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    Phil T
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    Cup360, Europa Special

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  1. Due to lack of Tropheo availability, I am now on the cup 2s with 215 on the front. My car was set up to 'R' geo with the Tropheo and this needs redoing really since the 215s have raised the car ever so slightly. There is no contact / rubbing problem. However, for track use - I have 265 on the rear and I think the tendency of the rear to lighten on severe heavy braking from high speeds is only made 'worse' (I am talking relatively here) with the bigger front footprint. I counter this with compression and rebound adjustments, when I should fit different springs but... Aesthetics is one thing, but I don't think on its own it helps the dynamics and the chassis if set up correctly doesn't really need bigger fronts in isolation. Going wider all round is a different story.
  2. Andy 32/38 is the recommended road setting 30 all round for track work
  3. Sunny evening at the moment and the forecast says cold but dry - hoping it pans out like that, although getting some temperature in the tyres might take me a while...looking forward to it. Anyone else going?
  4. Put Peter Soderberg in the 430. He knows what to do with a LHD exige.
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    Would like a europa

    Vincent Haydon has a couple of interesting S2s at the moment...
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    Paul carlile

    Hi Paul genuine originals are quite rare but come up now and again eg Ebay. Alternatives are a Paul Matty replacement or since its the spare and not on show a 5.5J x 13 minilite from Banks Service Station.
  7. Enjoyed that @GTK. Wonder how stable the Europa is with a rear wing? - back in 1970 a magazine in the USA measured '55lbs' downforce at the rear already on a S2, the front (without spoiler) clocked 95lbs LIFT . Great to see it beat all the exotica
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    weapon of Choice

    Any one thinking of a classic trackday this year - don't seem to be too many options? I could go with this... or I could go with that...
  9. Absolutely fantastic! How did I miss it?! I was in the UK this week as well
  10. Castle Combe: mine tested as 95 static, Cadwell: 94 static both at 4500
  11. Ian, there may be some confusion: The cam that acts on the ball and spring is secured by a nyloc nut and the thread/shaft for that is barely long enough to reach the 'end' of the nut when its tightened up - no roll pin there. The roll pin is on a different shaft and that is the one where you connect the gear linkage. Sorry if I've got the wrong end of the stick... or shaft
  12. Would a scissor lift reach to the rear jack points or are you just lifting the front? Ramps sound like a better idea for whenever you don't need to get the wheels off or to start with to get the jack under. I use the low level ones from seriouslylotus - they are light and fit in the boot
  13. A great story. When you consider the names involved with the Europa TC and what they went on to achieve you can see the value of getting talented people together and letting them do their thing. It's sad that recently I generally don't get that feeling, hopefully that will change with Geely.
  14. @alias23I have just been informed that as a gesture of good will, Lotus will replace, it seems they do look after their customers after all and it gives me a chance to save up for an alternative!
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