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  1. Hi all, thankyou very much for your kind thoughts and messages. As a nice ending to this tale I can confirm my GT3 has been sold. As you will know it was just as important to me personally who bought it as how much it went for, and it has gone to just about the best person I can ever think of in more ways than one. I don't think he will mind me mentioning his name (as he said the car will probably be even more famous in publicity pics in the future) but it was bought by long-standing Lotus staffer Gavan Kershaw, Director of Lotus Cars (Vehicle Attributes) and all-round Lotus-Nutcase-for-L
    12 points
  2. No press has been sent out yet so no embargo to break. I might have some cool news I can share on Monday about the launch, watch this space!
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  3. MOT passed for another year
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  4. mot was tomorrow - but I’m picking up a car for the eldest. next weekend might be my turn.....
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  5. A quick update the Ali blocks arrived today. These will be individually cnc machined to make the MAF flanges. Hoping to book the CNC bench end of next week to make a start
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  6. Last job of the day was to fit the wheel centre caps with new badges and replace the rusty old wheel bolts with shiny new ones. I've invested in a set of locking wheel bolts too.... From this... ...to this... Nice! Cheers Darren
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  7. Cut the leather, glue and fold back All done.... Had to enlarge the hole.... Gear lever was stopping me from moving the console far enough backwards to slide over arm All back together
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  8. Calipers back from refurbishment - back to bare castings and clear-coated.
    2 points
  9. Spotted on Facebook. For sale at BlackForest Lotus apparently!
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  10. Finally, after 5-6 weeks the new Eltech front acces panel arrived and got installed. I just want to share some infos with you as it´s not a plug and play install. I like the quality of the carbon and the "V" form of the carbon fibre, just like OEM. So if anyone considers buying it, here´s the installation manual Step 1: Remove the original panel and the front grill. The grill is only fixed with 4 screws. I also removed the clips that hold the screws so they won´t fall down somewhere. Step 2: Remove the front wheels and the whell arch liners. Look for the plast
    2 points
  11. I think he was merely pointing out the crazy state of affairs in the US that looks to the rest of us as (1) you are suing someone or (2) you are being sued by someone or (3) you are waiting to sue/be sued. Sadly, we seem to be going down that road in the UK these days.
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  12. Set about cleaning up the engine, I didn't want to get carried away and potentially end up with a stripped engine, so a wipe down with some degreaser was the order of the day. Before: After: Next off came the cambelt and tensioner: Next job is to rebuild the tensioner and refit the belt, then give the engine a service, replace the clutch plate and mate it back with the gearbox. Then it's on to the fuel tanks.... Cheers Darren
    2 points
  13. 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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  15. Need to cut slot to allow hinged arm up through Trusty multi tool
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  16. Hi All, I rebuilt the timing belt tensioner today, it seemed silly not to as the engine was out and SJS supply a kit to do it. Started with a quick clean with some degreaser... Stripping it down needed nothing more than 10mm and 13mm sockets and a small screwdriver for levering. You get replacements for everything on the right of the red line in the kit, plus a new earth strap. I gave everything a further clean at this point then reassembled... I should find some time early next week to refit the timing and V belts. Cheers Darren
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  17. Might be referring to this? https://twitter.com/lotuscars/status/1149997108805689344?s=19
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  18. Thinking out loud here but isn’t it also a good reason to remain if such a move requires unanimous support of EU members. Presumably the UK’s veto would frustrate such a move?
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  19. And what was your best laptime?
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  20. Walked the entire 'Ring today, all 21km!
    1 point
  21. There's a good chance the Nylatron washer will fall off when you retract the gearbox and if you're only pulling out enough to insert the dowel you won't know if it still on or not. When I removed mine it fell between the flywheel and friction plate.
    1 point
  22. Makes two of us I don’t either
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  24. Do you work for the Daily Express?
    1 point
  25. Handy. Looks pretty decent in the pics. Good luck selling it on
    1 point
  26. Hi Imran, Just spoke to Jim Valentine, who recommended your new induction system. Sounds the business. Also heard there's a queue for one.... can I join it please? Thanks Ross
    1 point
  27. My mate Nobby lashed the paint on
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  28. Sadly the rings don't photograph well, I've tried multiple times but hey. Got them made, really enjoyed the process and would thoroughly recommend doing it!
