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  1. great job, looks a mighty new engine ! I'm very curious on the 5th Gear Car, especially on the outcome of it
  2. I would be happy to test one out ; install, have Eric's program run on it & test with tech tool What type of their catalogue do you have NIck ? Let my car be the guinnee pig ; hopefully it works, sould be a BIG help for a lot amongst us !
  3. Hugo, you still have the cat ? I'm thinking about removing the cat, shooting flames must be sooooooooooooo nice
  4. Indeed, bump, my pressure switch is dead as well "Lotus is working on a solution", for quite a while already
  5. HI all, it's been a while : very busy at work, very busy socially (wedding preps etc), but (lucklily) very busy on Lotus : got a 2003 Elise S2 111s now, and a very nice 1984 white Excel NA to add to my "collection" BUT : needed to pass yearly MOT last week, and here's the story. BE AWARE : warning before reading this : this is HORROR ! (well, for me ) Passed nearly all checks, but lights were offset ; can happen with pop up head lights, but then : Final step : the guy puts the car onto a bridge to have a look at the steering & wheel mechanics, but the he tried to raise the car a little bit higher (as they do with any other car) with some lifting plates in the bridge : it is a 1m long and 40 cm wide plate, pushing the car up. As you know, the Esprit is quite difficult to lift, there are only a couple of jacking pints to lift the car in a safe way. Anyway, he lifted the car, and I heard loud cracking noise : he lifted the car on the body shell, more specific where the seats are (lowest point of the body) Disaster, I thought I went to complain at his boss, explaining that this kind of car cannot be lifted as any other, but I'm more worried about any damage. Filled in some papers to put an official "damage report", called Lotus Antwerp to have their advise. They advised me to have an expert having a look on the car, and eventually the car will need to pass Lotus to have an in depth expertise. I'm really afraid the car has some damage, probably where the body is fixed to the chassis ... No more news so far, I'm awaiting the expert to arrange an appointment to simulate what happened at the MOT station. Fingers crossed for any damage, I will put the bill on the MOT's account, that's for sure ! I can assure you : it felt like someone was smacking one of my kids ! Luckily I remained calm, but I could have killed the guy doing this to my beloved Esprit ! Anyone having any idea what to look after ? Where could the damage be ? On first sight no damage, but I'm not an expert
  6. Mat, signed up BTW : lovely Eclat, looks gorgeous !
  7. I'm interested, only depends on the date I'll take my Esprit probably, although I can as well choose for my Elise S2 111s (bit hard for a long trip ?!) or my recently bought Excel 1984 And off course let's visit Mike as well I'm in Belgium, think I can join you guys somewhere around Lille ?
  8. I'll drop buy when it suits you ; I know it's quite a drive but will surely take the Esprit for it
  9. Wauw, I missed something apparently : you've got a Sport 350 now ?! Congratulations ! And very happy for you to have your SE back, she's looking great !
  10. the advert is gone indeed Don't know about the car though ...
  11. love this project ! Mike, you've a got your own private security team over there
  12. There is a yellow one for sale in Spain (but quite heavily priced) : Sport 300 Don't know the number though ...
  13. I've heard that this one has been 'abused' : installing extra electronic gizmo's and screwing the interior up this way etc ... is not done on such a car ! Just my 2 cents
  14. Oh my God what a car that is ! * in need of oxygen now *
  15. great Mike, thanx ! Indeed, world moves on ...
  16. What a car !! Do you have any video footage of this GT1 replica ?
  17. My opinion : you have to prove the Top Gear guys the car can do it (in a controlled & safe way off course). I'm sure they can't ignore this project ; has anyone informed TG already ?
  18. I'll take my Esprit S4 iso my Elise S2
  19. OK, we count you in Welcome, seems to be a nice S3
  20. I'm Hans, a friend of Gert, living at Baal (next to Tremelo, know of Saint Damien), owning (besides an Elise MK2 111S) a Silver Frost Esprit S4. Upgrades : - Larini exhaust - bigger primar injectors - bigger secundary injectors - black badging - dump valve - clear front repeaters - clear side repeaters - K&N sports filter - #6 PUK chip - ram air mod - V8 steering wheel (removed the dodgy airbag steeirng wheel) - EBPV removed - V8 Nova wheels (were on it on purchase) - factory S4s spoiler - Denso Iridium spark plugs - Magnecor performance spark leads Photos :
  21. Wauw Mike, I just LOVE your projects ! Was talking about this with Gert some time ago ... Haven't had the chance to visit this forum for a while (medical problems for me & my mum), but this project looks sooooooo sub zero cool ! I can smell a dedicated Top Gear Episode already ! No way Top Gear / Fifth Gear can ignore this project ! Maybe time to get schedule some leave to come over to help you on your project, I'll be more than happy to do so (and if you're not bothered with it off course) ! I'll send you a mail ...
  22. found this on Elise-faq : If you want to fit winter tyres to the Elise, Lotus insist you must use 5
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