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  1. Checkout completed, chose home delivery apparently lots of slots, says delivery within 4 weeks, so I guess October delivery may be early November mayebe soon.
    11 points
  2. Surprised MJK after his bout of COVID, which has knocked him for 6. Planned a little Surprise with our lovely Scottish Members and they turned up on Mass, much to the enjoyment of the whole Street who all came out to look as well! Thank you so much guys (and girls), I can't tell you how emotional dad got after you left. But he was so chuffed to "See all his friends". He was so happy and even called me this morning to chat about it again! If anyone else has any pics, please feel free to post them! Watch the video here! https://www.facebook.com/575989039/videos/pcb.10160392890659040/636675461265765
    11 points
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  4. Sorting through some unidentified media, I stumbled across a treasure trove of Concorde pics from late 2003, and I've posted a tiny fraction of them here. Most of these were taken in October and November, around and after retirement. They were all taken by a mate who was a Concorde engineer, but I know he wouldn't mind their being shared. In no particular order. Some poignant ones here. Don't remember Graham taking this one! I'd arranged a Concorde hangar tour for some American enthusiasts. Some great entries in the tech logs for those final flights... Aft baggage hold, rarely seen. Can't be certain, but I believe this was Alpha Fox the day after her final commercial. Couple of 593s. Concorde staging. From tail staging. A good shot demonstrating function of the buckets. The pipes. Loads of fun strapping down here and running the engines up! The last time one could capture 3 together, I believe. I'll let you guess what this is. Olympus engine change. Quick pad change! Sentiment ran high in the company. Just a few more of many thousands in my Concorde collection. I miss her...
    9 points
  5. Had a chance to get a look under the car today after bringing some papers to the dealer, still no final date for road registration but chances are its done next week. They are waiting for registration paperwork from Lotus. Good to see the trustworthy AP Racing logo on the inside of the caliper. Also Bilstein dampers as expected. The photo with the black spring is not from my car, it's from a Sport suspension car they have in the showroom. Was curious to compare details to my Touring car, but couldn't find the numbers and didn't want to bother the mechanics to lower it again a few minutes before their start of the weekend πŸ˜… FullSizeRender.MOV
    8 points
  6. Traction exceeded.. I've posted @Bibs😘
    5 points
  7. The car is morphing back to it’s origins slowly but surely, I think that’s probably it on the body now until spring as the inclement weather sets in but pleased to have got this far. Still loads to do and holes to fix but being gel crack free the body is now strong again. I was hoping to get the sills, spoilers, bumpers and wolfrace wheels on it to complete the transformation but that’ll have to wait. Lights back in position, this was a tough repair to do but solid now and dimensionally correct (Handy having the white car here to measure from) I ended up making two moulds for the front as the cut was awkward with terrible access, I didn’t want a poorly wetted out repair so extra work but worth the hassle. At least the repairs will have months to fully cure before further prep, I hope to get time to grind out the join line and add a closing strip in the front to prevent any future show through once prepped, I take it down to a knife edge for the layup but find that it makes a 100% join that way. I’ll do the car in reface before painting after rubbed down to allow a full guide coating prep job. Back on the mechanics over the winter to get it running again. Dave
    5 points
  8. Had stent fitted yesterday and am now at home happy and tired
    4 points
  9. Finally managed to get the car booked into B & C today to have the dampers swapped over and can report a huge improvement in the ride quality. Maybe 10 years or so ago I would have tolerated the harsh ride but even then I knew that really isn’t what Lotus are known for. All my many previous Lotus cars, even my beloved V6 Exige, were all notable for their decent ride quality coupled with exceptional handling and roadholding. It is the magic ability for which Lotus have long been known and envied for; how to make a car that handles with precision yet doesn’t rattle your teeth. Very pleased my car now rides as it always should have and happy to leave the bone shaking ride to younger chaps!πŸ˜ƒ
    4 points
  10. Three years ago, I bought my Evora with 124,000 miles on it and did a fair bit of research on any mileage related issues before doing so and what swayed me eventually was a guy who had a Camry in USA with the similar engine which had covered 800,000 miles and was still going strong. Also, the vast majority of miles on mine were put on over a 2-3 year period when it sat cruising on a motorway which would have put very little stress on the car, this was backed up by the clutch lasting 125,00 miles. My car will move onto 129,000 miles in the next couple of weeks and has only ever had routine servicing and a clutch replacement in the whole time I've had it. I may have been lucky so far but certainly never had a moment of regret about the purchase. Given the mileage, I accept I'll not get top dollar whenever I sell but that was also the case when I bought it, so it's evened itself out and I have no qualms about putting additional miles on it whenever I have the opportunity.
