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  1. First seat finished in leather and vinyl per OEM methods, new Pirelli webbing, foam supplemented where broken down in the hip area.
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  2. Taken at the factory, no doubt before it headed off to Switzerland. Love it in white!
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  3. ...and not a daily driver! 🙈
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  4. I'm around 4,000 (ish)
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  5. I found this fascinating: http://www.1994f1.com/2020/01/06/pedro-lamys-1994-silverstone-testing-accident/
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  6. 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
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  7. Approx 4500kms...mostly track mileage!
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  8. 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!
    2 points
  9. Hi everyone I am new to this forum and this is my first message. As a keen collector of Bond cars, I recently acquired a nice white Lotus Esprit S1 to add to my collection. Although the car is originally english (it's a RHD), it is am import from another european country. She arrived safe in London where I live last week. This vehicle is in decent condition (pictures attached) for her age, but I still would like to do a complete check as the car has not been driven a lot in the last 10 years and there are a few things that need fixing (the rear gear is very hard to find and there seems t
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  10. on exotic location in, erm, Penzance Sainsbury’s car park.
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  11. 7600. Weekly use usually.
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  12. Car dragged across the field, which is an utter quagmire, back in the garage by Nobbys A4 4x4 thingy. Turbo technics have diagnosed the turbo failure due to oil contamination - with water they seem to think. Oil is clean as the day it was put in - on the dipstick, at sump drain and the filler - I’ve explained the failure mode to them and they’ve now gone back to re-examine and test the turbo as it’s possible something else is wrong they don’t routinely check for. Turbo is repairable and not overly expensive. So just need to do some common sense checks on the car - like oil supply lines an
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  13. 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
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  14. 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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  15. Thanks Fabian. I will have a search.
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  16. Always great to see a car restored to original detail. Too much is lost over time by over restoring them.
    1 point
  17. Bit more progress on mounting the Jag diff. This is a lot more challenging than getting the engine / box to fit 🙄😂
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  18. Just under 8,000 although have done a further 7,500 within 12 months in my other Sports car. Neither are daily’s !!
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  19. 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]
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  20. Have had this argument on here before (me, have an argument, perish the thought!) - someone will say the servicing was done based on mileage so is FSH. It's crap as the schedule is usually xxmiles or xx months, not pick and choose to suit.
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  21. I am on 849 miles currently......
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  22. How can you possibly be married to someone so intelligent and talented?
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  23. Thanks a lot Bibs, I'll let her know. She was getting twitchy about any returns time limit I think.
    1 point
  24. Isn't it a pasta and mince dish from Italy?
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  25. Lengthy chat with the S1 owner just now, he does not recall the beams other than in the satin black now on show. FWIW.
    1 point
  26. Right Sparky.... it's quite pricey but..... Looky here
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  27. Your post highlights how lucky we are to have this forum. The collective knowledge of all is invaluable. Frankly, I could not restore my car without everyone’s assistance. This one issue alone will save many of us a lot of headaches. And money! Wouldn’t it be great if we could get even more input from people like Mike?
    1 point
  28. Knowing Andy, some kind of beef in red wine stew
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  29. Just had the car professionally weight balanced and 4-wheel wheel aligned. It turned out that I had set it up well by hand using string and an old WHS Smith ruler bought when I was a youngster. It's bang on now, and it drove home beautifully on its 120 mile round trip to York at 60-70mph without a break, and never missed a beat. A full write up in time.
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  30. Something to start your search - https://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette-door-window-motor-right-1968-1982.html
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  31. Couple of shots from an open track day a couple's of days ago
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  32. Videos on youtube Sound from outside Checking it over Final power run
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  33. 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
    1 point
  34. 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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  36. @ALUNOX (https://www.alunox.co.uk/) can make you one. This is the valved cat-back system fitted to my car in Stainless but they are masters of Ti too.
    1 point
  37. Transformation of GT 430, done! Details of changes to come, lots and lots of work!
    1 point
  38. 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 https://www.monkeywrenchracing.com/product/mwr-performance-valve-body-lotus-evora-ips-toyota-3-5-2gr-fe/
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  39. Here is a collection of the super rare Evoras GT430 Sport as far as I could find and trace them
    1 point
  40. 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! 👍
    1 point
  41. 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
    1 point
  42. That engine block looks really clean Tom, did you have it blasted to get that finish?
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  43. 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 😂
    1 point
  44. My grazes and cuts from doing the job on my last car have just healed - can't help sorry !!
    1 point
  45. 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.
    1 point

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