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  1. 6 points
    Very easy journey down. Only 3.5h off the boat to KT. Unfortunately Daniel wasn’t able to meet me in person, but the rest of the team were very friendly and efficient. Will be leaving the car with KT for them to work their magic in their own time rather than having me hanging around breathing over them. Now begins the mission to get home. After pizza of course!
  2. 3 points
    Was watching a recoding of Wheeler Dealers last night (a 1987 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglia) and thought of you! They decided to paint the cam cover, so had it bead blasted before the crackle finish was powdered coated onto it. The guy they took it to went to great pains to make sure the inside was sealed because he said its common for the bead to 'clump' together and not be noticed, then later a lump falls off and blocks the oilways. Like many on here I felt personally gutted for you. You really are an inspiration to the rest of us! Keep up the good work. W are all rooting for you.
  3. 3 points
    This pic of my car has been here many times, but anyway it is Peal White with an Aspen stripe. You decide....
  4. 3 points
    Ship ahoy, and hello sailors! Mendig here we come...!!
  5. 2 points
    And this is exactly why I've never tried to build an engine. I would have looked at that and gone "Nah it'll be fine"and slapped it together!! I have no concept of what acceptable wear is and when my engine needed rebuilding I gave it to somebody who knew what they were doing. It was the only bit of my restoration that I didn't feel confident to do myself. So I take my hat off to anybody who can tackle one of these on their own
  6. 2 points
    Our second meet this year will be in the west at The Tea house on the Loch in Drumpellier County Park Tea House on the Loch Lochend Road G69 8BE Glasgow As it is still winter let's not go to far just in case there is any white stuff falling from the sky and this spot is just off the main roads. It is also dog friendly they do gluten free food all points covered. As always get your names down please just to help with catering. Andrew
  7. 2 points
    Spending an ACF-50 winter treatment it is worth admiring the magic components ...
  8. 2 points
    I New i had a picture of the this 430, it was in the showroom when I picked up my car so this makes 2 in Australia
  9. 2 points
    Also, I haven’t been able to start working on my Spal fan upgrade as the support rings for the abs frame where awaiting plating too. dont think it will be a really hard job to do, looks like the plugs are different though but I’ll have to wait until I’m back under the car to check and sort wiring
  10. 2 points
    Suspension parts back from the platers. I was told that it wouldn’t be a good finish like just Zinc and they might not be to everyone’s taste but I just told them I wanted them as corrosion resistant as possible so these are zinc nickel with passivate. New Lotac bushes fitted (I got a local motorsports company to remove and fit them and they turned up some sleeves to help fit to avoid damage). picking up the rear upper and lower links today as they had to make a tapered sleeve to get the Lotac bushes in and ran out of time yesterday new SKF wheel bearings all round every Nut, bolt and washer is new and new split bushes for the rear aluminium uprights. Just on with cleaning them and the radius arms and then hopefully start assembly this week
  11. 2 points
    Roma Italy, EUR Square Coliseum and my Piece of Art
  12. 1 point
    Make sure you fit the annulus in the correct way round - or instead of sucking from the sump it’ll blow back down into it - or at least that’s what the Delco high pressure brake pump does
  13. 1 point
    I'm Laurie, I just took delivery of my second Lotus so it's probably about time I posted something here. I've switched over from an Evora 400 to a new Exige 410. The kids have dubbed it "Lil Satan" ... seems about right. Loving it! Cheers!
  14. 1 point
    I ended up getting the last one from sj sportscars however I have reconditioned my old one which is now surplus to requirements. Here’s a couple of pics:
  15. 1 point
    Sorted! You should have it by Tuesday.
  16. 1 point
    Found one. Available to loan for the princely sum of return postage, if you're interested...
  17. 1 point
    https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/68222-arb-bush-insertion-tool/
  18. 1 point
    All in good time @Lotusfab I'm still writing up the assembly and publishing in a logical and chronological order. Having got the car running and set up I'm now tackling the finishing aspects, so you'll have to wait a while. There's no rush.
  19. 1 point
    Morning everyone. Great news. The lotus centre are producing a set of shims to pack the dry sump oil pump out so that the distance can be adjusted to fit the available oil pump belt! You then return the ones you do not need! I’ve placed an order. Should be available next week!
  20. 1 point
    Track day at Dubai autodrome international circuit My best lap time is 1:58.23
  21. 1 point
    Sorry to hear of the problems Barry, I’m sure you will get it back on the road in no time.
  22. 1 point
    Suspension parts back from the platers. I was told that it wouldn’t be a good finish like just Zinc and they might not be to everyone’s taste but I just told them I wanted them as corrosion resistant as possible so these are zinc nickel with passivate. New Lotac bushes fitted (I got a local motorsports company to remove and fit them and they turned up some sleeves to help fit to avoid damage). picking up the rear upper and lower links today as they had to make a tapered sleeve to get the Lotac bushes in and ran out of time yesterday new SKF wheel bearings all round every Nut, bolt and washer is new and new split bushes for the rear aluminium uprights.
  23. 1 point
    @Lotusfab it makes pulling the engine out a piece of cake - so much easier than a crane. I’m thinking your probably too far for Jacko to drive it though
  24. 1 point
    Prefer the original plastic diffuser a lot. It is much better integrated and serves the stealthy darkness of the rear. The later aluminum diffuser makes the rear restless with fragile Elise plate works.
  25. 1 point
    Fuuny enough the S4 manual is better than the Turbo manual, it has more information. It tells you to check the oil pump PRV operation. If only they had putbthis in the Turbo manual! It also explains a little of how the oil pump works.Thanks Barry for pointing it out.
  26. 1 point
    I can't comment on the music, of course, but it appears that the vendor is three violins short of a full ensemble.
