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  1. Hi Dave, I have a deposit down, but still feeling a bit meh at the moment, for sure it’s not going to be like my Exige, but a trip to Mendig would go someway to fixing that. The Elan is staying that’s for sure. We will see, I need to see one and drive one, that’s a definite. Maybe let the better half have it 😆 cheers Mark 27 April 21: Lotus company update and Emira name announced 27 April 21 - TomE - UK - V6 manual 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual 30 April 21 - Pugwash - UK V6 manual 7 May 21 - Mark030358 - Undecided 15 May 21 - JCR - Undecided 17 May 21 - DarrylV8 - Undecided 20 May 21 - Evotion - V6 Manual 20 May 21 - Evotion - i4 22 May 21 - KennyN - V6 Manual 4 June 21 - DJW - undecided 23 June 21 - KJD - V6 manual 25 Jun 21 - scotty435 - V6 manual 28 June 21 - DaveC72 - i4 6 July 21: Emira reveal at Hethel 6 July 21 - Duncs - V6, but cost dependent. 7 July 21 - Lockey - i4 7 July 21 - freefall_junkie - V6 manual UK 7 July 21 - glen8 - i4 7 July 21 - Al_C - I4 7 July 21 - Neilread - I4 7 July 21 - Philnotts - V6 Manual 7 or 8 July 21 - JJ - Cost dependant 8 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 1 (Thursday) 8 July 21, 09:39 - mctaff - UK - V6 manual 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - i4 (V6 cost dependant) 8 July 21 - Johnhoward - V6 Auto 8 July 21 - JimH - i4 9 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 2 (Friday) 9 July 21 - Beady - I4 (probably) 9 July 21 (8am) - Beancounter - probably i4, but maybe v6 manual 10 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 3 (Saturday) 10 July 21 - Washy - undecided 10 July 21 - Al - completely undecided. 11 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 4 (Sunday) 12 July 21: post Goodwood Festival of Speed 12 July 21 - emstan - V6
  2. Hope your right….
  3. Had my money down a good few months now, but still feeling kind of meh…. Its kind of like when I was a kid and looking at the Europa Twin Cam (to me the finest looking Lotus ever built) and thinking just wow, and my dad looking at a Ford Capri and him thinking just wow… Where one was just something from another planet, the other was, well, a Ford with net headrests… And that’s my worry, a modern day Capri …..
  4. That’s nothing like my 2bular I’m afraid.
  5. Underwhelmed.... need to see one in the flesh, then drive it.
  6. That blue thing looks $ hite... even if it is very poor quality.
  7. Yes no reason they cant be swapped over as they are both 1/2” BSPT I believe. But please check elsewhere to corroborate. thanks
  8. When you mean units what do you mean... a) Uprights and trunnions? b) Wishbones c) SHocks/springs? Best in the UK is Sue Miller, other usual suspects are Paul Matty, SJ Sportscars, Kelvedon. cheers Mark
  9. Oakmere had my deposit a few weeks ago... its not an issue as its refundable if you dont like it....
  10. Lets wait and see, all that is written here is speculation..... admittedley it will be easier to get into 🤔
  11. Just get one bought... P ut your money down... Stop speculating... It's just going to look ace.... Not as track focused, but maybe a better alround car.... The V6 can be tuned afterwards in Mendig....
  12. After adding the deck and the 380 Cup wing I got some info relating to body supports that compensate for the extra force applied to the body. These brackets add strength to stop flexing if not fitted you may stand a chance of splitting the body as I think Imran did. They attach to the body using the reverse light/fog light fixing bolts. These are a Lotus part, available from your favourite parts dealer, although one is on back order, cheers
  13. Deposit down this afternoon 👍 If I like it I have a decision to make, if not money back... win win so to speak.
  14. I got 10% off the other day.. jackpot
  15. The anti theft switch is located in a secret position, cant tell you. 😂😂😂😂😂😂 its in the glove box, lower right hand side... I'd check the "pencil" is making a good contact with the brass ring.....
  16. WoW Another trip to Mendig 🤔.....
  17. I like to mention companies that do a good job and give credit where credit is due. Sent a +2 propshaft to Firow Propshafts, (contact Mark Rowley 01477 535960) to have it shortend, balanced and painted. I have no affiliation whatsoever. They had it just around 10 days and it came back today. I am delighted with the quality, finish and speed of service, just excellent. Even the return packageing was top notch. By the way 72cm fact to face when compressed. Here are a few shots Cheers Mark
  18. My "theft" tracker monitors the battery voltage all the time, not sure it alarms though when drops below a threshold. It does if its disconnected as I get a call off the tracking company. cheers
  19. Gas struts fitted to carbon deck. So anyone else wanting to do the same I'll share what I did. 1) Measure 22.5" from the top of the deck (outside of the hinge) down the cabon channel and pencil mark. 2) Get two off aluminium 6mm ID threaded ball studs (SGS link here 3) Get a packet of rivnuts, I used aluminium instead of steel. 4) Put a small pilot drill through, the a 9mm on for the final size. 5) use a home made rivnut tool and tighten up. 6) Fit struts, jobs a carrot and works really well. cheers Mark
  20. Just fitted one of these... JVC KD-X561DBT reasonable sound, DAB and reverse screen if you want it, all single din.
  21. George, How did you mount the gas struts to the carbon deck? I can see the channel running the length of the deck but its pretty thin and with a big wing there is a lot of weigh at the rear. Did you add any strengthening or just plain old rivnuts? thanks
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