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  1. On the day I joined: it was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see zodiac on March 14, 2005). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Candy Shop by 50 Cent. In UK Over And Over by Nelly featuring Tim McGraw was in the top 5 hits. Guess Who, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2005 while The Killing Club by Marcie Walsh with Michael Malone was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Winter Assault or Against All Odds.
  2. 12 or 19 October for me. Away the last week. Going for an early beer at the Wonston on Monday about 5.30ish if anyone fancies joining. Pete
  3. @Jimmy Hi Jimmy, SRS4 is the product code that I used and fitted nicely on my car. Pete
  4. @gvy Yes Geert it does fit. Not perfect but it's as close as I could find to the original in my picture. Pete
  5. @gvy HI Geert, See my last post here if that helps. I know it's in the UK but maybe the images can help you find an equivalent:
  6. Lotusbits if you are willing to travel. Standard rebuild or options to up the spec if you wanted to. They have their own dyno/test rig thingy too. Pete
  7. @Bling I asked the question and here's the response. Sorry it's not a straightforward answer: The Sill plates were acid etched by a company called Alton Etchers, who sadly ceased trading some time ago. The design needs to be scanned into a CNC program, then imposed to get as many as possible out of an 8x4ft sheet of stainless. That's why 20 sets was my minimum order. The sheet is coated in wax and a laser cuts out the design. The sheet is then dipped in a bath of nitric acid to etch the design. After that I then got Mick, the sheet metal worker in Tongham to cut them to shape. Sadly, he's long gone too. I hope this at least helps with the process, so you know the kind of company you're looking for to do the production work. Sorry I can't just suggest just going to see someone but they're just not around any longer. I'm sure if you just search for acid etching companies on t'internet you'll find someone who will do it.
  8. @Bling If this is what you are after I can find out where they were made. Pete
  9. @Alistair Enser Hi Alistair, If you don't get a better offer you are welcome to pop over to Basingstoke anytime and have a look at my car which, if chronologically correct, was not far behind yours on the production line. I have 864G. I often work just off J5 of the M3 at Odiham so we could meet halfway if easier? PM me if I can help. Pete
  10. @Kevin Wheeler hope you get well soon. Detached retina is a well known side effect of drinking too much Doombar. I warned you...
  11. My tank sits about 1/3 full. If it fill it up it just spits it out back to 1/3 full. If she's happy at that level and not overheating, I'm not going to argue with the old girl. Pete
  12. Hi all, I cannot find the part number for the mounting bracket the sliding pins slot into. The parts book doesn't list it so I guess it's part of the actual caliper. One of my sliding pins is rusted solid and won't budge so before I break the bracket I want to be sure I can get a replacement if necessary. Will call Lotusbits tomorrow as they are listing them but in case they don't have them I'm not sure where else to look. Internet is not throwing anything up. Any ideas or tips on how to remove the offending pin? I've tried hear and currently soaking in plusgas. Cheers, Pete
  13. The trip computer still works too! Happy to give your cassettes a good home if you're having a clear out Kevin.
  14. Pretty groovy interior on the Rover. Only AM and MW on the radio. No FM!
  15. Sadly only the 2600 straight six. But the Vanden Plas model, no less! Done 100miles in the last 20 years, no rust and all the electrics work. This one was obviously made on a Tuesday not a Friday 😆 The wedge will hopefully be appearing in an episode of the Antiques Roadtrip airing sometime in the autumn.
  16. Swapped the Esprit for this bad boy for the weekend whilst the Lotus is off to be on the telly.
  17. I fitted these to a friends S2. After a little modification to where the calliper was fouling on the mounting brackets, not allowing it to 'float' all was well. Read the thread here with pics:
  18. No. It was a paler gold than his car.
  19. 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!
  20. 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...
  21. I'll hopefully be there. Having 2nd dose at 515pm so as long as I'm still functioning I'll see you there. Pete
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