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  1. I am going to Bell and Colvill today to panic buy every Lotus they have in stock. 😀 Justin
    6 points
  2. Gents, Is with immense pleasure that announce I have entered the 430 CUP club!!!! I ordered a new Exige 430 CUP and I hope to get it delivered by middle of April.😁😁😁 MY 2020, EU specs, black with red accents, red calipers, red stitches, red interior package, cruise control, AC, stereo, sound insulation, floor mats. Will be hard to wait for delivery......
    5 points
  3. We went to the supermarket on Saturday and in the main isle at the front, behind the checkouts, they’d placed 2 pallets of bog rolls which the sheep were plundering. I guess the staff thought it wasn’t worth bothering to stack them on the shelves. As we’d walked in, there were people coming out just with bog rolls. I sometimes wonder if we could actually do with a biblical flood, plague or pestilence to wipe out the terminally thick so we can start over and raise the lower limit bar of intelligence. I never cease to be surprised at the ability of the human race to plumb the depths of stupidity - and then manage to find even greater depths after that.
    3 points
  4. Let's be honest though, it ain't just Lotus who could be finding parts in short supply. The world, in general, have come to rely so heavily on China for supply of manufactured parts, that we will be seeing shortages in many areas of our lives until China gets back to work and waiting for parts on a Lotus will be the least of our worries. Because of my age and minor health issues I, too, am very much in the 'at risk' sector of society but am I worried about the CV? No, not at all! As I always have, I will be taking due notice of advice given re hygiene etc, but life must go on. I'm very much a fatalist and take the view that whilst I will do whatever I can to protect myself and family, what will be will be and if I do contract this virus, so be it. I will put myself in the hands of the health professionals if needs be so what's the point in worrying unnecessarily beforehand? You may not get it at all and you would have worried for no good reason. I flatly refuse to panic buy anything and certainly not car parts. If I can't drive one or some of my cars for a while due to parts shortage, it's not the end of the world and neither will this virus be the end. Science will develop a vaccine and the vast majority of the worlds populace will survive. This virus is a minor blip along humanities pathway and I can't help but think far too many folk are simply over reacting. Chill people chill!
    3 points
  5. Is exactly the same🤩🤩 Some more pictures for reference 😁
    2 points
  6. Thanks was lucky enough for it to be featured in Car magazine so went for a photo shoot at bicestor heritage for the day a while ago was in a group test and they let me keep the photos. Cracking day
    2 points
  7. Right. I’m going with REALLY dumb.
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  8. Smart motorways. Find the people who came up with the idea and lynch them. Fkn idiotic and guaranteed to result in deaths.
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  10. Wall Street stopped trading today and oil is down 30%. Looking forward to 90p a litre fuel!
    2 points
  11. I annoy my wife constantly by saying we need to cull the stoopid people. Ironically, many of the said stoopid people I am referring to have degrees, but no fooking common sense nor attachment to what the rest of us regard as "reality". They seem to think that "reality" is love island; TOWIE, etc. Argh!!! I want shopping Saturday morning to give the wife a break. Tesco's aisle for paracetomal was demolished. However, I got my 16 rolls of Andrex's best on special offer £6 (they had loads of bog roll) and at the front of the store they had those little cadbury's mini egg easter eggs. Reduced from £1.50 to 75p so I bought about ten thinking well at least I won't go hungry for a while! This was me watching the Rugby in the afternoon Don't fear though if you're running out of bog roll. Helpful advice below. HTH!
    2 points
  12. hope too see loads of lotus here going to be a great day for all loads to do to for everybody
    1 point
  13. We could have increased our motorway capacity by either stricter enforcement of the 'keep left unless overtaking' or increasing the penalties for it. If lane 1 were properly used, we'd have 50% more lanes than the 2&3 that are the only really used ones most of the time currently.
    1 point
  14. Sounds like this one - which is stunning!😎
    1 point
  15. I need to protect Gotham city!!!! 😂😂😂😂 Very excited @C8RKH and very curios to see the differences with my previous V6S.
    1 point
  16. Look forward to seeing it Francesco, a fantastic track weapon out of the box but also a fine road car. You won’t be disappointed
    1 point
  17. You only live once Andy, and what a weapon it would be, give the Mclaren boys a scare !!
    1 point
  18. Sounds like the bat mobile @FF. Congrats!
    1 point
  19. In a word no not because of any real problem with the Porsche just the Exige S2 240 is more raw which I like and cost me £30k and plenty quick enough for me bit to quick really. Build quality no were near that if the Porsche as expected and the money side different ball game road tax £400+ a year for the first three years and car as tested £83k. Not had a go in the S3 Exige 380-410 etc only sat in one so really need to compare these to the Porsche to be honest but haveing a run out in my S2 always makes me smile just because it's so different from anything else Porsche included.
