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  1. Are we talking about Racing Green Lotus'? Here's the most recent one of it being clean, at Caffeine & Machine. 8,300 miles in five months means it's rarely clean!
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  2. Gerald is giving my car some serious pampering
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  3. No. The none return valve in the oil filter does that , which it is why you must have the correct spec filter.. When tuning these 900 series engines many years ago it was discovered that the oil supply to the cams was excessive , flooding the cam housings with oil that would could be better distributed at the bottom end and turbo. By fitting a restrictor you can modify your oil flow to the cams and engine as a whole . By doing this you can better maintain oil pressure , increasing it in a well built unit. However anyone who is not sure of what they are doing or does not fully understand
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  4. 5 years on, we're now at 329 FFM's out of 18,815 members, so 1.75%. Out of those, over 50 are free FFM's to our armed forces/blue light members but to be fair, we do have 25 paid up Gold members now. If you'd like to support TLF, please do sign up. It's not cheap running a website that has 10,000 odd people visit it each day and your contributions are very much appreciated.
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  5. I've just signed up as member so I can upload some pictures of the interior, will post some further picture of the finished dash and boot.
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  6. Following 14 months of misery, after having to surrender my driving licence due to a medical condition, the postman finally delivered it back today It should have been here 2 months ago if it was not for delaying tactics by the DVLA who claim that they have a massive backlog. Escalating a complaint and writing to my MP finally secured a result!
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  7. Roma Italy, EUR Square Coliseum and my Piece of Art
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  8. Hi Dave(changes) , sone people might get upset by some of your comments - not sure if you intend for them to come across as they do? I'm too old a bunny to be concerned. I havnt got around to doing the cam pics because Im busy taking the engine out and its low priority. My garagevis small and they are on the other side of all my parts. I read about the restrictor mod on the Lotusbits website aboutv7 years ago! As you said to me about the cam followers, why change the spec? Incidently, Gary Kemp sells those followers and told me they will work with a standard 107 camshaft. They have
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  9. I just love the way my topics stay precisely on point.
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  10. Well I have been thinking rather than messing around measuring valves and guides etc I am going to renew the whole lot. New valves inlet and exhaust and new guides. I am going to get the head completely redone. I am also going to replace all of the bottom end bearings. Its a very small cost in the scheme of this build, which has gone way beyond what you might expect. Its actually frightening considering I have done all the work. Its essentially a new car and the engine has to be just as good. The next time this engine is run it will be better than before! I am tempted to get new cam shaf
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  11. Hi. I am from Panama, now with my new 410 Sport
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  12. What if money was no object two black and gold 430s yes please.
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  13. You'd be very unlucky to need the liner clamps. The liner sealant will have set rock solid, and unless a piston is stuck solidly in the bore and you then hammer said piston out, you'd not disturb the liners.
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  14. I installed this kit and after 2 years is working fine.
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  15. So you haven’t ruled it out completely then
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  16. I’m sure it’s in the S4 onwards manual - or one of them - I’ll try and find the section when I’m back home as I’ll need it again, and the wife’s best Perspex jug, very soon
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  17. For those folks wanting more details of the rear Dunlop tyres ....
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  18. I would love to know how many no turbos where made I have a white esprit hc made in 1987 with dark blue full leather interior
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  19. Epic drivers cars! (click pics for better resolution)
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  20. This design of brake ducting doesnt have to have the feed pipes sitting in direct airflow. The brake disc is effectively a un-housed fan impeller. By adding the backing disc you've now "housed" the impeller which will create a suction. You only have to feed the ends of th{ piping somewhere near a fresh air feed and it will draw it's own supply in, you don't need to force it in.
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  21. Ship ahoy, and hello sailors! Mendig here we come...!!
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  22. Jonny, the alloy diffuser is preferable IMHO both for looks & durability. (Although carbon would have been ideal to match/blend in with the rear end). Presumably this was ruled out by JMG on cost grounds.
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  23. You're subs ran out mate, you need to renew to make more upload space.
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  24. It's Soooooo Clean!! Wish I could work on something that shiny, but I live on a gravel track... I know your pain, and worse, I lost track of an oil line fitting silicone plug, placed to keep things clean during R & R, and did a test drive on a fresh rebuilt engine. I can report using a high tech coating on your main and rod bearing only gets you so far without oil volume, maybe 8 miles..... At least you have a failed part to blame. Press On!
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  25. Only in the front. Honestly I never felt the need on the rear ones.
