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  1. I think the Government has done their bit to get new cases and deaths down through restrictions and vaccine roll out etc.  It's now up to us to be responsible as the restrictions are lifted to try and prevent further lockdowns and restrictions as much as we can.  We need to find that happy medium between socialising and entertaining our selves but also taking appropriate measures to reduce risk of spreading COVID.

    I'd don't really understand people queuing up for non essential shops to open or cramming into pub gardens at midnight for a pint.  I'm hoping its short term thing and now they've got it out their system its not a regular occurrence. But if its like this everyday with little respect for distancing then I can see another lockdown happening.

     

     

  2. 1 hour ago, TdM said:

    Must have a new gearbox I assume

    Ohh yes I hope so!  The engine is supposed to be good for 500 bhp right?  It's just the gearbox that's holding the drivetrain back from more power.   In the 4XX cars they improved the shifter so even in anger it worked well but not really anything to boast about.  If Lotus can come up with a solution that raises the experience from good enough to really ****ing good that would be awesome.  And hopefully not too expensive for older cars to retro fit it 😉

  3. From what I understand the FIA had inconsistent rules regarding track limits at that corner.  Different rules for the qualification and race. Where as normally it’ll be one rule for the whole weekend. 

    Drivers were initially allowed to cross the line during the race, hence Hamilton crossing it many times. But then got told not to do that anyone. 

    I also think that because Max overtook while exceeding track limits, that some how had more weight than if he was not overtaking? I don’t agree with this rule as either way, lapping on your own or overtaking, you are still gaining an advantage by crossing the line. 

    FIA should have had a clear and consistent rule for that corner. 

  4. Do you have the factory fitted camera or aftermarket fitted camera?

    If factory fitted and you want to reuse the existing loom then you are going to have to buy an Alpine camera with their 5 pin connector.   Or a camera that is compatible with the Alpine connector. 

    Most the ones on eBay use the composite video standard with an RCA plug which won’t plug into the factory loom.

    I don’t know what the pins on the Alpine connector do but it maybe possible to remove the alpine connector and rca plug and splice the two together but you’d have to find a pin out diagram for that. 
     

    if you are happy doing the rewireing then most Alpine if not all support rca video connection on the back do you could buy camera or eBay and add in new wiring into the head unit. 

  5. Good point about Perez. I don’t think he quite gets the kudos he deserves because of the “no fuss” way he goes about racing.

    I’m sure Merc would prefer to have Russel over Bottas.  Had Botas already signed up for 2021 season by the time Russel got his chance to shine? 
     

    I think had the timing been different Mercedes would have been more confident in Russell’s ability and probably signed him up for this season. 

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  6. That was a good race to start the season! The two guys out at the front always kept the pressure on each other right to the end.  And lots of mid order battles too! 

    Fingers crossed it’s looking like it could be an interesting season! 

    I also am not a fan of the new C4 commentator, he sounds like a caricature, almost as if he is trying too hard or taking the mick a bit.  His normal conversation choice was fine, hopefully he just got extruded on his first day in the job and tones it down? 

    I liked Eddie in the later days where he would only attended a few GP.  He was fun a side show but couldn’t hack him at every race. 

  7. No need to break speed limits etc just drop down a gear to two so you see the sonic rings more often. 

    The VVT on mine kicks in around 3500rpm and you can feel an extra surge from the engine.  When having a bit of fun I’ll try and keep the engine above there.  Makes a lovely sound and the throttle response is quicker and linear and a joy to drive. 

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  8. Balls! I forgot to do mine, will make sure to do it tonight.   If it wasn't for this thread I would have totally forgotten and then wondered what the fine was all about! 😄

    On 24/03/2021 at 14:12, Bravo73 said:

    @RichardC, have you also had your 'vaccine' top up yet? That even negates the need to fill in the census yourself. It just sends the information on your behalf.

    Makes sense the older generation are less technology and computer literate than the younger generation and they have been prioritised in the vaccine roll out! 

    If I shake hands with my dad who's had the jab, will it automatically transfer my information too?  😂

  9. I think that interview totally backfired on them, I think the public have much less support for them now.

    It's a shame the way they conducted them selves bought up important issues like racism and mental heath but without any real substance.   As a result I think it has tarnished the reputation of these issues and people may not take them as seriously as they should because the Markle's have cried wolf. 

