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Offline Bainford

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Pictures of Ella
« on: Friday,July 27, 2012, 10:20:21 AM »
Here's a couple of pics of my '74 Twin Cam









It's a very nice low milage, unmolested, mostly original example still wearing it's original paint. When I bought it two years ago, it had accumulated a mere 30,500 miles in 36 years. Two years later it has almost 37,000 miles and with any luck it'll hit 40,000 before this year's winter hibernation.
The Twin Cam plays the symphony whilst my right foot conducts the orchestra. At 3800 rpm the Mad Pipe Organ joins in.

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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #1 on: Friday,July 27, 2012, 10:24:40 AM »
Nice unmolested car. You even have the original stock broom stick handle to hold the lid open.
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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #2 on: Friday,July 27, 2012, 10:30:46 AM »
You even have the original stock broom stick handle to hold the lid open.

Hahaha. Yeah, but I'm thinking of upgrading to the lighter weight, high performance bamboo prop stick.
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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #3 on: Friday,July 27, 2012, 10:53:57 AM »
Bamboo... that's a cool upgrade; light and stylish  :beerchug:
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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #4 on: Friday,July 27, 2012, 12:46:13 PM »
Nice!  And I use the same broom handle on my S2 when I don't have the trunk in.  I wonder if we could market one with Lotus badges on it as the "Official Lotus OEM" tool for propping up the hood.

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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #5 on: Friday,July 27, 2012, 07:43:16 PM »
Mr. Bainford,

love the car..........love the stream behind the car.  I don't know whether to admire the car more or break out my fly fishing equipment.  Reeeel purrrty country.

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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #6 on: Friday,July 27, 2012, 10:26:34 PM »
Hi Trevor,

Now that is one very nice car.   And that workshop - it's far tooooo clean to be a Lotus workshop !!

(although I do note you have a couple of trays underneath the transmission  ;) )

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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #7 on: Saturday,July 28, 2012, 08:15:25 PM »
Cheers guys  :beerchug:
Mike, plenty of great streams in this area. If you ever make it to Nova Scotia, be sure to bring that fly gear.
Brian, I can assure you that the shop isn't always that clean. I'm part way through a garage renovation so parts of it are looking pretty tidy at the moment. Good catch on the drip pans  ;)
The Twin Cam plays the symphony whilst my right foot conducts the orchestra. At 3800 rpm the Mad Pipe Organ joins in.

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Re: Pictures of Ella
« Reply #8 on: Thursday,August 16, 2012, 03:19:19 AM »
Very Nice! :trophy: