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  1. Arrived today, Number 094. Full mechanical restoration, interior needs a bit of attention but not in to bad a condition. Been off the road since 96 I believe.
    7 points
  2. Came across my old SLR camera during Christmas and took a few shots of the esprit with the new tire decals. Captures the stance of the Esprit nicely. Can’t wait to get rid of the black ducts when the car goes for a respray in 2019. White body and black satin bumpers, period correct. Happy Holiday and a great start into the New Year to you all!
    6 points
  3. Nice pics of the 380. The addition of the charge cooler swayed me to the 410. Hopefully collecting in the next week or so.
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  4. Look what arrived at Hoffman's this morning 😀
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  5. It worked with the phone! 😃 No fault codes reported, even in the historical file, but it did have a dead battery in the last month so I would assume that would clear it? Thanks chaps.
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  6. Well, no matter what exege we've gone for, with the win in Evo, Brexit and the future of lotus (smaller engine cars etc) it's likely any model will hold some value and be worth having.
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  7. 2500 miles down to Modena/Turin and back, via Stelvio and other passes. Couldn't resist a pic outside the gates of Maranello. They might be doing the same outside Hethel in a few years time!!
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  8. yes......but I do own this one.....
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  10. found this randomly online, started watching f1 in 85, remember drawing side profiles of f1 cars instead of listening to my teacher... in class
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  11. Just to add to the Evora love, I bought my 2010 Evora from B&C in Feb 2018. I have not been without one Lotus or another since 1992, having started with a S1 Esprit and through every variant of Esprit (except V8) plus a few Europa (Type 65), Elise, Elan (Type 100) and Excel. I have always wanted an Evora but various events and other toys stood in its way. I debated about a 400 or 345bhp S but decided to dip my toe with an early 276bhp car. For me, it had to have CR gearbox, sport button and 'anything but black' interior. B&C came up trumps with a 50,000 miler and offered a full one ye
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  12. I think I'd skip running a tap down the holes, for fear of removing any of the existing thread. My experience with taps & dies is they often don't exactly match the original profile, resulting in a looser fit overall after.
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  13. Stunning pics, yelow G turbo with good year tyre decals looks super cool
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  14. Dont they know those damn terrorist sometimes will do a thing called "lying"??? Bloody foreigners! buddsy
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  15. Great, thanks. I'll take my time with it and hope for a good result!
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  16. Hi everybody This time my write up about Lotus history is dedicated to the winning season of Jim Clark and the Lotus Cortina in the 1964 British Saloon Championship. It includes some video footage and also infographs to illustrate the race by race account with the podium results of each event. I hope you enjoy it, any feedback is welcome as usual 🙂 Please, click on this link to read it-> http://lotusmadrid.com/es_ES/touring-with-lotus/
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  17. Many thanks for posting Daniel, a great read, brings back memories. As a youngster in the 60s & my father being a motorsport fan we went to 2 or 3 of the major meetings at Silverstone & Goodwood each year. I know we went to the International Trophy at Silverstone in 64 but can't recall anything of the Saloon race but do remember the 65 Easter meeting at Goodwood when Jim Clark & Jack Sears comprehensively defeated the Mustangs on a very wet track. Equally impressive in that race was John Rhodes drive to 3rd place in the works Mini, not too far behind Jack, although he later got pen
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  18. Aye Dan👏😄 - just realised this is a 410 topic......oops😬 same wing almost so principles the same😉
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  19. Dave, check the cross ref parts lists. I am sure they were used by another maker. Triumph TR7, Volvo. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Heater-Valve-fit-Volvo-140-164-242-244-245-262-264-265-240-1973-91-TR7-TR8-Lotus/112558923926?hash=item1a3508e096:g:~7oAAOSwACZZtVB0:rk:2:pf:0
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  20. Thanks for the advice guys. As far as I know, the cam towers have never been off before so I'm hopeful that it will go back with no drama. As @Sparky advises though, if one does let go I'll helicoil them all before having a second go. It probably doesn't show in the photos but I've already used proper assembly lube on all the moving surfaces in the reassembled tower. Fingers crossed!
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  21. Any excuse to get the photos out hey mate haha
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  22. The Problem I have always found with well worked on engines , is the previous assemblies have done all the damage through ignorance. When you talk to people how they do the job of re-shimming , which is where most of the torques bolts thread/head damage occurs, they all do the same error.. This is using the torques bolts to pull the cam housing down and also doing without oiling the threads.. This repeated on and off with a steel bolt in an alloy thread wares it , eventually pulling out under torque. The other factor is few people actually use a torque wrench straight off and over torque
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  23. You are right and I don’t own one so I guess that makes me unbiased. (Although sorry to say but the cup with its straight wing is the even better looking 380...)
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  24. I only say that given the age of the castings, and with the number of times the cam carriers May have been been taken off. II fear this could be a false economy. Perhaps @Sparky has an alternative view?
