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Hi Chris, Here are some more pictures of my Elite, as requested. The photos were taken for a recent feature in Absolute Lotus magazine after my car had undergone a two year restoration at Lo

From our race last weekend (it should be noted that we won our class after 8 years of trying  ) : Lotus Elite by Brian Knudson, on Flickr Lotus Elite by Brian Knudson, on Flickr

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On 07/11/2019 at 21:11, Multistrada said:

That's really clean.

Did you remove the black trim from the lower edge of the rear quarter windows?

AFAIK, there is no black trim along the lower edge - just the top and side edges.

Richard

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10 hours ago, Multistrada said:

Yes you're correct. I meant the chrome trim. I can't tell if it's there or not.

I agree as it is difficult to see, but you would certainly notice if it wasn't there! It does have the bright trim.

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I think theyre 15″ ROTA BM8,

https://www.rotawheelsuk.com/rota-wheels/bm8-15-8-4114-et0-pfblack.html

and I thin they went with 7″ front, 8″ rear

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The Faster You Drive...The Slower You Age

(Albert Einstein  14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955)

 

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3 hours ago, mpse14 said:

 

Does you know what the door mirrors fit and are they available? Mine are b-----dy useless,

Hi - they are Raydyot - one of my original pair was floppy so bought the same from eBay if I recall - about fifty quid for a pair in mat black (as per what was already on).

 

I know a couple of other local elites have the same mirrors but they are chromed... 

7 hours ago, mpse14 said:

 Nice, what wheels are they, they suit the car very well. ( Esprit is very tasty also)

Cheers!
 

ive been tinkering today and discovered that the dipstick in the Esprit appears to be two inches too short! Had a nervous  moment when I put a glug in and it still wasn’t registering... Lucky my dad had an idea and we used the far longer stick from the V12 E type and sure enough it bottomed out on the sump and read plenty.... I will post in the Esprit G section to ask if anyone has come across this before or of its just me having to relearn esprit stuff after a ten year break! 😬

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Cheers - jim

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15 hours ago, theelanman said:

I think theyre 15″ ROTA BM8,

https://www.rotawheelsuk.com/rota-wheels/bm8-15-8-4114-et0-pfblack.html

and I thin they went with 7″ front, 8″ rear

They are.... I can’t claim credit for the good taste - I’m just benefiting from Charlie’s excellent choices... search for the build thread on here somewhere...

 

still can’t give the man enough credit.. I am very lucky! 

Cheers - jim

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On 02/01/2020 at 21:04, GasketsGone said:

Wedgey goodness! 😝

Nice and dry out this afternoon so gave the Elite a blast to get the oily bits moving  - started fine after working the choke and getting fuel flowing for the first time, after at least 6 weeks standing! 👍

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Nice, but you need to get some TFR on the white bands, I used to do it every 2/3 weeks 😉

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43 minutes ago, CharlieCroker said:

Nice, but you need to get some TFR on the white bands, I used to do it every 2/3 weeks 😉

Ah! Mr Croker! Good to see you back on the forum...


Apologies for the lack of detailing I was just excited at getting the Panther out for a well deserved blast!

We have never met in person as far as I know, but rest assured I am a big fan of your work and will never stop publicly congratulating you on your creation!

Short of a recon steering rack and a new master brake cylinder it’s more or less as you left it, as far as I can tell and I am privileged to be benefiting from your vision.

 

I will  do my best to white the walls at the next opportunity...

respect always

jim 👍

Cheers - jim

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Glad to hear you're enjoying the car, exactly what it was built for. Weird cos I came on to post an old video I dug up, and I saw your photo. I'll post it soon enough, will get you motivated for summer, probably one of the best videos I have of it. Gleaming in the sunshine, looks like it fell out of guardians of the galaxy or battle star galactica. At a time when I was in total control of everything, bossing the car, every nut and bolt, every assembly all electrical every detail in place. All the best, Charlie 😉

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Beautiful! How about some details, history? I'm sure we'd all love to hear some.

'89 Esprit, '77 Elite 503, '72 MGB, '95 XJ12, '10 Mini Cooper, '67 Imperial, '78 New Yorker, '76 Town & Country '73 Cessna 150

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