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  1. If you want real detail and history about the Evora, then you won't get any more accurate than this...
    6 points
  2. I posted some pics of the AZ-1 I imported as a project earlier in this thread. Here it is, the one on the right next to my other one, all nice and finished. This was a full resto, the only part I didnt totally dismantle was the gearbox.
    6 points
  3. Being moved back in-house.
    5 points
  4. So we went to see the TVR yesterday, with the idea to drive her home if nothing catastrophic showed up on a short test drive. However, the seller couldn't get her to start... Not for lack of trying, we had to stop him or he would have kept starting until the starter motor gave in. She did fire a couple of times, but would die within seconds. So I'm thinking the problem is fuel related, the pump screaming like hell seems to confirm this. We did reach an agreement, at a reduced price. And I urged him not to try to start her anymore for fear of him bodging it up. I'll just go back with the trailer and take my time to properly sort the problem. It's a shame really, when we first saw the car it was well cared for in a dry and warm garage and fired up immediately. But that seller got impatient and sold her as part of a lot, instead of letting us come back for a drive as that wasn't possible on the first visit. The other guy drove her to his place, only to let her sit outside for a couple of months before advertising again... So I'm saving a reasonable amount of money, but gaining a lot more work as well. 😕 It's not that I mind the work, but a running car would have been so much nicer than a trailered project. Fingers crossed we'll get her running soon! Filip
    5 points
  5. At the tender age of 60 the last thing I should be wanting is for time to go fast but the July 6th can not come fast enough. Come on it’s getting a bit tiresome now all this DCT, Auto, targa top, 4pot, V6. It’s got to be better than Porsche Cockster, 2 seats 4 seats the list goes on and on. It’s all speculation and brings lots of negativity out of some people. Let’s keep the faith and hope Lotus knock it out of the park.
    4 points
  6. Hope valley, Peak District. Stunning location with amazing roads
    4 points
  7. There’s no pleasing some people. You’ll be able to buy an Emira with a manual, an automatic, or a DCT gearbox. What else do you want? DAF Variomatic?
    3 points
  8. Now I see what your problem is. It's not printed square on the paper, I think I would probably reject that. 😄
    3 points
  9. ^^ Yes, you have owned both of them I believe
    3 points
  10. Ah, in that case start by removing the gearbox.
    3 points
  11. One or two bones of contention but a pretty entertaining video. Military grey too 😍
    3 points
  12. I have made the decision to follow one of my dreams and learn furniture making (woodcraft) http://furniturecraftschool.co.uk . It's a full time course starting end of September for 38 weeks. I'll still have things to do for ValetPRO but all the day to day running of the business will be handled by the team. The end goal is to learn metal work and Electronic and use these skills to create and invent new things. Part of a long term plan. This wood craft course should help me get creative again while focusing on a new skill. I aim to develop the other skills in the years to come, depending on the business being able to allow me the freedom to do so. What life style changes have you made or what future ambitions do you have?
    2 points
  13. Finally got the photos through from Snetterton last week. Had a blast in the car - it's just so well balanced. First car I've ever had on track where the brakes didn't cook and the tyres could keep taking the punishment. Felt like it could have handled some more power, but then that's probably because I'm used to razzing round there on a bike You may notice my passenger in some of these pics - was her first time on track, perhaps it shows?!
    2 points
  14. Now why would they say that? I'm not sure I have seen Lotus say anything about the current IPS being better than a DCT? So what makes you say that then? Er, possibly because of cost? Or maybe because of access to an appropriate DCT that is ready and waiting to mate with the Toyota engine maybe? Nope. But then their "flagships" are what, £500k? £700k? £900K? Whweas Lotus will be what, £120k? Hmmmm, bit of a price differential there. That's a big "If".
    2 points
  15. Yeah, the bottom of the Evora market looks a very different place this week, four on at under £28.5k.
    2 points
  16. Sorry chaps, just catching up - I can't make it this evening, but will be at the Castle Coombe track event on 29th May - look forward to seeing you there 🙂 Fingers crossed for good weather 🤞
    2 points
  17. If that was the Emira, they couldn't build enough
    2 points
  18. Fixed that for you. 😉 Still planning to sell the Excel, the Jaaag is put to good use in the sunshine. We'll see how the TVR does, realistically I should limit myself to just the one open top car... Filip
    2 points
  19. On the advice of @JNW3, glovebox replacement is now a required C service operation.
    2 points
  20. I think the glovebox is also causing an issue in this situation
    2 points
  21. I wasn’t going to post, but seeing as we are still moaning about councils. After 2 phone calls and an email today she got the message I wasn’t going to be quiet. Responded with the reason. 1) new roof would be further forward than the old flat roof. It won’t, the fascia will be in exactly the same place. 2) it will be further forward than the main roof. Given my comments about point 1 the following picture pretty much dispels point 2). She also says she is confident that planning permission would be viewed favourably. Told her I will submit but will appeal anyway. Let’s see if she changes her mind.
