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  1. Unfortunately I cant make this one, having jab #2, so gonna take it easy. Have a great night chaps hopefully see U at next one.

    Been spending some hands on time with a  gorgeous 24yr old.  BEWARE DIRTY PICTURE BELOW, for those that like that sort of thing.

    Need less to say the bearings didn't make it out alive !!!!!!! (front hubs and dead bearings, I had been wondering what that noise was)



  2. 19 hours ago, exeterjeep said:


    It may be that landrover have written off all the k series engines from their mind?

    Could well be, especially with various capital owners.   Nothing to do with us guv, they were like that when we found it.

  3. Just to throw in a bit of extra confusion.

    Rover K series is supposedly non E10 compatible, (Lotus state they haven't tested it) but on gov website all Landrovers are compliant, surely this includes the freelander with k-series???


  4. Great night last night!!!

    Good to see those that could and missed those that couldn't. And cheers dave👍

    Hope all is well with you Kenny.  I've known a few to feel quite grim so right decision to take it easy and let the body do its stuff, everyone's felt right as rain in a day or so.

    Cheers for the nice remarks on the elan but its amazing how things can look great after a pint at night in a pub carpark! Its only when you wake up the next day that the real horror of the night before is realised, Luckily it still looks just as gorgeous 😍 

    Great following the snatch back to Stockbridge, felt as if I had my own personal battering ram.

    Already looking forward to getting out again.

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  5. Anything will taste sweeeeeet!

    I shall be looking forward to that, looks like the weathers warming as well so you may not need your skiing gear after all Kev.  

    Looks like I shall be Lotus tinkering this afternoon, slight issue with the elan exhaust and a sleeping policemen in the new forest last week! and I thought my elise was Low.  (Any excuse to get the grinder and welder out)

  6. This rule of six thing really sucks.

    Would love to come along but I reckon some of the longer standing members should get first dibs.   

    Please add me to the list if others can't make it.

    Cheers Tony


  7. I thought beauty was in the eye of the beholder.

    Yours looked great to me but it was dark and I didn't have my glasses on.🤪

    Interesting theory, didn't see a dog amongst them but I am not convinced the muira should be lower than the elite.

  8. Hi Dean, 

    Whats the race car? & why haven't we seen any pics (or did I just miss it)

    Looks as though I have Indeed fixed the Leon, although only time will tell, so will probably avoid Anna valley for now.  I know loads of people in and around that area, mostly of the more aged persuasion, I can see how it could happen.😉

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  9. 10 hours ago, KennyN said:

    @ADF I can confirm that NDA's and Safe Harbour statements are still high on the agenda, which is kinda understandable, I suppose.  They're a nice bunch though.

    Hadn't heard of SHS, had to look that one up but I fully agree they were a nice bunch of really knowledgeable engineers.  Mind you most boffin types I meet usually are nice, even the Americans.

    Sounds like I am not the only one keen to get out, but I am not as proactive.  It would be great to get out to a few car meets this year but I've no idea what will be.  Man plans, God decides!

    Been out in the cold fiddling with a suddenly temperamental Leon.  Hard to fix a car with nothing actually wrong, computer hasn't liked something I think and cuts power or boost can be reset by switching off & on.  It may be alright now after fiddling, as I have been out thrashing it and can't get it to play up again, just have to see.  Might need some parking tips from Kenny, was it abbots ann?

    Take care all.

  10. Hi Dudes, glad all is well (apart from your leaking snatch Paul, I think there's an ointment for it but it must be applied externally, with a caulking gun!!!)

    I am feeling a lot Pfizier since my jab,  it'll be 3 weeks next Wednesday,already feeling invincible.  I had no side effects of note, just a sore arm for a bit. It was the biggest day out for ages, I never thought I'd get excited about a trip to the holiday Inn, Winchester.

    I did a spot of work with Ricardo once up in Warwick I think, they were really twitchy about security (I think they were doing F1 gearboxes at the time) had loads of screens and chaperone to the loos, all I remember from the meeting now was it was a death by NDAs, to be fair I think we were worse than them.  Funnily enough that had something to do with Landrovers, if I say anymore I will have to kill you!!! 😉

    Gave the garage a bit of spring clean, so drove the elise but only to the other side of the garage, amazed it started to be honest, but everything seemed to work. Actually thinking about it I have driven 2 Lotus. I'd like to spend a bit of time on the elise, hopefully the garage will warm up a bit soon its a bit f**ing cold in there.

    Hopefully its not going to be too long before we can all meet up again in person and get out in the Lotus in some nice weather, but it does feel a bit like a distant dream at the moment.  In the meantime stay safe and as sane as one can manage, you know what they say "Be good, and if you can't be good, then don't get caught"

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  11. Belated happy birthday chaps, 

    Sorry I've been a bit lax on the forum front, and everything else to be honest.  Had a bit of a covid drama here (just turned out to be a reaction to the jab, good excuse for the old man to quarantine himself in his campervan though, I think it was just an excuse to use it even if it was just in the driveway) and a sick dog all absolutely fine now. 

    Its snowing here, not enough to worry the jeep. No Lotus action here but good to see others working on theirs.

  12. On 17/12/2020 at 15:35, Techyd said:

    Lens is separate - so I can just swap the bulbs out.  There are some HID conversion kits out there as well, which again don't impact the lens covers.

    That sounds like a good bit design/thinking. Let us know how you get on.

  13. Had a look at the nanchang site,they do look like proper tyres to me, apparently been going 60yrs. Looks like a Taiwanese, Yokohama.  I like the info on pressure and camber settings. 

    On the subject of lights, probably worth checking condition of reflectors and alignment against a wall or similar. Mine were a nightmare when I got the car (one wobbled). New 2nd hand units and proper alignment and I find them fine now, biggest issue I find is that you're usually below the headlight height of other cars.  

    You could always just shut your eyes 👀  I think most drivers seem to drive without looking these days (better make it clear thats a joke, don't want to get sued again)

    Just curious to know, on the S2 elise you have plastic on the headlights is this a unit/assembly or do the lens covers come off? 

  14. The Elise is on SORN for the winter, not to mention the mud. Also, I am currently having to supposedly self isolate due to family member going into hospital(not covid related)

    Never heard of Nanchang, they sound cheap. Learned my lesson with cheap tyres on the back of my 205gti, kept spinning the thing.

    Maybe A summertime Christmas BBQ.??? (post vaccine of course). Sounds like a typically British thing todo, especially if its raining. 

    Have a nice christmass all, Tony.

  15. Hi all, 

    Just thought I'd say how is everyone doing? Seems to have been very quiet on here is everyone well?

    Finally got Internet sorted, turned out to be the router dying. Long live the new router. Amazing how reliant we become on this tech.

    Not done anything Lotus related other than look at it and dream of the finer weather. Jeeps running great though (even passed MOT and Emmisions OK), just need to figure out why it wants to keep turning left, its almost as if its desperate to go off roading. Anyway its something to do and its so nice grovelling around on wet gravel in the cold and damp, I wouldn't want to deprive myself of that fun!!!

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