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S47

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966 posts

67 months

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Hi Everyone I'm new to this forum
Anyone else currently drive an S4?
Anyone else previously drive an S4?
Mal

ewenm

27,006 posts

132 months

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Sunday 28th February 2010 quote quote all
The father of a friend of mine has one, but I've not had a poke around it yet.

V7SLR

309 posts

73 months

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Sunday 28th February 2010 quote quote all
Hi Mal, good to see you over here. Are you departing BC then?

Stu.

S47

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966 posts

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Hi Stu
After 2100+ BC posts Booted out by the dictators and bully boys therein, because i have opinions which didn't agree with theirs, and I dared to ask Q's they couldn't or wouldn't answer:-(
Hopefully free discussion is possible on this forum, like the skiing and photography forums I also inhabit:-))
Think positive I've saved the £45 L7C subs - thats a decent amount of Blat fuel so can't be bad
Mal

ewenm

27,006 posts

132 months

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I gave up on BC (and L7CGB too sadly) years ago. At least on here the petty arguments are easy to avoid/ignore and easily outnumbered by the good threads. thumbup
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S47

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966 posts

67 months

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EwanM
Yep I understand many others have left BC too, shame the 7 really deserves a better National owners 'club'.
Locally the S Wales area Lotus 7 club is excellent, all down to the enthusiam of the S wales area reps.
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One Numpty question how do you get the 'Smilies' to work on PH?
Maybe Its my PC but I can't get em' to work:-((
Normally you just double click on 'em but this don't work on PH smilies
Mal

Incorrigible

13,666 posts

148 months

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Monday 1st March 2010 quote quote all
When you post, there's a little link for "Smilies" gives you the formatting codes

drink

I see you're in Wales, if you fancy a blat down to Pembrey 27th March, it's our first proper outing of the season

Welcome to PH byebye

Edited by Incorrigible on Monday 1st March 13:41

allen l

430 posts

65 months

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Would be nice if you posted some pics of your luxury Seven.
wink

Dieter7S4

183 posts

81 months

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Monday 1st March 2010 quote quote all
Mal,

Happy owner of a 72 S4 here, and no, I'm not in the L7CGB either, used to be in the nineties, but got a tad fed up with the politics even back then!

Based in Hampshire, usually meet up with the Solent Se7ens crowd, My car is pictured on the monthly meets part of their website. Good to know there are still some S4s around.

Cheers

Mike

S47

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966 posts

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Allen
Hang on I can't get smillies to work yet, posting photo's - man that'll be in several months time if I'm luckybiggrin
But luxury my car ain't - heater, carpets, windscreen, hood, wipers and all that type 'o junk went in the bin as soon as I bought it, it's a stripped out basic 7 just like CC intendedsmile
Well I've tried a few smilies have they worked??
Incorrigible
Maybe - what you drivin' and how do you drive - I don't do cruising convoy's
Mal

allen l

430 posts

65 months

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If I want to use a smiley, I simply click on the smilies link and choose one. bandit

If you've got some photos on the internet then type [img] copy / paste the link here [/img]

So, guess you don't have any excuses left now. Tried the thumbsnap upload thing of pistonheads, but I or my computer is too stupid to understand that. biggrin

S47

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966 posts

67 months

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Dieter7s4
smokinHello - well that's great to know there's another S4 on here, mines a 1970, you can read all about mine on the simplesevens website. I wrote the article 'Return of the tank'. Let me know what you think.
Have had plenty of great feedback from that article and I met the American who owns the site - John Donohoe during the L7 club 50th anniversary bash in Norfolk a few years ago - a real nice guy.
Met a few other S4 owners there too, surprisingly there are few S4's used in anger these daysfrown
Mal
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I got the smilies to work, now all I gotta do is remember all the codessmile

Dieter7S4

183 posts

81 months

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Same as mine - stripped out that is smile




jackal

10,810 posts

169 months

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Monday 1st March 2010 quote quote all
S47 said:
Hi Stu
After 2100+ BC posts Booted out by the dictators and bully boys therein, because i have opinions which didn't agree with theirs, and I dared to ask Q's they couldn't or wouldn't answer:-(
Hopefully free discussion is possible on this forum, like the skiing and photography forums I also inhabit:-))
Think positive I've saved the £45 L7C subs - thats a decent amount of Blat fuel so can't be bad
Mal
Are they still advising everyone to run standard progressive springs at the rear with 250,000,000lb uprated springs at the front and claiming that a K series sans gearbox weights 8kg whilst a duratec is 250kg+ ?

That's pretty much where it all was when I was last there ... laugh

Incorrigible

13,666 posts

148 months

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That's rubbish, everyone knows you should only run 200,000,000lbs maximum wink

Mal, Pembrey is a race weekend, and although I push as hard as possible on the road, the 56mph limter on the truck does tend to dampen things a bit

S47

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966 posts

67 months

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Dieter
Yours is the only other S4 I've seeen with Aeros - Mine now has Aeroscreens - awesome. my article on simplesevens is several years old. and I've also binned the rollbar [saved almost 5kg]
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Incorrigible - OK laugh why not pop along to the S Wales 7 meet in Chepstow?
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Jackal
Don't want this thread to get political, but yep that's about it, they hate S4's too. - but I can hack that, that's just their opinion, which they're entititled to.
It was the thread censorship which was unfair, and withdrawing my posting rights without any warning. Of course the BC bully boys get away posting whatever without problemsfrown

Dieter7S4

183 posts

81 months

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I've had the car since 1996, bought it after I sold my Caterham. Not entirely original spec, it has a 1700 Kent engine with a Caterham 4 into 1 exhaust, other than that pretty much though. Ditched the windscreen in 2006 after a ground up rebuild (courtesy of Chris Wheeler @ The 7 Workshop), still have it stored in a mate's garage!

Another shot showing the aeros a little more clearly!



Having driven with aeros in all weathers, I can't see me going back!!!

I've seen the build log on simly sevens - impressive stuff! smile

S47

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966 posts

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Dieter
Took me ages to find an S4, after I'd done my full Mods & rebuild, I came across my original S4 for sale at a dealers, would loved to have bought it back but it was totally wrecked, Had most of the original S4 bits missing, and the dealer was advertising it as an original T/C. which was total bks, I fitted the T/c engine into it in 1975!!
Oh he also wanted £9K for it, and the car needed a new chassis, I suspect he still has it for sale!!
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Do you use your car much?
I do about 5-6K miles a year in mine.
I agree the aeros are fantastic on an S4, my wife loves 'em too which is a bonus!!
I have all my original S4 bits so I could return my car to it's original spec, if I ever needed to. When the HLR[Historic Lotus register] first saw my car I had plenty of verbal abuse for changing it's spec;-)
Only major problem with the massive power increase is that the rear AO21r tyres only last 800mileseek
Whereabouts do you live?
I'm in Mid Wales which has some great 7ing roads.
Mal

EVS777

206 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 2nd March 2010 quote quote all
Hi Mal,
Welcome to the Dark side!! See You Thursday!!!

Al...

S47

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966 posts

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Tuesday 2nd March 2010 quote quote all
Hey Al
Good to know you're on the 'Darkside' too, It's begining to feel right homelybiggrin
How's SWMBO performing lately? We missed you both last Saturday - right quiet it wassmilesmile
Are you Blatting Thursday or Sat?
If we get any more snow it's the tintop for mefrown
Mal
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