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  1. I placed my order yesterday Cup250FE Colour: Solid Yellow (would have preferred Solar Yellow, but not an option) Wheels: Black Interior: Silver Pads (would have preferred black but not at £1500 extra). Options: Floor Mats Red Calipers Cruise control Stereo AC Carbon front access Carbon bootlid Penciled for July delivery. Anyone else?
    8 points
  2. Roger! I did indeed order a Cup25FE. Strangely, my existing Sport220 is almost identical to the sport240 Catchpole used. (Blue, Forged Wheels (same ones), alcantara, all the packs, lightweight discs etc). Will be up for sale soon. Cup250 is expected July.
    7 points
  3. JPS94T weathervane on my previous house - custom made using the design from a plan in the club team lotus mag.. The silver circles are lotus wheel centres off an eclat s2. This sat on top of the garage that had my 4 lotus' inside
    6 points
  4. VID-20210209-WA0000.mp4
    3 points
  5. You'd have probably been more comfortable in a bed. But each to their own!
    3 points
  6. The MX2E is marked as 'track use only', this version is in a production car so is 'Type Approved'. Changed had to be made to ensure it got its type approval so I'd say it's 'different'. I'm sure full details will be available soon.
    2 points
  7. Don't worry, that's not it. Those are the same, made up, jackanory pictures that they put out months ago.
    2 points
  8. Thank you for that. Its good to hear you like the products in the membership pack enough to buy more ValetPRO products. I hope these pack help to build the membership. If anyone else is interested you get this pack for free with the TLF gold membership https://www.valetpro.global/Additional-Products/Kits-and-Gift-Packs/1277-/Exterior-Car-Care-Kit Link to the Gold membership deal
    2 points
  9. That’s a lie. I’ve had 4 folks and a dog in an evora.
    2 points
  10. I think the 390 looks a good buy. +£1625 for significantly more power and charge cooler technology. It’s not far off the existing 410 but only £64,000.
    2 points
  11. I’ve used bright zinc, hot dip gal(galvanised), zinc, cadmium, copper, self plating kits, rust converters and powder coating on all sorts of cars. Zinc Plating is sacrificial so it will always deteriorate. Great for fence posts. Not so good for pretty cars. If you like using zinc consider spraying with diamond coat from Eastwood to help preserve its finish. Powder coating is deceptive as it may look fine however it traps moisture under the coating if there is a chip / crack etc. It floats over the surface. it really is nasty stuff for long term external components IMO and shouldn’t b
    2 points
  12. All finished and ready for collection on Friday. New GT4 wing with body colour uprights. Decals took some time to arrive but turned out exactly as I was hoping.
    2 points
  13. Car hifi has come a long way since 1979. There are options for replacing the sound system in a JPS Esprit with a modern digital set-up. But suppose you want to restore the 1970s sound experience. Puzzles and potential pitfalls lie ahead. I remember Paul at UK Sportscars keeping me away from the radio cassette on my test drive of JPS #40 last September, “Who needs music when you can listen to the 907?” I subsequently brought along one of my favourite 1980s cassettes for the first drive home. Sadly, my nostalgia moment ended with a few burps from the loudspeakers, a squeak from the rad
    1 point
  14. digging in some old pictures I found one of how it all began.... (many moons ago LOL) Richard from Banks Europa Service advised me not to go faster than 50mph but found out 80mph was a nice speed. I traveled at night to avoid heavy traffic, channel tunnel was quiet 5 in the morning and I arived around sunrise in French. still remember that look in the eyes of a ferrari owner hitting full on the brakes just to have a look what that was on top of my little astra. best trip ever!
    1 point
  15. I seem to recall the recipie change related to the then purchase by American conglomorate Kraft, who provided appropriate assurance that production would continue in the UK etc etc then rapidly broke all their promises?
    1 point
  16. Probably don’t want to open a tin for just one person, it’s still lotus after all
    1 point
  17. It's just snow FFS. What, do we stop future lessons so the wee little spoilt darlings can put their wellies on and go and play "puddle stamp"? No they got stick for being totally [email protected]@king stupid, naive, and woke! Just my opinion. As a profession they really are becoming a joke in this country.
    1 point
  18. Rudi here's some original type door speakers from Denmark. https://www.ebay.com/itm/SEAS-10-F-LG-midrange-speakers-Freight-price-see-description-/303522687976 The bass speaker does come out from under the dash. Keep looking for a Hitachi Digital 1, they pop up now and then.
