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  1. The Hunts is over. Healthcheck complete and only the usual advisories came up to was happy to proceed. (Slight front ARB play and boot struts weak) Just need to sort out picking it up or getting it collected. Still haven’t seen it in the flesh but current and previous owners seem excellent. Previous owner was on here before and gave me some great history and ownership details so a big thanks to him. looking forward to wrapping it up in the garage and polishing it on weekends till the summer (don’t judge me )
    19 points
  2. Hi Everyone Well, been thinking for a couple of months now about selling my lovely Esprit SE and Elan M100 SE and getting an Evora. After trawling through Evora ads for a couple of months i saw an Evora which made me say, in the immortal words of Will Smith, "i gotta get me one of these!". So after putting my cars out there to a couple of Specialist Lotus traders i agreed a price and sold my Esprit and Elan and to my joy that same Evora was still for sale. I put a call into the dealer, studied the pics carefully, got a video walk around from the dealer and decided that its the one fo
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  3. Popped to whitstable for a walk, fish and chips and came back to my car to find another Evora parked in front of mine
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  4. Part 16 Home stretch .. Well all good things come to an end and it was time to draw a line under this one , The chassis was shot blasted and re- galvanized to give it fresh new look along with decades of future rust protection. Before After Needless to say , other than dimensional check and reaming out the mount points, plus tapping a few threads , that was as far as I went with the chassis on this restoration ... At this point is was passed back to @RichardJGC for him to do the assembly work .. On return, I dropped in the engine and B
    16 points
  5. Hi all, I've been neglecting TLF for too long but I've been back to work on the Esprit and from now on, it's Lotus all the way until I get my first drive
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  6. Now there is a brilliant idea. I have been having some texts with a member on here who has lost someone last week to this. My bet is Chris Whitty is probably more qualified than anyone to tell us what to do, so do you know what I am going to follow his advice, not the ones who get their information from the internet. wearing masks is not that difficult is it, if it saves one person out of 60 million then great I will wear one
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  7. I presume the advert was never ended and just keeps getting refreshed. It seems like it's a very old advert. I just managed to attach some photos. As you will see safe and sound in my garage....
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  8. A huge thank you to my good friend @CHANGES for taking this one on. Every aspect of the restoration carried out has far exceeded what I thought possible. It is true...this car is my pride and joy, owned for 29 ish years, so want it to be as good as it can be as I only intend doing it the once! The original shut-lines were particularly bad in areas on this one (even allowing for what’s normal), so when i found out this could be corrected then I was more than happy to let Dave work his magic, and then some! The journey so far has been fantastic and I have learned a lot about p
    11 points
  9. Just received my Christmas present to myself - absolutely love them If anyone’s interested, Dave Clark at Dave Clark Designs is your man!
    10 points
  10. Right, I'm planning on doing a shoot out review of headlamp bulb options. I think I have managed to accrue a good cross section of options and to my knowledge nobody has done this before for the Exige V6 so it'd be helpful for those wanting to upgrade their lights. In the test will be the following; Dip beam. HB3A standard Halogen OEM bulbs made by Sylvania Automotive. HB3A white output 130% bulbs made by Au-lite from Hidsdirect in the UK. HB3A white output 150% bulbs made by Sylvania Automotive and imported from the US via eBay. HB3 LED headlights made by Twenty2
    9 points
  11. I don't understand why this is even a conversation. It is plainly obvious that wearing a mask is to protect others, not yourself. Any kind of face covering reduces the amount of vapour you expel and how far it goes therefore reducing the amount put out. Surgical masks have both the effect of reducing your intake and what you put out. It doesn't matter how effective it is overall, it's part of a raft of measures including distancing, washing your hands regularly, using alcohol hand wash and many other things we do to REDUCE the chance of infection. Make no mistake here. This thing is
    9 points
  12. I have always been a Ginetta fan and finally found a car which turned out to be a part of Ginetta resurgence History following the liquidation in the late 1980's. In the 90's I wrote to the factory and got the brochure, price list and the build manual which I still have. I was always taken with the car in the brochure picture. The G27 GRS plate was the factory display plate. I rejoined the Ginetta Owners Club and this car was sort of hidden on the website for sale. The car has been written up in the main stream motoring media and the Kit Car mags multiple times. Once in 1993 and revisi
    9 points
  13. Just to say hi and thanks to Barry following the purchase of my Evora, picked up yesterday along with the snow! Out today and fitted the winter tyres that came with the car, much more responsive than the Clio V6 that i owned a few years back. Not the best photo with this rubbish weather, but also some of my previous cars...
