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  1. Finally got delivery of my 420FE last week. Absolutely thrilled with it and managed 550kms before testing positive for COVID and now I'm not allowed out in it for a week; damned pestilence! Full carpet, cruise control, everything carbon except the intakes. Fitted the noise button without dramas (thanks Luan) and works perfectly.
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  2. Hmm, not quite agreeing with that statement. I placed an order for the Emira after having 911 and Caymans for the last 20 years. Certainly lots of enthusiast on the Porsche side of things, especially with the Cayman, judging at all those Porsche Club events, from track days to Autocross over the same period. I think the Emira is the first non-Porsche I and other Porsche fan consider by being more mature and not just appealing to the 10% die hard track junkies. It's a car I know I can take my wife on a road trip and she will enjoy it, as well as taking to Autocross and track days.
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  3. β€˜Tis a silly, silly game. And who knew that FAGGY is not a word?
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  4. Rear suspension Both driveshafts now replaced with the heavy duty ones from Lotusbits. Offside rear bearing replaced with new old stock. Nearside perfect so a clean and grease was all that was needed. There are two things left to do that annoy me. A light intermittent rattle in the steering column, so I have a new column to fit over the next few days. The other thing is the sticky speedo needle. Most S1 s suffer from this issue. The plastic Veglia needles bend outwards over the years and rub on the clear perspex, stopping them from working. I heated the needles and bent them back eight years ago but now they are curved again! This time I will use spacers to move the perspex away. Then thats it until the next maintenance items appear. I am glad the Jubilee motivated me to go through everything on the car. Its now running extremely well and a pleasure to drive.
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  5. Very well put @C8RKH. I only have to talk to certain staunch supporters to understand how effective the smear campaign and brainwashing has been. Any opposition that tells them otherwise is seen as anti-Scottish πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ, when they are only trying to stop it being a cluster-f88k of mythical proportions. Finally, if you want to know the truth, don't open the spoiler below, just leave it unclicked.
    2 points
  6. I had forgotten about Bernie when wondering this week if there really was anyone more odious then Putin.
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  7. The old Guard of F1 trying its very hardest to be awful this week. Get back in your horrid boxes.
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  8. That looks ace!! Love the colour scheme you picked. Yellow stripes are super. enjoy.
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  9. If anybody has any doubts on what a pathetic individual and senile piece of sh!t Ecclestone is & always was here is the proof https://news.sky.com/story/bernie-ecclestone-says-he-would-take-a-bullet-for-first-class-vladimir-putin-as-he-defends-war-in-ukraine-12642942
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  10. πŸ‘ Wordle 376 3/6 🟩⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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  11. From the very limited symptoms that you have described, that sounds more like a slipping clutch to me. Spark plug issues would cause misfires.
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  12. Wordle 375 X/6 β¬›β¬›β¬›πŸŸ¨β¬› β¬›β¬›πŸŸ¨β¬›β¬› β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›πŸŸ¨β¬› β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›πŸŸ© β¬›πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›πŸŸ© πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›πŸŸ© got me too...
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  13. @Frickin_idiot it’s fine. Deep thoughtful breathing is keeping me sane. Won’t be long.
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  14. Hoping to get down - will be in the Yaris as the GT4 is away. I'm actually hoping to interview Ronan, the organiser of the supercar sunday event on our podcast. Oh, RMS having a cars and coffee this sunday in Mallusk if anyone interested Andy
    1 point
  15. Wordle 376 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ 🟩⬜🟨⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I guessed this 5-letter word in 5/6 tries. β¬›β¬›β¬›πŸŸ¨πŸŸ¨ β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›πŸŸ¨ πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©πŸŸ¨β¬›β¬› πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›πŸŸ©β¬› 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=dmVsZHQ
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  16. Got a phone call today about the wheels. Β£270 which meant they managed to correct the oval out of all five.
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  17. @design4p as deanb says, there are no issues with 195s on the standard OE 5.5 inch width rims. I have V105s fitted all round on standard rims (and geo done at the same time). See a photos of the V105s on my Elise on this other thread: Included on that thread is an excerpt from the Service Notes regarding tyre sizes and mixing the diffrent versions of Yokohama tyres. I used the tyre dimensions for the Elise 220 for the V10s fitted to my car even though it is an early 189hp 2ZZ powered Elise R S3.
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  18. Hi new here from Texas. Just placed an order ( I know I am let to the party) after waiting for the last 6 month on my Porsche GTS 4.0 allocation and stumbled across this marble of a sport car. Placed my order, of course another 18 month minimum wait, but still enjoying my 981 S for time being and looking forward seeing all those gorgeous deliveries you guys will take way before me, good luck! Dealer in Dalles claims first demo Emira will arrive by September for a test drive, looking forward to it!
