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  1. Finally got our veranda built after some covid related delays and the supplier going bankrupt. Happy now we have a combined open and closed space. Already had a barbecue in the pouring rain (6 hour slow cooked pulled pork).
    7 points
  2. I’m lucky enough to have the only 4x4 Sport 410 ever made. These are exactly the conditions the Cup 2’s are made for 😂
    4 points
  3. My friends widow sent pics of the cars ...
    3 points
  4. Yes I can. Abided by all the bullsh£t rules the entire time. I’m now fed up and really worried about the ongoing erosion of our rights and freedoms due to CV. BJ stood up in parliament and stated he didn’t know of any parties. Next He's stood up and admitting attending one. He has lied and misled Parliament - he simply has to go.
    3 points
  5. We found it by chance on Facebook. They are just arriving in the UK and there's only 2 (now one) supplier. More common in Europe and mostly used on commercial premises (bars and restaurants). We are really happy with it. They are not considered permanent structures so don't need planning permission like a conservatory. On the other hand you have to think of them as open spaces as they are not thermally sealed. https://www.verandair.com/fr/ We are getting some heating installed which will take the edge off the cold if we wish
    3 points
  6. It’s not the parties that i actually have the issue with. It is Boris and his response/inconsistency/pack of lies I have a very real issue with.
    3 points
  7. He's got over £300m, he won't be short of midget gems in the future. If he comes back it will be to win. He enjoys his lifestyle but I'm not convinced it was really about the money for him. It was the winning. But then I don't really know him so just my observation. He really does care about his F1 legacy and doesn't want it tainted like others were. Hope to see him back. Hope he gets his 9th WDC trophy and hope he shoves it up the arses of Sewart and Ecclestone. Right far up!
    3 points
  8. I can't for one minute see Hamster backing out. For a start there's the small matter of his $40 million salary plus whatever other spin-offs there are. He has unfinished business, he'd more than likely be in in the best car, and he relishes a challenge. He'll be back.
    3 points
  9. Just stocked up on shortbreads in case.......
    3 points
  10. It's an Awesome Honor and I'm happy, but sad at the same time. I miss my friend and he's constantly on my mind. I hope to do his legacy proper by completing these vehicles and taking excellent care of them.
    2 points
  11. Fed up with stuff like this. So the lawyer says: Ben Pepper, an associate solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK), told The Times: “My client took sensible precautions and was riding his e-scooter safely when a bus driver knocked him down, causing very serious injury. “If he had been riding a bicycle instead, it is likely that he would have suffered similar injuries. Why should his claim for compensation be any less valid than a cyclist’s claim?” So why isn't the response "He may have taken "sensible precautions" but what he was doing was illegal and so he knowingly put himself and others at risk and should be prosecuted, rather than compensated, for his actions". A response like that would get my vote for sure. The prat should not have been acting in such an entitled way!
    2 points
  12. Thanks to @JimH, I'm now in possession of a new old 920R unit so a quick like-for-like swap and I'll be fully-functional in the ICE department again, albeit that I will still tend to listen to the output of the 2bular over anything broadcast or recorded, .
    2 points
  13. Don't have a village, but do have bears!
    2 points
  14. Just taken the GT430 off SORN, heading up to Bucks tomorrow for the Sunday Scramble at Bicester Airfield.
    2 points
  15. Credit where credit’s due - turns out the government can organise a piss-up.
    2 points
  16. Here’s the article FYI👍😎
    2 points
  17. Ade have you seen this weeks Autocar yet (pic from the article below)……there are lot’s of cars on the production line shown, at the time the photos were taken - they’re coming (apparently there are around an additional 35 “engaged in final testing” in different destination over the world) and you’ll see all the first Edition options in good time. Interesting to see how many LHD cars are featured in the photo below from Autocar. I personally reckon very soon in fact which will help you all with your initial orders. Don’t quote me as it’s just my feel on the situation but we need to keep the Lotus faith👍😉
    2 points
  18. I am thinking of having a friends S300 engine brace and mount bungs copied at a fabrication shop near his house in Minnesota USA. They have to build a jig so there are some up front costs. We will not know exactly what they look like until they are done so there would be a non-refundable deposit. There is substantial effort required to install the mount bungs on the chassis so keep that in mind. If anybody is interested in the $1K US range please reach out. Shipping over the pond would be terrible I am sure. If anybody knows of a place that can knock out an engine bay brace please let me know before I order. Cheers!
