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  1. Happy today, oh yes. So the S1 I have been working on, for what seems forever has finally gone back to her owner. A long project is finally over. She is still having little niggling problems, but nothing that wouldn't be unexpected after such a long time in hibernation and having so much work done on her. Now to move on to the next one. Another S1
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  2. So, You may think LotusRescue has been a bit quiet of late, in fact for a fair few months. However, things have been moving on in the background. Delays caused by my full time job which meant little time at home over the past two years and not too much being done when I was home, other than one project which was the the imported S1 from the states. She is now all done and off to her owner at long last. I must admit, it is looking rather good and had a huge amount of work done on her. On the personal side. The TLF member who, three years ago offered to back me in the venture has now been r
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  3. @C8RKH are you wearing your tin foil hat again? they don’t have any problems dealing with recycling things like mobile phones........oh ah....ummm..... oh dear
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  4. Hi to all, I'm totally fed up with the roof lining coming down every year after Lotty comes out of storage, so this morning went to Bridgers Car recyclers and bought a roof lining from a Fiat people carrier, cut panels to suit using the old head lining as a pattern, loosened off front cant rail center rail and side cant rails and slid the replacement totally self supporting roof lining panels in place. The panels are approx 4 - 5 mm thick made from a dense expanding foam type material, very light, but strong. The colour is not a perfect match but close enough. Its going to be interesting
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  5. Hello all, here is my admittingly very belated introduction. My interest in Lotus is mainly regarding little known historical aspects of the company, along with queries on Lotus’s many projects over the decades to clarify small tidbits already partly available either online or in books (always open to any comprehensive recommendations) as well as demystifying any outlandish nonsense that has crept in over time. Also have an general fascination of exploring automotive what-ifs / alternative history (albeit premised as much as possible on what was originally considered), whether spec
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  6. having never spent much more than £10k on any car I've owned (save a yr 2000 Disco!), I really struggle to see how the 'average' joe can afford to go electric? My yr 2000 Mk2 Range Rover has done 120k miles and cost me £1650. I currently do 4-5k miles a year. Given that I am maxing out the production cost in carbon terms, the fact it does 18mpg is irrelevant. People seem to conveniently ignore the planetary impact of battery production (as well as all the other components of the new cars). In old days, people kept white goods going by whatever means - no one can persuade me that our
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  7. Fantastic to see onwards and upwards
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  8. You know i do find it all rather funny and given my family (i guess 50:50) I do think I can see both sides. The English will rib the Scots in England. But generally I would say the majority is good natured. My mother is 75, lived in England for a long good while but I even catch her now making comments about "bloody whining whinging Scots" - I do pull her up on it and remind her she is a Scot. I get that look! However, there really is often an undertone from many, noway near all, Scots though with their Anyone But England and we hate England etc jibes. When I mention it to my
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  9. Oh I knew it was going to fail, but I guess it was a feeble attempt to point out to the unquestioning followers of Der Fuhrer of all his lies. The Republicans all marching lock-step with der leader and selling theirs souls to stay in office. SAD
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  10. please put me out of my misery. It keeps going on. 15,000 lies and growing by the second.
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  11. My wife, also English has been here now 11 years and a bloody shop keeper said to her she had no right to speak local dialect which she has picked up over the years. Guess who now do a round trip of 6 miles just for a pint of milk rather than give her trade. Her loss.
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  12. I believe it's a huge 7 litre tank.
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  13. I always do my own and never had a leak yet, as Jonny says the man hours are eye watering, getting the cup washers is also a machine shop job. Sealing is fine using new ‘O’ seals, loctite 574 face sealant and Sikaflex 221 on the inner diameter hidden by the tyre. I have done my own polishing a few times but quicker to get the rims done by pro polishers who have the larger cloth wheels. Mark I would offer but finding time is a nightmare, happy to talk you through the process though. Dave
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  14. Smoke and mirrors like politics always seems to have been. Absolute agree with Andy - Tesla are working on ways to recover/recycle all the nasty metals in their batteries, but nobody has the answer yet. Let’s just trust that we’ll find a way and blitz on eh? Environmentalists claim we’re not just moving the pollution elsewhere - talk about pushing further towards fully renewable energy sources, but if we are all driving EV’s we’re going to need some SERIOUS increase in capacity within the national grid... so let’s take today in the UK as a reference point.... we’re going to need to r
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  15. M100 sailed through the MOT...……..and B&C dropped the car back, same day, having given me a lift home when I dropped it off. I always forget how good these Elan are; I will tuck it up for the next few months and await the Spring. Justin
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  16. The petronix operates with 12v cable. The S1 cable has an internal resistance to 9V thus normal you first need to replace the cable before using the petronix.
