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  1. Almost finished recommissioning this beauty, thought i would share :-)
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  2. This is the only pic I have which my brother took during the handover!
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  3. Here's a picture of my Lotus sports exhaust had the tips coated black by zircotec. Not sure if it's any louder than stock as had it fitted from day one. The twin pipes look so much better than the pigs snot of the factory box. Richard
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  4. A quick photo of mine from a blat up north a few weeks ago. Love it more every time I get a chance to drive it.
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  5. HI Mike, Yes the car came home with me at the weekend! After a second test drive on Saturday I was completely satisfied with the operation of the clutch and the gear change which was as it should be through all the gears. LotusSilverstone went to over and above to prepare the car to an extremely high standard and IMHO they deserve their reputation as one of the best Lotus dealers in the country. The car performed faultlessly on the journey home with everything working as it should and I'm extremely happy with it to say the least. Thanks all for the advice and support
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  6. Do you own a 400? I'm trying to work out how many people on this forum own a 400 and whether they would be interested in attending some kind of gathering to help raise awareness. I was getting pretty bored of the standard comments from some on various forums challenging "who would actually buy one?" and "why doesn't Lotus improve their marketing strategy?" I wanted to see whether we could do something about it ourselves.
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  7. Chipp, it was a publicity stunt by Graham Arnold the sales director at Lotus in the 60's. The car is a Lotus 51 formula ford that was made road legal. They also made a Lotus 61 in camouflage with a fake machine gun mounted on the front....those were the days.
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  8. Well, I had a funny experiece. When I mot'ed my Esprit last time, having a Quicksilver exhaust system on, the tester couldn't get into the car. Simply too old and stiff in his legs and back, so asked me to mot my own car in his place. He stood outside telling me what to do, and so I did. "No worries, mate". The point where I got a Little bit anxious was, when he inserted a probe in the exhaust to measure pollution (no problem), and asked me to give it some beans. I mean, he was right behind the car... I'd say he is deprived some of his hearing ability by now. All he said with a very loud voice
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  9. Being a frequent traveler in East europe for the last 23 years, I can just say, that it is not the wish of the general public, to have been joining the ec, it is solely the interest of the political and economical establishment, who thrive on the membership. Before say Romania became member, they had a Little Money and managed, despite their former dictator and his evil wife Elena, sucking every single bit of ressource and life out of the land and the population. After the 89' uprise in which a few thousands were killed with machine guns, they won freedom. But what happened? All the banks and
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  10. It's quicker than your V8 right now.
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  11. I drove an R8 V10 today. If that qualifies as a supercar, pretty sure the Evora should. In our modern day and age, a small capacity forced induction engine doesn't seem to be a prohibiting factor anymore. The R8 was quick, but didn't feel too much quicker than the 400 I drove.
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  12. Wow, look how good i am at valeting!
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  13. Your dealer will be able to alter your order. They're only bolted on from behind with a couple of bolts.
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  14. Welcome mate. Lovely car, looks awesome. I am a purist so prefer bumpers to be original black, but it does look lovely!
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  15. Yep official dealer since 20 years, but there is some parts obsolete at the factory. And it's quiet difficult to find old parts in France. I think in Great Britain your very brilliant in such things. I'll ask South West, thank you
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  16. Welcome to the forums Aj lovely looking car and even more so that it has sentimental attachment Not sure if you can get a classic car policy at the age of 19 but things may of changed, I bought my first esprit a stevens model when i was 21 and the insurance was just under 2k a year and that was almost 20 years ago.! i hope you get some form of insurance sorted so you can enjoy your esprit regards Danny
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  17. A little update on the www.deroure.com system today. We have uploaded the latest versions of the Evora / Evora S and also the Evora 400 catalogues onto the website. Feel free to have a look around
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  18. No you just need to be careful and make sure the new one sits low enough on the splines. Take it easy lowering the bonnet until you know for certain its fitted low enough and won't foul. Along with fitting the S2 suspension it's one of those things that is well worth doing.
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  19. Welcome to the S2 club! I bought mine when I was 20 back in 1997. Insurance was silly until I was 25 so had it insured under my Dad with me as a named driver. That made a big difference. I still had to pay the premium though... Your car looks great. Personally I would put the bumpers back to black but I'm not a fan of the black sills. My car was the same colour as yours originally. Pete PS if you ever want to change your steering wheel for a smaller one to help you fit, I'd be interested in your original. Mine never had the original wheel.
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  20. Thanks. I was originally thinking of adding a Sports Racer style wrap to it, but after viewing the car in the flesh I decided to keep it stock (well for a while anyway). The Oyster interior definitely creates a sense of occasion when you open the door and it seems to compliment the blue exterior. Typically you wait ages for a specific colour and two come along - http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-na-2-2/5372368?v=b#. I see there is now another Persian Blue Evora for sale on PistonHeads although that car has the black interior, but its definitel
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  22. I've just emailed Jamie @ B&C to ask, but will dig out the paper work later. If they don't then I've got a free-ish weekend this weekend and hole saws in my tool box so may give it a go. Although you don't notice the 'lotus' bit in the indicator it would irritate me to not have them matching. If I do it I may drill a piot hole and endoscope it first so I don't hit the adjuster mech inside......then cut a wacking big hole in it! Lol. Gav
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  23. Making headway Bibs? Offer stands - Let me know if I can help out.