    9 points
  14. I have finally reached the end of the journey with these cars. Its now only a matter of maintenance and tuning. I am now doing major building work on my house! When covid is over and we can travel I will be traveling to Cortina to finally draw a line under my Lotus journey. My issues started when I was 10 years old and the Spy Who Loved Me came out at the cinema! I can finally put this to rest having built two Bond cars, when I only really aspired to the S1. I shall enjoy driving them when we are allowed. The good news for you all is my wife assures me as soon as I cop it she will be sellin
    9 points
  15. Hi Guys, here as promised first category of Bodywork. The 350 Sport have had two big accident by pre owners long time ago. The result is a very light trackday car with road legal registration like the F40
    9 points
  16. A couple of the pre production Essex cars at Le-mans where one blew its engine during testing. Rare to see them both together like. Dave
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  17. Wheels now fitted. OEMs might end up being sold but not yet.
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  18. I've had my 2011 S since it was 6 months old, having had a supercharged Elise and an Elan before that. I argued it was a suitable family car when my second daughter arrived. It's served as dad taxi from when they were in forward facing car seats aged 6 and 10. I tested a Launch Edition with a rear facing car seat in the front and that was fine. There are some that will fit in the back too. My wife and I are both 5'8" and I drive with the seat on the front click, so plenty of room behind and my older one was a tall 16 year old before she moved to the front. Younger one still loves being i
    9 points
  19. Hi all, Late 2015 I received my first company car, which gave me the opportunity to look for a nice project car which I didn't need as a daily driver. I've considered lot's of cars (Clio RS197, Megane RS225, 350Z, Z4, Cooper S) but at that stage I was attracted by the Opel Speedster (Vauxhall VX220) because of it's low weight, enough power and simple technique. Never have I thought of a Lotus, as they were above my budget. After driving several Speedsters I wasn't convinced as I didn't find them aggressive enough. In my opinion the 2.2 engine is not the right engine for this car. Unfortun
    8 points
  20. Hi folks, I registered here 5 years ago and have only been a quiet reader until now. That will change from today. I come from motorsport and have over 30 years of experience. From 1995-2013 I drove a Sunbeam Lotus in the german hillclimb championship. Looking for a new challenge, I decided on a Lotus Esprit V8 in 2015. I really wanted a V8 mid-engine, turbocharged car to ignite the final stage in hill climbs. First of all, I rebuilt a Sport 350 as a test car. This still has a road approval and serves as a T-Car to adjust the chassis, brakes, engine and transmission. The power is between 500-7
    8 points
  21. Hi Guys, after a few inquiries here the second chapter of " Chassiswork " Once LOTUS, always LOTUS Andrae S.
    8 points
  22. There's been a fair amount of progress over the last couple of months as there's been little elese to do tbh The heater box has been removed and refurbed. Fans were freed off and I fitted a Mk1 Granada heater matrix. This wasn't a straight swap, but it went in with a bit of 'wittling' and cost £40 instead of £200. It now has gears too via a shortened / modified BMW E36 linkage. The manifolds are now fully welded and reinstalled too. I'm plodding along with the electrics and have installed an additional fuse box in the engine bay for the pop up headlights, electric seat,
    8 points
  23. Here she is - not exactly in one piece
    8 points
  24. So today I took delivery of an exciting new parts for my car. Jon Seal from Lotus Hardtops delivered my new carbon fibre roof with v weave pattern carbon fibre. Removing the original roof and fitting the new one was relatively straightforward however you need to be aware that you will need some specific not normal tools. You will need to get yourself some security torx bits for your driver as there are four bolts which are of this type. Jon's roof comes with all the necessary brackets and hardware for you to fit in the kit all the hardware is of a very high standard black anodized st
    8 points
  25. And again a Giugiaro Lotus Esprit is featured in a new movie. It started its career in the famous bond movie, the last time I saw one was starring next to Scarlet Johansson in 2017 Ghost in the Shell , a futuristic Manga movie and today I watched a 2020 Sci Fi movie about AI called " Archive". It has a minor rol but still strange they keep popping up in Sci Fi even at an age of over 40 year now. The car used must be a Esprit S2 ( it has 4 bolt Speedlines and ears) but it has a full Turbo body kit. 1000 × 662
    8 points
  26. unfortunately I know 3 people personally that have died of Covid and at the moment 3 people my age that have got it and one is seriously in trouble. It isn't hard is it, follow the government advice and get the vaccine as soon as you can.
