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a great offer Art,

but sadly the brakes on BigSi's car are the pre-85 Girling, not the post-85 Brembo.

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a great offer Art,

but sadly the brakes on BigSi's car are the pre-85 Girling, not the post-85 Brembo.

:wallbash:

Ah sorry guys, I will donate some more $$, have a bunch of spares around but unfortunately all are for my 89 turbo.

Artie

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How about we set the deadline for this project to coincide with either the LEW/LEF Oxford meet or Castle Combe? I had the idea while chatting to Cliff yesterday and it seems a good one as we can send a couple of cars to pick him and Kelly up and it's an inocuous excuse for a day out, without thinking anything special is up.

It would be nice to drive him up there with his car sitting here...

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or we can stick with the castle plan which is also an excellent one and allows some flexibility with timings?

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Eithers good mate.....with enough notice.

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I think the Oxford meet would be a great oportunity to present Si with his car, is Troy confident he can get evrything done in that timescale?

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I think the Oxford meet would be a great oportunity to present Si with his car, is Troy confident he can get evrything done in that timescale?

Either seems superb to me, provided the dead lines can be met.

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I had an email today from one of our members who works for Practical Performance Car magazine and they hope to be able to run a feature for us once this is all done, happy days :thumbup:

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I would like to help, but I am still poor student and I just crashed my bmw before sale.

So I have to fix at first my car :)

Anyway go ahead I'm crossing you my fingers!

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Here is an sddition to the lists previous

ILLUS No 31.03A

Part No 32 Bush Upper Link, Silent Block AO82D4084F 4

Part No 42 Bush Lower Link, Silent Block AO82D4084F 4

ILLUS No 42.01A

Part No31 Gasket Dump Valve Plenum A910E1499F 1

Part No 26 Gasket Diffuser to Backplate A910E1474F 1

Part No 55 Air Filter Element A907E6182F 1

Part No 56 Seal, Filter Element A907E0588F 1

ILLUS No 33.03A

Part No.10 (Upgrade) Braided* Front Brake Lines C075J6015F 2

Part No.21 (Upgrade) Braided* Rear Brake Lines B082J6060F 2

ILLUS No 10.09A

Part No.4 Hinge Bonnet, RH B079U4457F 1

ILLUS No10.07F

Part No.12 Bearing Housing, LH Outer/RH Inner A079U4451F 2

Part No.13 Bearing Housing, RH Outer/LH Inner A079U4452F 2

Part No. 14 Bearing Bush, Pod Inboard Pivot A079U6030F 4

ILLUS No. 40.15a

Part No. 54 O' Ring Drain Pipe to sump A910E6491F 1

Part No. 63 Gasket, Flange Adaptor to Turbo A910E6374H

Part No. 57 Gasket, Drain pipe to Turbo A910E6375H 1

ILLUS No. 47.01A

Part No. 4 (upgrade) Braided* Clutch Hose A082J4088F 1

Proberbly little bits to follow but thats it for now.

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Hi Guys...I'm gob smacked at the responses you have all made.....I've quickly looked at them..wonderful help and Guidance for one Man and his Toy, it took me some time to come to terms with my accident back in 2004..and that was just to understand exactly what our wonderful group of petrol heads from back then, 60 cards letters gifts sent to the hospital alone....now its my time to say to you all FANTASTIC..what a lovely group of wonderful guys and dolls you all are...keep on being this way..its why Lotus is what it is.

Tuesday my good mate Andy Stanford and Myself..(he lives near Bridgend).... will be on our way up to Grab the Esprit off Bigsi and take it over to Simon's for the project to get going...

Would like to mention Andy has just started working for himself full time as a Lotus specialist he has an SE Esprit himself and has a wealth of experience, we have been good mates for about 12 years now...Andy's Number for help and guidance are 01656 840569 or 07732 194238..

been trying to get Andy hooked up with us lot for ages..by getting him to come to the Oxford Gigs...One Day...!!!

Plus me as the old fart I do know a bit about the Esprit as well of course..if I don't..then I'm in real trouble trying to bring together 500bhp..one day.

cheers lads...Rob C...01446 796595

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Has anyone spoken to the big one since his car went awol? Without his car to occupy him, he may get pretty down (although the opposite might also be true). I know you chaps have been great with the mental support, I'm just concerned that with all the focus on the car, we don't ignore the man himself.

How much does Si know about what is going on? Would it be possible to post some not-too-revealing progress photos, perhaps sent to him personally so he can add them to his thread himself?

We could even be really sneaky and give him the impression that progress is steady, but really slow. If the last pics before we do the hand-over shows his car in bits, he'll be all the more surprised. Am I evil or what?

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Has anyone spoken to the big one since his car went awol? Without his car to occupy him, he may get pretty down (although the opposite might also be true). I know you chaps have been great with the mental support, I'm just concerned that with all the focus on the car, we don't ignore the man himself.

How much does Si know about what is going on? Would it be possible to post some not-too-revealing progress photos, perhaps sent to him personally so he can add them to his thread himself?

We could even be really sneaky and give him the impression that progress is steady, but really slow. If the last pics before we do the hand-over shows his car in bits, he'll be all the more surprised. Am I evil or what?

