Mitsubishi Canter recovery truck being lost in the storm the other week, read 98 mph winds blowing through the building and material blowing all over the place. I managed to source a new ignition switch and keys vie Evilbay for £32 delivered. Not bad considering a breakers wanted £46 plus VAT, plus postage. Switch fitted and she is now mobile again. I also had an issue with the Merc Vito 115 CDI Traveliner van (which replaced the Amarok) in that it was a real struggle to get reverse and 2nd gears. Sourced an £8.0 plastic bush, 50 minutes later and hey ho, 6 gear's and gear change as slick as an Evora. Decision to be made. Do I keep the Cantor and sell the covered trailer, or keep the trailer and sell the Cantor. Huge amount of upgrades completed on the trailer, so difficult decision. Do I need 3 transport vehicles and the associated costs. Nope. The van can tow the trailer and I can use it as my run about. The Cantor can carry a 2 ton vehicle and tow the trailer, but too big to use as a run about. The Big Renault can carry the lot lol. But just not practical enough, so it will be going once the upgrades are all completed. Anybody want a low mileage Renault Midlum recovery truck with lightweight leaf, and heavy duty winch all in good working order. Next on the list, replace the glow plugs on the Vito.
  11. Great news. Long may he continue to improve.
  12. Hi folks. For those who keep up to date with our projects. The Norfolk Mustard M100 SE has had her electrical gremlins sorted out and she now starts off the button, the Sigma 4 alarm system now working as it should. New windscreen and trim fitted, not cheap, and those 2 little plastic corner pieces at £9.00 each, wow. Brakes overhauled and all working. Ready for someone to take her on and complete her. The Pacific Blue metallic M100 N/A has also had her electrical gremlins sorted out. strange one as it was the same fault as the SE. She has had a full brake overhaul with new rear brake calipers, discs and pads, front discs and pads. Headlight lift motor repair kit and O/S door drop glass as the original was broken. The glass is still to be fitted and I'm not really looking forward to that as very time consuming. Another nice little winter project for an enthusiast to complete. Both cars competitively priced. Also available. 2 x Lotus Elites. 1 x Lotus Eclat, 1 x Lotus Excel. These are exceptionally low priced to make room for more projects due in shortly. Grab a winter bargain. And as a one off. 1 x Renault Midlum recovery truck. Just had lightweight alloy leaf fitted, heavy duty winch, all new LED side marker and tail lights. Also fitted with side mounted tool box for securing your ratchet straps etc. This truck has always been local to me and has exceptionally low mileage for her age. The Renault has been replaced by a smaller truck so is now surplus to requirements. She has always been registered as a recovery truck and not a truck with space shuttle miles which has been converted. Again, like all our project's sensibly priced to mover her on. Photographs f all of the above are available. Go on. Treat yourself to a Christmas pressie and have her done for next seasons runs.
  13. Once upon a time, this pile of what looks like rubbish was inside a shed. All neat and tidy on shelves.
  14. My one same size ripped out the anchor bolts from the flooring. The 2nd shed which was still in flatpack form has vanished altogether. 12 x10 is in the neighbors garden. I have asked if I can have it back, or I will charge him for the hire.
  15. Fore sure. I know he paid 22K for it just 3 months ago. Sadly, things in life went against him just shortly after he bought it and I have been asked to help him move it on.
  16. Anyone interested in an S3 N/A. Pretty tidy car which had a full engine and gearbox rebuild about 10 years ago prior to being put into storage. Since taken back out, given a full service including belts etc and a fresh MOT. Sadly, the buyer who lives fairly close to me has had a change in personal circumstances and now needs to sell her. He is going to take a fairly big hit on the price just to get her sold, so a bargain for someone. She will require some work, but nothing overly extensive as most of it has been done. Including a respray. She is White with deep Red interior. Photographs will be available to any genuine interested parties. Priced competitively at £16,500. UK delivery is available at cost.
  17. Cheers Andy. Yep the fleet are rolling. Covered clamshell trailer or open top 3.5 ton truck. Fully insured.
  18. Well that's a full overhaul of the big RS3 shuttle covered trailer completed and it's cost a few bob. New brakes, brake cables x 4, 8 new bearing's, 2 new wheel's and tyres, 4 new brake drum's and fitted one new axle only to find it wasn't the axle itself that was at fault. Loads of LED lights fitted inside the shell to help see what your doing if loading/unloading in the dark, and extra security latch's on the shell. Ah well, she's good for a few more years and load's more miles now. Well overdue to go back into the fleet. The 3.5 Ton Canter (middle one) is next for a facelift and a change to Silver with the LotusRescue logo. Cracking little truck. The 7.5 Ton big Renault has just completed having a modified leaf fitted and strengthened.
  19. Well done Danny. Now the increased expense for the old sparkie starts.
  20. Ooop's yep, forgot about that one. Maybe get a Halfords fitter then. They can do it all without training. Brush may never be the same again though.
  21. You could at least have swept the floor when you left.
  22. Can you guarantee it will be sterile when the procedure is finished though.
  23. Congrats Tom. Great feeling. WHAT MADE ME AND THE MRS REALLY HAPPY TODAY. A confirmation letter from our scabby bank confirming that I had cleared my mortgage, and completed it early. No more worry about. Will I make it this month. And best of all, getting rid of a bank that I have hated dealing with for the last few years.
  24. Sadly many are indeed lazy. Brexit is now highlighting the issue. Fingers crossed the country grinds to a halt and the political shiterati get a grip of this and force folks in this country to get back to work and off the freeloading. Gee's. I officially retired 3 months ago, yet I'm working 7 day's a week. One for a construction company where I am looking after the plant ( I was a crane engineer) and the 2nd job which takes place after I get home at night and any free days from the plant job in LotusRescue garage. Yet these people cant get up to catch a free bus. What/where did I do wrong.
  25. Dear Mr. Walsh, We read your CV with interest, but as Rolex don’t make Seamaster watches, we felt unable to meet your otherwise entirely reasonable demands, and wish you every success in your continued search for employment. Yours, etc. Dear Mr Lord. In the 1st instance. Who asked you for your toupence worth. Sekondly, you may be higher edificated than many of us. But are you a specialist in Rolex or Seaman master watches, no. I thought not. Pleae keap out of an otherwise potentaal for me to ern a fir crust for little work as normal. It it wurked out right, I wood still be able to sin on on the days am supposed to be grafting an could have used the exkuse, not trains available du to rong kind lo leavs on the rails. In know fine well my previous work history in the Scrubs workshops would suit me well for this job as I was learned how to hot wire from the best of em. Shurly an old chicken shed cant be much different. After all, a wires a wire never mind where you connect it. And as for this 3 phase malarky. I can do 3 phase nae problem. Phase one between 10 and 112 am, cant do it any earlier as trains may be late for start time. Phase 2 between dinner and T time and phase three which I hope s a short one can be done after afternoon fly cuppa. Needs to be a quicky as I want to sneek aff to catch the earlier bus hame so I can use the change to buy my pye supper. Well the bus is too quid cheaper than the train so I get my supper for nothin and the boss would niver know. Kindly please but out. Ur's respektfuly. Unemplyed ho wire specalist soon to be employd.
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