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  1. Have you 079 and 094 ?
  2. Yes - estimate is quite low .
  3. Mike Taylor, Lotusbits, told me that all the boxes he'd stored like that were damaged/ us as a result . So probably better to store flat , can't do any harm that way.
  4. I was warned never to leave the gearboxes as shown in the pics - apparently it isn’t good .
  5. Does going electronic delete the points ?
  6. I think getting rid of the dizzy is a good move also related to possible fire sources.
  7. I’ve had a pint of sarcasm . You , sir , need to refresh your sense of humour … and chill … ( I can’t stand the woman , to be clear in case you think im serious . Blimey )
  8. What about Nicola taking charge ?
  9. From memory ( haven't seen the body for a while ) , there is a plate bolted to the front floor that the spare wheel bolts to - could this be modified to suit ? The Elise has a vertical bar in the grill that the tow eye screws into - when the breakdown truck collected mine we agreed to just push the car on ....
  10. Yes , the original calipers were not with the car so I had to fit new ones .
  11. For the first time in 18 months it is back on 4 wheels ... As I'm waiting for parts( promised in 2 weeks ) , I've moved it out of the way . The next project can take its slot in the meantime. A v12 Jag that's been off the road for 25 years.. what could possibly go wrong 🤪
  12. Thanks David . All the pipes fit except no3 and the foul Is between the pipe and the actual chassis - the removable braces actually fit ! I’ll ask Mike to take a look - they’ve been really helpful throughout I’ve had a similar conversation reference Vulcan lol . And @changes has been very patient waiting for the chassis .
  13. Tocus Nice to see those pics again - I bought it from Malta . It is well travelled - exported to New Zealand, returned to the UK , then to you in Holland , then Malta , then back home . The speedo only says 30000 miles though 🤣
  14. I'd guess that if the nut wasn't there it would be ok ... it " wants " to go straight through it . You may not remember that the car was partially stripped when I bought it - hence my questions about brake pipe runs ( not that I got an answer 😜) etc . It's all new to me . The engine is a different one based on a 2.2 bottom end - speaking with Lotusbits , they quite often have to " tweak " the links to fit . I suspect they will be doing mine when I take them the chassis to get the exhaust fitted as no matter what I do , one pipe fouls the chassis ( hence my engine mount q - I'm with you ref twisting them , not good ) and I've wasted enough time on it .
  15. The original engine has a different sump to the one fitted - the new engine has 3 bolts across the front and the intermediate gear change shaft wants to go straight through the one on the right ....
  16. Not much progress but getting closer to "meeting its body" . Water hoses , one brake pipe , exhaust and gear linkage ( the middle link fouls the sump , so needs tweaking ) . Oh and I cracked one of the rear uprights ... 🤬 I'm told the engine position can be adjusted by twisting the engine mounts . is this the case ?
  17. I have a pair from Lotusbits - I'll post some pics if you like ?
  18. Can anyone post up some pics of the rear brake pipes in situ please ? S2 thanks DJS 44
  19. Couple of questions 1. The sliding bolts I have for the rear (PNM) brake calipers are of 2 types - one type has a rubber sleeve on it , the other doesn't . I assume that they are used in pairs - i.e. one rubber and one plain one per caliper - does anyone know and if this is correct , which one goes at the top ? 2. I have new rear wheel bearings . When refitting the driveshafts , how tight are these in the bearings - do then need a bit of force to fit - how best to action ? 3. The cross gate linkage kit ( from SJ ) includes a bronze bush and a rubber sleeve - anyone have a pic of where these go ?? Also , is there a rubber grommet fitted where the cable goes through the chassis Lastly - should the gear change mechanism ( by that I mean the bits at the bottom of the gear lever ) be greased ?? Thanks for any advice .
  20. Trial fit of the exhaust and chassis brace . Spent a good hour at Lotusbits with Mike and Dave getting all the bolts I’m missing .. hope ti fit the rear brakes and driveshafts shortly , then it’s the brake pipes and water hoses to fit and it should then be ready for the body .
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