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  26. https://themarket.co.uk/listings/lotus/evora-gte/e83f4e4a-c045-43a2-b5c3-a063c017ff8e GTE sold for just shy of £70K Justin
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  27. I'm sure most of you know that Heineken is Dutch. This is what us Belgians think of Dutch beer: (Palm is a well known Belgian beer, though far from the best). Filip
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  28. The overhaul is done to eliminate play, so if you don't notice any play, not really necessay. You'll be able to check each joint while you have the assembly out to replace the cables. It's not that much work, but not a lot of money either. Maybe enough reason to change it while you're there. I think the black bushing you mean is actually the stoppad on gearstick outer sleeve that slides against the reverse inhibiter when shifting between 1st and 2nd. (third from left, bottom row, in the pic). They do wear with use. Filip
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  29. What is this 'dfriving'?
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  30. For the UK there were 135 or 136 HC Turbo and 45 HC NA. These numbers I have got from certificates issued by Andy Graham. European LHD numbers were significantly lower than UK throughout production so I would guess at 10-15
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  31. New GRP light with centre flood indicator. Only short video, sorry any opinions? 5518B7B2-5887-4720-A8B8-AC41D9BCD81D.MOV
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  32. Effect to geometry is determined by the plane in which relocation is performed. Outward re-positioning of the lower arm outer pivot will change the camber and its curve, kingpin inclination ( therefore steering offset, where the axis of steering meets pavement relative to tyre contact patch ) and bump-steer curve. An adjustment of toe obviously required as well. It's not something to pursue without some analysis, my back-yard engineer's thoughts offered free of charge.
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  33. I’ve just purchased a 1976Elite that’s been off road for around 12 years. Hopefully be road ready this summer. Here is a photo of it used by Lotus in add campaign.
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  34. Might think this belongs in the unhappy thread but nope. Had my service with Back on Track today, couldn't be happier with it all. Arrived a tad late due to traffic, but car went straight in and work began! Supercharger belt had a few nicks so replaced that, expecting a big bill after a quick google, wasn't unreasonable. He also took the time to fix up a leak on my windows, proof it didnt leak... he washed it!! Very pleased. Thanks lads!
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  35. Not my thing but rarely see one out in the wild, rather than caged at shows. In SW6 today. And a Lotus connection:
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  36. I’m getting stitched up, here. I’m not surprised, my sick record is way better than Sparky’s, which is no doubt down to years of debauchery and alcohol abuse. God knows what he’ll be like when he gets to my age, you can’t do cam belts by remote control from a hospital bed.
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  37. Spanner was still on this morning. Took it for an hour blast in the dry and it seems to have righted itself. Must have been the torrential weather and standing water last Thursday when I went up to St Andrews. Shameful throttle blip below on Start up after got back home engine up to temp shows spanner disappears as normal. Saves a trip to Carlisle thank goodness until new Scottish dealership opens while still in warranty. IMG_0261.MOV
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  38. He confided in me that he'd love to do your Dry Sump cambelt & clutch. For free.
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  39. I would say my good friend and neighbour Marc probalby has the best collection of Lotus Miniatures: https://www.facebook.com/groups/136076595578/
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  40. Great idea! I'll put a pic up shortly but there are many more on my Instagram Just clocked over 14,000 and not a daily driver!
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  41. THAT whisky. 206 numbered bottles produced in 2003 from a cask laid down in 1976. I believe 199 made it to Catering; I suspect I know who acquired at least 1 of the missing bottles. In Summer of 2003, each Concorde flight carried only one of these - it could only be purchased inflight. At £200 a bottle uptake was limited, and I managed to get four, three of which I bought myself onboard. This is the last one in my possession; I sold the others to collectors in the UK, Belgium and Japan. Currently one of these is for sale in the UK for £4000. Might taste awful, I don't know! I only wish
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  42. Hi, I’ve just bought a mint 2015 Evora S sports racer manual in motorsport green. I’ve come through Peugeot 106 & 306 rallye, S2000 (crashed ), then kids, Megange R26, MX5 mk2, FPace, Panda 4x4, M135i before the Lotus. Some are still in the garage. This Evora brings all the passion and fun back to car ownership I’ve missed since the 306 & S2000 days. It was expensive compared to what else is available for the money, but it is bloody amazing to drive, stunning to look at (I love the green, bright but not too shouty) and really rare. Plus the kids fit in the back! M
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