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Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   01-15-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,832
Posted By HocusLotus
Talking Success!

Thanks to the many contributors to this thread, I finally got around to resurfacing my chunky air bag cover. Very pleased with the results. :bow:

For anyone still on the sidelines about taking...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   08-25-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 93,884
Posted By HocusLotus
After reviewing this thread and consulting with...

After reviewing this thread and consulting with my son (another Elise owner) and the Q-Ball thread (https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/how-avoid-being-q-balled-101553/) on this site, I finally felt...
Forum: Official Recalls   02-07-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 163,114
Posted By HocusLotus
Oil cooler availability may be a growing issue -...

Oil cooler availability may be a growing issue - for those who are still in the queue best to check with your service provider in advance for availability. My understanding from Orlando is that they...
Forum: Official Recalls   02-06-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 163,114
Posted By HocusLotus
I had the current thicker-core Wizard radiator...

I had the current thicker-core Wizard radiator installed. I was cautioned in advance that the install may require evacuating the AC line, but apparently it wasn't necessary. Regards the resistor...
Forum: Official Recalls   02-05-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 163,114
Posted By HocusLotus
Got Mine Back Today..

.. from Lotus of Orlando.

They are now pulling the clam to do the oil line repairs after hearing from Dave. :bow:

Needless to say I'm probably not Derek's favorite customer [I mistakenly...
Forum: Official Recalls   01-31-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 163,114
Posted By HocusLotus
Timely information, thanks Sith33. I'll be...

Timely information, thanks Sith33. I'll be bringing a copy with me to the Orlando dealership in the morning. After reading through the instructions, I'll need to be convinced that the crimper can...
Forum: Official Recalls   01-29-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 163,114
Posted By HocusLotus
Interesting. I got the clam-on description from...

Interesting. I got the clam-on description from Russell, who I believe heads up the maintenance shop at the Orlando dealership. I need to get to the bottom of this - I'd hate to think that they're...
Forum: Official Recalls   01-28-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 163,114
Posted By HocusLotus
I'm bringing mine in on Friday morning to Lotus...

I'm bringing mine in on Friday morning to Lotus of Orlando. Had planned a radiator swap at the same time, but the shop called me this morning to tell me that they can now perform the oil crimp...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By HocusLotus
Welcome - That's a sharp Elise :up: Hmm,...

Welcome - That's a sharp Elise :up:

Hmm, maybe I should do more yellow highlights...

rob
Forum: Florida Region   03-14-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By HocusLotus
Congrats on your new purchase. There are several...

Congrats on your new purchase. There are several Bay-area folks on the board. Not sure how many are Esprit owners, though.
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By HocusLotus
Yup, at SOCOM. You may see my car there from...

Yup, at SOCOM. You may see my car there from time to time, I usually drive it in one week of every month.
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-06-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By HocusLotus
Welcome Aboard, LB. There's a nice Esprit...

Welcome Aboard, LB.

There's a nice Esprit for sale on MacDill AFB - not your color choice but you may be interested.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/1995-esprit-2-2l-109679/
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   01-13-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,102
Posted By HocusLotus
Picture-Takers

Had a ride-by taking pictures of us on the way home from work today. I was thinking this would be a fun new thread! So post them up - people taking pictures during the drive-by (but while your...
Forum: Parts For Sale   01-10-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By HocusLotus
I have a set of these on my STI and I love them -...

I have a set of these on my STI and I love them - was thinking about trying them on the Elise, but have some hesitation because of the softer sidewalls. I take it you weren't happy with them?
Forum: Lotus Cars For Sale   01-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,548
Posted By HocusLotus
1995 Esprit 2.2L

This is not my car. It's in a sale lot on the Air Force base I work on here in Tampa. Looks to be in good shape, but I didn't drive it.

[best viewed with IE, the site isn't Mozilla-friendly]
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Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   11-18-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,166
Posted By HocusLotus
NY Times Article: "A Mexican Lotus?"

The Mastretta MXT. The approach does seem to mimic Lotus - though with many unknows (i.e., quality control, customer support, safety, etc).

Mastretta MXT: A Mexican Lotus? - NYTimes.com...
Forum: Interior/Exterior   11-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,431
Posted By HocusLotus
During my online search for the prop rods I came...

During my online search for the prop rods I came across the Hunting Ridge Motors dealership that was once a retailer for the roofs. They were nice enough to respond to my email and let me know that...
Forum: Interior/Exterior   11-14-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,431
Posted By HocusLotus
Correction to my previous entry - I ordered mine...

Correction to my previous entry - I ordered mine at 100 newtons (~22lbs), which is definitely on the high side. Not so high that the doors snap open or anything, but I am monitoring the ball stud...
Forum: Interior/Exterior   11-09-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,431
Posted By HocusLotus
ckugel, Since you don't have the added weight...

ckugel,
Since you don't have the added weight of the liner, my guess is that a force of 18 to 20 newtons would work well. As I mentioned 22 newtons is on the stiff side, but no indication of any...
Forum: Interior/Exterior   11-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,431
Posted By HocusLotus
Gull Wing Roof Owners

I wanted to share my experience and hopefully hear more about yours. I purchased the roof from a fellow LT member a few months ago. I've since had it painted (it was red) and had new upholstered...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-17-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,692
Posted By HocusLotus
Very entertaining videos, thanks for sharing...

Very entertaining videos, thanks for sharing :clap:

My favorite line was ...you could get lots of chicks with that thing..yea, but only one at a time :nanner:

My experience with the line of...
Forum: Florida Region   07-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By HocusLotus
Likewise I can't make it tomorrow. Maybe next...

Likewise I can't make it tomorrow. Maybe next time, though.

rob
Forum: Official Recalls   07-24-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,782
Posted By HocusLotus
Has anyone been able to find the actual...

Has anyone been able to find the actual announcement on the NHTSA site? I saw the NY Times article and then searched the Safety site with no luck. Maybe the Times broke the news ahead of any NHTSA...
Forum: Parts For Sale   07-21-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,598
Posted By HocusLotus
Malc, I'm in. Sent you a PM.

Malc,
I'm in. Sent you a PM.
Forum: Florida Region   07-10-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,227
Posted By HocusLotus
Mona and I had a great time, enjoyed meeting...

Mona and I had a great time, enjoyed meeting everyone - can't wait for the next event :clap:
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