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  1. My 400 is two years old and is already at 19,000 miles. My old Elise made it to 175,000 and I'm hoping to beat that in the Evora! Cars are meant to be driven.
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  2. Well they are on.....they fit nicely under standard S4S extensions. This is good as New Zealand requires the tyre not to extend beyond the arch. more (better) pictures to follow
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  3. Did a roof inspection yesterday looking for leaks. Whole job took less than 30 mins! They'd also had contractors in late last year to paint the roof and after this are on the phone to them making sure them come back and finish the job they were paid for!! No-one thought to check their work but obvs Friday afternoon early finish was their priority rather than nipping out for one more tin of paint!!
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  4. Harry @dsvitesse1 makes and sells the special tools I believe. They likely are pricey but its nice to have the proper tools. But then I am a tool junkie, I buy tools like my wife buys shoes and handbags.
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  5. Everything you could possibly want to know about Lotus type numbers and models (up to 2013) is here https://www.thelotusforums.com/shop/home/780-lotus-the-marque.html Loads of fascinating information and great pictures. I find it interesting that the V6 Exige is still officially a Type 111.
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  6. Awesome. I'll try to make time to stop by. I'll be at the PCNSW Supersprint tomorrow, just taking it easy and getting a feel for the car. I've not really had much seat time in the Lotus and I'm a little nervous tbh. I normally try to take a few long twisty drives, and do a couple of motorkhana's in a car before I take it to a sprint. I've just not been able to make time this time around. I have a feeling that the car's front end doesn't bite as well as I'm use to, and tends towards push understeer given the little drives I have done. But I'm not sure. I guess I'll find out tomorrow
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  7. May as well write this down. Who knows, maybe my children will be curious about their dad some day and want to read it . . . As a young child, about four years old in the late 1970s, I was with my family at my aunt and uncle's house for a holiday (pretty sure it was Thanksgiving). While waiting for dinner, I was sitting in the living room watching the color TV. At this point in my life, I was already a car nut. Loved cars. There on the TV was a white car. In beautiful scenery. I loved how it looked. It looked faster than all the other cars. I really liked the shape. I wa
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  8. Hi guys, I picked up my first Lotus yesterday, and I'm still buzzing. Shocked, would be an appropriate adjective to describe my experience with these cars. The car is so good. I can't wait to get it on the track to see how it is. Our Aussie spec differs slightly from the UK spec. The side pods aren't the larger CF ones (I plan to change this), front splitter isn't CF (I don't mind...I would be worried that a CF splitter would explode on me), and non CF seats as far as I can tell (bummer). Otherwise, all else is the same. I was looking for a car that was fit-for-purpose, tha
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  10. If there was the possibility of a remain vote - rest assured we would already have had it. my gut feel is the outcome will be just the same - possibly a bigger leave margin - since many remain voters actually respect the democratic process and have also seen the reprehensible behaviour of the eu over the last few years
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  11. The bank of Spain has warned that the new government after the forthcoming general election should expect an economic downturn due to certain events such as brexit
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  12. Emo. Only available in black.
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  13. Ejaculate. Standard cream colour, sticky tyres, comes in a range of options, fast acceleration, puts on a spurt when needed. Driver needs balls.
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  14. A fellow tool junkie! Vice or Virtue, that is the question......
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  15. Much much easier to do uprights. I looked long and hard to do the arms, just not worth the hassle. Uprights really easy to machine and Still plenty material left for the threads the bolts use
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  16. From the posting history I think @Techyd has the 18/19 wheels so would have gone for the Pilot sport 4 as the 4s are not available in the correct size for the front. The original handbook says 33/36psi for normal load, higher loads it goes up but I can't remember what too. I have read on the forums that Lotus then revised the figures and lowered them slightly to around 30/33psi. Many Evora owners running the Michelin tyres are preferring the lower pressures. I've still got my winter tyres on but as soon as I switch back I'll be trying out the lower pressures. For track work you wa
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  17. Bookmakers offering 20/1 no deal
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  19. @Buddsy, I think you have a great story by the sounds of it. Speaking 2nd hand I know someone who knows someone I was told one way was to first have a book done, or a documentary and use that to pitch to a film company. Lots of Channels now do their own Documentaries from UK Terrestrial TV to the Big Sky Channels, Netflix, Amazon etc. We were looking into it because my Brother is a writer.
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  20. I often take it to the local council MOT station. (There is one at the Ketteringham Depot, which I think is reasonably local to you). That way you’ll know that they won’t find/make issues which you are then obliged to get fixed there. Otherwise, Highfield Garage in Swardeston has got plenty of experience MOTing Evoras. That’s where LMS used to send their cars to get MOT’d.
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  21. Agree 100% except all the polls are showing it yet again too tight to get a fag paper between. I wouldn't support another vote and have already sent emails to my local MP, but would love for them to have another and lose by an even bigger margin!! I for one will vote leave again and if they get a minor result to remain then will be demanding another vote and will Vote UKIP until I get what I want despite them being a one trick Pony. I genuinely think that will be the only way to get a real Exit from the EU. However the Govt know they will be facing civil unrest should they suddenly remain and
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  22. I put my system together with parts from summitracing.com and got the tank locally since nobody will ship them by air. It’s a 6 litre foam system. Mounted it in the back of the boot and connected it to 6 nozzles (4 atop the engine cover and 2 from the boot side). Actuation is via cable pull from the cockpit. It’s a (car)life insurance since no insurance company covers fire here for older cars despite charging a small fortune for bare essentials.
