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  1. Hi guys been a while, keep tweaking my Nightfall BlueEvora GT 430 spec here in the US! Wish Lotus had sent them stateside but it has been a glorious experience! CF buckets going in on Monday! In case anyone is wondering it’s all LOTUS OEM from Bell & Colvill
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  2. @scotty435 Also worth mentioning Scott that it was your namesake Scott Walker @Lotus Cars who personally specced the car from top to tail for Leven's as their showroom demo queen. Now there’s a guy who eats, lives and breathes Lotus! It has a more track focussed spec with the fixed carbon buckets & all black rims & callipers, which blends well with the carbon in complementing the bright colour. All the plaudits for the look of the car go to him.
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  3. I honestly was looking at them and thinking... hmm... might just buy one as a daily driver sorta thing! My Cup 250 is getting more and more racecar and hardcore so less and less useable on the road. I really enjoy the short drives to my office in my Lotus so one on regular tires that I can drive every day would be very nice.
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  4. Not only a fantastic spec it’s in for me the best colour Burnt Orange, well that and Liquid Yellow and with your history with fast Renaults you don’t need me to tell you where that colour originated from. Scott Walker did take me out for a test drive in this masterpiece and it was a drive I will never forget and what a fantastic individual to have as your passenger. Linda and i are going to miss not meeting up with you both this year. Let’s hope Lotus puts a event on at Hethel next year Would be great to catch up again 👍
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  5. Fabulous on board video of Mike hawthorn around le mans with normal French traffic
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  6. Ha ha! Get the old man maths abacus out. Your only young once & women will never fully understand how vital some things are to “wellbeing”. All joking aside that car with the full monte spec & in liquid yellow will be absolutely stunning in the flesh. Quite why it didn’t sell last year is beyond me. Presumably unregistered premium price point. B&C will no doubt be more amenable to a deal in the current climate. Good luck in any event!
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  8. Is it possible that we have been victims through being early adopters? I haven't had either of the issues detailed above (yet!), but there are clearly issues, such as the HVAC back lighting problem, which is a major oversight on AiM's part, or a distinct lack of testing, either way, they seemed less than bothered when I spoke to them other than accepting a warranty repair, with the hassle and cost of removal/refitting and shipping being on us. Pretty rubbish for a company that I previously held in high regard selling a product that can hardly be described as cheap. I do realised that an
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  9. Maybe people do leave it off, but it is an important part of the ducted cooling system on the car, specifically designed to provide high cooling efficiency and to assist the aerodynamic flow above the bonnet and windscreen. This from Mr Kimberley! Cheers, Richard
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  10. Anyone else watching the Goodwood "live" streaming?
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  11. Who else had some sensible but long over due social distancing socialising with a few of their neighbours out in their streets yesterday then? Most pleasant 😊🍻
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  12. I look forward to seeing these in the flesh. Interiors, a particularly important feature for me in any car, appear most appealing. The exterior location of the large stripe is bold and not a design I recall seeing before on a road car...I bet it will be spot-on in reality as Lotus graphics rarely fail. Interesting chat about Elise 250, a car that has rather by-passed my attention. I best drive one. Justin
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  13. https://www.facebook.com/299186930790142/posts/541518753223624/
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  14. Only had a few test drives and it was a tough call between the 220 and 250 but the 250 just edged it. I sold my old Elise in October 2019 and this is the longest I’ve been without one in 20 years. It helps that I wouldn’t be able to drive it anyway but Christ the wait is killing me. Thanks for the positive comments!
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  15. Went under the car for some 10 hours today, to reinstall the radius arms, bushings, fittings. As usual there's something that shows up and that I want to attend to in the same time. So I installed new titanium snubber washers for the rear link arms and the radius arms. That saved 400 gr. It's a little bit tight to torque down the main 12mm bolt for the radius arm, so I used this little attatchable fork to be able to torque them to spec. Then I took the locknuts off, and installed new ones, only letting them loose on the thread. Likewise for all the other bushed joints. So I will ask a cou
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  16. Took me a long time to sell my '03 Boxster S and decide upon a 2020 Evora GT, and then another year waiting for production to start and delivery. My spec is different from most: Fire Red, no carbon pack, painted roof, also got the lip and wing center section in body color.
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  17. Health to drive @KG!😎
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  18. They’re not sided, made more sense to make them the same for both sides than get marginal gains from making them sided.
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  19. Service notes say the hinge is bolted to a studplate bonded to the clam so you should be ok.
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  20. Well I definitely haven’t got the tube !!!
