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Just to say Hello...

Just got the engine back in by 87 Turbo and MOTed it on Friday. Now I can actually drive it, I guess I will be spending the next few weeks driving it around to find whatever other gremlins will go wrong

Mike Taylor

Warwickshire

74 Elite

79 Lotus Sunbeam

80 Esprit S2.2

87 Turbo

2005 Lotus - Micra

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Welcome to LEF Mike, nice to have you on board :whistle:

Russ, here's the Micra, it's quite insane!

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Welcome Mike, nice to see you have so many Lotus's (and one Micra Lotus???????!!!!!!).

please, lets see some piccies!


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Welcome to the mad house Mike, micra lotus, we need to know more please


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Hiya Mike...

Hmmm...

Lotus Micra...

Wanders off to Google...

Oooh - Lotusbits - just taken a looky at your site. And not a million miles from me - you may get a call at some point! :whistle:

Iain


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Hmmm

There is me thinking everyone here would be interested in the Esprit rather than the Micra...

My Lotus Micra is a new shape Nissan Micra shell with a complete Lotus Excel backbone chassis welded in and spaceframed with the roll cage, with all Excel running gear powered by a 300Bhp normally aspirated 2.5L 912 engine. It is a RWD tarmac rally car so it is taxed and MOTed. We have been competing in it for the last 3 years in Nat A/ Nat B tarmac rallies - next outing will be at Colerne airfield on 12th July

Mike

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Hi there

How did you come to pick the Micra, was it just because the wheelbase was the same?

If as planned I manage to get my hands on my mates Elite Riviera I will no doubt be coming to you for parts/tea/sympathy!

I like your S2.2 BTW


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Hi

Picked a Micra for several reasons right wheelbase, right track, short overhangs, engine fitted under bonnet / windscreen and at the time I worked for Nissan...

An Elite Riviera is an extremely rare car - I think ther are only 6 left

Mike

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I think I may have seen this car at Stonely (correct me if I'm wrong.) Looked out of place but I kind of admired the humour and gall behind it. I like the Lotus 2CV van thing someone knocked up too, whatever happened to that??

Hope the Esprit is running well, are you coming to any of the meets? They're a friendly bunch if a bit eccentric ;-)

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Hi Mike.

It would probably be stupid to ask questions, as we've chatted too much already (normally when I've been on my way to Birmingham or similar.

Kimbers- now my Lotus collection looks sane.

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Hi Mike - welcome.

It been good novelty value to see your Micra at some of the shows, and on track at Castle Combe. But it doesn't really do it for me I'm afraid. However, the rest of your collection is another matter! eg I'm a big fan of the Sunbeam, what sort of state is yours in? Std Road or race prep'd? Good or rust bucket? Are you also a SLOC member?

Rgds

Mike


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Mike

My white Sunbeam is in Tarmac rally spec, caged, 220bhp 911 engine on 48s, 4.4:1CWP with LSd. I did about 20 rallies in this between 2003 and 2005. Since then it has not been used much since I got the micra logbooked. It is currently in my storage barn with several other projects. I have been a SLOC member but I am not sure if my membership is up to date

I have another poject Lotus sunbeam in my barn as well a Black S1 road car, Skip brown engine, LSD, quick rack, strut brace, neg camber crossmember, 3 core rad, AP closed back 4 pots, bisteins etc etc, but body needs work. I have a good spare shell for it but no time....

Mike

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Hi Mike,

Welcome.

Neat Collection there and i think i've seen the Mad Micra buzzing round Castle Coombe???

Rog


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