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  1. Assuming you can get one of the others out you could measure the thread and length then get yourself onto eBay for an E14 M12 bolt or whatever size it is, there are plenty of good fixing suppliers on there. There's only a few likely thread pitches but if in doubt you can buy a pitch gauge for about a fiver. To get the knackered one out try an Irwin Bolt Grip extractor
  2. It does looks that way 😞. I suspect grit gets into the foam block and scratches the coating off the pipe allowing rust to set in. The pipes are clamped in foam throughout the sill as well as in the arch so there's a good chance this could become a very difficult repair. Hopefully yours has gone in the arch like mine, see if you can get a photo from Oakmere. I'll look out for details of their solution.
  3. Thanks Phil. Before and after photos below. In truth the red isn't quite as vivid as it looks below, but a definite improvement after 2 minutes of t-cut.
  4. Flag/Jack - In the scouts I also learnt it was only a jack when on a ship but now believe that to be incorrect. While a jack is a pennant flown on a ship, our flag is called the Union Jack because of its naval origin. the 'Union Jack flag' if you will. Anyway, the badges. Deroure sell the lotus ones at a pisstaking fifty quid a pair. I can find others at more honest pricing but where specified they are shorter/fatter at 50mm x 30mm.
  5. My union jacks have faded but Lotus want a downright unreasonable £48 for a pair. Lotus badges are 55mm x 25mm. Loads of places sell 50mm x 30mm badges for about £8 each but I worry the proportions would look wrong. Has anyone fitted a non Lotus badge and can tell me where from and ideally share a picture? Thanks. (NB. I know we should support Lotus and their dealers but 3x the price is taking the pee)
  6. Thanks, good point. Just checked my 2013 S and thankfully all fine.
  7. I'm going for the first time as a substitute for the LM Classic and using the LDC discount. We're also camping on the golf course, not sure whether to take the Evora or go semi-classic in the Caterham though. Quite looking forward to it. Roll on 2022 when we can get back to the red sausages though.
  8. I had the OS back wheel off a few weeks back and didn't spot any cracks but then again I wasn't looking for any either. One cracked side is unlucky, to crack both looks a worry. I'll check mine.
  9. The tray below the windscreen has holes which drain straight down over the mudguards/bulkhead and the grills over the radiator drain down a corrugated pipe which exits by the upper wishbones. The grills in particular are quite a big rain funnel.
  10. 5th in the auto is quite long as is the final drive. SELOC has a helpful ratio chart here:
  11. That trough drains straight down over the pipework clipped to the bulkhead and caused my corroded pipe so covering that would be ideal, although it would make the design trickier.
  12. I fixed mine as follows.. Run a hose over the boot for a few mins to force it to leak then open the boot lid and look at the seal. If it's leaking it'll be wet on the top of the seal where it isn't squished up tightly against the boot lid. You can tighten it by screwing the rubber feet in on each corner. If you adjust it lots then you might need to adjust the boot lock mech down as well to keep it aligned. Bear in mind the boot lid might end up sitting a fraction lower than the wings when you are done. If that worries you can instead take off the boot seal and pack out the slot before refitting so it sits a fraction higher. Something like washing line string would probably do.
  13. I'd be a maybe depending on price. I've actually been pondering why one doesn't exist as they are standard issue for Caterham owners. An Evora one could solve water ingress issues, protect the dashboard and keep temperature down (think of that black roof).
  14. I suspect we'll be biased on this thread but I feel the same way.. With Gig Esprits it's the first and last that seem to me most sought after, I reckon it'll be the same with Evora S1s.
  15. Interesting... The Covercraft one is available from the US on ebay, £82 shipped including prepaid VAT and duty. That's an awful lot of money compared to the 7 quid Disney cardboard one but it does look smart. I'll hold off for a bit though and see if there's an better alternative.
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