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  1. It lives, buzzing! Well worth the wait and can't wait to see it in person! Came with red cat scratches though, admittedly wasn't a fan at first but is a nice subtle contrast and is growing on me.
    7 points
  2. WOW JUST WOW! What a difference a day can make! I just took it out for a test drive and no stumble at all. The engine in driving amazingly at all rpms. I took it up to 5000 rpm and it really flew! The solution was the choke. The 35 mm has transformed the car. I still plan on the rolling road, just to see what everything is doing an to ensure all is correct. The steering is perfect as is the balance. Its a different car!
    7 points
  3. Got my 2nd jab on Saturday. Got my first pint in 2 hours
    5 points
  4. A couple of years ago I was given a "Porsche Experience" at Work. Met Tim Harvey and drove every Porker they had round silverstone. I can honestly say they were nice cars. Fast and well built. But I didn't get the feedback or sheer driving pleasure I get from a Lotus (or even the Old Mustang I owned). The closest I got to Charisma and "Lotus DNA" was the Cayman S. I have always been totally anti Porsche (And Ferrari) mainly because I was brain washed by Colin, Tony Rudd and my dad. Even today when Dad see's a 911 he mutters something about it being a bloody Beetle with the engine in a st
    4 points
  5. Still can’t believe what effect changing the choke size has had. My S1 has always drove extremely well and set the bar. I would say now the Turbo drives even better than the S1. Its a relief after so long to have perfected the acceleration. Your always scratching around in a no mans land with these changes.
    3 points
  6. A series of articles from CAR this week, beginning with this... https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/electric/lotus/
    3 points
  7. So am I being a dick? I watched the news this morning of people, young and old, going to the pubs at midnight last night for a pint and just thought what a complete load of utter selfish, soft, spineless [email protected] they all were! I mean it's been tough for all of us, but really, people where that desperate to get to a pub for a pint! FFS, I just don't get it and I really don't. I can see us heading into another lockdown just because people could not go on any longer without going to the pub, on holiday etc....
    3 points
  8. There was no way I could see the cover gaskets sealing if they was dry, three previous failed replacement jobs having proved it. So, I used Permabond A136 on mine, a tiny continuous bead on the carrier, placed gasket in place, same bead on the top, and tightened to spec. No leaks. I found the cam housing rear cover to be another source of leakage. A new O-ring cured that one.
    3 points
  9. Interior is almost back together, just the binnacle to replace and then final exterior bits to finish off. I have oil pressure but have discovered a leak from one of the heater through chassis pipes so a new pair are on order, I’ll hold off until done before I run it for the first time. Once running and set up I need to fit the new engine bay carpets and fix the engine cover. Hoping to have it running during May ready to use, it will be a shame to lose the Goodyear’s as like new but still old so won’t perform, I may paint the sidewall writing and do some photos first 😁
    3 points
  10. Following a frustrating wait for parts, it's sorted! Turbo hose replaced, and plenty of other stuff found and rectified/replaced during diagnosis. I think the owner will get a pleasant surprise, as this car clearly hasn't reached its full potential for some time. And now, alcohol.
    3 points
  11. So NOW TV didn't exist when this thread started, but if you want an excuse to subscribe, the 2 series of Succession are absolutely brilliant!
    2 points
  12. It’s colder, further from the bogs and there’s no fruit machine.
    2 points
  13. Exhaust parts went on today - very impressed that they fitted straight up perfectly and didn't need any adjustment at all. Car is back to being lovely and quiet in quiet mode and is a bit quieter than it was in loud mode as it now has a 200 cell sports cat. It sounds much nicer now to be honest, less aggressive, but much smoother and can tell the mapping prefers having the cat. Also gave the subframe a bit of anti rust paint as after the dry ice cleaning showed a few areas which needed some stronger protection. Got to say, with a new exhaust fitted, a load of cleaning and a lick of paint, th
    2 points
  14. Outstanding! Devil's in the details, so far as tuning is concerned.
    2 points
  15. Were it not for Primark, most people in Thanet would be walking around naked. I do hope you kept the singing down to a minimum on your way home?
    2 points
  16. Or the landlord/customers could just have waited a few more hours of this looooong lockdown until the pub garden opened at the normal time. It’s not a big deal on this occasion, but shows the different mentalities of people with regards to themselves and the consideration of other people. I wonder how many of those customers even gave a second’s thought to the neighbours? Probably none.
    2 points
  17. Likewise. FWIW, I actually agree with you, Porsche quality ain’t what it’s made out to be. And S1 Evora vs 996 may as well be Bentley vs Corolla on interior materials. I thought briefly about a 997, but didn’t want an IMS grenade just to look like a dickhead everywhere...
    2 points
  18. You always do the first 1k miles quickly... so it can have the running in service before using it properly
    2 points
  19. Interesting picture taken at AutoIitalia Canberra on the weekend ( 270 cars) in the middle was a a Evora 400 advertising Collecting Cars
    2 points
  20. One final photo after the first weekend... I may have to hide the keys from myself or I’ll never keep the mileage down 😁
    2 points
  21. There's some back story and pics on an old thread but it's not wonderful to see. I'll post a link if you like but if you'd rather enjoy the car as is and remember that history is just that and it was a long time ago, no problems
    2 points
  22. Hopefully us skint middle aged slightly balding midlife crisis ones whom have a spare kidney 🤪
    2 points
  23. I was in the petrol station last week filling up- bloke came up admiring it and said ‘you just need a good woman now’.... got one I said.....bastard said he and walked off!
