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I ordered a new Lotus, having cancelled the Porsche. That makes me happy

After 5 years of hard work and graft my Downton mini fired to life this morning and sounded absolutely amazing, everything has been rebuilt so big smiles. Just lots of loose ends to finish off no

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I believe you promised one of those to me, during the 5th bottle, at Edge Hill.

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British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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TBH I have no idea what happened that night.

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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Pfft I don't believe that having drunk with Sparky a time or 2!

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Just been having a look through the Elite workshop manual posted by Bib's.

When is he last time you saw an exploded view of almost every part and showing how they work and how to repair them. Would any mechanics from say the 80's on wards know how to fit a set of brushes to a starter motor or dynamo. Those pages alone are worth keeping for those of us who work on the older more genteel model's.

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Been looking for a deal for my wife as her car is getting close to 30 months old of a 36 month agreement and POW! Peugeot have hit the market for 3 days only ith £6000 off 208 Allure Premium 5dr on PCP. That means with no deposit, 3 years £189 a month. However the dealer has offered me £1500 above her settlement figure on her Kia so that makes it £149  month! that nothing! Happy Days, deal done. 

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What made me Happy Today.

After sorting out the fuel and timing issue with the Black Elite she is now starting off the key for te first time in about 18 years as far as I can tell by her history. Result for LotusRescue. She is now heading for an MOT on Friday although officially she no longer requires one, but it will be a bit of reassurance for her next owner. Happy Day. ☺️

And yes, the belts were changed. :)

 

 

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3 hours ago, Kimbers said:

Been looking for a deal for my wife as her car is getting close to 30 months old of a 36 month agreement and POW! Peugeot have hit the market for 3 days only ith £6000 off 208 Allure Premium 5dr on PCP. That means with no deposit, 3 years £189 a month. However the dealer has offered me £1500 above her settlement figure on her Kia so that makes it £149  month! that nothing! Happy Days, deal done. 

What is they say about some people falling in shit and coming up smelling of roses. You never mentioned the bonus of the money saved on Wendy's car can be spent on goodies for the Evora. Ooops, maybe shouldn't have said that.

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Come on Shengen zone! Do what (the majority of us) we want!!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44632471

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From that ^^^^ article:

"Migration pits southern Europe against the north.

Italy and Greece smoulder with resentment at having been left alone to deal with migrant arrivals. Meanwhile, northern countries blame the south for not patrolling their Mediterranean borders better and for having, at least in the past, enabled migrants to "slip away" northwards towards richer Germany, Austria and Sweden

Migration slashes the EU from east to west too.

Newer member states from Central and Eastern Europe never signed up to the post World War Two "all for one and one for all" vision.

When it comes to EU solidarity and burden-sharing, they are fervent non-believers. They determinedly turn their backs when Italy and Germany plead for migrant quotas."

 

So to decode the speak there in those quotes. Europe is in jeopardy because:

1. Southern European countries that have been lazy and poor in paying for their own existence through inefficient tax collection and blatant tax avoidance have expected and demanded that the hard working north pays for them.

2. Countries who joined from the the East have just expected the wealthy nations of the West to pay for them to have more  nice things for no effort.

The net result is that you could argue that Britain, France and Germany are expected to pay for, or make up everyone else's shortfall and when we say enough it really pisses those everyone else off!

Remind we again why brexit is so bad? LOL.

 

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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Drinking shit loads of beer all day while you lot sweated and toiled all day.

See you on the other thread tomorrow 🙄

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So what did you buy off Ebay in the state you were in at the end of the day ?

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NOT having a hangover today after having one of the worst of my life Sunday. Absolutely Vomfest!

Good today though thanks for asking!! :P

 

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What made me happy today. Well ecstatic to be honest. The Black Elite from LotusRescue went for an MOT and didn't she just go and pass. Had to change a couple of flexi hoses last week which was only to be expected, but she has gone through with two advisories.

N/S rear wheel bearing slight play.

O/S rear wheel bearing slight play.

Not to bad for a 40 year old car that's been in storage for years.

So. For sale, 1978 Lotus Elite comes with rebuilt engine which is first class and showing great oil pressure. And everything works. Complete with new MOT. As of April next year she will be MOT exempt.

Checked the new law's and for a car to become MOT exempt, it must be over 40 (read that as 40 years and one day) years old on the date depicted as the cut off date, April 1st I think.  If the car is registered after the  cut off date, it must have a full MOT until the following year and you must notify the DVLA of change to historical vehicle.

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What made me happy today. Well ecstatic to be honest. The Black Elite from LotusRescue went for an MOT and didn't she just go and pass. Had to change a couple of flexi hoses last week which was only to be expected, but she has gone through with two advisories.

N/S rear wheel bearing slight play.

O/S rear wheel bearing slight play.

Not to bad for a 40 year old car that's been in storage for years.

So. For sale, 1978 Lotus Elite comes with rebuilt engine which is first class and showing great oil pressure. And everything works. Complete with new MOT. As of April next year she will be MOT exempt.

Checked the new law's and for a car to become MOT exempt, it must be over 40 (read that as 40 years and one day) years old on the date depicted as the cut off date, April 1st I think.  If the car is registered after the  cut off date, it must have a full MOT until the following year and you must notify the DVLA of change to historical vehicle.

This made me happy too! I get a chunk of my yard back when the Elite and subsequent Excel moves down the production line 🤗 

Glad to hear it's running properly now. 

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So not a day to be happy as I have been way too busy for that.

- First baby girl 5.5 months ago. Finally seem to be gelling with her. 

- Long trip to the Philippines and Japan for work. 6 weeks of easy work and partying. 

- The yard is full of interesting cars despite moving on the Eclat Riviera 😭

- Today has begun the big task of stripping out the concrete base from the main workshop.  Bloody hard work on one of the hottest days of the year but 1/4 of the way through is somewhat encouraging.  

 

Just happy really.  Not moody, just slowly moving forward. 

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