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  1. Got my envelope this morning, thanks Bibbo. Delighted to see it contained my usual appearance fee.
    11 points
  2. Am I winning in the ticket pic compo?
    8 points
  3. Hopefully final update. Bearing successfully replaced. Friendly vintage bus company down the road had a press to get old bearing out which caused no issues. New bearing went into the freezer overnight. Hub went into the oven (whilst the wife was out) for an hour at 200 degrees C... Frozen bearing literally dropped into the hole in the hub... It was almost too easy, which slightly worries me... Pete
    4 points
  4. Same... And I find that most of the remainers I come across, (the few which actually live outside the M25) seem to be glass half full pessimists who, don't seem to have a lot of knowledge of the implications either way, just take for granted the media brainwashing, with no actual thought or vision for the future of this country. Except to say that they've been told the sky is falling, so falling it must be.
    3 points
  5. Someone is doing a fine job digitising the Thames TV archive.
    2 points
  6. Chuffed with this one from today
    2 points
  7. Thanks for asking, much appreciated. The search continues! There are some pieces for this project that are very illusive. Thin gear lever Maystar speaker grilles One Compomotive wheel lip 15 x 1 I have a four inch rear lip to trade, I was keeping it as a spare but would swap it for a front lip. I thought I would be adding the RM610 to this list but you never know what's around the corner! If anyone can help it would be much appreciated. Trim having looked at the leather on the seats and door cards I have decided it's in very poor shape and will get it all
    2 points
  8. You beat me to it. Any excuse, any thread, however tenuous the link, I post links to the Bahar Elite concept and, I believe, a market Lotus should address seriously i.e. me in a few years when my knees and hips have gone and I can't cope with the Esprit anymore......
    2 points
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  10. tickets arrived in Luxembourg this morning why was I worried that the tickets might not arrive in time Bibs organised it.......... and so it happened!!
    2 points
  11. Impressively sideways entry to Watford Exotics...
    2 points
  12. Helpless with laughter seeing this one today.
    2 points
  13. I cut the first one as suggested and then drew it out from the long side. The short side just fell out. This one was more challenging. The short side on the bush knocked out with not much effort. As can be seen here the other long stud was cut down and the pushed out with a lot of heat and a puller. Still need to move the bushes but getting the studs out is a result. Thanks for the sound advise lads. ✌️
    2 points
  14. @Bibshas done a huge amount of work to organise this, in a very short space of time, and deserves credit. Without his input I’m convinced there would have been no celebration party. Well done Bibs! Now if you could just organise the weather..........
    2 points
  15. I'm fairly local to the NEC in Coventry - If anyone wants to save a few quid and hassle go to Balsall Common and park for free at Berkswell Station. Its the same line and about 6 miles from the NEC - two stops on the local which takes about 5-10 mins to get there. Far easier and less hassle to get in-out.
    2 points
  16. My wife does not use the screen when she drives. I do not use the screen when I drive. Whichever of us is the passenger uses it. I have never had it in the Esprit and even having driven cars with a touch screen, have never hopped into my S4 and thought' "Bugger! If I only had a 7.3865942" screen to play with." It's a manual. I'm too busy driving or talking to my passenger or driving along listening to my favourite music. Have never even used my phone in the Esprit. I also think it would be much easier to adjust a plain old analog knob for heat, let's say, versus adjusting t
    2 points
  17. Nice 1/18 Evora 410 on its way from Tecnomodel - but not so "nice" price - £269.99 (and what's going on with that door glass?) https://www.diecastlegends.com/road-cars/tecnomodel-lotus-evora-410-2017-metallic-black-1-18.html
    1 point
  18. Hi everyone, Thought I'd share this photo of my brand new Elise Cup 250. Never owned a Lotus before. It was between this and a Porsche Boxster but the Porsche is a bit common lol. After a lot of research I had my heart set on an Evora, but once I got to the showroom and saw the Elise I just fell in love and knew this was the car for me. Anyway, nice to meet everyone.
    1 point
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  20. this is a 410 but not mine 😋
    1 point
  21. Just come back from holiday and my letter was waiting for me on the door mat. Cheers Bibs.
    1 point
  22. Yes, the cafe at the rowing museum is pretty good. In Henly in general though you do have time it right to avoid the queues of 'mummies' buying babyccinos and anticlockwise rotated soya based choco mocha skinny lattes with extra sprinkles!! There also seemed to be quite a few nail bars!
    1 point
  23. We need to do more than stand up to the EU, we need to put them into shock mode! No £39b, Germany & France have substantially increase their contributions or the rest have to substantially reduce their demands from the cash pot. To the majority of the leaders of the EU27 & their citizens, whom I believe don’t really get a say on what is being suggested and are probably only “conveniently” informed, blame Tusk, Junker & Barnier for there inept gung-ho approach
    1 point
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  25. More like a miracle, l need some bits and pieces from them so I'll pop in this afternoon, and let you know.
    1 point
  26. Has this whole brexit uncertainty screwed the ECU signals ?? What’s wrong with the V8?
    1 point
  27. I don't remember the wattage, I thought they were good at the time, but I was 17 and knew absolutely nothing. What I will do though, the shop that I bought them from is still going, and is under the same management, I will make an enquiry on your behalf, you never know what old stock or literature may be sitting in a dusty old box at the back of a store room.
