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  1. WOW JUST WOW! What a difference a day can make! I just took it out for a test drive and no stumble at all. The engine in driving amazingly at all rpms. I took it up to 5000 rpm and it really flew! The solution was the choke. The 35 mm has transformed the car. I still plan on the rolling road, just to see what everything is doing an to ensure all is correct. The steering is perfect as is the balance. Its a different car!
    5 points
  2. Got my 2nd jab on Saturday. Got my first pint in 2 hours
    5 points
  3. It lives, buzzing! Well worth the wait and can't wait to see it in person! Came with red cat scratches though, admittedly wasn't a fan at first but is a nice subtle contrast and is growing on me.
    4 points
  4. A couple of years ago I was given a "Porsche Experience" at Work. Met Tim Harvey and drove every Porker they had round silverstone. I can honestly say they were nice cars. Fast and well built. But I didn't get the feedback or sheer driving pleasure I get from a Lotus (or even the Old Mustang I owned). The closest I got to Charisma and "Lotus DNA" was the Cayman S. I have always been totally anti Porsche (And Ferrari) mainly because I was brain washed by Colin, Tony Rudd and my dad. Even today when Dad see's a 911 he mutters something about it being a bloody Beetle with the engine in a st
    3 points
  5. So am I being a dick? I watched the news this morning of people, young and old, going to the pubs at midnight last night for a pint and just thought what a complete load of utter selfish, soft, spineless [email protected] they all were! I mean it's been tough for all of us, but really, people where that desperate to get to a pub for a pint! FFS, I just don't get it and I really don't. I can see us heading into another lockdown just because people could not go on any longer without going to the pub, on holiday etc....
    3 points
  6. There was no way I could see the cover gaskets sealing if they was dry, three previous failed replacement jobs having proved it. So, I used Permabond A136 on mine, a tiny continuous bead on the carrier, placed gasket in place, same bead on the top, and tightened to spec. No leaks. I found the cam housing rear cover to be another source of leakage. A new O-ring cured that one.
    3 points
  7. Interior is almost back together, just the binnacle to replace and then final exterior bits to finish off. I have oil pressure but have discovered a leak from one of the heater through chassis pipes so a new pair are on order, I’ll hold off until done before I run it for the first time. Once running and set up I need to fit the new engine bay carpets and fix the engine cover. Hoping to have it running during May ready to use, it will be a shame to lose the Goodyear’s as like new but still old so won’t perform, I may paint the sidewall writing and do some photos first 😁
    3 points
  8. Following a frustrating wait for parts, it's sorted! Turbo hose replaced, and plenty of other stuff found and rectified/replaced during diagnosis. I think the owner will get a pleasant surprise, as this car clearly hasn't reached its full potential for some time. And now, alcohol.
    3 points
  9. Exhaust parts went on today - very impressed that they fitted straight up perfectly and didn't need any adjustment at all. Car is back to being lovely and quiet in quiet mode and is a bit quieter than it was in loud mode as it now has a 200 cell sports cat. It sounds much nicer now to be honest, less aggressive, but much smoother and can tell the mapping prefers having the cat. Also gave the subframe a bit of anti rust paint as after the dry ice cleaning showed a few areas which needed some stronger protection. Got to say, with a new exhaust fitted, a load of cleaning and a lick of paint, th
    2 points
  10. Were it not for Primark, most people in Thanet would be walking around naked. I do hope you kept the singing down to a minimum on your way home?
    2 points
  11. Likewise. FWIW, I actually agree with you, Porsche quality ain’t what it’s made out to be. And S1 Evora vs 996 may as well be Bentley vs Corolla on interior materials. I thought briefly about a 997, but didn’t want an IMS grenade just to look like a dickhead everywhere...
    2 points
  12. Interesting picture taken at AutoIitalia Canberra on the weekend ( 270 cars) in the middle was a a Evora 400 advertising Collecting Cars
    2 points
  13. One final photo after the first weekend... I may have to hide the keys from myself or I’ll never keep the mileage down 😁
    2 points
  14. There's some back story and pics on an old thread but it's not wonderful to see. I'll post a link if you like but if you'd rather enjoy the car as is and remember that history is just that and it was a long time ago, no problems
    2 points
  15. Hopefully us skint middle aged slightly balding midlife crisis ones whom have a spare kidney 🤪
    2 points
  16. Mother of God! Anyone else watching it, great episode last night, what a cliff hanger!!
    1 point
  17. I would agree that if you do strip them, then clearing behind the baffles is essential. The rivets can be removed and tapped carefully to a minimum safe depth. I was forced to do this on Simon's engine as someone had sprayed inside the cam covers and the paint was coming off. With care, removing the rivets and tapping is a good option.
