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  1. Great weekend with like minded friends covering 500 miles of North Yorks, Durham Dales, Northumberland and the Borders. Including a chance to pay tribute at the Jim Clark museum.
    4 points
  2. Am I the only one excited to see the display in action? Good to see the change indicators etc in action, but slightly peeved that it is only through this kind of video that we are getting glimpses of what will be. Come on Lotus, pull your finger out.
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  3. ๐Ÿ˜Šfeeling smug today Wordle 331 3/6 โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ โฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ
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  4. A few pics taken on the recent Absolute Lotus Magazine Scottish Highland Tour. Picture credit to Absolute Lotus Magazine & Classic Car Tours.
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  5. so after a long wait for my endoscopy, today the consultant rang me, still no biopsy results but he seems happy wityh everything and unless symptoms change im good to go another two years till next procedure due ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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  6. I'm still well up on my investments but down from where they were a short while ago. My best are the likes of Diageo Unite Group and Renewi, whilst my worst are the investment companies, mainly Aviva and Abrdn, Legal and General has weather the recent drops so far. On a positive I did slap loads into gold last year when it was 25% lower than it is now so, win some lose some.
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  7. "epic mid-engine comes with spatula as itโ€™s glued to the road!" ๐Ÿคฎ
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  8. The fronts actually suit the car quite well ๐Ÿ‘
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  9. If I recall correctly, it's the motor on the left in this screenshot from IP's web site.
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  10. Wordle 331 3/6 โฌœโฌœโฌœโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸจโฌœ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ I guessed this 5-letter word in 3/6 tries. ๐ŸŸจ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸจโฌ› ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉโฌ› ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ Can you guess this word? https://wordlegame.org/uk?challenge=dHJhaWw Just another Monday.
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  11. KPI is King Pin Inclination, a projected axis representing the line through upper and lower balljoints, as viewed North-South. As the upper control arms are slotted where balljoints attach, this may be varied. As I read the printout you might pull in the left upper balljoint a touch to balance L-R camber while eliminating the KPI side-side differential, though I doubt you'd find the change perceptible. More significantly you'd want to reduce the excessive toe figures up front as these are contrary to good steering response and effort levels. Aft end looks good as is. Cheers
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  12. Yeah, indeed. Stay well fella ๐Ÿ‘
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  13. Take a look at Footman James who provide insurance cover for my JPS Esprit.
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  14. I suspect that car might be quite tatty upon closer inspection.
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  15. Thanks Fabian - I had heard it was there for the fuel siphon issue primarily - they are NLA - mine is looking rather tired but I have cleaned up and re-wired as the wire was corroded and crusty... hopefully it is still working!
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  16. The video is in the Emira Picture & Video thread:
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  17. Club Enduro Round 1 Race Report, Donington, Not What We Expected! Hi Everyone, So here we go again with another season or racing, for the last 4 years I have raced in mostly 20 minute sprint races with the odd longer 45 minute race in both the Radical SR1 Cup and Lotus Elise Trophy and it has always been the longer races I have enjoyed the most and have been the most competitive at so for this year we thought we'd try something different, endurance racing in the Elise in the 750 Motor Club 'Club Enduro' championship, which it turn out is the biggest grid in UK motorsport, for our first race at Donington we had 58 cars on track which certainly kept me busy for the 2 hour+ race. So there are 3 classes we could enter depending on the power to weight, we decided to unleash all of the Elise's power to be bang on the 300bhp per tonne limit to be in the top class A group, I was going to share the drive with my driver coach Tom and we really thought that we could be competitive and maybe fight for the title, how wrong we were. We arrived at Donington for Friday practice but we suffered brake issues all morning but once we sorted them we soon realised that the Touring Car type cars, TCR's for short, are much faster than us even though we all run to the 300bhp per tonne limit, they are basically specially built race cars where our Elise is a road car we turned into a race car. Anyway come race day I did my mandatory 3 laps for qualifying then Tom went out to see what could be achieved, he is basically one of the quickest guys around and he could only manage 14th on the grid, it was decided I would start the race and Tom would jump in at the fuel stop. I must admit I was a little nervous at the start as I starting higher up than my natural speed would normally put me being Tom qualified and at the start I got eaten alive by all the quicker guys but in the end I fell back to where my pace was competitive and settled into the race, after an hour or so I was summoned into the pits for a fuel stop and driver change, I jumped out the car and refueling started and whilst out the car I decided that I'd like to do the whole race which Tom was happy with as I need the practice and he doesn't and at the end of the day we weren't competitive so I may as well get more seat time, so in the end I did the full 2 hours and 5 minutes which I must say was brilliant fun, towards the end though I could see I was getting low on fuel and as I was going through the Craners with a couple of minutes left when the car spluttered and I thought, bugger, I'm not going to finish the race so I decided I would limp home to the pits but as I came round the last corner the chequered flag was out so I just made it across the line to finish, talk about relieved. In the end we finished 25th out of 58, there were quite a few Elise's entered and we finished as the top Elise so I guess that's something to take away from the weekend, but it certainly wasn't the weekend we were hoping for, at the end of the day though I loved being in the car for 2 hours+. What to do for the rest of the season? well there are 6 rounds left, I have decided to do the next one at Croft in 2 weeks as never raced there then we are off to Spa in July so will do that as that is a huge tick on the bucket list then I will decide what to do from there, I have an historic racing itch I'd like to scratch but more on that later. Please find sme pics below, they are quite funny as they make you realise just how small the Elise is. Cheers, Paul.