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  25. Great pics and cheers for posting, big thumbs up for Pagini letting you park inside The Lamborgini factory tour fantastic, the dancing donkey factory from what i have seen on video footage has a sort of tropical rainforest in the middle of te factory by the alloy casting facility to help with humidity iirc. More things to add to the bucket list lol.
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  26. Many thanks for posting Daniel, As always great read, i just flicked through quickly but will read through it all later, photos as always are stunning. Would love to see the lotus badge back in the british touring car championship. Hopefully attached to a ford model or even a lotus designed sports saloon maybe. We can but dream
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  27. 380’s are the best looking, my totally unbiased opinion of course....😉
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  28. It was also highly illegal. Even at the time. Engine cooling, me arse.
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  29. No. Ground Effect aero has been banned since 1983. The original ‘ground effect cars’ were so efficient that they didn’t have to run with any front wings:
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  30. http://vsic.lotuscars.com/system/files/documents/sn_fc_automatic transmission_Evora_400_0.pdf Try this link see if it helps with locating it....
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  31. Also, essentially, summarised in this animation:
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  32. There is no denying there a good thing, with another award from EVO https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/lotus-cars-news/lotus-exige-sport-410-wins-evos-roadster-of-the-year/
    1 point
  33. We have had 3 dogs over 18 years from the same rescue home and each time they have been very questioning of us and others. I even watched them put someone off the didnt think suitable. Im please to say they have increased the charge each time and it now stands at £150 per dog which is the minimum I think it should be. So if it does end up at a proper rescue centre I would like to think it would be ok and prospective owners vetted.
    1 point
  34. Try removing the balaclava next time you go.
    1 point
  35. Last time I went to the US at immigration I had to declare whether I was a terrorist or not, or whether I had been a terrorist.
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  36. Haha comparing 0-60 times... get on track guys 😉
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  37. Jim at 2bular definitely was and I believe back on track were also involved in putting an Audi auto box into one with the new charge cooled TVS1900 solution. It was the 8 speed but I believe the view is that the 7 speed would be a better solution.
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  38. Especially with a 460 conversion 😳
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  39. Still, it's alot of money for 0.4 of a second to 60.  Not as much as a 430 Cup upgrade....... if you have a 380 to chop in, a well specced car will be around £55k plus your 380 I would guess... Sorry, but that a new RS3., much easier to go KT, especially as I specced the track pack when ordering, granted not 3ways, but good enough for me. thanks
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  40. sneaky one [/img]
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  41. That was 2 up on 5th run but hit 184.5mph on last run without passenger . So my maths say 2.5 mph quicker 👍🏽
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  43. Christmas present for the Eclat, courtesy of the "Gokoku-ji" shrine in Naha, Okinawa, which I visited whilst I was back in Japan last month. I got a few charms including this one, meant to keep you safe whilst on the roads (and hopefully protect the car from 70s British automotive electrics!).
    1 point
  44. (I understand it's a bit off topic so I will keep it short ... ^^) This is true for some countries but as for France it's not that simple really, in the last few years we have lost Alstom which has been sold to GE (electrical part) and then the train part is sold to the Germans (including the TGV ...) to Siemens, then as @geartox mentioned the Toulouse airport has been sold to a Chinese group, and as for a lot of wines or Baccarat glass and many others assets. Next are our electrical dams which will be sold because of the insistence of the EU (and not declared critical, apparently we a
    1 point
  45. Finally got the better of it. In the end I managed to drill the head off in situ. Just lucky it was one of the top ones because if it had been one of the studs accessed through the brass caps or on the exhaust cam housing I'd have been totally knackered for access. With the tower lifted off the remaining stud wound out easily. Neil 1, Esprit 0 after extra time... Tomorrow I can now start stripping the cam out and replacing the seals etc. I think the exhaust cam, where all but one of the valves is within tolerance, will be staying where it is this time around. Risk vs reward and
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  46. I had the use of this nice courtesy car today while I have my sticky door fixed on the 430 Cup. Nice colour if anyone is on the hunt for a 410. Cant compare it to mine as it’s not run in yet so just had a pootle about for a few miles.
    1 point
  47. Apologies for the reflection, I thought I would share one of my G car pictures signed by the man himself! I am assured it was really signed by Giugiaro - apparently done via somebody within the automotive industry. It takes pride of place on my wall!!
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  48. Yep, no access for mere mortals I'm afraid...... They generally turn a blind eye to photo opportunists like myself, but other than that it's the not very good bus tour that's on offer. We did a proper factory tour at Lamborghini and was walking amongst the Aventador and Hurracan production lines. Pagani even opened the gates and let the group actually park all the cars on their site.
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  49. Did they let you in? Nice trip and pics.
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  50. Signature Orange CR- love it everywhere I go
    1 point


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