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  1. You're welcome @rallyesax hopefully your trim will fit more snugly to the windscreen than mine. Best advice I can say is do a trial dry fit to get an idea of how well it will fit and whether any dressing may be required before applying the tape. Good luck with yours
  2. As previously mentioned I decided to have another go at my A pillar trim because it had lifted away from the screen towards the top of the windscreen as you should be able to see below:- Whilst it appeared fine when I first fitted it over time, and particularly when it was hot, it gradually came unstuck and started lifting. Once lifted dirt gets under it and it never sticks back down again. The following two photos show the trim in its free state and then when I apply pressure to get it where it should be:- I had thought it was the tang at the top of the trim that was making it want to spring up away from the screen but as it turned out that wasn’t entirely the case. Whilst there was a little noggin of plastic in that area that I have now dressed away the main issue was that the trim simply doesn’t follow the curvature of the screen. So no matter what there is always going to be an element of springiness trying to lift it again. Perhaps not overly clear but this is the noggin I dressed away (circled), I also dressed material away to the scribed line that you can see:- I also very carefully dressed as much material away from the back in that region as I dared using a dremel since the trim also seemed to be riding up on the corner of the windscreen glass:- To improve adhesion I also decided to add an extra length of the double sided tape as shown above (before removing the backing). Although not immediately obvious in that photo there is a step in the plastic meaning that although the tape is 12mm wide it is only really sticking on a strip maybe 4mm wide. So this extra piece of tape is to fill that step and hopefully mean I get the full 12mm of adhesion once the full length is applied on top as per below:- This is the tape I am using:- This time I also left it clamped for a while before finally reassembling everything else. I applied some PVC tape to protect the trim from any scratches from the clamps and used a load of rags on the inside to protect the interior trim too:- Happy to say it’s now fitting nice and snugly again… …whether it still will be in the Summer remains to be seen
  3. Just added some red mirrors to my Sports Racer too
  4. No problem @rallyesax, I may we'll have had another go at mine in the next 2 weeks so will update this thread with my findings if I do.
  5. @rallyesax I used 12mm wide tape, the same width as Lotus supplied. It is a foam tape about 1-2mm thick from memory, any good motor factor should have it. Something like this on eBay:- I will be revisiting mine sometime soon as I have found that the tape has come unstuck from the glass near the top of the windscreen so make sure everything is properly degreased beforehand. If you are doing it now I would also make sure everything is good and warm using a hot air gun or the like. I think the main reason for it coming unstuck though is linked to the tang on the top of the A pillar trim; it slots under the roof panel and imparts a slight bending load on the trim in the process. I think the tang may need dressing slightly to minimise any load on the trim. Good luck with it
  6. I fitted a replacement trim myself and that has lifted. I need to have another go at it sometime. I think the problem lies with the spigot location at the top where the trim slots under the roof panel. This spigot location imparts a bending force into the trim itself which over time causes the tape to debond, particularly so when it's hot. I reckon the 'mod' would be to remove some of the spigot, that's what I plan to do next time anyhow
  7. Hi @trcm, sorry to hear that. I'm very pleased to say I've had no problems since the master cylinder was replaced and race spec fluid used, that said I've only done a couple of thousand miles since so maybe not the most exhaustive of tests. Hopefully Lotus will be similarly sympathetic with you. All the best Phil
  8. As great as those ducts look on the GT410/430 from the outset they were always going to result in severe gravel rash of the inner surfaces. I reckon you've done a top job there, if I had a GT410 I'd being doing the same for sure
  9. Finally got my PS4S's fitted and am most impressed so far. Noticeably quieter and the ride feels softer too. I also haven't encountered the 'skipping' that would occur with the Pirellis when manoeuvring on full lock at low speeds. I have no intent of using them on track but for road use they certainly get my vote
  10. Thanks for confirming Gareth, The std width 275s are available with Camskills at present so I think I will stick with those like the OP. By my reckoning though, changing to 285s should make less than 1% difference in speedo reading so that wouldn't explain the 9mph difference you're seeing, unless you're travelling at supersonic speeds Maybe it was already like that as you say.
  11. My Pzero fronts need replacing but I've decided to take the opportunity to change over to the Michelins all round. Is the consensus now to go for the wider 285 rears (as per the 400) and if so could someone confirm these are the correct tyres please? Fronts - 235/35R19 (91Y) XL TL Michelin Pilot Sport 4S PS4S Fronts from Camskill Rears - 285/30R20 (99Y) XL TL Michelin Pilot Sport 4S PS4S Rears from Camskill Thanks in advance
  12. The badges are just stuck on with double-sided tape. There are 2 pins at the 3 o'clock / 9 o'clock position that locate in holes in the clam but they are purely for location, there are no threads or nuts. As already mentioned you just need a little fishing line to cut through the tape.
  13. I'm sure I read somewhere that they were made by a company called Pektron in Derby?
  14. There's quite a while yet before we'll know the answer to that one The Jim Clark Trust is delighted to offer this incredible sports car as an amazing competition prize to help support plans for a new Jim Clark Museum. The winner will be announced at the opening of the new museum in summer 2019.
  15. It looks like it could be a self-adhesive trim moulding, something like this...
  16. A couple of good places you could maybe try if near Burton on Trent... Paul Shipley at PJS Sportscars who are a Lotus approved service centre (and where I take my Evora). Or Gav at Unit 4 who is a very well respected independent.
  17. Trying to park up 1500 Lotus in a 90 minute window....I reckon you might get to experience it all over again
  18. A big thanks must go to Paul Shipley of PJS Sports Cars who pleaded my case with Lotus who then did after all show significant goodwill by offering to cover the cost of the replacement master cylinder, it's associated hoses, fluids and 2/3 of the labour cost so I am well pleased with that. Of course when the clam was removed it soon became apparent that the other failing - the mud flap brackets also required attention. They were rusting badly and a few of the fixings were compromised so I took the opportunity to have some stainless replacement ones fitted at the same time. Given that the new plastic master cylinder is presumably exactly the same as the old plastic one I'm hoping the same problem will not occur again anytime soon. The main thing though is that it's back and just in time for Lotus70!
  19. An update on mine. (A 2014 NA with just 13K miles). After my initial low pedal in July I have had a number of further occurrences since, all after the car has been stood in my garage for a few days or more. I've always been able to resolve it by pulling the pedal back up and subsequently pumping it a few times. I took it to my local Lotus service agent this week, the initial plan being to see if simply bleeding the system might resolve it. However it soon became apparent that all was not well with the master cylinder and it took some considerable time for them to get the pedal back again such that I was able to drive home again. So a new master cylinder has been ordered for fitment next week. Although now outside of warranty, given the low mileage and the fact it already has the later master cylinder fitted, the agent has approached Lotus to see if they might be prepared to offer some goodwill gesture towards the cost of replacement....fingers crossed. I could do with it properly sorted pronto as I'm booked up for Lotus 70 at the end of the month
  20. I received 2 emails from 'Lotus70' the first was the order receipt quoting the order #, the second acknowledged creation of my account and provided an automatically generated password. Presumably you haven't received these then? Are you able to use the link Bibs has provided, enter your email address and click on the 'Lost your password' option?
  21. I reckon it's reasonably priced too, maybe a deal could be done nearer 37K? I was looking for an early S1 like yourself but could never quite find the right car that ticked all the boxes for me....then I saw my carbon grey N/A SR with venom red interior and the budget went out the window...along with my S1 Elise
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