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  1. It's my wife's birthday tomorrow and she has been leaving jewellery catalogues everywhere over the past week ... ....... so I have bought her a magazine rack!
    4 points
  2. I agree with the sentiments on Autocar and the article is pretty counter-intuitive - If 85% of all Evora's made are still on the road it hardly makes it a disappearing car?!
    3 points
  3. Binnacle back from the trimmers today along with dash panel with speaker perforated holes ready to install, he is doing my A panel trims next so I can get the binnacle installed ready to start the car. He is doing a lovely Tartan S1 Retrim in black and red hunting Menzies which is going to look ace when done. Dave
    2 points
  4. Hi NJJ, I don't know this car specifically but I do own an Exige S roadster. You're right, they are in a slightly strange position in the S3 line-up - I wanted an Exige V6, having previously owned an Elise, but I knew I was rarely (if ever) going to track my car. And I'm a big fan of touring in Europe / Scotland etc. The roadster was therefore perfect for me - it has a slightly more compliant suspension set up than the coupe and misses the aero - splitter and wing. Otherwise it's the same car for a fair bit less money. (And looks better imo without the rear wing). I think this Strat
    2 points
  5. I was planning on this entry being for the front suspension and the "end of round one" - where the car would be in good running order, minus a few big items that could be put off for a later date. I'd hoped to get to those items after having had a chance to drive the car more than around the block. Instead, it's turned out to be a bit of bruised onion, where peeling off layers to repair them exposes underlying bruised layers that need attention. Having said that, I'm still of the opinion that it's in surprisingly good shape, considering its age. It might even be up to muster for some; b
    2 points
  6. The Berkley bandit name from the 60's is being revived and built in Biggleswade on the same site as original , the old warden aerodrome. https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/berkeley-back-brand-new-bandit-GT-roadster
    1 point
  7. Hey everyone, quick intro, new Lotus owner - grabbed an 07 Elise, been enjoying the car a lot, though winter is right around the corner for me here in Northern Utah - excited to get to next year so I can get some autocross and track days in. For the most part my plans with the car are to keep it mostly as is (some creature comforts might get added, like a different stereo and what not). Either way, looking forward to being a part of the forum, and maybe i'll meet some of you at LOG40 next year (super convenient that its in Utah)
    1 point
  8. Thanks guys, yes it’s SJ’s trimmer. He’s a smashing guy and knows the cars inside out which is a bonus and trimmed an Essex and several Tartan cars. Like with most good trimmers he’s stacked out with work so unlikely to see the seats until next year, my centre console was really distorted by the sun but they have straightened it out well so saved I can’t wait for the S2 Elan to get the magic treatment with lovely supple leather already selected hopefully ready for next summer. Dave
    1 point
  9. This is going to be a cracker when you’re done Dave
    1 point
  10. Looks lovely - you never see these redone properly like this. Is it SJ’s upholsterer?
    1 point
  11. They already have @yeller77 - it’s called pcp
    1 point
  12. I wouldn't invest in any car company or anyone involved with cars right now. technology is moving so quickly and there is about to be a whole explosion of fucked off people learning that their Electric battery packs have only lasted 3-5 years instead of the 10-12 they were told and they want £8000 to replace them on a car worth £3000. Many of the first "true" production Electric cars like the leaf are now hitting older age and Electric is about to get to be a very difficult thing. Manufacturers that have put all their eggs into that basket are about to have a nasty shock. There are rumour
    1 point
  13. Ah I think he's really watchable. He was just getting into his own stride at TG when they dropped him.
    1 point
  14. So just got in two track days before the "lockdowns" started to bite again. A type 116 (Vx220 to those in the know). 4 days. 900 miles commuting to/between the tracks then home and two full days on track. Both new tracks to me, Oulton Park on Tuesday in the wet, and Cadwell Park on the Wednesday that was cold and damp at the start and dried quickly. The lego plastic shit box did not miss a single beat. They really are superb cars and so cheap to buy, run and upgrade. Talking to some ex racers at Cadwell they were saying the VX is better on the track than the Exige, and when supercharged
    1 point
  15. Brilliant review by Rory Reid. That Roadster looks epic on the road. If I didnt have an Exige already I'd want one!!
    1 point
  16. I agree I take the piss saying " we cant pay out for that as you had a white t-shirt on and the policy says you should have worn a blue one that day"
    1 point
  17. I stopped believing anything Autocar publish years ago. Their photoshopped images of "scoop" upcoming designs are laughable. Over 3,500 Evoras were sold in the first 5 years of production, so those numbers aren't accurate. They say their source is hommanyleft.co.uk which only includes UK registered cars, and by their own admission isn't an accurate source. Rare and with high retention rate doesn't equate to "vanishing"!