    4 points
  11. Scott Walker’s 50,50,50 challenge – Sunday, October 9th, 2022 – Lotus Test Track, Hethel. In the summer of 2013, Scott Walker, Head of Retail Operations at Lotus Cars, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After 6 months of extremely intensive chemotherapy, Scott made a complete recovery and has been fortunate to remain in good health since receiving an all clear in 2019. He now wishes to raise some money for two charities to whom he has strong links. Sunday 09 October 2022, Scott will cycle 50 miles around the famous Lotus test track on his bike, to raise money for Lymphoma Action, and The Care for Life at Home Fund, in association with the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group. Established 2007 in memory of Sarah Hepworth (daughter of Lotus founders, Colin & Hazel Chapman) this local fund supports palliative care in the home. However, this isn’t just a normal ride, as to make it more of a challenge, Scott will ride the 50 miles on a 3-speed Raleigh Chopper, a culturally iconic bicycle, that was introduced as the Mk 2 in 1972. Scott is calling this his 50-50-50 challenge – 50 miles, on a 50 year old bike in his 50th year. The event has been opened to any staff members that may wish to cycle the test track, which will provide Scott with some moral support, as well as raising further funds on his challenge. Scott said, β€œFor anyone, the diagnosis of any cancer is worrying – I am grateful to Lymphoma Action for their support before, and during my treatment and I’d simply like to give something back. I deeply admire the work of The Care for Life at Home Trust that operate in association with the Priscilla Bacon Lodge, here in Norwich. Just weeks after her 50th birthday, my mother lost her fight against cancer whilst in hospice care and I’m keen that we can raise as much money as possible for two very worthwhile charitable organisations, that for me are very close to home”. To support you can also donate via Just Giving TEAMS page, noting that due to platform limitations there is a separate team, for each of the two charities, so please feel free to donate to either charity, or split your donation between both. https://www.justgiving.com/team/scottchopper The Care For Life at Home Fund, in association with Priscilla Bacon Lodge (PBL)Support Group. Established in memory of Sarah Hepworth (Colin & Hazel Chapman’s daughter) supporting palliative care in the home. The UK's only charity dedicated to Lymphoma, the 5th most common cancer. Provides support and information to 000’s of people affected by lymphoma. NB Can you please try to donate to both charities rather than just the first one - 50%/50% would be perfect, thank you!
    3 points
  12. Correct and don’t forget these same cars are now 2 - 3 years older, so should have dropped below the mythical Β£20k barrier by now. They just never have, even after 13 years which is pretty amazing really. Β£50k-ish new on zero miles and with 3 year warranty, Β£27750 12 years later on 62,000 miles for a private sale. Not many cars can match that for glacial depreciation.
    3 points
  13. Wordle 474 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟨⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟩🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
    3 points
  14. Wordle 474 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. β¬›β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ πŸŸ©β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=Y2xhbXA Daily Quordle 255 6️⃣5️⃣ 4️⃣9️⃣ quordle.com ⬜🟨🟨⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟩🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜🟩🟩🟨 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩🟨 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Bottom right was one of two words. Guessed correctly. More luck than smarts.
