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  1. I popped the image into photoshop and upped some levels so you don't have to
    9 points
  2. Not very impressed with the fitted car covers. Sure TLF could do better...
    8 points
  3. I had a new Evora Sport 410 on a 50/50 deal. It took some extreme man maths to make the case and I justified it as ‘you only live once‘! I had a great time in the car and loved every minute but had to sell it when the other 50% needed repaying. Given the whole COVID thing I am having another ‘you only live once’ bout of man maths and after considering getting a Porsche Boxster GTS or an Exige 350 I have gone for another Evora Sport 410. In fact it’s the same Evora as I owned before. So, 4 owners but my twice. Should be getting delivery on Friday from Lotus Silverstone. Can’t wait to get
    6 points
  4. Three new models replacing three as good as they are but rather old models can see nothing to complain about. Been a long time coming so let’s hope they are game changes not only for the company but also the sports car market. I have a feeling they are going to be very special.
    5 points
  5. Not a massive amount of progress yesterday and today as it's too cold in my garage! I stripped both the seats yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find that the seat foams are all good. That's a relief as the foams would be difficult to source... https://i.ibb.co/q5kjsWB/100-1482.jpg Then I had a look at the brake servo and master cylinder. They're both in a bad way but the master cylinder is the worst of the two. It's very rusty and seized solid... https://i.ibb.co/ykJw5qd/100-1485.jpg https://i.ibb.co/HCF8CDH/100-1486.jpg https://i.ibb.co/VNWysdc/100-1487.jpg The ser
    4 points
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  7. I bought the correct brown leather steering wheel yesterday including the original crash pad and boss. A black steering wheel/pad/boss is hard enough to find but the brown ones are even harder. My car had brown marcasite so would probably have had a brown wheel. I'm using Jon Roberts's car as a reference as his is the car after mine in terms of chassis numbers (I know the build dates are really what counts but it's as close as I've got). I thought last night how ironic it would be if the wheel I've just bought actually came from this car to start with! I have also hopefully found the corr
    4 points
  8. Already had my letter of intent in place since last year for one of the last Elises.
    3 points
  9. I can see it now. I bet the in-house Autocar Mag people are having a field day designing next weeks magazine cover inventing all sort of rubbish what the new cars look like.
    3 points
  10. https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/lotus-cars-news/new-lotus-sports-car-series-confirmed/
    2 points
  11. Dimensions - last time I pop out the garage through the snow tonight rut is very light , looks like it may have been restored ? That pedal box look lovely . I've painted mine with por 15 but i struggle with that paint to get a nice finish . Rut ? rust
    2 points
  12. It was just a photoshop of the Evija desert press photo. I would suggest that the wheels will also be circular, but other than that, not much.
    2 points
  13. I have this that is surplus to requirements - looks to be in good shape - any good for you ?
    2 points
  14. I don't remember those bolt holes on the front of the pedal box, but looking back at mine the S3 version isn't far different. Good to assist with rare parts for this car and not so slowly see it coming together. At this rate you'll have it on t'road in April....
    2 points
  15. Dany is an automotive genius. He just cut the roof off a Tesla. I think I need say no more.
    2 points
  16. A little clearer. Run out of filters to apply
    2 points
  17. After a little image processing. The 3 new cars are literally under wraps.
    2 points
  18. New Lotus discussion here...
    2 points
  19. You can see some details coming through here. All cars seem to have a similar front end aero package to the Evija and power/battery looks to be mid mounted looking at the side air intakes. All cars have Becker points and the trademarke low slung cockpit feel. The one on the far left looks like it might have a longer wheel base - and is a bit higher up so wondering if that will be a four seater?? Here's hoping!
    2 points
  20. Exciting, if a little sad for the end of life announcement as well, but these things must happen! It also means that the new model can't be too long behind the end of life, else Lotus will not have any cars to sell ! ! So, in that picture, is one of the covered cars Evija or is it showing 3 new plus Evija? I ask as the one nearest to Evija, does look to have the same headlights??
    2 points
  21. All good on the drive home everything feeling very OEM despite the changes to bearing over bushings etc Noise acceptable but needs to bed in. There is a bit of an increase in engine vibration due to the mounts, but this will fade with time. But its really very marginal, wife couldn't feel a difference in harshness so overall that seems good Overall happy with the transformation, as I say felt OEM but tighter and crisper if that makes sense. I was pleased that I kept the same dampers as it was less of a variable change, although I am already eyes alternative 3 way setups over the 2 wa
    2 points
  22. @EldonZ didn't put protection film as it'll turn yellow overtime and cannot be replaced. Could use same wrap in small round pieces to patch any stone chips but car will need rewrap at some point.
    2 points
  23. I thought this was a good story for the whole Lotus fraternity. https://petrolicious.com/articles/the-lotus-elise-was-named-after-her-and-shes-owned-one-since-she-was-a-toddler?mc_cid=487256c3b6&mc_eid=eeb5319f49
    2 points
  24. Perfect conditions for a cracking car. 🙂
    1 point
  25. For the last 20 years I worked for B&Q and latterly their parent company Kingfisher as Head of Quality for their kitchens business. I should point out that I left them in November so I’m not taking any complaints about B&Q! The current B&Q ‘Caraway’ cabinets are good, though not as highly specced as the old ‘Cooke & Lewis’ cabs. Caraway is effectively halfway between their old C&L and IT ranges. With regard to their high street competitors; Wren are good quality and their cabinets come pre built. Howdens are also pre built but not as good as Wren. Wickes takeaway
    1 point
  26. I had my pedal box and heater box powder coated. As well as the dash bar, bonnet release and supports. They came up great.