    There are so many "🤨WTF?!" moments in that interview, from not thinking what joining the royal family might entail, to expecting titles and protection without doing any royal work etc ...  and the lack of detail around anything, it was hard to take seriously and ended up really annoying me.

    Also while I absolutely despise Piers Morgan and think the less of him in public life the better, I'm not sure his exit was justified?  Maybe he had already chalked up enough points from previous shenanigans and this one tipped him over the line?

  10. Yes agree, lots of mods to the induction and exhaust at the same time can be a bit on the loud side.  My car has extensive mods to both and is around 101db on the static test on track days so I'm limited to where I can take the car.  It is certainly on the loud side for an everyday car, not Lambo loud but it wont be for everyone.  Now the novelty has worn off a bit on the amazing symphony the engine makes, I have thought about a switchable back box to quieten it down for everyday driving.

    If you have a standard car and you are looking to pep up the sound a little bit, in my opinion the CAI is first thing I would go for. You get more drama from the induction noise and it effects the exhaust note too.  Next up a decat pipe, then headers and finally back box.

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  11. For CAI suppliers:

    Radium - US based, that I think have stopped making Evora CAI.  I guess the market is very small and they think they have saturated it.

    BOE Fab - US based so will have to pay for shipping and duty etc ... but I believe is still sold.  They do versions for NA and S engines.

    Komtec - do one for the S engines, I don't think they make one for the NA engine

    Alias23 - do one for the V6 Exige which uses the same supercharged engine as the Evora.   He's on here and might be interested in developing one for the NA engine.  As far as I understand it's only the connection to the throttle body that is different.

    ES motorsport - I think they can maybe put something together for you.  As far as I know they don't have a kit sitting on shelve but they have done it before and may be able to make you one.

     

    Fitting looks OK a little bit tedious due to the restricted space in which to work but non of it looks hard.  There are detailed instructions on the BOE Fab and Alias23 websites and the steps are quire similar.  I got mine fitted by ES with a bunch of other mods, but I was planning on doing it my self and it didn't look that bad.

  12. Whether or not you get bully and aggressive drivers mostly depends on the organisers as that kind of dictates what kind of crowd you get.  All organisers have it in their rules that kind of behaviour is not tolerated but its up to the marshals and organisers to enforce it.

    I'm fairly novice only done handful of track days and so far I haven't had too much trouble.  I've done days with Javelin and MSV which are towards the budget end of the spectrum so attracts everything from Renault Clio's to Mac 720S.  They were both run well in my opinion and I didn't have any issues and felt comfortable driving round on the track.  Don't know if I got lucky or the chavs knew bad behaviour is not tolerated by these organisers regardless of the cheap price so they didn't turn up.

    As already recommended, get an instructor to show you the ropes, I cannot stress how much this helps!  Not only will you go round faster but you'll also do it with more confidence and safety as you wont be doing silly things that might make you crash.  Very highly recommend getting some tuition.

    Post up on the forum if you book a day, there could be helpful experienced forum members to show you the lines etc to help you on your way.  I once did a track day at Silverstone and was I nervous due to it being a new track for me and it was wet.  But @Bravo73 and @alias23 were also in attendance and were very helpful in calming my nerves and taking me on passenger rides etc ...  they really helped and I was very grateful.

    Also don't forget the Lotus Driving Academy, you'll be in their Elise's rather your own car, but they really teach you how to drive fast and safe.  Its not just an experience day where you have a big smile but learn nothing.  I did the full course, had loads of fun and learnt so much about car control.

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  13. Congrats and welcome to the family!   You picked a good time to get the new car.   Days are getting longer and warmer, the conditions are getting better for windows down driving and enjoying the lovely sound of that V6 engine! 

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  14. I thought black side sills from the factory were painted on?  Double check its not clear protection film over painted sills?

    I got my NA Evora wrapped by these guys: https://signsuk.co.uk to match the sports racer black pack look which also has the black side sills. 

    They have a lot of experience doing Lotus cars and had all the templates on file so might have GT410 shapes on file too..  They were nice folks who did a great job.

  15. I've seen Mr Bean move home using his Mini.  I'm guessing you have one of the newer Mini's which are much larger.   If he can do it I'm sure you can too! 😜

    I have a camper van but it has a relatively spartan interior so I could probably fit a few of them in the camper van and deliver them too.

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