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    Marc Howitt
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    Esprit V8 1999
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  1. Does anyone know which exhaust outlet comes from which turbo on a Lotus sports exhaust, does it cross over or not. I am sure someone on here cut one open and it had the outlet on the same side as the turbo (can't find the entry on this site) but I have been reliably informed it crosses over - Does anyone know for sure. Thanks (I have a turbo that may need refurbishment and I would hate to have the wrong one done).
  2. Call me cynical - but how can you tell that is the original chassis?
  3. I really do not understand this argument that X amount of people have died since the decision was mad and X amount of new people have entered the voting population as a justification of a new vote. At what point does this become valid and under what criteria. If people want to use this argument they need to be able to justify it in a quantifiable and provable manner and it needs to be implemented for all UK laws and rulings - after all we need to be fair and even handed. Please can anyone who believes in this argument justify this in any meaningful way - I bet you can't. And of course this will need to keep repeating. We seem to be in an era where collective decision making is only allowed when it aligns itself with the individual, which is impossible. As a note I suspect that peoples view changes with age (mine certainly has), younger people tend to be more left wing in their youth and as they grow older they mellow become and finally become more right wing (generalisation I know). So grumpy old farts popping their clogs tend to be replaced with others who become grumpy old farts. Looking at the demographic of this web site perhaps the members of this website could be used as a case study . So the above argument may not be as helpful for the remain outcome as some may think. Oh - and another whinge, how can someone come onto a news channel and say that Ireland voted to remain, Scotland and Wales voted to remain and if you look the rest as a whole they voted to remain. So we should remain if we are being fair. And they gave this person airtime and didn't haul her over the coals and require her to justify the statement and explain how she came to that conclusion. If we do not follow the decision of the referendum democracy in this country is well and truly screwed.
  4. That won't go down well in Lotus Argentina. Why? - it was the Argentinians that had the Exocet
  5. The people of the South West are now mobilising for these long threatened protests - well 1 is! . Is Barry on holiday in Cornwall at the moment?
  6. Anyone tried Soilent Green?
  7. Certainly over the the past 14 years we have been farming on Dartmoor weather patterns have changed and tend to be more extreme - more wind, longer drier spells, much wetter spells, shifts in the seasons etc.. My simplistic belief is that the atmosphere is getting warmer i.e. more energy in the system therefore greater activity, extremes in temperature, etc.. etc.. but then again my neighbour believes it's Sun Spot activity causing all the problems. I know the sample of 14 years is way too short to make any prediction but I would definitely say we are getting more weather than we did when we first started framing.
  8. If we have no Deal the gov has announced: No Tariffs on nearly all imports, except where it would be detrimental to UK businesses (10% on beef, poultry, cars, etc..) No Border between NI and Eire. Why the F&%k did they state this months ago!
  9. No one seems to be mentioning how much the UK will need to pay for any extension. Varying estimates seem to be about 1 Billion a month to 15 Billion a year.
  10. I can remember nearly running over one of those when they first came out. I was being overtaken on the inside on a roundabout (I was actually stationary and the C5 was weaving through the traffic). The only reason I noticed was a piece of wire with a little red flag on went past at eye height that , when I looked down, I noticed was attached to the back of the C5. I watched it with fascination as it weaved between me and a whacking great lorry - the driver was definitely likely to become a candidate for the Darwin awards. I would be interested in the thought processes for the design of the C5 - was it an exercise in reducing the population of hipsters or just badly thought out?
  11. Brick wall - to bang ones head against.
  12. I did it with my motorbike and it was the most boring thing I had ever done, really took the fun out of motorcycling, gave up after 6 weeks as it was turning something I enjoyed doing in to drudgery. Probably didn't help I had a new instructor who didn't know the roads - mile upon mile of straight Roman roads at 30 / 40 miles an hour was just not enjoyable. I did learn a few things but after week 3 it was just more of the same.
  13. Well bugger me! (well not literaly) - I was only looking this up 2 days ago as the CAD package I use sometimes has just released an upgrade that amongst other things solves problems within the products turbo Encabulator: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/blog/january-24-2019-product-update-whats-new/ Wikipedia explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator And more importantly Lotus is mentioned in the text - Could this be the origins of the name what with Colin Chapman being a bit of an engineer? Full Text: For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such an instrument is the turbo encabulator. Now basically the only new principle involved is that instead of power being generated by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it is produced by the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and capacitive diractance. The original machine had a base plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzlevanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots of the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible tremie pipe to the differential girdle spring on the “up” end of the grammeters. The turbo-encabulator has now reached a high level of development, and it’s being successfully used in the operation of novertrunnions. Moreover, whenever a forescent skor motion is required,
  14. We have a good arrangement - I get taken to the shops and shown the card I would have got if SWMBO had remembered. I try and remember to get something trivial just so I can play the guilt card but even I forgot this year!
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