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  1. Now there is a brilliant idea. I have been having some texts with a member on here who has lost someone last week to this. My bet is Chris Whitty is probably more qualified than anyone to tell us what to do, so do you know what I am going to follow his advice, not the ones who get their information from the internet. wearing masks is not that difficult is it, if it saves one person out of 60 million then great I will wear one
    5 points
  2. Hi all First time Lotus owner. Having driven some Elise and Exiges in the past. Just picked up an Evora 410 Sport in black. Absolutely love the car, looked at a few but fell in love with the carbon on the 410 Sport. And before anyone asks - yes I like the carbon seats Looking at joining some Lotus clubs and doing some track days in 21 if COVID allows! I live in Devon so hopefully some Devon&Cornwall owners on here James
    4 points
  3. Hi @JimUK. Not many Sport 410owners on here that are active, one moved to a GT430the other to a Ferrari 458! I have the CUP 2's but to be honest my view is they are a compromised choice for the road. Very poor on cold damp roads (I live in Scotland so much colder than where you are) and prone to aquaplaning with standing water. I'll be changing them to PS4S as I don't need the extra 0.3s per lap ultimate performance on the road. At those speeds to get the difference you'd be way out of the speed envelope for public roads and at risk of a jail sentence. Yes, if you are going to track it re
    4 points
  4. Don’t forget your local Exige “Fire Red” cousin I know.....I look for any excuse to post a Fire Red pic Welcome James - you’ll love it here. We’re all Lotus anoraks
    3 points
  5. That's brilliant. I couldn't even see that white car in the first picture.
    3 points
  6. The simplest way is, if people are not concerned about covid, think lockdowns, masks etc don't work. Is they agree that if they contract it and require medical assistance that they wont take it. I mean they wont need medical assistance, as its not real, its only flu etc. put their money where their mouth is...doubt they will.
    3 points
  7. Sorry to high jack the thread I think I will start a new thread in general chat subject : Ex wives pain in my life
    2 points
  8. Standard brochure. I assumed it all old news to Essex Esprit connoisseurs but I will take some snaps and post - but it may not be for a while. Justin
    2 points
  9. Hi, Joined a while back. Had a 111R and a S2 Sprint previously. Had a little foray elsewhere with an '89 911 and a Caterham Roadsport 150. All fun but missed the Lotus and have been hankering after one for some time. Finally found a nice 350 so thought I'd drop back in and say hello. Planning to daily it. Be interesting to see how usable it it compared to the S2 models. Have a soft top too. Looking forward to Summer!
    2 points
  10. @C8RKH - yes they are black on mine, fairly sure previous owner did it. I like how they look though not sure if he replaced or just painted I’ll try and work it out when I next take the cover off. Thanks everyone else - I didn’t mean to turn the thread into a colour discussion . Some awesome looking colour combos out there. Can’t wait to be able to get on a track and do some meet ups!
    2 points
  11. @C8RKH your favourite colour blue and white......... hi James and welcome to the Evora and carbon seat club!
    2 points
  12. Welcome @JimUK - stunning car! To my simple eye I always think these have an ever-so-slight look of Knight Rider when they are in black! @C8RKH - always enjoy seeing pics of your fire red 410, one of my favourite colours!
    2 points
  13. Wow, this is night and day difference and so much safer. I've gone for some too. Thanks a lot PJ very helpful to all on here. I can't believe Lotus still use this setup for cars over 100k, shocking to say the least.
    1 point
  14. Seriously - this is true with the true elite - at the very best schools. Not so at most though as frankly it’s full of middle class folks whom are almost bankrupting themselves to pay the fees.
    1 point
  15. @cdm2018 we thought about Private School and were so GLAD we did not. Let's just say my kids have turned out real nice. Are really happy. Are a real credit to us. Both have good jobs. Well balanced and the most important thing of all, they are dead happy! It's not about the school. It never is. It's about giving your time to them, them knowing you are there for them, and you letting them know you'll support them to be the happy. My very short view. Complete and utter waste of money and many state schools provide just as good an education, if not better. The one advantage some of the
    1 point
  16. On a slightly dark reaction my decidedly dreadful ex wife commented at weekend that my truly extravagant lifestyle of owning a flash car , clothes , trainers etc which forms her regular arguments aimed at me this time centred around me paying more money to her as she wants to send our daughter to private school next year ! now I want the best for my daughter but here’s kettle calling pot black ... my ex has owned two Audi TTRs one in bright pink ! She now has Discovery and some weird jap k type car , lives in plus £1/2 million house with collection of miniature horses and goats
    1 point
  17. Three weeks in and so far I’ve had... First time I parked it in a car park a man walked across the entire car park just to say he loves the car. I’ve not been out yet where someone hasn’t stopped to stare or ask me something. Maybe it helps I drive with the exhaust open I guess
    1 point
  18. Two sets of keys, it was a new car afterall. Mine has a glossy paper wallet, the gala night brochure, sales brochure/flyer for Essex Esprit, Essex logo A4 sticker, A4 colour pics of various Essex livery cars, Essex logo'd menu, A4 Essex F1 headed notepaper profiles of F1 drivers and the outer envelope. I suspect the menu is a bonus in the one I have but I would think much of the other stuff would have been included. Justin
    1 point
  19. Copper Fire Red that one - was supposed to be a modern day take on Bond’s Turbo Esprit Apologies James back to topic....you’ll get used to this. We’re a friendly vocal bunch here
    1 point
  20. Quite looking forward to seeing this back on the car. 2014 wheel was sent off a month ago for a re-trim to bring it in line with the rest of the Sport Racer Alcantara interior. This is going to give so much more ‘feel’ than the original hard leather.
