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  1. 5 points
    First seat finished in leather and vinyl per OEM methods, new Pirelli webbing, foam supplemented where broken down in the hip area.
  2. 4 points
    Taken at the factory, no doubt before it headed off to Switzerland. Love it in white!
  3. 3 points
    ...and not a daily driver!
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    I'm around 4,000 (ish)
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    I found this fascinating:
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    Leather is used in all surfaces typically in contact with the occupant's body, so top surface of seat cushion and bolsters right out to the edge, the headrest choker, and the headrest including its sides for appearance sake I suppose. The vinyl (PVC) therefore is seen on the seat flanks and the very top of the headrest only, with that covering the backside of seat not shown in the photo. This is the form in which my S2 was originally trimmed. Cheers
  7. 2 points
    Approx 4500kms...mostly track mileage!
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    As it is with my wife, so it is with my daughter who feared driving the Evora lest something untoward might happen on her watch. But I know they secretlywant to drive it so I always insist they try her out. I know how they'll feel once they have driven it. That big smile came after her first drive in the hills. Now when she visits, she asks for keys!
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    on exotic location in, erm, Penzance Sainsbury’s car park.
  10. 1 point
    Was going to stop for a quick bounce but didn’t have time.
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    Without wishing to piss on your parade Dave most of those are close but no cigar (excuse the pun). The only one that looks correct to me is the Ghibli. If you look at where the rivets are there are 2 of them on the surround, one on each side about half way down. The handle on the lid should be smooth as well (not ribbed for extra comfort). It was also used in the DeTomaso Mangusta... and a few Ford ISO cars as well. In fact the early S1 Esprit is the cheapest car with this type of ashtray. So I'm waiting for somebody with more money than sense who's restoring a Ghibli and is missing his ashtray to buy my car for £100k just to get the ashtray hahaha
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    questions sent to eliseparts with also more details about the installation and where to installs the pipes. as I understand after 4 years, hardware is important but if you don't have the good advices, knowledges, feedbacks it's complicated to "take the plunge". (and this is why I am really grateful to the TLF and members who share their experiences whatever they are)
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    We can offer an N/A manifold for £650 and we are happy to add these into the group buy, I will update the first post accordingly. The price for the remaining system will stay the same. Just to ensure complete clarity these wouldn't be made in 321 Stainless Steel, it would be 304 as the N/A manifolds get nowhere near as hot as the turbo'd engines, but please rest assured that these will still be very strong as well as offering a nice power increase. If we get orders for 30 mixed manifolds (G, Stevens and N/A) we can go ahead at the prices quoted. Also thank you to Jaap for the support! I run one of these turbos on my own car (not a lotus im afraid!) and they are fantastic as I'm sure Mark Kassim will confirm!
  15. 1 point
    Just under 8,000 although have done a further 7,500 within 12 months in my other Sports car. Neither are daily’s !!
  16. 1 point
    We can support the groupbuy with the by Alunox tested EFR 6258-G turbocharger Pn. 11589880036 at Euro 1.598,- (EX VAT, EXW) orders at [email protected]
  17. 1 point
    How can you possibly be married to someone so intelligent and talented?
  18. 1 point
    Isn't it a pasta and mince dish from Italy?
  19. 1 point
    Thank you so much for this very informed post - much appreciated @Fridge
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    Lengthy chat with the S1 owner just now, he does not recall the beams other than in the satin black now on show. FWIW.
  22. 1 point
    Hi Eric. They are AC delco. Made for the Corvette and other American cars. Best to buy new or remanufactipured. They are very cheap from th US about £70 when I bought them on ebay..
  23. 1 point
    Right Sparky.... it's quite pricey but..... Looky here
  24. 1 point
    Knowing Andy, some kind of beef in red wine stew
  25. 1 point
    Something to start your search -
  26. 1 point
    Couple of shots from an open track day a couple's of days ago
  27. 1 point
    Videos on youtube Sound from outside Checking it over Final power run
  28. 1 point
    Hi Mike, I'm sure we could help you out! We make all manner of exhaust systems and have a wealth of experience both with Lotus vehicles and working with Titaimaun, 304, 321, Inconel etc. If you would like to contact me direct please feel free, [email protected] 01978 851100 All the best, Ben
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    Me.... mine is the bollox... i thought it was a very straight forward Build to be fair. My second 910 Turbo engine from the crankshaft up. some make it sound like a Saturn 5 to build. It’s an internal combustion engine, that’s all. And to be fair the tolerances are not even that tight. the main thing is having the right kit and space. Fabian was dead unlucky IMO. Had a follower fail by the sound of it. nothing to do with blast media. My entire block, sump and head blasted. Clean as a whistle. No residue. Good as gold. stop over thinking it. @Lotusfab
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    @ALUNOX ( can make you one. This is the valved cat-back system fitted to my car in Stainless but they are masters of Ti too.
