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  1. Well she’s arrived home after being collected by the transport company yesterday. The Mrs just sent me this image (I’ve still not seen it 🤦) can’t wait to have a day off to take it for a little spin.
    9 points
  2. As a Moderator I must point out that we are a friendly community and everyone is entitled to their opinions. @Barrykearley you are a valued member as is @BuddsyInfact Buddsy I go as far to say we have been friends for a long while. However I cannot subscribe to your views and infact consider them dangerous and selfish. I have seen first hand how that ignorance is both dangerous and life threatening having been in Hospital several times recently for my job. I cannot even begin to tell you how scared I was just being there and how brave and amazing our Nurses and Doctors are. Seeing someone gasping out their last breath I have seen several times before but never like this and on this scale. Having a Doctor and a Nurse within my closest family I can tell you how strong they are, how they deal with death on a daily basis and just get on and deal with it but I have never walked into a Hospital and seen clusters of staff around a nurse or doctor who has broken down and inconsolable and I saw it several times in a few minutes. The sheer scale of death and the awfulness of how this Virus kills you is not to be believed, Because it's worse. So, instead of claiming its false and that you won't be having an innoculation what you should be thinking about is the fact that if you refuse and you give it to someone else who then dies you should be charged. If you refuse to follow the law and force someone to have sex you wouldn't expect to get away with it? If you were driving at 100mph and ran over a child, you wouldn't say that it wasn't your fault and refuse to be charged with death by dangerous driving so Why do you think you can willing refuse to be innoculated against something that will kill people if you pass it on to them? Last week a police Officer who was spat on by an "Anti Vax" protester was admitted to hospital with COVID. He should be charged with attempted murder in my opinion. Anyone who refuses Vaccine should have to sign a contract not to be admitted to hospital if they get it and also that they accept they can be charged with manslaughter if people who they come into contact with contract it and die. Or alternatively have that little injection in your arm (yes my wife and daughter have had it) and get on with life once it starts to bring the death rate down, so we can all begin to get a little of our life back.
    6 points
  3. My little girl of 19 years (yes 19) passed away just before Christmas, peacefully and in my arms where she deserved to be after so many years of joy that she had given us. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. I have never seen my son with Aspergers cry and he was unconsolable especially as she slept in his room and she was his dog. Even to the last day after her stroke she would try and get to the front door to greet him when he got home from work, despite being unsteady on her feet, half blind and deaf.# Anyway, my wife painted her for me and she sits in my study with that naughty twinkle in her eye waiting for me to drop some food God I miss that dog.
    5 points
  4. If you love your dogs... you won't be one of those people @C8RKH 🙂
    3 points
  5. 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 it back even though I won’t be able to enjoy it until the restrictions relax. It will be a track car and GT car and (as far as I am concerned) there isn’t a better car on the market. Who cares about posh switchgear and modern infotainment; It’s the drive that counts. Hope you all get chance to give your cars some exercise soon.
    2 points
  6. Yup, more deaths than all of WWII for the US. That is significant and far from a hoax as conspiracy theorists would like you to believe.
    2 points
  7. And - if you think forcing @Buddsy or anyone ease to have a vaccine beyond their own individual choice - that’s a very dangerous place to go. We have had that sort of behaviour in the last 100years - and folks in public service went to the gallows for it.
    2 points
  8. Mine is yellow and came with the rear in yellow. Looked terrible 😆
    2 points
  9. Same for my wife, call yesterday for appt today. But she was WFH (taking grocery orders over the phone for vulnerable/isolating families that don't have internet access) and the phone number was withheld. By the time she called back the place was reallocated to the next on the list. "Wait till we call you again" I've now got her mobile so I can answer it... no call today As per @Kimbers post above, one elderly lady in her 90s calls each day for her next days food. She was on the phone for 90 minutes yesterday talking about the isolation that she is enduring and the number of her friends that she has lost to COVID. So grocery orders and a little mental health support in one call. Reminds me to appreciate SWMBO a bit more.
    2 points
  10. My White car is available at £90K. IMHO the GTE will be the best long term bet when it comes to valuations... they were/are THE collectable Evora.
