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  1. 5 points
    Came across this pic of my car that was used in a competition to identify cars with stripes!
  2. 3 points
    Just remembered I done the lottery last night back in 5 mins. Everyone has their price don’t they
  3. 3 points
    Ramjet, Yes, you are absolutely correct. Trump had to waste over $2 million of our tax dollars to golf this weekend rather than be a "REAL" President and support our very brave and intelligent youth. Any other President would have been proud to stand with these remarkable young people. Frankly, it is insulting for a President to turn his back on this important event. Of course, he was golfing during the Women's March and we all know that he treats women as objects instead of human beings. Trump has a Playmate, Porn Star and former Celebrity Apprentice suing him now and that has him preoccupied. Notice how he is NOT speaking up against these women when reporters ask questions relating to these issues. At the beginning of the election he was vehemently stating they were all lying and they would all be sued. Now the women are going after him. I can't wait to watch 60 minutes tomorrow. The Playmate CNN interview was disappointing in regards to legal portion. I was hoping for something that would link him to election fraud using campaign finances to cover up his grotesque behaviors. We all know he banged her and that's truly vile to think about. Regardless, I believe he wouldn't have joined the March For Our Lives (even IF he was in Washington) because of the impending lawsuits and the threat of reporters attempting to asking more questions. It is also very sad that he can't acknowledge Russian involvement in the attempted assassination of the 2 Russians on UK soil. Instead he congratulated Putin on winning a rigged election. I'm sure everyone on this forum knows that ALL the US intelligence committee members are unanimous concerning Russian meddling in the recent US elections. I want it known to ALL of the UK, that I apologize for this President's incompetence. The United States stands with Britain. We have a serious problem with our extremely toxic President. Once Mueller dives into his tax returns and follows the money trail, we should have an answer as to why he's so soft on Russia. Go Stormy Go.
  4. 2 points
    Please go and check out my latest YouTube video!!
  5. 2 points
    Bye bye k series here are a couple of photos of the adaptor plate and a large crankshaft spacer use to locate the flywheel in the bell housing
  6. 2 points
    Post cover and door trims fitted, added some mesh to keep the bugs out. Seems to be two types of post covers plastic and glass fibre and the glass fibre ones are much better but harder to fit. Engine bay finished, recovering the dash and fitting now will post some pictures when finished.
  7. 2 points
    Finally she made it to my assembly area, now lets bolt it all together. A detail photographic bolt together! Remember this is only for fun anything copied is entirely at your own risk! I like working upside down!
  8. 2 points
    Clocks forwards today. That can only mean one thing. Time for our Fluffys hair cut - she’s no fan of this after
  9. 2 points
    Sorry, the TLF Emergency Response Team was down the pub last night. We'll look into it when we're back at work next week, time allowing It's not top of the list as paying £2/month stops it and benefits the site and yourself, but I will look at the code and see why the ads are obscuring posts as they aren't meant to. We have just signed a new £7k over 24 months hardware deal for the server btw, as I mentioned before the internet isn't free which is why free accounts have to view a lot of ads. Paid members see the sponsor ads only, all of which are Lotus specific so useful, as opposed to the Google ads which are based on your internet history.
  10. 2 points
    Today got up late and decided to get the two Lotus cleaned and ready for the season, so Elan has sat outside for 3 Months including the snow (sorry @Stuart Monument) and hasn’t been started in 3 weeks, the Esprit has been sitting in the garage for 4 Months with battery conditioner on. The Elan starts first turn of the key so get that out the way, now into garage and the Esprit, third turn of the key she fires up. Was intending to get them both sorted out today but got a bit obsessed with the Elan see pic. Elan is off to Ricks storage for a bit and to get it inside, the Esprit is awaiting a trip to Gerald for service and MOT. Only issue I had was trying to move the Esprit back into the garage wearing wellies, got a massive cramp in the back of my leg I nearly stuck it into the garage wall!
  11. 2 points
    Wonder who's behind the wheel?
  12. 1 point
    Yes Barry She goes through the white plastic tube real easy. Yes take the seat out makes the job a lot easier. As you a can see you only need to pull away the carpet from the front of the tunnel. I soaked my seat bolts in plenty of wd40 and they came easy
  13. 1 point
    1&2 Steve and Julie 3 Duggie - but only if anyone else turns up
  14. 1 point
    @Babas89 Tell Cyriaque when he's ready to sell to give me first dibs back on it!!
  15. 1 point
    Ah don’t worry, the GT430 will be a worthy successor.
  16. 1 point
    On the way to go back to the previous owner (a french one not Gavin) It's a friend of me and he let me the pleasure to can buy it from hum. But he never find a better car thanks this one for hum so he push me to buy it back. I've find a deal with the dealer to can have a car really cool as this GTE, let's see in two weeks But that's the first time I'm so sad to let a car go
  17. 1 point
    Hi Jo, I just pm regarding the compomotive"hat washers".I also need a complete set ,80 count to somplete my compomotive split wheel restoration. Thanks
  18. 1 point
    Put a turbo on top of supercharger.