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  21. I'd be very pleased to know whether this is a viable option as I have a 910 crank in the same condition, with all journals otherwise perfect. It was tried here decades ago when a mate's 907 crank went undersize on at least one rod journal owing to starvation damage incurred on track. Unfortunately there were minute surface cracks apparent after the journals were welded and re-ground so it went into the bin. We'd be fortunate if technology/methodology in this has come good. I have an engineering brief penned by Tony Rudd filed somewhere in which the 907 crank material specification is provided
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  22. I agree. It’s an acceptable and common method of repair. I’ve had it done before on large diesel engine cranks, and it works a treat.
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  23. An AIM dash would have to work 1000% better than the ones currently on offer... see other threads for how BAD they are.... sorry, but its true.
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  24. Totally agree... and basically in could be fooking dangerous..... Do they have a Facebook page where we can "give some video" feedback? I suppose they would take notice then ....... cheers Mark ps lights on warning buzzer missing too not incorporated (later cars only?).... not so plug and play is it, more like read and weep!
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  25. The two holes on either side should match two holes under the bonnet so that it can bolt through to the underside of the wheel arch. It sits at a slight angle so slopes backwards so the top meets the bonnet vents. As you say the top water hose goes in the notch and needs to be disconnected to get it in. Peter beat me to it!
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  26. I'd say that if the specialists can confirm it will be true after the procedure then go ahead, after all if it doesn't work they'll not be charging you (will they?).
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  27. Tribute tonight 7.00 on BBC 2
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  28. Hi Tony, As @EXCEL V8 says. I had one these many moons ago. It fits on the front of the engine. I cant remember how it fits now but the large breather pipe from the airbox fits inside the 'indentation'. The bracket fits round the breather pipe and keeps in in place. Its a pain trying to access anything behind it so most people(everybody??) leave it off.
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  29. It's the "deflector" panel that sits behind the radiator. The strap on it fastens the air intake hose for the airbox. It's probably really thin and fragile if it's original. Pete
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  30. I filmed the action in Ryarsh, we had a lovely socially distant time
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  31. 34 cm front 33 cm back.
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  32. Shortened plates, both remounted...
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  33. You won't be disappointed, it will be worth the wait! IMO the 250 Cup is the best ever Lotus for fun road use
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  34. Ex 250 Cup owner here and as you probably know they are just amazing. The Elise as been the bread and butter for the company and with out it I am sure the brand would be resigned to the history books. Over the years the company have refined it to car we have today no matter which model, its the time to get into one. Sure the next generation is going to be ground breaking in many ways and superd because that’s the only way the company works. But for me the last models of this generation, build quality, looks, performance as to be a great place to put your money.
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  35. You could have saved all this money if you'd had the therapy first!
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  36. My answer to a fire is to have a high agreed value on the insurance
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  37. Picture for no other reason other than started it. Drove out the garage. Went for a spin (at least 2 maybe even 3 metres) cleaned and polished to within an inch of its life, back to garage, cover on, sleeping again.
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  38. As we’re having a Bank Holiday Lotus love-in:
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  39. Near 40 years of Lotus evolution.
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  40. Picture is from last year’s Absolute Lotus photo shoot and is up in the grandsons bedroom
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  41. I like that Canada ended the AR-15 bullshit (like Australia previous did). You don't need an AR-15 to hunt deer. I fear sanity will never happen here with people who want their toys (mine is bigger than yours). Meanwhile senseless massacres will keep on happening. How will it be interpreted next, the right to bear bazookas and tanks?
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  42. Only in America could a judge rule that gun shops are "essential business" and must reopen https://www.nraila.org/articles/20200507/massachusetts-federal-judge-orders-state-to-open-gun-shops
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  43. @The Pits you are right for Porsche. The Tyres were not yet 'official' and available when they did their laptime. They were a few months later. NS laptimes are really just marketing and as The Pits mentioned on point, few are really fairly executed. Not telling any names but lexan windows and rear windscreens, fake rear seats, boosted turbos, etc... are all real things that were used among others. When you drive the supposed same car on the same tires on the NS and you just compare the time it takes to get from 100 to 200kph out of the same corner at the same place.... The boo
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  44. This is not a political football. Easy to be wise after the event. It's not over yet.
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  45. Highest death rate in Europe? Firstly, it's a bit premature to be calling the final score just yet and secondly not all sums are equal. As for Starmer, yes his expertise in hindsight is wonderful.
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  46. Not exactly the same. We have a free press and an opposition party. Not as many dissenters get put in jail here.
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  47. I was given a number of old slides and there are a few Lotus one from Brands Hatch circa 1967/68. I have few more so will upload them if their is any interest.
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  48. Bit of a Marmite mod then. Couple more pics for anyone who’s interested.
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