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  1. Unfortunately those that put the effort into making these videos, and it really is an effort, find themselves in the spotlight for criticism. If you know Jonny or for that matter anyone that posts on YT etc, then I'm certain they are in the main different from how they come accross, ususally. In my personal experience, Jonny is a very modest fella and sooo enthusiastic about Lotus. I've yet to see him big himself up on a video, instead he focuses on the cars totally, with his impressions of the car only and the impact it has on him. No, he's not that animated as a character in his videos and
    6 points
  2. 5 points
  3. You must have had a lot of crap in that garage as it still looks full and the skip in front is over flowing.
    3 points
  4. I finally got the engine block back after Nikasil'ing the bores and silver powder coating of the block.
    3 points
  5. Lol. I’ve had worse autocorrects. Best one I sent out via text last year was - “I’ll call you later I’m on a lesson” and what I sent out was “I’ll call you later I’m on a lesbian” Glad I knew them
    3 points
  6. The first V8 Esprit being assemembled - posted by Morris Dowton (right in pic) retired Head of Lotus Car Manufacturing on LinkedIn tonight
    3 points
  7. And just like that I have new front discs and no more grabbing or judder. The left was out of true by 0.15mm against a maximum tolerance of 0.06mm. The front right to compare was at 0.015mm. Both were replaced.
    2 points
  8. As far as we know - so far - we will be bringing two cars, both with a spare seat each! It’ll be a combination of either the S3 turbo, the Elise and - fingers, legs and eyes crossed - the V8. So if a couple of people fancy a seat, there’s most likely seats going.
    2 points
  9. Worked at getting hammered.
    2 points
  10. Not at all, just a general observation as sadly it seems Jonny isn't posting any longer possibly due to the constant picking at him. My words not his. Trevor.
    2 points
  11. not very good pics but i lost my camera in the crash
    2 points
  12. Why does anyone want lap times? Unless you are a race driver, or are a Lotus PR man lap times are useless in this type of report. I find it much more interesting to see how a 'normal' driver ( not meaning to diss Mr Pitts driving ability) finds the car differences. It is subjective but I think this vid shows more than any lap times, the difference in 'feel' and atmosphere that the two cars generate.
    2 points
  13. It’s had a quick polish this evening - still some left to do - but what a marked improvement. The line down the middle is a reflection of a suspended air line and power cable going to the shed opposite before anyone asks !!
    2 points
  14. big shout out for Hanger 111 in woodbridge who serviced and mot'd my Evora again today.. http://www.hangar111.com just love taking my car there.. crisp clean workshop, always lovely cars being worked on, like an aladins cave! with amazing knowledge of all things lotus and oily bits.. these guys really are the business.. just know that my car will be pampered, carefully treated and treasured whilst in their care, would thoroughly recommend them to look after your pride and joy..
    1 point
  15. No photos but just an update on the carb tuning.... Everything reassembled and balanced, also took the liberty of fitting a brand new distributor and changed the oil and filter. Engine bay is also looking much fresher with the repainted plenum stuff. Car now goes like a scalded cat - In fact I can't believe how quick it is It's not quite finished yet as there is now a flat spot off idle until approx 2200 rpm. We think it's the idle jets (58) so I've order up a set of 60s and 62s to have a play with and see if we can iron it out. It seems to lean out during progression for some rea
    1 point
  16. @mayesprit Ian, I'm at Dunston Hall Friday so I'll have one free seat in the Esprit if you or your daughter want a ride. Martyn
    1 point
  17. To anybody who is visiting Hangar111, who doesn’t have the benefit of being as close as me, if you want to spend a couple of hours relieving the boredom of hanging around give me a bit of notice & I may be able to meet you for a chat and a drink etc (non alcoholic of course!)
    1 point
  18. Very sorry to hear this. Jonny @The Pits is a massive performance car (& Lotus in particular) enthusiast plus a valuable source of real world advice and knowledge about the marque. Especially the everyday driving experience and motorsport ability of the current crop of cars. With Jonny it is not all about his ego, but all about explaining the cars and expressing his thoughts in an objective and helpful way. Also lets not forget he has actually put his money & time commitment where his mouth is. Fingers crossed that he studiously ignores the nitpicking and resumes posting. I have
    1 point
  19. Five hour round trip for me, but more than happy to do it.
    1 point
  20. Yep, @Hangar111 are pretty good , and are Lotus approved service and warranty agents. A major plus point for me is that they are just 15mins drive away , nice to have someone so good right on your doorstep.
    1 point
  21. Yep, these guys are the best!!!! I have Westover Lotus in Poole just 3.8 miles up the road from me and they're terriable. (They tried to get me to part with £1300 to replace something that wasn't even broken). I've tried Williams Lotus near Bristol (that was an absolutely rediculous experience and i'd never go near them again). In the past couple of years I've been taking my Evora to Hanger 111. It's a 400 mile round trip, but I'd rather do that because i have total confidence in them, their abilities and their integrity!
