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Beady

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Beady last won the day on May 11 2019

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About Beady

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  • Birthday October 5

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  • Name
    paul
  • Car
    Ev400 Hethel; Ex-Evora S, Evora LE, 111s, 111r
  • Location
    Oxford

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  1. It was in a non lotus / non specilaist sports car dealer (eg probably came via an auction) so the car looked at little 'out of place' in that dealer at the time (in april 19) I recall when i called them they said they 'were not aware' of any damage but on close inspection they advised me it looked like it had evidence of damage / paintwork repairs to rear drivers quarter. easiest solution would be to have it properly inspected by a main dealer - £250 for peace of mind.
  2. i enquired about that one a year ago - the dealer selling it told me it has evidence of being in a rear end accident, hence missing engine cover
  3. Our old 2008 mini has an advisory on the MOT for corrosion in the subframe. we have had it since new and it now has 90k, but still drives well. At that age on autotrader they seem to start at £2k, but i imagine this would be much less with an advisory. WBAC offer £1k at present (mot is until next March so plenty of time as they will take it with min 3 months mot i understand) Does anyone have any idea of time needed to change to subframe? (or idea of approx labour cost). I suspect by the time the subframe is out, the costs could increase quickly as it will be "sensible tho change the clutch at the same time."..etc ...etc It may get though again next year, who knows, but eventually it will fail so trying to gauge if its worth keeping and fixing or getting rid. It's used a third car / station car so does limited mileage these days but Mrs B has emotional attachment. needless to say this would all be garage work, not done by me as i think its beyond my limited ability cheers
  4. this was a couple of years ago when just built. It is a little more cluttered now.
  5. Been fancying a VW bay window camper for a a while now...i suspect the romance might be short lived if i get round to buying one..might have to hire one for a weekend as a trial (kids a re 8 and 9 so don't have much longer left for it to be of interest to them).
  6. Beady

    Bored

    Re-roofed the garden shed, hired a rotovator and laid down a load of grass seed, cleared out the shed and garage, filled some cracks around the house and finally put this up on the wall, a year or so after Mrs B bought it....
  7. tried to hire a large rotavator to get out in the garden the other day but they wont deliver it...gutted!
  8. wow this was meant as a tongue in cheek post really. I have a saying, that if you have to ask a question then you already know the answer, but i was interested in peoples take on it I have been at home since starting to work from home last Monday and have only nipped out a couple of time locally to buy provisions (and didnt even take the lotus then). Lets hope this thing passes quicker than many of us fear so we can all get out again
  9. call the warranty company, put them on speakerphone and record the conversation on another device - and dont delay. if they can find a way to sneak out of paying they will try....been there (and won!)!
  10. i realise that is stretching ones imagination a little
  11. Technically I will get into the car in the garage, drive around for a while then go back home. no intention of getting out of the car anywhere, so I am isolating and not even outdoors really. Of course eventually I might need fuel and I guess I might break down. Current (uk) rules suggest I am not allowed to go out for a drive - what do you think?
  12. ProTaducTt Quantity Price Got this 2 weeks ago its a monster: Tayna Batteries online: E38 Varta Silver Dynamic Car Battery 74Ah (096 / 100) 1 £78.95 P&P £7.97 TOTAL £86.92
  13. Good thread, I did this list recently as I saw somewhere you can get a poster get made up with them all on, and in the right colour - I started to prepare then forgot where I saw it. Anyway in order starting with oldest, some had at same time as each other, easy to spot the toy and sensible cousin Opel Kadett (way cooler than a Vauxhall chevette!) Escort MK2 (same blue as Paddys on TG!) Beetle (shed) Mini (original - another shed) Cortina Mk5 (shed) Escort Mk3 (shed) Beetle 1303 (curved windscreen) Austin Healey Sprite (not a midget) Volvo 480 (finally got a proper job) Beetle (early sloping headlights model- very cool) Peugeot 305 (start of the sensible years) VW Passat Celica Elise 111s BMW 3 touring Evora Launch Ed Volvo XC90 Evora S IPS Elise 111r Mitsubishi ASX Porsche Macan Evora 400 the last 2 are both current cars.... The Elise 111s is the one I miss most and wish I had kept.
  14. little pic from Saturday morning...good to chat to a few people
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