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by Dominic
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Hello Forum

:welcome
by Dominic
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone know this s1?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Anyone know this s1?

Miles don't matter. Service history does. I would prefer to have a well cared for high miler than an under used under maintained low miler. Of course, it will not have as much value when you come to sell, but you win when you buy.

That looks like a decent purchase to me. Don't recognise it.
by Dominic
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Car storage - done properly...
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Car storage - done properly...

Stevoraith wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:57 pm
Is that Sanjoys barn?
:damnfunny

Some quite interesting stuff. I had never considered pumping up the tyres for storage.
by Dominic
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have I done the right thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: Have I done the right thing?

Got a 4 figure budget per annum to keep it on the road? Serious question. Could be an amazing experience if so [emoji1303] Really? After the initial make good costs? Experiences may vary.... :o) Any sports car or any "modern classic" is going to require maintenance and fixes. I have had good years ...
by Dominic
Tue May 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: fuel pump not working
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: fuel pump not working

Cobra alarm unit will be on the bulk head next to the ECU. Lucas immobilizer unit is behind the stack display on the dash board. Eliseparts do a wee bypas gizmo for the cobra unit (I have one spare if you want to borrow). The lucas unit is more troublesome. It sends codes to the ECU to say it's happ...
by Dominic
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: S1 Ownership
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: S1 Ownership

Hi Stu,

It was good to meet you last week.

1. As per our chat, a garage or lock-up would make a big difference, or at very least some form of winter storage.

2. Buy on history, not on mileage.

An early S2 K has the potential to be as troublesome as an S1.
by Dominic
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone with an S1 111S or Sport 160?
Replies: 26
Views: 932

Re: Anyone with an S1 111S or Sport 160?

Hi Stu, I have a S1 Sport 135, with circa 150 bhp. Not too near Edinburgh, (Milton of Campsie), but you are welcome to come over and see that / pax if you want. The 135s came from Lotus with around 145 bhp, and a close ratio gear box, so performance is not too different to the 160. Just a different ...
by Dominic
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Testimonials & Feedback
Topic: Thanks to Kenneth Brown Motor Engineers
Replies: 23
Views: 4661

Re: Thanks to Kenneth Brown Motor Engineers

If it was being driven sensibly, it wasn't me :o)
by Dominic
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Testimonials & Feedback
Topic: Thanks to Kenneth Brown Motor Engineers
Replies: 23
Views: 4661

Re: Thanks to Kenneth Brown Motor Engineers

So after very little use over the winter, I took my Elise out a few weeks ago. There was something not quite right in how it was running. Gave Kenneth a call, he suggested a few things that I could check, however I was unable to solve the problem, so booked the car in to them for Friday. Kenneth was...
by Dominic
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I'm going to get the elise back on the road
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

Re: I'm going to get the elise back on the road

:thumbsup C'mon guys, spring is in the air, get it sorted! :drive
by Dominic
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch replacement Glasgow
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Clutch replacement Glasgow

Second that. Kenneth and his son David have done a load of work on my car over the past few years and it's now in great shape. Their workmanship is top notch, and prices very reasonable. They are very much in demand, so it can take a week or so to fit you in sometimes, but worth the wait in my opini...
by Dominic
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I’m going racing!
Replies: 19
Views: 1400

Re: I’m going racing!

duggiesmith wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Great write up Jen.
Looking forward to watching you racing sometime.
At the last count, there were 1382 SE members. I'm sure, if everyone chipped in a couple of quid, it'd make a big dent in your sponsorship budget :wink: 8)

Go Team SE :drive
Great idea Duggie. SE crowd funding. :thumbsup
by Dominic
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Retropower - NLC
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Retropower - NLC

They have a youtube channel - I have been following their Mk1 escort build for a certain Gordon Murray. Love their work!
by Dominic
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 205 45 17 non XL tyres
Replies: 25
Views: 923

Re: 205 45 17 non XL tyres

campbell wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Ah. Interesting one.

I just put some Michelin Cross Climates on the Skoda. Feel pretty good. And great value from Black Circles.

Not sure if XL or not.
I thought XL was only for the heavier driver.... s'pose I should be getting them then. :oops: