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CharlieC

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About CharlieC

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  • Birthday 13/07/1968

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    http://espritv8gt.wordpress.com/

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    Also been known to babble about motorcycles on occasion...

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    Charlie
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    V8 GT
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    Longevity based upgrades only
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    Frankfurt
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  1. CharlieC

    CharlieC

  2. CharlieC

    V8 Crankshaft Drawing/Good Used Crank

    I could be interested. Depends on whether mine survives or not. Thought I saw one listed on the SJ site tho.
  3. CharlieC

    Esprit 40th Anniversary

    The idea of a multinational Esprit meet sounds great but I think something more central would be better. The Spa idea sounded really cool. Central France also. Anywhere with a nice backdrop!
  4. Hi Peter, I've got that set although when I bought it it wasn't sold as being developed for the S-350. The springs are from KW who are considered to be pretty good. Here's their site - http://www.kwsuspensions.co.uk/home/ I don't recall the spring rate off the top of my head but will take a look and update this post over the weekend. Important to know is that one of the shocks was shot shortly after the 3 year warranty expired. I wouldn't re-buy this set for that reason. Its not like I'm doing silly miles, track days or weigh as much as Günter. I think Bibs comment about the retailer is also worth taking into account. If I were re-newing now I'd go for absolute quality rather than adjustability. They are fun to mess about with but I'm not sure the longevity is there. In fact with this set I know its not. HTH Charlie
  5. CharlieC

    Lotus Motorcycles

    Bibs. It has images from lotus apparently. I've seen them but can't share. Someone in blighty can though. Or just wait till someone else scans it... PS I was right about the motor
  6. CharlieC

    Lotus Motorcycles

    Surprise yourself mate.
  7. CharlieC

    Lotus Motorcycles

    The bike is shown in todays MCN http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/news/newsresults/general-news/2014/january/jan1413-new-mcn-jan-15-lotus-superbike/ Those of you near a UK newsagents should get the first story before breakfast.
  8. CharlieC

    Lotus Motorcycles

    That sketch is from Luca Bar, its just a "hypothesis" as the text says so I wouldn't get hung up on it. Here's a similar article from Visordown but its not clear who their source is. Could be they're just reading another story themselves. http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/new-lotus-c-01-motorcycle-gets-a-200hp-v-twin/24289.html Whats most interesting is the hint at the motor, A V twin tuned from 170 up to 200 PS. Definitely not from BMW then. Ducati are already at 195PS with the Panigale so it suggests its not that. If I were a gambling man (which I'm not) I'd put money on it being the 1198 KTM RC8 motor. http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ktm/ktm_1198_rc8_r_track%2011.htm
  9. CharlieC

    Lotus Motorcycles

    Good question! If they're talking supersport with 200hp then thats going to be the BMW S1000RR engine. The fact also that Kodewa are not a million miles from Münich is also helpful. My personal "big question" is "why are Lotus letting someone build a motorbike in their name?" Could Lotus be using it to "flirt" with BMW themselves? Are they using it to show off technology that BMW might buy for their bikes? But thats just me spiffballing as the yanks would say Very interesting story Bibs!
  10. http://www.hockenheim-historic.de/en/jim-clark Will anyone be going to this event? I heard from another forum member about this and the target to get over 350 Lotus cars on the H-ring to set a new world record. If this is being discussed online else where please share the link here SG Charlie
  11. Hello all, I'm doing a favor for a friend of mine. He's a car and motorbike designer (among other things). He's ex Bertone, Peugeot/Citroen and Honda. He's offering to create a sketch of your car or motorbike based on a photo you supply. You can get yourself included in the sketch too if you want. Here's his website, the rates are super reasonable, starting from €30 up to €100 depending on time and detail requirement. My car is currently on the front page albeit the sketch is not quite finished. (I'm still rather pleased with the result so far tho) An ideal gift for..um,,, yourself or a loved one http://www.pierre-rouaux.com/
  12. CharlieC

    Hallo TLF

    Hi Udo, You want one of these? http://www.gendan.co.uk/product_ENG327P.html Don't worry about your English - Es gibts nicht schlimmer als mein Deutsch. Schöne gruss aus raum FFM. Charlie Ps viel spass mit dem neuen auto!
  13. I'm looking at the SJ muffler too. Has anyone tried it yet? Hows the sound? The Quicksilver bits look ok (and weight saving) but I'd like something that gets through an MOT/TÜV without having to swap back to stock for the day.
  14. I saw this car today heading in the direction of the Geneva Auto Salon maybe 10 km away at around 2pm. I was driving in the opposite direction and saw what I thought was a Lambo - last second glimpse of the wing gave it away - Looked gorgeous
  15. Hello Peter, Paul just answered your question for me R&B said the kit is very good quality. cheers Charlie

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