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  1. He's a pussy. It is heavy when compared to mass produced numpty buckets. I prepare any one who sets foot into my S4 to have a go at the clutch, and they're all shocked at how heavy it is compared to their 1.0 litre barinas. After 15 years of ownership my left leg is far larger than the right, and thus I always seem to walk in circles...
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  3. New member. Not a great photo but you get the idea. SR S IPS on a 63 plate, I reckon it must be the only SR specced with black calipers 😶...
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  4. Pizza Express Woking?
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  5. Thanks, seems to divide opinion on this forum but I love it. I do need to get a polarising filter for my camera though, to many reflections in the photo really. Yes, not mine though. There are 4 SR’s in Pewter, 2 manual and 2 IPS (one mine, the other Matt Becker’s old one), all S models. 3 of the 4 are on the Lotus Evora owners group on Facebook.
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  6. Well it seems this saga was not quite finished. Another little drama to add. . I finally got some temporary plates and took it for the first drive. A very short 2 minutes to the petrol station and back. By the time I returned, reverse has gone again. Plus the added stress of an appointment at the Dyno tomorrow to get the engine set up in order to pass the emissions for the TÜV (MOT) on Friday. By luck, I spotted the problem straight away. I have made a modification that seems to have permanently fixed it too. Over a month of messing about and extreme frustration and the problem was diagnosed and fixed in twenty minutes. The problem is that there is a sleeve over the crossgate cable that slides up and down the cable and leaves the cable exposed where it passes through the gearbox mount. Where it’s exposed, it buckles and effectively shortens the cable and prevents the cable from functioning properly. I found an extra nut, welded a small washer on the end and screwed onto the remaining thread on the gearbox mount point. It nicely retains the sleeve and keeps the cable enclosed. Job done and all gears functioning well. I have attached some pics of the fix. The welding is rougher than a badgers backside as it was 10pm and I didn’t want to go crazy with the grinder and really upset the neighbours. I would say I will do it properly in the future but it’s robust and i know it will be left as is 😄 i forgot to take a picture of the final assembly but the photos should be enough to show how it works. Now I expect somebody to pipe up and tell me that’s how it should have been in the first place and I had a piece missing all along. Either way it’s works...... finally. Saga over. I hope.
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  7. I didn't realise that! Maybe we should communicate this in one of the emailings, to get some more activity on here? Perhaps the club emailers could have a register message and link in their signature for club emails or something? Just an idea.
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  8. Thought I would make a history and a checklist for me to reference in order of occurrence Bought the car with leaking liners and broken oil pick up pipe at 42k miles 3 broken exhaust studs on the left head Thermostat O-ring stuck inside the head 1 1/2 yr long engine rebuild later has all new belts and pulleys along with new Bosch injectors and and FPR Recharge AC works good so far Only getting 5 psi a boost Axle seals leaking roll pins are stuck Coolant bottle pressure Leaks difficulty adjusting throttle cable for WOT 1/2 of one coil pack dies At least one coil igniter in the ECU dies Alternator stops charging Convert to A standalone ECU Heater appears to not work Engine dies when fully warmed up hard time re-starting till it cools off Power windows are slow Left headlamp motor gear noisy ABS light on funny noise from behind the Dash
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  9. No idea what "esa" is, but then I've worked non stop for the past 36 years, paying taxes and NI since I was 16. Good news is I've officially maxxed on on my state pension. Bad news is I still need to pay into the state pension for another 15 years. For 51 years of paying in I'll get £175 per week in todays money. No doubt the same as your neighbour will get for paying in fuck all @Barrykearley. Yes, our society is broken. But the good news is Comrade Corbyn will ensure everything is free anyway "oh, Jeremy Corbyn......"
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  10. Your neighbours have obviously read your posts on here😈
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  11. Admit it, you had no idea who he is before you Googled him.
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  12. They used a third car which was the first one supplied to them, for colour checking, so its likely that one ended up at Pinewood whereas the other 2 were sent to location. Probably MPW 71V (ex dev car 3)
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  13. Yep, that's what came to my mind as well. BUT, it did have a whole car in there, you just had to know how far to dig to find the it.
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  14. Lovely colour but second best, obviously. <<<<
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  15. That's not a genuine TR8. Back in the day it was easy to modify the V5 to claim it was a TR8. Based on that it is probably a tad over priced.