    1 point
  18. Can't see what the difference is between a marquee in the car park and being inside the pub
    1 point
  19. Outstanding! Devil's in the details, so far as tuning is concerned.
    1 point
  20. I'm just in process of sending deposit for almost same spec as ShaodanJAB sans carpets,stereo and cruise control. July delivery expected. I actually asked dealership to get as late date of delivery as possible, even in 2022, but they said their latest slot is July. (I asked for late delivery, because garage will be built at the end of year)
    1 point
  21. Or the landlord/customers could just have waited a few more hours of this looooong lockdown until the pub garden opened at the normal time. It’s not a big deal on this occasion, but shows the different mentalities of people with regards to themselves and the consideration of other people. I wonder how many of those customers even gave a second’s thought to the neighbours? Probably none.
    1 point
  22. As I said some people are totally bonkers
    1 point
  23. Doesn't stop people moving close to an airfield / motor circuit then complaining about the noise it? So why would it stop people moaning who lived next door to a pub that has been there for 200+ years? Lot's of selfish [email protected] about, not just those idiots in the pubs last night!
    1 point
  24. I can think of one very good reason. Noise. Would you fancy living next to a pub that has dozens of revellers outside, with them and their cars coming and going in the early hours of Monday morning. Pubs that open late normally have to bring their customers inside long before midnight.
    1 point
  25. Cambelt change dead easy on Eclat & Excel - that's no excuse! Now, on an Esprit .. that's an excuse ! (I have a Borrough's Gauge if anybody ever needs to borrow it.) Better make sure I come them ... BLT and Tea please.
    1 point
  26. Yes very odd behaviour to need to go and sit outside a pub after midnight on a freezing cold Monday. Even odder that numerous TV camera crews were out and about to film it...
    1 point
  27. Bought this lady, looking forward too knew her......
    1 point
  28. You always do the first 1k miles quickly... so it can have the running in service before using it properly
    1 point
  29. Had a couple of the major companies dealing with installing bedroom furniture coming to house to offer quotes. one chap who was a petrolhead spent 15 mins before knocking on the door gazing around the Evora later he asked me about it and mentioned he had looked at a Noble a few years back but never considered the Evora. after chatting he was going to look again as his interest in the Evora was more positive than the Noble 😀
    1 point
  30. "I’m not making any point about Porsche quality..." Lol - BUT that is the whole point of the Topic @r3nault - Porsche quality and the perception that German engineering in cars is THE best! What does a Ford quality issue have to do with that? So, I just commented back on how quickly the topic focus was moved away from Porsche and the perception of German engineering being all conquering. Not an issue as I readily drift topics (not got the skill to drift cars) but certainly an observation that topics about German Engineering and the perception of it being the best quickly get focused
    1 point
  31. Given the long perimeter of the cover, the poor clamping ability of the three screws and the annoying consequences of oil on the manifold or in the plug wells, I glue them on. I put the thinnest possible film of Three-bond or grey RTV on both sides of the cam cover gasket and worry about it later when it's time to pry them off.
    1 point
  32. I have an exige on order here in Australia but honestly didn't even go into the Porsche dealership. Not because of brand, image or quality concerns but purely because of the price! A Cayman gts 4.0 starts from about £115000 here before any options. It's more than £30000 more than an exige 390 and I wasn't going to settle for another 4 cylinder (replacing a 4c). I just can't see value in spending that little bit more. Don't even ask what a 911 starts at here!
