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    Now rubbed to 800. Sills fitted with the help of two pros. Only took just over an hour. Going to paint the shell first. Then paint the other panels later.
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    Come on Barry, I was trying to build up some suspense... But I understand that 5 months of waiting you are all eager to find out the results !! And voila !! IT'S ALIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is my mechanic's assistant !! My mechanic was very satisfied by the results !! He said the engine operated much more smoothly than before !! Probably due to fixing the timing too... (Thank you guys for insisting to do ti the factory way !!) He even took it for a drive !! I am meeting up with him tomorrow morning to test drive the car and see how the engine operates...
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    New member. Not a great photo but you get the idea. SR S IPS on a 63 plate, I reckon it must be the only SR specced with black calipers ...
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    Not sure how I’ve missed this, but happened upon your work on YouTube today George when watching other Esprit related stuff - I was checking out a rather nice Stevens turbo that’s just come up for sale and Soup cropped up on the play list - I think however your skill and enthusiasm has convinced me that the best garage partner for the 77 Elite is most definitely a return to a G car... And what can I say having watched most of the series this evening? (it’s gone 2am I couldn’t stop ) Fabulous. Sublime. Astonishing. The mind boggles at your patience and attention to detail, can’t wait to see the next steps as this fabulous machine starts getting put back together! Quite simply the best thing I have seen on YouTube in an absolute age...bravo!
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    First MX2E fitted earlier today. Mileage is stored in the instrument cluster only , But can be set by AIM before dispatch to the correct mileage of your car if that's required I can confirm that the Sport and Race buttons can be seen working in the display (Buy very small font ) Fitted to a 2017 350 Sport Exige
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    I have gotta get me one of those.
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    Brilliant video - keep positive guys.......until we know everything about what Lotus’ plans are......we know nothing
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    Well I know most of you on here are far to polite to criticise my car. I actually dont mind when things are pointed out as it helps make it the best it can be. There are two things that have to be corrected and will be in the future. One is the inside of the louvre area. This has to be sprayed matt black. The other is the front wheels. The lip size is currently 1.5 inch. The original was 1 inch. Thanks to Bauke on here I have the correct lips, professionally polished and ready to go on. I havent got round to it as I have been driving the car and there are things like the shimming and rear springs to do. I also have been facing certain mental barriers, as six years of restoring these is starting to get to me and I hate fiberglassing and sanding. I have been doing a lot of recently! One day it will be perfected! When you hit 5000 posts do you get a badge?
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    the 430 has mesh in the sidescoops - I know as I had to take out a bunch of leaves! If you want me to take a pic, roughly measure the mesh, let me know.
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    Incredible car either way, can't wait to see it up close and hopefully take some photos of it parked next to my car. Just fitting the high explosives to mine for that movie authenticity!
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    Today was a driving day, not a show day.
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    The frequency of a timing belt depends on the belt's span length, type, weight and tension.
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    Yes, but I can skip school to meet up with me ol' muckers! Ohhh I do feel naughty
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    We'll be pickup up Kim and Laura somewhere, so not sure at this point. The hotel has a decent bar; rest assured we will be patronising it at the earliest opportunity. Xmas wear is mandatory. Shorts preferred. Andy doesn't have a shell; more of a padded cell.
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    Tailgate area now matt black under louvres. Looks much better! Anyone got any ideas on the sealant to use? I'm thinking matt black silicon, and have ordered some. At first I thought dinitrol, buts its difficult to apply and the finish wouldnt be very smooth.
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    I’m not sure why there’s so much negativity about using technology to make the cars better? When they were looking at Active Suspension In the 80’s I cant recall many people saying they shouldn’t do so (but perhaps my memory has faded). Surely it’s how it’s used and implemented that counts?
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    A speedo recon is cheap. And who needs an aircon in the UK, just wind the window down. Not much wrong with that.
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    You could try that, but the tricky bit is connecting the fuse boxes with a fixed glove box. Also its far easier to bolt the dash on without the glove box in.
  24. 2 points Well here's 3 to begin with... there are more & some very good books / magazine features that go into more Elise & Exige details, but by the sounds you dont need that.
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    Chased the supplier today. Still pending the mesh grills to come back before they go to the powder coaters. Spent in excess of £350 on anodised bolts (ekk) from Pro-Bolt they should arrive Wednesday. Will update with more info once supplier comes back to me.
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    @Bibs Ive posted about the offer on to them cheers mate
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    Healthy or not - the way we fish (globally) is a disgrace. However much anyone criticises modern farming techniques, eating meat is at least self sustaining - by that I mean that what we (re)produce, we eat (in one form or another). Fishing has (historically) massively taken from the sea with little thought about replacing what is taken. Over fishing and industrialised trawling has had a massively negative impact on the environment. On the whole, I believe the UK has responded in a better way to control fishing and protect areas for fish to re-generate. Farmed fish have also had a beneficial effect. If other Countries continue to abuse the environment and also infringe our waters, what long term chance do we have? The quota system has led to enormous amounts of catch just being thrown back, either dead or to die - a total waste and a classic example of not thinking through the implications of EU Policy.
