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Phone Lotusbits and get a price.

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Tanz wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 19:43
Or try SJ Sports Cars

https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and- ... 9J0001.htm
Hawaiis0 wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 18:16
Phone Lotusbits and get a price.
Lotus Bits nor SJ have stock no one out there seems to have stock. From what i have been told everyone gets the discs from the same place so there are none out there.
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How bad are the current discs - could you get them skimmed?

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Could try Classic Brakes. They advertise all on page 21 in Club Lotus News Phone 01625 860910
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Brakes International supplied me with excellent new Calipers. Try them for discs.

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Alan_M wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 23:30
How bad are the current discs - could you get them skimmed?
The discs to be honest are not that bad so my partners dad is going to try and skim them like you said. But i will try and contact these guys to see what they have.
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I have a used disc off my SE. I had a vibration when braking so I checked the right, front disc and found the run-out was excessive and its thickness was below spec so I got a new pair from LotusBits last November or so. When I fitted them, I found that the left-hand disc was in OK condiition. It looks like someone had changed just one disc or only the right-hand caliper had been working. Either way, I replaced both discs but did not throw away the decent one.

Your welcome to have it if yours don't clean up and you are willing to pay the postage cost. Of course, it only meets half your need but you may be lucky with the skimming on at least one side.
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TrevorK wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 20:07
I have a used disc off my SE. I had a vibration when braking so I checked the right, front disc and found the run-out was excessive and its thickness was below spec so I got a new pair from LotusBits last November or so. When I fitted them, I found that the left-hand disc was in OK condiition. It looks like someone had changed just one disc or only the right-hand caliper had been working. Either way, I replaced both discs but did not throw away the decent one.

Your welcome to have it if yours don't clean up and you are willing to pay the postage cost. Of course, it only meets half your need but you may be lucky with the skimming on at least one side.
Thank you will see if i can sort my discs.
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Well went up to lotus bits today and dropped off my Rad to get recored with a 3 core and dropped my control arms off with them to put that horrible bush in for me. Hopefully soon when the control arms are done i can put my front end back together. The discs have been cleaned up and are ready to use so thats brill so year all good.

My front doors have dropped so makes it hard to open them so i managed to get them alined today so happy with that. Also wrapped my downpipe with exhaust wrap as it looked horrible with the load of gun gum over it :D .
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Well after a cracking Saturday out at Castle Combe which was brilliant and really good to meet some of you. I spent all of yesterday gutting our garage and turning it into my workshop for the lotus putting parts on shelves and organising everything. Had about 2 full car loads of crap for the tip.
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On Sunday i got my hubs back from my partners dad so i spend sunday after the garage was converted putting the brakes and everything on ready to just bolt on once i get the lower control arms back from lotus bits.
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Well we are almost done on the front end today i put the suspension back in along with the brakes and it looks great. All i need to do is pump up the tyres put her on the floor measure the gap between the top of the tyre and the arch then jack her back up put my ratchet strap on get the correct mesurement with the car up in the air and tighten all the bolts up.

I have the radiator which is now a 3 core all i am waiting for is the top brackets from Lotus bits which where missing but will be here tomorrow :D . Then i can start on the rear however, that will be waiting for a little while as funds are a little bit tight now so she will be put on hold for a while until i can save up a little more.

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