    2 points
  22. Part two and have to say really enjoyed it. Very informative.
    1 point
  23. Hi all, Bought my first Lotus this weekend, a 1990 Turbo SE with 51.300km on the clock. Original Dutch car, totally original condition and FSH. Owner had her for 28 years and traded in for the last new Evora for sale in NL, even though he is in his late '70ies. Respect! He cared for the Esprit to such an extent that she still smells new. She will need to get used to being used - I take my cars all over Europe and she has not driven more than 2,000kms in the past 10 years. I'll have to wake her up a bit, methinks, and she will encounter this new phenomenon called "rain" at some point. She will be well cared-for, though, but she was bought to be driven. I am a Ferrari man at heart (have owned 6 and done over 150,000kms in them) but I've always loved all true petrolhead brands and Lotus has been admired since I was a kid. Picking the Lotus up next weekend and looking forward to getting to know her and making some new friends to boot. Very different car to experience and I'm loving the diversity. Current stable is a 1998 550 Maranello, 2001 Boxster S, 1996 Griffith 500 (project, nearly finished). Looking forward to being in the Lotus family! But first - the small matter of transferring funds.... haha Onno
    1 point
  24. Hello, Here is my new Exige 410 metallic grey with this options: - Black Pack: none - Matt Black 10-Spoke Forged Wheel - Red brake caliper - Interior pack Alcantara Solid Red - Stitch color Red - Full carpet - Single Din Stereo - Air conditioning - Lightweight Lithium-Ion Battery - Cruise Control - Carbon Seat Modifications: - Constantly open exhaust valve (artisanal) Changes coming soon: - Adjustment of the exhaust valve from the cockpit - Rear lights by GRP (ordered, 8 weeks waiting) - Several carbon parts for the interior of GRP (gear lever, airbag, Climate Control and Door Pulls) Changes to come during the year: - Dash AIM M2XE - GRP carbon mirror - Carbon barge board Photos exterior: Valve stay open with this fix:
    1 point
  25. You don't know how true that is, Bibs! And here's my Adirondack (ssshh, it's only a model ...) 2048px Render
    1 point
  26. Thanks to swift intervention of Bibbs looks like venue is on for 20th. See you there for 7pm (weather permitting) I’ll be the one eating fish and chips 😋 I’m looking for freedom!
    1 point
  27. i doubt it will be for sale for long at thaqt price !!!
    1 point
  28. i had children because i couldnt work the tv remote anymore !!! 😆
    1 point
  29. Looks like Will B looks like he as a couple of new Evora’s in. The one in liquid Blue looks a great example, thought it was my old NA for a moment. Both cars look really competitively price. https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11660116
    1 point
  30. Basic summary on this is that hydraulic advantage ( think fulcrum point in a lever situation ) reflects the area ratio of master-slave cylinders, wherein the smaller the M/C the greater the line pressure from a given input force at the pushrod. Example: 400 lb. at the pushrod into 1" area = 400psi, whereas 400 lb. at pushrod into 2" area = 200psi. Similarly, any stroke arising from yield in any points within the entire brakes system, including physical movement of calipers, will require greater stroke at the pedal with smaller bore M/C due to fluid volume required to take up physical displacements. Dave's outcome is entirely consistent with the theory. Cheers
    1 point
  31. if it looks like this...i really am going to need one!
    1 point
  32. SJ's list it but it's a silly price for a small plastic cover (part no. C082M5026J).
    1 point
  33. Loosen it slightly. Slightly. Then very gently tap it around with a long screwdriver and the heel of your (unbandaged) hand.
    1 point
  34. You are my hero, Last time I read from you, you had just bought a Jaguar and planned to sell an Excel to "compensate". Instead, you buy a TVR. And you can work on them, too. Congratulations!
    1 point
  35. You knows it! Seriously whos idea was that? Jeremy beadle? Ive not got the biggest hands in the world. Old spanner hands - @andydclements must have to get someone into do it for him! buddsy
    1 point
  36. I often watch vice grip garage, purely for his humour.
    1 point
  37. Don't have a [chassis] leg to stand on. 🤓
    1 point
  38. Its a snug fit, but no idea if it's actually stopping any smells yet. The car still isn't MOT'd and the windows are down in the garage at present so it isn't a very valid test yet 😆l
    1 point
  39. builders bum gave it away to me
    1 point
  40. Hi Chaps I would like to come along and talk rubbish to those of you that have a better knowledge than me My only problem is i will have to come in the Westfield as the GT3 is all tucked up in her garage.
    1 point
  41. What was interesting about that video, is how the presenter only talked about his experiences with the car he’s testing. There was none of the usual comparisons with rival machines. He told you the price and what options he’d tick and that was it. No mention of a Corvette being cheaper. He then just drove it and told us what he thinks of it, without any reference to Porsche or others.
    1 point
  42. well done you a beautiful time to remember !!
    1 point
  43. Where is the parking on this road - in Devon. No one hurt though.
    1 point
  44. Been great to have a week doing some joinery in the workshop
    1 point
  45. Stripped and checked the transmission. Will refresh the a number of seals and bearings
    1 point
  46. Few more pics from ValetPRO The car was treated to snow foam, then a shampoo, then clay bar, followed by DA polish and finally the new wax. It's still sparkling now, it's a big difference having a good final coating applied. Thanks to Bloss at ValetPRO for the pictures
    1 point

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