Things that made you smile today

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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 23.04.2018, 23:18

Aston Martin DB11 prototype in Slough getting in my way tonight ... wasn't running well so young driver, who bore quite a similarity to the current 'Q', pulled off the road across a drive I wanted to pull onto as it spluttered to a stop. He was very apologetic as he pushed it forward and asked me not to say 'it had broken down' - so 'just suffered a computer glitch' then. He lifted the bonnet, allowing me 'to have a nose' but it was just camcovers and suspension reinforcing struts, but did say it was fun to drive with 600 bhp in 2 tons. Left the ignition display on while he phoned the factory and shortly after dash lights were flashing, computer reboots, engine fires up running sweet... and he smokes the tyres up the road.
Very 'James Bond' ! Makes Geoff's lad's excellent Bluetooth Elanscan Application seem positively 20th century :lol:
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby Giniw » Tue 24.04.2018, 00:00

Wow, cool story! :-)
That is a lucky encounter ^^
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby HJ2 » Tue 24.04.2018, 09:54

Yeah Geoff... Add a magic "repair all" button to your BT gadget! :bananasex:
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby John_W » Wed 16.05.2018, 22:18

John_W wrote:Talking of seafood, anybody fancy an Elan trip to the Applecross Inn?

Currently in the Applecross inn after a meal of scallops, followed by the cheeseboard and Laphroaig. Beautiful sunshine, and lovely and warm sitting outside the inn, with the Cuillins and Raasay clearly in view. Drove here today from Mallaig via Eilean Donan.

However ...
I have never seen so many vehicles on the bealach na ba road to Applecross. It’s like bloody Sauchiehall Street these days. And I have never seen so many of those bloody doromobile things. There are also several people who don’t know how to use single track roads with passing places. Gawd knows what it will be like in summer.

It sure ain’t what it used to be. I really don’t know if I’ll be back.

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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby dapinky » Tue 22.05.2018, 20:21

Well I certainly got my moneys worth out of the rear pads on the campervan......

.... when it went for a service, they told me that the handbrake issue was caused by a seized rear caliper. They quoted me a price of £300ish to sort it out (with discs & pads). I decided that i was more than capable of a caliper swap (as I do the Lotus every year anyway) on a VW T5.

2 new calipers, 2 disks and a set of pads was on my doorstep in 48 hours, at a cost of £120 (plus change).

Finaly got round to the job this afternoon, but didn't know which side was the problem (not that it mattered, as i was swapping both). Acording to the VW forum it can be a 3 hour job to swap one, depending how seized the carrier bolts are.

Started on the NS (it was the one I got to first), and it took about an hour and a half - no problems with what came off, so it must be the other one which is the problem.

Took the wheel off the OS and saw that the disc was a bit past its best - the bolts were a tad coroded, but all came out with suitable amounts of force (and decent sockets). The outside pad had nearly 1mm of friction material left, but the inner one had bald bits and thin smears of friction material on the metal!!!!

So much for the pad wear light on the dashboard - the sensor had completely worn away.

Still, all replaced in another hour and a half.

Now the handbrake works, footbrake is excellent, and all is well.

At least the sliders for a VW are easy to clean and regrease, unlike an Elan - and parts are both readily availible and cheap - so I had a smile!!!!!
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Re: Things that made you smile today

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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby HJ2 » Fri 01.06.2018, 15:17

:lol:
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby Giniw » Fri 01.06.2018, 16:59

:lol:
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby Kathryn » Fri 01.06.2018, 19:44

That’s not Stonehenge, it’s Avebury. :D
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby dapinky » Fri 01.06.2018, 21:03

Kathryn wrote:That’s not Stonehenge, it’s Avebury. :D


Correct - and it's old news anyway.... they move the stones in March & October...... not this close to the Solstice.
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby Giniw » Thu 21.06.2018, 14:55

If someone needs a pair of front indicators, I have just sourced a pair:
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Re: Things that made you smile today

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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby simonbuk » Mon 30.07.2018, 21:40

Whilst out for a walk today I turned the corner to see a Jaguar XJ220 parked up in all its glory. Best still it had a luggage rack on the boot which means it must be driven !!

Weird thing is, I'm currently on the island of Menorca - it can't really stretch it's legs can it ??!!

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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby muley » Sat 04.08.2018, 15:42

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My coolexperts rad arrived!

Out with the old ~ all the vanes in the bottom half of the rad disintegrated!
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby Giniw » Wed 08.08.2018, 19:38

First Time Out (Lotus 49) - 1967
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby steve matthews » Wed 08.08.2018, 21:35

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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby sideways » Thu 09.08.2018, 03:57

Woke up.

probably didn't smile for about 5 minutes but as soon as I realised I was both awake and alive...my lips twitched.
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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby muley » Wed 15.08.2018, 22:04

McLaren on ITV4

(just found out cars were raced at Waikanae Beach)




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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby Enright » Fri 17.08.2018, 13:49

Receiving a PM which made me re-discover this place - and my mojo! :lol:
Striking fear into the hearts of duplicate posts everywhere...! :P

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Re: Things that made you smile today

Postby Steve A » Fri 17.08.2018, 14:49

Enright wrote:Receiving a PM which made me re-discover this place - and my mojo! :lol:


And about time ! :D
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