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  1. Got my Eclat in 1989 so have been driving it for 31 years. Used as my everyday car (my only car) for all of that time until my father passed away 2 years ago and I inherited his Focus. Toured Scotland and down to Devon with the missus and 2 kids. Driven in all weathers - Rain, Hail, Snow etc. Apart from the regular failure of the UJ's and a couple of times the clutch cable, before I did the cog/chain conversion its been very good. Now got my Esprit S1 so the Eclat will have to share the outings!
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  2. https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-features/the-best-sports-cars-to-buy-in-2020/43222
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  3. I put this How-To in my newly created Evora blog. So there is the tutorial: https://evorablog.com/?page_id=59 The article is pretty long but mainly because there are a lot of pictures and I wanted to make it very detailed. Hope it will help some of you guys!
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  4. This is worth a read
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  5. Ever tried that in an esprit @Giniw? Give us all a good chuckle and bang up a video of that please 😁
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  6. Man that is one sexy car.
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  7. Look forward to seeing a no-deal working without affecting trade. For my own business I put into place PLT (paperless trade) ages ago so we can send worldwide with no accompanying paperwork at all. Works beautifully. For Brexit all I have to do is change one setting to enable PLT for EU countries, which will take 1 minute. I have no idea why some people are going on about endless queues of trucks to the ports. I might be wrong as some of the people complaining about this are haulage companies but we will see.
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  8. Don't let the mileage worry you I have a 2011N/A with 109000 miles on her. Had a new clutch at 80k and all fine. It's in Persian blue with black pack GT4 rear wing custom barge boards and diffuser , Plack style exhaust with small muffler and BOE CAI intake sounds awesome. Its up for sale soon as I fancy a 400 but just gotta try one first
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  9. Just got my 10th. 1981 bought first lotus -lotus Elite 501 pll370w, excel a671llk ice blue, excel c323bym silver , excel se d888xcf white , excel se g643xrk red, all excels bought form london lotus centre. elite s2.2 (chapmans car) altair green ncl463v owned for 21 years, eclat s2 oon278x - black , eclat s2 mcf123x -blue evora s fl63aot and now evora gt430 lj18dsy. For many years owned 4 at the same time. a full history needs a book....
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  10. Hey guys, I bought a digital rear view mirrow a few days ago and want to install it this weekend. It has two camera's, one looking to the front, directly integrated in the mirror and one wired to a camera that can be put anywhere else in the rear of the car. It also has a GPS tracking function with an additional sensor and can record videos from both camera's, saved to a SD card. If anyone else is interested, it was this model (it looks great live, I will take some pictures and update the thread): https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B082PN5JZM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 What would be the best place to guide the wires to those points (and how to remove the pillars/headlining?): a.) from the mirror to the 12V cigarette lighter port b.) from the mirror to the dashboard (for the GPS sensor) c.) from the mirror to the rear end of the car. There would be three possible positions I think. One would be inside the car (already better view than the OEM mirror, tested it yesterday), mounting the camera directly to the small inner rear window. The other position would be inside the engine room just right behind the window. Third position would be the original reverse camera location in the bumper (best view, but most pain to wire everything). For the two positions in the back I have already seen that the OEM loom has some grommets, (2x LHS, 1x RHS) from the engine room to the interior. I would prefer the one on the RHS. I have special plastic tools to remove the interior trim, but it's the first time on the Evora so some guidance would be very appreciated 🙂 Thanks, Marius
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  11. Strictly at it again. Not an AU plate so maybe not from the factory. It’s a 400 too so not new.
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  12. Which is a shame as the colour scheme is excellent in my opinion....
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  13. Having driven Goodwood a lot I had a similar eye-popping expression to young Lord March while watching that - bloody hell that's quick and very planted! Lotus have said publicly they aren't trying to break any records at SpeedWeek, but I'd love to know what sort of lap times they have achieved. The JPS liveried car looks like an engineering protoytpe, with most of the interior missing and a load of interim switchgear and telemetry. So I guess the electric whine isn't representative of what a finished car with full NVH will sound like. It does remind me a bit of the supercharger noise I had behind my head in my old Elise SC.
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  14. Yes you can as Bob would say!
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  15. @C8RKH can I have that knackered worn out old 410 you’ve got when you take delivery of the Evija - I promise to extol the sheer brilliance of the 2+0 config 👍
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  16. At £6 for a new item, doesn't bear thinking about any further......
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  17. Even though the black and gold evija looks amazing it sounds like an old washing machine on fast spin. Plus having only one gear? Looks crap to drive, I'm pulling my order 😂
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  18. I've talked about that car before...... Accident repairs and missing service history in short.......
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  19. just a heads up lads we just had a really bad experience with these guys trying to buy another car.. whilst there i noticed they have a lotus evora SR for sale .. so its just a heads up to do your due diligence very carefully if your considering this car.. https://www.integrityautomotive.co.uk/used/cars/lotus dont believe 100% what they tell you to be the true .. insist on a proper lotus evaluation of the car at the very least.. from a approved dealer.. we didnt proceed with buying another car from them in the end..as we believed there business ethics to be very poor..
