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by MetBlue
Sun Nov 28, 2021 16:55
Forum: General
Topic: Club register
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Club register

Don't think it will be the same list, but may well have some common starting point. The sheet I have is very comprehensive on the cars but has no owner related detail (other than how many previous owners). I'm in the process of updating MOT & tax status as its at least a couple of years out of date....
by MetBlue
Sat Nov 27, 2021 16:36
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing

Good to speak earlier Neil and I trust you had an enlightening day. Post some more pictures and let us know what you learnt. Regarding batteries, I believe type 048's will fit Elites. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114220519111?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D2...
by MetBlue
Wed Nov 24, 2021 21:10
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing

Neil
Engine and gearbox out together. Did you find my PM?
Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Nov 23, 2021 22:25
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Gold Elite S1 503
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Gold Elite S1 503

Nice set of pictures and glad the tour went well.
Careful when you park amongst the leaves. You could soon loose sight of it.
Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Nov 23, 2021 22:20
Forum: General
Topic: Rear cross member corrosion - Advice needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Rear cross member corrosion - Advice needed!

Lotus Bit's had them in Stainless for about the same price.
I changed mine last year. As said, most of it can be just torn off, but the captive nut end plates can be a right pain. Not so bad if you can get the car on a ramp.
Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Nov 23, 2021 08:20
Forum: General
Topic: New member - new owner
Replies: 25
Views: 530

Re: New member - new owner

Your lacquer peel is just like mine was, but with a few rattle cans, you can make a big improvement for little money. Sounds like your starting point, like mine is one of "I can't possibly make this worse" 😁. Sounds drastic, but I've taken lots of lacquer off my car with a razor blade!!! You'll find...
by MetBlue
Mon Nov 22, 2021 23:46
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing

Neil I'd really like to come down and look over your car with you before you start. I have an M reg in Lagoon Blue with Oatmeal interior. It looks like the two cars are virtual clones. 😀. Mine has been retrimmed though but from your photos, yours looks completely as it left the factory. I would love...
by MetBlue
Mon Nov 22, 2021 19:35
Forum: General
Topic: New member - new owner
Replies: 25
Views: 530

Re: New member - new owner

Welcome.
Your description sounds very much like my car 18 months ago. Good engine, shame about the face (Paint and interior).
If you've got the time, it's very rewarding bringing the visuals up to good standard and not too expensive if you can DIY.
Looking forward to seeing piccies.

Tony
by MetBlue
Mon Nov 22, 2021 00:18
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Help with Barn find in Sussex near Brighton/Worthing

Adding photos is not the easiest thing, but this link Alan created should help viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11571 Would love to see some pictures, not least the interior. Sounds like a good chance its not been too messed with, in which case I might just need to take a drive down to study before you tidy it. ...
by MetBlue
Sun Nov 21, 2021 19:14
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 280
Views: 33698

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Lovely piece of engineering.
Seems a shame to cover it up? They didn't in the later Elise / Exige.
- But it could be a bit drafty 😊😊.

Tony
by MetBlue
Sat Nov 20, 2021 19:37
Forum: General
Topic: New Member
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: New Member

Welcome David. - A wise choice, but I'd second Ray and Richard in saying you may need to be patient for a good one. Irrespective of age, spec or condition though, if you see one for sale local to you, I'd go and take a look and a drive. It's always good to have some reference points, Pleased our tal...
by MetBlue
Sat Nov 20, 2021 19:30
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Ideas for display boards please
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Ideas for display boards please

We had 4 display boards at the NEC, intended to be fixed to the centre column on the stand by double sided tape. Good plan, but sticking anything to painted concrete proved a challenge, with each board falling to the floor on several occasions ( hence the now cropped corners in photo below). If anyo...
by MetBlue
Fri Nov 19, 2021 22:16
Forum: History & Memorabilia
Topic: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans
Replies: 26
Views: 6489

Re: Excel (and Lotus) magazine scans

Came across a pile of "Popular Classics" from the early 90's lurking in a dark corner of the garage today. One had an article on an Eclat resto. A quick check and it's still taxed, although no MOT since June 2019 - But that saw it through to 40 years, so It's out there somewhere - and on the road. :...
by MetBlue
Thu Nov 18, 2021 20:29
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Footwell trim material?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Footwell trim material?

Thread high jack - But I started it, so I'm entitled :lol: :lol: We were discussing Elite centre console "wood" trays on the zoom last night Peter. Turns out I have 2 spare of each size. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ggkw5232dsr22h/211118a.jpg?raw=1 There are two sizes : 245 x 135 and 230 x 140. I have...
by MetBlue
Wed Nov 17, 2021 21:05
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Footwell trim material?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Footwell trim material?

Thanks guys. I checked out the parts list and that confirms its carpet. Shame mine is not quite a match to the rest of the car (which was replaced a couple of years back using Coverdale product). My 74 Elite has vinyl covered panels, but I do recall they scuff up badly. I'm now questioning whether t...