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  1. Another late night but finally got there and whoop whoop I've definitely fallen for the new interior, what with the carbon sills, tillet, and dash trim its all just looking rather nice! I managed to sort the carbon sills with a good fit, basically needed foam padding underneath to help with the alignment to the side dash bits. Will get the sills polished by my detailer and PPF'd in time. Next up was seats and finishing the 350 Sport console - All of this has been more work than you could ever believe! First, I had to Dremel my old gear console to re-use the han
    8 points
  2. The sh-t weather adds to the anticipation for some hooning around this coming summer. Pic taken while B road blasting last Aug:
    6 points
  3. Very quick run out in the MSG special today. I had forgetten how special these cars are. Gearshift cold and tight to begin with, V6 is so smooth and refined at low rpm. Might be relatively big for a Lotus perhaps but still a very small, compact car compared to everything else. Feels tailor made for me. Weight and response of all the controls so beautifully balanced, not the work of a day. Ride is without question more compliant than my Focus RS yet body control is next level too. Incredible chassis, totally different league to the Aston V12 Vantage (which I loved). That steering seems to commu
    4 points
  4. I think it can be aesthetic...
    3 points
  5. With the continued poor weather the car isn’t going anywhere so sorted the shortened plates today Thanks to @MrP for the spare front bracket. Random carbon shots:
    2 points
  6. IMO, 7.5k is enough yes 👍 No more, as the last part of the rev bar, from 7k to 7.5k will already eat some of the screen width.
    2 points
  7. AIM - please read these pages and bring on the much needed updates.
    2 points
  8. Filled in and emailed off my dog adoption papers. Hopefully following a house check we will be eligible to adopt a dog from Staffie and Strays Rescue Waited years for this, now just need to be patient a little longer - already eyeing up where to put the dog bed 😂
    2 points
  9. Not to get too bogged down with backstory: I've been on an endurance racing team that runs a heavily modified Elite for about 9 years now. The Elite has grown near and dear to my heart, so I've had an eye out for a half-way decent, road-going one for years. Last March, I had a work trip to the North Carolina/Virginia area (to drive a Radical SR3 at Virginia International Raceway, but that's another story ). I have two brothers, one of whom lives in that area, so rather than a quick out-and-back trip, as my coworkers did, I scheduled my trip a few days early to spend time with family. Not
    1 point
  10. i am very interested in going to this should have mine up and running by then 🙏 i have an 1989 Esprit Anniversary edition No3 🇬🇧
    1 point
  11. Sounds like the one then. Cool car.
    1 point
  12. The Welsh rugby side. Today their behaviour was appalling several players arguing with the ref throughout the game, particularly Bigger. Carney should have penalised him several times for backchat and as for his behavious after the final whistle...... completely unnecessary. just glad they lost.
    1 point
  13. Unlikely until the trickle charger has had a chance to put some volts back into it. They're low current so won't provide power to turn the car over. Perhaps a lipo jump pack in the boot might be a good idea? https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/92728/best-mini-jump-starter-packs-2019
    1 point
  14. I think I've developed piano player fingers in 9 years of Evora ownership.
    1 point
  15. and me. Looks to be a good event. either Evora s 2010 or Esprit V8 1998
    1 point
  16. Tillett will go straight in, unless you need the seat all the way forwards. I didn’t have to make any modifications to mine.
    1 point
  17. Took mine out for a run round in the week, first time since pre christmas. As said it just is a joy to drive and makes every other car I keep thinking about seem ridiculous. However I have now had to put it back in the barn to protect it from the sun.
    1 point
  18. I’m with you there Andy! We must have a more cautious disposition in the frozen north; especially when Cup 2s are involved. Still waiting to see daffodils in bloom before bringing the tango’d thing out of hibernation at some stage next month.
    1 point
  19. Just pretend you're driving an Audi. Then you don't need to worry about the indicator stalks! I think it was GRP who did painted paddle extensions too which looked great and possibly cheaper. I've only got small hands and you do quickly get used to the stalks. Not aware of any replacements at all I'm afraid.