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  23. I hope so Andy - mine is going in next week for service #9 with 69k miles on the clock, although I can already hear in my head Craig telling me (again) that the clutch pedal is heavy, . I've no plans to reduce my usage of it, in fact I've just upped the projected annual limit on the insurance to 12k. I've got a daily that I can use but it only does about half the miles the Evora does.
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  24. Nah, Macron just does as he is told to do by Merkel. No backbone, he just likes shooting his mouth off to try to convince others that he’s a somebody. This was the point behind my “weak muscles” post above. The EU are still trying to engineer the Brexit process towards a further referendum by hoping that Parliament will still vote May’s deal down and then vote for a long extension rather than no deal exit. The EU will then stipulate that a long extension will be conditional on a new referendum. The EU are now firmly in the driving seat!
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  26. It all comes down to money doesn't it? Our car buying habits/prejudices are driven from years ago where the average car would struggle to do 60k miles in its life, then it was 100k miles. So, cars with 50,60,70k miles are viewed as coming towards the end of their serviceable life. Modern manufacturing techniques, tooling, materials and quality has really turned this on its head, car's generally last much longer, are better all around, but our prejudices remain. There is no reason why any Evora could not go for 150k miles, with proper maintenance, before any serious mechanical overhaul
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  27. Radical SR1 Season 2 - Here We Go Again! Hi Everyone, So this is a question I get asked a lot, will I be doing another season in the Radical SR1 Cup again this year? So I am pleased to say that yes I will although I did think long and hard about it as last season ended up being much tougher than I ever imagined it could be to be honest, I ended up being no where as fast as I thought I would be although I did love the whole experience, but I have been told by so many people that I’d be mad to abandon it after one season as the first season is such a big learning curve that the
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  28. The 400 was originally my daily, but with a conscious call that I didn't want to put more than 10K a year on it, because as you say this does make it an outlier. The N/A was on 44K when I sold it (I think) and I recall it being at the higher end but not especially more than the others being sold at the time and that was 2.5 year ago. Personally, I'd rather have a 50K car in use regularly as road mileage than a 15k car which has done it all on track or a 5K one that spends most of it's life sitting about. That said, the mileage doesn't really seem to hurt the cars too much. Even
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  29. Hi Martin I was originally planning to be there and take some photos (without taking the lotus), now I guess I'll need to bring mine along!
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  30. A bunch of us lotus guys will be at SMP on Sunday 24th at the NSW Supersprint, I'll be running in a 430 cup. Come along and we'd be happy to share track info and recommendations.
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  31. I would have thought the poly will speed up steering response a little (but not much), will last longer but might transmit a little more vibration. Not a deal breaker either way.
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  32. That's (retard timing) was only for idling emissions. Running timing was kind of conventional. The table setting out the specifications looked deceptively Excel like.
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  33. It's still there. Uncle Bob must have forgotten to rename it. I used to stay with friends who lived on Princess Drive when I visited Harare, although I preferred Bulawayo, especially going to Eskimo Hut
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  34. Well worth it. Mine came as a kit from JJC Race & Rally for about £130. They have changed to an ebay shop, and it looks like they don't do the same deal anymore. Think Demon Tweaks is the same company, they have a website rather than ebay. Looking at my invoice, it's a 2.25l Lifeline mechanical plumbed in one and it came with a 2kg hand held. The plumbed in ones they now offer are 4l and I don't think that they will fit in the same place mine is. Here's my installation. Had to make a cut into the cover to let the gauge fit. The 2.25 l is quite big - much larger than the halon one
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  35. What on earth would be the point of a self driving Lotus? Maybe the computers will be talking to each other and comparing the driving experiences of each other’s cars. If it ever truly does get to the point of self driving or autonomous cars, you might just as well be sitting in one of those ugly box like things Apple were developing. I mean, who would care how good it is for the computer to drive?
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  36. You misunderstand the point I was making. On here and another site the debate is reasoned, calm and informed. On Twitter it's OHMYGODTHESKYISFALLINGDOWNWEREALLDOOMEDNASTYEVILTORIESAREALLRACISTS over and over again. Hence the reason for avoiding such nonsense on that platform.
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  37. I also used a viscous coupling spanner (Ford) - that's how I recalled it was 36mm
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  38. When I got my S1's Citroen gearbox overhauled it required a thin 36mm spanner to undo something inside. I can't remember what, as I had the item restored professionally. The special Citroen tool was unobtainable, but the transmission specialist was able to thin down this tool easily and continue the work: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-Discovery-Td5-Tdi-Td-N-A-V8-Viscous-Fan-Spanner-32mm-36mm/230620797702?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20190212102350%26meid%3D6fe4222274a44a5da8e30125e00cea28%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D1422466940
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  39. I'll measure my 'special' box spanner tonight if you still need it. I recall you are correct with the 36mm 'nut' securing the speedo drive
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  40. "Some of our roads are quite bumpy here" Same here in the USA. In fact, I want one of these stickers for my Daily Driver. (Sorry for the off-topic post, had to share. )
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  41. Enjoyed that drive home tonight
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