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  1. I could take the day off, hmm I’ll think about it. If not this time next seems ideal👍🏽
  2. To far mid week, but looks fine for the weekend. No dramas, I’ll keep looking around.
  3. Any events or socials being planned at all, just curious? Saw some Mini’s heading off to Beaulieu this morning and looks organisers and venues are starting to work things out.
  4. Thanks, I’ll give this a go. Good to hear you done this a couple of times. 👍
  5. Has anyone moved there bonnet east or west to balance out the shut line/panel gap to the wings. Mine isn’t great and can get your pinky down one side and just about a match stick the other. Looking at the general arrangement drawings all I have to do is loosen six bolts and slide it in the slotted hinge holes with the bolts in place? Seems easy, but concerned it will drop and damage the paint or not go as expected. Ideally, it could do with a very slight rotation to be perfect as well. Should I leave it alone, not broke don’t fiddle or worth a go? Any luck by others doing something similar? Happy to hear, thanx.
  6. I did sample Hammerite and looks OK to me as well. No apparent reaction, I’ve attached a pic I think you can just the back of. Servo looked awful and cleaned it up as best I could, a bit reluctant to remove just to paint it and will look at this as well with good old enamel. Don’t want to lose the markings though. Prattling on now! thanks guys.
  7. Just thought I’d share a couple of “Lock down” jobs I’ve used my time at home to, knock off my list.

    1) Job number one, photos showing how damaged, cracked and holed my under tray was. I’ve since re-epoxy repaired it with West systems product and learned a lot about GRP in the process.  If you like I’ll take a picture of how it looks now, brand new!

    2) Job number two was to keep a promise to my wife to  finally finish a garden art project an idea I had to fill a boring wall at the back of our house. Although up its not quite finished, now waiting for some relaxation so I can go out and shop for some LEDs I want to put behind the tree.

    What do you think? Making the most of the opportunity these awkward times.
    I’ve enjoyed both these jobs which kept me sane, well saner at least!

    Oh yes, please ignore the home brew bottles you might spot. I do like the odd Gallon, or three.🤪







  8. Can anyone give advice on the best paint to use inside the luggage space and underside of the lid to an S3 84? I’d like to brush re-coat under the brake servo where it’s been stripped off and a few generally worn areas. It’s OK but could be better and don’t want have completely re-coat (or spray) the whole space. I think I’m looking for a polyurethane product easily bought from motor factor or yacht chandler and also thought of Hammerite, but believe Hammerite is a zinc oxide based product, but I'm not certain this is the same for their satin finish paint. What do people use that works, any ideas? Thank you 🙏 Adam
  9. Does anyone have the diary of Lotus events in the UK for 2020 I can put into my diary please?

  10. Does anyone know where to get replacement decal stickers for a  headlamp motor and air filter stickers and all the small under the cover decals for an 84 turbo esprit?

    Must be someone doing this at home or for lotus in general these days and not the big ones down the sides,  cheers.

    Appreciate any clues, thank you.

  11. Does anyone in Hampshire UK club or wider forum know where to get replacement decal stickers for a  headlamp motor and air filter stickers and all the small under the cover decals for an 84 turbo esprit?

    Must be someone doing this at home or for lotus in general these days and not the big ones down the sides,  cheers.

    Appreciate any clues, thank you.


  12. Just to say thanks Steve, looking good and fit like a dream. Velcro/ contact adhesive & DOT Snap fasteners combination worked really well.
  13. Yeah, l like the idea a Citroen job lot not needed. The number 5 shoulder bolts not the same position and as far I can determine, suppose it was for Citroen use only. So redundant. thanks for your comments, happy days
  14. Looks like no harm done, I hope? Might be a Citroen thing, but sure is strange. Im sure it has a purpose though.
  15. Does anyone know what the extra long studded cover bolt is for in the photo? The one with which screws into the top cover like the other bolts which for some reason I don’t understand, has a taller head and stud poking up in to space. The one diagonally opposite the filler level plug. I hope it’s not important, cause thinking the previous owner lost a normal stud and used something he had laying around, I trimmed it down sufferIng an extreme attack of OSD for things being ‘neat and tidy’. If it serves no purpose then I can relax, but thought it might be a gauge or something used during an overhaul? Shoot me please!
  16. I only need to lift a fraction, but will make all the difference I know. All done and now shuts properly and managed without having to remove the binnacle, (need a narrow body socket wrench). Great job!
  17. I only need to lift a fraction, but will make all the difference I know.
  18. I wouldn’t have done correctly for sure, was just gonna yank it out. So pleased you stopped me cocking it up!
  19. You won’t believe the exaltation now both lamps work. I’m boosted to tackle the next job and may attempt to remove the drivers side Windscreen to door opening inner trim so I can access both door hinges and adjust the door latch for a finger snug closure. Apparently it just pops off, but I’m not that easily fooled, LOL.
  20. Vern! it was the bloody switch after all. It was intermittent and whilst fiddling it cut off like it should have. Time to fix it properly now. Thanks to you I know how now. thank you.
  21. Nope I literally just tried tease it out without removing all the gubbins. Appreciate much better to remove the boxes and relays first and now you mention it seems obvious. I believe my lucks changing cause in the mean time thought I’d try both door lamps back in place again and see if perhaps by magic they switched off when the door closed like there supposed to (original reason for wanting to fiddle behind the box ) and you ain’t gonna believe me they both bloody worked !! Seems my drivers door plunger switch was it a bit wanky after all, intermittent and worked when on the bench for testing. So sweat it for two weeks, curse for another two and loose some blood in between and it should all work out fine later. Ill now remove the wanky switch and fix like a should have in the first place. I’ll put the glove box refurb on the back burner for another day. cheers guys.
  22. I read many comments that to access the relays and some of the loom the best way is to remove the glove box, no problem just six fastenings to unscrew. I did this then seemed a struggle to actual remove the glove box without bending or creasing it and risk damage. Do you have to force it it out, seems wrong?
  23. Door card removed. Wiring in place to the scheme. Window winder motor mechanism looked good and functioning properly, a bonus “look see”. So decided to replace delay unit with new after all just in case which did not cure, bummer! Car has a retro iPod spliced into the Auxiliary unit alongside delay unit. My next thing to check, perhaps shorting the system some how? This is a pain!
  24. Right, time to update on my ‘story’ come adventure so far! Believe it or not I managed to lay in the drivers footwell with the seat in place and crank my neck around the steering column to see how the door/courtesy lamp plunger switch looked, nothing out of place (apart from spinal column). Carefully taped string to front of plunger and unscrewed collar from body. Pushed switch through dash hole and lowered from underneath and removed from string (used to guide back into position after testing). Connected the switch to simple lamp circuit, to determine any need to dismantle and repair as above. Pleased to say it passed this function test, sorry to say is not the switches fault? Reading the wiring diagram sht12, informs as mentioned earlier, is connected to the courtesy lamp via the delay unit. . I’m no electrical alchemist but looks like the switch is wired as an earth return back to the relay unit, ( door open maintains circuit to the relay and interior lamp, door closed circuit broken and door lamp goes out) I think? what I don’t get is with the switch and relay unit removed (individually not the same time), the door and courtesy lamps still stay on ( courtesy lamp in down position on the rocker)? Next episode will be titled, ‘door card off’ to checked what’s underneath and how the lamps earth is being supplied to stay on all the time? Ahh, great days.
  25. What a legend, I’m so grateful. Thank you and going to get on it. 👍🏎
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