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  1. New owner checking in and saying hello. Based in Fife, Scotland.
    4 points
  2. Harry and Charlie, kings of the savanna, roar
    3 points
  3. Standard Dellorto manual choke is clearly visible and operated from the cable which is in the centre of the photo, although Im not convinced they are seated in the fully off position. You are also missing a nut off where the plenum back plate attaches to the rear carb (The bolts should be fitted from the outside, with the nuts inside the plenum, but thats not a big deal).
    3 points
  4. Well I did it. I've secured an unregistered new dealer stock 410 and I'm finalising the deal. I went with a 410 over the FEs available because I preferred the spec. A wait for a shipping container is 16 weeks, plus time at sea, plus registration process at my end. I won't see the car until end of January 2022 at the earliest. Enjoy your FEs guys!
    3 points
  5. Long time member on here being an Exige and Esprit owner…..but there was space for another - just!😬😂 An Elise Sport 160 - what a car!😎👏🏻👏🏻
    2 points
  6. My wiper is working again, although I am not sure how long it wil hold.. I applied some JB weld to the spindle to increase the circumference, then use a dremel to create some splines... and used a carbide tipped bit to also create some splines on the hole on the arm.. the finished product is ugly like sh*t, but hey.. it seems to work. let's see how many rain falls before it goes bonkers again.. thanks all for the advice wiper.mp4
    2 points
  7. He seems to be content!
    2 points
  8. You might find this interesting @Snorkel https://www.automotiveinteriorsworld.com/news/seating/qa-with-jon-statham-interior-design-manager-lotus-emira.html
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  10. We are confident in advising there is no auto choke on this, or any other carb'd Esprit Vladimir. If you are indeed perceiving engine state adjusting or changing without input via either throttle or choke cable then that would be something to make note of. May relate to something amiss in the fuel system, vacuum leak for example.
    2 points
  11. But you have not addressed the problem!! The regulator is a variable device (unlike a non-turbo car) and dynamically adjusts the fuel pressure to compensate for boost. The hose that measures the boost is disconnected.
    2 points
  12. During a brilliant day trip up to "Mecca" (Hethel) with @jep to collect something *very* special, while rolling through New Buckenham in the Sport 410, exhaust echoing off of the walls as usual. We approached a family with 3 young boys, upon seeing the car approaching one boy immediately started pointing at the Lotus Logo on his new Norwich FC football shirt while shouting "Lotus! Lotus!". An impromptu mini-rev seemed appropriate 😄 If it can create brand recognition and an emotional attachment to Lotus for someone that young, "me thinks" the shirt sponsorship/marketing is doing its job!
    2 points
  13. So, I've made up a page for the Esprit on a new website I'm developing for my other stuff, and thought I'd share the link. https://www.markjsuddaby.com/plus-also/ What with the magazine article, it feels like there's more of a story to tell. For anyone interested, there are a few more shots of the car, but I don't go into grinding resto detail, as this was much more a destination than a journey project.
    1 point
  14. Wishing you had asked a simpler question such as how often do I need to change the cam belt or what’s the best way of checking tension 😬
    1 point
  15. After dropping down to around 800 staff under JMG, Lotus are currently at 1,600 or so (last time I asked!) and another 200 vacancies have just come up! More here... https://careers.geely.com/Lotus/search/?createNewAlert=false&q=&locationsearch=&optionsFacetsDD_title=&optionsFacetsDD_location=&optionsFacetsDD_referencedate=
    1 point
  16. with the fuel pressure regulator boost pressure sensor disconnected fuel pressure will increase with boost due to the increased back pressure but it will not stay the required amount ABOVE the boost pressure leading to problems. if this is wrong there may be other major things wrong with the pressurized carb set up that cant easily be seen from your photos. if you dont understand how pressurised carbs with blow through turbo works then find someone who does, as lots of little issues of not properly sealing the carbs and all their connections can give you a problem. cheers Rohan
    1 point
  17. SCCDC08283HA10524 2003 (April) V8 Esprit Chrome Orange Valparaiso, Indiana
    1 point
  18. ok so spoke to superchips and the guy was really nice and seemed very knowledgeable. basically said it was pot luck on a lotus whether they can map it or not so they (he says they can do 1 in 3) But he did say the numbers they have on the site are real numbers they have done on an Evora which they have successfully mapped. So anyway i am going to give it a shot and if they can't do it then no worry as i get all the money back. worth a shot eh! will update after next Friday when they are coming to try it. also there is a 14 money back guarantee so that is comforting also Cheers Paul
    1 point
  19. Bottom of this page is worth a read https://www.simplysportscars.com/lotus-cars/lotus-emira-sports-car/#:~:text=What are the dimensions of,mm%3B and wheelbase 2%2C575mm. How accurate is the information, I have no idea ! Neil
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  21. If you’d met my missus, you’d know that she’d take the tools out of your hands while your doing a job if she thinks you’re not doing it (a) right, or (b) fast enough. Apparently, us blokes spend too much time standing around talking and drinking tea rather than getting on with the job.
