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  1. 12 points
    Today was a driving day, not a show day.
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    Now rubbed to 800. Sills fitted with the help of two pros. Only took just over an hour. Going to paint the shell first. Then paint the other panels later.
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    New member. Not a great photo but you get the idea. SR S IPS on a 63 plate, I reckon it must be the only SR specced with black calipers ...
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    Not sure how I’ve missed this, but happened upon your work on YouTube today George when watching other Esprit related stuff - I was checking out a rather nice Stevens turbo that’s just come up for sale and Soup cropped up on the play list - I think however your skill and enthusiasm has convinced me that the best garage partner for the 77 Elite is most definitely a return to a G car... And what can I say having watched most of the series this evening? (it’s gone 2am I couldn’t stop ) Fabulous. Sublime. Astonishing. The mind boggles at your patience and attention to detail, can’t wait to see the next steps as this fabulous machine starts getting put back together! Quite simply the best thing I have seen on YouTube in an absolute age...bravo!
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    Brilliant video - keep positive guys.......until we know everything about what Lotus’ plans are......we know nothing
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    Well I know most of you on here are far to polite to criticise my car. I actually dont mind when things are pointed out as it helps make it the best it can be. There are two things that have to be corrected and will be in the future. One is the inside of the louvre area. This has to be sprayed matt black. The other is the front wheels. The lip size is currently 1.5 inch. The original was 1 inch. Thanks to Bauke on here I have the correct lips, professionally polished and ready to go on. I havent got round to it as I have been driving the car and there are things like the shimming and rear springs to do. I also have been facing certain mental barriers, as six years of restoring these is starting to get to me and I hate fiberglassing and sanding. I have been doing a lot of recently! One day it will be perfected! When you hit 5000 posts do you get a badge?
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    the 430 has mesh in the sidescoops - I know as I had to take out a bunch of leaves! If you want me to take a pic, roughly measure the mesh, let me know.
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    Incredible car either way, can't wait to see it up close and hopefully take some photos of it parked next to my car. Just fitting the high explosives to mine for that movie authenticity!
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    We'll be pickup up Kim and Laura somewhere, so not sure at this point. The hotel has a decent bar; rest assured we will be patronising it at the earliest opportunity. Xmas wear is mandatory. Shorts preferred. Andy doesn't have a shell; more of a padded cell.
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    Tailgate area now matt black under louvres. Looks much better! Anyone got any ideas on the sealant to use? I'm thinking matt black silicon, and have ordered some. At first I thought dinitrol, buts its difficult to apply and the finish wouldnt be very smooth.
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    I’m not sure why there’s so much negativity about using technology to make the cars better? When they were looking at Active Suspension In the 80’s I cant recall many people saying they shouldn’t do so (but perhaps my memory has faded). Surely it’s how it’s used and implemented that counts?
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    A speedo recon is cheap. And who needs an aircon in the UK, just wind the window down. Not much wrong with that.
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    You could try that, but the tricky bit is connecting the fuse boxes with a fixed glove box. Also its far easier to bolt the dash on without the glove box in.
  18. 2 points Well here's 3 to begin with... there are more & some very good books / magazine features that go into more Elise & Exige details, but by the sounds you dont need that.
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    Chased the supplier today. Still pending the mesh grills to come back before they go to the powder coaters. Spent in excess of £350 on anodised bolts (ekk) from Pro-Bolt they should arrive Wednesday. Will update with more info once supplier comes back to me.
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    @Bibs Ive posted about the offer on to them cheers mate
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    Healthy or not - the way we fish (globally) is a disgrace. However much anyone criticises modern farming techniques, eating meat is at least self sustaining - by that I mean that what we (re)produce, we eat (in one form or another). Fishing has (historically) massively taken from the sea with little thought about replacing what is taken. Over fishing and industrialised trawling has had a massively negative impact on the environment. On the whole, I believe the UK has responded in a better way to control fishing and protect areas for fish to re-generate. Farmed fish have also had a beneficial effect. If other Countries continue to abuse the environment and also infringe our waters, what long term chance do we have? The quota system has led to enormous amounts of catch just being thrown back, either dead or to die - a total waste and a classic example of not thinking through the implications of EU Policy.
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    I'll be glad to offer them a FoC, no strings attached fully featured hosting account if they are interested? TLF already does this for several other Lotus clubs inc LEC and Autobahnstorners etc.
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    The 380 is a great car for sure, the sound of the car is awesome. If your budget allows I would recommend the 410 as it does and has everything the 430 has (bar the titanium exhaust ) and a couple of superficial air vents etc and unless your Lewis Hamilton you wont tell the difference.
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    Hi mate, After a total lack of feedback from AIM over questions I had, I went and ordered a GARW. Delivery due in December sometime... cheers Mark
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    Yep thats the car. But there still ws a question mark when trying to prove it. I hadnt noticed the studio car didnt have ski racks which lends support to the fact there were three cars used of which Mikes was the studio car. Its was restored by and now has ski racks and is in Monaco. I believe they were tryingbto sell it and put a video of it on you tube, which therevis a link to on this thread somewhere! Your correct about my memory, I have so much to remember for my job I sometimes forget some of the 4909 posts I have made on here! heres the Monaco car. I leave it to you to judge the resto quality.