    3 points
  15. My favourite subject! I can give you the details of an excellent local mole catcher - although you seem to have it in hand (after years of trying to get rid of these little darlings from our fields he managed to clear them in 2 visits). Or my preferred option:
    3 points
  16. Great info. I'm gonna ask J Morgan if they can fix the side repeaters. I've had two failures on Evora, one after just 3 years of being fitted. Β£51 plus vat from Lotus and they are EXIGE font .....so a sticker is required to cover that (from Dan at Divine Handicraft, Lotus don't provide the correct stickers). Justin
    3 points
  17. Just a quick note to thank everyone for their support and suggestions for the indicator fix. I didn't have time / didn't fancy taking the light out myself and so ended up at @SWLC who did a perfect job separating the headlight and sorting the failed solder joint - MOT now passed πŸ™‚ Hope it's useful to know that there's a great Lotus specialist available who has successfully fixed this issue!
    3 points
  18. For all whose curious as tho where we stand. The bodyis finally being primed and the paint shop should befinished by the end of October.
    3 points
  19. Just had my Mondial T cabriolet’s annual service, inspection and brake fluid change at Keys Motorsport. The car had recently developed a slight intermittent misfire which they soon diagnosed as corroded connectors on the LH injector loom. They cleaned up the offending parts and re-fitted. It now runs as smooth as silk again. They didn’t charge me a penny more than the Β£595 plus VAT quoted on their website.
    3 points
  20. Wordle 471 4/6 β¬›β¬›πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨β¬› πŸŸ¨β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› πŸŸ¨β¬›πŸŸ©πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
    3 points
  21. Wordle 471 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟨⬜🟩🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 5/6 tries. β¬›πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› β¬›β¬›πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨πŸŸ¨ πŸŸ©πŸŸ©πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› πŸŸ©πŸŸ©πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨β¬› 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=dHJhbXA Daily Quordle 252 8️⃣9️⃣ 6️⃣4️⃣ quordle.com
    3 points
  22. Wordle 471 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟩🟨🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›πŸŸ¨πŸŸ¨ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ β¬›β¬›β¬›πŸŸ¨β¬› 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=dHJhbXA Daily Quordle 252 3️⃣4️⃣ 8️⃣7️⃣ quordle.com
    3 points
  23. Wordle 471 4/6 ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟨⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟨⬜🟩🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
    3 points
  24. The plan laid by Palmer for Aston Martin plan relied heavily on an economy in rude health and stable. it did not materialized and he was ousted by Stroll who's plan is still tough to pinpoint. He's tried to bring some rationality to Palmer's plan but without support from a major OEM player he appears to be stuck. Aston Martin is supposed to fight the Lamborghinis and Ferraris of the world. Lotus is poised to hunt on Porsche's territory so sligthly different positioning. So Lotus and Aston Martin could share the stable. However Aston has a problem, Their UVP is not that strong. Right now, despite only having a handful of sales to show for in 2022, Lotus is sitting pretty, with a clear roadmap, a steady stream of money. Lotus Tech is properly geared with a market valuation of over $4B which should prop the type 133 and 134 safely. Type 135 cost will be shared with Alpine and the vehicles architectures are a lock.
    3 points
  25. Wordle 471 3/6 🟨⬜⬜🟨⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟩⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 3/6 tries. β¬›πŸŸ©πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨β¬› πŸŸ©πŸŸ©πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨β¬› 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=dHJhbXA Daily Quordle 252 3️⃣8️⃣ 6️⃣7️⃣ quordle.com ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨 ⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟨🟩⬜⬜⬜ 🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩⬜🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
    3 points
  26. Bell and Colvill new showroom opening:
    3 points
  27. I’d suggest entirely the same as the last few years with the summer well and truly over. Evoras are great to use all year round though - it’s very sad indeed that many are just used as fair weather cars in the summer.
