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  1. Yep arm them, if your not an @rsehole your not likely to get shot. Further, I work away a lot, lots of different countries over the years. In one country you got 25 years for car theft, guess what? no car theft. We should build lots of "floatels" put them in the North Sea and lock the vermin and scum commiting knife crime etc up for life. No sky, no nothing.... then lets see what would happen. Problem is we have a snow flake society..
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  2. Hopefully I won’t get too much grief for posting someone else’s new car purchase from Facebook, but I just had to - it’s stunning👌👏🏻👏🏻
    3 points
  3. Guess where I was today? you are only allowed one chance! i did make a point of wearing the Lotus shirt but forgot to put the damn hat on which was on the dash. Also SWMBO managed to block out the Evora Hotel in the background completely😖 Have to say a lovely town with a hell of a lot of history worth seeing although today was a bit toasty in mid to high 30’s. Ended up in a vineyard tasting session 🍷 to compensate.
    3 points
  4. No. Not firearms as mandatory but yes to tasers and firearm support officers. But then they should be free to use suitable force (including lethal - and if necessary kicking the shit out of scum) without the automatic fear of losing their job etc. Investigation yes, witch hunt no. But then I am in the minority and a cave man as I believe police, teachers and parents should be free to give children a clip about the ear - not a beating - a clip or cuff. Too many precious little shits who think no one can touch them. I better stop now. I shouldn't have had that 3rd glass of wine...
    2 points
  5. It's taken a year to build the workshop to do the work in, but so it begins the start of my Esprit GT3 restoration. In true Lotus fashion, the second bolt undone sheared off, but it hasn't moved for 22 years, so that's to be expected. WD40 is a must. With the bonnet off, everything is suddenly a lot easier to get to. Stripping the car will be slow, as all nuts, bolts and fixings needed packaging up and labelling. Most of these items won't see the car again for another year or two. Looking at most things as I take them off, it is perhaps the right time to do this restoration, giving the car a new lease of life. The plan is to try and complete the work within two years, but depends on what I find and how high the budget climbs! ABS is going and I've already purchased Ian Lord's conversion kit. I will post regularly now to show progress of the project.
    1 point
  6. Hi all, I have a 2018 Elise 220 Sport, and although the exhaust is louder than the pre 2017 model, I wanted to find out what the better upgrade is .. TRD induction kit or change the back box? FYI went to Hethel a couple of weeks ago and did their track event, and couldn't believe how much better sounding the 2018 cars were over the 2016 ones (think Lotus changed the exhaust in 2017) Any help you all can be will be appreciated
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  7. @C8RKH they don’t even need a tv license either !! If I ever end up old and skint - you’ll be reading about an event and a politician or two - I’ll be living the rest of my days in a decent high quality care home (prison)
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  9. Amazing achievement- and he will get to park it where it will cause some questions! 😆 You can see the jobsworths sharpening their pencils now 😂
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  10. So they said but it was Lotus marketing speaking. We are staying with locals and they say “ev oh rah”
    1 point
  11. Here you go : https://forvo.com/word/évora/
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  12. I love this topic... and as a happy convertee, I've put some thoughts elsewhere, but after an email chat with Ian, thought I'd share my situation as was here. I have a Brembo equipped 1994 S4 and the old system had died in terms of full functionality a long time ago, and was running with the ABS disabled. When it finally gave up the ghost, which quite frankly is frightening, I was compelled to fix it. Having watched this (and related threads) mature and knowing a recipient of the conversion (Obione), it was the only way to go in my mind. I made the request and just before last Christmas the package arrived. The first impression just opening the box is one that gives you complete faith and confidence. The custom engineered components are beautifully made, every part of the kit is individually bagged and labelled and Ian has prepared a full instruction sheet to go with it. It’s already clear at this stage that a lot of time and effort has gone in to developing the kit. Installation is probably best described, if you have mechanical sympathy or any mechanical or engineering experience plus a comprehensive tool box, as straightforward. If you follow the steps, it’s logical, not particularly hard (with the standard Lotus caveat that you have to be flexible or have tiny hands to get in various spaces!) and you’ll likely find, assuming you do it DIY, that getting the old bits out is more time consuming and a ballache than the reinstallation. The threads here that Sparky has illustrated show in pictures fairly clearly the process and what can be achieved. Once it’s in and running, the feel is totally different. It takes a while to adjust your braking style to the system - because it’s so much better. You can actually trust it, meaning that you can be more enthusiastic in making progress down the black stuff, brake harder and later and ironically it makes the car feel more modern. I do benefit from owning an MOT test centre/garage** which meant I was able to put the system through the brake rollers to see the numbers, and the figures are much improved on the old system at peak. Obviously no ABS so if you want to lock your brakes in to a skid, then you most certainly can. I recommend it without hesitation. No question! **gratuitous plug - we constructed the building to take the Esprit and exotica - need an MOT in the south east, drop me a PM
    1 point
  13. Sounds like a classic starter solenoid, although it could be dodgy wiring. It could even be a bad earth if the battery negative connection is poor. the starter is the highest load on the system, so the first to fail. Another thing to check is there's still voltage in the battery - it could be going flat due to failing alternator or some unknown load. Turning on the headlights gives an idea if you don't have a multimeter. If it's not the battery... You might find if you bang the starter with something, it works, as yours is borderline. With the ignition off : It would be worth jumping power straight on to the starter live terminal on the solenoid to see if the motor works ok with direct power - that's the large terminal on the solenoid nearest the motor body. The motor should spin but won't engage with the engine. Also a positive voltage applied to the small spade terminal should operate the solenoid with a heavy clunk. The other large terminal (outer with yellow connector in the photo) is the positive to the solenoid (It's a mechanical switch). Turning on the ignition should live that up, then a positive to the small spade should then close the switch, and then power the starter, and crank the car. this can be done with a spanner off the outer terminal. Turning the ignition key to the start position applies live to the spade - the fact your car clunks at this point means this bit is working. Be sure all parts of clothing, anatomy etc are clear of any moving engine parts. It's also important there's no petrol or vapour around as testing will produce large sparks. A fire extinguisher and a helper are a good idea. The starter motor is easy to remove - you can have a go at dismantling and cleaning the solenoid assembly as it might just be dirty - you can also file the contact plates flat again, but ultimately you'll need a new solenoid, easiest you just replace the starter as a professional repair will probably cost you more. If you need to start it tonight and it's not a flat battery, you can jump the solenoid switch with a spanner. Turning the ignition gives you the clunk of the solenoid engaging the motor with the engine - if you then put a spanner across the two solenoid terminals, you can supply voltage to the starter directly bypassing the solenoid switch. It could also be done with a jump lead to that inner terminal, allowing the"electrician" to live the motor up at a safe ish distance by touching the other end on the jump battery. Hard to get a firm connection with a clip though - some cabling might be required. See warning above though. It might just be easier and safer to bump start the car.
