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  1. More photos from the Aussie "Alps".
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  2. Evening all - after a couple of years of toying with the idea I’ve finally joined the GT410 Sport club! I bought this Empire Green beauty a few weeks ago. It was the Lotus press car back in 2018. Absolutely loving it so far, the drive is like nothing else I’ve driven. I’ve come from (most recently) a 981 Cayman GTS and before that a RWD Jaguar F Type R. Glad to be joining the forum! I’m 33 and live in London. note: pics to follow. Need to work out how to add … Here she is!
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  3. @C8RKH You’ve already got a rarer car than a 430 Andy. All you need is to take advantage of the Black Friday sales to get one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/VEVOR-Universal-Lightweight-Aluminum-Adjustable/dp/B08JPVKRC3/ref=asc_df_B08JPVKRC3/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=570408479708&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3758919004477837350&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045180&hvtargid=pla-1648340626505&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 Your probably a dab hand with a Dremel. Good value & would sit well on the carbon boot lid.
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  5. Tut tut @cor. This is an Emira photo topic.
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  6. Look at the esprit behind it 😍😃
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  7. I see your chancing your arm with wife story and raise you one very highly pissed off wife who didn’t speak to me for days. My last Caterham didn’t have an ignition key. It had an immobiliser dongle thingie you had to wave around under the dash to turn off the immobiliser. Once that was done, noted by a flashing red LED going out, you then flipped up a red switch guard and switched on the toggle ignition switch before pressing the adjacent big red starter button. Now that’s all well and good until the time you start the car, reverse out of the garage and leave the engine running while you nip back inside to pick up something you’ve forgotten and put the dongle down on the table while you look for it. Then returning to the still idling car, you jump in and after buckling up, drive off to the pub about 10 miles away where you are meeting some mates in their Caterhams. Once at the pub, you turn the engine off, climb out of the car, look for the dongle and immediately realise you haven’t got it about your person! You then run back through your mind, remembering you must have put it down on the hall table when you went back indoors. 🤦 Now of course, without said dongle you can’t start the bloody car, so you pluck up the courage to phone the wife and ask if she could very kindly drive out to the pub with your mislaid dongle. I’ll leave the ensuing bile, invective and stream of swear words (some I didn’t even think she knew) to your imagination! 🤷‍♂️
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  8. Lol @Spinney but once you'd stopped making an arse of yourself and where three miles down the road, i bet you had a smile on! I get the ownership experience of the Caterham is flawed, but for sheer driving joy, on UK roads, hmmmm. By the way, your entry procedure for the Caterham is very much mine for the VX220. Once I slide in, put the steering wheel on and the harness, I ain't getting out for anything. I was on my drive once, ready to go, and realised I'd left my sunnies in the house (it was a very sunny day and like the Elise, no sunnies you go blind) so instead of going through all the palaver of getting out/in again I just phoned the wife and asked her to bring them out. She did it. But with a look that said "you're a lazy chancing son of a bitch tw@t and why did I ever marry you" kind of look. But then anyone whose been married a long time will have had that look so many times it makes no impact anymore
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  9. Went for an epic 4 day journey through the Australian "Alps" (hills to the Europeans). Swapped cars with some 911 GT3 owners for some of it. They can keep their GT3's. Wow, the GT430 Sport is a much, much better drive than all of them. The 991.2 generation just felt heavy and sluggish to react in comparison, the 996.2 was fun, but slower. The Evora felt so much more nimble and connected when jumping back into it.
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  10. Bibs Rachel Chloe Yasuo ChrisJ Sparky Tracy Kim.com internets Mrs internets aka Catherine Dan E The Commander aka The Commander Dave Excell Ann Excell Scott Noisy Nick Philcool Sue John Ben Dave Atak Karen Pete Sue Alan (temple) Linda Trevor Lorraine Harriet Paul B Bazza Emma
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  11. Christmas with Sparky and the Lord's!