    8 points
  27. I've had an NA and have a Sport 410. With trepidation I have to disagree with @scotty435that the NA is underpowered. Despite having an extra 135bhp or so in the 410 I do miss the involvement of the NA. The 410 is blindingly fast, but the NA, to me, was more rewarding to drive fast on the road The damping on the NA is simply just wonderful. You can realy feel the car "settling down" and hunkering into the corner and as you apply the throttle on exit it just settles down further and provides more grip. When "on it" in the NA you feel and hear when the car switches its timing/cam and the
    8 points
  28. I am getting my jab tomorrow AstraZeneca and even got my booster date on April 1 ( April fools day Lol)
    7 points
  29. Hi all First time Lotus owner. Having driven some Elise and Exiges in the past. Just picked up an Evora 410 Sport in black. Absolutely love the car, looked at a few but fell in love with the carbon on the 410 Sport. And before anyone asks - yes I like the carbon seats Looking at joining some Lotus clubs and doing some track days in 21 if COVID allows! I live in Devon so hopefully some Devon&Cornwall owners on here James
    7 points
  30. I'm guessing this was supposed to be a joint launch, but somebody didn't clarify which 0900 (CET or GMT) they were going with. Hence Renault/Alpine went an hour early, or Lotus went an hour late. Sacre Bleu...
    7 points
  31. Almost missed this major milestone! At 256 pages, this thread is arguably venturing beyond 8-bit. Let's pray FabNet doesn't become self-aware.
    7 points
  32. I have not discussed re- flashing my car on this forum but have discussed it at length on the Lotustalk (US) forum. Rather than repeating 15 pages of the chatter you can access there (here it is if you must have it) I'll just post up the end result here. The chart below does not include a print out of the AFRs but they were all quite close enough to the desired stoichiometric standard. What you see is torque in foot pounds (peaks at 350 at the wheels) and calculated horsepower (393) also at the wheels and presented according to the SAE standards. The calculations (assuming a 15%
    7 points
  33. Wishing every one a return to a Covid free 2021. May the Jab be with you! Graeme
    7 points
  34. RZ05 in Brushed Dark Black Front: 8x17" ET24 with centre-drop - 8.3kg Rear: 10x18" ET30 non centre-drop - 9.4kg
    7 points
  35. I’ve gone for the evora at Aston Sevenoaks was too mice to miss - the colour and spec etc just what I was looking for!
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  37. I reckon a good 25 - 30 years have passed since the big power German saloon car came along (all trumped by our own Lotus Carlton) and yet these and others are still making and selling sports cars. I think we all have our own opinion on what actually constitutes a sports car. We probably consider light weight, driving dynamics and analogue driver involvement, more than big horsepower. I was out the other day in my old Ferrari, when these two boy racers came past me on a dual carriageway. One in an Audi RS3 and the other in a BMW 140. We had just exited a roundabout and they both
    7 points
  38. While not that exciting, it's worth mentioning that tires for this car are difficult to find. To make a long, not-so-interesting story less long: I found that prioritytire.com (in the US) carries a lot of off-brand tires, many of which come in stock Elite sizes. It's difficult to decided between a lot of unknown brands, as there just isn't much information available on them. In the end, then, I chose Accelera Phi-R tires. Accelera Phi-R seem to be somewhat popular with the drifting crowd because they are cheap and not awful. OH well, the whole set was $300, shipped; so if I end up replacing
    7 points
  39. When Boris made the announcement he was wearing a herringbone shirt and a fish tie
    7 points
  40. You might be as crazy as I'm. UK to Germany. A trip I will always remember.
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  41. Thanks here it is again just to recap, and just cos if I don’t share it with someone I will go insane
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  42. Tell him I'll giver him £1500.00 as it's a non runner - I'll even pick it up.
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  43. No, the trawlers won’t actually be allowed up the rivers
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