    1 point
  20. Done this with the stevens esprit, no rocket science. Only change to the chassis was welding the studs for the pedal box. The dash is grp and can easily be changed. The bar to which the steering column and dash are bolted needs to be "mirrored". Also this is not that difficult or just buy another one. The steering rack also has to be exchanged. Is not more difficult than the elise just a bit more work.
    1 point
  21. Whole series was excellent
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  22. I read that panic buying is a partly psychological especially buying of loo rolls. It's because they are large, non perishable and we all recognise them. It's a bit like a comfort blanket. But there is some sense in having enough food supplies for a few weeks anyway, I thought that was just common practice and is recommended. I would argue that people who are saying it's just flu are wrong. My brother was due to go to USA to film the tennis this morning. It was pulled just as he got in the taxi to Heathrow. You don't close whole sections of countries for no reason.
    1 point
  23. I've been watching the new series, in fact just watched the Colin McRae piece which was excellent, really well done and a great tribute to the world's greatest rally driver.
    1 point
  24. In places yes, it's fairly fast flowing, that's at the times when its cut to three lanes in that direction, but idiots would not notice that and be travelling at excessive speed since its clear.
    1 point
  25. Hi Pete, I was the previous owner of the LF1 Currently at Silverstone and very sorry to let it go, unfortunately my wife for medical reasons wasn’t able to get in or out of the exige with ease thus the reason for the sale & a significant reason for the low mileage. I have replaced it with at Evora GT430 which is fabulous & much more suitable for her allowing us to do some of the Lotus tours together in the future. I loved the LF1 it attracted a lot of positive attention, the enthusiast and the general man in the street can both really relate to the F1 colour scheme, the car does look good. I very much enjoyed meeting other LF1 owners during my time with the car, it does make you feel part of an exclusive club. I think Lotus did a great job with the packaging making ownership feel much more special than the standard vehicle. You may wish to check if the car still includes the desirable private plate that I had on it which adds further to the package. If you do end up owning the car let me know as I have another bit of memorabilia associated with the Grand Prix win this car represents .
    1 point
  26. The white paper consultation of some random public sector clowns found that this was indeed absolutely fine. No doubt a knighthood was bestowed on the genius who suggested it.
    1 point
  27. The problem with the shops running out of toilet rolls is that people are buying alternatives which shouldn't be flushed down the toilet resulting in blocked sewers and toilets unusable so then won't need toilet rolls
    1 point
  28. My accident was 3x16 packs so 58 rolls, when we already had enough for a couple of weeks (still not emptied the pack that I had that was opened), in a house with 2 adults.
    1 point
  29. New Brand - Mark Levinson Now At HFL! Hi Everyone, I have heard it said many times that Mark Levinson started Highend Hifi as we know it today, to be 100% honest I had never really sat down and listened to it but towards the end of last year I was approached by the distributor to give it a try so I thought why not, a few hours later I had signed on the dotted line to become a Mark Levinson dealer, I really didn't know what to expect but the sound quality is right up my street, neutral, clean, dynamic, just basically very honest and what with the new 5000 Series just being launched it seemed like good timing to become a dealer, actually got it running now as I write this hooked up to a Rega Planar 6 and the JBL L100 Classic speakers and it is sounding particularly sweet. For demo we have gone with the No 5805 Integrated amplifier which we have here now and the soon to be released No 5101 CD, SACD, Streamer and DAC, which combined will make a very potent 2 box solution, just add a turntable and you'll have all the HiFi bases covered. Several things impressed me with the 5805 amplifier, firstly is the build quality, this is a very solid unit designed to last years, the sound quality for me is hard to fault and it is impossible to not be impressed by the feature set of this amp, it is a real swiss army knife of HiFi, as a quick overview it has the latest Sabre DAC's and is full MQA Compatible, has a full MM and MC phono stage, has multiple analogue and digital inputs, Bluetooth, high quality headphone amp, HT Bypass and dual mono design with a massive custom Toroidal transformer + loads of other clever stuff so as integrated amps go this really does tick all the boxes. Really looking forward to partnering the new No 5101 Player with this amp once it is released as at £5000 I can see this being a combo that is very difficult to beat for a 2 box system. Please find all the Mark Levinson products on our website from the link below and a few pictures and if you'd like to come in for a listen anytime please feel free. https://hifilounge.co.uk/product-category/brands/mark-levinson/ Cheers, Paul.
