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  1. Don't go there, I had a planning office tell me he didn't like loft conversions so he would never approve them😠
  2. Very easy to work on and a few small bits of rust, corners of the doors on the outside skin, inner looks very good, bottom front corner of near side rear wing, again inner part is still very good and the battery tray area has corroded so would leak into drivers footwell, I sealed it up so no water ingress when I cleaned it but you can buy a panel to replace it🙂. From searching there are only 8 GL models left on the road in the UK. I'm doing this up for my eldest daughter to learn to drive in.
  3. Just rescued this from going to the fire brigade to be practiced on. 1 owner from new only 36000 miles and just parked up in a garage from 2002. Just going to give it a clean and good service new tyres and it should hopefully go through an MOT.
  4. Has the tank been repainted at some time? Has the paint bonded it where it sits on the grp. From memory you have done all that is required to remove it. Is it possible that it has rusted to the sound deadening material that from memory is on it.put a spreader in the boot and try prying the tank upwards carefully
  5. No engine management light comes on and the lack of a cat has never been mentioned at the MOT centre that I use. The van is a 2005 Scudo Jtd
  6. I had the cat cut off my van back in 2013, this was the night before I had its MOT booked. Had to fit an aftermarket one in a hurry to get it MOTd and then removed it and fitted a straight through piece of pipe, it's gone through its MOT like this ever since passing it's emission test every time
  7. NHBC=No House Built Correctly
  8. If Lotus are holding the deposits, will that mean you will have a contract with Lotus themselves rather than the dealer and therefore direct liability for any issues etc.
  9. Hi John, the show sounds great, but I have a feeling those dates won't work for us as I believe that is possibly still during school time, my wife works in a school and is only able to have time off during the school holidays. I won't write it off just yet as it is possible that she won't be working in a school next year. Your offer of secure storage to enable us to tour a lot easier is much appreciated. Thanks again Regards Dan
  10. Hi John, hope your trip to pick up the m100 went well. I could be interested in a trip to Scotland but would have to tow the race car as it's currently not road legal. It would also depend upon when the show is and my work commitments and if I could combine it with a bit of tourism whilst I'm there, my wife has always wanted to go to Scotland. Let me know when and where and I'll think about it. Regards Dan
  11. You could try tridentracing.co.uk they might be able to help, they are a supplier to Motorsport teams and clubmen racers etc. Usually very helpful based by the main entrance to Silverstone last time I used them but have possibly moved to a new unit
  12. Heading towards Tring, looking very good, I was in work van going in the opposite direction
  13. Edpm rubber, can be bonded in layers, it's what I made a new diaphragm for my Discovery driver's seat when I suddenly found myself sitting on the floor😆
  14. Check out the wheel nuts that are available from Demon Tweeks
  15. I can't remember if this has been brought up on here, but could the rise in clots also be partly attributed to many people now working from home spending hours at a time on computers rather than getting up to speak to people in the office or sales reps that would go out and visit customers, it could just be a perfect storm of conditions combining to cause this.
  16. The drop links were supplied by Spyder who made the original lower front wishbone modification for me, I then carried out the Excel alteration after the trunnion snapping.the links are flat metal figure of 8 plate with cup washers welded both sides top and bottom.they bolt to the original mounting on the lower link and go through a hole in it to pick up the ARB the cups take the original ARB bushes from memory
  17. Hi Pete, the top wishbone links are rose jointed and adjustable for camber. The anti roll bar has a drop link from the lower wishbone, this is what helped when I broke the trunnion as the roll bar rubbed on the track rather than the bodywork, it just scuffed the cill and the wheel rattled around on the wheel arch.
  18. I've grafted the end of the Excel front lower link on to my Eclat ones this allows me to use the Toyota uprights and I've also got 310mm dia brake disks. I carried this work out after snapping a trunnion at Brands Hatch. I have to say the car still handled quite well with only 3 wheels and the ARB dragging on the track.
  19. Hi Clive you are probably right, it will most likely sit on my shelf indefinitely. If you would like it make me an offer, it's straight but could do with rubbing down and painting or powder coating. Regards Dan
  20. Hi I've just measured the channel holes centre to centre and it holds up 402mm which differs from the chassis details I have just posted. I have just lined it up with the one fitted to my S2 Eclat and it appears that it is the same so I believe that the chassis diagram is not correct. The spare one I have is from a S2 Eclat that I broke for spares for the race car so I know it's correct. Hope this helps
  21. Hi, I've got a diff reinforcement channel on the shelf, I can measure the cc of the holes as a comparison for you if you want. Re bolting the diff in tighten the front fixings first then the stud is shimmed to suit the chassis. I think it shows this in the workshop manual. With regards the diff cover, I would use non setting blue hylomar sealant on both surfaces, it allows for vibration. I know people say only apply to one side to allow easy removal, but how often do you intend on removing the cover? Ideally never once you have it fitted. Regards Dan
  22. Hi, do you have the brace bar that goes between the two long studs that the diff bolts on to, this is a strengthening part that was fitted to the later cars. Otherwise looking very smart
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