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  1. I think that there is now one big reason why he shouldn’t go. Irrespective of his transgression and partly weak explanation that one reason is that no professional body, in this case the Govt, should allow the media to dictate the fate of someone that they want to get their teeth into. It has clearly turned into a witch-hunt and the one thing I would have loved Cummings to have done yesterday was to ask the journalists useless reporters one by one if they had bothered to read the published 50 page document, and when they say “no” then ask them how they can have an opinion when they h
    4 points
  2. Me too - like buses these white S1s
    4 points
  3. Uplighters and downlighters... Only downlighters... Cool
    3 points
  4. As someone who works in professional video production his techniques are annoyingly crude, but mixed with his enthusiasm, knowledgeable and unpresuming demeanor his films are standouts in a media world which has become more flash and trash. The first video of his I watched was his Muira test drive, then one of his Testarossa videos. Seeing him wax lyrical about his Turbo HC is one of the best adverts for this classic there is. His subsequent forays in it just cement it further as a car to own and enjoy. His passion for it comes across with genuine pleasure, not the mock awe we see from ma
    3 points
  5. Out today on my pushbike, other (posh) side of the park, a white 1987 RS Turbo Escort goes past me. Pretty sure I'd seen it on the drive where a TE-shaped car cover resides, I follow it. Turns out it is the guy. I resolved a couple of issues he had with the RS (in a socially-distanced way, naturally), then got chatting about the rather nice silver '85 TE. He then tells me he has another, and opens up his garage to reveal a beautiful shiny red HC TE with full leather. Anyway, turns out he wants me to do cambelts on them both. Weird stuff.
    2 points
  6. Some of the media today were appalling, they heard good news on PPE their recent obsession..not interested, they hear good news on a drug treatment that could aid recovery...not interested. Having not being able to lay a glove on DC during Brexit they are now fixated, but they the press are losing their grip completely. Absolutely pathetic a new low for our press
    2 points
  7. Clearly DC should go but he has no intention to unless there is continued press/negative public sentiment towards him. Personally I hope the press keep on at him until Boris is forced to do the right thing. If DC's actions lead to people ignoring Govt advice, and they will, then I think the press are absolutely right to keep hounding him. If we are locked down again what's the excuse for going out for a little drive.."Oh, officer, I was just checking my eyesight in case I need to drive somewhere, I have an important job dontcha know.." @PaulCP - It was a jogger out exerc
    2 points
  8. The OP was talking about the "App" which is not the same as the "homepage". It's big news but shouldn't be. It's big news because the BBC and other media hate DC and sense blood. It's big news because there is fcuk all else news! It's big news because when the story first "broke" the media were so lazy they hadn't even got their basic facts correct, they were more interested in the headline and the "gotcha" Personally, I think DC has been a complete shite over this. I think he should go. But it does not need 6, 7 or 10 news stories on the BBC FFS.
    2 points
  9. That is a bit strong, but I think with good reason. Beggars belief that he's still got a job the cretin!
    2 points
  10. If you piss staking bastards had spent more time looking at the engine instead of shonky writing on a wall plug, you could have saved me half an hour by spotting my schoolboy error of the air-con tensioner being upside down.
    2 points
  11. Nice post that @Fridge. I think I get what you are saying (I am about as creative as a dead frog). What I like about Harry's videos is the simpleness. No big trashy music, no bling bling look at me and look my lifestyle etc. He is basically just a bloke (obviously a well off one) who loves cars for what they are, as opposed to what he perceives they say about him. Totally different to the dumb ass videos from the nauseating Schmee, the dumb Blondie ("oh look, a kill switch he he he"), etc. Schlick presentation/production is OK, but I think Harry shows that there is little substitution fo
    2 points
  12. yep. 75 years (2023j is a more viable option to me (plant overhaul ready, new car line up, good timing to evaluate Geely’s achievements...)
    2 points
  13. What was that banner at the end of the day saying again? See you next year?
    2 points
  14. Got out with a group of awesome guys for a long drive this weekend.
    2 points
  15. Tee made and fitted - the red hose they sent me by mistake is now a few inches shorter and is fitted between the chargecooler and plenum. Water hoses fitted and header tank now in. PAS filled with fluid. now to some this may seem like a small thing - but there’s a seat in it now brakes bolted up and system bled I just need to connect the electrical bits up - sort out the intake filter and it’s ready for fluids
    2 points
  16. Picked mine up from B n C today
    1 point
  17. I know they aren't the last word in speed, but my '85 RS Turbo would have easily gotten away from any cyclist including the real mc Hoy so you must have done some impressive pedal work there Sparkles. No wonder he wanted you to work on the cars!
