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  1. Its just made from a sheet of black plastic. If you cannot get one, Im sure with patience you could ust make one. (but lots of precise cutting!!) I you still need to see one I will take mine off tomorrow and send a couple of photos of both sides.
  2. Here is an electric car cemetery in France. Nobody wants to buy a used electric car when the battery goes. Very environmentally friendly! Just saying.
  3. Im afraid not. I put it on eBay and it was sold to a dealer. He immediately put it back on eBay after giving it a polish and putting tyre black on the tyres. He failed to mention in his description about the chassis and had it on a reserve double what he paid me. It didnt sell. and since then its been on eBay a couple of more times. I dont know what has become of it now. Best of luck with your search.
  4. Many thanks. Got them this time.
  5. Cant seem to view the photos??
  6. My mate and I are going. See you in my red thing! Were old and decrepit so staying in a hotel.
  7. A couple of pics when out with the family. Sunset one taken by my photography mad son in law. (apologies for the crap parking! ) The other in my local car park. So which do you prefer? The BMW or my S1 ? or are you all prejudice!! Must admit I do like that particular Beamer.
  8. Thanks for the input. Had a look at the old one and there are no serial numbers on it. Completely blank. Im going to visit a couple of well established local bearing suppliers near me with the old one and see if I get any joy. Im getting my engineering mate to swap the collar. He has done it before and has a press, so hopefully it will go ok. 👍
  9. I want to replace the ouput bearing shaft on my s1 Eclat. Ive taken off the old one and was going to order a replacement through SJ. However looking at it, the one Ive taken off looks a lot stronger than Steve's. (More ball bearings). Is the original not available anymore? Does anyone know a supplier or will I have to go with the replacement from Steve? Cheers.
  10. No probs. Best of luck with the search.
  11. Did you see the 2 pods from my Eclat on eBay last week? They didnt sell and Im happy to let you have the nearside one if you want it.
  12. Thanks @Techyd. That's good to know. I didn't realise Esso regular unleaded doesn't contain any Ethanol. Will be filling up at Esso now. I am currently using Shell V power. Expensive but nothing is too good for my old 'babies'!
  13. Glad you got it going. I DO have a spare, So if there are any probs down the line let me know.
  14. Im pretty sure Ive got a spare thats the same as the one in the photo. I can look it out if you want?? Let me know. Cheers.
  15. Just had another thought @Matt-watts had a batch of crash pads made some time ago and I think i read that he was thinking about having another batch made. You could ask him and see.
  16. Don't know if your have thought of this but I went onto last year and managed to pick up my S1 steering wheel from the States. Even with the cost plus the postage fees to the UK it was still cheaper than £500.00. Just a thought.
  17. Hi James, I think you will have to be prepared to shell out. One just went on eBay this weekend for £510.00! Item no. 193977736471 Best of luck with the search.
  18. I have these three on my hallway wall. Company called Golden Era. Loads of different car cards. Good descriptions on the rear. Very reasonable prices. All available.
  19. I am selling my 1980 Eclat as a restoration project for £1500.00 Its a shame to break her, especially seeing as there are so few left. I have put an ad in the classified section so check it out!
  20. ***My Favourite Biker Joke Of The Day**** A little girl was leaning into a lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, all under the eyes of her screaming parents: A biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings the girl to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A BBC reporter, Laura Kuenssberg, had watched the whole event. Laura, addressing the Harley rider says. "Sir, this was the most gallant and bravest thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.” The Harley rider replies. "Why, it was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.” Miss Kuenssberg. "Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a BBC journalist, you know and tomorrow's news will run this story. So, what do you do for a living, and what political affiliation do you have?” The biker replies. "I'm a British Army veteran, a Conservative and I voted for Brexit.” The journalist leaves. The following morning the biker turns on BBC News to see if it indeed brings news of his actions. BBC Headline: RIGHT WING UK VETERAN ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH. And THAT pretty much sums up the BBC's approach to the news these days.... Copied.
  21. Just saw this is for sale by auction on Catawiki. 15 days to go Never seen one offered for sale ever. Located in France. ( I have nothing to to with the car or the auction, --- worse luck!) Lotus - Esprit Saint Tropez - 1978 - Catawiki
  22. Hi Guys, Good news! I went down to the garage today to have another go at getting the seized clutch plate to free up. Started her up and waited half an hour as per @Clive59. I maybe left it a bit too long because it started boiling and overflowed out the header tank! Anyway, after that little setback, tried the 'put it in reverse gear (I was in the garage) then turn the starter motor over' method. After jerking it out of the garage, it finally let go and I could drive it properly. Big relief. I didn't really fancy taking the engine out again. I gave it a small run round the block and everything was OK. Note to self DONT leave it so long before giving it a run. To be fair, its only because of lockdown and getting the Esprit on the road that the Eclat has been neglected. I will have to divide my time more evenly in future. Anyway Many thanks for everybody's imput. I now have a good list of methods if this ever happens in the future. As the Esso ad used to say "Happy motoring".
  23. Thanks @Clive59. I did let it warm up but not for as long as half an hour. I will try that as well when I go down to the garage. Thanks.
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