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  1. Season openings in Austria .
    8 points
  2. I'm now a member of this club too. Daytona Blue S, Sports Racer, 2015, manual, purchased in December.
    4 points
  3. I've owned my 15 NA Evora SR for about 4 weeks, after buying it from Leven in Edinburgh. I absolutely love it. What a car!!
    3 points
  4. Enjoyed that drive home tonight 😃
    3 points
  5. After an absence of approx. 10 years, V8 Project GT1 is back ! There are more options available now to extend the performance of the project, so the general plan is to loose more weight, completely exchange the transmission and upgrade the engine to provide power in excess of 550bhp. Externally the car is going to have the genuine GT1 replica treatment in the form of the #22 Jan Lammers/Perry McCarthy car. As the car has spent very little time running over the last 10 years, so it's going to be a case of get the engine/gearbox out and inspect everything. Looking forward to sharing progress over the next months. Here she is on the trip yesterday. It was physical impossible to reverse the car onto the trailer due to the width, so front first and very carefully driven.
    2 points
  6. Yes, I'm the fool who bought the last unregistered one it seems, rather than a 400 as I just didnt (still don't) like the look of them at all. I think it's only with the 410/430 GT models that they've made the Evora beautiful again, well on the outside at least!
    2 points
  7. At last a day in the tiny garage, thinking of changing my name to top plummer, oh bugger someone already did that... These are the Roose Motorsport silicon hoses from eBay, they may be expensive but you get what you pay for, the quality and fit is superb, the only issue being they have omitted the two stubby thermostat to radiator pipe hoses from the kit, this may just be an oversight, I'll give them a call tomorrow, apart from that highly recommended.
    2 points
  8. Just put a deposit down on a lovely 15 Evora Sports Racer from Leven Lotus in Edinburgh. Can't wait to pick it up! I used to own an S2 111s and I absolutely loved it. Not sure what it is about Lotus but they are a hard habit to shake! Good to be back :) cheers Michael Doris
    1 point
  9. Vanya, be careful with the DB7 I looked and nearly bought DB7 Volante 3 years ago, got a bit nervous so got it checked out by a specialist who is a bit of a guru. He found 7k’s worth of work required and he said it was one of the better ones.
    1 point
  10. So I have the Komo-twc manifolds and downpipe. Very happy with the performance, although judging by @Mark030358‘s recent dyno, the 2bular manifolds offer slightly better torque and maybe power (hard to tell as he has a 380). I have two different systems from after the downpipe, both from 2bular. The first system is the sports cat and the valved trackday exhaust. This system is designed to be quiet, and with the “add on” silencer tips, it recorded 90db static which is very impressive. The second system is a decat pipe and a lightweight backbox. This is very loud and spits some flames, although I think my old road exhaust sounded better if I’m honest.
    1 point
  11. Cheers! Next time you're up let me know, I'll take you out for a drive! Taken earlier that morning -
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  12. 44mm is 1 3/4" - Maybe its imperial? If I remember, I'll measure mine when I get home
    1 point
  13. There are size guides online that will give you a range of tyre fitting sizes for each wheel width. The only thing to check then is whether there is enough clearance either side of the wheel for the wider tyre before it hits on any projections.
    1 point
  14. I was up in Newcastle for a weekend drinking with 9 friends and was watching my team Barnsley playing football on Sky in the Sports bar a few doors up from where your car was parked. One of the lads came to me with a picture of it and asked me what it was. When I said it was a Lotus Evora they asked if it was the same has the one I have. I said I wish as mine is an Evora S. It looked stunning Gav and I’m proud to have one from the same Lotus family. Enjoy.
    1 point
  15. Batmobile,thanks for the info....I too have booked David Pittard so looking forward to it,it’s about 4 weeks off yet so plenty of time to get nervous!its already getting expensive but hey ho....yolo!!! Yep will let you know how it all goes ....some purchases to make now😬
    1 point
  16. @Colin67 Its a single tow hook - I run only one as I found out non cup cars don't have the bolt to attach a rear tow loop and the labour cost would be something in the region of £500 to fit a £20 part. Sorry I didn't make the 16th - work went crazy. Was it a good day? Any footage? @Ali tuck Id say having done a few now being slow isn't an issue at all, being slow and not being aware enough to get out of peoples way is an issue. Its a short track pass to pissing people off. Remember its your track day so don't be always looking behind but being stuck behind a slower car for anything more than half a lap because they can't look in their mirrors becomes irritating quickly. All pros will tell you to sit on their rear quarter panel so they know you are there - something that's done to me and I do to others - nice and easy as you can't miss them - just indicate, take your foot off the accelerator and tuck in behind them. A few things to remember, you probably won't sleep that well the night before as you will be so excited, so build up your sleep a few nights before so one iffy night isn't an issue. Give yourself plenty of time in the morning so you aren't stressing where to go, getting your car noise tested, getting to the briefing etc. First time anywhere always takes longer as its not always sign posted very well. Take a few chocolate bars to boost your energy and some water. You will be shocked at how knackered you are - think first day of school meets first ever time learning to drive. Start slow and learn the lines, then add speed/late braking. Most do it the other way round and never get the track right. Its not a race, its you learning your car, the track and improving your skills. In terms of items all I take is an electric tyre pump, a tyre gauge, some windscreen wipes and a cash card! You want to run 30psi all round when hot so start at 26/27 cold and go from there. Most pros won't be checking these so just do it straight after you come back in to the pits. I wax my alloys the day/night before just to give an extra layer of protection (plus it also helps make the clean up easier) as you will produce a lot of brake dust! Remember no handbrake at any point as it will seize due to heat. Slow down laps - no braking at all and maintain a decent speed in a high gear, this allows everything to cool down, then when back in the pits allow the car to idle for a few minutes and the fans etc to do their thing. Cooling the car down is just as important as warming it up. Most don't do this and just switch the car off, so start the habit right the first time. I use pro's on my first time at a track, its amazing, you will love it and it will get expensive Please post up here your thoughts, lessons learnt, review of any equipment you bought and some footage (if you plan on recording the day).