    1 point
  29. Both door frames and window motors are now in. Doors are hanging well and the locks and latches are now all set up. That's a pain staking job. I also dismantled the wing mirrors in preparation for sending off for chrome, but having got them to bits and polished them with autosol they have come up pretty well. One of the stems that fix to the plastic shell had not faired so well and had a very corroded nut which has also taken its toll on the aluminium alloy that makes up the thread. Luckily enough I have a spare. One of the shells had cracked and needed fibre glass on the inside so both a
    1 point
  30. Now has the holy trinity. Dry sump, Panasonic stereo and compomotives.
    1 point
  31. My Carbon Black 410, collected yesterday, another 300 miles to do before first service on Monday, it’s a tough life!
    1 point
  32. I've seen the car several times and been out in runs with it, it's a stunning car and has had a very well qualified owner so definitely a decent example, it's in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition.
    1 point
  33. Ok I'll try to make it fit. And I will make a little guide how to install in case anyone is interested. Thank you for the infos by the way
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  34. Are you advising @Peter H. to invest in a V8....Excellent advice...why have cotton when you can have silk.
    1 point
  35. 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!
    1 point
  36. Yes, but as it is full EV you will be exempt from the congestion charge so it all balances well at the end!
    1 point
  37. Sorry, I can't help you as my car is track-only, so I didn't need to worry about airbag, parking brake, etc., icons/idiot lights. AiM was able to create a CupR ECU driver/protocol with some cooperation from Lotus a few years ago which provides 111 ecu channels -- now included in their library of ECU drivers. I added sensors for additional analogue channels, e.g., fuel pressure, gearbox temp, boost pressure, post blower IAT and duplicate oil pressure and oil temp. Also, added a CAN expansion (AiM LCU-ONE) for lambda/AF ratios. Programming warning alarms/colors/pop-up messages,
    1 point
  38. I saw the teaser at Goodwood. You got a very punchy video and a "blink and you'll miss it" glance of the car reveal. The group I was with were pretty fizzing at the prospect of what was coming, and it certainly wasn't full of fanboys - my straw poll revealed there was a Focus, Octavia and a couple of Porsche owners present. Me? I nearly had a moment. Outside of the Petrol-Head world, nearly everyone had forgotten about Bugatti until they released the Veyron. This is potentially the Lotus "Veyron" moment, and my thought process runs roughly the same as I remember when
    1 point
  39. https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/forum/447-topics/
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  40. I've found the AiM MXS to be a great replacement for the stock instrument cluster in the V6. I like having the additional info/data displayed in real time on the dash; and, perhaps more importantly, you can actually see the info, alarms, etc. with ease while on track. As result, I just updated my 2-Eleven's old MXL dash (been in the car for almost 10 years) to the latest version MXS1.2 -- love that you can create many different pages displaying different info and scroll through your library of pages to select the desired one with a push of a button. Old vs New.....
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  41. I can set you up a Berkshire section if you'd like to arrange some meets
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  42. @Seriouslylotus did you make any progress with the AIM dash and V6 config?
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  43. OMG! Did he really just say the woman at the head of the EU sent the German Army in the NATO exercise in the arctic with broomsticks as guns??!!! (1minute 20Secs) buddsy
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  44. When I heard the Brexit Party had turned their backs in the European Parliament I did think it was a tad rude. Then I listened to their reasons for doing so an wholehearted agree with what they did. They didn't cause a nuisance or stopped other people enjoyment but showed they do not consent to this undemocratic power grabbing bunch of arse holes. buddsy
    1 point
  45. Got the train to Peterborough first thing - to collect a car for the eldest. told its pristine other than scuff damage to the front alloy wheels. Upon arrival - bonnet scratched badly, wing mirror underside smashed, front bumper insert not fitted properly, badly resprayed front wing, front fog full of mist, neither front wings lined up with the a post properly..... clearly the car had been stuck through a hedge. Absolutely furious. This wasn’t a knacker of a car either - it’s got 8033 miles on the clock got the train back home after extracting the train fare from the dealer.
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