    1 point
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  19. And you forgot to mention how cheap you got the intake
    1 point
  20. Speak to Gerald at GST Performance, he fitted blue belt to my car
    1 point
  21. @andydclements - I agree with you, his one truly sackable offence, that must mean instant dismissal, is if he has told barefaced lies to the PM re his trips. In his role, not being truthtful to the PM makes his role untennable. I watched Andrew Marr at the weekend. I usually have quite a bit of time for him. But his interview with the Transport Secretary was a shocker. Andrew Marr looks like he was telling as many lies as DC. His quotes were wrong. His "facts" were wrong. And he was clearly on the back foot when challenged. So unlike him. Also it was a clear hijacking of the Transport Sec
    1 point
  22. As an alternative to a new one, I've used the Burghfield Starter and Alternator Centre near Reading to refurb a Vaelo unit like yours and they did a good job. Not sure what kind of service they are offering during lockdown, but there are lots of other companies across the UK who will refurb an alternator for you. The fuel leak is most likely down to the needle valves on the float chambers, you can get replacements from Eurocarbs.
    1 point
  23. Your link is only to a 65-amp alternator. All Turbos (Stevens, at least) used 90-amp units AFAIK. The Bosch AL49X is a well-regarded substitute. While the outputs are similar, the Bosch unit provides more amperage at low RPM, so the battery and voltage regulators are not as stressed. You may need to 'clock' it, that is: separate the front & back, and change the orientation of the rear of the unit so that the Esprit connectors reach. Also, you need a longer bolt for the adjustment fitting that goes through the nylon strap. You use the pulley from the
    1 point
  24. I'm normally quite lazy so would have bought a kit if one were available that I liked (the Komo-tec is huge and really expensive!). I enjoyed reading over the Exige V6 threads and @alias23 work to develop a product there, and it was due to @Kristof Thys and @dixie v6 comments on that thread - about air straighteners and reliable MAF outputs - that I thought this would be worth trying on the Evora S. I spoke to @dixie v6 to find where he sourced his parts from, and as luck would have it he offered me a spare alu tube and fitted an air-straightener to it for me for shipment from Belgium to
    1 point
  25. Just seen Alistair "remainer/war monger" Campbell on TV. A spin doctor who sent young men to their deaths under false pretences and lost Brexit complaining about a spin doctor who engineered leave making a journey. I'm sure he is not biased at all.
    1 point
  26. You should find a pair of thin wires sticking out of the sealant somewhere along the bottom edge of the glass. I believe these are supposed to be connected to electricity to heat the wire which either softens the sealant or cuts through it so the glass can be removed. Pete
    1 point
  27. This week is a motorsports edition with Damien Smith of Autocar and Motosport magazines.
    1 point
  28. Great video. And unbelievably jealous of his trip. Only recently heard of Harry after he took his Esprit on another trip. Would love to meet him and just talk about cars. I find him just a down to earth decent guy.
    1 point
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  30. Bearing in mind all the construction work they had planned and presented to us that day, it was probably a tad optimistic expecting us all to be back in 2019.
    1 point
  31. Well, we know she completed the journey in an AA van but after that it's a mystery to us.
    1 point
  32. Boot lid fitted today, all the wiring loom routed and connected, vac pump relocated, spare solenoids cabletied up out the way by the ecu. Just needing oil, coolant and one reducer pipe now.
    1 point
  33. Frankly I couldn’t give a toss what he’s done or not done. ive tried to follow the guidance as best I could - so have most other folks. the bbc and left wing stinking media are whipping up a shitstorm over this and will be responsible for the relaxation of many whom are too stupid to realise the consequences of their own actions.
    1 point
  34. Might be worth having a chat with the guy. I’ll PM you tomorrow.
    1 point
  35. Lotus Elise. Other than the drifting roundabouts at 25mph, it fulfills all of the above. Its the best fun you can have under 60mph IMO, in fact I have often thought of moving the Evora on and getting another, especially with the weather as it has been recently.
    1 point
  36. Finally a Evora Test drive where they actually understand how good the car is in its more natural element, Its a far better car or back roads that any one has actually appreciated. And the roads their on is typical Aussies back roads.
    1 point
  37. The relentless ad nauseam saturation coverage on Cummings is another press witch hunt. Plenty of other people have done the same, they are just not as famous or as apparently disliked. Perhaps the press can’t find other more newsworthy items ...
    1 point
  38. I've had my Reverie carbon fibre rear diffuser for a few years now and I do love it albeit I know it may be too much for most folks... it does sit very low to the ground and often catches especially when driving on fast B roads, the protective heat film also doesn't last long, so it was ready for its yearly TLC. The silver bits are the original protection from Reverie, the gold from my last recon, I decided this time to replace it all as the silver was flaking in errors. With all the nasty stuff removed and a general clean up the gold film was ready for application. Howev
    1 point
  39. Thanks again to Peter, a pillar of information in guiding the course of my S2 re-trim!
    1 point
  40. Love it, I have to get me one of these!
    1 point
  41. NA has that key Lotus ingredient; performance through lightweight. Which means you really have to rag it to get the best from it. Hearing the engine squeal in 4th gear approaching 130mph is one of life's great pleasures. Roll on return to the 'bahns. Justin
    1 point
  42. Agreed re the NA. Perfect amount of power for the street IMO. And yes, it has leather lined cup holders and an arm rest
    1 point
  43. All dressed up with no particular place to go
    1 point
  44. Just a quick little flyby video, the first car is the 430 Cup which belongs to @BAS and the second is my 380 Cup
    1 point


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