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Looks much better! I personally think the seals I have were not made correctly. Their circumference is far too big for the aperture. This requires them to be compressed to fit which means they don’t have any give. There are two types being sold the Lotus sourced ones apparently work. I have another brand new seal which I will try on the S1. It is different to my S1 seals. Far too busy perfecting theTurbo at the moment to replace them.

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Mine were long @Lotusfab I had to hammer them into the corners with a rubber mallet as per the instructions from a pal who is QA at Nissan in Washington. Then make sure that they were also pressed on as far as they'd go. They did fit, but I had to work them. Unless you've got a kink in them due to the resulting excess and forcing the doors outwards I can't see them being too voluminous.

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They should be slightly oversize to hold them in the frame, but mine were excessive when compared with the other new seals which came from a different source. I also cut the carpet edge right back to allow them to seat. Even if I press on the door as hard as I can it won’t go flush due to the pressure. You have done a good job on yours. I will fix it but the seals will have tonbe replaced.

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Finally got around to having a spare ignition key made, and treated myself to a new key fob whilst at it.

Pricey, but a quality item.

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They are that well made I'm thinking of replacing the fob to my other classic which is showing its age, but they're original 1960s.

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I reckon there isn't a building of any description within a couple of miles radius  of that bus shelter.  I wnder if anyone ever got on or off there?  40 years ago, I got my Renault 4 stuck about 1/2 mile down the very track where you are currently standing...

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1 hour ago, 910Esprit said:

I reckon there isn't a building of any description within a couple of miles radius  of that bus shelter.  I wnder if anyone ever got on or off there?  40 years ago, I got my Renault 4 stuck about 1/2 mile down the very track where you are currently standing...

The signpost says Commondale is 1.5 miles away. Castleton a little bit more. It would be a long 1.5 miles!

Stick t'road....

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Thanks @whiskybob, but don't let @Paul Coleman hear you say that. He's just sold an E-Type.

There's quite a few very nice S1 restorations about these days. Like most classic cars, my work is still on going, but largely complete. It's certainly fun to drive.

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Over the summer I finally found some rubber 'U' edge trim for the bumpers to replace the stuff SJ Sportscars sell that is a little too thin and ends up wavey.

And completed the front luggage area with the tool roll.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVHeO3NfHr/?utm_medium=copy_link

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Looks very good.  Possible to share the source?  Could do with the same on my Red S1 as well as the White one in the future.  

Thanks 

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Just notched another at 12.1 by 7.7.  wider than but also fatter...  Thoughts?

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DCF3KQ1/ref=sw_img_1?smid=&psc=1

 

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