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  1. Car show this Sunday, actually it is more a village fete with plenty of stalls, brass band etc. At Horam near Heathfield West Sussex starts at 12...30 so get there for 11.30/12.00. No need to book, just turn up, usually about 50 cars all different makes, a nice day out. Just had a weeks holiday, did about 600miles in the daily driver. A 180K Merc. which was fine, everything you need, auto (good for creeping round the M25, A/C, Cruise, very quiet ride, good brakes, yes it was just fine. Went to top up the Lotus with fuel for Sunday and go for a run. Jeez, this thing just brings a big sm
    4 points
  2. After removing the rear plinth to put on my smaller plate I was fairly disgusted to see some dealer (or owner) had drilled the plinth and marked the body behind it. I was going to just paint it blue, but then lotus do that handy mask kit and list exactly how they prep and paint the matt black rear, so it had to be done. And regardless of how it looks, after not having it for a week giving it a blip home... sore grinning cheeks! And not sure if I mentioned but she's rolling on Michelin Cup2s which are a breath of fresh air after the Pzeros. Spectacular tyre. I nearly went
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  3. How can the fitment be seen as perfect if one needs a file to make the hole a little bit larger to fit the panel?
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  4. Yeah, and there was no cup holder neither so I cancelled my order and got a Kia instead.
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  5. @LotusLeftLotusRight Correct, I had my car dyno'd at 385hp with the Swindon engine. At the time I wasnt checking it for power output, I was checking there was nothing untoward such as knock and the engine wasn't going to lunch itself when I started to use it, it only had 33km on the clock when I got it. They did approx 10 runs on the dyno back-to-back all showing that power output within a couple of hp from each other. There was no distinguishable drop in performance at all and the dyno guy commented "it could do that all day". The dyno plot showing power and torque at 385 was s
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  6. My car at Cars & Cofee Grand Rapids. There were some amazing cars there that day. Pictures of the event: https://dmdphotographic.pixieset.com/ccgr2019june/
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  7. Collected this morning, still quite quick at running in speeds! Am going to have to get the exhaust valve override button fitted, far too civilised below 4500rpm
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  8. Are you advising @Peter H. to invest in a V8....Excellent advice...why have cotton when you can have silk.
    3 points
  9. Got my 2Bular EPK back from Zircotec and I have to say that it does look good. Just sharing the picture for mutual enjoyment! More details to follow on my build thread once this upgrade stage is completed. I cannot wait...
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  10. If you do a bit of engine work, fit a good exhaust system and mapped igintion you can move it close to a turbo ( without the wooosh). You do get a nice induction roar as a bonus. My old one is up for sale in Ireland http://www.prestige.ie/viewanad.php?ad_id=2207580&r= . I sold it a few years back ( without the wanabe spoiler). It had about £15k worth of parts on it right the way through in depth not a tart up. The engine alone was £5k from lotusbits Its gone up from 18k pounds to 28k euros. He may have had it painted which might account for the uplift in price. Its been up fo
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  11. We should all be grateful to Dixie: if he didn't shelf out *a lot* of money to buy the OEM part and send it to Matteo for him to make the mould for it to produce the carbon pieces, we would all be stuck with the WinAce parts... Like I do . Which by the way doesn't need filing holes... (but doesn't fit as good as the Eltech part!!!)
    2 points
  12. I noticed this old thread and thought I'd volunteer the bicycle carrier solution that I went with for the Evora. A SeaSucker Komodo that vacuum mounts to the rear glass. It was the only ready made thing I could find that kept everything off of any painted surface. It's been working out well for last couple of months and is way more convenient than removing both wheels, covering the area of the rear seats in towels and carefully getting the frame in and out of the car without scratching any of the painted exterior panels (ugh). (I just noticed from the early posts: this rack is for Road
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  13. The brochure I have (for the manual versions) states the following weights: 400 = 1395 kerb weight (dry not stated) 410 = 1299 kerb weight (dry = 1258kg 430 = 1289 kerb weight (dry = 1248kg)
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  14. I already forgot , made the hole a little bit larger with a file to make it fit...
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  15. We finished installing the Sport 350 shift mechanism into an early V6S yesterday - works well Dave
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  16. I’d prefer not to confirm costs on a public forum in case my wife ever stumbles upon this and uses it as grounds for a divorce. Which, frankly, she would be justified in doing because it ain’t cheap!
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  17. Sam Moores likes the 410 a lot.
