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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Tue 14.11.2017, 20:36

clemo wrote:
Rambo wrote:How on earth does that plate read Elaine ?? WTF ??

Hey Clemo, isn't your better half called Elaine ?? :lol: :lol:


Yes .. thats why she has E3LAN on temporary loan ..
Was thinking of getting her this in exchange . What do you reckon ?


Errrr...., no :smt017
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Tue 14.11.2017, 20:40

On second thoughts, maybe yes :lol: I always thought E3 LAN was about Elan rather than Elaine lol

What you really need is E14 INE. For a small sum paid into my Swiss bank accoungt I can get you that :lol:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Tue 14.11.2017, 22:42

Jesus H Christ - are some people deluded ?! I'm not mocking anybody with a disability (I probably have many) but you would have to be dyslexic, pissed and not know how to spell Elan to purchase that.

F*ckin mental.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Wed 15.11.2017, 00:46

Seems a bit pricey for a number plate which doesn't spell ELAN or ELAINE or YELLOW.

I quite like a good non-standard number plate - I still use the original number plate from my first car, a Riley 1.5, on the family battlecruiser. There is a lot of bigotry out there about 'personalised' number plates, for reasons I can't fathom.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 23.11.2017, 00:22

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-M100-SERVICE-NOTES-ELECRICAL-SECTIONS-LOTUS-LEAN-BOOK-USED-VGC-/302532741452?hash=item46705b494c

Didn't know my bookshelf was worth so much.. better increase my contents insurance. From the 'ghost holes' alongside the actual holes in the photos I suspect the manuals are photocopies, at least my manuals are Lotus on wipe-clean paper, but who needs paper when they are all available here www.lotusm100.com/manuals/
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 23.11.2017, 00:30

lotusflasherman wrote:Didn't know my bookshelf was worth so much.. better increase my contents insurance.


But don't you want the Lotus LEAN book? ... "LOTUS ELAN M100 SERVICE NOTES + ELECRICAL SECTIONS + LOTUS LEAN BOOK USED VGC"
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 23.11.2017, 01:18

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:But don't you want the Lotus LEAN book? ... "LOTUS ELAN M100 SERVICE NOTES + ELECRICAL SECTIONS + LOTUS LEAN BOOK USED VGC"


No, got a couple of copies of the Mark Hughes Lotus Elan book but not really interested in a Lotus Lean book ... is that what you get when you add lightness :lol: ?
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby clemo » Fri 26.01.2018, 20:22

Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Steve A » Fri 26.01.2018, 20:51



But you can have the whole kit for a mere £750 :shock:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 26.01.2018, 21:23

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But you can have the whole kit for a mere £750 :shock:

Don't tell Trevor.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Fri 26.01.2018, 21:34

Looks like everyone selling something on EBay these days is either taking the pi$$ or a cowboy. Or both :?
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Steve A » Fri 26.01.2018, 22:01

GeoffSmith wrote:
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But you can have the whole kit for a mere £750 :shock:

Don't tell Trevor.

:) I wonlder if WillB's car has a tool kit :mrgreen:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 26.01.2018, 22:37

Rambo wrote:Looks like everyone selling something on EBay these days is either taking the pi$$ or a cowboy. Or both :?


But he says "This hammer is a Concourse de elegance requirement"(sic) and you know what those concours d'élégance* idiots will pay ... :burnout: (*Thought somebody ought to write the term properly !)

My +2 came with knock on wheels and no knocker but £2.99 at my local "pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap store" got me one of these ... LARGE-White-NON-MARKING-RUBBER-Mallet Good job I'm not after the 'large space in a public building' prize ... :lol:

I'm not sure what his reason for asking £120 for an old Terry Clip is though, plus £6 'Economy Delivery' ! Now that really is taking the piss ...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOOT-TRUNK-VINTAGE-JACK-PUMP-RETAINING-SPRING-CLIP/202196265702. I've got some of those in my garden shed to stop the broom, rake and hoe falling over ... :banghead:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Fri 26.01.2018, 22:52

Sorry, but this guy is a complete and utter W⚓

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XK120-JAGUAR ... Swk1haOSzB

I've got loads of those rusty old imperial spanners in my toolbox :?
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Saltire » Fri 26.01.2018, 22:59

Five basic terry clips

Terry clip with provenance (allegedly)

So that’s how much “provenance” costs. You can fool some of the people . . .
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 26.01.2018, 23:15

Saltire wrote:Five basic terry clips

Terry clip with provenance (allegedly)

So that’s how much “provenance” costs. You can fool some of the people . . .


Not quite a fair comparison as the old ones with rolled ends are much better - they don't scratch the varnish off my garden tools if I get the angle slightly wrong when putting them away. :lol:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Bern » Fri 26.01.2018, 23:40

Rambo wrote:Sorry, but this guy is a complete and utter W⚓

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XK120-JAGUAR ... Swk1haOSzB

I've got loads of those rusty old imperial spanners in my toolbox :?


His address is 1 Whitworth Close!!

Didn't notice if the postcode ended in AF though.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 26.01.2018, 23:56

Rambo wrote:Sorry, but this guy is a complete and utter W⚓

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XK120-JAGUAR ... Swk1haOSzB

I've got loads of those rusty old imperial spanners in my toolbox :?


:agree: about the W⚓... at least his bad spelling is consistent .. 'Concourse De Elegance' my arse !

I've got loads of imperial too and I just found I've got one of those 4" Superslim "£1500 spanners" with exactly the same markings! :bananasex: There's another 4" with 7/16" & 3/8" and a full set of 6" Superslim open-ended that go from 3/8" up to 3/4" .
Think they all came out of my Dad's first car - a MG Y type saloon. He stopped carrying them when my sister & I bought him some decent tools - not good practice to use open ended if a ring or socket will go on.

W⚓ says "BRITISH MADE exclusively for Jaguar." Pillock !
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Sat 27.01.2018, 00:06

To keep this willy wanging contest going, not only does my toolbox hold some (very valuable it turns out) Whitworth spanners, but a couple of King Dicks too!

Gets my youngest son giggling every time.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Sat 27.01.2018, 01:50

Rusty Wishbone wrote:To keep this willy wanging contest going, not only does my toolbox hold some (very valuable it turns out) Whitworth spanners, but a couple of King Dicks too!

Gets my youngest son giggling every time.


Perhaps I shouldn't say "Iv'e got a 15" King Dick Podger" then.. :lol:

Podger is a spanner with a ring at one end and a long taper shaft at the other, used in steel-work erection. The taper is used to align bolt-holes so a bolt can be inserted and the ring then used to tighten the nut/bolt. When I first started work they were called a 'Bodger' and a small adjustment to make something fit was a 'bodge', but somehow that became synonymous with 'botch' so the name was changed to Podger. Trouble is a 'podge 'is a derogatory term for a short chubby person.... so you can't podge with a podger. :banghead:
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