    1 point
  22. It looks great!! You need to think in 3D: I am sure you can add a second layer above the three ones you already have in the same garage!
    1 point
  23. I think its the same as the 82 Turbo caliper. The Girling number for the caliper carrier is 67320103
    1 point
  24. Not very well if it has to come off I believe. I quoted what several detailers have told me who wont touch fresh paint. Please dont shoot the messenger.. thanks
    1 point
  25. Step change ... really leap forward imo : https://www.automotivelogistics.media/oems/lotus-cars-contracts-dhl-to-handle-inbound-logistics-in-uk/42097.article
    1 point
  26. Mine just came in the mail today! Don't mind the Star Wars crocs 😬
    1 point
  27. https://thebeaconsfieldworkshop.co.uk/
    1 point
  28. Mmm.......I would prefer a specialist but it is a long time since I had cracked fibreglass painted. I had my Elise painted after a side-swipe in January but the fibreglass was not crazed or damaged. It was done by B&C Coachworks in Haslemere who were once owned by Bell and Colvill (but ages ago). I would favour taking it to a paintshop that regularly fixed such bodywork. Paintwork is so expensive these days that the saving to get it done by willing but ignorant hands is just not worth the potential pitfalls. I am sure TLF-ers can recommend a top paint gun. Justin
    1 point
  29. So, I'm pretty confident of the fact that there was to be "further information in August, before the car is taken on a tour of dealerships in September", from the numerous discussions those of us who attended Goodwood had and other sources. I know it's only the fourth, but does anyone have an inside scoop on when in August this is likely to be? Lotus have done a great job in creating a splash, but there has been very little new or original news since launch week. Come on Lotus - feed me! Tease me!
    1 point
  30. You're my new best friend!
    1 point
  31. https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/lotus-cars-news/first-showroom-with-new-global-retail-identity-now-open-for-business-in-bahrain/
    1 point
  32. I agree. I think the Emira looks great as it is - Russell Carr and his team have done a fantastic job, and I bet a sizable chunk of deposits were based on looks alone. I am not a fan of some of Frank Stephenson's work anyway. The McLaren MP4-12C was just plain bland, much like its name which sounds like the warehouse code for a washing machine, and the P1's proportions have always looked a little odd to my eyes, especially in profile. The 570 was a vast improvement on either of them, and of course Frank didn't do that one 🙂
    1 point
  33. Do those magazines have any info we don't know already from the journalist videos and press info? For Frank's video, I respect his opinion but I think Lotus sculpted the Emira really well. Connecting the side body vent lines with the fender lines moves the visual focal point forward towards the hood; this makes the hood seem shorter than the original design and makes the rear a bit too prominent. So I like how the vent lines aren't connected right now. And I think having the body color line on the side bottom of the car makes the car seem wedge shaped almost like a Lamborghini, vs the black "cut out" making it look more muscular.
    1 point
  34. Posted before on my S1 Evora now on my present Evora.
    1 point
  35. Haha no, but it might be safe to say that Emira and Evija likely wouldn't exist it if wasn't for the specific car collected by @jep
    1 point
  36. I have been in touch with motorsport broadcaster and commentator Andrew Marriott whose PR company was commissioned by Team Essex Lotus to organise the Royal Albert Hall events in 1980 & 81. He has found some memorabilia in his attic including the two Programmes which are now difficult to find. He is willing to part with it for a package price of £100 inc p&p, paid by Paypal. If interested please contact him directly at [email protected] . List and pictures below. Leigh Media racecard and press release envelope. Press release about Mario going to Indy in Essex colours and photo. The two different magazines we produced for Essex Photos of support vehicles A4 brochure on Essex Commemorative Esprit Turbo brochure. Some damage left hand top corner.
    1 point
  37. Why the Lotus Emira's four is more exciting than its V6
    1 point
  38. Hi, I have my riviera roof wind deflector removed at he moment so could take lots of detailed pictures and measurements for you. Lovely car by the way
    1 point
  39. I wasn't very original with my Esprit
    1 point
  40. 1995 Esprit I own, is the last S4s ever imported to USA.
    1 point
  41. Well it was lotus that decided to make the exhaust so loud! 😀
    1 point
  42. I'm being told that I should space it differently, but I still quite like DC "TEN" TUS
    1 point
  43. I have a 1985 B reg Lotus Excel. number plate. XEL 85B
    1 point

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