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  1. Today, 15 May 2019, is the 45th birthday of the Elite, launched on 15 May 1974 - also a Wednesday. Happy birthday Elite!
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  2. .........removing the rust from, then repainting, the mesh grilles. Talk about losing the will to live, . Worth it in the end though, as they now look a million times better than they did this morning and with the show season just about to kick off, I wouldn't want to give the Porker fan-boys anything to slag. By saturating a cloth in plastic trim restorer solution and attaching it to the end of a long flexible rod which was inserted from the engine bay, I even managed to get the ducts behind the 'shoulder' scoops restored back to pretty much as-new condition. I've now rewarde
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  3. You pull T-shirts over your bottom?
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  4. Summer has arrived and so did 40,000 miles on the 340R. 19 years, as a few other cars have gotten in the way.
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  5. The TR is that little bit closer to being race ready once more. Last rallied 39 years ago progress on the engine is now heading in the right direction .
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  6. Met up with two fellow Evora owners earlier today. First some inspired driving on the back roads south of Stockholm. Then lunch at a nice café outside Nynäshamn. The blue and the black one are built almost at the same time, only 8 numbers separate the VIN. They were both bought as demonstrators by the former Lotus dealer in Gothenburg.
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  7. Another update After using shortly the Komotec 430 kit and finding it satisfying I tought I would do it properly and go to komotec to upgrade it to the 460 kit with the water cooler Since I had to wait a lot of time before getting my ecu update Daniel from Komotec was nice and found some time to work on my car just after one week and so I went there As everyone else say even if sometimes the impression they give by email and probably their marketing choice is of focusing on their kit choices and not being very open to other discussions is true once you are there they are really
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  8. Look kind of like mine actually but too wide for my liking. edited to add photos of mine genuine ones. My 380 has no rubber splitter though and think that looks gash!
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  10. Where's the Pistonheads parrot when you need it?
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  11. Appalling situations good luck getting that lot sorted, It took me a year to get the subwoofer fitted to my car that the car was ordered with. and when they did get the amp and the subwoofer there was no wiring loom installed.
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  12. Looks stunning Marc, Have never seen the rover v8 with qaud carbs, always seen them with the single carb ! Looks awesome
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  13. That's going to be my treat once the car is back on the road! I'm waiting to savour fitting them! Cheers for the photo and info re the radiator carrier support bars, I did wonder if aluminium would be strong enough but they don't seem to be taking much load - At least from what I can see. I'll be keeping a general eye on things under there when I start driving it anyway so if things seem amiss with them I'll get them changed...
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  14. I joined the Austin wedge forum and asked if anybody had one available to sell! They are a very friendly bunch and I had a very positive response. The switch has a slightly bigger switch lever and can be used straight out of the box but I took it apart and fitted the lever from my old Lotus one. I don't like to say this but even the Austin Princess doesn't wear out the hazard switch like a Lotus does!
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  15. So why did UKIP lose so many seats? One word. Farage.
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  16. Don't think that was a vote for the remainer parties more a protest vote against the main parties
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  17. It is interesting how Leavers & Remainers interpret results in completely opposite ways. The only thing everyone can agree on is that the Conservatives are f*cked.
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  18. Or Porsche, who stopped Aston using the ‘GT3’ moniker a couple of years ago. The Esprit GT3 predated the first 911 GT3 by a couple of years. (‘97 vs ‘99).
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  19. Another pleased punter here! Quality is unbelievable and Steve a pleasure to deal with (I'll be needing a boot carpet set soon as well!)
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  20. A long overdue update!! Fuel tank now in! Also replaced "while I was in there" Filler neck tube (as I had to cut it off to remove) Vapour balance pipe things (satisfying job as mine were absolutely shot). Re-routed the vapour pipes to vent underneath the car where the expansion tank overflow pipe is New stainless balance pipe (should never rust!) All new hoses between the fuel tanks with stainless Jubilee clips I also renewed all the expansion tank hoses, again very satisfying! Not many pics as I end up getting carried away working but here are some:
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  21. Cant understand how Labour are getting 21%. They have two policies on Brexit, Corbyn wants it and the rest of the party dont. What exactly are people voting for? Change UK on 3% hahaha. A lot of people are going to be looking for other jobs after the next GE.
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  22. I wish Lotus well, but they should look at the second gen NSX as a cautionary tale. Honda tried to make a budget Porsche 918/LaFerrari hybrid supercar. What they appear to have ended up doing is creating a car that has more tech than any other car close to its price point. That is the good part. The bad part is that the car is not appreciably better than other cars in its price point and is, in some ways, arguably worse. I would argue that the NSX is not selling because no one is interested in tech for the sake of tech that does not result in a better car. By most performance metric
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  23. Yes please. Need all the help I can get! We are talking about a driving instructor though, right...??
