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  1. No. It was a paler gold than his car.
  2. Friday evening, just outside of Stratford heading towards Alderminster. Non age related plate. All happened so fast I couldn't clock if S2 or S3 but looked stunning!
  3. Yes, thanks for the beers Kevin! May or may not be on hols that week in August so see you then if I'm about. I'll struggle through the beers selection...
  4. I'll hopefully be there. Having 2nd dose at 515pm so as long as I'm still functioning I'll see you there. Pete
  5. Check the contacts on the stalk have not melted. The S2 didn't have a relay fitted for the headlights originally so unless you have had one fitted all the power goes through the stalk and the plastic can melt, especiaally if all 4 headlights have been wired for main beam. Ask me how I know... Pete
  6. @Kevin Wheeler I'm free Thursday morning. Is the car indoors? Weather looks wet! We can discuss Wednesday evening.
  7. @Kevin Wheeler Sorry Kev, too busy driving. Not gotten round to doing the job. I don't recall needing to remove the motor to get to the allen bolts though. Happy to come round and offer some head scratching advice if you need. Pete
  8. If anyone fancies a cheeky half at The Wonston this coming Wednesday 16th, Matt has invited us to come along to join the Scooter brigade who are turning up. I'll confirm a time. Pete
  9. Nice to see you chaps outside of Hampshire. Sorry I missed you Kevin, hope you had a nice lunch? Very enjoyable drive to the circuit with this black beast in my rear view mirror... apparently the Esprit turned all the heads and the Noble was largely ignored 😉
  10. See you boys at the track. Bringing a friend who's gate-crashing with another plastic fantastic British car. Pete
  11. LOT number plate. Coming of the A303 at Popham. I was in the old Land Rover slowing you down 😀
  12. Thanks all. All sorted. I went to the post office and a most helpful chap taxed the vehicle free of charge and offered to send the V5 off to the DVLA for me! Honestly didn't expect it to be so simple hence the post. Like Leigh, I drove the Esprit there but the Basingstoke Post Office isn't quite as attractive and is now situated in the shopping center so no chance of a photo op.... Pete
  13. Hi all, Looking for advice. I've just been sent a reminder to pay £280 road tax on the Esprit which was manufactured on 19th October 1979 so well over the 40 year threshold. I can't get through to DVLA on the phone or via web chat. I want to keep the car taxed (runs out mid June) so I can use it. Any ideas on the quickest way to get this resolved? The V5C says the vehicle is PLG as opposed to historic but I assumed it would change automatically on the DVLA database. Obviously not... Cheers, Pete
  14. @lotuschris Here's the gap on mine with the car on the ground to give you some idea.
  15. +1 for Bagshot Radiators. Did a great job on my S2 rad. Proper old school. Pete
  16. I have the one SJ sells fitted to my car but mine is a very late S2. Let us know where you are Chris and we may be better place to recommend a place to get the suspension set up. Pete
  17. SJSportscars...
  18. I use a large syringe, the sort vets use for horses etc. A piece of windscreen washer tube on the end which you can easily push into one of the boots, like Steve and his oil can, then squirt until it comes pouring out and you know it's full. Pete
  19. @Kevin Wheeler @Simon Gooding @DaveC72 @KennyN @Techyd Sorry guys, Wonston is a no go on Tuesday. Matt says he needs a few days off so I've asked him to give me a date that works for him, preferably another Tuesday. Pete
  20. Hey guys, Still waiting to hear back from Matt about next Tuesday. Says he's checking with the wife and will let me know. Pete
  21. What ho chaps! Just been for cheeky pint at The Wonston (plus take away 😉) and Matt the landlord says he'd be happy to open up exclusively for us Mon-Weds whilst they're closed on those days until things get 'back to normal'. Does Tuesday 11th May work for anyone? Of so I'll check that's ok with Matt. Pete
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