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  17. Whatever Lotus brings out next please DO NOT call it the Elan
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  18. Ok, you may recall that at the end of 2011, the then Renault F1 team was sold to Genii and for the next 3 years branded as Lotus, before being bought back by Renault. Well, believe it or not, this tiny little component is the steering rack from the 2015 'Lotus' F1 car. Next one to follow a bit later.
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  19. No Im Brian.... (sorry couldn't resist) 103...... many a good film........thanks
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  20. @Toeside is correct. EVs are not the answer. They are the next environmental disaster. We learn nothing.
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  21. I just sort the problem out. A other german Evora Driver had the same problem. The problem was that I had the rear view camera configured as a direct camera. But this was wrong. I had to disable the direct camera and add the rear camera as a aux camera. And it is working!!! Thanks for the help anyway
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  22. While that aftermarket O2 sensor may work, you might have better luck using an OEM Bosch. They're available under all these different part #s: Bosch 0258006127 Bosch MHK 100840 Lotus A117E6007F Denso DOX-2017 Rover MHK 1008 40L
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  23. Here you go again: Diameter of the body is not so important.
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  25. To update the thread - my problem has always been wiring. I did get a new, high-torque starter, but that didn't fix the problem. It looked like the starter solved my issue for a few days, but then it went back to the solenoid moving, but nothing from the starter itself. I moved the smaller wires on the main starter post to a bus bar, and replaced all of the terminals on those wires, the main battery cable, and the alternator -> starter cable (many of them were in really bad shape - only holding on by a few copper strands). Again, this made the starter happy for a few drives, but t
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  26. Thanks Justin. The original issue was something completely different...loss of sixth gear, traced to a failed gearset. The fundamental issue is that these cars require 30+ hours to undergo a diagnosis. Had I known that the synchromesh was about to fail necessitating a second repair I would have installed a new box rather than authorise a rebuild. Hindsight, etc. There have been hard questions asked this week, and the specialist is standing their ground. The gearbox removal work has been done. My options are to either fight it and potentially incur a long delay with
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  27. Had a look at Chassis 936 No. 16 in 2006, 39.000 miles on the clock, located in Germany at that time, so you can list it as exported. Cam covers with Lotus Essex are realy seldom Could have bought it, but decided not as there was a cam belt and C-service due, leaking wheel, brake servo bust and so on. Ended up finally with the St Tropez Esprit, ready to drive and lots of fun with open driving.
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  28. Sold the Mclaren ... bitter sweet. However the feeling happy bit is that I have decided to dust the Elise off, change the oil and use the car at it should be. Early morning thrashes, track days and general enjoyment. Loved the Mclaren but its beyond my skill level. Every time I drive the Elise S1 it feels slow until I realise its about braking later, perfect turn in and then pedal to the floor earlier. Looking forward to the spring already.
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  29. The thing to do is to also buy a headlight relay so that the dash switch only sees the current needed to turn it on, and lets the relay handle all the current that your headlights are demanding. If you have after market more powerful headlights bulbs ( brighter than originals that came with the car and many update headlights for obvious reasons ) then it puts more energy through the switch but with a relay, the switch is protected from excess current it was never designed to handle. This is an easy part to add and saves your switch and maybe even your car from starting on fire. I als
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  30. Hi Neil, Thought this may interest you. Fits on the carbs (1 each). Can be ordered from here https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/B079U4802F.htm Roland
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  31. Wow! You guys do realise that us Scottish members are able to read??
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  32. James, post some pics of your work, that way we'll be able to judge the quality for ourselves. You're coming in at a bad time as a good number of people in the USA have been ripped off as Tony has explained, hence the caution.
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  33. Tony, your welcome was warmly received then...
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  34. Not to sure whats going on here but you decide
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