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Hi Scott,  totally agree with what you said, " todays throw away culture and present day mechanics must replace instead of repair" The Mrs went to Glamis the other week with our old Excel which broke down on the way, The magic AA card came out and the "mechanic turned up to try and repair the car. After 4 hours she was on the back of the recovery truck on the way home with a diagnosed major electrical fault due to getting no fuel at the carbs, must be a problem with the ECU she was told. Two weeks later I get back from work overseas, lift the boot lid, take the cover of the ECU, well fuel pump to you and me, clean the contacts, switch on the ignition and fire her up, time taken 7 minutes. AA roadside= 4 hrs, two recovery trucks, 5 hrs and 70 miles later. Now work out the cost of that little lot, against my outlay, 7 minutes of my time.

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The old man came round and demanded a picture while I was cleaning the car. He was chatting about it all and how he signed off every stage personally and how he cocked up because he doesn't have a sin

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That is a general problem with progress. Most of today's mechanics won't even know what a carburator is.

On the other hand, who knows on which end of a horse to put the oats in nowadays :-)

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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Saw this car this morning at the local coffee and cars.

 

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The owner pops in here now and again but I forgot to ask what his username was.  The only problem he ever has is the plug on the alternator coming loose occasionally and, every few months, cleaning oil out of the spark plug wells.

 

The paint had lost its shine in places but certainly wasn't going pink.  Typically, the read bumper cover had gone crinkly.  The interior was really nice and very original with the original mouse fur on the dash and doors.  Quite a nice example.

S4 Elan, Elan +2S, Federal-spec, World Championship Edition S2 Esprit #42, S1 Elise, Excel SE

 

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