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  1. If your wheels take the same nuts as those found on S2 esprit’s (& S2 elites, then this set available from Halfords for around £25 should work. Not a great snap but there is an S2 nut in there and if you look hard enough, you can make out the matching cone seats. Forgive me for scrubbing out the key serial number, it’s not that I don’t trust you lovely people. Hope that helps. 

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  2. 2 hours ago, Escape said:

    The lacker on the roof on my Excel has been peeling since I got it and I really needed to do something about it. So I had a friend come over to give her a new look. Very happy with the result and can't wait to show her on the local Rotary car run on Saturday (the crease behind the antenna is actually reflection from the roof light).1048507651_2021-09-2919_36_39.thumb.jpg.aa24f885b55315be1521f942bb3679b1.jpg

    Also fitted a new brake master which cured the occasional soft pedal. Next up is fit a new radio and tidy up the interior.

    And find her a new owner so I can focus on my (many) other projects...


    Have to say, that looks really cool. 

    14 minutes ago, LotusElan17 said:

    Here’s a sad picture of the final production Elite I took in part exchange for my Altair Green Elite S2.2, criminal that they are allowed to get in this state, 28 years off road, last taxed 1993.

    I wish I had time to devote to the rebuild but I don’t so it is currently on EBay, if I can find a dry storage facility I will decide to keep it and rebuild over a year or so, never say never.





    This project looks superb. That will turn out to be a really special car. The first and last cars are always the best to have if you’re a serious collector. I wish I had the space. 

  3. Fantastic pics Keith, many thanks for sharing. The early pics from the days of chemical photography are so nice to look at, particularly when it comes to these cars as they look spectacular in their new and shiny glory. These 70’s colours are also seldom seen these days. 
    Are you able to post the pics individually in better resolution? 

  4. It’s so pleasing to see cars like this restored to such a high standard.  It normally starts a process where others follow, the cars are appreciated and values rise.  I commend you on your effort and it’s also a great tribute to Oli. I hope you get to enjoy it and look forward to hopefully seeing the car in the not too distant future. 

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  5. Good stuff Richard. As soon as I get some time I will get onto the case in getting something together. 
    Incidentally Mike Taylor at Lotusbits has an offering. I have not seen his design but from what I understand it involves an alloy cast and works on a concentric cam principle. He has them made up and the couple of times I have asked he’s told me he is out of stuck so perhaps some of us here should get into the case and see what they involve and find out if he can have some made up. 

  6. I saw the ad on eBay and wandered about the chassis but was sure that someone was going to purchase it. What a gut wrenching sight, even more so that there are so many early cars crying out for galvanised chassis. Breakers are notorious for such stupidity. I remember quite a few moons back, maybe around 15 years ago when a large breaker in Lancashire had an Essex esprit perched up sandwiched between two other cars and they had taken the angle grinder to chop a whole chunk of suspension off in order to remove a rear hub. I think we should all contact the breakers enquiring about the chassis just to make them understand that these cars aren’t all just a pile of scrap. It’s a shame when an insurance write off finds it’s way to the wrong careless hands. Surely we as enthusiasts should make an effort to ensure that any precious parts from write offs are going to the right places for parting out even if we cannot keep the vehicles ourselves. 

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