    2 points
  11. As you’ve probably guessed a suspension refurb isn’t the end of the story, rough plan is at follows: Full respray Interior refresh: retrim, refresh all alcantara to OEM spec, replace carpets etc - its all a bit tired and has the slightly odd sugary smell! Proper brake upgraded Data logging, maybe dash upgrade Manifold, Sports Cat etc with TRD airbox Pull any other weird bits apart and sort out So kind of OEM plus, then see about proper mods next year Anyway, update. I started pulling things apart prepping for the retrim and another oddity came up in the shape of these connectors: One hidden by the gear stick, one by the drinks holder cubby thing. They didn't do anything it seems, werent plugged into anything device wise, so I had the option of moving on and it becoming an interesting tale, or find out where it went… An hour or so later, the car looked like this: It appeared that the were linked into the wiring going to the switchpack signal for the rear lights. I still have no idea why you would need a connector for that! Snipped them out and sorted the loom back out Reinstalled the look and created a bit more slack so I could trim the rear bulkhead carpet properly and get the look to sit on top Bulkhead also had some foam stuck to it behind speakers (presume as I don't have the touring back foam), wouldn't rip off cleanly so looked like this: Bit of scrubbing later
    2 points
  12. Serious question? If so. Imagine, I sell you a Evora 410, the only thing is I didn't actually own it, I borrowed it and the person agreed that I could sell it, so long as in 6months time I return an identical Evora 410 to them or give them the money equivalent to its market value at the time. Great, as I'm sure the value of the 410 will drop over the next few months. 6 months down the line, the value has dropped, I've taken the money you gave me, I've bought an identical 410 and given it to the person I originally borrowed it from and I've pocketed the difference. If I made a monumental F up, and the price of410s goes up, then I'm going to have to dig into my own money and buy the replacement car at the now higher price. People think it's only happening on shares etc, but sometimes high street stores are doing it to a lesser extent. Customer go and buy the new advertised games console / phone/ whatever, to be delivered in two weeks time. The retailer may not actually have the stock in the warehouse, but they now go and place the orders with the manufacturer. All works out so long as the retailer predicted the price right, if the manufacturer cannot deliver for some reason then the retailer has a bit of a problem.
    2 points
  13. Is there evidence that the spit caused COVID-19?
    2 points
  14. Bit like life in general. Im sure similar sentiments ( entitled, selfish, muppets) go through Regs mind every time a motorbike or sports car with loud exhausts goes past us on a walk. And you would both be right. Thats life in general, too many rights not enough responsibilities. He was a rescue from a less salubrious part of town.
    2 points
  15. Thank you @RichardJGC this group is a wealth of knowledge and a real life saver for me! Thank you @TAR as a new comer to the brand your support is greatly appreciated!
    2 points
  16. I have a kitchen showroom on the same trading estate as Dan at HPE in Bromsgrove. Hate driving past there every day and seeing the likes of Alias23 and mags stunning motors there from time to time but that’s another story. Check us out 😌👍Matthewjameskitchens.co.uk. We are an independent family business different from the sheds in that we are offering a service for people who don’t want any hassle and as little grief as possible and have no interest in sorting any of it out themselves. We offer a great service and cabinets and doors as good as anything out there, so if your local to us and think we can be of help drop me a line even if it’s just for a bit of advice on stuff. Of all the places mentioned above I would say the online places are as good a bet as any if you are going down the self build or sorting it all out yourself route. Just make sure your getting 18mm base cabinets wall units will generally have 8mm solid backs to save on space . After that good quality hinges and drawer runners (Blum or Hettich)are a must. The main thing I would say is whatever you do don’t go for a vinyl or foil wrapped door. A lot of the sheds still do but they are garbage. Either have solid wood or mdf. Mdf is fine as long as they are a painted and lacquered door. I wouldn’t go near wren myself. They aren’t cheap for what you get, not 18mm units, no Blum/hettich hinges and quite often vinyl wrapped doors. And then it’s a complete lucky dip on getting a good fitter. I’ve just started using a fitter who did a lot for wren. He liked them because of all the remedial work he got from badly fitted kitchens there other fitters did 🤦‍♂️. Sorry for the long post but could ramble on for ever about bloody kitchens 🤣.
    2 points
  17. I popped the image into photoshop and upped some levels so you don't have to
    2 points
  18. fixed that for you .. Government has gone very quiet about this, hasn't it?
    1 point
  19. 👍. Interesting, I do prefer the black rear, but I don't actually mind the yellow rear either to be honest. Not enough to put me off buying it I guess. How much did it cost you to have the rear resprayed?
