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  1. Our vacation trip this year took us over 13 Alpine passes in the Evora GTE #11. A trip of about 4.000 Km handled without issues (except a wet boot) and of amazing drives including (despite the weather at the start): Hahntennjoch (Austria) - closed at the top Timmelsjoch (Austria) - in fog Stelvio (Italy) - rain Umbrail (Switzerland) - snow Ofenpass (Switzerland) - fair Albula (Switzerland) - fair San Bernardino (Switzerland) - rain Lago di Iseo (Italy) - Christo's "Floating Piers" Nufenen (Switzerland) - sunny! Furka (Switzerland) - s
    9 points
  2. It shouldn't be Cameron resigning, rather it should be Jean-Claude Juncker for his dismal failure to see the wood for the trees.
    3 points
  3. I've long believed Western Democracy is a sham, partly because of the types of campaigns that I mentioned where the electorate is bombed with one-sided propaganda in order to make the "right decision" according to the kleptocrats, but also because the outcomes are always the same regardless of party. There is no "Change You Can Believe In". I've observed this to be the same in most "democratic" countries. My own personal beliefs aside, I'm in total agreement with what you say - but it's also the single greatest reason I think there WILL be a second referendum. Brussels will be shitting br
    3 points
  4. You know it's funny but the posts above suggest that democracy only works when the "right" decision is achieved. I really do hope that is not the case. I'm with Barry in that I do not see the UK Government calling a 2nd referendum to make sure the decision of the first referendum was right. Now, if as I suspect, as a result of this shock, the national Governments of the EU member states have been woken and shaken, we may well be on the verge of a radical strategic shift in the thinking behind the EU, and the move to ever closer political union and the creation of an EU superstate may
    3 points
  5. And to be honest. I don't think it is appropriate to question some ones asking price in public in his own topic. This can be done in a private negotiation if interested. Bij questioning the asking price, fairly or unfairly, it might compromise the sellers chances at a good price, or it may even withhold people of doing an offer. The asking price may be high for someone bidding with the viewpoint on reselling the car with profite, but not for a collector. Love the car, I prefer the black ones with golden decals
    2 points
  6. Evans definitively has to go. With Matt Le Blanc the show does have its potential. Not in the way of the "old" Topgear, but as a new format. I also agree on sacking Sabine, who is a great driver, but does not have TV personality. I thought Eddie was entertaining, given the role the script had dictated. Rory Reid is good and everything possible has already been said about Harris (that head meter bringing a ne level of stupidity - though it might have worked for Clarkson, Hammond or May).. Also, am I the only one who thinks they are being overly positive on ALL car tests?
    2 points
  7. The fact that the "EU" money is our money handed back to us minus a significant percentage seems to be lost on many. It's long winded and expensive way for the UK to pay the UK. The EU has "given" the UK nothing. Not one single penny net.
    2 points
  8. Got to say I'm actually starting to find Matt Le Blanc quite funny - that man really does know how to use the lines he's given on a script and some of his facial expressions combined with timing add something worthwhile.......in my view anyway. Evans on the other hand needs to feck off back to the radio.......he's so bloody irritating as is Chris Harris's over excitability.....I thought he was having a fit when he was doing his bit tonight, he was flinching about that much!!! He does know his car stuff but please settle down a bit. It's getting better but no matter how good it gets it would be
    2 points
  9. What I find shocking are all the streams of vitriol and personal insults by the Remain camp on social media, directed at those who, like them, simply exercised their right to vote. Plus, as has already been mentioned, those that accuse the leave voters of being intellectually sub-normal. Stop acting like spolit kids, this is what's called democracy.
    2 points
  10. So.. after many years of seeing LOTUS cars, a few years of driving them, exiges mostly over the last few years, I finally own one! Picked up yesterday from Hofmann's ( great place, loads of interesting cars being worked on and prepared) , so thanks to @[email protected] and the team there. Took the long way home and love the car.. can't wait to do some longer trips and trackdays. Here's a couple of pics.. my son took some video but am away for a few weeks so that will have to wait. PS I think my absolute favourite thing about the car is the single wiper
    1 point
  11. I am very reluctantly selling my V8 GT after over 11 years of ownership. Finished in Titanium metallic with black interior and red leather seats including genuine Lotus red over mats. It has full service history (Lotus main dealer and specialist) and serviced every year 16 stamps. Thousands spent recently and during ownership including recent engine removal a manifold studs replaced, cambelts and all bearings replaced with all oil and water pipes to turbo. Full engine rebuild by Lotus Factory at 21K to resolve liner problem including new block and crank costing £10500 (receipts to prove). 12
