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Giniw

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  1. In the meantime, couldn't you use another bolt of the same grade? (although I am not sure if the grade can be read on these? 8.8? Higher?)
  2. (for a moment I wondered the meaning of the title )
  3. @pete It is so much better than any ad videos, I mean, both of them happily laughing in the Evija after a little acceleration is catching and relatable https://youtu.be/PWCvR4n7Euo?t=623
  4. "2000 kettles" Now this is a quintessentially British car!
  5. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    Do you know any design details about the chassis? (real question, that would be interesting if you are allowed to share any info) As for me I don't know any details on the Emira chassis, I just wanted to say that just because it's made in the same material and looks about the same doesn't mean it hasn't improved (eg the composite chassis from the 80s and what is made now, or just a regular steel monocoque from a 70s car and what is done now ... it's basically the same, except it couldn't be more different). Just the building tolerances might make a huge difference for instance. Well, the regulations evolve and they may have wanted to alleviate the CO2 emissions for instance. It's a real issue here in France for instance, it makes basically any affordable sports car ... unaffordable. It's not always about the engineering. I am sure the engineers would have been happy to built a 600bhp engine if they could.
  6. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    Well, a similar construction material doesn't mean it hasn't improved a lot. Engineering improves a lot over time, so it could be very different despite using an aluminium extruded chassis.
  7. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    Great news about the heritage service. I understand it would/will be a lot of work for them but they could start easy by making a batch of dampers for the M100 for instance. I mean, they don't need to make a new spec dampers/springs set like they did for the Esprit, just an original 30 year old spec dampers sets would be nice enough since we are left with only after market ones (not too keen on buying a set and I am not so sure about the Nitron set either. Probably good build quality, but no guaranty they really fit the car whatsoever? I think I understand the original spec was designed like a double stiffness system with the use of the bump stops — at least that's what I deduced from a John Miles' article and I would be surprised the Nitron set mimics this). Anyway, we (I) need new dampers (and also the hood seals but that's easier to replicate 😛 ) /off topic, sorry (and the whole interview was interesting too of course ^^)
  8. (Is it that limited for free users? You cannot post any photo at all?!)
  9. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    It won't be too expensive but might be hard to find a Verve Cliquet bottle though @Bibs > This interview looks interesting, thanks! I was not aware of its existence to be honest Thank you! As for the my race engineer source, he may have mixed up the infos with the soft top Matt Windle is referring too (he or his sources)
  10. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    I can't be sure of anything and I don't know how sure he is about this either (he is an Internet acquaintance), but ...
  11. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    Are we sure about that? I heard through the grapevine from a race engineer of Lotus Cup Europe that a soft top might be planned. Announced 1 year after the original spec, so 2022, and then production in 2023.
  12. It looks lovely indeed!
  13. (Oh, I've seen this nice picture before! Have you relocated your front licence plate yet? )
  14. So do I! By the way, I understand what the matrix is but what is the right column for? Not sure about that one? (I may have missed something in the manual but I don't think it's explained?)
  15. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    I too thought it was going to fall off at first
  16. Technically it was yesterday, but I added a lot of lightness to the M100. A really massive weight reduction, I am very happy with the results. In other words, I ... washed it I had almost forgotten its shininess
  17. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    (again a nicely chosen thumbnail)
  18. (unfortunately the video doesn't show the Evija burning rubber)
  19. Has he? That's good news for the brand!
  20. Giniw

    Lotus Emira

    OK! Indeed that must be the auto lever
  21. Oh I see in the manual that you also documented the mode 1 bytes, now this is quite generous as well! As for the V8 there is apparently another connector (not an ALDL but a standard(?) OBD) and I read here somewhere that Lotus actually disclosed the protocol. That surprised me because both the ALDL M100 and Esprit have been reversed by the community. Does anyone know if anybody actually asked Lotus about the ALDL protocol? (to the same guys who released them the OBD one? Or maybe it's just the standard OBD bytes that are read?) --- It looks like a big update, not just something to address random bugs, so ... thank you again for your time!
  22. Woot, awesome! I am going to have a look at it! Thank you so very much, I do understand the amount of work it has been for the reverse engineering and also to write the software itself (easier but still quite a bit of work of course) Anyway, thank you very very much for your dedication!
  23. Now this is the right thumbnail (I haven't seen it yet):
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