    1 point
  20. Woah steady - at what point have I stated that exactly. I’ve done everything asked by the government - including an isolation period. What I have questioned is the governments response and the impacts it has on individuals to provide for their families. If you are on the sponge then you get payments for staying at home. Self employed you just get stuffed. as for the super mutants that are 30% more deadly - the basis of that is - 10 in 1000 sample die - this is increased to 13 in 1000. That’s a 0.3% death rate increase. it’s the damn right lies and scaremongering I don’t like. Fat, old, underlying issues - yes you at risk. Others - your risk is 1.3% according to those in the know - and that includes a cross section of the previous mention sectors. @Kimbers I get your public service and the bearing that has on your thinking - but there’s some very questionable impacts of the changes being pushed through law and the criminalising of folks carrying about their business.
    1 point
  21. What a coincidence - car cover on as no alternative and I've got these micro blisters on headlamp pods and a few other places - which until this thread, I thought I must have just not noticed. If I understand everyone's comments here the choice seems to be - car cover off and no blisters but car open to elements or car cover on and further damage to all paintwork ?? If any knows who Hobson is, tell him to call me and let me know what choice to make 😉 when the snow/frost/rain clears, I'll get some pics and add then to this collection. Maybe - we could all get paintwork done on a "group" rate from someone who knows what they're doing ?
    1 point
  22. Found it on Autotrader privately. Previous owner (before this seller) was a forum member and I had a great chat to him about the car. I’ve not driven it yet so looking forward to a spin but lockdown and rain/snow may put the blockers on that for a while. It’s low on fuel so may fuel it on Thursday and tuck it up for a few months then.
    1 point
  23. Where did you find that beauty? Pretty sure I didn't see her crop up in the classifieds! Also, is it an S Sports Racer with a venom red interior? Looks like it might be.
    1 point
  24. The original fibre optic illumination system in JPS #40 seems to have extended to 4 switches on the LH panel (reading clockwise from top left – main lights, hazard lights, rear fog lights and instrument lights) and to two switches on the RH panel (fan and rear screen heating). The fibre strands come in long (83 cm) and short (40 cm) varieties, which reach from the optic light source to the LH and RH panels, respectively. In the end, I tracked down four connectors “30” from Lotusbits. SJS supplied me with two of the long type strands. I obtained an LED bulb from Classic Car LEDs (h/t @drdoom). Putting these together with the parts already fitted, I finally managed to get the fibre optic panel illumination system working largely as intended. Fitting an LED to the optic light source certainly improves the brightness of the switch labels compared with a standard bulb. As a minor drawback, the LED draws less current, and, as @giorgio67 has pointed out, this entails that the dimmer rheostat becomes less effective.
    1 point
  25. The more recent yellow Mansory “Final Edition” show car was apparently up for sale at €126K, so about £113k. I believe it has since sold.
    1 point
  26. I don't know how the throttle cable attaches to that one? The UPS man trudged through the snow today to bring me a few more missing bits for the project. Here we have a single headlamp lift motor and the plate for the microswitches although one of them needs changing for the 4 pin version - which is now obsolete but I just happen to have one... https://i.ibb.co/724xzqY/100-1493.jpg Then I also have a pair of filler necks and right angled pipes to connect to the tanks... https://i.ibb.co/zW356fg/100-1492.jpg The person I bought them off also had a pair of early rear calipers so I bought those as well just in case mine are toast. The early ones are square in shape around the piston area whereas the later ones are round... https://i.ibb.co/52SYMLT/100-1491.jpg The list of missing items is growing ever shorter... Missing items when bought Current Status Rear bumper Found (free) Front bumper Already had one Binnacle Already had one Rear tailgate glass Already had one Rear light surround Found (free) Number plate surround Found (free) Rear lights Already had a pair Complete pedal box Found Complete heater Possibly found Heater plenum Possibly found Single head lamp lift motor Found Headlamp motor mechanism Not found Sun visors Possibly found Fuel filler necks Found Steering column SJ (to buy) Brown steering wheel Found Crash pad for steering wheel Found Boss for steering wheel Found Gear knob Possibly found Windscreen SJ (to buy) Fuel filler caps SJ (to buy) Rear valance Have a mould so will make one Front valance Have a mould so will make one Radiator Possibly found Both sills SJ (to buy) Fuel sender Not found Windscreen wiper motor Found Windscreen wiper mechanism Found Bonnet catch Not found 2 front+ 2 rear Wolfrace wheels Found Front Wolfrace wheel for spare Possibly found
    1 point
  27. #19 was purchased in 2016 by a Swiss property developer/builder, not sure if he stall has it or not. The price achieved then was CHF 148,000 and the exchange rate was £1 = CHF1.24, so £119k
    1 point
  28. https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/second-officer-contracts-covid-19-after-being-spat-at/
    1 point
  29. Yes, thanks. Should be easy enough to make, looks like 3mm or 4mm thick. I will have to assume 'The Lotus Position' and measure my white car.