  19. 1 point
    It's not the halo car but from reading all the reviews I think the GT410 Sport with Ohlin’s TTX damping option maybe the sweet spot of the Evora range... But where's the Carbon?? A supermodel in lingerie or polo neck sweater and duffle coat!!
  20. 1 point
    Left them off while it got cleaned and geo'd... they knock easily. So, today was the day!
  21. 1 point
    We will just have to see if the forecast snow actually arrives. It’s always difficult early in the season but we have even had snow at Petit Paris Breakfast meet in May a few years ago. Fingers crossed
  22. 1 point
    1&2 Steve and Julie You do realise that snow has been forecast for that weekend though......
  23. 1 point
    Or approx 5k for Ohlins for my 400 and save £60k
  24. 1 point
    I had holes in that pipe with the Otter switch. I threw it away and replaced with an adaptor for a screw-in thermostat and a silicone hose elbow.
  25. 1 point
    Thanks, I hadn't realised there was a subscription option.
  26. 1 point
    Thanks for the link, I guess that's another plus for the 380 Cup *cough* @BAS *cough*
  27. 1 point
    Knowing I had tried death wish coffee, my oldest stepdaughter(35 now) and her boyfriend gave me a quart bottle of this IPA to try a few years ago. I can't bring myself to drink it however because a healthy version of the image bears an uncanny resemblance to her. It also reminds me of her looks and problems with anorexia going back maybe 12-15 years ago and my wife agrees, but neither of us ever asked her outright if she sees the irony(or intended it). She's still on the skinny side, but not like she was in therapy way back then. It's supposed to be an IPA with coffee tones.
  28. 1 point
    I think it looks ****. The front end would be much better with no plate, or plate the old way. Please start a new thread if you'd like to discuss this further
  29. 1 point
    It's actually called bumper edge seal. The quality of the Esprit parts in fiberglass isn't perfect which is why there are likely to be gaps. Anything other than perfect fitting and it could move around causing rubbing. You need about 4 m. Not bad considering the cost of all the other bits.
  30. 1 point
    Hi all of you and thank you very much for all your responses. I shall try and answer each comment from each person. Harry: I know what you are saying about the look of the gearbox, however it was rebuilt professionally. It was rebuilt by a company that I know at least 1 UK Lotus specialist with a very good reputation uses. They dont polish and paint to keep costs down. This is made clear by them at the beginning. My decision to use this company was after much thought and advice being taken from many places. Based on this I am confident the internals have been done correctly. However occasionally mistakes are made and things go wrong so at the moment I am not discounting the rebuild as the problem. Picture of your gearbox looks lovely and and if I lived near you then I would have asked you for sure. I will be in Amsterdam on 20th April so if you could bring me one of your gearboxes I could it install it in my car. What fantastic advertising for you in the UK! ......Only joking. Axial play (End float) of the crank is fine. I measured this before with a DTI. Whilst I cant actually remember the figures the float was well within spec of the manual. As TAR says the engine ran no issue with a different gearbox. John Douglas: I shall be using your stethoscope method this morning for sure. However when I finished last night I had made adjustments and the noise was gone. I do have a glimmer of hope that the gear linkages were poorly adjusted and this somehow was causing the issue. I am no expert at all on gearbox internals. Something I should learn! TAR: This morning I will be trying jacking and running if the noise comes back and persists. My adjustments yesterday seem to suggests something part engaged which hopefully is why I seemed to have stopped the noise. Ramjet: Whilst the thrust bearing is not new I don't believe the problem is that. Same thrust bearing has been used throughout this saga. Done for a reason. Car is fine with a different gearbox but same thrust bearing. Also there was absolutely nothing wrong with it that myself and a number of others could see. I also do not believe that the noise you can hear in the videos could be the thrust bearing. The noise is just wrong for such a small little bearing failing. Steve V8: I can only hope the gearbox internals and the input shaft circlip is correct. The last bullet point on my first near suicidal post states the noise is similar to before. I believe the likely hood of the same problem giving the same noise, if it is gearbox internals is very remote. If a cock up has been made in the gearbox then I would expect maybe a different noise and different symptoms.....hopefully. Clutch has been removed and inspected previously. Clutch is actually very little wear. This was removed and checked prior to installing the spare gearbox and car ran fine. It was not re checked before installing this gearbox but I had no reason to. Based on this I think I have to assume the clutch is fine. I can also confirm the spigot bearing (inside end of crank) is also fine. Will be jacking car today during further testing as you suggest. Chillidoggy: Axial play (End float) of the crank is fine. I measured this before with a DTI. Whilst I cant actually remember the figures the float was well within spec of the manual. As TAR says the engine ran no issue with a different gearbox. I shall let you know how my morning goes! My wife has removed all rope and is now out of my reach. Please feel free to submit more ideas if you get them Many thanks Phil
  31. 1 point
    Great! Can't see from the picture does the fiberglass run the whole length of the strip where it contacts the louvre? Also can you see if the strip has a bracket to secure it at its ends or is it just fiberglass? Thanks for checking this! Cheers. Hi Dave, it's sold quite cheaply by S and J. Cheack under S1 parts if it doesn't come up. The problem without using it is if the bumper moves even slightly with vibration it will rub through the paint! I would need therapy I that happened!