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    I'll be glad to offer them a FoC, no strings attached fully featured hosting account if they are interested? TLF already does this for several other Lotus clubs inc LEC and Autobahnstorners etc.
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    @pureguava I bought the GT3071R kit from ATS racing. My car is going into the shop next week to have it installed. I should have some feedback shortly and will keep you posted.
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    The 380 is a great car for sure, the sound of the car is awesome. If your budget allows I would recommend the 410 as it does and has everything the 430 has (bar the titanium exhaust ) and a couple of superficial air vents etc and unless your Lewis Hamilton you wont tell the difference.
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    Hi mate, After a total lack of feedback from AIM over questions I had, I went and ordered a GARW. Delivery due in December sometime... cheers Mark
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    Yep thats the car. But there still ws a question mark when trying to prove it. I hadnt noticed the studio car didnt have ski racks which lends support to the fact there were three cars used of which Mikes was the studio car. Its was restored by and now has ski racks and is in Monaco. I believe they were tryingbto sell it and put a video of it on you tube, which therevis a link to on this thread somewhere! Your correct about my memory, I have so much to remember for my job I sometimes forget some of the 4909 posts I have made on here! heres the Monaco car. I leave it to you to judge the resto quality.
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    Over the weekend I managed to get a little work done on test fitting the mesh discs on the intake side of the car. I tried two sizes to be safe and found the one size fitted perfectly inside the OEM intake elbow which is retained and connected to the back of the carbon scoops. The idea behind using a fabricated mesh disc is to keep the install simple and clean whilst also allowing the scoops to be used regardless of if using an aftermarket intake or OEM airbox. Have to say im very happy with the test fit. The disc is pretty tight on fitment but will be further secured using a jubilee clip around the outside of the intake elbow. Forgive the dirty car! This is the view when you get your head into the scoop and look up ... not that any normal person does this haha The discs are fabricated from stainless steel so my original plan of anodising black is not going to work. Thanks @GFWilliams for the reminder... so im going to get them powder coated black. Really happy how the kit is coming on
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    Looks good Fabian - time to do the white one now
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    Reminds me of Dany's Elite.
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    All this talk about splitters motivated me to take one of mine. With the weather being pap I had a play with some filters. Quite surprised at the result
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    Listening to the TV now, it's a lot about we now need electoral reform as their point is that leave parties only polled 47/48% of the total vote. So I win. It had started before 0930!
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    Finally moved 778R home the main challenges are... Missing wiring loom... rotten interior and the unusual litany of poorly undertaken maintenance and repairs. eg boot adjuster bolt wound in so far it has gone through shell... boot seal has 100mm missing... lock spring missing ... I’ll start posting pictures once I get past identifying what I need to do and priorities R
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    Well 505H is now in my possession. I have been pulling it apart to see what I need to do to get it back on the road. I have removed the bonnet, light pods, tailgate, 1/4 windows, rear lights, bumpers, side trims and I'm about to remove the front windscreen......if I can get the damn wiper arm off Does the main part of the arm just slide off the splines? I can't get it to budge. The car has had a paint job in the past, it's in pretty poor condition body wise so I've booked it in with my Painter for the end of December. Luckily the chassis is rust free. The interior is horrible, it's been recovered in vinyl at some stage in its life, nothing that can' be sorted later. After searching this forum, I decided to use Robins recovery from Blandford, I must say that his price to collect and deliver the car was amazing! Very professional from start to finish. I'm going to paint the car in its original Monaco white, I was tempted to go Silver or even Lambo Miura green, they look fantastic in that colour. I need to delete the old glass sunroof, I have ordered a new roof section from SJ sportscars and have read on here that some people chop the whole roof off and replace. Is this the preferred way of doing this? I would have thought the pillar strength would be compromised, any advice would be welcome. Thanks for looking !
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    One of the easiest wheel bearing jobs i've ever done. blocked the wheels from moving, in gear and handbrake on, 200 ft lbs.
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    A very common problem with the dissimilar metals of the oil cooler and the hose union. It is caused by galling rather than rust eating the parts. The union can be saved by dissolving what is left of the aluminium thread using a sodium hydroxide solution (read up on the hazards before trying this!) but the oil cooler is usually not worth the effort of trying to salvage it.
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    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
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    Any thoughts on using greenhouse heater tubes under esprit in my damp garage? I have ordered 2 x 6ft.
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    Welcome to the club, lovely Red is it Ardent ?
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    Dental floss cuts the foam adhesive then solvent cleans things up
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    Quick look at the key for anyone interested. It is very well made and incredible detail.
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    Noticed a slow down in postings and I am guessing a few of you have put your P&J away for the winter? So have you or are you giving winter two fingers and keeping it out there?

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