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  1. And to make my morning even better - I’ve just checked the court allocation that went up online. I’ve got the same Judge as I’ve had at the non-mol in August and has been dealing with the latest application. 💪♥️😎🥳
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  3. NO Heat There is a spring loaded pin, You need to press (there is a small hole on one side) it, after which the steel part can slide of the aluminium part. Attached a manual for overhauling the bendix rear brakes. Bendix Overhaul ex Matra club.pdf
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  4. Andy, don't be silly when there's all that tea to be drunk and doughnuts to be scoffed back in the office, . I managed to speak to them, after a fair old wait, a couple of times in the early days on the non-emergency 101 number but I think my number must now flag-up on their 'don't answer' list so I've had to resort to the 'contact us' form on their website. I send a message every other day, giving them details of what new things I've discovered during my sleuthing (so basically doing their job for them) and pressing them for an update on how they're proceeding but all I get back in return each time is a generic "your message has been passed on to the relevant investigating officer" one-liner. Bill, if they're able to prove 'beyond all reasonable doubt' that the X5 driver was responsible then, yes, their insurance is liable for all the costs and it's their legal responsibility to return my car back to its pre-incident condition i.e. with a new WinAce GTC bumper. If it ends up going through my insurance then that opens up a whole new can of worms because although I declared all the modifications to them and they applied an additional premium as a result, they're now maintaining that they're only obliged to return my car to its 'as it left the factory' condition, i.e. with a standard S1 bumper. So I don't really understand why the extra premium was required if they're not covering its replacement - does the modified bumper (and the other bits like the rear 'big wing') pose an increased risk to other road users for instance? An excuse to screw a bit more cash out of me for nothing in return is looking the more likely answer now to that quandary, . Things could get messy as I'm not rolling over on this one no matter how many other balls I've got to keep in the air at the same time.
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  5. 1 hour and 37 minutes after going in the "Your call is important to us" queue, I finally got to talk to somebody and by sheer chance it happened to be the very person who's name was at the bottom of the 'total loss' email. After a discussion on the possibility that his prescription medication is requiring a review, and on the subtle differences in value between a 12 year-old (almost) Lotus Evora with all the options ticked and a shed-load of subsequent expensive modifications (all declared) and a similarly-aged base model Fiat Panda, Vauxhall Corsa, et al, he did eventually concede that perhaps they had been a bit rash in applying their universal "if it's over 10 years old it's scrap" policy and that they should reverse all today's actions and await my further communication on the matter. Both the Alfa and the Saab are off the road at the moment awaiting parts to get them through their respective MOTs so, with the Evora being my only (just) usable means of transportation for the next few days, I've asked that he put it all in another email with special emphasis on the cover not being cancelled so I've got something to produce if I get tugged by our 'friends' in the blue and yellow chequered motors. Still waiting for it to arrive - there's a surprise, .
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  6. Update on CNC rear uprights: The first customer pair are completed and heading off for anodising. On the topic of anodising, after examining the finished parts the guys at Aira have changed the anodising specification from 'Hard Anodising' to 'Sulphuric Anodising'. This decision was made as they deemed the trade-off in fatigue life of the uprights for the harder-wearing surface that comes with hard anodising is not necessary for this component. Switching to the sulpuric anodising reduces the impact on fatigue life, while providing a harder-wearing surface than the conventional chromic anodising, and still maintains anti-corrosion properties. Production of the remaining units is underway with roughing of the billets already started. The eagle-eyed will notice that this pair do not have the provision for the VSS sensor. All remaining pair do have that design feature incorporated. Enjoy the images of the finished parts and a big well done to Aira for their work turning this project into a reality. video-e74f1b26-cdbd-4bbb-957a-b7c4d9bb28fa-1664363586.mp4
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  7. What an eclectic conversation we had tonight! politics, war, electric cars, death and of course the long awaited delivery of Kenny's Emira! Lovely to talk bollocks with friends again 😁
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  8. Delighted to chat with Russell Carr at the Elan 60 event on Sunday and hear his tales about the styling of the S4 and late V8 face lifts
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  10. I replaced mine with a stainless steel pipe that came out through the front after the radiator was removed. Bought a length of stainless, got a beading rolled in at both ends by a machine shop. Hopefully, stainless steel would last a lifetime.
