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  1. Redwing

    Formula One

    Long arms, short pockets. Or is it the other way round?
  2. Based on my experience of an S1 NA, just be careful separating the velcro attachments and you should have no problem.
  3. Mine comes up as an S with insurance companies, its MOTs always say it's an SR, but the VED is always correct. I suppose I've got the best of all worlds.🤣
  4. Apropos of nothing, and as a matter of Interest, so many of us on here hold great stock on the issue of whether the clutch has been changed on early Evoras. I have had mine for five and a half years, (01/2011 NA sport pack), and gone from 28-37k miles (I know, sad innit) with no problem. At every service, with a reputable, but now disenfranchised, specialist, they report that the clutch is good. When I bought the car I had the money for a clutch replacement in my fighting fund, and still do. My question is, (and I have tried the forum search) . How do you know when the clutch is on the way out? Does it slip? Do you get a clunk, and there is nothing there? Or can you not select a gear? Or does the pedal do nothing? Just interested to know is all.
  5. Redwing

    Formula One

    Not a bad race I suppose. But the Americanisation of F1 is obviously now in full swing. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I imagine that next year, the drivers on the podium at Las Vegas will walk on wearing Roman Centurions helmets. Gerri and Chrissy are obviously lapping it up. But the long and short of it is that the American owners/viewers/fans(?) will only tolerate not seeing the stars and stripes, and hearing the star spangled banner on the podium for so long. We can all look forward to money ' a la Stroll' flooding in.
  6. I'm sure that somewhere on the back of the 'computer ' there must be a sticker that says "Not Calibrated. Indicator Only ."😉
  7. "Ok, we've got the gearstick covered. Now let me introduce you to the Joystick. "
  8. Pulled into local Shell garage today, computer said range 10 miles. I was sweating a bit, as never having run so low. Put £60 of the best in, @£1.79.9999999 and computer said range 235 miles. Did 9 miles cruising on an A road, then 7 miles blasting down a twisty B road. When I got back to base, computer said range 245 miles. My God, these Evoras are so fuel efficient, who cares about prices?
  9. Matey, enter 'Windscreen Seal' as a search on here. About 10 results down you should see a post titled 'Exterior A Pillar'. Click on this and then 12 results down you should find a post from @Phil S1, dated July 24 2018.
  10. I drive past PM occasionally, and noticed a month or two ago, that his former showroom was now a totally unrelated business. If this is the end of Paul Matty, then it is a sad day for the entire Lotus community.
  11. If you delve/trawl through previous posts on this issue, you'll find out that to which I refereth. If you go on to MLOC's website, someone has put up a simple DIY fix for this. If I wasn't such a tech luddite, I'd post the link, but I'm sure you'll find it easily.
  12. If I was a betting man, I'd wager, as has been said, that it's the double sided foam tape that secures the A-pillar trim to the windscreen starting to fail. If you open the window a bit, does it stop? Also, if you get to three figure speeds (on track ha! ha!) does it stop? If so, you have your answer.
  13. It was LHD, res ipsa loquitor.
  14. At first it was hard to tell as it was drowned out by the cars it was shepherding. But once, it did pass at speed ahead of the pack at a restart and sounded good. I have a vid of this (on phone) but cannot post as it is too big apparently. If someone can tell me how to compress it, I'll gladly share. Also, I don't know who was driving it, but they managed to stall it twice while at the back of the grid! Plus, only half of the brake light strip was working.
  15. The design, the tech, the quality control and the attention to detail that they put into these cars is mind boggling. Their adding of lightness would impress CABC. You can certainly see how they can justify the $3million price tag of the Jenko. However, I do wonder how many of their customers understand, appreciate or even care about any of the above. Ultimately what they want is supercar looks, stunning performance and handling, along with exclusivity. Which makes me appreciate, in comparison, what an absolute bargain a Lotus is!
  16. Can't see me ever having one, but it's a helluva thing and I really hope that it is a success for Lotus. With all that porosity going on I'd be interested to see what one looked like after going down a muddy road.
  17. Re sitting down with an IFA. The advice that you would receive today would be totally different to what you would have been given before that little sh1t Putin started his antics, and more than likely be different to what would be offered in a month's time. My IFA always tells me that what the markets like is certainty and stability. Two commodities that are seriously in short supply at the moment. Now is not the time to be making life changing financial decisions. HOLD!
  18. Matey, don't hang around. These go just like that. They will only become more desirable. As others have said, wheel colours should not be a deal-breaker. You can have any colour wheel you want for a few hundred quid.
  19. A man is out walking in the countryside and comes across a very welcoming looking pub. He goes in, orders a pint, and then notices a Labrador in front of the fire washing himself. Man turns to the barman and says "look at at that eh? Lying in front of a roaring fire and licking your balls. Wish I could do that." Barman says "give him a biscuit, Sir, and I'm sure he'd let you."
  20. Redwing

    Formula One

    Yes, Karma for Max der Strapon and Hissy Chrissy. Good to see Ferrari back in the mix.
  21. I'm in a similar position as you, but thankfully healthy. I was considering finishing this July, the end of my company's financial year. I'm 61. However, since the commencement of that little sh1t Putin's antics, my partner and I have seen £37k wiped off our pensions and investments. This could easily get worse and certainly will not be re-bounding any time soon. This, coupled with the increase in the price of everything, of which we ain't seen nothing yet, is making me think of hanging on for another year, maybe. My point is, tread very carefully.
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