    1 point
  21. Hi and welcome to the forum! Hope she gives you all joys she should! buddsy
    1 point
  22. You might be able to by rotating the wheel from lock to lock to access the fittings, but it's not going to be easy. Jacking up and wheel off should be a lot quicker.
    1 point
  23. Lovely car! I still think the 410 Sport represents the best value for money of all the 4xx Evora’s.
    1 point
  24. Same as above - had my 2010 NA for 9 years which has the CR box, now on 36k miles (33K being my miles) with original clutch and a great gear change which has never needed any adjustment at all
    1 point
  25. I know there is a yellow one somewhere in exeter - belongs to a guy who apparently has an impressive collection, and had reported back to the supplying dealer how much he liked the gt410 sport. I have a gt430 and live just west of exeter. Congrats for getting the lotus - they are all special cars.
    1 point
  26. they do a rum as well
    1 point
  27. 450 they’re still cheap guess what I am looking at now
    1 point
  28. Well that was a nice surprise. Not a programme I normally pay much attention to but sure enough, Russell Carr appearing on tonight's Antique Roadshow. His Dad was part of the team putting Malcom Campbell's Bluebird back together after it sank on Lake Mead in the US testing. He was based at Nellis air force base and Campbell invited him to join the team as reserve test driver. Russell has some great memorabilia from then, including Campbell's overalls and helmet and stacks of photos. A fascinating and very personal story. Worth catching up with on iPlayer if you get the chance. And no men
    1 point
  29. We'll have a duel then. Masks at 10 feet. You get to choose whether the unknown Covid positive person facing you in a room wears one or doesn't when they sneeze. Do you feel lucky?
    1 point
  30. I just realized I've never posted a photo of the Evora. The one time I did remember to snap a photo, would be a shame not to post it.
    1 point
  31. Facebook is totally shite for Forums. Great if you just want to say "Hi" or post "pictures" but for just about everything it is utter shite. With forums you have a good search facility (though it seems many these days are friggin' lazy to use it or believe it's not for them), the ability to structure build threads, how to threads etc with good instructions and photo's all aligned. Thankfully, there are still some very good forums around, this is one of the best, but then I'm biased. The best advice is don't be too choosy on colour, but focus on the price and the spec, but most
    1 point
  32. Hi Guys, after a few inquiries here the second chapter of " Chassiswork " Once LOTUS, always LOTUS Andrae S.
    1 point
  33. I remember the spring being on the electrical switch side of the ignition. The electrics are quite easy to disassemble so should be reasonable to inspect and repair.
    1 point
  34. There's been a fair amount of progress over the last couple of months as there's been little elese to do tbh The heater box has been removed and refurbed. Fans were freed off and I fitted a Mk1 Granada heater matrix. This wasn't a straight swap, but it went in with a bit of 'wittling' and cost £40 instead of £200. It now has gears too via a shortened / modified BMW E36 linkage. The manifolds are now fully welded and reinstalled too. I'm plodding along with the electrics and have installed an additional fuse box in the engine bay for the pop up headlights, electric seat,
    1 point
  35. Part 7 is listed as 'Wheel Speed Sensor' so there's one on each wheel...
    1 point
  36. F'in Roofers - Final kick in the teeth from them: They over ordered slates by a complete crate, just under £1000.00 worth. There parting statement was that they would arrange for the slates to be picked up by the supplier and we would be repaid the correct amount. Finally got through to someone at the suppliers as we still have them and guess what - no pick up and and no refund. Do we regret ever starting this project. I have estimated that by the time we finish we will have spent enough to by a new Evora 430 and have some change left over. I have seriously had enough of the building trad
    0 points


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