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  1. Lost a little something in changing it to a GIF but 10MB JPEG can't be uploaded!
    7 points
  2. Last corner of Lola fitted, you may think I've been slacking but this corner had been left off purposely for easy access to the engine bay and underneath through the wheelarch. You may notice a bit of a theme going on...  Just awaiting engine bay surrounds and trim now, then the fun can begin with mechanicals.
    4 points
  3. Stripped all ancillaries, turbos and exhaust manifolds - nice that all nuts/studs came away without any breakages or damage. Makes a very nice change. Turbos off for rebuilding
    3 points
  4. Charlotte's a very lucky girl, that's one hell of a school run car :D
    2 points
  5. If Jamie can work his magic with the numbers, this may be sat on my drive this Summer...
    2 points
  6. As I reflected on my own personal journey and order of the soon to be released model for the US, i want to share some perspective with the same passion expressed on this forum. It has been an up and down emotional roller coaster with Lotus on the Evora for the US market, as reflected in the forum for many of us who appreciate the uniqueness of Lotus, the cars, heritage and its journey to produce some of the finest automobiles driven on the road today. As a struggling Auto Manufacturing company, Lotus has made many mistakes but has managed to survive against incredible odds and hopefully will t
    2 points
  7. Wow - seems like some of our cousins over the pond are feeling a tad unloved! Have you thought about: 1. The USA is NOT the centre of the world for everything and anything (we debunked the earlier comment about the value of the USA market for sports cars earlier in this thread) 2. The USA is a "fragmented" market with not just Federal rules to comply with but also local rules too making life difficult 3. To infer that to just bolt on a couple of airbags and away you go is a bit reckless really - really? In these days when a car has more computing power, sensors and an integrate
    2 points
  8. Hello. Greatings to England. Here some pics of my GT 430 . At last my one of one 1/60 plate original lotus who finds the error
    2 points
  9. Short Video from the Evora with exhaust sound and acceleration
    2 points
  10. To avoid the drag of 20 seconds of Googling, I've pasted the link here: Page 447 section MB, same as my manual... 'Service Notes Turbo Esprit and S3 1980-1987 https://meinlotus.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/lotus-manual.pdf
    1 point
  11. Or, they rejected the lot, were compensated and told to destroy them???. I've no more idea of the reason than you have. Gerald said he was told it was because they leaked air and resulted in huge number of warranty claims. Doesn't detract from the fact that it happened.
    1 point
  12. If I get a look in on my replacement car! Very pretty! Gm77 has other options as you all know. I can not wait to drive this new beauty. Xx
    1 point
  13. Pah - that cars never getting out the garage again. too many rolls of carpet and templates in the way
    1 point
  14. It was a celebration of the highest density of privately owned Evora in the world! All within 2 miles, and we were missing one...
    1 point
  15. Wow, that's some attention to detail. I'd be afraid to drive it after doing all that if it were mine...
    1 point
  16. Very neat!! And the axle stand is the right colour, too!
    1 point
  17. Just because it was a nice day really. Although it might end up being a very expensive afternoon for @Gm77 and @andyj007 ...
    1 point
  18. So pleased for you Fabian, in the final stages now ! Interior looks awesome
    1 point
  19. Lars, someone will post up soon, I cant remember who it was, but one of the guys actually took the time to colour co ordinate a lotus s2/s3 wiring diagram, i know the the turbo has a few extra bits, but hopefully the s3 one will cover your needs.
    1 point
  20. Sums up the actions (or should that be inactions?) and rhetoric of the main political parties for me -
    1 point
  21. One more, a bit more moody shot of the #311
    1 point
  22. Just listening to the politicians I don't think they have learnt anything from this. All parties were thrashed by a party that is a matter of 6 weeks old lead by someone who many don't really like or trust. The Lib Dems got nearly 1/2 of the seats the Brexit Party but are claiming a total victory (just waiting for them to start claiming PR is not fair), the Labour party are going to demand another referendum with the option to Remain, the Conservatives are still ripping themselves apart (Rory Stewart demanding No Deal is still off the table and has been nicknamed 'The suicide bomber'). The Gre
    1 point
  23. If I had the current reg numbers or chassis numbers of all the white dry sump cars it should be possible to HPI check them, which should show up all previous plates they've been on. @The Pits car must be on a different plate now as SAV176X isn't registered with the DVLA at all. One potential issue is this was the pre online 80s and it's possible that number plate was never 'officially' on that car. Wouldn't be the first time more than one car was running round on the same number... My hope is that one of the white dry sump owners here has enough history of their car to know if this i
    1 point
  24. I see the self proclaimed first President of Europe also had a good kicking in France. Maybe time for him to concentrate on his own country’s problems rather than using Brexit as a diversion to forward his political desires.