  32. 1 point
    You should get the app Untappd or Beerbook as I call it. The app logs your beers and pubs and you share with your drinking buddies you link with. You get a chance to rate the beers, put in your tasting notes and take a photo then toast those buddies. Good if you have mates all over the world. You also collect awarded badges and who doesn't like collecting stuff!.
  33. 1 point
    Yes its an odd thing nature is a perfect system its just us humans that think we know better. My old man used the green lipped mussels when he done his leg in...I did joke to not get them mixed up with his pink lipped muscle buddsy
  34. 1 point
    Yep, thats why I thought about making a half moon cut out in the side of the box, allowing a socket to fit over.
  35. 1 point
    Remember Budsy, to drik it straight away. Don't keep some of it in the fridge unless for only short time. Kind regards, jacques
  36. 1 point
    Anyway all this supliment and diet stuff does make you think. i tore my rotary cuff muscle really badly a couple of years ago at centreparcs on the waterski cable ride. There was no way I was letting go - I had my three kids I had to beat. It was bloody awful for 18 months or more - some phsyio helped - but it was terrible. A mate of mine gave me some green lipped muscle and said try this for a few weeks. Well - just over two weeks in and pain gone - and I mean gone. That was 6 months ago. theres something in some of this stuff there really is
  37. 1 point
    Fitted the new wiper and works perfectly. I think I *may* have fitted the old one the wrong way round as when I'd removed it I noticed it had a small arrow. Cringe.
  38. 1 point
    (from https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/road-cars/should-lotus-relocate)
  39. 1 point
    On Esprits with sun roof there is a similar sealing profile.
  40. 1 point
    Just ask for money back for stereo Tony and sort it yourself, or pay proper ICE installer to do it. Life’s too short to have Lotus mess you about.
  41. 1 point
    Beat you @GFWilliams . Genuine 360 Cup rear carbon composite panel arrived today! Can’t wait to put the rumours to bed and get a real weigh in of the glass panel as comparison! Thanks again Dave at @Seriouslylotus for hunting this precious part down and securing them for us! Huge appreciation for your dedication to finding these rare parts!
  42. 1 point
    Really interesting update Imran, lots of things there that I'll be doing at some stage, so your very precise details on installation and understanding your very considered reasons for choosing each change to the car is very useful. The car is looking better by the day, it's making me want a bloody wing...
  43. 1 point
    I would love to take Mark up on his offer. Sadly I cannot afford anything like the sum he is asking for. Of course that's why I went down the federal route in the first place.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    David, the carpet sample you received was not the automotive grade that we normally use, just an attempt to help you find the specific colour of orange used by Lotus in the early Tartan clad S1, by looking at alternative options in the supply chain. Your requirements were so specific on colour that, at that time, without taking a minimum order of 8 x 30m rolls we were unable to match the original carpets exactly. We can supply a large range of colourways in 3 qualities of automotive grade carpets in the same colours as those supplied by everyone else, we also go to great lengths to match the leather trim and bindings unlike other suppliers who shall remain nameless. And as @Fairlineguy lives just up the road, I hope that we would be able to help him out in any way we can.
  46. 1 point
    @Steve V8for carpets. His missus stitches the leather bits in - does abloody brilliant job - just like the originals
  47. 1 point
    William I do have a Yellow S1 advertised at the moment I would be more than happy in taking your S2 as a P/X ? Surely a RHD S1 has got to be the way to go as long as funds allow it .
  48. 1 point
    William there is another way around this . when I shipped a car from Seattle I used Rinkins shipping and used there escrow account. Basically you pay Rinkens for the car and they pay the seller on collection . They won’t check the condition of the car but they do check it’s validity with paperwork and vin tag . But they do charge for this it’s about £300 from memory. well worth it I thought for piece of mind
  49. 1 point
    I know a Lotus enthusiast/owner who has experience selling cars to Europe. He is near Philadelphia, PA USA. http://taylormadeclassiccars.com/vehiclessold.html Tell Ted that Atwell sentcha. Perhaps he would agree to help you for a few dollars. Might be worth it.
  50. 1 point
    Hi William, Is there any member on here that lives nearby that might be able to assist with you going to have a look and act as a middleman possibly?


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