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  1. I appreciate it's not to everyone's tastes but I've done a bit of titivation to the Evora during the lockdown period, carbon bits and wheels/tyres (410 Sport GP edition)... About 5.5kgs total weight saving over the standard Cast 18"/19" wheels and tyre combo, which is less than I was expecting but can't complain as there's a lot more rubber. Can't praise the PS4S tyres enough, really impressed so far. Hoping to get some miles under the belt later in the year. Have had to cancel 3 big road trips so far which is gutting but expected under the current circumstances.
    5 points
  2. Got the #6 RHD manual recently. Not an ex lotus owner. Only rented an Elise at Nurburgring and SPA before. Superb car. Though the gear change seems a bit sloppy
    5 points
  3. First run out yesterday, a total of 39 miles. Indicated oil pressure 3 bar @ 2,750 rpm hot. Coolant temperature steady @ 82C, no oil or coolant leaks, and I haven’t heard anything fall off yet. Engine is noticeably smoother than before, I suspect that’s partially down to the dynamic balancing, and it’s also quieter, with less rattling going on than it’s previous incarnation. Gearbox shifts perfectly, although I’ve not tried the ATB function yet, that will come later when there’s a few more miles on it. The CC circuit is still not fully air-free, nothing new there then, but it’s getting th
    5 points
  4. I'm taking a poker to my eyes and the real Spock needs to do a meld on me and tell me "FORGET"
    3 points
  5. That covers in excess of 50% of the U.K. population theses days
    2 points
  6. No, because I already know everything.
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  7. Ah, at 104/104 you have to reduce your mileage by dividing 1.025 into it. So 2.4 miles to go. Do I have to explain everything?
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  8. Yes, #8 is a stunning car and I am the current owner.
    2 points
  9. Paging @alias23, your input is required...
    2 points
  10. Just fit a TVS1900 for some black painted loveliness
    2 points
  11. @C8RKH French indeed! Lovely place in Le Puy de Grazay in the Pays de la Loire, not mine sadly! Bizarrely, the first morning I was there I'd nipped out for supplies at a nearby town and as I walked away from where I'd parked, another white Evora drove by!
    2 points
  12. We always bring our own cars and hire the race tracks through our car clubs exclusively for us for the whole day. The same we did with Spa-Francorchamps this week again.
    2 points
  13. Re-homed a late Excel. Just needs a bit of TLC - hopefully. ( Not her best angle, but next doors weeds and a serious attack of lacquer peal make this the best shot for now )
    2 points
  14. Great pics above. The last one (of the front end sitting in your garage) is awesome!
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  15. Great experience on the race track Anneau du Rhin where Mario Ketterer a former race driver teached me on an Evora GT430 how to treat this beast properly - still a lot to learn for me. Huge thanks to Mario for this incredible tutorial and fun!
    2 points
  16. Time for a new project now the mini is complete and building a few miles, with the Evora now gone I had some space so started looking for my next acquisition. I wanted a S1 or S2 but ideally a JPS, whatever choice I really hoped to find a running project car with sound chassis. I had a plentiful choice of restored S1’s and plenty of very good JPS offered to me but big thanks to Roo (V8vantage) settled on something I didn’t really anticipate buying but now can’t wait for her to grace our shores as it ticks all the boxes with lots to do keeping me busy. Meet JPS 008 It’s don
    1 point
  17. Barry, here you'll find answers to your questions and a history of the development of this concept: https://www.lotustalk.com/threads/citroën-g-box-crown-wheel-and-pinion.350506/ Regards John
    1 point
  18. No, the one on the left appears to be connecting both 87 outputs to 30 at once, whereas the right one is a change over, alternating between 87 and 87a depending if it's on or off. The former is common for headlights etc. Nice that they used to have a graphic, replacements might not, and the car has a mix of both so you don't want to confuse them. Having a spare one of each in the glove box might help with roadside repairs. Take time to check the relay sockets when you swap them, often the connectors get crusty or overheated.
    1 point
  19. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the cams are now timed 104/104, so that may also have made a difference to engine running.
    1 point
  20. Crickey if ever there was a chap who has been through enough already.
    1 point
  21. Thanks to @woodyrvf750, who is a top gent, I am now the very proud owner of a 2013 white Sports Racer. I've literally just arrived home and took a picture on the way at the services so apologies for the poor quality! It's a wonderful thing and I'm so happy. Off out to explore some familiar roads!
    1 point
  22. @Screem Congratulation for the purchase and the specs you choose. It's really amazing and out of the ordinary in this colors and specs. APPROVED!!!!
    1 point
  23. I would be more concerned with the dealers 'story' than the ECU dump. Lotus DO NOT fit used parts to production /sales cars, period They MAY re-use some parts during developement etc etc but a NEW car would not leave the factory with use parts fitted. Even if they did reuse an ECU they will have the ability to wipe it clean anyway. What is the 13th digit of the chassis number, Number 2 by chance????
    1 point
  24. Personally I think England in 2020 is a very tolerant place. Ive never seen or heard any racism against black or Asian men & women. The only racism I see is towards travelers/ gypsies. They are the ones I see being persecuted for what they "might" do. I saw a really good program showing how much prejudiced they suffer. Changing their names to a persecuted minority group helps them. They are being mistreated now and were treated as badly as other groups during the second world war but as they dont constantly advertise the fact its often overlooked. ...Trouble is I h
    1 point
  25. Looks more French than Spanish to me. However nice to see wherever it is has been conquered by an English Chariot. Cars look great, white suits the Evora.
    1 point
  26. It was a sunny afternoon here in White Rock so I decided to take the Europa out for a drive. As I was going along the beachfront strip (imaginatively named Marine Drive), what did I see coming along in the other direction but a Countach. I hear the 70s have been calling - they want their cars back. Unfortunately, no pics as I was driving and didn't have a passenger.