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  20. @counterdoc Many thanks. excellent photogs and description.
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  21. Great, i have downloaded it and will spend some time looking at the details. I also have the option of not using a wire to go thru the rear but try it with a wireless option
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  22. Hi all Lotus Esprit enthusiasts! It's been awhile since I've posted something here in Forums, but here is a video for all you Excellent people. My mission is to help and guide people in repairing Lotus Esprit cars! If you want to support by subscribing new Letsee Garage Youtube channel it would be more than great! Here is the link for the YouTube channel. Letsee Garage youtube channel Greetings Jukka Angerpuro, letseeg[email protected] ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND YOU CAN HAVE EVERYTHING YOU WANT! Lotus Esprit Turbo SE_540.mp4
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  23. ***** Very nice initiative.......Jukka...much succes! Have subscribed and bookmarked today and look forward to interesting stuff about maintenance of the Esprit Turbo SE.
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  24. Correct. That looks like a development car with a few gold pin stripes. The actual car would be easier to get in/out of, or there are gonna be 130 millionaires who won’t be able to actually get out of their new cars.
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  25. Was not easy in the excel but had to do it once when the drivers door would not unlock - and as it was over 20 years ago i was a lot more nimble.
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  26. Looking good Barry, you'll need something between hot tub and the patio so the ladies don't get their feet all grassy and muddy!
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  27. Well why don't you just enter by the right side and then jump into the other seat? Simple, really!
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  28. Hi Ian, My Elite S2.2 was ordered by the F1 team and painted and trimmed in the colours of the two main F1 sponsors for 1980, Essex Petroleum and Tissot. So it mimics the Essex Esprit Turbo's colour scheme of dark blue paint with full red leather interior, but with a less obvious red/silver stripe near the sills and small Essex logos on the doors and Tissot on the rear window. It was rushed through the factory in time to be on the ferry to Belgium for the GP there, then a fortnight later it was in Monaco, then Spain, Germany, Netherlands etc. A driver took it to the circuits so it could be used by the drivers and ACBC when they arrived. The factory archivist provided me with some of the car's early documentation, but Clive Chapman found a folder of ferry tickets, insurance cover notes, service requests and a hand-written insurance statement when the driver touched another car with the door mirror in San Remo two days after the 1980 Monaco GP. Over the years I have owned the car (23) I have visited some motorsport photo archives and found some fantastic photos of the car in the GP paddocks, here are a few from Monaco and Hockenheim. Lotus sold the car in 1981 after the Essex Petroleum sponsorship deal fell apart and they went back to JPS. I think you may be correct about the factory having been issued a batch of reg numbers including a series of LCL prefixes, so perhaps they held back the LCL numbers for cars that would be used by Lotus Cars Ltd staff? Copy of Copy of Monaco.tif
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  29. Love Esprit, having had at least 6 since 92. What Evora does is give a classic, analogue style car but in a modern package. Every Lotus has its own unique qualities but if you want a useable in all conditions, low depreciation, simple maintenance, fast, reliable, beautiful Lotus - Evora is the answer. Justin
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  30. Hi , I traded my S4s which I'd owned for over 17 years for a 2010 Evora NA , and I'm still smiling like a Cheshire cat . Don't get me wrong I loved cherished adored my Esprit but the Evora makes the Esprit look like a kit car (no offence to any current Esprit owners) . As people have said the engine is Toyota and in 40 years of riding (thrashing jap bikes) I've never had one blow up .The Evora in my opinion is a real plug and play, I factored in a clutch if and when and its still cheaper than the Esprit , which I spent a small fortune just to keep on the road and up together . For me I haven't looked back, well only back to look at the car. Nick
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  31. Blimey, Lord March has aged well since I last saw him.
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  32. I just fitted everything. With the camera inside for now 😄 holy cow... The 3.5m cable of the ciagrette lighter adapter fits like it was designed for an Evora 😅 I made a lot of pictures, it was far more easy than expected. Will post a manual later!
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  33. The first and only 430 CUP in Qatar
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  34. It’s not possible to say who is the GOAT because they all raced in different eras, but I think a case can be made for Fangio, Clark, Senna, Schumacher and Hamilton. Either way, Hamilton is right there with the greatest. To claim that Hamilton has had an “unfair advantage” ignores the fact he won the title in 2017 and 2018 when Ferrrari had the faster car. Mercedes titles in those two years were down to the fact they were the best team and had the best driver, but not necessarily the best car. To be fair to Sir Jackie, he’s perfectly entitled to his opinion and if I was forced to pick one from the above list I’d probably also go with Fangio - 5 titles with four different manufacturers and a win ratio of virtually 50% in an era when you were very likely to be killed.
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  35. Bell Helicopter in a rare Martini ESSEX livery And finally my own reproduction of Mansell´s personal car in 1/43
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  36. It sounds a bit like formula E, not good to listen to. Needs a soundtrack added.
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