    1 point
  12. See page 4 of the 3-11 Picture and Video thread for my effort. (I would link it but am rubbish with technology!)
    1 point
  13. Personally I'd pay the extra for a Supercharged, read up on the specs & options - sport, supersport, touring, super touring so you know the differences and what matters to you. And if you are looking at future value/resale, worth knowing what the most desirable specs and colours are. Been some good advice already on what to look for, I'd add that in my experience its challenging given how limited the pool is to find an everything you want in terms of spec, mileage, history, colour etc so there will probably be some compromise in there somewhere..
    1 point
  14. @geert is correct in every respect, except white with gold decals are much more preferable
    1 point
  15. I certainly hope the payment can be made via either Credit card or PayPal transfer. Thank you for the information, Mark! However, I double checked and my Credit Union will not actually perform Bank Transfers to the UK (or anywhere outside the continental United States). I learned that early on when I bought the car and wanted to do a bank transfer, but thought maaaaaaybe they'd changed the rule in the past few years....! Eeeew! @Neverweaken: an Esprit and a Delorean! Wow! Now, that's a cool pair of cars! And now the GBP to dollar ratio is at a low not seen since Deep Purple came out
    1 point
  16. I am sure that once we have renegotiated and left, and therefore are no longer still giving the money to the EU, then we can redistribute it how we like. The fact is that many of the crying whingers from Lands End to John O Groats have failed to realise that we are still having to send the money to the EU. It's ok though as the EU are still sending what they promised back, minus of course their usual top slice. I despair sometimes when listening to small minded local politicians, which is I suppose is better than my despairing ALL the time listening to our small minded national
    1 point
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  18. I really like this AndyWW. I always thought the EU wanted free movement of people to work, and I, like an awful lot of Leave voters NEVER had an issue with that. But free movement to exploit benefits was never acceptable to me but where we differ is I would include EU citizens in that. These I believe are the crucial points that most voted on with regards to the immigration issue, not the flagrantly exaggerated and inflammatory crap that was put out there.... Obviously many other issues were addressed by allowing us the vote, but again they were all distorted by derogato
    1 point
  19. The body with the biggest influence in the EU has always been German industry. In fact the whole EU structure is geared around them. They will likely push for, and get, a free trade deal with the UK. Our side should agree to continuation of free movement of people but no benefits whatsoever paid to non-EU citizens and compulsory health insurance.
    1 point
  20. Isn't that the shaft body in the picture? I see a roll pin which might keep all the pieces of the shaft together. I resisted the change to electric for many years, but then my pump vanes seemed to be breaking down every 6 months. I've never looked back (after changing to electric). Pursuing originality will drive you nuts.
    1 point
  21. According to the News here in Australia, everyone is asking for another referendum to make sure the first referendum was right.
    1 point
  22. Interesting article about a possible way forward http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/25/we-have-the-chance-to-forge-a-new-britain-and-europe-that-we-are/
    1 point
  23. until

    will be there
    1 point
  24. Thought I would share the love by posting this video of my drive this morning. - Initially couldn't get it started, think it was a fuel pump issue, anyway I managed to fix it and took it for a lovely drive in the sun!
    1 point
  25. That just means you have a real lotus and not a fake one!
    1 point
  26. The rain is still hanging around, but I managed to get out today during a dry spell and got a few shots on my phone.
    1 point
  27. Just to let all TLF members who may be in the Oxford area that I managed (somehow!) to get an entry to the Salon Privee event at Blenheim Palace next Sunday 3rd July from 9am with my Gold S2 if anyone wants to pop along
    1 point
  28. Confirmed that a fuel tank balance pipe holds enough to soak your shoes, socks, lower half of your boiler suit and most of the garage floor. This while you're laying under the car hoping to Christ the bloke across the road doesn't wander in with a lit fag in his gob.
    1 point
  29. Just added myself, will send Alunox email. As with the others, the euro to £ rate is good for us at the moment so looking to pay asap, cheers
    1 point
  30. Adjustment to list to change my order to Giugiaro "full system" instead of manifold only - will email Anita as requested. Thanks again Mark - very excited now!!!! 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold - UK 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car just manifold) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) - UK 4) @x180r19 (Stevens SE, just manifold) - CO, USA 5) @lewtus (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to CO, USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? - CO, USA 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit
    1 point
  31. Haha - Corbyn has been anti eu his whole political life. Im more the view he was toeing the party line - that's why he never got behind it - because he simply didn't believe in the EU.
