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  1. Received the new Royal Mint £5 coin featuring Wet Nellie this morning.
    9 points
  2. This isnt me however I did the event last year. what you need to remember is this circuit has an elevation change of over 500 feet from the Pits to the top at Skyline
    7 points
  3. I just met an 380 CUP with this kit at Magny Cours : we share the track during few laps.
    5 points
  4. It looks pretty well that by the end of the day, I will own this: https://www.ewigo.com/vehicules/42380 They have given me a reasonable trade-in on the RS3 and reduced the overall price so that I should be able to buy an outrageous GT4 wing, and have some left over with the change The PO did not spend as much time cleaning the calipers as he did the rest of the car, so I think it is a wheel off and a couple of cans of cleaner is the first job! As my region in France is one of the few with an 80kph blanket limit, I really think the 350 motor will still be enough to get me into t
    5 points
  5. Moving on .............. To address the accident repair in the proper way we have to establish the extent of the damage ... Unlike steel constructed car the GRP composite bodied car absorb impact better , but disguise the extent of damage by flexing back toward the original shape after impact.. When really bad, sections will detach or disintegrate but not in this case . However the knock on effect of the body flexing is the dreaded gel crack.. We know the point of impact , so the body flex will radiate from that point . Initial focus is on the seams, corners and arches. These give the
    4 points
  6. 40 mph! just tested up to the above speed. No audible noise no vibration with one ski fitted! Looks like skis on an Esprit are no problem with this design. There might be effects at higher speed, but it all seems rock solid so far! New tyres and Goodyear decals look awesome! Note the front lips are now Essex!
    4 points
  7. Well, it all went well yesterday and I was able to use the car as hoped, with no further issues. The reason I’d wanted to use it was my mother died just over two weeks ago, 3 weeks shy of her 99th birthday and she loved her one ride in the car just after I got it 2 years ago, giggling like a child as I hoofed it round a roundabout. It was probably her last big thrill as shortly after that she went into a care home where she eventually passed away. Anyhow, yesterday was her funeral, so it seemed appropriate to use the car in which she had enjoyed riding so much.
    3 points
  8. Got myself a new daily driver. I've done a lot of stupid stuff for laughs but this takes the cake. The odometer reads 479 000km. It has no rust to speak of. The only possible explanation is sorcery or black magic. (Had a new crate engine installed at 279 000 km or so, but still on the original gearbox.)
    3 points
  9. Bit of Deja Vu today when I received @robington's black TE for a mechanical makeover. Similar to @Dan E's but at least the cooling fans work! Pretty much a C service, MoT, and a few extras. Gave it a light once-over today, but will properly get under it tomorrow. Hasn't run since returning from the 70th bash at Hethel, due to nasty noises. Looks to be N/S/R wheel bearing, but also a bit too much rotational slack at the wheel, needing investigation. Hefty oil leak causing smoke off the exhaust, but looks quite promising as I believe it's just the cover gaskets. Clutch fluid level
    2 points
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  11. So far, so great. 1100 miles done and it’s going to B&C tomorrow for the run-in inspection and service. Zero issues to report and only a sticking passenger door pin and something sliding around inside the drivers door to note. Sounds like someone left their house keys inside it. Anyway, they’ll look at that tomorrow. The car has been a joy to drive and with the roof off it’s just an awesome experience. Can’t recommend the ceramic coating and PPF enough. I cleaned it for the first time last week and it was like new with just one going over with a couple of buckets.
    2 points
  12. Thanks Dave. Yep will get some decent pics at some point. It was an expensive and very long journey. It will be a relief for some now this blog is about to end! Only more pics to come! I am pleased how it turned out. I did get some odd looks though! But do I care!
    2 points
  13. Exige 410 demo at Bell & Colvill
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  14. A high speed steel blade should cut it OK - keep the speed down & cool it while cutting with something like WD40 or soluble cutting oil in a sprayer. Don't let the bolt turn while cutting. Pete
    1 point
  15. I have Blackvue dashcams in my Esprit and my daily drive, both have Wifi and using the Blackvue app I can log in to the cameras to view live footage or any of the recorded clips. The one problem I have with them is that as my phone recognizes them as a preferred WiFi connection, if I try and make a phone call it tries to make a Wifi call via the camera which isn't connected to anything else! Same sort of thing happens if I want to use Waze or Google Maps, I have to remember to drop the WiFi Connection to the camera in order to do anything.