    1 point
  30. Good morning @Lex Templar No I found out yesterday that the dealer has not submitted it yet even though I have already paid. I think it is his first time as he forgot that there was a form to be filled out. Just finished it and emailed back to him.
    1 point
  31. Not higher end but higher priced. Frome cheap to dear howden kitchens only change the doors
    1 point
  32. 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.
    1 point
  33. If you love your dogs...... 1. Pick up your dog shit from the pavement, don't just leave it there smoking like a steamed chocolate pudding - the amount of shit I am encountering when going for COVID walks is really seriously not on any more and seems like it is getting worse each week 2. Don't bag it then tie it on a branch saying "Oh, I'll pick it up on the way back" - you won't. And that steaming pile of biohazard will cook, stew and fester in that bag for months before it bursts and sends rancid shite all over the place 3. After your big fooking donkey of a dog has jumped up at someone, put their shitty paws all over their chest and scared them half to death (not every one likes dogs or is comfortable around them) - don't then just shout in a jolly smiley way "oh, it's ok dear he's just a fluffy bunny and harmless. Wouldn't hurt a fly". Why? Because one day you just might have you front teeth kicked out by the husband of the victim! (but don't worry, said husband, you will assured by the wife, is really warm and cuddly and wouldn't normally harm a fly!) I guess this will be a popular post here. But seriously, be responsible please. It really is getting more shitty out there every week! Thank you.
    1 point
  34. She has found a new bed
    1 point
  35. Dany is an automotive genius. He just cut the roof off a Tesla. I think I need say no more.
    1 point
  36. Thank you so much, chaps! I had a lovely day.
    1 point
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  38. OMFG! I’ve done a little wee.
    1 point
  39. Yes I agree with Tim @TAR and David @Fridge. Indicator relay. The other could be hazard warning flasher unit. My flasher unit and hazard unit are near together in the same inacessable place as yours !.
    1 point
  40. The car is a pig in the snow, couldn’t get out of the drive! Simulated snow on car!
    1 point
  41. 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.
    1 point
  42. Well, picked the car up today and i love it! Not ideal driving conditions but i found the car was great to drive, effortless power, the IPS gearbox changes nice and smoothly. The cockpit is a lovely place to be and the drive is excellent, so smooth and comfortable for a sports car! Well pleased! I haven't had much time today but i took a couple of quick pictures even though it got a bit dirty on the way home due to weather. I think the red pin strip and small union jack graphics were added to this car (as there is an invoice in the history) but they are exactly like the "Who Evora" (designed with Roger Daltrey) that was auctioned off for the teenage cancer trust. Perhaps the previous owner is a Who fan or just liked the design? would be interesting to find out but either way, i love it!!!
    1 point
  43. CAN THE ADMINS PLEASE DO A BETTER JOB OF MONITORING WHO IS ALLOWED TO SIGN UP? WE HAVE A NEW MEMBER, AN ELDERLY WOMAN. SHE'S BEEN PRIVATELY MESSAGING PEOPLE, SENDING THEM NAKED PICTURES OF HERSELF IN NASTY POSES ALONG WITH CLOSE UPS OF HER UNMENTIONABLES. SHE IS OFFERING AN IPHONE 12 IN EXCHANGE FOR SEXUAL FAVOURS. I AM ESPECIALLY BOTHERED BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT TO BE AN IPHONE 6 AND OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH IT. IT'S SUPER SLOW AND THE CAPS LOCK WON'T TURN OFF.
    1 point
  44. Some folks (me included) spec'd some of the 'black pack' before the SR was announced. I collected mine in Sept '12 around the time the SR became available.
    1 point
  45. And ham sandwiches being confiscated. The good news is that the 3 kilo's of heroin we are smuggling out in the lorries to help our balance of payments is getting through fine. The customs guards are too busy eating the ham sandwiches!