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    Looks good Fabian - time to do the white one now
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    Reminds me of Dany's Elite.
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    All this talk about splitters motivated me to take one of mine. With the weather being pap I had a play with some filters. Quite surprised at the result
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    The next batch should be available in a few week's time, thanks to @Miguelfor making the fabrication adjustments I asked for. I now have 3 of the current batch of 10 allocated, mail me as before if you're interested, RHD or LHD.
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    So what about a Sport Racer NA then?
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    Sorry Gents, away with the family this year. Hope the strippers are better than last year! Catch you in the New Year.
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    Well 505H is now in my possession. I have been pulling it apart to see what I need to do to get it back on the road. I have removed the bonnet, light pods, tailgate, 1/4 windows, rear lights, bumpers, side trims and I'm about to remove the front windscreen......if I can get the damn wiper arm off Does the main part of the arm just slide off the splines? I can't get it to budge. The car has had a paint job in the past, it's in pretty poor condition body wise so I've booked it in with my Painter for the end of December. Luckily the chassis is rust free. The interior is horrible, it's been recovered in vinyl at some stage in its life, nothing that can' be sorted later. After searching this forum, I decided to use Robins recovery from Blandford, I must say that his price to collect and deliver the car was amazing! Very professional from start to finish. I'm going to paint the car in its original Monaco white, I was tempted to go Silver or even Lambo Miura green, they look fantastic in that colour. I need to delete the old glass sunroof, I have ordered a new roof section from SJ sportscars and have read on here that some people chop the whole roof off and replace. Is this the preferred way of doing this? I would have thought the pillar strength would be compromised, any advice would be welcome. Thanks for looking !
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    The coloured diagram is so much easier to navigate. Thanks @giorgio67 & @Lotusfab Given my rear loom has been Frankensteined, I might need to make a rear section in situ to ensure the lengths are correct etc. At least the front and middle section is almost done.
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    I’ve always found it hypocritical when politicians gain employment in organisations they despise. Take the SNP or Plaid Cymru in Westminster and UKIP and Farage in Brussels/Strasbourg. Let’s hope they find life on the dole if they achieve their objectives.
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    Lovely breakfast this morning good turn out it's nice to follow the Lotus Esprits up the road this morning they looked and sounded really good
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    I still have the rig I made for setting the pumps in my loft if you want to borrow it Fabian? Works really well and accurate.
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    Welcome to the club, lovely Red is it Ardent ?
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    My feedback : I am not sure that the price for a good PPF (product and installation) is really interesting. After 50000kms and 45 trackdays, the paint is globally in a good shape without any protection (no ppf no ceramic). But if you want to protect something : from the bodyside to the undertray (the defaut film is not enough) , the paint part in the wheelarch area (completely damaged here), the borders of the side pods (and the side pod itself if you have the black matt part - protection against fuel), all around the lotus front badge, and of course the side sills (if carbon)
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    Go for the biggest possible. I bought the biggest I could from PNM, but others have solutions as well. PNM made me aluminium bells for the bolted front discs a la AP ones, but mine fit on the standard SE front wheel hubs. They will also be able to make you bracketry to suit almost anything, incl. future upgrades. Note that some multi piston calipers are designes to work within certain boundries, so take a look at AP, Brembo, Hispec's homepages for detailed infor on that. Kind regards, jacques
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    Maybe i can add a little to this discussion along with a few frustrations i am experiencing. I installed the purple polybushes to the lower links recently (off the car) and they looked fine...for about an hour until they decided to split apart. As others have done, I did tighten the washer up to the distance tube as surely thats what its for and stops the nyloc nut working loose. Scouring the web i discovered the official Lotus approved black ones which arrived today...and these in comparison to the purple ones are even harder!! The length of the distance tube equals the thickness of both bushes but the lower link adds approx 7mm and that is a lot to squish up if tightening up to the tube. It feels to me like the harder polybushes need a longer tube...but im no expert in this field, so still thinking about my next move. Bring back rubber!
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    Fabian I have got to agree with @The Pits if you can make it removable then fine but to drill anything into that would be sacrilege. Your S1 can’t go underwater so this does not need skis. your car do what you wish but it makes me shudder to even think about it
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    You also still not finished rick! We will be retired and wearing water tight trousers by the time these bloody cars are finished.
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    That really does enhance the engine bay and complements the car brilliantly
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    Pity I missed you, I was up there yesterday too. Used to regularly go Hall for evening meals, but then they embraced the wedding market a bit too much!
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    I was looking for a chrome orange S but when I was ready to buy there were none available. I wanted a bright colour so opted for a solar yellow which was available. Think I now prefer it to orange with the changes I have made to it. They really suit carbon fibre and the "black pack" which is a great contrast to yellow. Good luck Dave, they are amazing to drive and look at.
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    The best looking 250 Cup on sale at the moment by some margin
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    thanks to @GFWilliams for this amazing shot!

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