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  1. @DangerousDave - that’s correct, luckily I already have some carbon arch louvres which will be fitted when my car is painted. (430 Cup style).
  2. I don't have a clue what Daniel is saying in this, but I assume he's saying it's all awesome and does lots of aero stuff. I think it'll look good on my car...
  3. New parts! Cup holder that I got anodised black, I like how subtle it is. I'll get a strap made up in black Alcantara I think. Has made me wonder if I should anodise the other parts which are silver in the cabin... Also, the Lazer lights have arrived, this is what I'm thinking, but I want to cut the front grill and recess them back so they're not quite so in your face...
  4. Steering on the Evora is brilliant, so I'd assume that this is no bad thing.
  5. About time I actually do some mods... Just ordered two of these for the front grill! This is just a small part of the stuff I have planned for the car in winter...
  6. @EldonZ Thanks for the document, it's very useful! I've been working on my car quite a lot recently with it on axle stands for the last few weeks. It started with simply needing to replace the metal vacuum pipe that goes through the subframe and over the exhaust as it had corroded and was causing a vacuum leak. Plus I needed to install the new exhaust hangar for the KT 380/410 downpipe. The vacuum pipe was a bit of a horrible job as the bolt for the bracket is hard to get to with everything still in place (I loosened off the cat and backbox to allow a bit of space though). Eventually got it in there though, started it up and it went into quiet mode! Great! Tried switching it into loud mode and it wouldn't switch anymore... Swearing happened. After checking various things, I concluded that the signal to the solenoid switch was okay, but the switch wasn't actually working. Very annoying as it was replaced earlier this year when I fitted the downpipe and it was working then. New one ordered from B&C and quick service as always, shame the part was £94.50 though. While the car was up in the air and I was waiting for parts I decided to also do: - Paint subframe to protect it longer term. Also painted the upper wishbones which hopefully keeps them rust free for longer. - Paint inside the wheel arches with stonechip paint. This is a bit of an experiment to see how long it lasts, the car will have some professional paintwork later this year so I'm not too precious about the edge or finish, but I want to know how well the finish holds up. Plus I think it looks a lot better in black than in body colour (with bare GRP showing through from all the chips!) - Clean all under arches and under tray and diffuser. - New stainless bolts for under tray and pro bolt black bolts for diffuser. - Spotted the pipe that goes between the side intake and the KT airbox was loose, so reconnected it. Arches look much better: Intake pipe loose... I wiped down around it, don't worry!
  7. @EldonZ - I plan on bolting through the subframe. Will finally fit my rear tow strap mount too. The template for the cutting would be very useful! I've measured on @Arun_D's car, but the more I can be sure before cutting into my car the better! This is how the brackets are mounted on @Mattmahope's car.
  8. Out for a drive with a good friend of mine this morning: Also, my next little project on the car is starting... Track-group have kindly lent me an upright from a Cup R to help me to design my own custom wing uprights. It's a project I've wanted to do for a few years now so I'm excited to finally press on with it. I've always believed that a chassis mounted wing is a better solution than wings which get mounted to the boot lid, but the drawbacks are that access to the boot becomes a bit of a pain. I'll be trying to work out a practical solution to be able to keep my hinged 430 carbon boot lid. I'll update with how we get on, I also plan to video the process as I think the process of designing, test fitting, then fitting it, will be interesting!
  9. It was second hand, but an official Lotus one from Prodrive.
  10. It's the carbon rear hatch from the 380 Cup/410 Sport/420 Sport/430 Cup. Was painfully expensive...
  11. Nice to get out for a little drive this morning. Not much to report on the car, although I am planning to get clams off this winter and build it back up to make sure everything is perfect. I’ll be starting to acquire parts soon for the project which will be fun!
  12. Just some random quick photos of the car in London. Was nice to use it to drive round town for a shoot I had to do. Small update on the exhaust, I was having problems with the vacuum pressure on the valve, I had a leak somewhere and was struggling to work out where it was. After buying some long vacuum hose I tested every part of the system and eventually found that the pipe that goes through the subframe was either leaking somewhere, or blocked. I did a temporary fix and will replace that pipe, but unfortunately I will have to remove the cat to access it properly. Lovely to have the exhaust in full quiet mode properly, the 380/410 backbox is a great exhaust with so much difference between quiet and loud modes.
  13. Fits perfectly without a rear clam. HTH
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