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  12. I was thinking of getting into a GT430, can any owner confirm how the lacquer on the wing withstands the heat from a steam iron? That extra utility would probably get me the acceptance needed from the missus! My attempt to keep on topic before another mod decides to whip my ass again. 😜
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  13. Product review time! (hope this is the right place) I purchased a CarbonLotus vented acrylic window for my Lotus Evora GT. The plan was to install it in a Tecnocraft carbon hatch ($$$). The hatch is a work of art – I’ll save my review of that piece for another time – but for now, I need to tell you about my experience with the acrylic window. Search the internet and you’ll notice there are no reports of owners installing these windows – there is a good reason why – it’s a poor product that is poorly supported by CarbonLotus. First, the window only “approximates” the OEM shape – it took a professional window installer two days to make a template and “shave” the acrylic window into a shape that fit well. The window is also poorly molded – despite “some” curvature, it does not conform to the curve of the OEM window. Lay it next to the OEM glass to realize this fact. The window must be “forced” into the correct shape in order to fit the hatch. Nevertheless, we forged ahead with Sika 221 – a durable and strong polyurethane adhesive recommended by Sika for acrylic applications - to bond it to the hatch. Despite the custom work to fit the window, the “frit” or black banding around the edge failed. It “pulled away” in chunks from the window within 24 hours of installation. Discussions with CarbonLotus revealed the frit is just spray paint – acrylic spray paint. Hardly strong enough to hold a window in place using standard window installation methods, and was probably never going to hold up to the how it must be installed. It’s bad product on top of bad molding. At first, CarbonLotus suggested this was our fault – but as the attached pictures will attest, the frit pulls cleanly from the window, leaving it clear – this suggests a poor bond with the underlying acrylic. Finally, although minor and correctable, the window comes with fine scratches, as it ships with no protective film. Quite odd for most commercially available clear plastic and downright surprising for a $600 window. To be fair to CarbonLotus – we had some shipping issues that were addressed promptly and the window is an absolute great design IF you are willing to drill and screw it to the hatch and use plastic polish to buff out all of the scratches. That said, this cannot be installed in any way close to OEM fashion. For the effort involved, lack of directions for installation, inferior frit, scratches, AND the fact that CarbonLotus did not stand behind their product after I asked for a refund (when the frit failed)… BUYER BEWARE. I’ll be purchasing the Hethelsport carbon louver panel – Sherman stands behind his products – and there are numerous reports of successful installation.
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  14. As with all conspiracy theories incompetence is infinitely more likely to be at the centre of it than evil genius.
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  15. How do you know it's easier to live with? And I would argue the contrary. I actually think the Evora is better looking than the Emira.
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  16. Reading many comments re the Emira nd the Evora, the Emira has not reinvented the wheel, it is not leaps and bounds better than an Evora, however it is less brash and easier to live with for the many and arguably is better looking than an Evora. Evora customers is probably not where Lotus is aiming at!
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  17. My work computer sadly removed the Google form, but reading some of the above comments I suddenly assumed I was missing something... Bibs - I have now completed the form too from my phone, I had to make my name slightly longer to ask if the turkey could be done without gravy as there wasn't any other box to type in that I could see!
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  18. He'll answer this again in an hour or so.
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  19. eg if they were a Porsche customer.
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  20. @ramjet, do you actually have a browser?
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  21. How do you know how long he had it for? Or if he sold it? Could have been a loan car from the factory.
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  22. Yes please, apologies for the tardiness - for some reason the forum didn't ping me to let me know you'd responded so I missed this on Friday. Bibs Rachel Chloe Yasuo ChrisJ Sparky Tracy Kim.com internets Mrs internets aka Catherine Dan E The Commander aka The Commander Dave Excell Ann Excell Scott Noisy Nick Philcool Sue John Ben Dave Atak Karen Pete Sue Alan (temple) Linda Trevor Lorraine Harriet Paul B
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  23. @Sparky was with the wife. Hence clear and present danger.
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  24. @temple, I'm assuming you both don't want 8 meals as you've entered into the form? Would 1 each be enough? We've room for more (@paulbrown22?) if anyone else wishes to join us but please let me know soon as I have to get details over to the pub.
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  25. I assume it relates to... In the movie "Clear and Present Danger", do the call-signs "Knife" and "Variable" have a specific military meaning, or are they just arbitrarily chosen words? I've done a few searches for military lingo, common call-signs, terminology, etc. but I haven't found anything regarding those specific call-signs. If I had to guess, I'd say that "Variable" is quite a vague term (it doesn't give away much about the group of soldiers who are sneaking around blowing stuff up), it also implies that their location and mission objectives are variable and can change at any time. Perhaps that's why this word was chosen? That's pure speculation on my part, though. Also, I must admit I haven't read the novel, I've only seen the movie. Perhaps there's some explanation in the book?
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  26. Thanks all. Yes it is indeed the Clive Chapman car - he even left a handwritten note in the manual!
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  27. Difficult times and it seems often that people lash out and blame everyone but themselves! Keep strong bud.
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  29. I played Cluedo with the family this afternoon. On his second turn, my eldest son was the first to enter a room. He then had the first guess at the suspect, weapon and room. Incredibly he was correct on all three counts! What are the chances of that? Not only did he guess everything right first time, but he also just happened to have started close enough to the correct room and entered it within the minimum two turns required to get there. It must have been the fastest game of Cluedo ever played. 😃
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  30. LOL....its looked after by @Sparky so we have every faith in the car, mechanically. Although we still have a fire extinguisher in the front and RAC membership in the back pocket. The last time Tony went he did take your old blue S4, but he felt it was a bit too civilised for him !
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  32. As this is the Evora picture thread! 😁 It’s on a wall inside a train ticket office in Lisbon that we were in earlier this week, so obviously had to be snapped.