  33. 1 point
    Transformation of GT 430, done! Details of changes to come, lots and lots of work!
  34. 1 point
    In deed, the GT430 Sport/GT430 story is a very paradox one. Before ordering my GT430 Sport I went through all the same considerations as The Pits did. The beautiful line and elegancy (the air vents in the front wheelarch you can not get rid of with a GT430) and the way I use it made me decide on the Sport. My dealer and I, we realized that there will be only a very small time window for ordering this exotic from Lotus factory with personal specifications. Therefore, I ordered mine immediately at beginning of October 2017. The prediction was that all the GT430s will be sold out very quickly and instead of buying a GT430 Sport which was considered to be too expensive for its power etc. the better deal would have been a 400. But as it happens a lot with forecasts the same here: In Germany about 10 new GT430s were hanging around on offer on the internet during 2018 with prices coming down. Still, you can find 3 of them (, one with only 32 km, another with only 50 km, and one with 1.200 km on the clock. Almost new cars after two years, but registered by dealers due to enhanced emission regulations in Germany from September 2018. Never a GT430 Sport I have seen on the free market in Germany, neither new nor used. The most grotesque thing is that my dealer could have sold two more GT430 Sport in 2018 to slowly woken up customers after production at Lotus had ended with the limited edition GT430. That’s how life goes! For me it was and still is the right choice independently of any market perceptions. It is a dream car for me and who ever owns a GT430 Sport, your are such a lucky guy! If you want one and get the very rare chance to get one - take it, you can’t do anything wrong with it.
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    There has been a big stink over this in South Australia by new 400 owner who complained and got in the ear of a Jurno... luckily its confined to a subscription only news paper and hasnt made to the social media... yet. I found this in relation to IPS upgrades
  36. 1 point
    Here is a collection of the super rare Evoras GT430 Sport as far as I could find and trace them
  37. 1 point
    Wedgey goodness! Nice and dry out this afternoon so gave the Elite a blast to get the oily bits moving - started fine after working the choke and getting fuel flowing for the first time, after at least 6 weeks standing!
  38. 1 point
    Could someone be getting a bargain..
  39. 1 point
    This is my Type 49 Lotus Exige 430 Cup built by Lotus to celebrate their 70th birthday and Formula 1 victories at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018. Inspiration came from the Type 49, which was driven by Graham Hill to win both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships in 1968. It’s painted in the same iconic red and gold leaf colours. It was (and I think still is?) the fastest road car around Hethel at 1:24.8. It was the 5th quickest road car up the Goodwood FoS hill climb in 2018 with a time of 53.51. This car also featured in Top Gear’s Car of the Year in 2018. I intend to keep it almost standard, all I have done is put in a foot rest and some net type trinket pockets for storage. I do want to get a geo set up as I have fiddled with the suspension but don't trust myself on the settings!
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    I have tried these, and they do work but have a limited life if you don't get the oil consistency right, I would recommend something along the lines of molasses or W90/95 and I can confirm the savings involved are enormous! ....but for goodness sakes don't actually start the engine!
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    I'm planning on fitting the engine before fitting the body - it's how they did it in the factory so it can't be that hard. Pete
  42. 1 point
    That engine block looks really clean Tom, did you have it blasted to get that finish?
  43. 1 point
    The bit that keeps you off the ground is coming back together Still a lot of work to do on the bit that pushes you around: I'm looking forward to it
  44. 1 point
    Luckily I'm taking the liners out to fit to the 907 block, so it's ALL coming apart. They seem well stuck though so I may have to fashion a puller. Here's the restored original 907 block for my internals. Stripped back and prepared for assembly. The issue with the 911 block was that the adapter plate for the sump meant that half the bellhousing bolts didn't line up And there was oil everywhere - and I had no idea how the internals were arranged. But it doesn't look too bad, condition seems ok and I'm getting an idea of what goes where thanks to forum members.
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    Super strong these Eclats!!
  46. 1 point
    I have seen them on ebay.
  47. 1 point
    Played around in the parking house.... (and in Lightroom)
  48. 1 point
    My grazes and cuts from doing the job on my last car have just healed - can't help sorry !!
  49. 1 point
    Are you sure it's not a wiring issue, loose or corroded connections causing voltage drop or possibly wires almost broken through where they get flexed when the door opens/closes. The motor has push on connectors which are tricky but not impossible to get to, so you could try making some wires and connect 12v directly to the motor and see if it then lifts. if you end up taking it out for refurb (they don't usually need replacement) you will need to try this anyway as its going to be very tricky to remove it with the window in the down position.
  50. 1 point
    Only a few nuts and bolts inside the door - you need a double jointed midget orangutan to assist !!

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