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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 s
    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
    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
    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 f
    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 u
    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
    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 th
    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. MY18 380 had the modified seat runners and the carbon seats which put the seat angle steeper but not lower. This placed the rear of my head in direct impact with the corner of the roll bar cover, 1cm higher no issues, 2cm lower no issues but slap bang in the middle of my head as it was. 380/410/430 all the same, but at the time of writing the 410 didn’t exist. The seats in my current car are carbon the same as current cars (might be slightly different as the new ones are not FIA approved) on older runners and are much lower, and with the FIA side mounts lower still All in the
    1 point
  21. 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. Fa
    1 point
  22. So...what version is it..?
    1 point
  23. 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 o
    1 point
  24. Rob temptation might be too much to tuck the car away for the next month or so ? You can get some nice sunny crisp days and be glad to get out even if you take the long route to the supermarket 🤫 as folk on here tell me don’t let the car sit around too long , I personally don’t get to many chances of taking my car out on long journeys and I really think that even if I went on my own go out on a road trip when COVID restrictions lifted
    1 point
  25. 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
  26. Good progress. Then the fun begins.....
    1 point
  27. It was it was mine 😁
    1 point
  28. 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
  29. 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
    1 point
  30. 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
  31. 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 cali
    1 point
  32. https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/second-officer-contracts-covid-19-after-being-spat-at/
    1 point
  33. 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
  34. 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 jum
    1 point
  35. Three key things to look for: Full documented service history with no/few gaps... These cars need regular, annual care without skimping. Large pile of receipts for the things that need doing like bushes, springs, brakes, Aircon leaks, fan replacements, clutch hoses, clutches, oil radiators and hoses etc.. as this demonstrates taking care of the things when they come up rather than when they break something else... Frequent use, this is the key for me; 104k miles and never fails me...
    1 point
  36. She has found a new bed
    1 point
  37. Thank you so much, chaps! I had a lovely day.
    1 point
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  39. Not very impressed with the fitted car covers. Sure TLF could do better...
    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. Made some good progress on the car today. I've replaced the three rivnuts that secure the bottom edge of the left hand side engine bay panel because a previous owner/mechanic had resorted to cutting the bolt heads off because they were spinning in the body. I then set about trying to get the drivers side oil cooler properly plumbed in once and for all. I sought some chemistry advice from a friend and ended up using a solution of Sodium Hydroxide to disolve the remains of the alloy threads left by the scrap oil cooler from the steel oil hose fitting. I used about 150
    1 point
  42. Best way is to cancel the BBC licence. Hundreds of thousands of households have 👍
    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. I have a liking for red calipers.
    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 pro
    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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