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MPx last won the day on November 1 2010

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    '86 Turbo Esprit
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    Clutch hose, Front Brakes, Fuel Lines
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    Deepest Sunny Zummerzet

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  1. Don't know if you'd get him, but IMO Richard Heseltine would be ideal....and if not how about one of the other guys from Absolute Lotus? Would have thought they'd be very keen to get insider access to your Dad.
  2. Clearly just a twat. On the other hand, I do find that there's must less initial feedback from the throttle peddle which can make well judged getaways harder than with most ICE cars. Gentle is easy but if going for a gap in traffic from a standstill its all too easy to overcook it - much as you can if you've got over 500bhp available. The difference in pedal travel between not enough, a sharp start, and full on burnout is surprisingly small and there's no mechanical noise to give you an extra clue.
  3. I put the PNM (front) Hispec kit on mine in 2009 - rears are std. Cant remember the disc size but less than 300. I think they've been really good on both road and track. Not noticed any servo issues issues or inadequacies. Also available in stop faster red.
  4. I wouldn't be bothered about them holding my DNA if I believed that it was as infallible as all the authorities seem to. But in actual use, I understand that they only look at a sub set of indicators (16?) just as they do with fingerprints, which gives a very high probability of it being accurate. Very high probability? Several million to one no doubt is very good, but with billions of people that means there's a fair few out there who would give the same result as me. And that's before they mix up samples, databases get corrupted or hacked, etc, etc.
  5. Its always a good day when you do over 300 miles in a Lotus and spend some time in great company. Many thanks as always @Sparky. Sounds like there may be a TLF outing to Lubborn cheese factory shop sometime then Bibbo??
  6. This is what's really worrying me. Lotus had a very ill founded reputation - none of the post kit car day cars have been any more "unreliable" than any other. But the LOTUS reputation has stuck. Volvo HAD a reasonable reputation pre-Geely. For the last couple of years they've been at the bottom of the tables with LandRover. Just got the latest Which? magazine with this on the cover. Wont take too much more of this to seal the fate of Volvo and Lotus!
  7. Another for Uruguay. Why no UK on the list?
  8. Sorry only just seen this. Bought mine from this lot. Arrived in about 2 weeks.
  9. Where forced to use a mask, I've been wearing these two for a while now. They look suitably ridiculous and not pseudo medical which of course very few are.
  10. Hi Gaz. I'm not a million miles from you (South Somerset) and you're more than welcome to look at Lionel and try out for size. The trouble is with the lockdown and every event I normally go to cancelled , I've SORN'd it so I cant take it out on the road at the mo. If you're planning on venturing south any day then let me know and we'll sort something out...
  11. Well I've not measured it but at 6 feet tall, I have to duck just a bit to get under the platform at the height I leave it. And the Esprit is supposed to be 44 inches high. So I'm guessing 10 foot would be the minimum and anything more a bonus. I suppose I could leave less clearance above the lower car, but that would just be a pain to use and move around.
  12. In the barn You need to put a four poster or two in your garage Andy. Can double up the toys that way.
  13. Its excessive... ...but you know that already and if its what you want to do then good luck to you, its your life to enjoy as you see fit.
  14. Not sure what you're asking re: "sensors". I've had/fitted several Chamberlain door openers over the years and they've always worked and outlasted my (or my folks) tenure at the property. Probably about 10 years longest ownership. In the early ones the bulbs blew very quickly - probably due to vibration - and in the end I stopped replacing them and managed well enough with the other lights in the garage. Otherwise all good.
  15. I know they aren't the last word in speed, but my '85 RS Turbo would have easily gotten away from any cyclist including the real mc Hoy so you must have done some impressive pedal work there Sparkles. No wonder he wanted you to work on the cars!
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