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  1. My offer of a lift in a 'proper' (2+2) Lotus still stands if you wish to avail yourself of it, Andy.
  2. Ticket ordered (#4141) - many thanks for all your efforts @Bibs , . I'll be arriving Friday night straight from southern Spain (3 day drive) via the tunnel so if you see a particularly dishevelled individual, with a filthy vehicle that remotely resembles a once-shiny Evora, lurking in the background at your little soirée - don't call security, that'll be me!
  3. Heading down the M6 this morning, spotted a red Elise northbound near Carlisle. "Great", I thought, "that's my Lotus fix for today. How wrong was I? On the return journey, they were more common than those Stuttgart creations, . All heading south, first there was a mid-blue Excel near Jcn34 (Lancaster), followed a few minutes later near Killington Lake Services by a white 3-11 (brave guy considering it was precipitating somewhat at that time, ). Then near the top of Shap, there was a yellow Elan (S2/3?). At Jcn40 (Penrith), a grey Exige S3, at Jcn43 (Carlisle Centre) a dark green Exi
  4. Gear ratios are: Long Box - (1) 3.538 (2) 1.913 (3) 1.218 (4) 0.86 (5) 0.79 (6) 0.638 Short Box - (1) 3.538 (2) 1.913 (3) 1.407 (4) 1.091 (5) 0.9697 (6) 0.861
  5. My P&J with some of its 'pals' when we went to collect our bottles of 'limited edition' Jim Clark 50th Anniversary whisky last Saturday.
  6. @Relic222 A little 'something' to keep your mind focused on what you really want............ .....and before you ask - no, sorry but it's not for sale anytime soon, or even, EVER! It's a late 2010 NA with all 3 option packs and an aftermarket (2bular) exhaust. I've had it since March '15 and put almost 30k miles on it in that time - it's now on 62k. During my ownership, other than routine servicing consumables, it has had the following items replaced: ICE head unit - my choice. The sound quality of the OE Alpine W505 as OK for me (with that exhaust you don't really need to
  7. OK, so I've reacted to the subliminal message hidden in @Chillidoggy's post and I'm now staying Friday night through until Monday morning here : . Is that better? @C8RKH - Andy, I'll have a spare seat in mine if you're needing a lift from anywhere relatively local - if you're really good, I'll even let you sit in the front rather than gaining first-hand experience of just how practical a 2+2 actually is, .
  8. As a life-long Alfa enthusiast, it's a very sad day - he really turned the company's fortunes around.
  9. I 'attacked' mine about this time last year. After removing the worst of the flakey bits with some sandpaper, I gave it a coat of brush-on rust inhibitor - Hammerite Kurust if memory serves me right. It goes on a creamy colour but turns black as it dries and in the end It looked presentable enough that I didn't bother to go back and paint over it. I also did the intake grills behind the doors but you have to be a bit careful here - if any dribbles through and lands on the ducting underneath, it remains 'white' when it dries (it's not had any rust to react with afterall) and so you then ha
  10. As it happens - no. Is there something I should know? The place is called 'Silverstone House' - that's got to be a good omen, surely?
  11. Definitely not missing this. Holiday form submitted at work for Thursday through to Tuesday inclusive - might as well make a long long weekend road trip out of it, . Just got to figure out accommodation now and it's all sorted! ETA : Friday and Saturday night in an 'Excellent' rated B&B in Great Yarmouth now booked for £60 all in - the canny Scot strikes again!
  12. ^^^^ That Evora looks Furka-n great!
  13. Went out for a nice long run in the Evora today to wind down after a hectic week at work (60+ hours) and get me suitably chilled for tomorrow's big car show at Glamis Castle. Stopped at a pedestrian crossing in a small town miles from home and the next second - dumph and the car nudges forward. Look in the mirror and all I can see is an expanse of white bonnet. I get out to find a Peugeot 508 'resting' against my rear - apparently his "foot slipped off the brake onto the accelerator", . Fortunately, only superficial scuffing to the bumper which several hours of elbow grease wit
  14. Finally got around to fitting the new hose - I went 'Code Red'. The most difficult task was removing the last little bits of the old hose material from the end cap that fits up against the grille so that I could reuse it - just how much sealant compound did they need to use to 'glue' these bits together? Mind you, with the engine cover refitted my OCD has kicked-in, , as I don't know how long I can live with the mismatched reds before I have to take action, .
  15. I'm afraid I'll be with you in spirit but not in body - just finished a 13 hour shift and out on another at 6 tonight so it's bedtime for me now. Hopefully make the next one but I'll catch up with some of you at Glamis next weekend.
  16. That minute could make the difference between making it to your destination or not. I'm not defending this so-called 'elephant racing' but there are times, like my run above, where every second is precious. A few minutes delay over the course of a journey which is scheduled to take say 4hours and 27 minutes and you run out of time - at 4hours and 30 minutes of driving time, regardless of whether you've travelled 2 miles or 200+ miles in that time, an HGV driver is legally obliged to stop and take a 45 minute (usually unpaid) break before continuing. By taking this break before he/she's at
  17. I was going through the 50mph speed limit zone with exactly 80kph set on the highly-accurate digital cruise control, confirmed by my equally accurate digital tachograph. Chummy in his Focus was no doubt working from his not-so-accurate analogue speedo which said he was doing approximately 50mph but in reality was more like 46-47. However, in his eyes, it would appear that I was judged to be speeding and therefore he needed to take direct action to slow me down - I mean, think of the kittens who's lives were being threatened by my selfish actions, .
  18. Car drivers on the M6, complete and utter beep, beep, beep, beep, beep. OK, it's a 50mph average speed zone and that's what I'm doing (within the accuracy of my tachograph, which is +/- 1kph) so I don't need you coming over all self-appointed traffic cop and trying to reduce me to 45 - I've got a tight schedule as it is and only made it to my destination with 3 minutes to spare. I do love the new LED light bar fitted to the roof of my truck though and I'm sure the Focus driver appreciated the extra bit of illumination of the road ahead, . There is a follow-up video to
  19. ......then with the dog safe, a rag in the petrol filler and.............. "It was so hot mate, you're car spontaneously combusted"
  20. Jeez - man up! That's barely a nick. A couple of years back, I completed the remaining 4 hours of a 10 hour shift with a foot looking like this........................ ..........and managed to drive the Evora home afterwards. Mind you, being 'brave' was probably why I then spent the following 7 weeks on crutches and it's still giving me jip to this day, .
  21. I've got a control for my in-car sound system that combines linear and rotary motion - works very well too!
  22. I'm going to be a 'maybe' right up to the last minute I'm afraid as I'm on standby to work a nightshift on the Saturday, .
  23. @The Lotus Position will be along shortly to drool at that!
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