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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.

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  2. @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.

  3. 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.



  4. 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.

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