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    V8GT'98,Ducati ST4, Duc 999, Duc 916s, BMW 735i, an ugly Ford Scorpio MK2 (runs on most flamable oils), Ford Fiesta `96, and last but not least - S1 Elise *bought as write off* (still under re-construction)
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  1. Colin, that's an reference to post WW II .. so you are on the wrong path. @ C8RKH you refer to WW II, "where Eagles dare" was filmed in Austria .. not Brandenburg area
  2. I'm not so much into pubs - we could arrange something here 52°24'48.4"N 13°05'24.5"E .. maybee you get the (multiple) movie refernces 😉
  3. Hello .. I'm - wait a minute ... "Newbie -?" OK, why not - so I'm officially free from all sins in past ?? 😆 Does the detailing kit come declared as a gift - or how does it work now for German members, with Brexit and tax rates on packages send from UK? Second point to mention - the forum membership upgrades gives the option to get GOLD-with CoP from Lotus, CoP signed by an CEO who is not longer in charge .. humm 😉. Anyway, I guess that means "for one car" .. right. What would I need to do for the other Lotus-car with VIN, parked up there in the shed.. contact an German dealership and pay the additional dealer fees? Stephan quit his dealer contract, as most German owners will know. *sidenote @Bibs As I will probabbly never travel to UK anymore, and will not even be allowed to get a job without vaxination over here in Germany - means the remained GBP I have is not longer of use for me, my idea was therefore to send GBP in cash to you, Bibs. PayPall adds fees for money exchange. so that is not prefered.
  4. any results - or was thr car sold in parts ? shortcut on O2 sensor "pre heater" wiring , or on sensor heater (internally) can harm your system it was mentioned in one of the comments so was there any outcome with this sitation ? *****( ..ahh - now I can see other replys - as this story was still in my inbox over here in TLF so its running and a cut-oof on relais was the cause - good that you could fix this
  5. ..sounds more like the typical 'dismantle' of a company after Chineese occupation - is this guy from China in any relation to European automotive development or brand history ?? I personally would not wonder if his background is more financial related, as "synergies" often means to take over from other products and brands to create more outcome with less people. Especially as the market chances and investment capabilities for an small exotic carmaker, who still builds the cars in Europe, is not that good - compared to cheap Chineese workfleet. Volvo is bigger in terms of sales and product range, so that's why it is not so easy to transfer this brand completely to China. Lotus on the other hand .. Anyway - an automotive business manager who goes to a relatively small "non OEM" private company, this sounds suspicious. Was he just in the way and blocked the Chineese to take absolute control up to now.. hmm ?
  6. everyone seems to be focussed on starman - I`m just interested to take the Lotus-Chassis back to earth, after lets say two years or so in space.

    As for the engineering interest in me - the temperature and (UV)radiation stresses on the material will for sure cause effects on the car. Those are usable as information for lets say an soon to follow habitat construction on mars..

  7. I had contact with the guys from blackart via fb once.. it is of course an alternative solution, and goes more into my beloved CAD area of drawings What I think it could be good as well to give some positive feeling, that's to have a more "colorfull" scetch style .. in the way years ago seen for the Elise S2 / 340 design scetches in LotusClub Deutschland clubhouse. in my case just more focussed on Esprit S4 and Elise S1
  8. so some premiumbrands have 'classic' support MercedesBenz Classic and BMW Classic ...Lotus has at least a 'brand exclusive' race series and the race-classics support There could be a factory own business in the backup, as value goes up in the collectors market ..more and more Lotus from 1970 up to 1990 years go into the 'value classics' especially if modern cars create more and more awareness for the brand
  9. how is the Lotus Cup backed up in terms of factory support on Cup races ? ..that the "F1 for millionaire" club with the T125 was a short lived thing is clear
  10. Hello .. is there any realistic way to get an S4 series 'Esprit V8 GT' and an 'Elise S1' design print .. signed with real pen by Julian ? the office rooms over here get an official restyle, from an 'temporarily' guest status in our rooms we now get our company-brand looks ..and therefore I have the idea to create just an extra special note - it would help of course to create at least a little awareness in SMT on how I am, what I have as background and what my "tribe" is ? I still not have enough time to get my cars and bikes on road it would help a lot mentally in terms of "keep your dreams" ..instead to run out of the office and shout out to loud on the way things go over here in SOLERA day by day..