    1 point
  46. Prepare for another entry in which I drone on at length about a subject with which I recently became familiar - carburetors, specifically Dellorto DHLA carburetors. The TL;DR (too long; didn't read) version is: After researching Dellorto carburetor calibrations until my eyes dried up, in trying to properly tune my completely-out-of-tune DHLA45's, I second guessed my findings and abilities to the point that I took the car to a specialist who, without my intervening, charged well over $1000 to do *exactly* what I had planned to do, had I done the work myself (though, let's be honest... they probably did a better job). Such is life. Here's the story: Prior to the big drive in my last post, I'd only driven around the block (several times). It never really ran right, but I hadn't yet touched the carbs, so I figured they needed some attention and just accepted the sputters and pops until it was time to address them. Poor running was never really an issue then, but when I started to navigate traffic, the lack of low-end stability was becoming a problem. Some background: "Federal" cars (those destined for the US, Canada, and Japan, if I'm not mistaken) ran Stromberg carburetors. My understanding is that engines running Strombergs had lower emissions than those running Dellortos (lower emissions being required to pass then-new pollution laws in the US). It is also my understanding that the Stromberg equipped cars ran 10-20hp less than the Dellorto equipped cars. At some point in my car's history, the previous owner opted to install Dellorto carburetors (and a Lumenition ignition - which will play into this post later). Back to my car: Prior to re-jetting, my car had a real problem getting off the line - especially under higher loads (like pulling away from a stop on a hill) where it would sputter and nearly die until I dipped the clutch and got the revs back up. It sounded like there was an occasional misfire at low rpm (idle and just off idle) and the exhaust didn't smell right - it didn't smell like unburnt fuel or burnt oil, so much as it just smelled a little "hot," for lack of a better term (I assumed it was overly lean). However, above about 3000 rpm, it ran great, pulled hard, sounded great, and never missed a beat. With that, it was time to start digging into the carbs. I have limited experience with carburetors... not zero, but my experience is very narrow. By "narrow", I mean that I've done a good bit of work with Holley carburetors on small block Chevy V8s, but that's the extent of it. With a couple ounces of Holley confidence, I started getting into the Dellortos - initially by picking up a copy of Des Hammill's "How to Build and Power Tune Weber & Dellorto ... Carburetors" and a 4-pot manometer. The book is interesting, but not exactly what I was after. It's a book you really need to take as a whole - reading one chapter by itself won't solve any problems or make anything run better, but having the whole thing sat in your brain serves as good reference when you're trying to decide on a path to take. By itself, the book wasn't enough, so I did a *ton* of research online. Lots of good info from this and the Jensen Healey forums; and I kept coming across Tim Engel's fantastic posts. One thing I learned from Tim's writings was to pay attention to the Lotus carb "spec" (specification), or, more importantly, the Dellorto "calibration." Ahhh, carb specs... what a deep hole that turned out to be. For the uninitiated, Dellorto worked with many OEMs as a carburetor supplier. Every Dellorto carb has an ID tag, and that ID tag can be used to determine for which car the carburetor was made. Not only does the ID tag tell you the car, but it tells you the exact calibration: chokes, jets, holders, emulsion tubes, etc that are in use. The exact calibration is necessary for our cars, as Lotus changed the spec several times during the course of a model run, and sometimes changed the calibration within a specification (for example, there are 2 different calibrations for "spec 9" and 3 different calibrations for "spec 10", depending on the model of car - Esprit, Elite, Excel, etc). Now, I'm no expert on this topic, so take it with a grain of salt, but from what I gathered, for the 907, Lotus used 3 different specifications called spec 1, 3, and 5. For the 2.2, they used "spec 9", then for the 2.2 HC, they used "spec 10". I'm sure there are more specs beyond that, but that's as far as my research went. According to Tim (and others), Spec 5 is the sweet spot for the 907 - spec 1 was too rich and spec 3 too lean. With that, I had a reasonable target, but what I didn't know was the starting point - What calibration did I have? The Elite/Eclat workshop manual has a carb spec table (page 13 in the technical data section at the front), but it only goes to spec 9, and it doesn't associate a spec with a tag number, so no way to see which spec I had. Lots and lots of searching for my ID tags was coming up empty - I even found a pdf of all Dellorto calibrations, but my tag numbers were nowhere to be found. I was pretty convinced I had an off-the-shelf carb, or one calibrated for a different OEM. Several days into my search, I decided to look at an Esprit S3/Turbo workshop manual (one I stumbled across online). In that manual, the carb table not only had all the tag numbers, but it had Spec 10 carbs as well. Looking closely at that