    1 point
  27. Not higher end but higher priced. Frome cheap to dear howden kitchens only change the doors
    1 point
  28. I've better photos of my pedal box, but can no longer upload them here. I'll email you them. Bish, bash, bosh.
    1 point
  29. i won`t take that personally😉
    1 point
  30. She has found a new bed
    1 point
  31. Great news. Wonder if they're going to offer a V8 Evija? That would be utterly superb if they did.
    1 point
  32. I’m working on the assumption that all 3 variants of the Type 131 chassis - the 131 series - will be launched together and all be ICE. All Lotus has said previously is that the Type 131 would be ICE; it was assumed that there would only be one actual car. And, that they will be called the Elise, Elan and ... (not Evora, or Esprit) ... Exige, maybe?
    1 point
  33. OMFG! I’ve done a little wee.
    1 point
  34. I like the overall propotions of the three cars looking sat the enhanced photos here are a few things I noticed.... - really strong crease line along the sides of all cars, including sharp edge on rear haunches (Evija like) - triagnular air intakes and bonnet scoops also seem to be carried over - angry/mean looking - no cuteness - substantial size difference between the car on the right and the other two - which look similar - left one looks like it tapers less at the back so might be a 2+2? - no wing mirrors so presume cameras will be used instead? - very hard e
    1 point
  35. They could have shown a little more than just the headlight patterns! Maybe that's all they've designed so far
    1 point
  36. kitchens have become a fashion item. Not complaining!
    1 point
  37. Wickes, Howdens, Wren, even Magnet etc - you get stung twice these days. Once through inflated prices through the chosen spec (as per @Colin P's comment) and secondly through the pricing (dodgy RRP/ no list price catalogues / Invoices re "RRP" v reality as above). It's worse than buying furniture with never ending / recurring must buy today as offer ends tomorrow sales. As shown above, you can get great specs at reasonable prices by shopping around. Get your decent reputable fitter. And you'll probably get a better kitchen for half the price of Wren, Magnet etc. Guess it is like
    1 point
  38. What exactly does the kit do? Does it simply allow remote adjustment of the dampers, Allows in car adjustment of the dampers even on the fly or is it a semi-active set-up that stiffens/softens the dampers itself depending on car sensor inputs? No not active Does it allow you to store your own preferred settings as pre-sets, with the ability to amend those presets if you want? Allows three stored settings to be used at the press of one icon on a touch screen, as well as one click adjustments, which can be changed/stored in one of the three presets by the driver if necessary How
    1 point
  39. Quite possibly, but it does keep Lotus in the news, which is a positive.
    1 point
  40. Evora S models seem to be particularly thin on the ground, especially in manual form. Not saying they’re the same, but 911 values tend to bottom out at about 10 years old and then start creeping up again. Might we start seeing the same thing on the rare S1 Evoras?
    1 point
  41. Nice one @GTK, looking forward to the weekly updates Remind me to hide the brooms next time you visit and fingers crossed for the 100k soon!
    1 point
  42. Fortunately Lotus cars ride & handling etc are developed by Lotus, not Merc!
    1 point
  43. According to Radio Museum, the Sharp RG-5800 radio cassette was manufactured in 1978/9 and the RG-5850 around 1980. This seems consistent with Matt’s account of the Sharp often being fitted to new S1 and S2 Esprits by Lotus dealerships. I sent off the Sharp RG-5850 from JPS Esprit #40 to be refurbished by Steve at Revive Car Audio. He also fitted a socket that can take an auxiliary line input direct from an iPhone/iPod, as an alternative to the radio/cassette. This avoids signal degradation and gives a good quality sound output, limited only by my tired aftermarket speakers. (Bluet
    1 point
  44. Right, I'm planning on doing a shoot out review of headlamp bulb options. I think I have managed to accrue a good cross section of options and to my knowledge nobody has done this before for the Exige V6 so it'd be helpful for those wanting to upgrade their lights. In the test will be the following; Dip beam. HB3A standard Halogen OEM bulbs made by Sylvania Automotive. HB3A white output 130% bulbs made by Au-lite from Hidsdirect in the UK. HB3A white output 150% bulbs made by Sylvania Automotive and imported from the US via eBay. HB3 LED headlights made by Twenty2
    1 point
  45. I'm guessing this was supposed to be a joint launch, but somebody didn't clarify which 0900 (CET or GMT) they were going with. Hence Renault/Alpine went an hour early, or Lotus went an hour late. Sacre Bleu...
    1 point
  46. My car has the single filler and I’ve essentially come up with two ways to fully fill the car: 1) Fill it full blast until the pump clicks off, then wait 2 or 3 minutes and top it off 2) Set the pump at about half speed (lock the handle half open) and let it fill slowly. I can typically get about 16.5 US gallons in after the low fuel warning starts to flash. I have measured my car at 23 MPG highway at 80 MPH, and about 18 in typical city driving. The V8s do have larger equalizer pipes than the earlier cars, but it still is slower than the pump. This feature
    1 point
  47. Unless Russell Carr has forgotten his glasses and decided he doesn't like designing cars any more, I'd say no
    1 point


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