    1 point
  18. Hi Everyone, So here we go again with another season or racing, for the last 4 years I have raced in mostly 20 minute sprint races with the odd longer 45 minute race in both the Radical SR1 Cup and Lotus Elise Trophy and it has always been the longer races I have enjoyed the most and have been the most competitive at so for this year we thought we'd try something different, endurance racing in the Elise in the 750 Motor Club 'Club Enduro' championship, which it turn out is the biggest grid in UK motorsport, for our first race at Donington we had 58 cars on track which certainly kept me busy for the 2 hour+ race. So there are 3 classes we could enter depending on the power to weight, we decided to unleash all of the Elise's power to be bang on the 300bhp per tonne limit to be in the top class A group, I was going to share the drive with my driver coach Tom and we really thought that we could be competitive and maybe fight for the title, how wrong we were. We arrived at Donington for Friday practice but we suffered brake issues all morning but once we sorted them we soon realised that the Touring Car type cars, TCR's for short, are much faster than us even though we all run to the 300bhp per tonne limit, they are basically specially built race cars where our Elise is a road car we turned into a race car. Anyway come race day I did my mandatory 3 laps for qualifying then Tom went out to see what could be achieved, he is basically one of the quickest guys around and he could only manage 14th on the grid, it was decided I would start the race and Tom would jump in at the fuel stop. I must admit I was a little nervous at the start as I starting higher up than my natural speed would normally put me being Tom qualified and at the start I got eaten alive by all the quicker guys but in the end I fell back to where my pace was competitive and settled into the race, after an hour or so I was summoned into the pits for a fuel stop and driver change, I jumped out the car and refueling started and whilst out the car I decided that I'd like to do the whole race which Tom was happy with as I need the practice and he doesn't and at the end of the day we weren't competitive so I may as well get more seat time, so in the end I did the full 2 hours and 5 minutes which I must say was brilliant fun, towards the end though I could see I was getting low on fuel and as I was going through the Craners with a couple of minutes left when the car spluttered and I thought, bugger, I'm not going to finish the race so I decided I would limp home to the pits but as I came round the last corner the chequered flag was out so I just made it across the line to finish, talk about relieved. In the end we finished 25th out of 58, there were quite a few Elise's entered and we finished as the top Elise so I guess that's something to take away from the weekend, but it certainly wasn't the weekend we were hoping for, at the end of the day though I loved being in the car for 2 hours+. What to do for the rest of the season? well there are 6 rounds left, I have decided to do the next one at Croft in 2 weeks as never raced there then we are off to Spa in July so will do that as that is a huge tick on the bucket list then I will decide what to do from there, I have an historic racing itch I'd like to scratch but more on that later. Please find sme pics below, they are quite funny as they make you realise just how small the Elise is. Cheers, Paul.
    1 point
  19. A little update on raffle prizes for those of you not on Facebook... In addition to the two race shirts from Classic Team Lotus we have also now announced an โ€˜Aโ€™ service form PJS Sports Cars and a Lotus Holdall and Accumate battery charger from Hangar 111. PJS Sports Cars also generously sponsor our โ€˜Car of the Dayโ€™ competition - Thanks Paul and Louise and a huge thanks to all our sponsors for their continuing support of LitP โ€“ many more prizes still to be announced in the coming weeks with all proceeds going to Rainbows Childrenโ€™s Hospice. Raffle tickets and your place at LitP can be purchased at https://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/litpbooking/ Note that places on the Matlock Bath runs are now full but we still have places available on both the Ashbourne and Classic runs as well as Direct to Chatsworth for those not wishing to do a run.