table ::insert angels singing:: I finally found my id tags! For the uber curious, I made a Google Sheets version of the various Lotus calibrations from that Esprit workshop manual. Maybe someone will find it useful: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1393V4_TwG5b2bUYojQNO2vCmL_K_kFAUCTQ94qWSQvs/edit?usp=sharing The big discovery: my carbs originally came on an Excel with the 2.2, high compression engine - Spec 10. My Lumenition ignition is also from an Excel. If I'm not mistaken (again, I'm no expert here - just someone with moderately capable Google Fu), we never got the 2.2 HC engine in the US, and we certainly never got the Excel. It appears, then, that the previous owner, in attempt to get more power, imported parts from the UK some time prior to 2003 (when the car was last registered). Kudos to them - that couldn't have been cheap or easy. Now that I know the start and end, it should just be a matter of sourcing parts and swapping everything out to convert my spec 10s to spec 5. At least, that was the plan, but there was one major difference between the Spec 10 and everything prior: Spec 10 is a DHLA 45D - which comes with a power jet (as opposed to the DHLA 45E which, at least according to the table, does not have a tunable power jet) As with many problems I've tried to solve with this car, the power jet turned out to be a nothing-burger when it came to my tune. I could have, and should have, just ignored it. After all, the power jet (if I understand correctly) only comes into play at wide open throttle above 3K rpm when there's very little vacuum... an area where I never had a problem. However, because I am one to overthink things, I convinced myself, falsely, that the power jet was making up for the leaner main jets of the spec 10 vs spec 5, and that by going with spec 5 mains, I'd be entirely too rich in the top end. I made myself crazy trying to work out how to determine the correct size of the power jets in relation to the main jets. I figured the only route to solution was experimentation - which would have been easy enough if I had a library of chokes, jets, holders, tubes, etc. to play with, but I didn't. This meant that every iteration would require a new set of parts. Not only is that expensive, but I found it difficult to source Lotus-specific jet sizes in the US... which meant shipping from the UK for each iteration of tune. With 6 or 7 tunable parts per throttle bore and a few others per carburetor, that becomes an expensive and time consuming process. So after all that research and planning, on the day I intended to go buy an ultrasonic cleaner to help with a full rebuild, I decided, instead, to call a local classic Lotus specialist to see if they had a tuning "library" and time to have a look at my car. The answer to both questions was yes, so I bit the bullet and handed the keys over to a pro to do the work. (For the curious, the shop was "Lotus Prepared by Claudius" - which seems to have a "love it or hate it" relationship with the Lotus community, but, in the end, they did great work and were very open to sharing their methods and capabilities of their shop) It cost me dearly to do so, but the outcome was absolutely perfect. It has the same or better power in the top end, but, most importantly, is silky smooth at lower rpms. I can drive the Elite like any other street car - which makes driving so much more enjoyable, especially relative to the sputtery limping off the line prior to the tune. So what was the magic recipe? Spec 5. Ignore the power jet & just go with spec 5 - just as I had planned. Of course, along with spec 5 parts, the carbs got a full rebuild - which, I'm sure, played a roll in improving overall performance, too. So now having the ability to drive reasonable distances, I've taken the car on a few shakedown runs in the canyons. The most recent was one of the better drives I've had - about 50 miles of mostly beautiful, twisty roads, only encountering one other car on the road (I even managed to get a quick video I'll share in the future). That trip, however, was not without its troubles - only a mile or so from home (on the way back), something I mentioned in a previous post as "I might kick myself for that later" has failed and caused big problems. The Elite is now sidelined for, I'm guessing, another month while I determine what's wrong and source new parts (I suspect a catastrophic rear wheel bearing and hub carrier failure). This was just last weekend, so I'll save the entry until after I can do a proper post-mortem (still waiting on tools for that). That may be a bitter-sweet ending to this entry, but it's all part of the process. No one said it was going to be easy. The bright part is this: it now runs, runs very well, and is an absolute joy to drive!
    1 point
  47. Volatile is certainly right, it even hit a high of £34.7k yesterday. It's now being seen more as a 'store of value' rather than the currency it was first envisioned as, a bit like gold but in reverse, although that is conjecture. I got caught up in the BTC craze back in '17 the last time things were on the up, using my gaming pc to mine and even building my own mining rig Then the arse fell off most if not all crypto and it was no longer profitable (mining was costing £100 a month on electricity), I've been hodling (sic) ever since.
    1 point

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