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  24. I've been having a look at pictures on line and I think there is room to use a hole saw to get access from behind. At least then we have a chance of fixing the led's. It could then be covered with a flat piece of plastic and sealed, possibly with some silica gel or cat stuff and stockings for those such inclined (Bibs!). Gav
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  25. Over 100 people have RSVP'd so should be a good day... See you there
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  26. Thanks for the feedback about the dash. It's also a sat navigation and forms part of a security system . Can select different types of gauges etc and even check O2 readings from each bank of cylinders
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  27. Apols if already posted, but I'd not seen this before..
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  28. Great fun. Sorry I had to shoot off early. I had a mother's day lunch booked in Edinburgh. A few snaps from before I disappeared:
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  29. You've aged a bit since I saw you at Brands last year, Barry.
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  30. There's something great in the thought of Lotus cars in countries like Italy and Germany. Lovely looking car Angelo, but I would say that! Look forward to pics of yours Tris, I take it that's going to be a different shade from Philsport300's?
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  31. Finishing up the new carpet today and went to a Lotus PALS club winer stress relieve gathering yesterday. The had the new Evora 400 for preview. Simply put I want one. There were some really interesting pieces of Lotus history there on display, JPS #47 of the Federal car version Esprit Great day outand one of five PPG Pace Cars V8 in yellow,,, Ohhh did that purr like heavenly. Great day out, time to drop in the drivers seat and call the carpet job a wrap.
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  32. I've gone for a Dark Metallic Blue, (slightly darker than the old Midnight Blue), Silver wheels and Alcantera interior. So just need to keep the expectation under control for a couple of months. Ken from Snows Lotus seems to be selling cars at a good rate at the moment. Tris...
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  33. Read the earlier link on the Kinnochs. One of the things that struck me was the "secrecy" surrounding pay, packages and expenses for MEPs. Where is the public accountability in that? Where is the independent scrutiny? FIFA behaves that way and it takes the Americans to sort it out, whilst apparently the European and Swiss Authorities turned and looked away. Ecclestone is accused of Bribery in Germany. But after a multi-million payment to the German Courts the case is settled and no further action. In my non legal opinion is the not the court taking a bribe?
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  34. Surely the 'weight' of the clutch is dependant upon the hydraulics (bore, stroke, volume etc) so maybe a new master or slave cylinder can make a heavy clutch lighter? Either the master or slave cylinder could be faulty and I would say that changing both master and slave cylinders should be tried before resorting to a plate change?
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  35. Yep! It is the manual. The mountain picture is actually me driving it on track, at Spring Mountain Motorsport Ranch, Pahrump, NV. Three days on track. It's an amazing car. Nimble, but with tons of power. Torque curve is flat, so there's always power. I love it!
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  36. Well, clearly this is a topic which polarises people - so I'm going to say one last bit and then bow out quietly... As previously mentioned, I don't trust any politician to ever give me unbiased and straight facts. Most people on this website also think (and I agree) that a lot of journalists can't give an unbiased opinion when reviewing a car - so I doubt international politics is any different. In the absence of faith in any "facts", statistics or otherwise - I base my opinion solely on my experiences. I have not experienced many of the issues that people write about. This is not t
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  37. Sold by Len Street to the Play Boy Club Soho in 1980, they sold it later that year to a Mr R.A. Crane in Farnham (not far from me) he owned the car until 2012 and the man i bought it from owned for 4 years between them its covered 43000 miles. Its the best original S2 I have owned, the Marcasite is still brown! there are a few jobs i need to do, service etc, new springs (back seems to be sitting low) and the wheels, will probably divide opinion here i want to diamond cut the the wheel rims and paint the centres gold and possibly paint the sills gold, to break up the black.
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  38. Franco, You can engineer the bottom for ground effect, and seal the engine bay completely. By adding a designated air flow with the original intakes and a couple of Naca ducts and spool fan , you will adequately control the engine temp and the bay area. By carefully channeling the heated air to exit into the low pressure zone above the rear diffuser and below the bumper, you can also alleviate some of the drag . I have been running this type system for 5 years without issue. It is quite a lot of work to get correct but does work well.. I improved it over time especially with front
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  39. Don't forget I am also a German Sleeper agent. When the results come in there'll be a code word and I will automatically report back to headquarters in Munich sehr schnell!
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  40. Cheers all, stating to get that warm fuzzy feeling back again and cannot wait to pick it up at the weekend. I will have a 250 mile drive back to the North East to get acquainted with the car and I will post some pictures as soon as soon as I figure out how to do it?
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  41. Think of it this way: Unless abused (or faulty) there is no reason an Evora clutch should not see 60k = £3K Rear Tyres last about 10K, fronts 30k (non S 18/19 so the cheapest), so 6 sets of rears and 2 fronts = £2300, but they are now bald so are due replacement = £2850 So comparable costs even now that the tyre prices have come down significantly. I remember paying £1500 for a clutch in my Excel, on a car worth about £2K (and that was 10 years ago). Yes, I'd rather not pay it, but neither am I going to worry about it or let the possibility of that particular bill spoi
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  42. Perhaps the best description, to paraphrase Clarkson, is it is a car with many supercar qualities - looks, noise, badge - but without some of the traditional drawbacks (cost, size)
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  43. Yes but it's no hypercar. Godwood Supercar list...yes Evora S and Esprit ;-) Buddsy
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  44. Foundry has the tools and have put in a quote to Lotus to make some more, they're just working out if they can machine them and will get back to me shortly I'm sure.
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