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About ramjet

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    Einstein was HUUUGE apparently...
  • Birthday 01/08/1962

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    Synthesizers, Photography

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    1994 Esprit S4
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    No need. Would be surplus to requirements.
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    Victoria, Australia
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  1. ramjet

    Older Lotus wanted £27k max budget

    Welcome to TLF Neil. Have you had a look in the Classifieds? Link is at the top of the page. You just have to register again. Separate system to TLF. You should duck over to the Introductions area and say hi in there as well.
  2. ramjet

    Retirement activities

    You forgot the one about leaving a quarter inch of orange juice in the bottle and yelling loudly that you weren't the last one to have some.
  3. No need to apologise. Just making a suggestion. Lots more people see a new person join in there.
  4. ramjet

    Future of Lotus

    So who said that a 2000 Sport 350 was behind the times? Huh? Huh?
  5. Welcome to TLF Daniel. I started reading your piece and will have to continue some other time as I have to go visit the land of nod. Looks interesting. You should duck over to the Introductions area and say hi in there as well.
  6. I just had another look at the pictures and the spotlights seem to match up with the headlights. The indicators look like the poor cousins now.
  7. ramjet

    New member

    Not married then? 😉 Any questions or issues with using the forums, feel free to ask one of us mods. We're here to help.
  8. ramjet

    Gearbox Noise

    I would think that you may not get a lot of noise under acceleration as you are loading up the gears and the oil film that sits between the teeth. At just cruising, everything has the cahnce to rattle back and forth between load and no load, hence a bit noisier. Least noise at deccelaration as the momentum of the car will load up the backside of the CWP teeth (which are not worn). This will also change the way the load is on the bearings if they are the culprit. I would listen to Harry though as he is pretty cluey on this subject.
  9. Welcome to TLF Stevie. Have you got any photos with both the old and the new lights turned on? I don't think they look bad actually. You should duck over to the Introductions section and say hi in there as well.
  10. ramjet

    "Hopeless" Exige 350 Sport

    I'd like to know how that occurs. I am not an engineer, but i can't see how that would happen?
  11. ramjet

    Future of Lotus

    My wife does not use the screen when she drives. I do not use the screen when I drive. Whichever of us is the passenger uses it. I have never had it in the Esprit and even having driven cars with a touch screen, have never hopped into my S4 and thought' "Bugger! If I only had a 7.3865942" screen to play with." It's a manual. I'm too busy driving or talking to my passenger or driving along listening to my favourite music. Have never even used my phone in the Esprit. I also think it would be much easier to adjust a plain old analog knob for heat, let's say, versus adjusting the temp to 22.25 deg C with 75% to face and 25% to feet on fan setting 2 of 9. Seat temp on low and hoping that I don't inadvertently press the button to change the language to Cantonese. Maybe I am just old.
  12. ramjet

    Green Elise yellow stripes

    I changed the topic to correct it as I don't think Lotus ever made an Elsie.
  13. Welcome to TLF Christian. Looks like a modified normal SE bumper to me. Indicator/park light units look larger. Spotlights are a different shape and the ducts to the coolers on the front of the bumper look to be a different shape. I'd hazard a guess that it has been modified by an owner. You should duck over to the Introductions area and say hi in there as well.
  14. ramjet

    New owner ... Exige Sport 380

    Welcome to TLF James. Car looks great. Hope you thoroughly enjoy it. Any questions or issues with using the forums, feel free to ask one of us mods. We're here to help.
  15. ramjet

    Future of Lotus

    I know it is the SUV interior, but for crying out loud, it looks like it has been added on as an afterthought. Our new Skoda (yes I bought one) has the screen built into the dash and I have not noticed one glare issue with it at all. As for the Tesla interior with the up and down screen that looks to be the size of a decent TV, that could be one of the ugliest things I have seen.