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  1. My congrats to the agency that did this, you certainly earned your fee in convincing them it looks good. Btw it’s shite.
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  2. Second pic is random (with a neighbour sitting in the car) but shows Burnt Orange well.
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  3. Ghastly. Was the brief to the branding agency simply 'make the new logo look as cheap as possible'?
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  4. I have to say that the new logo strikes me as considerably less stylish than its predecessor - looks bland at the side of many other sports car companies' logos. That font/lettering is just … 'meh'. I wonder whether some owners will retro-fit the badges...
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  6. That is the new thing, with Audi, Merc and BMW all doing something similar now!
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  7. Look how the new bi- coloured badge pops. I reckon they plan to illuminate it on the new gen cars.
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  8. Removing carpet glue; A handy tip I learn’t today. Lightly wipe the area with prepsol or any wax and grease remover and then leave a mildly soaked rag over the area for 20 mins. Comes off very easily. No blades required.
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  9. He did indeed pop in. And we had a new visitor Angus from Norwich with his 501 Elite. Nice evening as usual.
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  10. Oh I am!😁 Probably due to my age, the more traditional style badge is the one I remember with great fondness, from my boyhood, even though it has been tweaked a bit over the years. I also hated the short lived ‘86 abomination from the Wickens era which I felt was rather disrespectful to the memory of ACBC in deleting his initials. The black ‘68 badge I liked, especially as it was changed in that year for a very good reason to honour the passing of one of the racing greats. The black badge always looks good on a bright colour car, I think, and I had one on my Burnt Orange Elise.
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  11. I don’t like it. And as for “Simplifying and taking the weight out of the lettering”, what a load of cobblers, do they really think we’re that stupid? Why not take out Colin Chapman’s initials altogether in that case?
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  12. OK - final update. The SSC map has now been uploaded to the car, I had to do a hard reset on the handheld device and some fettling but it worked in the end. When the key goes in the ignition the dash shows a code to confirm its running a custom map (other TVS Exige owners take note - if your dash doesn't show a numeric code when you put the key in, its running the OEM ECU map). Having gone for a blast I would say the car is quicker - not night and day different but a good 25% quicker. The pull in 1st and 2nd is ridiculous and the torque in general makes the engine feel like a small block V8 and if I'm honest, a bit out of place with what I've come to know as normal in other so called track type cars. Bear in mind that my previous 2 Exiges were both tuned, inline 4 screamers....this new world of silly torque and lower revs squeezed into a mid engined lightweight will take some getting used to especially in the wet. My reaction times better improve...... I've already enquired with SSC about a slightly smaller pulley and to the only exhaust guy worth his salt, Jim about a better flowing manifold back system. Once the hardware is in place I'll be speaking to RRR about a custom map. I know form experience that running a map that was programmed on a different car can show fairly significant differences to a custom, live dyno map. 450bhp and a mountain of torque at reasonable boost pressures (under 9psi) is definitely achievable. With every conceivable OEM Lotus carbon panel, Lithium battery and forged wheels I certainly cant make the car any lighter so it should make for a decent power to weight ratio.
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  13. Next in are the pump jet check ball, weight and the cap, in that order. followed by the starter emulsion tube The main emulsion tubes and the idle emulsion tubes Then a new throttle return spring. This comes as part of the genuine carb rebuild kit. Now for the top cover. On top of the choke piston go a spring and a cap . Turn over and fit the float needle valve seat. Then put the gasket on before you fit the floats. When fitting the float pivot pin make sure you insert it from the side without the slit. If try to fit it from the slit side you have a greater risk of breaking one of the legs. Before you put the cap on check the floats distance measured from the gasket. On mine at full droop it is 25mm and when the valve is just closed the distance is 15mm. They can vary. Screw the top down and then fit the jet cover not forgetting the gasket This is the fuel inlet banjo assembly. New filters and gaskets are supplied in the kit. That's it, done! All that is needed now is to fit the trumpets. New cork gasket and trumpets fitted. One down, one to go...
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  14. I have mixed feelings about the new badge, i do sort of understand where they want to go with it but it looks unfinished. I always found the current now previous logo very good, and respectful of the Lotus heritage not that this one isn't . but it has that unfinished look that looks great on your computer but is quite underwhelming on textured material. I understand that it will work better for brand identity across the board when it comes to documentation and all the paper stuff but the font now looks very generic...
    2 points
  15. Old logo for comparison... serifs removed from all the things. Bit of a shame I feel.
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  16. Designed in Microsoft Paint circa 1985?
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  17. Evening all, just had this Exige V6 delivered and I have to say I'm in love with it. Had the wheels refurbed from the original diamond cut into the LF1 gold colour, it really sets it off imo. Love the look of these in roadster guise, makes them have a whiff of something even more exotic with that glass hatch! Having come from a 460bhp m140i I can honestly say that an incredibly responsive, howling v6 is such a nice change, instead of just relying on all that torque. How good is the air con in these? Worthwile having on or not? Having come from a VX220 SC, it settings were either blow gently, or slightly less gently, and with warm air, or slightly warmer air!
