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  2. Great to see you all! I really must try harder in 2020. Cheers @Trevskedfor the lift.
  3. Hello guys, need some help here as my electrical knowledge is about zero... I'm changing the ignition system from Lumenition to Lucas AB14 Constant Energy System, bought all the parts and I'm doing engine wiring at the moment. Problem is that obviously the wiring is different and I don't know which cables are redundant and which, if any, are missing. Seeing the diagrams I found that the connections between coil/distributor/starter motor are different, so does anyone have a good knowledge about that to give me some advice on how to connect correctly my new set-up? I don't think to mount the engine limiter but in case I have one. Thanks for your great help. Ok, sorry for the bad job but I don't know how to use the software...this is what I have done comparing the two diagrams, please take a look as there are some wires that I don't know if they needs to be fitted,,, thanks guys 898318253_ESPRITS2S3WITHLUMENITION.tif
  4. If it is too big, try uploading it to somewhere like YouTube. Then link to it from here.
  5. Elise is perfect, especially S1 but for tours away, really need the +2 Evora set up. NA Evora is a Billy Joel car: Just the way you are. Justin
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  7. Keep saying it doesn’t help.... does it Chris...
  8. ok got the bumper off, although the parking sensor don't appear to have any connectors so can't get it fully off. I have the camera out. Could someone recommend a good replacement that they have had success with. I know I could just try to match on ebay but was hoping for a recommendation rather than just point and shoot for one. Thanks
  9. Lovely breakfast this morning good turn out it's nice to follow the Lotus Esprits up the road this morning they looked and sounded really good
  10. Why's that then? I guess you'll be trading to a Nissan GTR or Audi RS6 Avant by the same logic?
  11. Thanks. I will try again but my file could be too big.
  12. I think you will find that was B&C’s development ‘track friendly’ exhaust they were working on at the time that didn’t make it into production, fairly sure they have the original stock exhaust for it to go back on, if it’s not already!
  13. Personally I would go for the Toyota engined one such as this https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/elise-s2/lotus-elise-111r-16v-touring-------------2006/10078798
  14. I think that you need to re-upload your video. It’s only showing as 4kB.
  15. It looks like the tips have either been taken off, or have fallen off, an aftermarket silencer. There’s no mention of it in the description so maybe someone has just removed the ‘pig snout’. Slightly strange either way.
  16. Elise is the perfect car for you as I’m sure you already know
  17. I agree that the sun is setting on petrol cars, and at the moment my only upgrade choice for my 410 Sport is a GT430. The GT410 would be at best a sideways step as my 410 has more carbon. My upgrade path for my Type 116 is really either a 220 Cup or 250 Cup Elise. So unless they do bring out one last Petrol hoorah then I agree, my future Lotus ownership route will be limited and I'll likely be in too something else, but I've stated that on here several times before. I fully agree with you that the current state, or lack of, communication re future models is not good. However, You do have to acknowledge that Lotus marketing is active, more so than it has been for years, and they are regularly featuring customers cars too in their social media posts. Ferrari have committed to continue with its V12 cars, indeed, they are its fastest growth market, but they are for millionaires with high disposable incomes. At a point where Chevy have launched their new mid engined Corvette. Toyata has produced its first serious sports car for years, and BMW has pushed through the 600bhp barrier with its M cars whilst still producing stonking cars like the 140/M2 etc I do wonder if your're being a tad premature in predicting the death of petrol sports cars. EVs are growing, but they will hit an infrastructure brick wall. Newspaper story last week on Tesla owners complaining of 45 minute plus wait times to get a charge. Indeed, last week I pulled into the services on M6 at Lancaster. Tesla was on its charger. I went in. Had a coffee. Something to eat. A pee. None of which done at speed and same Tesla was still being charged with two other owners chatting to charging car owner whilst they waited. These increasing stories will put people off. I do hope we see a last petrol hurrah from Lotus. I agree though I might be smoking dope. Wishing for the impossible. Flogging a dead horse. Or doing all three at once.
  18. You didn't miss much, it was okay early on, then the wind picked up and the rain was pretty heavy! Some nice cars turned up and then there was the usual idiot in a BMW doing donuts in the car park I hope that your girl brings home a trophy!
  19. I’d double booked myself, my little girls in a gymnastics competition this morning! Definitely up for a skid pan evening!!
  20. Black Swan Surrey. New and the old!
  21. Renn-Reifen : https://www.renn-reifen.de Both 215/45 ZR17 & 285/30 ZR18 available They ship to whole Europe. They also have the Federal FZ-201. They are on Renn-Reifen price list : https://renn-reifen.de/infos/dunlop-direzza-03g.html https://renn-reifen.de/images/preislisten/dunlop_direzza.pdf But not listed to buy... You should perhaps send them a mail to have more info, could be interesting. To Dunlop directly also.
  22. As I was driving my daughter to school, yesterday morning (Saturday) I saw an Elan M100 dark blue with the roof open in this chilly weather, as I was driving back home I crossed a black Elise (s2?) in the same place nearby Gospel Oak station. A bit of a treasure day hunt as I also saw a red Quattro (identical to the one in Life on mars) on top of the usual Ferrari and Porsche you see on any trip to hampstead.
  23. GBP pricing is £1225 + vat. UK stock apparently available from late next week........
  24. Autonomous is being pushed on Lotus by Geely who have an ambition to get the jump on their competitors. Mr Feng mentioned it in his speech at the 70th event at Hethel last year. It was a proper coffee spitting moment then. We were hoping it was a future ambition that was further away and were looking forward to a range of petrol powered interim cars. I think the thing people here are missing is that the future is bleak for anyone who loves driving fast internal combustion powered road cars. Necessarily so, the world needs to change. We all accept that Lotus will have to become part of the autonomous electrified future to survive long term so the issue for many here is what happens in between. It’s a small window of opportunity and unfortunately not the primary focus of the new management who have been hired to increase volume at all costs. It might be the smarter business decision to scrap the interim cars altogether and put all their chips on full electric sooner. The longer they delay the next car the more likely this becomes in challenging trading conditions. Anyone that knows me here knows that I have stuck by Lotus through thick and thin (mainly thin!) and am usually on the receiving end of criticism for being blinkered, rose tinted, delusional fan boy so it’s complete nonsense to dismiss my points as doom mongering. A total cop out from engaging in the debate too. You only have to look at what F1 has lost as a live spectacle, despite the cars being faster to realise that there is no going back to wailing V10s. The very thing that made F1 so special has gone for good. 2020 next year. I’d very surprised if you can buy a road legal petrol sports car from anyone in 2030. Lotus do not have time to muck about. A 70 year line of exceptional drivers cars is coming to an end the CEO is not talking about honouring that lineage with a petrol car to show the world what Lotus can do with proper funding. No mention of what he’s doing to improve quality (essential for any plan), no interest to date in communicating with existing customers or finding new ones, besides billionaires. Fine for those looking forward to electric Lotus cars but those hoping to drive off into the sunset in a last hurrah petrol Lotus might find that they already own it. I think they were banking everything on Evija to get them out of jail. We will never know how many orders they really have but they’ll need to sell a lot in order to be able to ignore the current range. Literally not a single thing to date from the new management that wasn’t already in a JMG’s plan. Unless you count the new logo.
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