    1 point
  19. Cassidy Hutchinson! Who is Cassidy Hutchinson? Former Trump White House aide testifies (msn.com)
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  20. Just to keep the V6 vs I4 debate going. Here's a V6 (Evora Sport 410) on track vs a Porshe Turbo S and AMG GT R. The Emira could easily sound the same with a free flow exhaust
    1 point
  21. The Lotus Cars teaser was the initial inspitarion, but Tim's car completed the picture with those rocker panels. And a bit of EX460 for the front. Unfortunately we wont be able to get the OZ saturn rims, the car being fitted with the older wheels. I'm still open to suggestions for a better alternative.
    1 point
  22. EDR's have been part of USA cars for years as part of the airbag systems. Data is available to the police, ideally as part of an accident investigation, but I doubt that's exclusively the case given the current data privacy environment. I think most insurers here write in data access into the policy language, i.e. if you have a policy- you have given permission to them. I've not seen much on the equipment necessary to access, especially as there can be different proprietary protocols by manufacturer, but someone is selling them to the police, so they are available. Maybe a factory service manual might say where the the EDR resides, but it's most likely in the ECU where the sensor inputs already go. I thought about finding and disabling the memory logging chip, but don't have the knowledge to find it...
    1 point
  23. The Autotrader artice says, "Citroen, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Peugeot, Renault and Volvo. Renault Group also confirmed that all upcoming Renault and Citroen cars will have a top speed of 112 mph to increase safety." How does that increase safety by a significant amount? How many fatalities are through cars crashing at over 112 mph? It's like our local Post Office van which has a 70 mph speed limiter according to a sticker on its rear. Not very reassuring when it spends most of its time in a 30 mph limit.
    1 point
  24. My cynical point of view used to be that it's a cash grab for insurance companies and absolutely nothing to do with safety. Flight recorders (aka Black Boxes) in aircraft do not make pilots safer pilots or help them avoid crashes. Black Boxes have always been about pointing the finger of blame and therefore who pays for the damages in the event of an accident, driven by the insurance companies. Don't have a data recorder fitted to your vehicle? An instant premium addition, zero NCD or worse - you'll become uninsurable. The only way that such "past event" data recording can have an impact on safety is if that data is open access and used to improve our vehicles, roads and junctions. Futurists believe that it's a data-mining exercise for the AI of driverless cars. I don't believe we're there yet or anywhere near it going by how the recent track & trace "project" cost and performed. However, my point of view has shifted, somewhat due to the second sentence of this post. Black Boxes don't make pilots have less crashes; years of training, thorough testing, experience and professionalism does that. Arguably more importantly, a tonne load of restrictions and control are just as effective - if you don't obey you'll lose your pilots licence. Pilots are constantly monitored. Drivers are subjected to hundreds of restrictions but yet millions still flout them each year going by the number of fines issued. There are still hundreds of crashes and deaths on our roads each year. So that leaves control. Control and behaviour of young drivers is quite effectively achieved with these so called Black Boxes so it makes perfect sense to expand the demographic to everyone. These are just the first steps to implementing it.
    1 point
  25. How depressing. I think we should stick with our old, very fast and unlimited cars
    1 point
  26. This has been announced previously by the EU, can't imagine that cars made for the US etc will have this enforced on them. It is all steps in the progression to auto driving cars. And to keep all people keeping to the law. I should not think it would be possible to enforce retro fitment to older cars. So may be an incentive to keep older/classic sports going for longer. When TPMS was mandated for it was not enforced for older cars - imagine having all the tech on a model T Ford.
    1 point
  27. Words fail me... https://news.sky.com/story/bernie-ecclestone-says-he-would-take-a-bullet-for-first-class-vladimir-putin-as-he-defends-war-in-ukraine-12642942
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  28. My Ukraine family we hosting are from Kremenchuk and the lady was in tears when she saw the news outlets broadcast ! She frantically was trying to contact her husband to find out if he and other family , friends were not killed or injured as result of this terror attack ! thankfully none of her family were near the shopping mall but for several hours she was terrified of bad news πŸ˜₯
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  29. I think you're missing the point. He can't take delivery of it himself as he doesn't actually have the money to pay for it ! He wants to make a quick buck on the car without actually shelling anything out on it himself, bar the deposit to get in the queue And this may appeal to someone who has the money and wants a piece of the action I bet the advertiser isn't even a Lotus lover but has an idea to make himself £££££. Quite clever if it comes off But would you trust him?
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