    2 points
  24. Mother of God! Anyone else watching it, great episode last night, what a cliff hanger!!
    1 point
  25. That’s a shame Andy......moving away from Lotus?
    1 point
  26. Thanks Dave. Steve, Interesting point. The only changes made were float height and choke. When I tune these cars I always found on my S1 there is a position on the idle mixture screw that gives a big boost in power output. Its not very wide probably in the 1/4 turn range. On my turbo I have never been able to reproduce this effect to the same extent. I noticed this time when I tuned it I was able to locate the position and the effect was similar to the S1. Was this due to a change in float height? I don’t really know. All I can say is its now running perfectly. I would know for sure If I swi
    1 point
  27. It's worth considering that your focused efforts in sorting the other carb settings are largely the means by which you've arrived at this most pleasant outcome. Be assured the slight reduction in choke size did nothing more than enrich the transition point which, though it may well have been helpful, is subordinate to the accurate balancing of float heights and throttles in terms of running behaviour. Cheers!
    1 point
  28. Well done Fabian, many would have just accepted the stumble but as usual you persevere to get things just right. A turbo driving well is such a rewarding car to own as well. 👍🏻 Dave
    1 point
  29. I can't see anyone firming up on a date - other than suggesting which weekdays are out. So, week tomorrow at the Mayfly? That would be the 20th.
    1 point
  30. Important information when stoping for fuel.
    1 point
  31. I had my Plenum and cam covers powder coated.
    1 point
  32. A marquee is being inside while outside. Being in the pub is inside only, like non essential shops but with alcohol. Except you can't, at least not before the 17 May. Covid 19 knows this and has put it in the diary as it doesn't have the money to pay the fine. Simple and logical really
    1 point
  33. I would agree that if you do strip them, then clearing behind the baffles is essential. The rivets can be removed and tapped carefully to a minimum safe depth. I was forced to do this on Simon's engine as someone had sprayed inside the cam covers and the paint was coming off. With care, removing the rivets and tapping is a good option.
    1 point
  34. Can't see what the difference is between a marquee in the car park and being inside the pub
    1 point
  35. Doesn't stop people moving close to an airfield / motor circuit then complaining about the noise it? So why would it stop people moaning who lived next door to a pub that has been there for 200+ years? Lot's of selfish [email protected] about, not just those idiots in the pubs last night!
    1 point
  36. I can think of one very good reason. Noise. Would you fancy living next to a pub that has dozens of revellers outside, with them and their cars coming and going in the early hours of Monday morning. Pubs that open late normally have to bring their customers inside long before midnight.
    1 point
  37. Cambelt change dead easy on Eclat & Excel - that's no excuse! Now, on an Esprit .. that's an excuse ! (I have a Borrough's Gauge if anybody ever needs to borrow it.) Better make sure I come them ... BLT and Tea please.
    1 point
  38. Yes very odd behaviour to need to go and sit outside a pub after midnight on a freezing cold Monday. Even odder that numerous TV camera crews were out and about to film it...
    1 point
  39. Haven't got a clue what your talking about mate. But have a great day all the same.
    1 point
  40. Had a couple of the major companies dealing with installing bedroom furniture coming to house to offer quotes. one chap who was a petrolhead spent 15 mins before knocking on the door gazing around the Evora later he asked me about it and mentioned he had looked at a Noble a few years back but never considered the Evora. after chatting he was going to look again as his interest in the Evora was more positive than the Noble 😀
    1 point
  41. Given the long perimeter of the cover, the poor clamping ability of the three screws and the annoying consequences of oil on the manifold or in the plug wells, I glue them on. I put the thinnest possible film of Three-bond or grey RTV on both sides of the cam cover gasket and worry about it later when it's time to pry them off.
    1 point
  42. TE is a very sound and knowledgeable chap for whom I have the highest regard. That said he might defer to Keith Frank in terms of understanding the workings of these carbs. What KF has determined over years of dedicated and highly methodical work sheds much light and belies some of the folklore taken as common knowledge. Should you wish to take a deep dive into this you'd be well advised to get on the Sidedraft Central board and ask to be brought up to speed on the vital criteria. Cheers
    1 point
  43. Hi @Celica, yes, I still have my Evora and still love it. Rear seat space is probably similar to the TT - there's a lot of legroom in the front passenger seat, so my wife can have the seat quite far forward, leaving enough space behind her for a small person to sit, however there isn't really any legroom behind me, and I don't even have my seat all the way back. My son is still in a car seat, and we can put that in the rear seat, but I tend to take the rear seats out to give an extra few centimetres. Usually it's just me and him that go out, so he usually goes in the front seat instead.
    1 point
  44. Thousands of young people got a head start and a chance thanks to his programmes. Not just in the UK but globally . He championed the UK as a leader in tech and innovation to drive growth and prosperity for the nation and he served this country with diligence and honour for over 70 years. In response to the news of his death Corbyn could only think of Bolivia. Senior Labour officials whinged on their Whatsapp Group at Parliament being recalled for a "circle jerk". Once a proud Labour voter. Not now. Don't think ever again. They have no respect nor decency they are just a party of act
    1 point
  45. Welcome to TLF. You are in the right place. Justin
    1 point
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  47. Let's hope they'll include Scottish accent recognition as well, or @C8RKH might have some trouble. 😄
    1 point
  48. I Took my new neighbor to my local cars and coffee this morning, yes its Thursday and yes we are all retired. This guy own 14 different cars including a Ferrari 458( Dancing donkey) etc. After the initial shock of quick it was and the sound he says, and that's a Camry engine? nothing was said then on the way home he says, I cannot believe the ride in this thing...unbelievable have you got it set on soft?.
    1 point

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