    1 point
  17. Silicone hoses are the bomb, they fit snug and will well outlast the factory rubber ones, well worth the extra coin imo
    1 point
  18. When i was a kid pre teens, I asked for a socket set for Christmas, imagine my disappointment on Christmas morning to find a bag of box spanners under the tree...I still have them, they have been so useful over the years.
    1 point
  19. Its a simple eccentric (original Lotus)timing belt bearing mounted to the A/C bracket.For the waterpump belt we made a tensioner too .Its much easier when you have to change the belts.But with this solution there is no place for the A/C compressor,it can be dismantled again once you find the correct belt for the dry sump pump.
    1 point
  20. Hi colin track is brands.i have booked tuition for the day so hopefully won't be the slow Bloke at the back all day!
    1 point
  21. One will be fine. And it’s better to put it in the front, not the rear. (Cars prefer to be dragged forwards, not backwards). For everything else, start here:
    1 point
  22. I should do this more often really 😕 I put her flags on today, not sure if they'll stay or not yet.
    1 point
  23. Wow! That would be a lot of fun. That said, I honestly don't think it needs more power...yet. R spec rubber, and a vbox to help tune me to the car would definitely cut down lap times significantly.
    1 point
  24. I hope they last longer than the ones I did for mine. After a while the paint flakes off and looks s**te. I recently had a pair powder coated with black crinkle which should cure the problem.
    1 point
  25. Right. Forget the son, been there done that and it’s too expensive, for the same reasons don’t even think about throwing the wife in, either. Tell you what, I’ll take the TE (despite the lack of air-con) and the Bremont Waterman, and you’re on. Wait, what? You haven’t got a Bremont? Deal’s off, mate.
    1 point
  26. I travel in planes every week. The last thing I would want to do was to jump out of a perfectly good one at any height other than the height of the airbridge! I've been to Evora in Portugal, went there last year as part of wee holiday with the wifey taking in Lisbon, Evora and Vilamoura. Very nice part of the world and Evora itself is a nice wee town. Would be happy to go back again but not by falling out of a plane. I'm just too much of a wimpy burger to do it and am sure my hands would be glued with gorilla glue to the door opening... Looks like a nice route. You should think about doing it in September as you pass fairly close to Anguelem and they have a wonderful weekend of vintage/historic racing through the town.
    1 point
  27. Andy, please stop making me green with envy. Rubbing it in when I am Lotusless is just bad form Finally getting some sensible discussion & responses from DVLA, so hopefully will be back in an Evora towards the end of the year
    1 point
  28. Although tempted to try myself, I'm glad to have used a garage local to me to replace this exhaust gasket. The studs were stubborn and for Essex based owners, the guys at 'Going Spare' Huttn industrial estate get my praise and recommendation. All fixed with new studs and gasket ready for spring.
    1 point
  29. Go buy a set of 2bular manifolds, down pipes and CAT. Just my 2p worth, you can read about CAT failures on his site. cheers
    1 point
  30. He might be at least partly right unfortunately. The LC turbo does not really produce enough vacuum. I have all the parts to fit an electric pump from a VW Toureg on mine, just need to get around to doing it. Its worth checking for any leaks however minor in this already marginal system.
    1 point
  31. 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.
    1 point
  32. 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?
    1 point
  33. I confess I was a bit concerned as to whether my wheels would seal properly on fitting the tyres, or whether they’d be more leaky than a government-arranged, post-Brexit, ferry contract. Took them to the tyre garage, they all fitted ok, and so far (an hour), there’s no sign of any leakages. I’ll check them again tomorrow but if it all looks good, the Sikaflex has done a decent job. I might have over egged it a bit, and the seals weren’t as neat as I would have liked, but for a first effort, it wasn’t bad. I’m also keen to see how the new Yokohama’s perform. They look the part, and have a treadwear figure of 200, so they could well be nice and sticky. I’ve popped the wheels back on the car to get them out of the way, and got rid of all the cardboard boxes the wheels came in, so I can actually move in there now. And so it’ll be on the the next job on the list, to finish off the LED lamp fitting. I’ll have to remove some of the GRP from underneath them, but the new LED’s still haven’t arrived yet. The ones that have look very well made, which takes a bit of the sting out of the prices.
    1 point
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  35. Found two more sets of Olin MK VI skis, these ones are 195 long. Will keep checking for 205s if anyone needs them.
    1 point
  36. I think the Evora's handbrake may be in need of some adjustment - whadya reckon?
    0 points
  37. It's broken To be fair, in 22 years of Lotus ownership, this is the first time I've had to have one taken away on a recovery truck.
    0 points

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