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  1. 1 & 2 Ian Corse + 1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 3 & 4 Andrew Laing + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 5 & 6 Allan Matheson + 1- Breakfast and Car Collection 7 Brian King - Breakfast & Car Collection 8 & 9 Archie Buchanan +1 - Breakfast and Car Collection 10 Jim Selkirk - Breakfast & Car Collection 11 David Boyd - Breakfast & Car Collection
  2. A bit late showing this as you already know it, but confirmation of the loads of extra wheel space you get in the large vehicle wagons.
  3. With about 4mm of tread remaining and a 4000 mile round trip to Spain planned, last September I swapped out the 19" rear P Zeros for a pair of PS4S's but kept the Pirellis on the front as they still had 6mm+ on them. The Michelins are certainly quieter and when pushing on a bit, they do seem 'stickier' with the front end showing a slight tendency towards understeer. As I don't always drive like I stole it, this didn't bother me so I was happy to live with this compromised set-up for the time being. A few weeks back, I decided that it was time to change the fronts (they've still got a
  4. About 6.15pm on Wednesday night (10th April), heading towards Lanark on the A73 about 1 mile north of the Abington junction (#13) of the A74M. Lotus 7 A73.WMV
  5. Unless I'm working that night, I'm intending to make an observational visit at some point during the proceedings.
  6. At least it'll be quicker to get it dried out now with the improved ventilation.
  7. At a checkpoint for this weekend's 'Flying Scotsman' vintage rally, I give you 'Little & Large' - only 102 years between the 2 designs.
  8. You need to ask? If you don't, you'll only live to regret it.
  9. Big shout out to @EuropaSman , who having spotted my 'disaster' above, PM'd me to offer a genuine OE gaiter at a bargain-basement price with first class postage included, . Not only that but there was also a gaiter for the gear lever in the pack, and they both have an inset Oyster stripe so will look even better than the all-black ones currently in my car - every cloud and all that! All I have to do now is work out how to fit the bloomin' things without destroying the surrounding metal trim, . Looking at the exploded diagram in DeRoure, it would appear to be held in with simple spr
  10. That other one being this one - nicely run-in by Lotus themselves, 😀 .
  11. Recently, the handbrake had been becoming harder and harder to apply, with the car still creeping unless you yanked the lever all the way up. Some of you may have seen the photo I posted the other day in the "What made you unhappy" thread of what eventually happened - if not, here it is again anyway. I had a look on here and found the 'how to' thread. Armed with this wealth of information and buoyed with confidence, I set about the task but in the end I couldn't get any improvement, had to concede defeat and take the car to the 'doctor'. It turned out that one of the rear cable
  12. Finally, only 6 months after collecting it at Hethel from @a7esk, I got some free time coinciding with a couple of hours of reasonable weather and so got the Radium CAI fitted to the Evora. A bit of a phaff getting the old air box out - Lotus must start with it and then build the rest of the car around it - but it seems to have been a worthwhile exercise. I've only managed a quick run down around the village so far but already I'm aware of the throttle response being noticeably crisper. All I've got to do now is retrieve the jubilee clip that was securing the hot air vent pipe to the
  13. I think the Evora's handbrake may be in need of some adjustment - whadya reckon?
  14. It's treated with the utmost mechanical sympathy, Gavin - always has been and always will be. To me, it's no heavier today than it was the day I got it. Last time I was in at CMC, Craig invited me to sample the pedal in an Evora that had just had a new clutch fitted and admittedly, it did feel somewhat lighter than mine. Having said that, I've also experienced one that was heavier still than mine so it would seem that there's quite a bit of variation in pedal feel from one car to another. I'm happy with it the way it is. I like a bit of 'weight' in the pedal and it's almost exactly t
  15. I hope so Andy - mine is going in next week for service #9 with 69k miles on the clock, although I can already hear in my head Craig telling me (again) that the clutch pedal is heavy, 🙄 . I've no plans to reduce my usage of it, in fact I've just upped the projected annual limit on the insurance to 12k. I've got a daily that I can use but it only does about half the miles the Evora does.
  16. Those few inches just saved you a fortune at the 19th @Bibs , 😁 .
  17. My truck and I are ready and waiting for 'the signal', 😄 .
  18. Round here, if you took that long to get moving on a green light you'd have been punted up the 'harris' by the guy behind (ooh, err, missus!). 😱
  19. I recall shortly after the Sierra came out, they added small strakes at the trailing edge of the rear/side windows to improve straight-line stability. I take it that the Mondeo equivalent to these is what we see around the rear wheelarch on this example?
  20. Last September, en route to the '70th' event, I drove my 2010NA from Murcia in Spain to Millau in France (almost 1000 km/620 miles) in just over 8 hours driving time and got out at the end of the journey feeling like I'd only been around the block. Over the following 2 days, I covered a further 1250 km/780 miles to get to Norwich and still felt as fresh as a daisy, albeit famished as a Eurotunnel delay meant I'd had to skip lunch on the final leg but that wasn't the car's fault. Only downside is that all those hours of running at high motorway speeds (like Valencia to Barcelona in 2
  21. As the title states, it's that time of year again. Can't believe that 4 years have gone by already since the Evora first graced my driveway - doesn't time fly when you're having fun? The paperwork arrived today from AiB - £614 bar a few pence so pretty much the same as last year and not bad considering the various modifications made to the car. Nonetheless, I did a quick trawl around t'interweb for comparative quotes but there aren't that many companies out there offering exactly what I want. There was only one (Flux Direct) offering a cheaper price (£554.20) but their excess was con
  22. After having had several weeks with a different random selection of LEDs illuminate in the front clusters each time I turned on the Evora's sidelights, they now seem to have had a union meeting and agreed on strike action (or should that be inaction?) in that once they are out, they stay out. MOT due in 6 weeks - great!
  23. Message sent @Matthew Haskins . Looks like I may have to join the party, .
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