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Thread: What did you do to your Se7en today?

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    Default What did you do to your Se7en today?

    The Lotus Elan forum has a very active thread where people chime in with brief updates on what they've recently done to their Elan. Let's see see how that concept works here. Doesn't matter if it's a repair, maintenance, upgrade, taking it for a drive, or just sitting in it making vroom vroom noises while drinking your favorite beverage and waiting for local lockdown orders to expire. If it's tied to your se7en but you don't feel it warrants a dedicated thread, then share it here.

    Since I already have a long, active thread about the current damage I'm doing to my Westfield, I'll start things off by admitting I sat in the car today during lunch -- I plead the 5th on drinking a beverage and making vroom vroom noises -- and reminded myself of that aspect of the driving experience. I can't wait to get this sucker back on the road. On a more productive note, I also played around with placement for a USB port. My objective is to keep it hidden when not in use, but easily accessible when the phone needs power, so I'm thinking about affixing it behind the dash with velcro. When needed on tours, simply pull it down and plug in the device.

    Ok, who's next?

    -John
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    I drove my fenderless, windshieldless Birkin to the airport and fixed the brakes on my Van's RV-4 airplane. The little airplane is equipped with a Lycoming IO-360-Exp, a fuel injected 360 cubic inch four cylinder putting out 200 hp. It will do 200 mph right side up or upside down.

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    Monday evening; two car family convoy. Wife and son took the Miata. Daughter and I took the Storker. We went for a nice leisurely ride that lasted well past dark.
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    Finally got those Tillett seat triangles installed. They never fit right so I had to cut them and then glue them to sit in place.

    Also tried to apply a clear vinyl on the seat to stop scratches from the rocks etc into the red. Limited success with that. Taking a break. Too many bubbles and not sitting well in the end

    Bleeding read brakes next. For some reason have a loss of stopping after winter and I have to pump the brakes. Bled the fronts. Nothing obvious.

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    It's a long shot, but do you have 4-pots up front with inner bleed screws that you didn't bleed?

    -John
    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

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    I have the T-9 gearbox opened up on the workbench awaiting a new 5th gear synchro and final circlip (the one that got away). The packaged has arrived at the local USPS distribution Center at last! I should have it in a day or two. While waiting for the parts, I have had an opportunity the clean up some of the shroud for the radiator and other minor sheetmetal tweaks. The upside and downside of owning a 7 is that there is always something to tinker with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    It's a long shot, but do you have 4-pots up front with inner bleed screws that you didn't bleed?

    -John
    Ill be damned. Didn't know about outside bleeders too.

    Will do those as well.

    Thanks a ton!
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    Vov - Nice seat! You could also get the sued seat pad to avoid seeing scratches.

    As for my car: I’m doing a whole lot of nothing. My new seat is 90% installed. However while on a short drive around the neighborhood last week the ECU’s ignitor module gave up the ghost. Should be under warranty; nevertheless once again I have no vroom vroom, and am waiting on the postman.

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    I have a set of these Tillet pads on order to protect my nice new Tillett seats
    https://www.thundersport.co.uk/products/
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
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    and another project car coming....

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    I went through the Seven spares inventory in the garage today. W/o much difficulty this opened up one whole shelf worth of clear space.
    Ron

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