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  33. Who cares black or blue mirrors, silver or black exhausts its still a masterpiece 😀
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  34. JENNIFER : LATEST UPDATE I've deliberately held off posting this until now as I wanted to let the dust settle a bit and get a truer picture of what was actually happening in the longer term. As I mentioned in my last post, Jennifer was offered a place at one of the nursing homes on my shortlist of 3. As you can see from the pic, for a relatively modern purpose-built structure, it still retains a bit of character rather than being a simple rectangular box like most of these places seem to be. Its location in terms of its immediate surroundings is by far the best of the 3, being as it is a short 5 minute walk (or slightly longer 7 minute push with a wheelchair) from Linlithgow Loch and its abundance of wildfowl, which Jennifer has absolutely loved visiting for as long as I've known her - a couple of pics below for those of you unfamiliar with the area. It's location in terms of ease of visiting is unfortunately for me by far the worst, being as it is a good 25-30 minute drive in the wrong direction from everything else I need to frequent, especially my work, but Jennifer's well-being overrides any of my selfish requirements so I was more than happy to accept their placement offer. So on Tuesday, 8th November, after 267 days in hospital, Jennifer made her tearful goodbyes to the staff there and moved into the nursing home. I fully expected her to regress for a bit and to take several days if not longer to adjust to her completely different surroundings but she took to the place straight away. While I had the job of unpacking all her stuff and personalising her room, Jennifer was sitting through in the dining room chatting away to a couple of the other residents and scoffing down her first 'sample' of the catering department's capabilities. I have to confess that they did bring me through a meal as well, and very nice it was too. I may have to make this a regular dining stop, . Every day since has been a good day. Jennifer has taken full advantage of the various activities on offer (there's something on the go every weekday morning and afternoon) and seems to be making friends with everybody, staff and residents alike. The home staff have already had her walking around the corridors using a zimmer frame with a member of staff only cradling her elbow to give her balance a little support. I think what was holding her back in the hospital was the shiny floors; now that she's got carpet under her feet, it seems to have boosted her confidence that she's not going to lose her footing any second and take a tumble. I've arranged for her to be assessed by a member of the Community Care Team who'll be able to organise regular visits from any therapists that it's felt Jennifer requires, be that physio, occupational, or speech and language - I'm hoping it'll be all 3 as it can only help to push her ever onwards towards some form of meaningful recovery. The early signs are more promising than I could ever have hoped for and my only regret is that the legal process took so long otherwise we could possibly have had Jennifer following this new path that much sooner.
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  35. My efforts to focus on getting the engine back running did not go so well. When I bought the carpet set I also bought an additional 3 meters off the roll. This was sitting around in the garage and getting in the way. I thought the best way to clear the space would be to fit it to the car. I had already used a corner of the 3 meters to cover the lower dash side panels on the prop tunnel, but the other pieces for the boot fitted easily on to the rest of the carpet. After a while with a can of spray glue the boot looks like this. I didnt have quite enough glue so at this point the tank cover panel was on the floor waiting for me to buy another can of glue. But this gives you the idea of what I have ended up with. After fixing the boot carpet I really had to get on with the final pieces for the MOT. I checked and adjusted the tracking using the string box method, checked the castor - which was way out, however after 2 attempts to adjust it made no difference I decided to get the garage to fix that. I also bought some LED stop/tail lights and front side light, as the bulbs were really dim even though they were new. Finally I had a go at bodging the peeling lacquer with some spray cans on paint/lacquer. There were several patches on the car where the lacquer was peeling badly. These got rubbed down, then painted with some not very well color matched paint, very lightly rubbed down again, then lacquered and again lightly rubbed down before cutting back with T-cut (since thats what I had), and then a light polish. This sounds quick, but it was going on between other jobs over a few weeks. That brings me up to date. The car is currently at a garage for a few final jobs, including the MOT and tuning the carbs properly. They put it through an MOT before touching anything else, and I was quite pleased to see that the only failure was a slight leak on one of the brake calipers - I expect that is just a union I had not done up tightly enough. Its always very nerve racking putting a 39 year old car through an MOT, especially one I had completely pulled apart and put back together.
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  36. I knew used prices were on the up, but...... 🤣 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202210200911806
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  37. Saw this pic of an Evora, venting it's hot air, in the latest Club Lotus magazine.
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  38. From our Newlands Corner breakfast meet today. Nimbus Grey is Bell & Colvill's demo car and Hethel Yellow is a factory press car (production spec).
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  39. My all time favourite Lotus is the Europa…. ❤️
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  40. Almost forgotten what it was like to go to a Lotus "dealer" and see a new car there. Here's Hendy Performance Eastleigh's Seneca/blackpack looking lubbly jubbly on silver rims and Goodyears with Sport setup...
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