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  1. Has this interview been posted before? Udai Senapati interview at Shanghai back in April: "it is not if, it is when".
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  2. The Watford Exotics Vacuum Pipe & Elbow Emporium?
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  3. My dad was in the R.E.M.E. and, like Stu's, he spent the war in the desert and Italy. He didn't talk about his war experiences but I did once find his exercise books full of his notes on the recoil mechanisms of artillery guns. I have no idea what happened to them. There was a strange incident a few years ago when I and my brothers went to a rugby match in our home town and a guy there said he worked with my dad and they believed he had been a sniper. I have no idea whether this is true or not. My mother worked in the munitions factories in Birmingham travelling by train and working a
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  4. Have a look at @GTK marvellous videos - He has done some lovely steel repair fabrication and his stop motion style really helps you appreciate the method
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  5. Arrived home today via the Rotterdam/Hull ferry. All in all great trip, Gross Glockner at around 2571 metres just shaded the Dolomites. Have to think of somewhere for next year.... any suggestions?? Car ran really, really well the 460 upgrade works well for motorway and other madness, just wishI was a better driver.... To answer an earlier question the soft top stays on at speed, however with it off, and at around 130 ish I thought the car wasn’t as stable, maybe high cross winds, not too sure. One slight issue this afternoon after removing all the $ hit from the car is that
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  6. TBH gearboxes are specialist things and unless you're keen to learn, or short of funds, they're best left alone IMO. Voigts were helpful when I had my S1 gearbox/transaxel done. Though I had mine done by a transmission specialist near me. With me supplying parts, including the "Citroen" tool, which they machined down to fit. Having road tested it last week it seems to work thankfully! It was rebuilt in 2017.
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  7. And if they don't (ask @Trevsked) I'll bet the farm the flywheel is the correct one.
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  8. Well I'm disappointed nobody pointed out the gears were incorrect on that shaft! Just testing! Here's the correct version...
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  9. A full day today sorting all the HVAC system and reversing some heinous bodge work by a ‘Lotus specialist’.Just been for an extended test drive on a warn moist muggy evening with air con blasting out resulted in almost frozen face! Result indeed. All the work under the dash seems to have sorted several annoying squeaks and rattles too. Bonus.
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  10. Thanks for all the help gents, we have a winner!!! So here is the answer to the puzzle. On a previous repair on behalf of the p.o for which I have the receipt from a 'reputable' Lotus specialist they had taken the recycle flap out of the loop and removed the T-Piece (the elbow at the recirc. actuator was crumbled and obviously couldn't be arsed to skin the required knuckles to get to it. It transpired that when they put the remaining bits back together they used the wrong vac valve. I swapped that back, reinstated the recirc pipe and T piece but STUPIDLY assumed when said specialist
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  11. Erm, Mansory's involvement with the GTE was slightly more than just 'tweaking a couple of panels'.
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  12. Sorry about that. To be fair I was in a rush. Best have a look at the S4 parts manual.
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  13. Update suspension rebuilt and back on wheels! Now the fun part.....Ohhhhhh s...t!WTF!!!,.... I knew I should have paid the professionals! Anyhow as Im already here I might as well rebuild it..... Just pics...... New gear to replace the chipped one, wax on wax off just like the Karate kid! And then put it on the shaft. Sorry, no trade secrets, It's a kind of Magic! And then replace the pinion bearing, but first a read of the manual and some tea! I of course cleaned everything! It might be a very long cup of tea whilst Inthink about this!
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  14. love that couple of nice touches.. love what theyve done with the rear bench, given me an idea ...also changed the clock faces
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  15. Productive weekend: Turned the garage in to a spray booth and got some colour on the u/s of the tub Then started on the chassis finish with the textured chassis paint Paint looked so good that I decided to undo some previously poor work where the black arch finish had been crudely taken to the edge of the arch Should be folded in, I'll mask the yellow to follow the line and paint the arches later.
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  16. Welding rod in the pot, as long as it is firmly connected to a dial indicator instrument. The motion of piston near TDC becomes vague so not useful in describing directly. The method is to bracket an angular figure both sides of TDC via equal measurements of piston displacement. TDC will be established as the mid point between these, made possible with confidence only by use of a D.I. gauge. Cheers
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  17. This car is now for sale on mobile https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=278457987&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=15900&makeModelVariant1.modelId=11&pageNumber=3&scopeId=C&sfmr=false&fnai=next&searchId=3ad83c97-02c7-d69a-a6b9-81ebd9deafa8 Only a few km, stated 445 ps, impressive alcantara work to the interior, well done in my eyes
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  18. New pipe installed. Bit of a faf but not too bad. Miniscule leak around gauge. Probably due to no fibre washer so good job i have changed it. Found the chock cable hanging on with a couple of strands so whilst centre dash is dismantled will replace that too. Order one tomorrow. Oh the joys !!!