    1 point
  18. Norwich City vs. Liverpool game tonight.
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  19. Looking good. I've got new front and back bumpers to prep for my S1, I've not unwrapped the rear one yet but the front looks pretty good.
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  20. Thanks. @oilmagnet477 I've been called many things in my time, but never a legend! The book is very good and does go into a lot more detail than I have done here. Ultimatley though all we really want to know is what all those brass bit are and do. The carb whisperer.
    1 point
  21. @alias23--More info for you..... The 20P-SC was close to the dimensions of the stock VARTA that came with the CupR, so it fit nicely w/in the CupR's battery box. The stock battery from the CupR --weight 15Kg (33 lbs); replaced it with the Super B lithium battery --weight 3.6Kg (7.9 lbs)
    1 point
  22. Get's a thumbs up from me. What Lotus is doing here, has a name... if I can just remember it... oh, yes, that's it... change. Now, there is a process to change, called a change curve, and you lot are in the Denial / Anger phase (looking to the past). But don't worry, you'll get over yourselves and soon you'll be in the Exploring / Acceptance phase (looking to the future). It's all perfectly natural. Lot's of people don't like change. Deep breaths. Stay Calm. It'll all be over soon.
    1 point
  23. Or changed gear in one with the F1 box?! It takes about a week unless you're in their sport mode, then it just feels like a sledgehammer is making the gear selections!
    1 point
  24. Ye, you can do the fronts with the wheels on full lock. I have slim wrists and hands and can do the rears reaching through the rear wheels just below the rear caliper, with a bit of playing around with arm and hand position.
    1 point
  25. Just what I was thinking....... There is so much intrinsic value in history and heritage. Something that the likes of Kia and Hyundai would love to have in their brands. I'm not a marketing guru, but in layman's terms it doesn't make sense to me. All the old sports car companies have their brand heritage and badges and they just look and feel right when associated with their cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini etc). Aside from all that, to my eyes as least, it looks a bit......half arsed to be honest.
    1 point
  26. I don't like it at all. If I were buying another Lotus now, I'd be asking for the badge to be changed to the previous, much better to my eyes, type.
    1 point
  27. @Jcx the design was deliberate to get a slightly more track orientated design. However as PJ and MAG have commented you can adjust how far the sills protrude from the edge. Some owners have gone for less protrusion at the rear some more protrusion front and back than my guide. Its all down to personal taste but the sills are wide enough and have there’s sufficient room under the sill for you to adjust to your preference during install.
    1 point
  28. The 'old' logo looked a lot more classier than the new. There was no need to change it - and I think its a mistake
    1 point
  29. That could explain it @PJ your car looks lovely.
    1 point
  30. Most car companies have tweaked their logos multiple times over the years. https://listcarbrands.com/all-car-logo-history-evolution/ Compared to some of those, Lotus has hardly changed at all.
    1 point
  31. THIS picture! Love it! Congrats on the new additions @MAG and I’m glad I could help with the side sills. www.alias23.com
    1 point
  32. “unnecessary”, “bit of a shame”, “looks awful”, “unfinished”, “don’t like it”, “considerably less stylish”, “ghastly”, “hate it”, “old one much better” I agree.
    1 point
  33. Yes it is fine, mine is number 21. Interesting to see the shifter with center console from later cars, but that shifter looks very different to mine. And yes it should be easy to get a cover for the shifter, but it just looks to good to hide it, it suits the stripped feeling of the car, and also, there is no way I will spend money in such ineffective mod ^^
    1 point
  34. RobinB5- Another option is to build a Garrett turbo (yours?) around a T3 twinscroll housing. They are available for various models, the GT3071 seems popular. https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=tp&Category_Code=GTHGT30-T3divided But the EFR has quite a feature set....
    1 point
  35. Two Moslems in a speedboat have been arrested on Whaley bridge reservoir,police say it looks like the start of Ramadam
    1 point
  36. Can't see anything with those plants in the way
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  38. Just dumps water onto the bulk head side exhaust/cat and if its parked this just drops to the floor panel and them through the nacca ducts and cutouts onto the road surface. Nothing to be concetned about.
    1 point
  39. I'll need to be careful that I book a course at the correct 'Lotus Academy' - would be bitterly disappointing to find myself drifting a ball, rather than an Exige, through a line of cones, .
    1 point
  40. Absolutely fantastic news - all positive - nothing to dislike here at all. the brand exposure will be massive - now let’s get some high profile football players in these cars
    1 point
  41. Maybe we'll have a statue of Boris in Trafalgar Square when he jumps on the little turd?
    1 point
  42. Thanks for the feedback....I ordered the hot climate switch and thermostat. John
    1 point
  43. Et voilà!!! One year of bodywork but the photos speaks for me! Gorgeous Essex Blu in all his glory 😀. My effort has been
    1 point
  44. Those long post-retirement days will just fly by.
    1 point
  45. I like how this topic is currently tagged by the forum as “Hot!”
    1 point
  46. Body on chassis to check that everything is ok prior to drill new body to chassis holes for fixing point as the chassis is new and needs to be centered and drilled. just a 2mm misalignment on the left front point, better than the old original ones!
    1 point
  47. I've been through and re-added the pics as the links had died...
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