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  1. HI all - I've been a member here since 2009, mostly lurking for the last few years. However, as of next week I'll be back in a Lotus at last! Here's my past Lotus credentials : Elise S1 1998 (1998 - 2001) New - supplied by Strattons and seen on the production line (Hello Guy if you're reading this!) Esprit S4 1993 (2001 - 2003) Used - supplied by Strattons Elise S2 2003 (2004-2009) Used - supplied by Kerridges, Needham Market Elan M100 S2 (2011 - 2013) - private purchase After a succession of other interesting (but not Lotus) stuff over the
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  2. Finally the racks are ready for spraying and the front ski bindings are on! Only took 2 1/2 years of hard work! I have even copied the gap in the spoiler! I have closed cell foam to fit between the rack and body copy the tailgate spoiler. I’m sure Lotus would approve! Maybe I could consult with them on producing a factory version? Doesn’t look much but has taken up quite a chunk of my life! I will be ready for movie cameos soon! Now to book that test track!😀😀😀😀😀👍👍👍👍👍 Oh, I have adjusted the back end of the rack since this shot so the spoiler aligns exactly. I am quite pleased how they hav
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  3. What does David Beckham and the new Lotus Certificate of Provenance have in common? They both come in a posh box! Lotus can have that for their advertising campaign!
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  4. Some impressiones from the Nürburgring 26-27.07.20 (driver corse XL Nordschleife) in the third photo you can see the vehicles of my training group there were a total of 20 groups.
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  5. Ferrari 360 has been purchased delivery in a couple of weeks. some observations from test drives. 360 faster than a 400 especially 50 plus acceleration handling similar steering feel similar brakes similar engine in the 360 is stunning Ferrari interior miles better For a 20 year old car, the 360 is impressive Lest see if I still feel the same after 12 months
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  6. Don’t get me started on that one. Last time I lent them a car it took 4 months to get it back after they damaged it, (shit happens) a argument and not even a thank you. When I was purchasing them it was ‘thank you, you have helped to pay wages this week. Now I’m the devil 😈. Hence I have been quiet on here for some time. Love the brand, love the people on here, hate the politics. Im probably on the naughty step now
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  7. Yeah there's very little love or consideration given to Gavan Kershaw, I understand the lineage behind the Love for Matt and Roger Becker. But Kershaw joined the company at that same time and he is still here knocking the dynamics of the Lotus cars out of the ballpark...
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  8. Seems like a fun idea to add a virtual dash mode to Espritmon. Will look into this. Erik
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  9. Nice to see an old flame again today - still as lovely as ever im now resisting temptation
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  10. Thanks @Jack @550superfast I have the uprights on and have lowered the car to 105/110mm. I could not go any lower because the front wheels will rub the wheel arch if turning the wheel close to lock. I also installed Elise-Parts front/rear sway bars, complete spherical suspension bearings, rear toe links and front control arms. I was able to dial the bump steer, front and rear, out of the car so that is really good. Since the car is so low, I had to install bump stops on the front shocks to keep the splitter from going in to aero stall because of getting too close to the ground under hard
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  11. My attempt at being @GFWilliams...... ....not even close.....
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  12. Some pics from the weekend
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  13. Just wanna say 'Hi' to the community. My name is Marc and I'm living in Germany in the Koblenz area. I have a 2005 Elise S2 (highly modified) which I bought in the US in 2009 and a 1979 Esprit S2 (bone stock) which I bought in 2018 in Luxemburg. After I bought the Esprit I did the usual things like brakes, timing belt, sparks, filters, all the fluids etc. and added some fans to the engine enclosure. Besides that I'm a long time Porsche guy. Currently having some smaller issues with the Esprit. I'm hoping to get some help and advice here. I'll post something in the tech
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  14. Couldn't have put it better myself. Such a shame these are in someone else's museum overseas.
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  15. I’m in - as of later this week when I take delivery... 2014 Evora S Sports Racer IPS...
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  16. Great Lotus ownership history. All fab cars, S1 Elise is up there with the greatest ever. I am sure you will be smitten with Evora. Justin
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  17. Thanks, I figured that was a likely way of doing it, but as movement of the blade looks a bit restricted by the other lug of the hub I figured it might take a while and the hub would need to be on a bench to do it properly. Still time on my hands at the moment and as the other hub is almost certainly the same so I'll give it a go. Im assuming I can just unbolt the drive shaft at the hub end so not a lot of extra work. Im over in Stevenage so just down the road!
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  18. Your car? From the 2013 Lotus Festival but could have been before it was sold/registered.
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  19. Thanks - I found some older photos online with Lipscomb branded plates so I can confirm that!
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  20. Nice, congratulations. GN is a Kent plate so that would have been supplied by Lipscomb when new.
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  21. SuperGT300 race win in Japan.
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  22. Looks like this thread went quiet after a couple of negative comments last year but AIB have just saved me £230 on my Evora S SR compared to adding it onto my existing Aviva Plus Multicar policy! 😃
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  23. Guess the plan to cover the New Car being late - or always planned? - and to maintain current sales, even after launch of the New Car, is to persuade enthusiasts that there is still life in the old dogs (no offence!) and will be for a good while yet. To attract the “new customers” the launch of the New Car will likely emphasis the soft aspects - not the best attraction for enthusiasts. Only after the launch period done with can enthusiast aspects be stressed and perhaps slightly harder versions be introduced. But with existing engine, likely heavier weight, the current dynamics hard to i
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  24. Dave, want to borrow my spring compressors when you put it back together again? Just a short trip to Donny. Roland
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  25. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/how-lotus-ceo-phil-popham-shaping-firms-future
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  26. Got all the parts and just waiting to get into my "race shop" under the supervision of my designated crew chief @EldonZ Eldon has already done the upgrade to his CupR and served as the "pioneer" for this project -- he loves science projects. I'm sure he can chime in on how he likes the changes. His car has certainly achieved "low-rider" status. I believe he is running ride heights of ... 105mm front and 115mm rear. Some photos of Eldon's car, as he is very shy. 🤭
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  27. I’d be highly surprised if they do keep falling much more. I do think these editors consider the Evora like the boxster. However the Evora is made in very small numbers while the mass produced pork is simply a second class car.
