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  1. Lotus Unlocked Updated

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  2. Stratton Open Day - 7th April 2018 Updated

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  3. 2017 Lotus Festival Updated

    Pics by @Malcolm Feth
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  4. TLF International Lotus Day 2017 Updated

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  5. 2016 TLF International Lotus Day Updated

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  6. Bell & Colvill Circuit Club - Goodwood 20/4/15 Updated

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  7. Lotus Exige Updated

    Lotus Exige @ OTGP in Taiwan
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  8. Classic Motor Show 2012 Updated

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  9. Newlands Corner 16th Sept 2012 Updated

    nice early morning breakfast meet. Friendly crowd and nice cars.
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  10. Come fly away come fly away with me Updated

    Flying
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  11. SWLC Open Day Updated

    South West Lotus Center Open Day - Sept 2011
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  12. Donington 2011 Updated

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  13. Social Times - Donnington 2009 Updated

    Its not just about the cars. Meet some of our members.
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  14. Lotus Show Donnington 2009 Updated

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  15. Supercar Sunday 2011 Updated

    Photos from the pub pre meet & Supercar Sunday
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  16. Donnington 2009 Updated

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  17. Ypres Lotus Day 2010 Updated

    A day blatting around Belgium with loads of other Lotuses, then a road trip to Giverny to visit Monet's garden.
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  18. Elise Trophy 20th March Updated

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  19. Snetterton 2010 Alex GT3 Pics Updated

    The people, the camp, the event, the cold!!!!!
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  20. Snetterton 2010 Updated

    Lotus at Snetterton
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  21. Snetterton 2010 Updated

    Lotus Festival Pics - June 2010
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  22. Snetterton 2010 (MPx) Updated

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  23. Classic Car Show NEC 2010

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  24. Drives

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    • Also updated was the brake master cylinder. Lotus's original part was something over $500 US dollars to replace so I found an AC Delco one for $47 with basically the same cylinder with right hand ports and the same piston diameter, but then I had to replace all of the brake lines which was necessary as the union to the rear brakes was blocked from a stuck valve down line. Even 160 psi wasn't enough to get any brake fluid through to bleed the rear brakes. I didn't find any mention of this part in the workshop manual which was very annoying. Really didn't matter because the rear end had leaked rear end fluid saturating the rear brake shoes at only 28,000 miles making them essentially worthless. Seals failed! The forklift rear end is really problematic and was not designed for a car traveling at much higher speeds and distances IMHO.     
    • The overall shape was really never accepted by the Lotus aficionados. Copied, no doubt, from American Motors Gremlin (1972 even used the same door handles) the rear end design takes some getting used to IMHO. I like it now but have owned the car for almost 40 years. It is a great road car with awesome handling and with the mods I have done, is a lot more reliable. Lots of storage and a very large interior even a large man can be comfortable. This car, in the US, in it's original form is difficult to find someone who actually knows how to work on them and it would not be wise to go road tripping with one too far from home.
    • Red is one of the colors IMHO best suits the Elite. Cardinal Red from a Ford truck color.
      Notice that the dual exhausts look to be plugged but these are ss  "SuperTrap" mufflers many racers have used in the past as one can quiet the noise with the number of radial defusers and adjust back pressure for controlling the hp and torque. Very nice sweet rumble this small V8 produces. Actually quieter than the original Lotus twincam believe it or not.
      Larger 16 inch alloy wheels to accommodate the z rated Dunlap's with slightly larger foot print on the back @ 225 verses the original width of 205.
    • Not seen is an updated heavy duty 10" clutch to match the heavy duty 5 speed transmission. 
      Offenhauser valve train covers dress up the engine with along with spark wire holders keeping them away from the exhaust headers which were ceramic metallic coated, inside and out, to dress up these parts, keeping the exhaust temps up inside the headers for an increase in power (around 10 hp increase to help scavenge the exhaust) all while keeping the engine bay some 70 F degrees cooler. 
    • Same wood Lotus factory used a few years later in their Esprit. I changed 5 somewhat major things I felt was needed to make this car easily more desirable and the factory ended up with the exact same improvements.
      Real Elm wood dash, door and consul cappings, larger 16 inch wheels, electric lifts for the headlight pods and painted window trim body color. 
      And finely, although it took them a lot longer (well after the final Elite version, the Excel went out of production) Lotus put in a much needed V8 in their 2 seater Esprit
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