    1 point
  14. Gets my vote I hated that chrome Exige badge
    1 point
  15. A well-sealed system should hold better than that. This one shows a drop from 20 to 18ins after 48 hours.
    1 point
  16. No, they made left and right handed for front and rear. I looked to buy some from lotus very cheap a couple of years ago but they didn't have full sets, only one side. Item number 1 https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?TBL=12691&MAK=1&MDL=20&SMA=0&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0
    1 point
  17. It'll be good and dull all at the same time, like all Porsche's. I'm guessing Porsche have probably upped their annual donations to Evo magazine.
    1 point
  18. Entitled twats! Fook 'em. Really get sick of this behaviour and the indignation at the consequences of their actions.
    1 point
  19. Today I finally got the rear boot spoiler lip removed, Lotus did stick it on with a lot of silicone. Also, I finally got the rear bumper removed, which required the fixing bracket inside the boot to be ground away with my angle grinder. The nuts were heavily rusted and were never going to come undone, also access was limited with the exhaust which is still on the car. With every large panel other than doors off the car now, I will go back to the front and start removing the radiator, oil coolers, etc. once these items are off I will go back to the engine area again and start to remove that and the gearbox, followed by fuel tanks and then finally all the suspension. I think the rear lower bumper bracket has rusted so much due to some water leaking into the boot over the years. I know when I first purchased the car, water was leaking through one of the bolt holes on the rear spoiler, all the boot carpets were damp.
    1 point
  20. An officer discharges a weapon at low life scum and he’s on desk duty or garden leave for upto 9 months..... @C8RKH if they armed all police in London - itd be about 4 months and there would simply be no police left on the streets..... the PC that shot dead Duggan should have been given a massive gold medal, a bonus and a bigger gun - not the months and years of hassle he had for protecting the public
    1 point
  21. You and @CocoPops are as tight as two peas from the same pod! I do though love the silver wheels on my Evora...
    1 point
  22. HI Everyone Just want to say a massive thanks to everyone from the TLF that made it down to Gawsworth Hall last Sunday it was a cracking turn out despite the wet weather, hoping to do this event again next year and put it as a regular meeting for all Lotus Owners and Clubs. I would also like to thank Oakmere and JCT600 Lotus for providing both an Exige 430 Cup and an Evora GT430 🙂 Some photos attached from the day and thanks again to all the owners that came to the event
    1 point
  23. ERR .. No that's definitely not to high .. in fact it about how they are to be fair .. On the SE you should have a drop out relay that stops the warning light coming on below 1500 RPM So that needs looking at also .. I would expect you have a corrupted signal between the two sensors within the one unit.. Its not unusual to see low oil pressure at tick over hence the drop out relay to stop the light coming on .. 30 PSI at tick when hot is quite presentable , I would prefer to see 60 psi from 2000 rpm up when hot.. But with an engine of age its not bad as they go.. Fix the gauge stop worrying and enjoy the Esprit experience..
    1 point
  24. 95% of Taser deployments don't result in a discharge. Normally the "Red Spotting" calms the situation to a level where it doesn't need to be used. If you were out there or even listening to a Police Radio on a Friday and Saturday you may change your mind about all Police Officers having Tasers. On Average 5 Norfolk Police officers are injured on a Friday and Saturday. No one should go to work not knowing if they are coming home again and Taser makes a massive difference. However, at present, due to lack of numbers both of Officers and Tasers it can take 10-20 minutes to get a taser unit to an incident and by then you are just dealing with the aftermath. The only way to ensure Protection of the public and Officers is everyone routinely carrying one......IMHO
    1 point
  25. After months of searching for a nice coupe I couldn't resist DaveB's Roadster which was up for sale recently, so if any of you UK big wing guys need a home for your original wing I've got the perfect place for one Already been in touch with Imran about splitters but if anyone wants to shift an original one I'd be interested in that too.
    1 point
  26. The styling of this North American Evora GT is growing on me. Fascinating, even if forced by pragmatism. 400 front, 430 GT louvres over the wheel arch, cut out 430 panel behind the front wheels, 430 Sport rear, black carbon panel between the rear lights...with all the carbon bits it just may be the best looking Evora yet?
    1 point
  27. Took this picture at Hunstanton beach yesterday. The picture actually doesn't do it justice. The elements were so calm, your eye couldn't actually see where the sky split from the water. I have not edited the picture
    1 point
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