    1 point
  28. For a moment there I thought you were now accusing me of having two wives, thank god for google! Bloody 'ell I thought, having one wife and three mistresses is tiring enough.....
    1 point
  29. Mine have arrived, thanks Bibs. However I have been given 3 tickets, numbers 05852, 05853, 05854, does that mean I can carry an extra person in the boot on the way down and they will be admitted if they survive the journey!!!!🤣
    1 point
  30. Down the bottom of the console. Not the top. Little bit in front of the cupholders. If you don't have gimballed cupholders in a sports car, won't you just get your expensive Soy Latte Frappachino sploshing out of the cup and onto your gentlemen or lady parts?
    1 point
  31. Lol. As a Brexit voter I have been called stupid, thick, racist, xenophobic, fascist, bastard, twat, etc. I think in that context I was being gentle and restrained 😂🤣 However with Losers I was also being factually correct
    1 point
  32. Sticking relay? Or obviously the angry bee!
    1 point
  33. Imo on a car that weighs as much as the Evora does the only 'real world' noticeable difference a 10kg lighter set of wheels is going to make is when you have to take them off the car and are physically having to handle them... They look nice though! I'd be buying them on style not on the basis I'm getting 0.14s of better acceleration in the mid range, my arse could never measure that difference, my eyes would see it though...
    1 point
  34. Oil went over $13.00 per barrel Margaret Thatcher became the leader of the opposition for the Conservative party in the UK. Vietnam's bloodiest battles raged The Vietnam War ends Sony introduces Betamax videotapes and Matsushita / JVC introduce VHS First blockbuster movie, Jaws, was released Franco died UK inflation rate was 24% I had my 8th birthday. Quite an eventful year really Stuart. You no very well what people are saying but keeping with the pedantry it sounds like you'd be happy to the same referendum every year as the result
    1 point
  35. I bought a set of these speakers along with a Maystar head unit in 1985, they were stocked and sold by small independent motor factors. I still remember the display in my local parts shop, and many a night out with those speakers blasting out AC/DC and Black Sabbath in my Mk3 Cortina. Unfortunately the Cortina and the speakers went to the scrap yard many years ago.
    1 point
  36. That's not gold, it's camouflage for copper grease...
    1 point
  37. OK Bond esprit fans. It's time to bring this particular thread which started some time ago with a query about the unusual 'dark grey' dash, seen on the close up scenes of the Wet Nelly interior to a conclusion. Lotus supplied at least 5 shells plus parts to the production company (and submersible company) and one shell was used to make a studio mock up for the road chase and underwater scenes. Here is a picture of that mock up. One should clearly see that the upper section of the dash has been trimmed in what looks like a soft slightly padded 'dark grey' material. This must have been done for
    1 point
  38. Just hold it in your hand and drive with the roof down........ Oh, wait a minute ..... I can do that, you can't.
    1 point
  39. I'm going to say that any new Lotus 2+2 coupé needs to be front-engined and rear wheel drive like an Excel. And this is coming from someone who has both an Evora 2+2 and a Ferrari Mondial 2+2 in the garage. I love mid-engined sports cars and have a wife and two kids, whom I need to bring along. However, history puts me in very much a miniscule new car sales demographic. My eldest child is already topping out in the back seat of the Evora. The Mondial is relatively spacious, primarily because it is a cabriolet, but I imagine the coupé version is also pretty much a no-no for adults, with th
    1 point
  40. I had an MR2 Roadster (well actually I had two), such a fun car to drive - felt light and nimble, great handling and balance too. It was def underpowered but that also meant you had the enjoyment of being able to drive it on it's limits.
    1 point
  41. I had exactly the same happening. The original rubber bent hose was half worn by the belt. I changed it by a new rubber one from SJ. When I compared the two hoses , I could see that the old one had bulged from age and that caused it to come too close to the tension belt. The new one does sit a lot better. And yes, The belt can be slack at that end. It is important to overhaul the automatic tensioner AND to use new springs in it . SJ does sell these too.
    1 point
  42. Thankyou for posting ...Great find ...Mike
    1 point
  43. If that hose is a silicon replacement unit - they are typically a very poor fit replacement for the Lotus rubber ones. grab and twist the belt - typical twist is between 45-90degrees i won’t start mentioning cricket or phone microphone tension methods as that will degenerate into a whole myriad of bluster Yes you can adjust in situ. Once you’ve done that - turn the engine over by hand as the tension will alter
    1 point
  44. Nope. I'm describing the Jaguar XJ setup from 10 years plus ago that the Geermans obviously ripped off and 10 years later put in their skips! To be honest, I think the whole "screens" thing is overhyped. Voice activation has to be better than pissing about with a touch activated screen. Safer too. It just seems that everyone these days is fascinated and addicted to electronic screens. Had it in the airport earlier. Bloke walking along, head down, totally oblivious with his thumbs twirling around his keyboard not looking where he was going. At the last minute i stepped out of the way
    1 point
  45. Back on track.....I have more miles on my track cars than my street cars 😱 ..... two to three track outings per week. Had to exercise both "steeds"...... LOVE my "LOTI" 😆
    1 point
  46. 6 pack of 500 ml water sits nicely on the rear shelf. #should've bought a 2 seater.
    1 point
  47. I finally collected my car today and I could not be happier, only 900 miles to go before I can get the run in service out of the way and fully explore the rev range. Only one picture so far...
    1 point
  48. For $3500 I'd fly over there and do it!
    1 point


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