    3 points
  28. Being that the B-prefix Lotus black belts had a recommended interval of THREE years rather than two of the A-prefix, you surely could stretch the interval with the Gates belt quite a bit. We replaced our initial blue belt at eight years old (26,000 miles). This, on an Esprit that never sat for long periods of time...πŸ˜‡
    3 points
  29. Been working on the seats and side pocket. 4 before/after pics... the ns pocket elastic was broken and was glued in. the seats have had the holes/cracks filled and re coloured with proper leather treatment. Have now applied some satin finish to change the appearance from more matt.
    3 points
  30. MOT time at Bell and Colvill. A pass, blocked windscreen washer jets the only issue, soon fixed. Justin
    3 points
  31. Delighted to chat with Russell Carr at the Elan 60 event on Sunday and hear his tales about the styling of the S4 and late V8 face lifts
    3 points
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  33. From memory, there is a fairly thick gasket between the manifold and the wastegate, but I would not recommend trying to remove the complete wastegate from the manifold, as it will almost certainly be fused to the manifold. Only remove if there is no alternative! As the valve will get incredibly hot, I'd be cautious of 'ad-hoc' lubrication. I suspect the manufacturer probably chose materials that could run without effective lubrication. I'd just make sure it is not gunked up and can move freely.
    2 points
  34. Hi Everyone... 3-eleven race arrived at yongin everland speedway in Korea. 2020. 2nd. October. 20221002_074400.mp4
    2 points
  35. I'm not going to list them here, as that's not fair to Lotus when they know the issues are present and they have a plan for rectifying them before the car is signed off. They wanted to provide a car to B&C for their event. They could have sent them a pre-prod press car but wanted to show a production spec car, particularly the seats and interior. Some of the issues indicate some of the in-line QA and final stage checks need adjusting, but if they rectify the car and feed back into the process then that's fine. It shows the PDI process is working. I've got a list of things I spotted (I wasn't given the full list) and can re-check the car when it returns to B&C. If it still has issues then I'll list them. On type approval, I understand the delays on the dealer demo cars and the switches being made between demo and showroom car specs for each dealer are due to type approval finalisation delays. The Manual cars already show on most UK insurance sites but the Auto isn't there yet and is due to follow in October before first Auto customer cars are delivered in November. https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/guidelines/
    2 points
  36. Yes, and as Atwell suggests, also check the diaphragm (illustrated) is in good order. The centre (the 2 lock nuts) is attached directly to the poppet valve, so should be free to move 'up & down'
    2 points
  37. Yours is a 7 PSI Wastegate - it states it on the line, on the plate you’ve pictured. This is correct but if it’s boosting to 11 PSI that’s a concern for sure…..if correct. On the same subject……my Turbo is the first Wet Sump model and by all accounts (1 previous owner car) was supplied from the factory with a 9 PSI Wastegate (pictured) and I’ve yet to be able to determine why. That and the oil dipstick isn’t in the usual place and is less than half the length of a standard one. Lotus always leaves owners with more questions than answers….πŸ˜‰
    2 points
  38. I thought that it was 8.5psi for LC, but the boost gauge shouldn't go past the vertical. As Steve says, 11 is way too high. You shouldn't really be on boost as you should be limiting your revs to 3000 rpm at the moment for your rebuilt engine, and the boost only comes in at 2,500 rpm.
    2 points
  39. In laws visited and brought some gifts over.
    2 points
  40. Oooo, so close! Wordle 470 2/6 🟩🟩🟩⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨β¬›β¬›β¬› 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=c3RhY2s Daily Quordle 251 7️⃣6️⃣ 3️⃣4️⃣ quordle.com A good start to the day!
    2 points
  41. Wordle 468 4/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 4/6 tries. β¬›β¬›πŸŸ¨β¬›β¬› β¬›β¬›β¬›πŸŸ©πŸŸ© β¬›β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=YmVpbmc Daily Quordle 249 8️⃣6️⃣ 5️⃣7️⃣ quordle.com @ramjetthere is something ironic about the quordle one that you didn't get to.
    2 points
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