    1 point
  20. Thanks for the advice 👍🏻. Luckily the whole suspension is in the process of cleaning and rebuilding so I’ve cut the bolt out and put new sleeves in etc
    1 point
  21. Tightened it up with the springs compressed Yes it looks like yours in The picture on the other thread 👍🏻
    1 point
  22. An update on this issue. AIM sent me a firmware update to try to resolve this issue. After applying the update the flickering has gone and the unit would appear to be in good working order. I am really hoping that the issue is permanently fixed, I will need to spend a bit more time in the car to see, but fingers crossed as I really like the new dash. Other observations were it looks great at night! But, in digital mode on the road the rev bar is virtually unusable, changing gear at 3-4k revs the bar has hardly moved. The talked about reduction of max revs to 7.5k is much needed. On track
    1 point
  23. Only if you assemble ASAP after application.
    1 point
  24. Indeed installation is easy. Not tested yet, but at least the device understands P and N from the IPS 😂
    1 point
  25. I thought I was being a bit mehhh with only 5k and struggled to keep it to that year 1. You’ll be through 2k in next to no time. Make sure all those miles are done at over 4.5k RPM. 👍🏼🙌🏻
    1 point
  26. I just helped you realise your dream car - and never even asked for a fee! It’s all about the Lotus community spirit for me.......but in a couple of years when it’s back worth over £100k, I’ll be back in touch👍😉
    1 point
  27. When I first saw this I thought oh shit, as I'm about to take delivery of 20 tonnes of freshly cut trees for next years heating! But there's more to it than the headline and it is actually good news. It's the sale of green unseasoned wood that they are trying to ban. When trees are first cut they contain about 50% water and despite my cooking attempts water doesn't burn. When you do burn such wet wood it releases all manner of nasties in to the atmosphere and can coat your flue with creosote which can lead to chimney fires. Plus the wood's energy output drops really low as the combustion
    1 point
  28. We have about 5 years of logs stockpiled already. And our trees are growing all the time 👍 Ill just watch out for the smoke detector van...
    1 point
  29. A few pics from my archive. On 25 October 2003 - the day after the final commercial landings - some staff attended a final viewing of 2 of the fleet (coincidentally the 2 I'd flown on) in the hangar. This was the last chance to get up close before they were decommissioned and delivered to their respective resting places. A sad time, as we always thought we'd manage a last-minute rescue deal, but it was not to be.
    1 point
  30. Not that i have seen, 95% of the updates i have been testing are functional, not aesthetic. Which makes perfect sense to me, Get every thing working before make changes that some will want and some wont....
    1 point
  31. Nothing that sedate! Suffice to say it involves a Burroughs gauge and a live chicken. I've said too much...
    1 point
  32. I take it this is changing a Cam Belt whilst lying in a pool of coolant whilst oil fills up you nose 😂 Mind you he's probably already done that !
    1 point
  33. Great cars indeed. Great value for money. Great performance. Great Craig. All hugely positive. But no dealer is an issue as you wont get latest ecu refreshes etc unless you make a huge trip to carlisle and most people expect first three dealer stamps in the book. It's a 120 mile round trip I have happily made to Craig/Murray/Leven since my first Lotus. But the thought of a near 350 mile round trip is not acceptable. Fun. Nor an event. It's a fookin' pain in the arse to be frank! For those in say Aberdeen it will be a 500 mile round trip.
    1 point
  34. Solution copied from elsewhere.... the sub £5 switchable exhaust manual solution! Aquarium valve 4/6 mm and if you don’t want to cut the OEM hose, short length of 4mm I.d / 8mm o.d silicon hose. Aquarium valve is inline between the vacuum reservoir and the exhaust valve red connection hose Aquarium valve shut equals exhaust open all the time, aquarium valve open gives “normal” open and shut exhaust behaviour. Any modification is obviously done at your own risk.
    1 point
  35. On the 430 (and I'm guessing its the same for the 410), your dealer can put in a solution that makes it always loud which is what every 430 owner I know has done. Its a 20 second job to put it back to normal should you need to sneak out or require the quieter tone.
    1 point
  36. PO11 UTE number plate on a Range Rover, spied today on the A3. Justin
    1 point
  37. I never thought a box of matches could excite me...but I was given these British Leyland ones today and they go rather well in the '73 XJ6. Justin
    1 point
  38. Has anyone else been made aware of a change in policy by Webuyanycar.com? They will pay a premium your car if it has any light dents in it - apparently they now prefer things to be slightly bent
    1 point
  39. yes Fabian thanks for your tip, I'm reading your topic and I'm very sad for your problem. Rotor and annulus are new and everything has been cleaned and checked, I hope to read some oil pressure when cranking without spark and with the fuel pump disconnected, finger crossed...
    1 point
  40. The answer is to ask the reverse question: Why did Lotus start building a dry sump? The answer to that is that when the Turbo engine was developed it was found to bee too strong for the existing block/sump arrangement, so they went from wet sump to dry sump to stiffen it. Once the 912 block came about, it was stiff enough to take the extra power, and so no need for (an expensive) dry sump arrangement.
    1 point
  41. Sorry to say it @swindon_alan - but I think there will be a need for an aftermarket v8 solution
    1 point


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