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David James

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About David James

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  • Name
    David James
  • Car
    Lotus Elise S2 Sports tourer 1.8K and Jaguar XF S
  • Modifications
    High flow radiator, prrt, upgraded cylinder head & gasket to N series, K&N filter, gear linkage kit, Elise parts gear selector cables & short shift gear stick.
  • Location
    Sussex
  1. Hi Lee Did you manage to get in touch with the owner of your old Elise?
  2. Good luck, and let us all know the outcome
  3. What about the link for the advert i sent you above. it has the pictures of the log book and mot certificates?
  4. Hi Lee You've probably checked this. https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/VehicleFound?locale=en
  5. Hi Lee I found this advert through google. I hope this helps. http://bay2car.com/Lotus-Elise-S1-1-8-VVTI-Convertible-Silver-Black-331823494480/car99975
  6. It certainly is a beauty and still UK registered
  7. https://www.auto-swiat.pl/klasyki/oldtimer/klasyk-ktory-zmienil-historie-lotus-elite-ii-type-75/r4ny76h I came across this Elite on Pinterest and wondered if it could be our old family car from the 80s. My dad fitted the s2 spoiler because the snow damaged the original spoiler. The people who purchased the car put on a private plate and fitted very similar stickers on the side of the car. I know it's been restored since but they may have decided to keep the stickers after the restoration. I would love to know if it's still on the road. The original registration was AYE 716T. The car was sold in the late 80s from Eastbourne.
  8. Enjoying a coastal drive through Eastbourne's southdowns national park (Beachy Head) 2019. Lets hope we will get to enjoy them very soon
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  10. Hi John. I've been following Nick's site for quite a while and can't wait for him to complete it and update his website. My Dad used to own an Elite 504 in silver in the 80's and I've always wanted one. So I very much envy you on renovating such a great car. I'm sure I will take the plunge and own one myself in the near future. Dave
  11. Hi John. Check out this website www.nickslotuseclat.com This website has lots of information and pictures. Good luck with your project
  12. Lotus Elite 501 Restoration project Reg. Date: 1976 Mileage: 52,237 Location: 115 mi from bn20 9pt, United Kingdom Enlarge
  13. http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3cc65e4e45 1977 LOTUS ELITE RED - LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT 9 MTS MOT AND 5 MONTHS ROAD TAX Reg. Date: 1977 Mileage: --
  14. Hi Darren. You are right in thinking it's only a K series and many mechanics have came in contact with them due to cylinder head problems. If the MG clubs say he's good and reasonable you don't have much to lose. I've had HGF twice now and my only concern would be to make sure you understand what has caused the HGF and rectify it. There are many causes and of course this will effect the end price. Sometimes a cheap fix isn't so cheap when the gasket fails again.
  15. Hi Gary thanks for your reply. The car went in originally for an external head gasket leak. The engine ran fine but I wanted to fix it before it gave way. I decided to go for a reconditioned head that was peended because two years ago I already had the head gasket replaced with a MLS gasket and skim. Because it failed so soon after I decided a head that was peened might be a good option. The garage replaced the head. When it was ready for collection the head gasket gave way again. The cylinder head was faulty, the peened area had sunk causing HGF. The garage then replaced the faulty cylinder head with new but has remained tappety. The garage then replaced the lifters but has still remained tappy. The poor garage have now said a conrod could be bent caused by last HGF. They say it will be fixed on their expense as the engine ran fine before head removal. Oil level and pressure all fine. Just hope the garage can claim expenses on the engineering firm that supplied the faulty head as I've no complaints with the garage concerned. Sorry for such a long post.
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