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by rbgosling
Wed Oct 14, 2020 16:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Front bumper and spoiler
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Front bumper and spoiler

I ordered one of the SJ ones, must have been about 6 years ago now. It took, if I remember, a couple of months from ordering to actually turning up, presumably was made to order rather than sitting on a shelf. Fitted just fine and was a good match to the original. To my knowledge Lotusbits don't do ...
by rbgosling
Tue Oct 13, 2020 06:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Seat sewing machine advice needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 1550

Re: Seat sewing machine advice needed!

Got the message Tony, I'll keep an eye on that machine and see if it's going for a reasonable price...
by rbgosling
Mon Sep 21, 2020 14:56
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Well, I guess that's that then :( Thank you Richard and all others for your efforts in trying to get us to the show.

Fingers crossed for the NEC restoration show in March - my car is a much better candidate for the ethos of that show anyway!
by rbgosling
Sat Sep 19, 2020 09:56
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Driver’s seat back collapse
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Driver’s seat back collapse

With care all the upholstery comes off the seats just fine and will go back on again if you remember how it came off! Shouldn't need any special tools. My problem was a broken bit of frame rather than the recline mechanism, I just got another seat from Lotusbits' big container full of random old sea...
by rbgosling
Thu Sep 17, 2020 18:00
Forum: General
Topic: Steering column "knock"
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Steering column "knock"

They do say that the most critical component of a car is the nut holding the steering wheel - I don't think this is quite what they meant!
by rbgosling
Tue Sep 15, 2020 14:56
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

There are two Facebook groups, one open to anyone, one that’s supposed to be restricted to members of this forum (Angus is/was a moderator and approved new members). Ian posted to that group, so he should be around here somewhere... Anyway, I’ve responded and hopefully he’ll be in touch one way or a...
by rbgosling
Tue Sep 15, 2020 13:21
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Ian Mills has commented on the Facebook page, asking if we'd like a Barn Find Elite on the stand? https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/119487978_10221695827699420_5584687490340816385_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=1480c5&_nc_eui2=AeHSbEJX6FdzNAT4tdZmBlEQREQtYfwzJx9ERC1h_DMnH2Po9g6PPi6T1NdYAMn5fe...
by rbgosling
Sat Sep 12, 2020 19:31
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 2539

Re: Gearbox Rebuild

First lot when I rebuilt the engine came from Garry Kemp. This time I just used eBay - look for seller mc_motorsport, and the item M8 x 40 Manifold Studs.
by rbgosling
Sat Sep 12, 2020 09:56
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Northants Classic car meet 16th Oct
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Northants Classic car meet 16th Oct

On Monday I'm going to the Long Buckby local group meet, I think I'd be pushing my luck to go out to two events in three days!
by rbgosling
Mon Sep 07, 2020 16:44
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Gearbox removal
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Gearbox removal

I'll just give a simple "no" to this! I've twice removed my engine / gearbox. Both times the engine cranes (that I'd borrowed) would not reach over the front of the car, so I had to lift out over the side. Totally do-able, with care, but you do need one person on the crane and one guiding the back o...
by rbgosling
Wed Sep 02, 2020 18:25
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Where are we with this now? Are we still on? Enough cars and volunteers to make our stand viable?
by rbgosling
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:55
Forum: General
Topic: Steering column "knock"
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Steering column "knock"

Check steering rack mounts too, as another option. Also the UJ in the steering column - there's a large rubber grommet in the wheelarch you can use to get access to it.
by rbgosling
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:59
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Do they specify a minimum number of volunteers on the stand? Has that increased as a result of our "promotion" to a larger stand?
by rbgosling
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:55
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Guess that means someone else has already pulled out, to make that space available for us!

Fewer other clubs means more attention for our wedges!
by rbgosling
Fri Aug 21, 2020 22:00
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2846

Re: NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

Worth requesting on the Lotus Excel Facebook page too?