    1 point
  30. I have a 2014 Evora Sports Racer. Quailty is great except for effing external A pillar trims
    1 point
  31. Really liked my Evora with the long box. It worked very well as a daily driver and second and third were still great for B road fun
    1 point
  32. A few weeks ago I made a mistake on the online shop, I wasn't ready to place the accurate order but knew that if I didn't secure a delivery slot the desired time I'd not get that time. I placed a dummy order of a few things I did need but the bulk of value made up of several large packs of toilet rolls. I managed to forget to alter the order in time, and so have a few months supply of toilet rolls.
    1 point
  33. Sort of related to this thread. I was out in my Evora GTE on Saturday morning, taking an A to A drive along some favourite local country roads. I had to stop to allow a car in front to turn right into a farm entrance and as I waited a pair of motorcycles pulled up behind me. One was a sports bike, the other one of those Triumph Harley Davidson type things. This particular road is very popular locally with motorbike and car enthusiasts. After the car had completed the turn, the two motorcycles immediately gave it the beans and overtook me. No problem I thought, they’ll race off into the distance and I can carry on at my own steady but brisk pace. Not so. There was a sequence of first tight and then sweeping bends 1/2 a mile ahead and before I knew it I had caught up with them again and I had to back off and slow down. I am not saying they were trying to be Marc Marquez, but they were using most of the road to try and straighten out the bends, whereas I was just comfortably holding station in the centre of the lane. To be honest I was really quite surprised at how slow they had to ride to get through the bends. I didn’t want to overtake them back again and make them think I was just some arse trying to race, so I just backed off completely and let them go. In conclusion, a motorbike is great for going in a straight line, but a Lotus is better for bends.
    1 point
  34. Parts ordered - pipe, gaskets, filter and new oil came to £200ish Should get it on Friday so we'll see how much of a nightmare it is at the weekend
    1 point
  35. I am happy to move the date. 31st any good?
    1 point
  36. The thing is it means nothing to these people. It’s the equivalent of those on minimum wage questioning why people shop in Waitrose. They’ll just spend another £100k on something else and both will sit in the garage whilst they drive the Range Rover.
    1 point
  37. No dough you have seen the sheeple panic buying toilet paper in Australia, I have no idea what on earth sparked thin non sence. However we had a national emergency last week when a truck carrying a load of toilet paper caught fire absolute tragedy 🤣
    1 point
  38. Thanks Bibs. I’ll now know who to blame for any electrical problems I might have! 😉😁
    1 point
  39. This set of rubber hoses was replaced (under TSB) on other Toyota 2GR-FE vehicles because of this very problem. Their solution was to remove all the rubber hose components and replace them with solid metal ones. I actually bought the necessary parts to accomplish this, but never got around to doing it on mine, since the oil has to be drained first, and it's much easier to access this area from the rear seat access hole. I've attached the Toyota TSB for reference. I had also created a thread about these potential Toyota TSBs and how applicable they would be to our 2GR-FE-driven cars: https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/2gr-fe-tsbs-and-other-part-updates.435937/ If you want to replace those rubber hoses with the solid metal ones, the part you're after is Toyota 15767-31020, which is the metal pipe and flanges, or the kit 04004-29131, which should include the 2 gaskets. 2GR-FE_oil_cooler_pipe_T-CP-ZE2-0001-D.pdf
    1 point
  40. If it's the turn signal PCB itself, then you'll have to remove the headlight assembly and open it up to determine if there's an issue. On the spare assembly I had purchased off ebay, I found the PCB power connector had come partially undone from its solder pads. It could be a similar failure in yours. If you plan on fixing it yourself, you'll probably want to drill out the rivets holding the heatsink to the PCB, and remove it. Then heat up the backside of the PCB (aluminum-backed) on a hot-plate or with a heat gun/hair drier, then try and repair the connector.