    1 point
  27. Star Trek, sexes reversed....!
    1 point
  28. The colour is absolutely a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Fantastic stuff - enjoy!
    1 point
  29. congrats - absolutely stunning
    1 point
  30. Edit. Just noticed you got an Elise.
    1 point
  31. I'm coming to the end of a full mechanical resto and the current running total is a shade over 9K with probably another 1K to go. I've done all of the work aside from the engine rebuild. If there's bodywork and interior work to do, it'll be comfortably 15-20K.
    1 point
  32. Well, I’ve got nowhere with the fella allegedly selling the S3, all the low mileage Excels seem tucked away, so I’ve ended up with an Elise. If the fella contacts me regarding the S3 I will post photos and info up on here as it could be just what someone is after. Thanks to everyone who offered their advice to me when I originally started this thread
    1 point
  33. Most recent video piece I could find on Evija https://carbuzz.com/news/the-lotus-evijas-design-details-are-truly-spectacular
    1 point
  34. Dominic Raab has angered things a little - but I think he speaks for a massive amount of people whom are frankly fed up of this now.
    1 point
  35. Sorry Andy, but you will have to tell your missus to join the queue. Sunlight shines out of Craigs nether regions as far as mine is concerned. She has found him a real valuable source of Lotus information since we first met him back about 12 years ago. At least that is what I keep telling myself every time she has to speak to him and hang on his every word...... The good news about this arrangement however was when Craig said I should buy an Elsie that I had been looking for last summer (that he found me) and we were half pissed by a swimming pool in Portugal, having a BBQ with friends
    1 point
  36. Dads been helping Alistair Florence out with this Blog, thought you might like a read! https://media.lotuscars.com/en/blog/1990-2020-thirty-years-of-the-ground-breaking-lotus-carlton.html
    1 point
  37. Hi Stephen Yes I’m really looking forward to it especially having air con in a S2 when done which will be a nice addition making a very usable car. Not sure with duration as it missed the original deadline for the planned ship hence the move to Savannah now from Charleston. Good news it’s still going from East coast which is 2-3 weeks quicker than West coast due to stops. I am hoping to have it the first week of August so taking the time to tidy the garage laying a better floor. The time is allowing me to fully complete the mini so I have no distractions when the new addition arri
    1 point
  38. Just noticed some Elan+2 interior and other parts listed on ebay from this seller: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/rollsroyce3 Anyone restoring one of these needs some bits?
    1 point
  39. @Simon Bateman actually I do know the place . Best friend's marriage took place there
    1 point
  40. So, VX was in for a service, new full exhaust system and a few bits and bobs last week. Today I finally got round to fitting my 8" Garw screen and it worked! It's not often I get the spanners and screwdrivers out and even less often when it actually goes OK lol! The job was made slightly harder by some numb fook previous owner thinking it would be a good idea to use loads a glue to permanently fix on the instrument binnacle cover! Took a bloody hour to finally get it off in one piece!
    1 point
  41. I think we are all frustrated with the timescales and lack of information. My personal frustration with Popham et al is running fairly high.. At least Bahahahahaha actually got some designs and demo's out for crying out loudly like a crying baby.
    1 point
  42. Tom - The wrinkle finish goes on well as long as you’re spraying it in a hot oven. If not, a hot-air gun is your best friend, you have to make sure the component is hot when the paint goes on, spray it, then play the hot air gun over it. The wiring loom is what it is. Short of constructing a new loom, my suggestion would be to lay it in, see where the wiring ‘wants’ to go, then connect it. Hoses also have an impact on where it goes. Make sure nothing chafes, or hangs unsupported. You might have to do that a few times before you’re happy with the cable run. Progress - I got
    1 point
  43. I do prefer silver wheels on the darker coloured bodywork cars. Lighter colours, I think the Anthracite or stealth (as McLaren call it) work best. Is it true that carbon discs don't produce dust (or much less)? Or is it pad related? I borrowed an F word with carbon discs and the wheels looked very fresh even after a stint. Whoops, very off-topic. Justin
    1 point
  44. ...after eight years still like her lines.......
    1 point
  45. My new acquisition. Can't believe I've finally got one!
    1 point
  46. Started putting back the snake’s wedding that is an S4s engine loom. I can’t help but think there’s a simpler solution, not that I’m about to rip it all out and start again. Trying to run the wiring where it wants to go with the least strain, I made some good progress, and there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I thought I’d better see whether it could make oil pressure before I got too much further, so out came the spark plugs, fuel relay, and crank sensor. Thought I’d cheat and use jump leads on the battery, but I couldn’t get a decent enough connection to turn the starter, so the batt
    1 point
  47. Loads of updates now mean there are people again in Apalachia. Now its more like the old Fallouts and is a huge improvement. You can even get "Allies" old NPC's. Well worth a revisit if you have left @mpjg
    1 point
  48. Hoisted the engine up, flywheel and clutch bolted on. The usual problems with lining up, but I finally got the gearbox mated to the engine, and lowered into position. The wife directed the pre and post-install garage clean up, supervised the engine lifting arrangements, and handed me the correct tools when required. By way of a thank you, I’ve put a bottle of cheap Asda Prosecco in the fridge. I know how to treat a girl.
    1 point
  49. There was two there on this day and have to say second one simply stunning as well.
    1 point
  50. There was wear on my cat from where the engine has been moving back and forth so much, considering I've been running with a very loud exhaust for quite a while, I'm not afraid of the car being extreme. I'm thinking for later this year as if I bring my car back from Spain it will become more of a track cay car I think...
    1 point


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