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  1. and I absolutely love this car! Have done just over 4000miles, but expect to do more this year, and the car has now done 45k miles. The only issues I've had over the past year were 1. lost the clutch pedal and after looking on the forum wrapped the clutch slave cylinder pipe as per a service bulletin and it seemed to have done the trick, its not happened again; and 2. the car suddenly went into limp mode, local garage diagnosed it to misfiring on cylinder 2, so replaced the spark plugs and all is now well Other work done includes repairing the glovebox, fitting a new and larger steering wheel spacer, replacing the mudflap brackets for stainless steel ones, replacing the coolant temperature sensor, and a new engine bay flexible duct heat shield. Just had the major C service done plus a few other minor bits (clutch sensor switch, ARB bushes, ball joint boots) at Lotus Silverstone and very happy with the work and experience. This plus 4 new Michelin tyres has meant a relatively expensive first year, but I bought the car at a good price (£24k) and planned to have the budget to cover a bit of expensive. The gear shift is quite stiff and after talking to Lotus Silverstone its either £500 for replacement cables or £1800 for replacement MY12 cables... not sure its worth the latter and I may try lubricating them first as others have done on this forum. I've kinda got used to how it shifts though.... 🤔 Now I know this will be a keeper, contemplating some cosmetic changes in the Spring, i.e. red callipers and wing mirror covers.. and maybe some red stripes? Black wasn't my first choice colour but its really grown on me and I think a bit of red splashed here and there will also help... Finally, a big thanks to this forum.. so much good advice and experience... its really helped through the year... What a fantastic car!!!!! Cheers, Ade
    11 points
  2. Good to see Barrie's car in Absolute Lotus this month.
    7 points
  3. I’m lucky enough to have the only 4x4 Sport 410 ever made. These are exactly the conditions the Cup 2’s are made for 😂
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  4. Finally got our veranda built after some covid related delays and the supplier going bankrupt. Happy now we have a combined open and closed space. Already had a barbecue in the pouring rain (6 hour slow cooked pulled pork).
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  5. Here’s the article FYI👍😎
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  6. Esprit V8 Brands Hatch probably 1996. Some sponsorship from London Lotus centre....
    6 points
  7. Congrats. It’s a lovely car. And 👍 to Jamie who is always hospitable even during hard time. Here’s a pic of mine before it gets protected.
    6 points
  8. My friends widow sent pics of the cars ...
    6 points
  9. I don't need GPS; I'm married.
    6 points
  10. I went with refinished OEM 410 wheels in Bronze. They are similar to Diablos-666's
    5 points
  11. Finally had our wood burner fitted in our new living room to be after over a year wait. Amazing bit of kit. It's T shirts and shorts all the way now! Internet piccy - not our living room as it is still a work in progress (all be it a very toasty work in progress)
    5 points
  12. Being back at work this week has limited the time to work on the car, but what time I have spent has been pretty frustrating. I got the electrics all hooked up again and decided to test the low fuel warning light before I put fuel in the car to find it had stopped working again. I took the level sensor out of the tank again and found that the downstop had got bent while trying to get it through the slightly tighter opening in the Axminster tank. After sorting that out all worked again and I took the opportunity to verify the the gauge worked too. Then this afternoon I tried to set up the throttle after installing the new cable a few days earlier. I spent ages getting the slack out of the cable with the abutments at both ends adjusted to the maximum of their travel and then I couldn't get enough pedal travel to reach more than about 75% throttle. After much head scratching I removed the new cable and compared it with the old one and it turned out the outer sheath on the new cable was much shorter than before. After measuring it and consulting the parts list it appeared I'd been supplied a LHD cable. I took it up with the supplier who was adamant the cables are only an inch different so it shouldn't make any difference, but the parts list suggests the difference is more like five inches. Anyway cable is going back to the supplier for a redund and I've got a genuine one coming from Lotus next week, so hopefully that will be a better fit. Lesson learnt, I should have compared the cables before installation 🙄. On a positive note, I've put 15ltrs of fuel in the tanks and so far no petrol smells in the garage 😃.
    5 points
  13. Credit where credit’s due - turns out the government can organise a piss-up.
    5 points
  14. Whatever it looks like, Evora a driving dream. Some folk have no idea what they are missing out on. Justin
    5 points
  15. Ade have you seen this weeks Autocar yet (pic from the article below)……there are lot’s of cars on the production line shown, at the time the photos were taken - they’re coming (apparently there are around an additional 35 “engaged in final testing” in different destination over the world) and you’ll see all the first Edition options in good time. Interesting to see how many LHD cars are featured in the photo below from Autocar. I personally reckon very soon in fact which will help you all with your initial orders. Don’t quote me as it’s just my feel on the situation but we need to keep the Lotus faith👍😉
    5 points
  16. Here is my beauty....;-)
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  17. So body prepared for transport for various preparations ahead of paint….loaded onto transporter sourced via Club Lotus, an ex sea captain now in the car moving business here in the North and a Lotus owner himself….
    4 points
  18. @Sparky has worked his post production magic on a pic he took of my car at FOS - he’s captured about the best angle I’ve ever seen of an S1 IMHO 😊
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  19. Awaiting ceramic coating ...
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  20. Exactly this ^^^ Just to add to all of the incorrect info given on his visa application, German newspaper Der Spiegel also reported that when they scanned the QR code on the photo test that he produced to verify his positive test it appeared to show as a positive test taken on 26th Dec so he shouldn’t have been on Spain when he was. The overseas trip he forgot to include on his entry visa.
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  21. Bet you don’t have the Nitrous can in photo 2 either.