    1 point
  22. No. Just a sad one.
    1 point
  23. I think the weight of driver offsets that , let alone driving skill. Be good fun though
    1 point
  24. @Dan E - left Shan cleaning the car when I went to work this morning. Came home to a list of things that needs doing on it.
    1 point
  25. I'll just say that there are full trumpets on the inside. The injectors point straight to the back of the valves. The volume of the plenum is 2.5x the working volume of the engine. Those ribs on the outside are for structural rigidity. Under full vacuum, the plenum only deflects 0.15mm! The plenum weighs 1.5kg.
    1 point
  26. Bugger, I better take some tips from this fella on how to keep you behind
    1 point
  27. You'd think. It's his 80th Birthday next weekend and they won't have access to his memories and experiences at some point (hopefully a long way off). His knowledge of company history is second to none!
    1 point
  28. I can’t believe Lotus haven’t allocated MJK a ticket (a golden one at that!) Apart from Hazel and Clive, he should’ve been next up.
    1 point
  29. Thanks - sorry to hear Jonny isn't posting.
    1 point
  30. Dependant on weather ... ill be doing the 29th evening event! Hope @DJW @Crouchy @Turbo911 @Llewelyn82 you guys can make it.
    1 point
  31. Doing all the club admin on Monday mate
    1 point
  32. @Stubox, that is such a ridiculous comment that I’m not going to dignify it with a response. Oh, hang on.
    1 point
  33. PS the engine is at the other end!
    1 point
  34. 1-2s on 1.1x lap from tyre pressures and slightly warmer tyres? A bit dramatic to me, maybe I'm just too bad of a driver. The matter of fact is that it is fairly shocking to see much relatively underpowered manual Carrera T be so much faster, as well as massively heavy overpowered barges being also faster. Would be interesting to see the logs or any other stats from those laps to understand where is the difference coming from (e.g., staright line, entries, exits, everywhere).
    1 point
  35. ...and baldy tyre. Must be running slave wheels during assembly. The staff are showing complete faith in that body hoist!
    1 point
  36. Probably as many opinions on that as people you ask. Yes dominated by Spanish and Italians. The Spanish in particular nurture their youngsters through domestic series into the feeder classes of Moto3 and Moto2. Young Brits tend to get more involved in British series which are more road bike inspired and lead on to British and then World Superbikes - where we do very well. But not many of any nationality have made any kind of real success in moving from Superbike to MotoGP. I'm not sure why. (Indeed not many do that well going from MotoGP to WSB unless they were good there first).
    1 point
  37. It’s possible to change a liner leaving the engine in but really not recommended. You’d be much, much better off removing the engine, crank out, liners out and re seat them all along with the replacement - liner heights are absolutely crucial to make sure the K series runs properly and you get the longevity from it. An improperly fitted liner will blow another head gasket very quickly leaving a tell tale detonation ring on the cylinder head face. It’s always best to replace the oil pump and pressure regulator. Without seeing the car, it’s hard to give the best advice - but if you’re chang
    1 point
  38. Heresy!!!! ( I may have had a torsen in my S1)
    1 point
  39. Finally sorted it! Popped to Halfords to get some Allen keys, took the seat out, when it was out, just tilting the seat I could hear the object moving from one side to another. Here is the culprit! a little washer. Undoing one of the Allen bolts holding the base to the seat, and it popped out of the attached image! It must have come off the left bolt... On taking it for a drive after, no more noise
    1 point
  40. buddsy Boi's car club looks forward to receiving 20 tickets in the post....Now then how d ya sell stuff on ebay? buddsy
    1 point
  41. I think it will work, when everyone knows if they definitely have tickets after Bibs is back. For me I think it best if members who have tickets and spare seats put it on here and Members who want lifts like @Turbo, then message that person to arrange. Then a post can be put on here saying the spot is filled.
    1 point
  42. It won’t let me upload any videos - too big I assume - but here’s a couple of pictures as promised Another
    1 point
  43. Thanks Ramjet. I refer the honorable gentleman to line 2 of my request that I made some moments ago.......
    1 point
  44. Bikes have two wheels. The guys wearing the helmets race them. The winner is the guy who crosses the line first. If they pull over in the pits or anywhere else during the race, the bike is generally broken. Glad to help.
    1 point
  45. Update in case anyone was wondering. Lotus wanted data off the car, I assume to check that it hadn't been an excessively abusive 3k miles, so popped to the dealer and they pulled all of that. I received a call today to say all was well and they'll swap the discs, much to my relief!
    1 point
  46. A follow up to this saga.... having been at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, I had driven back from my cousin's place at Waltham Chase, intending to stop overnight on the boat at Chertsey and take the ferry on Tuesday morning. Bimbled up to Kew for a haircut and a spot of lunch...as I went back to the car, a chap was very complimentary...he said that she still looked futuristic after all the years since she emerged from the factory, and I could but agree!! Then i was heading to Tesco for a bit of shopping before going to the boat. Driving happily along the Chertsey Bypass, I g
    1 point


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