Hello Can confirm the car is at Simon's House in the Garage...in Bits...Engine Gearbox out...spoke to Simon this morning...have taken lots of photo's of the collection of the car from Bigsi home and arriving at Simon's Home..next to the Pub the Royal Oak..sending Photo's to Bibs now....Rob C

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Here is an sddition to the lists previous

ILLUS No 31.03A

Part No 32 Bush Upper Link, Silent Block AO82D4084F 4

Part No 42 Bush Lower Link, Silent Block AO82D4084F 4

ILLUS No 42.01A

Part No31 Gasket Dump Valve Plenum A910E1499F 1

Part No 26 Gasket Diffuser to Backplate A910E1474F 1

Part No 55 Air Filter Element A907E6182F 1

Part No 56 Seal, Filter Element A907E0588F 1

ILLUS No 33.03A

Part No.10 (Upgrade) Braided* Front Brake Lines C075J6015F 2

Part No.21 (Upgrade) Braided* Rear Brake Lines B082J6060F 2

ILLUS No 10.09A

Part No.4 Hinge Bonnet, RH B079U4457F 1

ILLUS No10.07F

Part No.12 Bearing Housing, LH Outer/RH Inner A079U4451F 2

Part No.13 Bearing Housing, RH Outer/LH Inner A079U4452F 2

Part No. 14 Bearing Bush, Pod Inboard Pivot A079U6030F 4

ILLUS No. 40.15a

Part No. 54 O' Ring Drain Pipe to sump A910E6491F 1

Part No. 63 Gasket, Flange Adaptor to Turbo A910E6374H

Part No. 57 Gasket, Drain pipe to Turbo A910E6375H 1

ILLUS No. 47.01A

Part No. 4 (upgrade) Braided* Clutch Hose A082J4088F 1

Proberbly little bits to follow but thats it for now.

Thank you to our mysterious benefactor most of these parts have been sourced at a tremendous deal for the project and are winging their way to Cardiff right now. Big shout out to you, a legend, thank you :P

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That's very hard to quantify John as we've got a fair amount left but we're not sure of what problems are going to appear. I'm currently working on sourcing a part which we need that could take up a third of the budget, but we may get lucky and find it cheaper which leaves more for the extras.

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Just a quick word of thanks to Tony (Loteuk) who has just ordered a custom car cover (from the guys who Matk said great things about) for Bigsi. It will be custom made for the car and will feature the Lotus roundel and LEF logo. Thanks Tony :X

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Hi guys,

For those who won't know me (and you probably won't) i'm Bantambunny (Nick) off the 300zx.co.uk site.

I managed to organise a little fundraise for si through a few generous members and will be passing the money onto bibs in the next week or so (the club themselves have been no help and have actually given si a lifetime ban this week which i'm furious about)

Apologies for myself not getting involved helping out the weekends you got the gang together. I've been without car after a little accident so couldn't get over.

Thank you all for doing this for si, he's a top guy, i spoke to him on the phone the other day he sounds alot more lively and his speech therapy is working wonders, such a huge improvement.

Any piccy's of the progress on the car bibs?

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Hello Nick - did you get my email a week or two ago?

There are loads of pics. Check the Progress & Plans topic from page 9 onwards, it's a miracle :question:

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Hello Nick - did you get my email a week or two ago?

There are loads of pics. Check the Progress & Plans topic from page 9 onwards, it's a miracle :question:

Yes I did get the email but was trying to get my car back on the road so i could help but had a lot to do including sourcing a new bumper and adapting the front end to fit it which took up both weekends unfortunately ;)

Don't think there's anything i would have rather been working on more than a lotus esprit lol

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Nick

What the heck did they give him a lifetime ban for?

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Nick

What the heck did they give him a lifetime ban for?

I think he had a slight disagreement with the committee or some of the members of the committee but i don't know any details so i won't speculate lol

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Hi all,

I think what you're doing is absolutely amazing! Something like this, I'd happily help, so.....

As you may have noticed, bigsi is asking about the carpet set for the boot that I've got, and I'd happily donate it to the cause! Tis a bit mucky with a few poppers missing, and one part with a solid backing is a little warped, but if you think it'd be useful then I'd gladly give it to ya!

Anyone got any idea as to whether or not you can machine wash them?

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Tim that would be great, please PM me and I'll send you details of where to send them.

Guys, sorry to have to ask again but the project has his a bit of a stumbling block in so much that we're out of cash. We've done well but still need a set of tyres, some fluids and the MOT. If possible, if any of you possible donate a small sum that would be most appreciated and help us to be able to finish things of. As usual, the paypal address is [email protected] and any assistance you can give will be most appreciated :thumbsup:

Thank you :rofl:

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Tim that would be great, please PM me and I'll send you details of where to send them.

Guys, sorry to have to ask again but the project has his a bit of a stumbling block in so much that we're out of cash. We've done well but still need a set of tyres, some fluids and the MOT. If possible, if any of you possible donate a small sum that would be most appreciated and help us to be able to finish things of. As usual, the paypal address is [email protected] and any assistance you can give will be most appreciated :thumbsup:

Thank you :rofl:

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