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  12. And tell em i mentioned you then next time I'm in I'll try and negotiate a little forum discount for our members. 👍
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  13. Two Lotus road cars in salubrious company among the Classic Team Lotus collection at the weekend (one is Scott's)
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  14. I can already confirm bees like the "new" Norfolk mustard as much. Actually one of the first pics I took last friday. Things are looking positive that I can pick the Emira up end of next week! 🙏
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  15. Ordered a nice pair of Lotus inspired driving shoes from the States a couple of weeks back and they finally arrived today. Been wearing them around the house and they're very comfy so far. They're fairly expensive shoes at retail prices and by the time you've imported them to the UK and paid customs, VAT and other fees etc they don't get any cheaper. But with them being on offer recently I decided I'd buy a set now. Probably should have done it sooner given how Sterling is tanking though I wasn't sure what size would fit me best, so I ordered several pairs in varying sizes to ensure I got a pair that fit, so I do I have unworn pairs in US size 10 and 10.5 for sale if anyone is interested.
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  16. Alright, Have not updated in a while but at this point Everything is back together for the most part, I just need to finishing bolting down the Trans mounts but I have a few minor questions. So with the Axles I noticed that they had Silicone Sealant on the ends and I was not sure why they did that. I replaced the seals and I did go ahead and put some silicone on the new pins but is there a reason they do this? Is it just to keep them in place or can they actually leak trans fluid? Otherwise the car is ready to be back on the road and for a much needed bath but all the new upgrades are in and I even went ahead and replaced a few other things along the way to make my life easier and things nicer. At this point I would like to believe I have a solid set up now although I still will never launch it hard. I will upload some pictures but I didn't take to many along the way. Also I got to inspect my old clutch and yeah that inner disc had started coming apart with pieces missing it looks like it was indeed the original AP Racing Factory clutch so my new one will be a nice upgrade for it. I want to thank SJ motorsports and JAE for all the help and information along the way, I would not have gotten this completed without the great support and products from them.
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  17. That's a bargain for somebody .. 49k miles and £26k ! There's a 2010 2+2 on a 60 plate with all the packs & 64k miles asking £30,495.
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  18. Given the colour palette in use, I was reading @ChrisJ's comment with trepidation.
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  19. Not seen this before, really interesting.
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  20. David I admire your patience - all 97 minutes of it! Hell yeah they were rash. You have so many other things that require attention. This is just wrong to add crap like this on your already full plate. And speaking of the Polis any news or movement there Dave? Is it wrong to think that the X5's BMW owner insurance should cover the costs after Polis review the CCTV footage? Or is there other process that I'm missing here?
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  21. For anybody that comes across this in the future. I was connected by the front terminals but not well enough. Mechanic connected a power source (battery) to the front terminals which allowed me to unlock. Once connected to the oem plug in the boot it charged happily and I stopped crying.
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  22. From the excel manual. may be of use?
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  23. @GreenGoddess I was looking for it myself (unsuccessfully) It was called something like 'ugghhh water leak' I recall. Happy hunting!
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  24. @SCMTBCOACH, beautiful car! (I'm also a burnt orange Evora owner!) Can you give me some info on how the racing harness is tethered please? Was thinking a harness might usefully on track days and keep strapped in the seat a bit more.
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  25. At least they know the likely cause, but it still sucks. I had an Angiogram about 2 years ago but it was for my prostate. So that's no help to you since you're getting stent work done. Regardless, I hope the stent takes care of your problem and never experience any cardiac issue again.
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  26. I still stand by this, best rum I've ever tried
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  27. Done 👍 Lotus Elan Central • View topic - Wanted for magazine feature - M100 N/A http://forum.lotuselancentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=29366
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  28. I'm off to Germany tomorrow, MOT all booked for this morning and when my new tyres went on last week the TPMS valve failed, I only just found out as one of the new PS5's was at 3psi! A call to Joe yesterday and I was in this morning, new TPMS fitted and MOT just passed with flying colours! Credit where it's due, the guys at Lotus Kent were spot on in a tight spot so thank you to them
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  29. Ah, I see - that might explain it - it seemed certainly less than professional at times and the last couple of minutes were wild. There was some weird camera work too where Brewers elbow or midriff or wristwatch featured in a few shots - same with 'Elvis'. Anyway, thanks for explaining - I wouldn't have seen it otherwise as I don't have access to the channel it's shown on and I like to see Europa stuff
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  30. It was good to see everyone last night. I pulled out in front of a police car, but I managed to lose him in Romsey.