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  18. Can you get this stuff over there? https://caig.com/ Seems like it might do the job (I've not tried it myself but) gets good reviews on the Internet.
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  19. 210 miles in the Elise S1, to meetings in Poole and back. Allowed my colleague, a BMW devotee, a drive. He is now scanning the classifieds for an Elise.
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  20. Here are some pictures from the weekend. in one picture, I let my creativity run free. In addition, I would like to say that I'm not a Porsche hater
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  21. Hey all! I recently got a Lotus Evora. I’ve been looking a while and finally pulled the trigger. Love the Evora!! Looking forward to learning more from you all. Anyone know if there’s an active Lotus Club in Florida?
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  22. It was wrapped with 3m satin black vinyl by MKS customs Plates were made by four dot Plate mount and bracket removal done by yours truly
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  23. Cross & Morse might be able to help you source one.
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  24. Try only half depressing the clutch pedal, see if it want to go straight in then. Likewise ^^^^
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  25. Original panel I sended to Matteo was the same,I bought it from Komotec that was advertised as oem Lotus part...You can't do anything wrong with the pins I suppose,2 pins and 2 holes :-)
    1 point
  26. I’ll make an attempt to use a blog during the tour. Keep an eye at https://europeby.car.blog/ the coming two weeks!
    1 point
  27. Well, of course you are free to install what you think is cool but I suspect it won't enhance the reliability you were looking for in the first place %)
    1 point
  28. the weapon of choice for putting kids in an elite or eclat is the Britax Prince. This is quite a narrow seat that sits inside the sculpted bucket and its certified for use with a lap belt as well as a 3 point belt.
    1 point
  29. I fitted the lotusbits stainless seatbelt mounts recently - replacing rusty old ones, so the fitting holes were already there. The body is off so access is great. Forty quid the pair with mounting bolts. My lap belts were in good condition so I kept them Once mounted I filled around them with silicone, to stop road cramp filling the space, but as it's a fibreglass and stainless sandwich it doesn't really matter.
    1 point
  30. That video makes me want to rush out and buy one
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  31. @Peter H. I know this car, it is lovely and has wanted for nothing, in fact was talking to the current owner only a few days a go. If you are still interested it is well worth a look and test drive.
    1 point
  32. So that's close to 1400kg with an empty tank in theory. I suspect Lotus calculate weights with all fluids and a drizzle of fuel. I actually feel the figures quoted are relatively close considering how far out I've seen other manufacturers.
    1 point
  33. This is what my Evora S used to weigh: It was nearly ‘brim full’ with fuel. However, my car is a long way from stock and is probably currently a little bit lighter (the OEM Bilstein suspension has been replaced by a set of Nitrons).
    1 point
  34. Could even pick up a V8 @Steve V8......and save another man from destitution
    1 point
  35. It won't rust provided its worn, your natural oils will keep it from tarnishing and even polish it over time (Yes I'm ignoring your innuendo)
    1 point
  36. Glad its making progress. Looks sad like that
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  37. That looks so good, leave it as it is
    1 point
  38. $2Million id expect a driver! For another $4million I could get Lee Majors! buddsy
    1 point
  39. Had the esprit out with the roof out. Great drive around the broads. When I got home I found passenger side full of what looked like ash??? I was a bit worried until I realised I think it's seeds from Buddleia plant?? Must have been a bit close to the ole hedgerows at times buddsy
    1 point
  40. I could feel your memories flooding back. Did you keyboard survive or did you throw it at the wall remembering all this
    1 point
  41. Why can't we just wait and see, enjoy the building excitement? Rather than make assumptions, profess probable disappointment and ruin the moment lol. I bet some of you could convince yourselves that you wouldn't enjoy a weekend alone in a nice remote log cabin with a roaring fire before Kylie even arrived! Me, I'm just waiting for the reveal on the 16th where I am expecting to be pleasantly surprised when the wrapper comes off.
    1 point
  42. Spotted a familiar sight enjoying the Goodwood dust yesterday. Good to see it out and about.
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  43. You should have been privy to the conversation in our kitchen last night my next topic thread won’t involve an estate car - trust me on that one
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  44. Yep, I think I'm going to do what he's done
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  45. Top YouTuber gives 410 a great review
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  46. I've just got off the phone with Neil Turner at Lotus, he's the head of Customer Services and will be looking into this with LCU as a matter of urgency for you Jim.
    1 point


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