    1 point
  19. Here is my beauty....;-)
    1 point
  20. The x180r cage - rear - is far stiffer than the Sp300 solution. Kind regards, Jacques
    1 point
  21. A party with a 100 people in the Prime Minister’s back garden in central London ? Hmmmm…and as for “ Take Back Control “ Cummings , Johnson hired him in the first place . Perhaps an “error of judgement “? ( if that politician’s phrase were a car tyre it would be bald by now !)
    1 point
  22. Got back from B&C that I visited yesterday and met my car for the first time, as well as Jamie and what a gent, really looked after me. The viewing exceeded expectations and I am very happy with what I have ordered. I missed yours @TonyKLas your car was being prepped at the time - though having seem many other Cups there, one of which is red I know it'll be stunning and I'm sure you'll be delighted too. @888mattd love the spec you wrote especially the seats, really suit the body.
    1 point
  23. Mustn't blame the daughter for the actions of her father. I'm sure she has had a thoroughly tough time of it and at times a very miserable life having to deal with his actions when people find out who she is.
    1 point
  24. My small village in Devon. Not particularly famous for much or anyone. However - it has a small Doctors surgery. My own Dr for the last few years, I recently found out is a certain Dr Harold Shipman’s daughter. (went elsewhere for the Covid jabs though 😜)
    1 point
  25. My daily driver for the past 7 years and struggling to think what to replace it with. Perhaps another but newer 640d or the GC version.
    1 point
  26. And we wonder why the French have been so difficult @RobinB5 - them forester’s have a lot to answer for
    1 point
  27. Yes, the cert will tell you which number your car is out of the 27 UK cars (including the two GPs). It only mentions the UK cars though. I got my cert just before Xmas it’s very interesting.
    1 point
  28. Yes but obviously I don't want to publish any pictures or info without owner permission except for dealer advert photos. I suppose if I see a car at an event or on the street, I am free to put the picture on Instagram. I have just ordered a Cert of Provenance for our Sport410, I'll be interested to see if it lists build number. Ideally I would like to have Ltd Ed plaques made for each car. Justin
    1 point
  29. You would think when the first 2 or 3 'parties' were discovered that the best thing to do was to come clean on all the others rather than pretend they didn't exist. Every time another one is discovered it brings it all back to the fore. Hopeless management of a bad situation.
    1 point
  30. Thanks, appreciate all the feedback. I fully agree that it can be difficult to get to the bottom of some car issues. Certainly had a few weird ones in the past that took a lot of investigation, and a water leak can be the worst to fix, however I need to know that the service department are actively working to do their best. I notice that there is a slight gap (with door closed window fully up) between window and door seal towards the rear of the passenger door. Is this a likely culprit and possibly difficult to resolve? Anyone with door seal leak experience?
    1 point
  31. If anyone's at all confused by this statement : https://www.littledeanjail.com/index.php/home/history-of-the-jail/local-history/who-killed-the-bears https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/chimney-collapse-throws-light-bear-730038
    1 point
  32. Hardly unique to Lotus. Be it main dealers, which I rarely use if given a choice, or specialist mechanics I have many experiences of repairs going awry. Mechanical and technical problems are not always a first time fix. Everyone deserves a second opportunity. Justin
    1 point
  33. It's been a little while...
    1 point
  34. My Elan rebuild is coming along well but RH rear lamps are out of stock at SJ sports cars in UK. Anyone know where I might find one? USA perhaps?