    1 point
  19. You may be lucky as they are in good rust free condition so should spin free provided the screw doesn’t turn. Mine have nylon nuts fitted and had glue on them. I decided to just leave mine as it works but sound was pretty poor tbh. Dave
    1 point
  20. Well played Scotland
    1 point
  21. Well, it's got chips............
    1 point
  22. Is it worth penny pinching? Probably OK but short of having them tested you will never know. And testing is probably as much as a new set of bolts. How much are the bolts, and how much is the cost if they let go.....
    1 point
  23. Ah, that's it, it was never advertised as CDM, and boy can we tell it's an inferior chocolate.
    1 point
  24. Thanks @C8RKH You may certainly be right. I read it differently, though. Anyway, apologies for the thread drift, @CocoPops. I look forward to reading your updates on your car. Delivery in July should hopefully allow you to enjoy it fully post-lockdowns, etc.
    1 point
  25. Azure Blue is used in the Carfection video. Yes, you can add Carbon Sills. Expensive though @ £1200
    1 point
  26. I'm sure something like that would make it to aftersales as an upgrade for existing owners, road compliant now too rather than track use only. I'd say 'watch this space'! 👍
    1 point
  27. Amendments I've had via dealer, I assume to be publicised further later... Black Alcantara - £1500 retail inc VAT. Bespoke Stitch - £600 retail inc VAT Some want an all colour car with no Black pack, but have requested black rear transom – now available at £600 retail inc VAT. This is odd one.. full black pack is £400, but transom only is £600. I get the impression they don't want deviations, hence making prices too high (imo)
    1 point
  28. Christ I hope not, that looks like an Evora I have modified. The rear is hideous!!
    1 point
  29. Orange with cocobolo leather.......dreamy Evora. Justin
    1 point
  30. Be very careful if you try to jump start an Evora. If you have the key in the ignition while you apply outside voltage, you can corrupt the ECU and get a (fatal) "COMMS ERR". The way to avoid this is to keep the key away from the vehicle until you have the jump box connected. Then proceed to grab the key and start the vehicle. The ECU is extremely sensitive to voltage spikes and is powered up when the key is in the ignition in ANY position. Originally, this error would cause you to have to purchase a new and very expensive ECU. However, the ECU can now be recovered by Lotus but is
    1 point
  31. https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/05/cadbury-to-bring-most-production-of-dairy-milk-back-to-uk-from-europe-14026912
    1 point
  32. I’m pretty sure it’s aluminium.
    1 point
  33. Yes, you are not going to find a 3/8 NPT banjo bolt option, as NPT is tapered. Perhaps a NPT> 8AN adapter to a 90 degree hose fitting like the oil line might give some options.
    1 point
  34. I got them primarily so our Choccy Lab Sherman could come along for the ride. Wouldn't have worked with the + 0 option. Good luggage space too. RIP buddy.
    1 point
  35. TLF car cover fits nicely, thanks Bibs. Had it a while and not used it until now... but I heard "the Beast" was coming ..
    1 point
  36. Got your products with my TLF gold membership and have topped a few of them up. Work great!
    1 point
  37. I have a note that the bearing housing coolant ports are a 3/8" - 18 NPT thread size.
    1 point
  38. I wouldn't be surprised, they found a Type 72 in the Piggery!
    1 point
  39. Agreed, many thousands of miles and regular checks have demonstrated this to be a non-issue.
    1 point
  40. Hi all, I have produced a 3D model of this part as my father owns an M100 Elan here in Australia and required replacements. I know that the part is still quite easily available in the UK (and perhaps the EU) but that's certainly not the case in Australia where it's virtually unobtainable. Also, the part's original design means that it's often broken through the process of removal. The version I have created includes a slot, which makes removal without damage less of a challenge. Anyway, here's the link to the part so that anyone can download it for free and produce replace
    1 point
  41. Running in service completed at B&C on Friday- I was a bit outnumbered!
    1 point
  42. You have to agree the latest Evora is probably the best soundtrack for a V6 on the market today.
    1 point
  43. Happy Birthday @DaveC72 & @Techyd Stay well back from all of those candles or you risk getting a professional visit from @pbharcourt
    1 point
  44. I used to live near W'ton and wish I still did from the aspect of car restoration! The West Midlands is the place where all the skills still are. Its pretty much impossible to get proper finishing done "darn sarf" and the places that do it are usually rip-offs.
    1 point
  45. Dove contains one quarter moisturising cream.
    1 point
  46. Howdy guys, Just double checking I've understood the instructions about jacking the car up correctly. Here is a pic of the rear jacking point on the passenger side, the blue sticker is pointing directly at a bolt head. Should the bolt head be in the centre of the jacking head? I'm concerned about not spreading the load over the jack head and placing it all the bolt and also the jack not being secure as its balancing on the bolt. or can I place the jack head directly on top of the sticker, so just to the side of the 3 bolts? Finally am a correct in thinking, lifting the c
    1 point

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