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  1. No idea whether they are still available, but both later GT3s with the revised binnacle.
  2. @TrevS for an S4, between £25 and £30k. For an S4s between £30k and £35k. Sure, they'll be outliers, a really perfect S4s might be upwards of £40k. I was put off by the cost and too many stories about V8 reliability, rather the costs if something went seriously wrong. I would have liked an S4s but ended up buying an S4 from a forum member. Very well looked after before and since and I've zero regrets, she's been an absolute dream to own these past 2 years.
  3. There's an evident correlation between a typical Lotus owner on this forum and right of centre politics, not surprisingly and me included. You'd hope and expect that the political party that represents your beliefs would be competent enough to prosecute them. I'm assuming @Doug Ashleydidn't vote conservative but I tend to agree with his points. Sure, they got Brexit done (good, will of the majority etc. etc.), but they do appear to be a bunch of self serving, narcissistic and pretty ineffective career politicians that are not in power due their abilities, rather simply said the right things at the right time and not being as obviously unable to govern as Labour. I expect more from the conservatives. Don't conflate one's beliefs with the abilities of the party you voted for. Just because they're in power doesn't mean they're fit for power. Johnson's a joke and I hope and assume that there's someone else in the conservative party better suited for leadership. A labour government would be worse, but I really hope that a conservative government can be made better with a change of leadership.
  4. Try living next to the river Wye.
  5. @Gjk, unbelievable craftsmanship, what beautiful models. The detail is so precise I half expected them to be fully operational!!
  6. Welcome Ali. Not too far from Ross-on-Wye! Would be great to see your Emira once you get it. There's a group of us from Herefordshire/Worcestershire that have started to meet up (once ), more than welcome to come along for the next meet that might happen at some point in the future:
  7. Where's the un-insulate Britain activists who might turn up promptly, glue all of the insulate Britain protesters together and handcuff them to the nearest pole? There are so many issues affecting our country, insulation is pretty far down the list. If they want to be climate change activists then lead by example.
  8. The 'Big Apple' event is held in Much Marcle in Herefordshire each harvest time (although suffering a Covid hiatus last year). Much Marcle is the spiritual home of cider in the UK, where Westons is based but more importantly where a number of other smaller cideries are based, focusing on more natural smaller scale cider production methods. The sun was out today and it was a great opportunity to talk to cider producers and buy their wares. Apples have their biblical connotation as a symbol of knowledge, immortality, temptation, the fall of man and sin. The simplest and purest of all alcoholic beverages. The German's are welcome to their purity laws. Real cider is a drink apart. I'm now busy sampling these purchases, hic "An apple a day keeps the doctor away...".
  9. Good idea. Will do a logging tomorrow using the latest Espritmon version that shows the BLM cell values.
  10. After a few miles of post-injector replacement driving, the main thing to note is the complete lack of backfire. Previously, when suddenly taking one's foot of the accelerator after a hard acceleration, there were all kinds of thundering grumbles and pops in the exhaust. Now nothing, zilch. Can only assume the old injectors weren't spraying fine enough, leaving blobs of fuel that didn't fully combust in the cylinder, but did in the exhaust. Can only assume fuel efficiency will increase as well (though have not, and will not ever, bother to measure that). I still hold that acceleration is better, but as discussed before that might be psychosomatic, but to be honest I'm not fussed, she still 'feels' more responsive Long live one's perceptions over measurable reality !!
  11. His arsehole is going to be a massive petri dish for a number of diseases.
  12. Do you mean this Mark: ?
  13. Chris, well I replaced my injectors, didn't bother to clean the outside of fuel rails ( ), used clips to seat the new RC injectors, the top and bottom rubber o-rings compressed well into their seats.. All is fine, no leaks, improved performance.
  14. Lovely green Exige S at Hellens Manor in Much Marcle, Herefordshire. If you're ever in Herefordshire, Hellens Manor is a lovely place to visit. An old Tudor Manor house in the heart of cider country
  15. Sure we're all feeling dutifully admonished.
  16. Though you'd never believe it if you read the marketing bumf that comes with a lot of such softwares These types of geometries would be identified using topology optimisation, no AI in sight, just an adjoint solution to indicate sensitivities of the primal solution and an optimiser.
  17. Not sure if they'd be 3D printed, but their topology has been created using generative design methods, a great approach for lightweighting, very state of the art..
  18. @Giniw, the sci hub links are all broken. Do you have any updated links?
  19. Could see the pictures then and still now, Win10 Chrome. Interesting pictures btw, not entirely sure what I'm looking at but it doesn't seem good.
  20. Well, took her out with the 370s installed, not as manic to be sure, but still felt better than the old stock ones (probably psychological). @Barrykearleyalso mentioned that if the car was running lean it would be more responsive (at the expense of it buggering up at some point). Why is it that a leaner mix results in more response and what happens to the engine if run too lean?
  21. Good on 'em for effort though. Must have taken ages and hurt a lot to beat those panels out with their fists.
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