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  1. 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!
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  2. Like Mike I've had mine for many years (since 2004 I think??) but not from new and all in one go. Before the Sport 350 I had an '87 S3 Turbo HC and a '00 V8 GT. I enjoyed my track days and the HC was weak in the brake department and way too nice to muck about with regarding upgrades etc. The first V8 was the best I could afford at the time and was good but again needed better brakes etc to really work on track and road (road was and is still the main focus). I have planned various upgrades and a buddy said, why not just get one that is sorted. It was a good call and fortunately a Sport
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  3. 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
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  4. Hi Guys, after a few inquiries here the second chapter of " Chassiswork " Once LOTUS, always LOTUS Andrae S.
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  5. The correct willams tool kit for the S1 S2 and S2.2 looks like this.
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  6. You won’t have a fat lot of choice Evora wise. It’s either good for you and you can do a deal with the seller or it’s not. What others have sold for or been advertised for is largely irrelevant based on so many variables of a 10 year old car. Pick the phone up and talk to them
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  7. To add some figures for perspective: GT3 1230Kg unladen 240bhp - 216 lb/ft (0.2bhp /Kg) V8 350 1300Kg unladen 350bhp - 295 lb/ft (0.27bhp /Kg)
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  8. Hi folks, I registered here 5 years ago and have only been a quiet reader until now. That will change from today. I come from motorsport and have over 30 years of experience. From 1995-2013 I drove a Sunbeam Lotus in the german hillclimb championship. Looking for a new challenge, I decided on a Lotus Esprit V8 in 2015. I really wanted a V8 mid-engine, turbocharged car to ignite the final stage in hill climbs. First of all, I rebuilt a Sport 350 as a test car. This still has a road approval and serves as a T-Car to adjust the chassis, brakes, engine and transmission. The power is between 500-7
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  9. £2-£3k pa - that’s enough to keep an esprit going as long as it’s good to start with. A V8 engine that detonates can quickly eat £15k though. A solid one will look after you if you look after it
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  10. Hi Matt, If you are making another batch and are considering selling a set I will definitely be interested. Chris.
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  11. I've had made some new S1, S2 early S3 parts, all the parts are unavailable elsewhere or are not available in a quality I would fit to my cars. EN16 Door hinge pins and phosphor bronze oil-lite bushes in both sizes, threads are rolled rather than just taped. £50 (car set) S1 S2 and early S3 gear stick with original m7 thread chromed made from EN16 so wont snap again. £80 Seat belt mounts inside sill. £40 each side Caliper piston push one way on handbrake mechanism £40 Each Handbrake mount in sill £50 each
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  12. So you haven't had fuel in them yet? What type of fuel do you normally use? Kind regards, Jacques
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  13. If you are stirred by the Sport350 then try and organise a test drive. Like Chris, I'm a huge fan of the S350 having bought mine from new. I have since modified it for significantly more power, but in the factory form they already have savage performance. I cannot speak for the Nitrons, but assuming they are adjustable you should be able to tailor the settings to your taste. Looking at your previous cars, I have a feeling that the S350 might meet your expectations more so than the GT3.
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  14. It’s a toy, so always buy with your heart
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  15. Have posted a couple of times but thought I ought to make a formal introduction. I've just bought a 2010 Evora NA... slightly frustrating as it was delivered this week while our household is having to self-isolate and I haven't been out in it yet! Will be going for some 'essential' shopping later... Already encountering some of the well known 'niggles', i.e after a whole load of rain this week both drivers and passengers door sills are wet. Fortunately it has a warranty so will be returning shortly to the dealer to get sorted. I hope to do much of the work on it myself and have noticed that El
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  16. Don't know about the difference about the S2 and Turbo tool kit and spanners but maybe this would help, it's from a post on FB by a Esprit Turbo owner and I hope he will not disappointed as I'm sharing the infos here. G.
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  17. No sorry a jps owner had my last jack and tool roll two weeks ago. When I get some more I will post them up here. Going to make some more steering wheels, bosses and crash pads this spring. Matt
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  18. Yes chap - plenty of folks sat at home looking for some fun.
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  19. Great commit don’t overthink things . my NA over 46000 now on its original clutch no issues at all great read folks .