    1 point
  35. Currently this (on a lease running out later this year) Have reserved (refundable) one of these to replace it
    1 point
  36. If those numbers are indeed the truth @ChrisJ - and I suspect that they probably are - then that’s kinda what I expected to see. Funny how government figures are the truth when you think they say what you want them to .... Just check out all those 'serious underlying issues' you describe (the data is all in the linked spreadsheet in the post above) - many are very common such as obesity and blood pressure, and many of us on here will have them and live with them for many more years with good quality of life. It was never going to be a mass extinction event - not sure where you read that scare story ? No need to be 'unscientific' when the evidence is in the very link you are commenting on. In England - what restrictions ?
    1 point
  37. Some have to wear them all their life
    1 point
  38. Just have to say in support of teachers, we just had an online parents’ evening and all were well prepared and very informative with regards to upcoming GCSEs. They’re also putting on extra revision classes after school. Best of all we didn’t need to leave our kitchen and all 7 teachers were seen in 35 minutes!
    1 point
  39. In my opinion yes. It needs to be judged in the context of its era.
    1 point
  40. Yes it's allowed! This is a very friendly forum as are most Lotus owners. This is "general chat" and you started the "topic" so should not be an issue. Looking forward to it, and obviously, when the Lotus gets home to you you can add piccies of them and what you do to them and with them! Thanks
    1 point
  41. I still remember driving home in my Europa to hear on the BBC news he'd died. Shed a tear I did 😪 Here's some of my pictures from an '94 factory tour
    1 point
  42. You mean you were green and tartan with envy https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1545805/Salvage-Hunters-classic-cars-disagreement-James-Bond-Lotus-Esprit-Paul-Cowland?fbclid=IwAR0RbTPBdaLG9JZC7JDqne4OIz3LxILmUha09PK4sfw3xlwIHsd1anv84wU
    1 point
  43. Thanks for getting back to me Dave, Yeah, it was a great car to drive, a little underpowered but my goodness it handled well. Here's a pic of her, back in the day. You can see the original green and tartan trim quite clearly.
    1 point
  44. Brought the hood to Jeff’s Fiberglass Repair, West Jefferson Av in Ecorse on monday, had it back on Friday and re-installed on Sunday. Seems like quality work, hood is much sturdier. In an effort to avoid this happening again I added two 18.22in 15lbs struts to hold the hood up replacing the original latch (McMaster-Carr PN 9416K18). Not “original” but if it can prevent the hood from breaking again. Makes for a very smooth opening of the hood.
    1 point
  45. My old NA always looked stunning from the rear.
    1 point
  46. Left side engine bay sidewall is all finished and re-installed now. I had to replace the air duct flange because the original plastic one had warped and split in several places. I ended up getting a new 63mm spun alloy inlet flange from Revotec which required some new holes to be drilled for the pop rivets. I also fitted some new thermal insulation to the power steering pump feed pipe. The old knackered engine mounts had evidently caused the engine to slump in the bay to such an extent that it appears the exhaust camshaft sprocket has come into contact with it and shredded it into two pieces. The tube isn't listed as a separate part from Lotus so I ended up using a length of 1.25" DEI Cool Tube to replace it. It has a fractionally bigger diameter than original, but its the closest I could find. I also removed the under chassis power steering pipes in relatively short order. I had expected the unions to put up a fight given the state of them but they actually undid pretty willingly. Here are the new and old pipes side by side to illustrate the problem with the high pressure pipe New pipes all connected up with new stainless P-clips, stainless screws and rawl nuts. New o-rings were also fitted to both ends of the HP pipe. All fitted to the car and now all routed correctly at the rear of the chassis at last
    1 point
  47. Don't know! Mine had an RG-9150. I had a quick look and found it in Argos catalog No.24 from Autumn 1985 so I doubt it could have been original to my car. 1985/1986 seems to have been a turning point for my car. As far as I can make out it was when it was resprayed white and had it's interior retrimmed. Whoever owned it then was probably not concerned with originality.
    1 point
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