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  31. I agree, although I can't remember talking about ya baws. 😜 Was going to make a joke about feeling fobbed off with your gift @pbharcourt, but didn't like the connotations. Hope all got back OK. Had a nice sensible drive back as I pulled out the carpark to see a cop car go my way, was just waiting to be pounced on. Didn't see it again or even any live wildlife but my satnav was convinced there was a BEAR right.🐻
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  32. @Barrykearley Yes. They have the ABS sensor positions for the V8 and also the VSS sensor position for the later 4-cylinder cars. The VSS position is absent on this first set as they are for me.
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  33. But have you disclosed the Emira purchase, the gaggle of loose ladies, and the purchase of pints of beer in excess of £6 a time..... Thought I'd try to even things out without the 50 tonne counter balance weight........❤️
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  34. Well what a few days it’s been. today started off lovely though - flying birds of prey with a good friend of mine. tomorrow is the FDA hearing - I’ve been very organised and the questions notified before, well more list of false allegations, have all been answered with documentation to prove. It’s everything from I’m hiding bank accounts to I own a fecking Porsche. All the while I have documented evidence she’s hiding assets. I’m completely on top of all of it and everything is nicely filed 🤣 had an interesting call from the nice mr policeman dealing with the, alleged, drink driving case today - they wanted her mobile contact number as they are struggling to get hold of her 🤪 oh - and the weekend she’s received a summons to answer a non-mol case and to defend herself against contempt of court for breaching a court undertaking. Along with a lovely child maintenance pack for her to fill in. roll on freedom.
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  35. Saw on another rebuild thread a mention for Cotterill engineering for rotary grinding the flywheel. They are very local to me so popped in for a chat and they are really nice guys. As we speak (well maybe between 9 and 5) they are sorting the flywheel and machining the oil pump back to minimum factory tolerance. Pushing on now to get the engine sorted, in and driven before Winter rears its fugly head.
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  36. Wordle 467 3/6 ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 5/6 tries. ⬛⬛🟩⬛⬛ 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩⬛🟩⬛⬛ 🟩🟨🟩🟨⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=c2xhc2g Daily Quordle 248 4️⃣6️⃣ 🟥9️⃣ quordle.com 🟨⬜⬜🟨⬜ 🟨⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟨⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟨⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨 ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 ⬜🟨🟩⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Bah! Humbug!
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  37. If it's the smaller alloy heater pipes, I changed these on my G Turbo, in situ, without touching the engine, but the fuel balance needed to be removed. There is a thread about it somewhere. (NB I suspect later cars have a different sump, so it's only possible on earlier cars) There should also be a few spare inches of pipe at the front of the car that should allow the pipe to be pushed back to gain a little more access, or possibly get rid of the decomposed section.
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  38. Apply the sealer whenever breaking apart a rubber-hose-to-aluminum joint. Coat the 'pitted' aluminum. (Make sure that the pipe isn't ready to break---had that on an S4s heater hose once, needed to shorten it & double-clamp) Applying it from 'outside' won't help. (You are an optimist, I can tell...)☺️
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  39. As long as you keep waking up mate...👍 I'm here if you or Sue need anything mate, don't hesitate to ask..
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  40. Waking up on a hospital ward of old men brings a new meaning to the dawn chorus saying
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  41. Jeremy Vine is a twit. As is many of his peers who all predicted and foretold energy bills would be £5k plus next year. He has no crystal ball and is only looking for sensational headlines. No one knows in the current climate what really will happen. So live within your means and put what you can aside. Sensible is still the best approach.
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  42. ^^ Looks like a Ferrero Rocher
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  43. Emira V6 and Esprit V8 SE (styling of both designs by Russell Carr)
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  44. Lotus Engineering committed to combustion engine development
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  45. V8 coffeetable anyone? Came across it in Thailand today. Approx USD800. Not too shabby...
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