    1 point
  32. No such thing as Eu funding @franjipane - where do they get their money from ? The cash point fairy?? No - it comes from all the member states - for clarity that's us the great unwashed voters and taxpayers. what the voters have been utterly conned about is the constant erosion of our independence sleep walking into the United federal states of Europe. This is the first time we have had a say in decades. In all that time successive governments have handed over power after power to the EU. The electorate no matter what anyone thinks of them have spoken - I'd respect it what ever way as we
    1 point
  33. Thing thats gets my goat is that the people who voted remain seem to believe their opinion is a more educated, intellectual one. They seem to be implying my vote was a wrong vote. Some of the cleverest people I know voted out. They asked me, I weighed up all points and I voted. How can that be wrong? I actually think many of the comments of the present bunch of university students to be some of the most naive I have ever heard. But I dont go about saying I think their ideas are stupid...perhaps I should. I know there is some fluctuation on the markets but the Hedge fund manager
    1 point
  34. Sorry but rather offended by this - the reason I voted out was for one reason only - the removal of the democratic process by un-elected people. I am a farmer and stand to lose out by my decision but the ability to vote in and vote out our decision makers via a democratic process came way above any other consideration. I will not actually be celebrating this the outcome as I believe it is not a victory but an outcome of a failed project that at it's inception had truly good and appropriate aims but was manipulated into an expansionist undemocratic state. Just look at the EU response - the
    1 point
  35. Hahahahahaha - let the £ fall, it makes our products cheaper and so it will be MORE attractive for manufacturers to be here. BMW will be able to sell more mini's at a better profit margin. Win: Win. It's people like you and the Journo's who WILL talk us into a recession. Yikes, the stock market bombed, last time I looked the FTSE was already back over 6k and, if we cast our little minds back not very long ago - 6K was the magic glass ceiling we had been trying to break through for ages. Wow, talk about glass half full you lot, full of bloody negativity before the vote and full of bloo
    1 point
  36. With the sub done i moved onto the doors. Again from research i'd read the outer door skin needed deadening directly behind the speaker, then 50% coverage of the rest was good enough, along with the egg carton foam directly behind the speaker. Its quite easy to do using the access panel and speaker hole, i didn't take any pics but will do when i do the drivers door at the weekend. On the inner panel tho, my car had this rubbish foam rubber to cover the access panel, that was ripped/torn/fixed with gaffer tape. I removed this and used a piece of foam sandwiched between plastic that i got fr
    1 point
  37. No email confirmation And no record of the transaction in my PayPal account. So checked my internet history and it looks like I didn't complete the transaction. Now done and email confirmation received.
    1 point
  38. Some pictures from the other day
    1 point
  39. This looks lovely! Full body panel replacement kit in carbon fibre and saves 40kg too. Just lovely.
    1 point
  40. I have a working headlight motor! (Albeit controlled by 4 wires dangling from the drain hole at the bottom of the light pod). Just need to do some fine adjustments to the mounting height of the motor since I got the light pod travel by moving the rod that goes across the light pod backwards by 1.5cm. luckily I had kept the old light pods so I could try this out on these first. This saves me from extending the motor arm.
    1 point
  41. They wouldn't of done that to a v8
    1 point
  42. Had a run out of it this morning. Felt pretty good, nothing fell off on the road. Tracking is due to be done tomorrow so I don't wear the front tyres out in 5 minutes, KwikFit will also do me the Hunter print-out so I'll know what has to be done for the two set-up later. The new rad-pack and fan set-up works a treat, as does the air-con. I can't see any leaks from the oil coolers either, but I'll have another look underneath the car just to make sure I don't have anything leaking, or otherwise hanging off, including the brake lines. Oh, and no sooner had I washed the car off, a
    1 point
  43. Jonny does he have a real one....or a new one?.....or the new new one?...... think it was about 2008 when Ardian Newey took his GT40 (the actual 24hr winning car) racing at LMC......fell off on the warm up.....then corners 2,3 6,9,11,12,15.....finally totalling it about 2/3rds of the way round the track.......it came back on a truck......there was about half a body panel and a couple of wheels....... what a mess.........but I bet its like triggers broom.......its had 14 new heads and 11 new handles but its still the same brush........ all you need is an ID plate........ cheers G
    1 point
  44. I still love this pic I took on the ferry over. Even the journey there is an event.
    1 point


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