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  24. Sun? Who needs sun? Nikon Speedlights into a home-made softbox and a bit of Photoshop...
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  25. Below thank you from SCAA for our collection. Dear Ian Thank you so much for the recent donation towards the life-saving service provided by Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA). On behalf of the whole team at SCAA, I would like to thank you and your fellow Lotus car enthusiasts for the generous donation of £238.25 that was raised following your tour of the car collection last Sunday. As the country's only charity-funded air ambulance, SCAA receives no government funding and relies entirely on public donations to deliver expert paramedic care to the scen
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  26. Couple of pictures from a nice run out after meeting the lovely LEGS folks for brekkie at the Anglers Inn in Guildtown, Perthshire. I needed to leave early to support my wife who was doing a cycling event but managed to get parked up in some nice spots
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  27. I used the car a little more and also went on a local dyno with it After the EX430 kit the car feels for sure better and more powerful and free to rev The noise is just perfect as it s a bit louder than oem but with the same sound as the standard 380 that I like but still you can close the valve if you want The rev limiter at 7000 is also much better and at the moment I know only komotec who do that on a 380 On that local dyno the standard car was only around 343 bhp With the komotec exhaust manifolds pipe sports cat carbon fiber airbox intake and remap the lowest read
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  28. Thought I would share the love by posting this video of my drive this morning. - Initially couldn't get it started, think it was a fuel pump issue, anyway I managed to fix it and took it for a lovely drive in the sun!
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  29. Awesome pic James!!! My photos from brooklands
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  30. Cheers Mates! It has been a while since I have visited this forum. After selling my 89 Project off a few years back, I anticipated getting a V8 Esprit at some point but last year I found one. I have been busy with some family things this year and have visited somewhat sporadically to LT forums but forgot my password here and have been too lazy to reset it! I picked up this '99 Esprit from Guy Therien last February and have been massaging it over slowly as time has allowed. Glad to be back behind the wheel of an Esprit! Love this car and have missed the banter here! Artie 99 V8 E
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  31. Not a picture as such but a video I posted recently of a couple of well known Esprits on here:
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  32. I've put these up under my own topic elsewhere but can't resist another opportunity to share the car a bit more so here are a couples just incase the other topic gets missed - hope you like as much as I do. These cars are just simply stunning and I can't get enough of gazing at mine!!!? Will look even better when it's back on the road!?
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  33. This picture of my car was taken, some weeks ago when entering a classic car wintermeeting at Brussels . I was very happy seeing it on the internet. Love the light and scene and of course the car. Geert
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  34. Picked up my dry sump Esprit from GST at the weekend. After 23 years of being stationary another Esprit is back on the road.
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  35. Hi all, thought I'd post here as my forum intro. Based in West Sussex and hoping to do some SE meets / Goodwood Breakfast clubs this year. This is the car I'll be bringing. Bought from UK Sports cars in Dec, an absolute joy to drive and amazing original condition. Cheers Dean
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  36. A beautiful night tonight with my other half viewing the Forth Rail Bridge in South Queensferry. If only every day's weather was as beautiful as today??
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  37. At this weekend's Coffee & Cars in Houston today. Wheels were just refinished in a hyper-silver and put on this weekend. Also did the big, wash, clay bar, wash, machine wax. It always helps to have an event to get motivated for these projects.
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  38. OK, for you sado's who asked for more pics. Well spent the day giving her a good clean and a polish. The new stailess steel exhaust looks good. I have now remove the original seats as drivers one had a split and I would rather get it repaired before it gets any worse so fitted a spare set of Black leather S4 seats I had in my previous S3, only had to drill two fresh holes and plug two old ones. The seats are in good nick so will do fine until the Red leather ones are properly repaired and I don't think the Black looks to bad against the Red interior. See what you think guys. Also thinking
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  39. I've seen lots of Esprit adverts before but not this one!
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  40. Shamelessly nicked from another forum this pic is mesmerising.
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  41. A modern dilemma: I was planning to get the Esprit resprayed soon and putting the bumpers back to the proper black. But at Brooklands today most of the people I was chatting to thought I was crazy to do that and I should keep them white.
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  42. A wee meet in Glasgow this morning. These two stole the show
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  43. Good Friday - proof it goes out in the wet!
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  45. My daughter is just about to take her driving test.
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