    1 point
  33. That is how it should be - isolated!
    1 point
  34. Finally started moving the most important items to their new home in our new kitchen
    1 point
  35. TE is a very sound and knowledgeable chap for whom I have the highest regard. That said he might defer to Keith Frank in terms of understanding the workings of these carbs. What KF has determined over years of dedicated and highly methodical work sheds much light and belies some of the folklore taken as common knowledge. Should you wish to take a deep dive into this you'd be well advised to get on the Sidedraft Central board and ask to be brought up to speed on the vital criteria. Cheers
    1 point
  36. German Engineering has been one big marketing gimmick by German companies that many consumers in this country bought hook, line & sinker. The German manufacturing industry that I was involved in 20+ years ago was no better that its counterparts in this country.They just told everyone how good they were and many bought in to it. @C8RKH your comment about every taxi in Europe being a Merc reminds me of a funny incident a few years ago when I was stood in the hire car queue at Hamburg airport. The guy in front of me was told that the car he had booked was unavailable so they were go
    1 point
  37. Hi @Celica, yes, I still have my Evora and still love it. Rear seat space is probably similar to the TT - there's a lot of legroom in the front passenger seat, so my wife can have the seat quite far forward, leaving enough space behind her for a small person to sit, however there isn't really any legroom behind me, and I don't even have my seat all the way back. My son is still in a car seat, and we can put that in the rear seat, but I tend to take the rear seats out to give an extra few centimetres. Usually it's just me and him that go out, so he usually goes in the front seat instead.
    1 point
  38. I will happily slag Porsche off all day long - but based on the driving experience. Or rather, I will promote Lotus and all the benefits of hydraulic (or no assistance) steering, supple suspension and lightweight whilst using Porsche-dishing to hammer home my point. I own a 928 - love 'em - and have nothing but admiration for the business model Stuttgart has built. I understand why most car buyers go 'safe'. When petrolheads go 'safe', compromising due to a fear of costs and perceived reliability over the purity of the drive, that gets me goat. And I think this is the nub of @C8RKH
    1 point
  39. Brought myself a sport 350 and picking it up next week, and blown away by your build, however worried about the toll it may now take on my bank account given all the ideas your build has given me!! Would be cool to data log some differences vs a stock 350 both straight line and track.
    1 point
  40. I don't care if you think it is fair or not. It's based on my view of reading countless EVO reviews where in the text the Lotus is praised for everything that is great about driving then the conclusion but Porsche x, y or z (when y or z where not even in the review!) is voted as the winner and usually some vague excuse around build quality is used. Also, this is not the first Porsche engine recall where engines have been found to eat themselves is it?
    1 point
  41. Hi Tom I have a 1320 that was removed by Hofmann's when I upgraded to the TVS1900. It comes with all the ancillaries and was removed from my Evora. Interested?
    1 point
  42. Azure Blue Sport 410, 1 of 1 Silver stickers removed and black wheels
    1 point
  43. Welcome back. Get out in ya Esprit asap. Justin
    1 point
  44. Thousands of young people got a head start and a chance thanks to his programmes. Not just in the UK but globally . He championed the UK as a leader in tech and innovation to drive growth and prosperity for the nation and he served this country with diligence and honour for over 70 years. In response to the news of his death Corbyn could only think of Bolivia. Senior Labour officials whinged on their Whatsapp Group at Parliament being recalled for a "circle jerk". Once a proud Labour voter. Not now. Don't think ever again. They have no respect nor decency they are just a party of act
    1 point
  45. I was in the petrol station last week filling up- bloke came up admiring it and said ‘you just need a good woman now’.... got one I said.....bastard said he and walked off!
    1 point
  46. Yes it’s had at least 3 registrations. This is what it was on when I bought it. It also had the blue tip sports exhaust by then.
    1 point
  47. I Took my new neighbor to my local cars and coffee this morning, yes its Thursday and yes we are all retired. This guy own 14 different cars including a Ferrari 458( Dancing donkey) etc. After the initial shock of quick it was and the sound he says, and that's a Camry engine? nothing was said then on the way home he says, I cannot believe the ride in this thing...unbelievable have you got it set on soft?.
    1 point
  48. When playing around the back roads a shorter second would definitely be nice - giving you a bit more to do, however, when I went for my first overtake this morning I have to say I'm glad it's as long as it is - after driving an automatic for almost 3 years I've got used to letting the car change up at the red line so almost ran into the limiter before waking up and changing to third 😅 Fortunately by that point I was already past the car and back in my lane.
    1 point

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