    1 point
  16. Don't know if that was a later factory 'innovation' but it sounds like a better solution than 100% flexy. NB my red hose is 36 years old and works great.
    1 point
  17. That looks gorgeous Fab, what an effort and an incredible result. Just like a perfect crosswind landing...you make it look so easy!
    1 point
  18. Service Notes - section ED page 41. You'll need a dial gauge and pressure source (hand pump) - check for rod movement of 0.4mm with 0.34-0.36 bar (4.9-5.2 psi)
    1 point
  19. Looking forward to this evening, should be there around 19:30
    1 point
  20. Congrats Andrew - glad it didn't go to a dealer. You outbid me
    1 point
  21. I followed the bidding on that- looks awesome- not a bad first lotus!!
    1 point
  22. Just to update in case anyone was wondering. I managed to speak to the guys at AIM, They mentioned that the TPMS messages will pop out on the screen as they did on the stock lotus dash. Also, there is a new bug on the latest firmware that affects the time displayed. Cheers! J
    1 point
  23. Congratulations @AndrewD for the purchase. I am sure you will love it. I have one little sister MY2020.
    1 point
  24. Congrats Andrew, what a beautiful car! I even had my Lotus dealer in the Netherlands see if it would make sense to buy it for me here but with all add on taxes & duties too far out... To me personally, one of the nicest looking Exiges out there. If you want to get rid of it, just send me a PM
    1 point
  25. I think I've already passed some of it.
    1 point
  26. Part 5 Hunting out and Repairing seam joints etc. As mentioned in last post an aerial hole had been drilled through the rear quarter panel . When this was done no load plate was fitted inside so gel stress cracks spread out from the hole .. I quite often see cars that have had the holes filled in and they sink back and spoil the appearance of nice paint jobs. This is all because they glass the inside and then use filler on the outside. Too eradicate properly you need to grind back a reasonable area though the gel coat , tapering down to the base of the hole, before applying G
    1 point
  27. Well it may have taken a long journey and small fortune to build but doesn’t it look absolutely smashing in all its glory, those Goodyear letters are really sharp and reminds me of the Autoart model! Fabian you need to get them magazine featured together and sign the cars up for show work. Its nice to hear you never had resonance through the ski fitted especially with the planned Cortina trip. I bet you turned a few heads? I actually liked the wider front lips but get the accuracy need and they do look original now. Come on lets have the photo of them together? Dave
    1 point
  28. A few more pics after a full professional detailing including double layer ceramic coating to bodywork, wheels, brakes & suspension. Now fully protected for some post lockdown fun on road & track over the next couple of months.
    1 point
  29. That was a pair of 48DCOE's on a Dolomite Sprint 16 valve engine prepared by some outfit with full-on rallying spec intended. The owner of my acquaintance drove it strictly on the street.
    1 point
  30. My daughter decided to apply for redundancy at BA due in large to their increasingly poor behaviour to staff. Today she got confirmation that she has been accepted into the Police Force, a role she actively pursued and I'm really pleased she'll be swapping her blue uniform for a black one and her tray for a taser!
    1 point
  31. I need to take a look at this, geeky George!
    1 point
  32. I love it and really admire the effort that’s gone into it. I really do believe that the Evija will be much admired for many years to come......Lotus have played a blinder!
