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nope....

 

It's still a covert black op's project. :harhar:

 

I do need the garage space and some cash to make my next project come to life - a racing eclat.

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nope....

It's still a covert black op's project. :harhar:

I do need the garage space and some cash to make my next project come to life - a racing eclat.

Your busted once it sells - the other halfs gonna smell the cash!!!!

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On 25 November 2015 12:26:23, oilmagnet477 said:

Sorry to hear that Mark -- what a bu99er!

Still have my Esprit so can't get the violins out just yet - but it is a wake up call when cars depreciate almost to zero but parts stay the same price!

Hope the Excel went to a good home Dunc it looked nice and original.

In the garage no-one can hear you scream 

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Sorry my attempt at humour has left everyone with the wrong idea! This;images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSDScyl9OY4aStobGEx4IF

 

has left the garage and it's place been taken by this:

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Which nice though it is doesn't seem like a fair swap.

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In the garage no-one can hear you scream 

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1 hour ago, Loose Cannon said:

Sorry my attempt at humour has left everyone with the wrong idea! This;images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSDScyl9OY4aStobGEx4IF

 

has left the garage and it's place been taken by this:

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Which nice though it is doesn't seem like a fair swap.

That's akin to mine where an Excel and Esprit left mine a couple of weeks ago, with an Excel exhaust equivalent to the above, a gas-flowed head and manifold, and a few other necessary parts are arriving. Soon to be used on the replacement Excel.

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Ha...

I knew what Mark meant - as he knows what the proceeds of the excel will be spent on, and it continued the theme. Looks like the proceeds of his elite are being spent in a similar fashion on go faster bits!

Whilst on the subject of manifold porn :blush: - here's my newtubular one for an eclat : It's not shiny stainless, but its super straight!

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I had to be in the North Yorkshire dales at short notice this weekend. For a variety of reasons I didn't have any other form of suitable transport, so I took the excel for a fairwell run (my first significant run in my time with the car - its just been local pottering to date).

It despatched a 540 mile round trip with relative ease. Conditions on the way up were attrocious with huge tailbacks on both the M25 and a the M1. I moved 5 miles in an hour and a half near Sheffield and it kept its cool nicely, with no electrical maladies, despite everything being on.

The engines a cracker, it pulls strongly with good pressure and a never gets hot. The gearshift has loosened up nicely and now works perfectly (it had previously been obstinate in the 3rd/4th plane).

On the downside, the brake started dragging again when I left Yorkshire, but it fixed itself when it warmed, so I'll have to have another look at freeing and lubing the caliper slides before delivery to the new owner. The shocks are also gubbed (disclosed in advert). The suspension loses its composure above 75mph unless the road is smooth. I dropped the tyre pressures to what they should be - which definately helped its previous steering twitchiness, but its still a long way from feeling and handling like a Lotus should. New shocks are definately prescribed!

I also parked it nose down on a steep hill and lost a 1/4 of a tank, which was a new one for me.... :ermm:

but on the whole - with a new set of shocks all round, I think the new owner has an excel with real potential. The important bits all seem good!

(Seat was super comfy compared to the firmer eclat one....!)

 

 

 

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Hmmmm,

After turning down something like six people and telling them it had sold, my buyer pulls out saying the company that employs him as a sub contractor has gone under, leaving him unpaid.

I did keep a small reserve list, so the excel is now going to a happy home in the hands of another TLF forum member. :)

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Just received this:

"Hi there;

I have a rare restored Austin Allegro S2 1.3L A+ Super Deluxe, in near perfect condition, valued @ €4,250 (£3,000).

I'm looking to do a deal for a classic sports model.

just checking if you may have an interest in doing a swap on your Lotus Excel?

Let me know either way.

Regards,"

I actually thought it was one of my mates taking the piss, but no, someone genuinely wants me to do a straight swap for an MOT'd and taxed Lotus Excel for an Austin Allegro 1.3....

:scared:
 

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On 06/12/2015 at 17:33, Loose Cannon said:

Lucky one.

Second that...

I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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