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  28. eVenturi stuff are pieces of art!
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  29. I just discovered this thread and some interesting reading. Some of my collection below.
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  30. According to the latest statement from Phil Popham via Autocar, said new car to be unveiled end of 2021 with customer deliveries 2022
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  31. As an alternative (It’s the wrong time of year now and there are no school proms actually happening) but 10 years ago I advertised to drive kids to their school proms in one of my Esprits. I didn’t make loads of money but it was around £1500 in total just one summer. It gave me a bit of extra income, time actually enjoy/driving the car, me driving not someone I didn’t know and the benefit of seeing another smiley face experiencing the car, whilst being paid. I also remember turning down a Stag party enquiry from same local advert. Not much help this year I know but I would recon it
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  32. Bring home the Bond cars I say as important part of the Lotus story and heritage, it’s a shame their original collection was sold off by Romano Artioli. Still the heritage collection is great news so hats off on that decision to recognise the steps which put this true survivor company where they are today. 🍻 Dave
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  33. Time for a few photos post track run and clean-up showing Imran's side sills and side [email protected] Unfortunately, I don't have the George's photographic [email protected]
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  34. Honestly, the more I see the Evija, the more I appreciate that the styling really is something else - just epic! I dearly hope that major styling cues will feed into the future Lotus models; if versions of those Venturi tunnels with afterburner-effect wrap-around lights don't make it to some of the new cars, it will be a massive wasted opportunity!
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  35. I've seen the above links before regarding cat failures but those are the only places I've seen it mentioned. I've never seen this issue mentioned on this forum or any other Lotus owners forums. I don't think is an issue at all, just a couple of people who have got unlucky, no part from any manufacturer will be 100% without failure.
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  36. Think those Speedlines suit that car every bit as much as the later spoked alloys....
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  37. Thanks for making the effort @omicron. I love reading about the seemingly haphazard nature of car development and the trials and tribulations of getting new engineering to work. This thread has turned into quite a read. Great complimentary photos @stephenwhyte. As a youngster I remember the Turbo Essex appearing in a Motor Show brochure and being enthralled by it's ingenuity and stance. Though I prefer the simpler design of the early cars, Lotus Cars really did put a lot of effort in developing the Turbo. Something I fear is sadly lot on today's car enthusiasts.
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  38. Lotus79B sent a message about VPW and this is what my father replied. I thought it may interest folk here.
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  39. Just a couple quick pictures I was about to change the bushings in the rear wishbones. Saw that the radiator is leaking. Now the radiator is out too.
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  40. Not sure if it's a myth, but would it be to stop the passenger from hitting the go faster pedal? Whereas for us it's only the clutch?
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  41. Welcome to the forum, and not just an S2 Esprit. More pictures needed, both inside and out. I hope that on Porsche forums you describe yourself as a long time Lotus guy
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  42. Thats the backside of the rear spoiler
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  43. Just had to grab this image from his video. Phwoooarrr! When F1 was really for drivers with big hairy balls lol....
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  44. Great meeting this morning, and I'm not sure I can remember this many Esprits together at a monthly meeting - 5 'G' cars out of 6. Also a Ford Mustang (any photos of it anyone?) Good to meet the new members, hope to see you next time. Let me know your suggestion for a meeting place so that we can plan for it. Sorry about the shortage of bacon baguettes - I did let them know the expected numbers. @Dave Freeman and Meghan have offered to host a breakfast BBQ at their house next month.
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  45. @GoldenGun Looking very good! Remind me to restock on ACF50 ;-). I also notice the gearbox cooler mesh on the undertray is different on your car as on mine, what year is yours? On the sensors: you absolutely need to reinstall these post cat sensors exactly as they came out. (notice the twisted wiring, did you disconnect them before removel to be able to twist the cable whilst undoing?). How's the sound?
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  46. Hi I am the owner of Vpw941x. I bought it from Matt a few years ago and made a complete Restauration, but keeping everything as it was, even the wheels where one is silver the other 3 gold. Would be interested in the history of the car. Thank you and regards from Austria Dan
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  47. Amazing creation. 6 speed Manual and mid-engined NA V12 is perfect. Quite a few F1 styling similarities, BUT it doesn’t look nearly as good as I had hoped. In that respect, at least, the Evija is way ahead.
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  48. RESUME of what I found, for whom is still looking for the PRESSURE SWITCH: The obsolete PRESSURE SWITCH, part number B082J6137S. Is clear that is out of production, we cannot find it anymore… seems there is the last one in RUSSIA, but impossible to get it due to import issues from Russia. The LOTUS switch is a DOUBLE switch, details on Service Manual , section JF page 7 and description of ABS error code 36, code 42, code 59 and code 61 : 1) One switch, normally closed, open at 2700 psi (187 bar) when pump is running and pressure is increasing, it close at 2200 psi (151 bar) when pr
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