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  22. "you know you're obsessed with the Emira when...." ... you spend waaay too much time nosing around posts on this forum, willing someone to have posted a real picture of a verdant green car!! our colour choices are locked in, based on samples of non finalised colours? I wonder if the verdant green is actually that deep blue in the autocar pictures?! 🤣
    4 points
  23. It's an Awesome Honor and I'm happy, but sad at the same time. I miss my friend and he's constantly on my mind. I hope to do his legacy proper by completing these vehicles and taking excellent care of them.
    4 points
  24. Got back from B&C that I visited yesterday and met my car for the first time, as well as Jamie and what a gent, really looked after me. The viewing exceeded expectations and I am very happy with what I have ordered. I missed yours @TonyKLas your car was being prepped at the time - though having seem many other Cups there, one of which is red I know it'll be stunning and I'm sure you'll be delighted too. @888mattd love the spec you wrote especially the seats, really suit the body.
    4 points
  25. Ex Lotus Owner so I've got 2 other cars. I need to get a Lotus again!
    4 points
  26. One of mates has said he finds the whole thing belittling......🙄
    4 points
  27. I do hope that Dr Erin Pritchard can find a way to put herself into obscurity away from any public image and contemplate how she can start to enjoy her life. This way she and her likes will stop me from being outraged and offended by their remarks! It works 2 ways, she finds the name Midget Gems offensive - I find her offensive!
    4 points
  28. An update on my problem. Very nice call from dealer this morning apologising for my inconvenience, accepting that leak is not fully resolved if still wet therefore, offering to get the car picked up and passenger door fixed. Feeling far more comfortable about long term Evora ownership now.
    3 points
  29. You clearly haven't read the discussion between Fraser N and Graham Medley - Medley specifically said that they (SAGE) had not actually considered the full range of possibilities, they specifically only considered the top end of the risk profile. Hence why their models were so very far off... that was clearly deliberately supporting stronger lockdown measures. These may well have flattened out the curve a bit more strongly but gave no consideration at all to the consequences on the wider economy or health of the population. Medley himself has said that they assumed someone else was modelling the negative impacts - of course no-one was.
    3 points
  30. Your response is to ignore rather than address those aspects of the discussion that you don't have a potted response to - oh dear! I'd be interested to hear what you feel my 'true colours' are there... not sure we know each other but you seem happy to jump to conclusions on the basis of a couple of brief messages that you disagree with... I've no idea what your background is as I don't have the time to read 200 pages of posts, it seems that whatever you do, you seem pretty happy to take the line you are being fed by those you regard as superior and don't need to think too much for yourself. That's one way to live I guess. Keep your fingers in your ears there Greg, I'm sure you'll find that your views are never really challenged and certainly never wrong! 👍
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  31. Did you read what Graham Medley said - he was quite clear... the models were only at the 'worse case' end of the spectrum. No effort at all was taken to model the other possible outcomes. And the government has only just decided to take a different view to SAGE, in not moving beyond 'Plan B' after Christmas. They followed 18 months worth of worst possible case scenarios before that... ...to the detriment of millions of people who no longer have a business, lost trade, or weren't assessed for cancer and may now die prematurely, who didn't get to visit their elderly relatives or indeed were those elderly relatives whose conditions deteriorated more quickly than they should and who may have spent their last days alone and not understanding why.
    3 points
  32. The ice cream van has arrived😁
    3 points
  33. This just popped up on fb... Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge , 1979.
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  34. Last week I decided to start booking my 2022 track days. I'm really missing doing them, so I've decided to book a couple of days early in the year and risk the weather. I've got Snetterton on 28th Feb, and Bedford on 21st march. If the weather is really bad it's not the end of the world as the trackdays are cheap that time of year. With that in mind, I needed to do a couple of quick jobs. 1) Replace the rear pads, and give the rear discs a bit of a clean while I'm at it. As well as the disc needing a bit of a clean, the drum area was a bit corroded After a quick honing and wire brushing Discs refitted with new pads. 2) The other thing I wanted to do was swap the wheels over from left to right. The left tyres wear more quickly as most tracks are clockwise, so I wanted to even things up a bit to maximise tyre life. The problem with the Exige, is that doing this is actually a bit of a pain. Because the centre jacking point lifts the entire side of the car up, you effectively will end up with all four wheels in the air once and the car 'balancing'. To get around this, I purchased a set of hub stands so that I can lower one side back to the ground without the wheels on it. Getting all four wheels off at once is now quick and easy. The stands should easily take the weight of the car, but I did keep my second jack there to take some of the load as a precaution.
    3 points
  35. I thought we had it bad on choosing colours and specifications... My wife is picking materials to redecorate and refurnish our house. We have about 25 sample pots of paint, all of which have been painted onto 1m squares of wallpaper to be held up against walls. Plus 10 samples of wood flooring and about 15 books of carpet samples and 30 or so fabric samples for curtains and blinds. Yesterday she went back to the carpet shop to cancel the order she placed last week and has changed the specification to a slightly different colour from the same supplier. I honestly can't see the difference between the two! And for the paints, they are basically all different shades of what you and I would call "cream"
    3 points
  36. My other car is a Lotus (so the sticker in both my cars says!)
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  37. Thanks to @JimH, I'm now in possession of a new old 920R unit so a quick like-for-like swap and I'll be fully-functional in the ICE department again, albeit that I will still tend to listen to the output of the 2bular over anything broadcast or recorded, .
    3 points
  38. Just stocked up on shortbreads in case.......
    3 points
  39. Just have to say in support of teachers, we just had an online parents’ evening and all were well prepared and very informative with regards to upcoming GCSEs. They’re also putting on extra revision classes after school. Best of all we didn’t need to leave our kitchen and all 7 teachers were seen in 35 minutes!
    3 points
  40. Here's the story about the Esprit at the Cannonball.
    3 points
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