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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
    She's gonna be right pissed off if it snows again next weekend. I think she should chew up @Barrykearley 's warmest jacket
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 1 point
    Put a turbo on top of supercharger.
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    Put a turbo on top of supercharger.
  17. 1 point
    Left them off while it got cleaned and geo'd... they knock easily. So, today was the day!
  18. 1 point
    That looks like the cap Gerald replaced my Esprit one with. It was a right pig to get on & off - I check my water level each trip, so I was getting very frustrated with it - strangely, despite the impossible tight fit, water seemed to weep out of it. Eventually when taking it off one day (after a few months), it snapped into three pieces. Replaced with an "original" cap, not had a problem since - I didn't think there was a problem with the cap on the tank before it was replaced.
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    So far so good, only one small weep from a union whilst bleeding the brakes. It even has a decent pedal (according to the wife), although I still reckon there's some air in the system. Might try a pressure bleeder, although I've never needed one before it might be easier. Once that's complete, I can move onto the vacuum side of things.
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    Just to add that Neil Turner has always been helpful when I have contacted him, usually by email. And any problems have always been solved to my satisfaction. So I am very surprised that a DAB aerial was not fitted at a cost to Lotus and I am very surprised that Neil Turner was not able to help. Well done to the dealer. Have you thought of writing a letter of complaint to the CEO?
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    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
    Ian. Yes. As far as I can tell I can select all gears manually directly from the levels on the gearbox. Obviously with both selecting rods disconnected. I think I am going to stop now because I am just going through the same thing. I will speak to the gearbox people tomorrow as whilst it has sat in the garage for a bit I believe they should be honouring any problem. I want to take the top off and have a look but don't want to break their seal without their knowledge. Gear stick mechanism looks reasonable to me also. My little helper unfortunately has more interest in playing on an Xbox so that's just making life that much more difficult now. Hoping that Gerald Turner will call in mid week also so that will be great. Thank you all for your help so far on this. Hopefully will be at Silverstone classic so if any of you are going it will be great to meet you.
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    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.
  27. 1 point
    Thanks for the link, I guess that's another plus for the 380 Cup *cough* @BAS *cough*
  28. 1 point
    This is the best photo i can get.There is no protection or bracket at the end.
  29. 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.
  30. 1 point
    Trappers Hat for me... made up north at the Brimstage Brewery. Also Lemon Dream, can't remember who by, but that is also particularly nice. cheers (no pun intended) Mark
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    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!
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    That is quite a sweeping statement, especially coming from a dyno expert.. I don't doubt he has experienced what you have stated but I do feel we have to ask why.. I have been running this type of filter for many years with repeated dyno test sessions and periodic turbo inspection overhauls, this has all been part of the development to test modifications and components on the Esprit. After 10.000 miles, aggressive testing on dyno and dirty British roads with a 4'' ram air system , we found no signs of ware on the S182 turbo when returned for interim inspection to manufacturer.. In fact they gave it glowing report. So not sure why your guy was having so many problems.. The other point you make about reduction in power on your Esprit being systematic with the filter change to the K&N type, again very strange .. The point being, you state in your experience you believe it lets lager partials of dirt though , In which case will be less restrictive and have higher flow capability. The high flow capability is what the manufactures promote and will only enhance performance ... Personally in the situation you have I would be exploring the flow dynamics and and tuning parameters on the engine as a whole rather than focusing on the filter.. There are many owners out there who have had these type of filters for decades , we are yet to get any direct reports of compressor damage as a result of using them . Further more many have reported a better performing feel to their engines after fitting.. If there was the massive evidence of resulting compressor damage as your dyno man stated, I would of expected loads of compensation claims along with media outrage, none has come to my attention.! So it may be a little early to make such sweeping remarks when evidence to the contrary is also available.. However it is important that manufactures installation instructions are followed so the filter can perform as designed. I do not think there should be any reason for owners to panic about damage that may or may not have been caused by these type of filters when used correctly.. A simple visual check at next service should be enough to put minds at rest.. This post is in no way meant as a criticism just a balanced response from another owner, as Jacques mentioned .... each to his own.... It is very important that we are aware of what Jacques experienced , thank you for sharing .
  33. 1 point
    Yes the alu strip is fiberglassed to the louvre.I was in the garage right now,it looks like that..
  34. 1 point
    It is my understanding that since dieselgate the EU lawmakers have taken a very dim view on any sort of "cheat". They have obviously decided that something like an exhaust valve button is just trying to get around their regulation dictating noise etc. What isn't clear is why this doesn't appear to be rolled out across the whole range yet.
  35. 1 point
    As I thought.........it was costly!!!!
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 1 point
    @martynv I have a mate who wants to go in his Evora and is in process of joining the forum. Cheers.
  39. 1 point
    Sorry mate but it has the engine in and is complete not your style
  40. 1 point
    Hi Fabian - I took the Turbo out the garage and into the daylight at long last today, so took some photos that I hope help answer your queries. .Cheers Stephen
  41. 1 point
    No exhaust valve button and in the video it sounds like touring mode on my car. Does that mean the valves open in sport mode like they do when i put my car in sport mode? or are the valves closed on all settings on the 430 include Race mode and just open up over a certain RPM?
  42. 1 point
    (from https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/road-cars/should-lotus-relocate)
  43. 1 point
    On Esprits with sun roof there is a similar sealing profile.
  44. 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!
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    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...
  47. 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.
  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
    Thanks, Bibs. William, please send me a private message, I will do my best to help you. I might know the car or owner, and I've a bit of experience in what you are dealing with. - Tony K. p.s., don't worry, I won't try to buy it from under you.
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