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by Simpatico
Mon Feb 04, 2019 13:11
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic - 3rd-5th May 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2700

Re: Donington Historic - 3rd-5th May 2019

Hmm just tried booking for the Sunday; The checkout page applies £21 to the vehicle "display" ticket and another £21 for the "admission" ticket Is this correct, I thought the passenger only paid? Or was that for bookings before end of January? The 50% discount code works fine however by bringing it ...
by Simpatico
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:37
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Rear seat belts Eclat Elite automatic?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Rear seat belts Eclat Elite automatic?

I investigated this for one of my Elites but never resolved it. From memory I think the automatic reel is a particularly compact item, more so than current aftermarket items, which is why specialist Lotus suppliers tend to offer the horrible fixed versions. I was advised that the best option is sour...
by Simpatico
Mon Nov 05, 2018 15:24
Forum: General
Topic: Stainless Steel brake bleed nipples?
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Stainless Steel brake bleed nipples?

I'm for stainless. Never heard of one snapping and they don't seize in my experience.

However have plenty of painful experience of brass flats rounding off. Best left in the 1960s IMHO.

If either happens its caliper off and time on a bench anyway,
by Simpatico
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:03
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show: (NEC) 9-11 Nov 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2556

Re: Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show: (NEC) 9-11 Nov 2

amarshall wrote:Club ticket offer : viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10886
Is the ticket offer live yet? I just get a blank page.
by Simpatico
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:56
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: 215/50r15 back in production
Replies: 33
Views: 3355

Re: 215/50r15 back in production

Guys, tyres make or break a car in my view, both in looks, comfort and performance! Excels running slightly different sizes look pants TBH. Aftermarket wheels rarely look right either unless they are in extreme sizes to make a statement which will then also be expensive (sorry Kev). Given the lightn...
by Simpatico
Mon Jun 18, 2018 08:26
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: How hot is your coil ?
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: How hot is your coil ?

Was always worryingly hot on my cars too :?
by Simpatico
Sun Jun 17, 2018 21:46
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: [MW] Raby Castle - 17th June
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: [MW] Raby Castle - 17th June

Yep got there thankyou. Quite a muted display this year for some reason? Passed a few eligible cars going in the opposite direction, then someone said Beamish reliability run was on same day so that was 125 cars possibly missing from the event. The new layout also takes you further away from the gar...
by Simpatico
Wed May 30, 2018 15:12
Forum: General
Topic: WNG45X - Eclat Riviera?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: WNG45X - Eclat Riviera?

don.hasi wrote:Black Eclat Riviera with tan leather. Last sign was from USA.
I remember years ago seeing pictures online of a black S2 Eclat being unloaded at the docks in the USA. Chap selling had another one and an Altair Green Elite. Wonder if it was that one?

Whats so special about it?
by Simpatico
Sun May 20, 2018 10:11
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Elite road test at launch
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Lotus Elite road test at launch

by Simpatico
Sun May 20, 2018 10:10
Forum: General
Topic: WNG45X - Eclat Riviera?
Replies: 12
Views: 918

Re: WNG45X - Eclat Riviera?

Yellow was it? Press car?
by Simpatico
Tue May 15, 2018 16:11
Forum: General
Topic: New Magazine
Replies: 19
Views: 1540

Re: New Magazine

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:I paper mags are more readable and tbh, more accessible when on the loo.
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You need an ipad.
by Simpatico
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:09
Forum: General
Topic: I've not seen this for at least 5 years . . . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: I've not seen this for at least 5 years . . . . .

Nice cars there, the Subaru too. Are they original wheels? Is it the type B thingy?
by Simpatico
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:33
Forum: General
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Steering Wheel

I've fitted motorbike-style buzzers to the indicators in quite a few cars where. This helps when the dash lamps are hard to see and the cabin noise can drown out the "tick" from the indicator relay.

Just personal choice but cheaper than a new steering wheel, and I like the one in the Excel anyway.
by Simpatico
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:37
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Can you spin (Break traction) in your Excel??
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Can you spin (Break traction) in your Excel??

The Excel doesn't have a limited slip diff does it?

More of a problem turning out of left hand juctions than right ones?
by Simpatico
Thu Feb 08, 2018 00:14
Forum: General
Topic: Rover V8 build log
Replies: 160
Views: 12401

Re: RV8 build

How would a Rover V8 transplant like this fare in the light of the proposed changes from our "friends" in the DFT? https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/road-vehicles-improving-air-quality-and-safety "4.12 Reconstructed (restored) classic cars undergoing IVA will not be required to meet the la...