  27. 1 point
    Yes think I slightly prefer the more sticky out ally one and have asked for a price while the car is in for its 2nd service. It will have to be a modest cost to tempt me but we will see. I was actually offered a carbon one by someone I know but like JMG also ruled that out on cost grounds!
  28. 1 point
    Keep up at the back. That was posted in the GTE thread on 21.11.19. It’s gone to Komo-Tec, Germany and presumably on to a new owner from there.
  29. 1 point
    Used a daily driver, my SE has covered 15344 miles in 2019 (yes, I keep an xls ). Can anyone beat that, or do I get a prize now? Filip
  30. 1 point
    Are we talking about Racing Green Lotus'? Here's the most recent one of it being clean, at Caffeine & Machine. 8,300 miles in five months means it's rarely clean!
  31. 1 point
    Following 14 months of misery, after having to surrender my driving licence due to a medical condition, the postman finally delivered it back today It should have been here 2 months ago if it was not for delaying tactics by the DVLA who claim that they have a massive backlog. Escalating a complaint and writing to my MP finally secured a result!
  32. 1 point
    5 years on, we're now at 329 FFM's out of 18,815 members, so 1.75%. Out of those, over 50 are free FFM's to our armed forces/blue light members but to be fair, we do have 25 paid up Gold members now. If you'd like to support TLF, please do sign up. It's not cheap running a website that has 10,000 odd people visit it each day and your contributions are very much appreciated.
  33. 1 point
    This is the car after a visit to the ceramic dude. Honestly, the jury is out as to whether it's any good. The paint work certainly comes up nicely, but you've got to have the kit to maintain it - it doesn't look like this magically. Also, I got a nasty stone chip just after having the work done (typically) so, it isn't quite the armour plating that I had been led to believe. The wheels were coated and it made rod all difference (brake dust pitting on the fronts), so I suspect that I'll have to have them laminated. But, if nothing else, the road dirt (currently biblically epic in Herefordshire) doesn't stick to the paintwork quite as much and the body and glass are hydrophobic, so its not all bad. I wonder though, if I couldn't have achieved this with a really good wax (at a 100th of the cost, albeit reapplied annoyingly regularly). Time will tell on that. The car is currently with Nick at Tomorrow's Classics to have it's 1,000 mile service (1,000 wet, greasy, flooded and mud-caked, but also epic miles). It's also having a fuel sensor issue fixed, as the telemetrix gauge needed a Smiths sender unit (natch). Also, I have figured out a way to lift the tailgate and keep the tips of all my fingers. Super impressed with myself with that fix. Centre console bits have gone off the Stitch Perfect in Worcester to be redone (they were bit rubbish), which should show off the highly illegal (and incorrect Ferrari 275) ashtray off nicely. And - more sacrilege - I've had a rosewood Europa (latest, more terrible one) gear knob added. I know, right? Oh, and the Apple CarPlay double din unit is just awesome. More heretical modifications, I know, but it makes the car so much more awesome. On Friday the car visits (with me along for the ride) Northampton Motorsports for the ECU to be tuned (or whatever). It's who Lotus Bits (who rebuilt the engine recommend). So am super looking forward to that, as the car currently burns through petrol as if there were great lakes of the stuff just sitting in the ground. Which means - technically - come the weekend, we'll be rounds complete on the car. I am super pleased.
  34. 1 point
    Make sure to watch Carnival Row. Its an excellent "Steam Punk" Sci Fi kind of Historical thing......with Fairies...... Sounds wierd but really good and can't wait for the next series. Don't normally like the standard "Grand Tours" but the recent Cambodia in boats one is funny and interesting. I know people say they don't watch this and that on Prime but Prime is so much more! I use it for a lot of shopping as I CBA to go to the shops so it saves me a lot in postage plus the music I buy I can play through any of my mediums, car through my phone, on my system linked to my TV or via any of the voice based systems you can fit in your homes these days!
  35. 1 point
    Hi Dave, it's mine I think we've already swapped emails so I'll keep it brief and not spam this thread as a seller! I love it to bits, I was only supposed to keep it a year but that was over 18 months ago. I've used it every day and also been to Le Mans, Scotland, and toured Europe including the Route Napoleon and Swiss Alps as well as briefly touching 147mph on the Autobahn. It's great. It was my only car until just before Christmas but now I've gone back to having a "normal" car and hopefully I'll get an Elise again for weekends in the future. I've dropped the price to one I think is pretty keen as I'd like to move it on before spring comes around.
  36. 0 points
    More stings: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/bearing-stock-srl/comneti-vlg-stat-provins/bearing-stock-srl-stroe-dorel-took-our-money-bank-transfer-without-delivering-the-go-1302307 £334 worth: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/bearing-stock-srl/bacau-romania/bearing-stock-srl-bearing-shop-online-took-our-money-bank-transfer-for-27-bearings-w-1270255
  37. 0 points
    @Mightymetro DON'T DO IT. This is a scumbag rip off merchant and a fake company. I had a few niggles about this but with the previous post in the thread three years old you would have thought that if it was dodgy it would have been taken down by now. Unfortunately not. I have to say that it looks very legitimate and is very well done. I had to dig deep to find out what it really was and I'm surprised that there isn't more about the deceitful shitbag Ciprian Musca of Constanta, Romania. This from 2017: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/bearing-stock-srl/constanta/bearing-stock-srl-sc-rbr-bearings-factory-srl-stroe-dorel-stroie-dorel-fraud-1353485 One review on Google: Call me a mug if you wish but you live and learn, at the very least the breaking of my trust will result in warning others about him. I intend to publicise this far and wide and I'm going to investigate if there is a Romanian Trading Standards to see if I can get this **** taken out. Looks like a bearing from SJ now...
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