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  1. I better work on my ride height....looks like my "roll center" is below ground level. Fun with the V6 CupR .....
    5 points
  2. So yesterday the deal was done and I left behind my Exige but will be back in a few weeks to collect my Evora Will be my ‘fourth’ Lotus product (if you count the VX220 and Caterham R400)! Hope to see you at Sunday Scramble in October
    4 points
  3. Post brake conversion debrief. We left no tern unstoned.
    4 points
  4. Great view from the window this morning.
    3 points
  5. Replacement for my underused Exige S1. 3 weeks in pretty impressed just need to get out on track with it now.
    3 points
  6. First time I have taken a picture my two Lotus together (Esprit GT3 and Exige 410). Happy because collected the Esprit from @Sparky yesterday after he had fitted @Chillidoggy replacement kit for the Delco Moraine ABS garbage. Can actually feel what the brakes are doing now. And, took the Exige for a short run this morning having not driven it for a couple of weeks. By God it's a fast car. Love it even more than my old Elise 111R.
    3 points
  7. More Ex-GT parts for the engine: Doug Kiddie crank (needs re-work), motorsport cam covers and Pankl rod to act as a model for remanufacture. The crankpins are significantly bigger than stock, although the mains are the same.
    3 points
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  11. @Chris Onelevenrcollected his GT3 today, and I think he's pleased with @Chillidoggy's kit. Another successful fit, marred only by the fact that Ian and I managed to lock ourselves out of Chris's car mid-conversion and had to arrange a meet with Chris in High Wycombe to collect a spare set of keys! The first GT3 conversion, I believe.
    2 points
  12. Righto, time for a VERY long over-due update. It's been a bit of a crazy summer with a (temporary) change of job and a lot of triathlon training/racing culminating in my second successful Ironman in Vichy at the end of August. Now that racing season is over, I'm hoping to be able to focus a bit more on the Exige. Since my last update in March, these are the changes I have made: ECUMaster ECU & mapping from RRR - this is the most drastic change. I ummed and arghed about this for a long while but in the end decided to give it a go. The fact that H111 and KT seem to be su
    2 points
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  14. It’ll be minimal, she’s an old hand with choppers.
    1 point
  15. @DaveyT to be fair I actually own the Essex but @JNW3 seems to think that just because he paid for it, it is his
    1 point
  16. Why doesn’t BJ just say that they will reduce VAT to say 5% for 2 years if we vote for a no deal Brexit. That will offset any problems with tariffs
    1 point
  17. Some small tweaks to my Evora LE which makes it look so much better. GTE front grills and new tyre with wider 275/35R19 rears. Thanks to Castle Sportscars for getting everything just so.
    1 point
  18. The desperate actions of a man who's just found out how much his wife's 'copter licence will cost.
    1 point
  19. Swung by to see the wife’s new best mates at Polar Helicopters... Took the lads up the road for a quick ride, think they now require clean underwear.
    1 point
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  21. Great update @Mattmahope and appreciate all the kind words and support! However you missed two important points from your write up: - What settings are you running bump/rebound for road and track? - Most important, pics of your engine bay with those special manifolds? Expecting update by end of weekend
    1 point
  22. First world problems, eh? @JNW3 must be in a very small subset of people even able to offer that particular choice!
    1 point
  23. Think I may have trouble cornering (no steering) and also very uncomfortable (no seat) although acceleration could well be good.
    1 point
  24. Thanks, it sure is good to be back.
    1 point
  25. Some lovely bits for the engine, those cam covers look especially nice Mike
    1 point
  26. Retrofit a front lift? Not sure if that’s even possible on an Exige... https://www.kwsuspensions.net/products/hydraulic_lift_system
    1 point
  27. Now that is an update...! Congrats on the work - sounds fantastic. So the RRR update is new ECU plus full 2bular system? Do they change the intake?
    1 point
  28. @Chris Onelevenr I am glad you bit the bullet and got @Chillidoggy conversion done. @Sparky was the man for the job.......enjoy. I feel its the best bang for your buck that you can spend on the Esprit and completely changes the car. Its still puts a big smile on my face every time I take my S4 out for a spin. p.s love the colour of your GT3
    1 point
  29. At RRR for mapping, side sills from @alias23, and Ziroctec coated 2bular pipes...
    1 point
  30. Pictures from Snetterton... More pictures from Snetterton (with friends)... Car making friends in car parks...
    1 point
  31. Big thanks to @Chillidoggy and @Sparky for an excellent looking job. The drive back home was the first time I have driven the car and not worried about what the brakes were doing. Now I can get on with enjoying the car. Will give it more of a workout around Wales for a couple of days next week.
    1 point
  32. I'd wondered what had broken the fibreglass of the body shell below the windscreen where the aircon unit blows into the screen vent moulding. It's because an 18kg aircon unit it fastened to it with two M6 fixings! It's also fastened to the bulkhead, but these are really just to pull it forward onto the bulkhead. With 18kg bouncing up and down on these fixings every time the car goes over a pothole there's no wonder the fibreglass cracked. I'm planning to add some support from the transmission tunnel to stop this from happening in the future. I've added a couple of flanges to allow some of
    1 point
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  34. An even more obvious detail would be the rear suspension/axle layout. S3 will have CV joints, S2 will have fixed length axles on U-joints. Bibs theory seems sound, the tax treatment in Italy regarding engine displacement is well known and Lotus have always been clever at managing such things.
    1 point
  35. @alias23-- yes, 1mm per side for mine. My geo sheet FYI (you won't want as much negative camber, given the rubber you are running )
    1 point
  36. Hello just curious where will you buy the " CF bumper"? Thanks
    1 point
  37. Spent some time yesterday making a puller to remove the fragile-looking steel fan from it's shaft without damaging it or the motor or shaft. Again, if anybody is performing the same procedure just ask!
    1 point
  38. Appreciating that this might not be entirely in keeping with the title of this thread, even if keeping it within the family... (also Pflanzgarten)
    1 point
  39. Found a better shot taken by someone else
    1 point
  40. Couldn’t keep me away for long It’s taken me 3 years to find the right car , so over the moon to have taken delivery this week. First day out did 100 miles around the Cotswold roads around me , followed by another 50 today. Love it ! Dave
    1 point
  41. Finally got my hands back on it
    1 point
  42. I took a friends 12 year old son out for his first Lotus ride on Sunday. It will be a few years before he can get one of his own, but we have a new convert
    1 point
  43. Calipers back from refurbishment - back to bare castings and clear-coated.
    1 point


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