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  16. THE chassis number was stamped directly into the frame using a small circular punch. Each digit was made up of series of dots. My Lotus was chassis 34. The chassis number was "Mk 6 34"
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  17. Out of a large group of approx 25% of all UK PfCO holders, I just won 'best pic' from around 40 entries! Woohoo!
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  18. This is a Stutz.......so yes very similar and just as dangerous as the Onyx!
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  19. I wisited the museum today as I was driving past it and here is a picture of the exhibition.
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  20. They get a bit compressed on here so quality is not the best but sadly this location is not longer available. Entirely my fault as well, I got the GT430 stuck here in January 2018. It made such a mess of the field (which is actually an aircraft landing strip) that they have fenced it off now! Doh!
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  21. His and hers number plates too!
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  22. Petrolicious' take on the Evora GT - no video unfortunately
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  23. Yes, normally aspirated but with the sports ratio box so well up the rev range at that speed even in 6th. Was my first experience of Autobahn driving, was an eye opener cruising along in traffic at 200kmh! Space was at a premium so only had one lunge to higher speeds. Didn’t seem to take long at all and hadn’t quite stopped accelerating when I had to back off. Car just shrugged it off, very stable and no fuss at all. Here’s a couple of pics from from the trip to keep the thread on track 😀
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  24. Can I ask a stupid question about these scissor lifts. They look to me as though they are just like a normal ramp, and run parallel to the side of the car. How can they possibly pick up the from and reat lifting points as I am assuming you can't just use the cenral one. cheers sorry just fixed a typo
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  25. Donington Race Weekend Report, 1st Trip to the Kitty Litter! So the above pictures say it all really, saying that I had an awesome 3 days at Donington Park last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, basically 2 days of testing on the full GP layout but unfortunately not enough marshalls arrived on race day so we had to qualify and race on the shorter National layout which I actually prefer but not everything went to plan in the final race. The strange thing from the whole weekend was that on my 8th lap on Thursday morning after just arriving at Donington I went 3 seconds quicker than my best lap last year then spent the next 3 days not being able to match it which I really don’t understand, I think I was just very keen to get out on track. Again though I learnt a lot, it seems you are forever learning, I went to Donington determined to get my apex speeds up by getting off the brakes earlier which I think I did but then I started breaking fractionally earlier which unbelievably can cost you a couple of seconds a lap but in the end it all came together and my lap times got very consistent. In Qualifying for race 2 I did one of my best sessions and qualified a little nearer the mid pack where I have been aiming for all season, race 1 was difficult due to a crash at the start for some of my competitors, this put me to the back as I tried to avoid it and thanks to 2 safety cars the race was over before it began. For race 2 I was determined to have a good one, my start was OK, I held my position and I settled in to chase the pack in front only for the guy behind me to get a run down the straight only to out brake himself and then come across to T bone me leaving me no option but to go into the gravel in avoidance, I really was gutted as it felt like I was in for a good race, saying that luckily Ollie, the Radical photographer, was right where I went off so we got some great pictures and at the end of the day it is all part of the experience, below is the incident, if anyone has any idea what I could have done different please let me know. One race round left at Snetterton and that is season 2 done and dusted unbelievably, gone in the blink of an eye, the trouble is this motorsport thing really does get under your skin and I am now more than a little addicted so I need to look under the bed to see if I can find some sheckles to help fund next year. Anyway below are a few pictures from the weekend and my best qualifying lap. Cheers, Paul. This is where it all started to go wrong!
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  26. 311 of course has the larger supercharger (1720?) which is how they can get more power out of it. Komo-tec say you can get more than 460hp in the Exiges, but that is the safe power that they map to. 500+ package requires built elements of the engine. If only I had the money...
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  27. Unless you are going to do pistons and rods then 460 ish is the top bat. cheers
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  28. Before you mess about with the linkage just unscrew the reverse light switch 4 turns and then test it. I'm sure it will be just that. SJ sold a too long threaded one for years and if one of them is fitted that's your culprit. Spacing the out with 2 washers and some rtv with sort it. Matt
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  29. Oi you lot... lay off the Jock bashing! And remember..... There are only three types of people in this world. Scottish people, people who WANT to be Scottish and people with no ambition whatsoever!
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  30. you like a v8 https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/triumph/other-models/triumph-tr8-convertible-5-speed-fabulous-example/10109651
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