    1 point
  41. Isn’t that what Marler did yesterday? Like Vinnie Jones on Gazza.
    1 point
  42. A few more photos. There is some chatter that it was bought in Japan and shipped down to Sri Lanka.
    1 point
  43. They could have at least gotten a louvred rear visor, not having done so is quite rude.
    1 point
  44. Cheers, Yeah I still wonder why It wasn't snapped up sooner I do think people thought it was a roadster, its honestly spotless not a single mark on it, I plan to use my polisher to refine it and add some protection, I'm going to give them a go tomorrow thanks for the tip, hoping I don't muck it up, The Vx220 was brilliant really, I happen to come across it at my Local Vauxhall dealership for £14000 (the blue one) had little mileage was spotless like new and had to have it, by that I mean scraping the barrel and a little finance just to own it, but luckily I was still at home haha, 14k was lots of money in 2004 for me.😬
    1 point
  45. Evening folks! So a guy I know from a Jaguar XJ-S forum (apols in advance for cheating!) has sent me through some behind-the-scene on set shots from TSWLM he has which he doesn't think have ever been published - they were from a private collection from a friend of his who used to own the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum. I certainly haven't seen them before, so thought I'd share a few of them as some of you might be interested
    1 point
  46. Given such a continuous drain on its resources, it’s no wonder the NHS is in such a parlous state.
    1 point
  47. One of the criticisms I have heard regards hydrogen is the amount of electricity that it takes to produce. Assuming this is correct (I have to declare large scale ignorance!!) I don't necessarily understand the down side. EVs use batteries in numerous forms. These use metals that to produce in big enough quantities, have big time negative and costly impact on the planet. They also require charging - with electricity. When new EVs are supplied, those batteries come pre-charged (I assume) - which can be done remotely from the end user. Further re-charges are done by the end users from where-ever is convenient. There is a massive unknown for me with the future of electricity supply and the hidden demon of tax - suck everyone in with the concept of cheap 'motoring', make them dependent and then wallop would be my prediction. Hydrogen (or maybe an unforeseen solution) can be created, where the electric required to make H is centralised - completely removing the need for individuals to set up ad-hoc charging mechanisms and worry about how charging at home (or otherwise) works in the real world. All that is needed is to develop the means to safely use and store H, utilising the existing (modified) network of outlets that already exist. Imagine some motorway services on the M6 (or where ever) - can anyone second guess how many concurrent fast charging points will be required - 50? 100? What power supply is going to be needed to service say 50 fast chargers all being used at the same time. Will there be different rates at different times of day? There are just so many unanswered questions, with as far as I can see little scope for answers within a reasonable timeframe. Yet the general population are expected to jump on this bandwagon at extortionate cost.... I appreciate I am probably considered a dinosaur (and that may well be true) but can any one tell me what the lifetime net effect would be of me either: 1. driving 6000 miles pa in my yr 2000 4lt V8 Rangerover doing 17mpg or 2. Scrapping my perfectly usable 20 year old car and buying a replacement EV - how much of the production pollution of new EVs is accredited to their overall lifespan - not sure I've seen any figures on that. I don't want to appear dismissive of the general drive towards cleaner, less environmentally damaging motoring and I think the debate is fascinating - but, a bit like (dare I say it) Brexit, people run the risk of becoming encamped on o ne side of the argument or the other and dismissing anything that the 'other side' says just on principle. To me, that is crazy - there are ALWAYS 2 or more sides to a debate. If you compare motoring with other tech developments - I use mobile phones as a comparison, it strikes me that motoring is way behind the curve. What do I mean by that - well, simply that the acceleration of tech has meant your mobile phone becomes redundant with ever increasing monotony. With cars, apart from (significant) improvements in economy and safety, the general principle has remained remarkably similar for over 100 years. Are we now reaching the point where we are going to see inbuilt obsolescence becoming normal? Sure, I currently run a 20 year old car and have a 44 year old car in bits but I fear that in 60 years time (probably less) - no one will be running a 20 year old car...I guess time will tell. For me, the 'throw away' society has far more overall impact on the environment or climate change.
    1 point
  48. First day I got mine I had been out for a good drive, lots of look and sideways glances but as I was nearing home, there was a mid 20’s, blonde and really good looking. She was looking straight at me with her thumb up. As cool as possible I nodded back to her only seconds after I noticed a double decker bus filling my rear view mirror. I check now before making a dick of myself over again!!!
    1 point
  49. On the Aston Expressway in Birmingham (England's second largest city) there are lanes that are so smart that traffic in one direction uses at some times, and traffic in the other uses it at other, so there's no central reservation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A38(M)_motorway At least the use of hard shoulders is c70mph meeting stationery, rather than c140mph closing speed. Both are DUMB to the extreme
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