  11. years ago there was a story about a (part)rebuild or refresh or something on Nguyen's Esprit in a dedicated section of the factory ..with all the grow in business - is there such 'factory service' still alive - or is all rebuild done normally by us enthusiasts on DIY and privately hired garages ? this question is not to confuse with the Classic F1 shop run by Clive
  12. any news on this ? As Travis told ..918 engine is OBD and CARB compliant with 16pin connector - communication is ISO 9142 protocols you can use any "full screen" OBD diagnostic system, to monitor live data on ignition timing and fuel-trimming usable software is as mentioned the free-available diagnostic software created by Peter Maers most OBD diagnostics who can perform "live data plot" even trigger and store data if engine shuts down, as long as ignition key still is 'on' and connection to ECM is not lost. This means you can copy the "test run" from first startup until it shuts down on roadside on your notebook and load it up here into the V8-group forum section parameters to document should be at least ignition, fuel trim and anything you do not see with own eyes in the cockpit instruments I guess there was newer any indication or warning light in the instrument cluster that warned you on overheat or check-engine or something like this in advance to the shut down ?
  13. "Say Hello and step in" ..OK, long time not here, but was asked to look over. What for me is curious is that there is a complete bank of injectors given as inactive. So, as Mike has already mentioned, the Engine Injector system (engine harness) is feed ground on the bellhousing, and there oxids of steady salty UK weather driving are a bad thing. My additional tought on this would be: the engine block itself needs a solid ground as well ..this goes to chassis and should also be free from oxids on the contact surface, of course to proove the integrity of all small wires of the engine system (ECM) undo the multi-contact ECM connector, grab a small needle or paper clip .. and use the workshopbook for harness details ..this way you can first check that all wiring on its own is intact and usable for test of "injector feed" from ECM use simple test lights, who mimic an real injector, those are available in garages and should be there to find for right type of injector (different voltage / connector types are in use in automotive world) for verification of fuel pressure a simple hydraulic pressure tester is usable, feed via the Shraeder valve connector on fuel rail (RH side) if one of the mentioned fuelpumps is old (normally after around 20 years should be the main pump, the one that does have to run steady) - just bridge the relay that is activated on overboost and on "start up" .. as only ECM activates this second fuel-pump normally. If you activate this pump manually by manipulating the contact the second fuelpump will run even on idle and medium cruise, and hold the fuel delivery on top level if you do this manipulation simply by unplugging of relay, the ECM of course will detect an additional fault and set a code most times it is therefore worth to just swap the pumps within wiring iself - or swapp them over physically in the fuel tank (two pumps sit next to each other in a bracket (holder) in the tank on RH side, both pumps are technically the same) ..this for now - have to sleep some night on it SOLERA Holding is my new employer in Germany, US guys may know what this means mentally ..
  14. Hello Graham, as requested I`m back in the Forum now .. via business PC , don`t tell the Boss As far as I can recall the small section of the original catalyst can house an 98mm dia aftermarket catalyst, and the bigger section something with 120mm dia. Means, as the Lotus factory catalyst, with all its matching bends and curvature on the pipe, is good for an reuse - just cut precisely only into the weld lines (grind them off). The sections of the Lotus catalyst are fitted together with an "overlap" style - so you can put them back together after preparation and just weld the "end cap / pipe section" onto it again. Prior mark the orientation of the pipe section in safe distance to the cut, of Course with some corresponding lines / scratch Points. What I`ve used to pass the German MOT Emission test was just an cheapisch round type 200cell "metal core" aftermarket universal catalyst from eBay .. - where I have undone the cones and fitted just the Center sections directly into the original catalyst housing by weld spots, so you need to read the eBay descriptions on dimensions or drawings carefully The production numbers / verification ID of the original catalyst remained outside, and none could see that inside an aftermarket catalyst (without Registration / type ID) was placed into it.
  15. not sure how you manage to invest into '4wheeled projects' - if you have no job (therefore no regular income) ? this was what caused for me to stop serious investments in car/bike fun ..until now. But anyway - you are experienced on international base, as I understand - so why not apply in the wind-energy industry ? In Europe (especially in Germany) there are offers for offshore services, as so far there is of course a debate about more and more offshore as well as about the wind parks on land - but the existing systems need services and management. On my search for an adequate job in the automotive engineering field I came across those other offers, for mechanical engineering & 'service personal and wind energy engineering'.
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