    1 point
  18. Thank you kindly for all of the replies, very much appreciated. It does seem that Roadsters tend to hang about on the market for some time, the particular car at Stratton having gone through the whole summer without being sold, even when to me it looks like a winning combination spec wise. I do admit that is my only reservation about purchasing and then struggling to sell on when the time comes as those that know the cars prefer the later 350 model it would seem. I guess the Roadster occupies a strange position in the Exige S3 line-up, possibly not hardcore enough for those that love the
    1 point
  19. These maybe able to help? https://www.chromelondon.com/
    1 point
  20. Welp... this is the only evidence I have, and I don't see any cracks, so I'm going to call them good and pretend this conversation never happened. (Good tip on checking them regularly - I'll put that on the list. Thanks!)
    1 point
  21. You'd want to try this one (it's 5/16" instead of 3/8"). It looks like it might be a bit too long before the bend, but I would definitely give it a try. Worst case, you might have to pull off the fuel pressure regulator, stuff that in, and slide it back on if there isn't enough room to stuff it in normally. https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-Z147N-Adapter-Fitting-Connect/dp/B07ZHJGX7L/ref=psdc_346821011_t1_B07ZHJWSJY Funny, I couldn't find anything like that when I was searching. I would get 5 or 6' of hose just to be safe. I used plastic braided, as I saw a lot of
    1 point
  22. You’ll need to do another one to qualify for 2021
    1 point
  23. It's very green isn't it.
    1 point
  24. What are these "Tools" you speak of?
    1 point
  25. Evora at Hethel, think it was just a display version?
    1 point
  26. Hi Everyone, Am new to this forum and have signed up because I'm on the hunt for an Exige S Roadster. I came across this car at Stratton's but it appears it has been for sale for a while, does anyone know anything about it: https://www.strattonmotorcompany.com/listings/2014-lotus-exige-s-premium-roadster/ I have had a search of the forum and could not find any previous posts about the car but please excuse any repetition if the car has been discussed before. Thank you kindly for having me and for any information shared. I am happy to wait for the right car but it must be a
    1 point
  27. Probably worth ditching the cat this is loud - but not that loud
    1 point
  28. The engine is in, bit of a pain doing it on your own constantly up and down checking nothing is fouling but done I jacked the car up 3” higher than when I removed it which made a big difference. One hell of an angle in the end and lost some gearbox oil from the speedo drive. Finally on the mounts although I need to remove the RH mount again as the AC hoses should run below looking at it after, no hardship to sort out though. So nice to have it back on its skates and check out the ride height when still not fully built so well pleased with tho
    1 point
  29. Hello all. Having quite often seen Essex 006 LHD back when she was in Austria with her previous owner I can 100% confirm that the chassis is as the car left the factory and as pictured in @Sparky ´s picture above and only touched up in a few minor places. As seen on a couple of other very early Turbos as well it seems that these early galvanised chassis were not painted black but sprayed with the same "bitumastic compound" that was also used on the non-galvanised S1 /S2 Esprit and Elite/Eclat chassis. Unfortunately I don´t know if that coating was also used on the S2.2 car range in b
    1 point
  30. That is just blue tape on the fittings to keep the wrenches from scratching them. I haven't climbed back in and removed it yet.
    1 point
  31. https://www.goodwood.com/grr/event-coverage/goodwood-speedweek/2020/10/seven-bonkers-supercars-to-see-at-speedweek/
    1 point
  32. Neil, I may be blind, but I didn't see anything in my workshop manual about additional bracing. Can you provide any more info, or ideas on where I can find it in the manual? On to today's update: Rewind back to my first post-purchase inspection of the car... One of the biggest issues I saw was a loose steering rack: The steering rack, then, became one of the "must have" fixes before getting back on the road. I called around to the usual suspects in the US to find a rack, but none were available. Shipping from the UK was cost-prohibitive, so rebuildin
    1 point
  33. UPDATE : I just completed the 1500 km service after the rebuild and my car is running perfectly !! This service turned out to be more complicated than the simple oil and filter change. For starters, my car was leaking oil from the oil connectors of the hoses and my mechanic noticed that the front oil line that connects the two radiators was beginning to crack too. So first he replaced the front line and he insisted we replace the 2 main oil lines too. That turned out to more tricky but we managed to remove the interior transmission selector and get it done. Furthermore, the d
    1 point


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