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PhilW last won the day on May 25 2014

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About PhilW

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  • Birthday 17/12/1967

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  • Name
    Phil Wilkinson
  • Car
    Lotus Turbo Esprit, Dry Sump Esprit, VW Beach buggy, VW Passat 2.0TDI
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    None if I can help it
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    Nr Thetford, Suffolk

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  1. nick Tell us time date and venue and ill be there work permitting.
  2. Alan Im only down the road. Ill come over assuming dry weather
  3. PhilW

    Flywheel

    Hi Anyone got a decent spare flywheel for an ‘84 Turbo Esprit they would sell. Thanks
  4. Anyone fancy a runout on Sunday 23rd May weather permitting? Get those COVID cobwebs blown away! Get those cars running again. Meet at McDonalds at the top of A11. Bit of a tour (Route to be decided but thought over to Swaffham, upto Fakenham, Holt, Cromer and down again) but open to suggestions. Find somewhere for a late breakfast or early lunch By then somewhere with indoor seating should be possible. I thought meet 8:30 for set off at 9am. Any takers?
  5. Yes from me Nick for sure. Came on here to post a proposed drive on 23rd May. Will post separately so dont hijack your post. When are you thinking?
  6. Looked this company up yesterday and will likely use them too when all mine are assembled. One question though which I will probably get destroyed for........Are inner tubes a solution or a good reason why not?
  7. Thanks Carbuff. Unfortunately not an option at the moment. Sitting on a ramp doing a few winter jobs. Any other ideas. I’m sure I’ll find a way
  8. Can anyone advise how to release the tailgate it the usual way has failed for some reason. No internal handle on this car. Thanks
  9. Hi The black plastic internal sill was originally pop riveted in place. Mine have been de-riveted. Near side to replace air con pipes and off side for handbrake work. Just thinking that re riveting may not be the best idea. Have people been successful just screwing them in place or any other method of re fixing. Thanks for any experiences.
  10. PhilW

    Utility Bills

    Slightly off recent topic/comments but with a title Utility Bills I thought i would share. Over recent years I always monitor and change suppliers to try ensure the best deal whenever possible. Late 2019 I discovered that my MPAN number, which I understand is relevant to a property and never changes had somehow been mixed up with a house of the same name a quarter of a mile away but in the same village. Despite what felt like hundreds of phone calls to my electricity supplier and promises of getting it resolved I failed miserably. I gave up in the end. Then one day I got a letter from
  11. I am not a particular fan of Donald or any other past president but this morning whilst my wife was going on about the people pardoned in the last 24hrs can i googled the figures for Obama. Interesting reading!
  12. Thanks guys. Think I will look at an alternative. Especially where fibreglass is thick. There are many fixings out there and could be used with some glue/specialist bonding. Will report back.
  13. Hi I am looking to replace the Rivnut type fasteners in the boot area and am wondering if anyone else has found a better fastening system. Recently bought a Rivnut tool. (Pictured) Made of butter and totally and utterly useless. So can anyone recommend a decent one? The pictures below show what I am trying to refurbish a bit. Picture with the single circle shows a Rivnut that fixes the boot floor to the side panels. Looks a bit of a task to get a bolt in but can anyone guide me on replacing this. Picture with the 4 x circles and 2 arrows shows holes which I guess had some s
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