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  19. Just underwent a fairly simple upgrade to my Sport 410 stereo, which has transformed the sound quality. Installed an Alpine KTP-445A plug and play amp and Focal PS130F speakers with sound deadening. No sub woofer at this point.
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  20. Thanks Ian. The trunking is all in place as when I start the car before the vacuum has chance to build I get cold air from all the eyeballs. Once the vacuum is present I only get air from one. Very strange. As an aside I was contemplating a V8 but read 43 pages of Barry's V8 woes last night. Decided to pickle my own eyeballs instead, seems less painful.
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  21. I still have my old latch which went faulty, so just checked it out of curiosity. I can confirm that mine also had a crack in the same place. Something tells me that you shouldn't shut the Evora's doors with any greater force than necessarily needed.
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  22. On Today, D Day, 6th June 1944 over 4000 soldiers from various countries died and 9000 were injured or missing, I thought it would be nice to commemorate family members who fought for their country, either on the home front (such as Air Raid Wardens) or in one of the armed services. Especially if they were involved in D-Day, but not solely. So to kick it all off, My dads Uncle was a pilot in a Lancaster. We have been unable to find his war record (Though I want to as the next step of my journey through my family tree) but family stories say he was involved in the softening up of targets b
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  24. Received lot's of goodies and I must say. It looks really sweet. Love the Momo wheel. Car should have been delivered this week but I guess it will be early next week. License plate GOT-APEX already registered. Very curious to get all the parts fitted. Next up is a a full PPF protective film and I've also had a first meeting with a guy in our car club who does custom interiors. I'm planning on getting the dashboard and airvents with a custom alcantara trim with orange stitching. They are a very high end company and I've seen some of their work and it truly is amazing
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  25. Sorry about the first photo, it appeared my reply preview but then went missing, a bit like Mark Thatcher. I will try again.
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  27. Some Esprit related pictures from my childhood. 'The spy who loved me' Series 1, taken at Belle Vue, Manchester, in about 1979-1982. I remember that there was a hole in the body work, under the rear bumper, I always liked to think it was a result of the pyrotechnics used during filming. Whether this was the original car used, I don't know, it does have the correct registration and there was a board with a write up on it, but I can't remember. I believe two complete cars were supplied by Lotus, although I thought it was Colin Chapman's own personal car that was used for filming. May be som
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  28. Coming a bit late to this thread - my great grandfather served as a surgeon with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Boer War. By some twist of fate his future son-in-law, my grandfather, lied about his age and joined one of the yeomanry regiments serving in S Africa. His future wife, my grandmother, drove an ambulance in France during WW1, meeting the trainloads of wounded and taking them to the base hospitals. The generations skipped WW2 and my dad joined the army at the end of 1945, was part of the 1st peacetime intake at Sandhurst and served 22 years, including active service in Korea
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  29. My Grandad landed in Normandy.........on his birthday.........today 6th June what a way to spend your birthday...........fortunately he came back........... My other Grandad was in Burma.........in the RAF....mending "Spits"
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  30. Posts about the potential future Lotus SUV have been moved to the Lotus SUV thread.
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  31. I have now fitted the plenum expansion plate, the install is easy as there is good access.I’ve ran the car hard at Castle Combe at the weekend and noticed it feels like it has more torque at high RPM and delivers it is smoother, which would be due to the better flow distribution across all four cylinders The spacer is made from aluminium and has been machined to follow the contours of the plenum. The bolt holes have small counter sinks for easy location when fitting. The top section is angled to allow better flow into the plenum. The kit includes stainless steel hex head bolts and
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  32. In the immediate future I’d like to see the new Exige built on the Evora platform, hopefully with a longitudinal engine /transaxle install, to take over the track /sports sector of the range. The Evora, which will probably be with us for some time yet, should go back towards its original concept as a useable daily GT, not the highly focused track car it has become. One of the problems with the current Evora in my mind is that it is perhaps too focused to have a wider appeal. The 911 has appeal because the vast majority of the cars sold are non focused, standard 911’s, not the GT2 /3’s As
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  33. Completely forgot to post pictures as I've gotten them about 2 months ago. For everyone's reference, they are the RS31's in Brushed Black, which looks just that in the shade, and a little bronze under sunlight. 17x8 et25 and 18x10 et35.
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  34. Smiley moment with Simon Scott Russell (Brooke Kensington Lotus) running Kop Hill.
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  35. Annoyed myself massively earlier. Caught a sticking out rock and ever-so slightly (tire escaped fine) marked the nearside rear Evora alloy.
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