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  1. @Suddabym Amazing! Totally missed this, so glad I got a tip off and got here just in time. The car's a tour de force of both upgrades and styling, but your commitment to getting the car you wanted is even more impressive imo. Can't believe there aren't calls for more of those pics in full size [PLEASE!] and more detailed info. you're not getting away so lightly... I'm asking... What was added to the oil cooling system? What does the gearbox upgrade consist of? What is the upgrade to the wiper motor? How big did you go with the fuel tank link pipe? What’s a ‘special build’ front [or] rear windscreen? That's for starters. Well wear man! George PS - In love with the see it from any angle display case
  2. Did of course try and sort chemical dip. It's not readily available in Ireland though. I say not readily available - there are big chemical tanks here being used to strip even bigger stuff than my chassis every day of the week, as part of the hot dip galvanising process. I made more than a few phone calls trying to convince galvanisers to dip my chassis [without galvanising] but all said no. Prob is you have to have another tank or specialist area to wash down the item after dipping to neutralise the chemical strippers. I asked why no one in the galvanising industry here has invested in the extra area so that they could capitalise on diversifying into the stripping market. Simple answer was it might cost €150k to make provision for that work, and you'd be a long time seeing that investment back. I would have been blasting you heard could warp steel Bob, as Andy was saying in the video, too much heat and/or pressure can stretch the metal if blasting isn't done correctly.
  3. Back on it! Someone commented that the reg is fitting when read as EVER TEST, I've always read it as EVEREST though, either way I've a mountain to conquer
  4. My more conventional board is 9'6" and relatively light. That might go on with a soft rack, but soft racks mark paint. My most fsvoured weapon of choice [the one on the Vogue in the vid thumbnail] well that's affectionately known as the 12ft of Justice. Esprit's are 13ft long. Even if I could tie it down securely enough, the wind would get under it and flip the car 😄 So no Bo Selecta fans then? 😅
  5. I'd have a Meyers Manx at the drop of a hat, but then I do live at the beach. Thomas Crown!
  6. No way! I have to start referring people to TLF as my representation. Seriously. Nobody better to tell you to f'off than Bibs smoking a cigar 🤩. Jalopnik picked it up again, made my day seeing it on there, and the chaps at MotorPunk [good guys] did a bit on it too. Have gotten a good pick up in subs, a long way to go still but it feels great to have a little traction. Thanks a mill dude. PS - No one 'rocks' Crocs.
  7. So hard to get good help these days 😋 Just so long as @Sparky isn't donning crocs.
  8. It's supposed to inspire you to fix car things, not get binned on a Thursday eve. Wait what am I saying? One and pass Dan... Thanks lads, couldn't do it without TLF [Bibs] and you know what this means don't you... it's Esprit time 🤘🏼😎
  9. Anyone with an operational, driving, road legal Lotus isn't eligible, don't sue me, thems just the rules.
  10. Sorry men, been laying low. Actually been taking time out to do life things and get back to normal, didn't mean to neglect everything. Busying away in the background too and there is progress on the Esprit that'll go live real soon Mark I'll do my best to beat you to the finish Ant, you looked after me for a long old while despite having your own projects demanding time and cash flow, I'm always grateful for that! EDIT; I bloody forgot! [Esprit next!]
  11. I'm hoping it's infused into the composite [and maybe even backlit too!]. Given how manufacturers are all about the grams these days, being able to do away with 100g+ without having to think twice about functional knock on effect, would be a no brainer. Plus... the company famous for composite vehicles and adding lightness, further reducing weight by putting their moniker IN the car rather than on it... slick.
  12. This has gotten a little overblown. It's hardly different, all the original elements are there. It's the same logo, no one outside current owners would notice. We want to see Lotus do well and the general feeling is excitement and anticipation now that they have proper backing. You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. The logo has been refined, not redesigned, and considering we're talking about a company who has been all about creating focussed drivers cars derived from a racing heritage, it fits and will appeal to a younger market. I'll be looking forward to seeing it physically on a car.
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    Figure with 13.5m views this may be old news already but a bit of fun...
  14. My ten cents; you've upgraded the fit and finish all over the body so non standard paint is no biggie.
  15. It's current and right on trend, everything's flat and looks like a stock vector these days, that's just what's considered cool. The yellow and green have moved into contemporary shades too. I'd imagine it's almost instantly adaptable for various applications - illumination, print, digital. It jarred me at first but I love it and the idea that they took the visual weight out of the badge, works for me.
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    Still cutting in those Fight Club style ‘70’s porn subliminal wang stills then?
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    I'm throwing my underpants at you and you're gonna sign my chest.
  18. Ironically the 4C is almost identical to the the Esprit in width. Ok the Alfa is 7cm taller give or take, but the Esprit is 20cm longer. Esprit [S2] Width - 186cm, 4C Width - 186.4cm Esprit [S2] Length - 419cm, 4C Length - 398cm
  19. Putting Speedlines on it would mean having to lower it too though, or it'd look like it was trying to lift off
  20. Mine was signed off the production line on the 30th Aug '78 and registered on the 1st Sept. It's #59. Not sure how many they made a month but yeah that one's got to be really early!
  21. Certainly £5k underpriced being conservative. It looks beautiful. I'm gutted I'm not in a position to bid on the silver one though. I've never seen a restoration case as complete. Looks totally unmolested save for the door speakers. Original wheel, gear knob, even owners book. The stereo looks period too. New trim and owners manual coming with? Ad seems honest as well [I've no relation to seller or car].
  22. Hopefully this might help with the in-body fixtures. My O/S outer fitting is non standard [or possibly as per S3] because as I found out later my car had a repair section let in to that corner. The N/S has the standard rivnut far as I'm aware. On the pod question, my outboard fittings on either side of the car don't match either, and of course I managed to take photos of the non standard one, but it's still the same method of assembly. As per the diagram a narrowband nut outside, and nylock nut inside, clamp the threaded bar either side of the hole in the fibreglass.
  23. I only skimmed that vid [watched it back when it was current] so can't be 100% sure but I didn't see the Sonnet he describes as 'buried in the woods' in it. That one must be in one of his later vids, and is literally buried in the woods.
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