    1 point
  33. I live next to RGB in Bad Abbach, so maybe I would see you on the way to work or when going home When you see someone waving wild from a grey Passat B8 or the blue Evora it's me By the way... I wanted to show some pictures of my old cars: Mazda Miata NA - I did a Roadtrip through Europe with it last year: 1st Nissan S14: 2nd Nissan S14: BMW E91 330d (mapped with 328 hp and 660 NM): Subaru BRZ: Clio 3 RS Rally Car - pretty fast and successful with this car:
    1 point
  34. Um. Sorry, having owned both - yes you will. Agree it's down to personal taste, but here's my my oversimplified 10 cents: 400 definitely quicker. Honestly. I did significant mileage in my S and the difference in the 400 was noticeable straight away, even for someone with my limited driving abilities. 400 has a firmer ride (something about reducing the bump-steer in the S1), but still not as harsh as a "sports" car from any German brand - so not as comfortable for long journeys as the S1, but more comfortable than say, a 3 series with M suspension. 400 has much more aggre
    1 point
  35. I hate it when captive nuts aren't as captive as you'd like. Nice little modification that will make your life significantly easier. Oh, and happy birthday!!
    1 point
  36. I think the S has a lot more drama than the N/A, it accelerates much better. After a day on track in an S, I actually thought the handbrake was still on when I floored my N/A going home. I noticed a big difference on Alps road trips too, my S doesn’t lose its pull like my old N/A did. I think the S Sport Racer is the sweet spot for the S1. If I change it, it would only be for a GT model.
    1 point
  37. Well, this weekend, I've had a kid ask to take pictures of the car and I just watched a man (who obviously had no idea what it was) walk into a lamp post whilst staring at it. That was worth every penny of the purchase price on its own!
    1 point
  38. Part 5 Generating shape and profile continued. There was enough room in most of the fixing holes to get a reasonable position, but to get the best mean result I had to slightly slot a couple .. This still left a lot of basic miss matching which needed working with the fillers again to level out.. You will note on the last pic that a piece of molding trim is taped in place next to the transom panel .. This is to ensure that the body line blends perfectly when completed rather than just random butting up .. This is just one of those tiny details that easily g
    1 point
  39. Thanks @KennyN, yes pretty relieved to be going back. I have seen enough of the inside of my house these last five months that being away isn't too much of an issue, just not having my own bed. The Evora is all sorted though, it was spark plugs so thankfully not too expensive to fix. The Esprit still has a few bugs to iron out which I can look at now I am working again. Fingers crossed for September meet,
    1 point
  40. This sums it up for me. My N/A was manual. Test drove an S IPS, no thanks, test drove 400 Auto and now drive a 400 auto. Night and day over the Series 1 IPS cars IMHO.
    1 point
  41. Test to see if I can get photos working again. Wastegate being setup:
    1 point
  42. I've spent a good while scouring the forums to see what everyone has used and it does seem predominately Pioneer. However, I have just bitten the bullet and had a major upgrade to an Alpine ILX 702D which has all the current needs (DAB, CarPlay etc). Whilst there the door speakers + tweeters were changed to JL Audio C5 650 6.5 which fit perfectly, enabling the same speaker grills to be used. All in all, a dramatic change in equipment and sound, without a huge change to the look from the OEM. I have to add though that it is going back tomorrow to have a new 3 way amp and subwoofer fit
    1 point
  43. That's the good thing about an ex-press car, lots of professional shots on the web! I've found a few of the Murrry's photos and a scan of the coc if its any use to you. Gav
    1 point
  44. I've joined the club!!! And yes......that picture is actually my car!
    1 point
  45. I’m in - as of later this week when I take delivery... 2014 Evora S Sports Racer IPS...
    1 point
  46. If that is MX64 CZY then that was my old car, I bought it from new from Oakmere. I chopped it in (at Oakmere) for my 380 in June 2017. It was MINT and with a full service history. It literally went straight into the showroom and sold within weeks. It did not have all those transfers all over it. There are pictures of it on here somewhere... cheers mark IMG_3659.JPG.4ff383e3b883e788725cb678e0a94f34.jfif IMG_3659.JPG.4ff383e3b883e788725cb678e0a94f34.jfif
    1 point
  47. It's boring, because it's so corporate. It used to be full of mavericks and mad arsed team owners, now it's sterile and bland. It used to be about racing, now it's just a money machine ( and has been for at least the last 10 years) I don't like Hamilton, he is a great driver, but not a great sportsman, just do not take to him. All the BLM issue whilst driving for company that benefited from slave labour, in a sport that happily visits countries with horrendous human right records, but not a word said. The engineering and team work is amazing, but it all lacks..........fun.
    1 point


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