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  20. Being really cold outside with -11,9 deg. cel plus a chill factor, it's nice to spend a little time in the garage working on Little Red Riding Hood. I had taken the lower fuel cross pipe off, together with the old fuel hoses, and circular flaps for the tanks, the circular clamps drilled out, and cleaned up the ground wires from the tanks to the frame. Nothing wrong with the old parts, but after 30 years, I think it's time to renew them. The new fuel hoses I had ordered as originals (always), but received something else. Now I donøt know if they are a newer type or some aftermarket stuff.
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  21. Thanks. I'd say thats about right but I really need some more time in the road in the dark with the LEDs to be sure.
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  22. I didn't see the printed conversion instructions in the above thread, so will post them here. Yes, very worthwhile project...no more winking Elite! I made the brackets out of composite (foam core wrapped with fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin). Hope this helps. Scott Headlight pod conversion (2020_01_03 04_40_18 UTC).docx
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  23. Better... Basically found out that in order for the LED array to perform properly within the headlamp projector it had to be orientated vertically. Still not sure they're that much better than a set of white output halogens...
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  24. Here is a link to the article (with a working video): https://media.lotuscars.com/en/blog/lotus-on-the-limit-on-the-ice.html
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  25. Hi Guys, here as promised first category of Bodywork. The 350 Sport have had two big accident by pre owners long time ago. The result is a very light trackday car with road legal registration like the F40
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  26. We knew in 1776 that you guys would mess it all up eventually.
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  27. Ha! Nothing but the finest middle class rags for the banana @Chillidoggy
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  28. In attempting to clear up a post in the wrong section I accidently merged the Brexit (Euro question) and COVID (Coronavirus) Topics. Currently, with a little help, trying to separate them again so please be patient as every single post needs to be individually read and separated. Now, in my defence: 1. It's not like they were the 2 biggest posts or anything...... 2. It's not my fault Bibs gave someone who is a dribbling incompetent with technology, a position of trust...... 3. I was just trying to help, honest guv! Normal service on these 2 posts to be resumed in 5.....
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  29. Hi Anyone thinking of selling your Evora NA Manual once covid rules allows please drop me a PM. Even if it’s not ready to sell until later on the year, please drop me a PM so I can gauge what might be about. I’ve sold my car, working from home and have access to another car so happy to wait for the right one. Thanks in advance
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  31. Howdy guys, I have a NA car with a couple mods to the gears and drivetrain: - Evora 4XX gear shifter mechanism (plus new cables and hardware required for that to work) - Evora 4XX lighter flywheel - Evora 4XX clutch All the work was done by the very good people at ES Motorsports, (please give Dave a call and tell him Jay sent you). I got a whole bunch of other work done at the same time so I don't know the cost of getting the individual bits of work done. My thoughts on the gear change My original gear change mechanism would shift fine when bimbling about b
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  32. From going from a 2010 NA to a 410GTsport I can honestly say my NA gear change was as good as my new 410, the NA was still on its original cables and never once had trouble changing gear, it also had the LR box and I never once thought I wished I had the SR box. My thoughts are there where some cars that came from the factory with the cables not adjusted as they should have been and that cast a shadow on all early NAs which in the real world is not the case. My advice is to get out there and drive a few don’t overthink things and like Barry says the sports pack is a must, luckily most cars com
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  33. My NA clutch pedal was heavy. My 2011 S noticeable lighter. When I say many have been changed, I use 'many' in a relative manner but that is perhaps misleading. I certainly don't mean 'most' - but considering clutches should last well over 50,000+ miles, I would say early Evora was above average on having this part replaced. Mine survived 68000 miles and 11 years so no complaints. My NA was a factory car when new (Martin Donnelly drove it initially) and I bought it from Bell and Colvill in 2018 who confirmed linkage was changed in 2014. They supplied a copy invoice for this in-hous
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  34. Repair costs can also be daunting...I seem to recall it has AP Racing brakes that cost a mega sum to fix. The buyer of my old one found this out after he tracked it a few times. All well and good if you understand this going in. Justin
    1 point
  35. Hi all, I recently found an original set of tools, scissor jack and lug wrench (Wheel Brake) for my Esprit S2. Tools go in the bag under the flap on the Engine cover, Jack and handle are mounted on top of the engine cover too. Where is the Lug Wrench stowed?
    1 point


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