    1 point
  25. Saw this on youtube...god, I still love the look of these, they’re timeless:
    1 point
  26. Must be some truth in that. The CX500 were clearly designed as 5 stud wheels as the pattern repeats 5 times. The only reason for milling away the pattern in the centre would have been to drill 4 holes instead of 5 as the pattern does not allow for 4. Phils wheels are possibly the only set like this. Maybe the original buyer specified that he wanted comps as a condition of the purchase. I have always found the story about a skip full of new CX500s impossible to believe. Lotus would simply never have thrown away brand new wheels. They would have sent them back for re-sealing or had some guy
    1 point
  27. Congrats!....Great car, excellent color. I currently have an Evora 400 (same color but all red though, silver wheels) but I had a 2011 Evora NA in black, beautiful color too.
    1 point
  28. As per the mirror thread... A little update, been working on the design in CAD! It's not 100% final yet (although close) as it needs to go through stress tests before I'd sell to any friends. My goal with these is to make them as durable as possible, but at the same time, to reduce the thickness of the design as much as possible. It's a fine balance! The stalks will be made from Aluminium and CNC machined. I've gone for a sleek design which points up slightly which gives the ball joint a bit more movement for adjustment. The threads will be tapped into the base, meaning t
    1 point
  29. A little update, been working on the design in CAD! It's not 100% final yet (although close) as it needs to go through stress tests before I'd sell to any friends. My goal with these is to make them as durable as possible, but at the same time, to reduce the thickness of the design as much as possible. It's a fine balance! The stalks will be made from Aluminium and CNC machined. I've gone for a sleek design which points up slightly which gives the ball joint a bit more movement for adjustment. The threads will be tapped into the base, meaning that the original M5 bolts (from f
    1 point
  30. The old Bat out of Hethel eh? Good to see you...
    1 point
  31. Yeah I agree try them without the center painted first. Just mocked one rear on the car and it sits 1 cm further out from the shock for reference shouldn’t be anti issue?
    1 point
  32. Just going to quickly chuck this one on here from today's event at Castle Combe. A previous Esprit of mine, the first car I'd ever bought new and my second V8 Esprit. Good to see it still looking striking in the sunshine and a real surprise as it was the first time I've seen it since I sold it almost twenty years ago. Centre exit exhaust is new, but the rest of it is pretty much as how I remember and from my understanding it's still the only Chrome Orange V8 GT in the UK (unless someone knows different?).
    1 point
  33. My window drop on opening the door stopped working last week and I investigated today. I took the inside panel off but it was unnecessary as I managed to free the micro switch using silicone spray lubricant (although WD40 would probably work too) through the latch on the back edge of the door. I’ve attached 2 photos below in the first, I sprayed diagonally down through the gap at the opening to the latch slot. In the second photo I used a bolt to move the latch to the locked position which gave another 2 access angles, again I used the straw on the van to spray in and down onto the mecha
    1 point
  34. BBQ FACTS We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity . When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion: (1) The woman buys the food. (2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert. (3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand. (4) The woman remains outside th
    1 point
  35. Nice night in South Queensferry
    1 point
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  37. Passed MOT no advisories, you lovely brilliant little thing
    1 point
  38. I went for it and I have the skinned knuckles to prove it; I put the car on axle stands and eventually managed to pull the vacuum line out of the chassis from the engine side. From here of course there was much anxiety as to whether I'd ever be able to get a new line in, though I was happy to see that my faffing around with the vacuum gauge (and despite miss diagnosis from a professional) had led me to the right place ...clearly the decline will have started many moons ago and I have obviously rather got used to less than optimal brakes..! The replacement pipe from Lotus is
    1 point
  39. What a dream to have found this
    1 point
  40. <sigh> Yet another Lotus Esprit repair willy-waving competition...
    1 point
  41. European Federal Superstate ? Really ? The last time I looked this country Did not have the Euro, Is not a Republic, Does not have proportional representation in elections, Does not have a centralised police force, Drives on the left, Keeps different summer/winter times, Has completely different personal tax rates, Finances local government completely differently, Has the highest bus and train fares in Europe Has way more liberal employment hiring and protection rights than most other places in Europe, Allied itself with the USA not Euro
    1 point


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