Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby John_W » Fri 07.04.2017, 13:43

Rob P wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:
Rambo wrote:…next year will be the 50th anniversary of his untimely death at Hockenheim … You're welcome to stay at my gaff 30 miles away.

Put me down for the spare bed. 8)


Hope they will have the museum finished by then, that would be a nice trip to make, last time they celebrated an anniversary of a Jim Clark happening I believe they ran some of his classic F1 cars in the street, amazing

Just received the Lotus Forums Newsletter which mentioned that the Jim Clark Museum in Duns is looking for donations to enable the refurbishment and extension plans. I hadn't heard that they were needing money to complete it and there are only two weeks left before the deadline.

Details are here http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/jim-clark-museum .

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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby clemo » Thu 20.04.2017, 19:21

Darran6969 wrote:Hi Clemo- is she behaving herself. First thing I did in 2000 was change the wheels to silver from yellow for an every day car they just did not work for me, second was a kenwood cassette player but that's a different story. Please keep me posted on photos of her.
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Hi Darren ,
All is quite at the mo .. I only got back from Cambodia yesterday . Will do some chasing up on the progression tomorrow .
Glad to see you on here . Will keep in touch for sure .
Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby clemo » Fri 19.05.2017, 20:55

Not much to report . The car is in pieces so getting closer to the spray day .

I have had a bit of a spend up at rock autos . New clutch and bits
Contemplating what to do with all the rusty bits . Full overhaul while ( most) parts are still available. That will see out the life of the car , and powder coat.
Or winter wire brush and paint .

Waiting for garage to get back to me with a price for powder coating the front and rear roll bars , wishbone bits ( that aren't galvanised ) lower yokes as they are pretty cruddy .
Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby Rambo » Sat 20.05.2017, 08:30

Bet you are itching to drive it again Clemo ?

And I bet you wish you'd listened to Rambo, the old sage, who said drive it all summer and enjoy those twisty Devon lanes, then lay her up and do all the work over the long autumn/winter months :poke:

Still, you might get a shot of driving a Pink Empire Green (ICI colour code PEG561) next w/e :burnout:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby muley » Sat 20.05.2017, 10:59

clemo wrote:Not much to report . The car is in pieces so getting closer to the spray day .

I have had a bit of a spend up at rock autos . New clutch and bits
Contemplating what to do with all the rusty bits . Full overhaul while ( most) parts are still available. That will see out the life of the car , and powder coat.
Or winter wire brush and paint .

Waiting for garage to get back to me with a price for powder coating the front and rear roll bars , wishbone bits ( that aren't galvanised ) lower yokes as they are pretty cruddy .



You sound busy. Should have bought a runaround for the season? ;) . I did have some suspension parts powder coated once ~ they didn't last. Make sure they use a baking process like BJV Engineering.

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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby Rambo » Sat 20.05.2017, 15:42

muley wrote:You sound busy. Should have bought a runaround for the season? ;)


Yeah, with your original yellow wheels :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-1- ... 2521825301
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby clemo » Sat 20.05.2017, 16:19

Rambo wrote:
muley wrote:You sound busy. Should have bought a runaround for the season? ;)


Yeah, with your original yellow wheels :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-1- ... 2521825301



This is quite bonkers ...
i was thinking about this this morning .
If this was not Sy's car then i would probably rip it to pieces for the parts i want and then punt it on as a fairly standard se . Respray the bonnet and boot and shebang put the full grey carpet set i have in the garage into it ... Ta Dar ... I would have a well sorted se with s2 parts on if to punt on for £3800 . . Or bung some SE wheels back on it and I'm up by £800 - £1000 minus the respray , still in profit .. Every way i look at this i cannot believe that it is only sitting at £3800 .


In the mean time i nick the roof and rubbers , quaife LSD , hi specs , my old s2 wheels , kia rears and probably some suspension parts that Dan has not mentioned for free .


The most sensible option (should i have not bought an S2 ) is to buy the car and respray it LRG ... instead i have a LRG that needs tuning into the underpriced Stripy

Kapish ?
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby Rambo » Sun 21.05.2017, 20:51

You, Dapinky and Geoff should buy Sy's old car :twisted:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby clemo » Sun 21.05.2017, 21:40

Rambo wrote:You, Dapinky and Geoff should buy Sy's old car :twisted:



Well its just run up to £5200 reserve not met .
Reserve is £5500 .
Still a good buy at that
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 6)

Postby Steve A » Sun 21.05.2017, 22:28

clemo wrote:
Rambo wrote:You, Dapinky and Geoff should buy Sy's old car :twisted:



Well its just run up to £5200 reserve not met .
Reserve is £5500 .
Still a good buy at that

:agree: I'm amazed it hasn't been snapped up
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