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  20. @LOTUSMAN33, this NA claims to be an LE: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205155720955
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  21. Ah. You've be Putined.
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  22. Renewed mine in March and was cheaper than last year! ยฃ290 iirc including use for business on a Sport 410 Evora
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  23. LF1 is a cracker. As factory though.....Evora LE never had gold wheels from Hethel and as a seller, I'd revert to original to maximise selling price. Justin
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  24. I'll be interested to see how quickly this sells. Seems value but I wonder if many buyers are looking for more originality and issues fixed. If it were mine, I'd fix the airbag, return wheels to original colour, remove sticker to tailgate, more information in text and price at ยฃ30k or thereabouts assuming the paintwork is decent and FSH. It should sell quickly as none of the jobs above should amount to more than ยฃ3k. Justin
    1 point
  25. This looks great value https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205155720955?atmobcid=soc3
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  26. Motorsport Magazine Emira V6 acceleration 0-200 km/h
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  27. ...... so they did repair the Essex Lotus 81 in time for this afternoon's race and Steve Brooks took it from the back of the grid to finish fifth. With a couple more laps he could have made it onto the podium as you can see how close he was to the fourth and third placed cars ahead. Great to see the car reliving its 'home' Grand Prix from 42 years ago, although there were no massive Essex banners or balloons over the circuit this year.
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  28. Excellent hospitality from Dave and Megan, as usual. Good turnout.
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  29. Wordle 330 2/6 โฌ›๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ๐ŸŸฉ I couldn't believe it when the majority of the first line turned green
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  30. How about a "Nigel Mansell JPS Esprit" tribute Emira I4...?
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  31. I was lucky enough to go on a tour of Integral Powertrain's new premises last Tuesday evening and, on display, is an Evija axle, i.e. 2 motors and inverters in a housing. As it's a display I presumed it's just the empty housing or has damaged motors/inverters inside. Anyway, considering it gives out 1000ps, it's not huge. An internal-combustion engine of such an output would be much bigger and more difficult to package plus needing a multi-ratio transmission (the Evija has a single ratio transmission). Pretty impressive.
    1 point
  32. A short update on Europa progress, I've repaired the chassis, cleaned and painted it, I managed to knock up some brass hinges on the lathe for the doors which I think will work ok. lots of spares arrived last week from Lotus supplies and there is a load more coming next week from Chris Foulds, the body is coming along slowly, it's a lot of work. I had good luck with the engine, whilst some of the bearings showed some slight wear, all measurements were within tolerances, so no machining required. Had a weekend off last week to go to the Jim Clark revival at Hockenheim, so many Lotus from Elites, 22's, 23's, 41's Nigel mansells F1 car, all sorts of stuff there, great weekend. Cheers Richard
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  33. It may not be in their 'grand scheme' to do this but Lotus could send any cancelled order cars to the dealerships - I have no doubt that they would be snapped up immediately by eager buyers.
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  34. Evora in a sea of Ferraris at Goodwood Supercar Sunday
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  35. The Evora S SR held its own on a recent tour of the north. The Supercar owners were impressed with its speed on the B roads and itโ€™s comfortable interior.
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  36. As promised, a quick re-creation of Doug's photo on the commute home last night... ... and another photo a few miles later at a call of nature, since the lay-by in the first photo had a couple of camper vans just out of shot.
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  37. Some pics from our recent tour of Scotland looking for a wedding venue. As a nice by-product, I drove the Evora on some stunning roads. This isn't why I suggested getting married in Scotland, honestly.... Also, 1,200 miles on the clock over Easter weekend and not a peep in the 'Spotted' thread, where were you all? ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  38. Good luck Paul, you will love Spa, my last race was there almost 10 years ago, it was a 1 hr race with driver change so similar to what you are doing. Regards Dan
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  39. The later addition radio now removed. I found a correct dash trim finish (sans radio), which seem to be uber-rare nowadays. I suspect many were binned back in the day.
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  40. Love the workings of the man maths to pay ยฃ50K more for a second hand paddle shift McLaren than a paddle shift Alpine, using a mid point stick shift Emira to justify Just do it if you can afford it
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