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by rbgosling
Fri Apr 16, 2021 09:10
Forum: General
Topic: Emissions data
Replies: 75
Views: 9221

Re: Emissions data

Timing and idle mixture screws haven't been touched since last year, but then neither has the air filter so it's not the newest. Still, 2,000 miles of driving shouldn't have made the filter too badly clogged. Without access to an exhaust gas analyser to see what happens, I'm reluctant to start playi...
by rbgosling
Thu Apr 15, 2021 17:34
Forum: General
Topic: Emissions data
Replies: 75
Views: 9221

Re: Emissions data

A year later, with 12,000 miles and 3 years since the engine rebuild (didn't do many miles in the last year!), and the scores are:
  • CO - 2.44%
  • HC - 751ppm
Idle set to 1,200rpm again.
by rbgosling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 08:47
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED
Replies: 24
Views: 1482

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED

Only silver lining is that I now don't need to wait until after DHF to get my respray done... :D
by rbgosling
Thu Apr 08, 2021 08:45
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED
Replies: 24
Views: 1482

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED

No apologies required, I agree entirely! I suspect when the govt. thinks of "sporting event" they are picturing people crowding into stands at a stadium, and not considering that events like Donington (and other sports like rowing, one of my other obsessions) can be had with spectators very well spr...
by rbgosling
Tue Apr 06, 2021 09:41
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 29
Views: 2037

Re: The Winterbottom Run

Bird In Hand - I'd forgotten that name, that was certainly the preferred post-work watering hole for Lotus employees in my day. Probably still is.
by rbgosling
Tue Apr 06, 2021 07:46
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Roof aerial M4 screw
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Roof aerial M4 screw

It is frustrating how many rust-prone screws there are on the outside of the car, exposed to elements. My latest is the number plate lights - I just want to clean them up and clean the contacts, as their operation is sporadic. But I just can't remove the screws; if I drill them I'll probably have to...
by rbgosling
Mon Apr 05, 2021 13:44
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 29
Views: 2037

Re: The Winterbottom Run

I'm hoping to come (Midlands contingent). I won't be staying overnight, as I already have weekend plans with my parents conveniently close in Suffolk anyway. It'll be weird being in Wymondham, I haven't been to the town since I lived there while working at Lotus, I left in 1997. In those days you co...
by rbgosling
Mon Mar 29, 2021 15:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Cost
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Paint Job Cost

Glad you're happy Curt. I hope mine turns out as well!
by rbgosling
Thu Mar 25, 2021 16:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Cost
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Paint Job Cost

Was the £9 the important bit ? That's for the "Environmental waste disposal charge for hazardous waste". To their credit, they have given me the most detailed breakdown of the work. Apparently they reckon it takes 30 hours to remove and refit bumpers, lights, wipers (should I negotiate for a discou...
by rbgosling
Thu Mar 25, 2021 15:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Cost
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Paint Job Cost

And we have a new winner for Most Outrageous Quote! The latest comes in at £8109. Bonus points for taking 1 month and 2 days to get back to me, from the day they inspected the car. Even if the price was acceptable, they've come back long after I've already made a decision.
by rbgosling
Sat Mar 20, 2021 19:20
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: K252 LVG
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: K252 LVG

Actually I think user Fueltheburn is still somewhere close to Aberdeen...
by rbgosling
Sat Mar 20, 2021 19:18
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: K252 LVG
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: K252 LVG

There was a handy little group of us in/near Aberdeen, but one's gone quiet for quite a while, one's moved to Shetland, and I've moved to Northamptonshire, so I don't know if there are still any owners nearby.
by rbgosling
Thu Mar 18, 2021 16:28
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Cost
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Paint Job Cost

OK - I think I've finally found the guy! The sort of person I like - older guy working for himself, out of a pair of large farm barns in the middle of nowhere. Doesn't have a website, doesn't advertise (except a line in Yellow Pages), not even a sign showing where his business is, which indicates to...
by rbgosling
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:37
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED
Replies: 24
Views: 1482

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May

OK, I'm booked for Saturday, see you guys there!