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  1. Thanks Bibs - would be good to know what the last chassis number is. Guess we will have to wait until Christmas when you unwrap your present from Hethel (you are still expecting a gift wrapped 2-11 aren't you?)
  2. Really depends upon which fuse you are tapping from! I would suggest that a suitably rated in-line fuse would definitely be a good idea - that way if you have a problem with the DL1 it will only blow the in-line fuse rather than take out the one in the fuse box (and whatever other services were on that fuse). Also my personal choice would be to install a seperate switch for the DL1 otherwise you will have no way of turning it off when the master switch is on. Remember that most track day organisers don't allow timing and may therefore take a dim view of an active data logger (with lap and sector timing capability). D
  3. You could but then you would have no way off turning off the DL1 and your battery would go flat within 2-3 days - suggest fitting an inline switch or using an (ignition) switched 12v feed.
  4. Ah yes seems like the Evora IPS is a different model (and only 280PS). Oh well, looks like I will need to find a different manufacturer if I want a paddle shift with more than 300PS, and certainly less interested if the IPS is a slushmatic with some whizzo electronics (press downshift button, wait 2 seconds, gear engages, now just got to build up RPM, ...and accelerate). 2+0 option is heading the right way though!
  5. The information in the press release says that the Evora S will be availabe in manual and optionally with IPS. Just need them to rip out those pointless rear seats now!
  6. Interesting - where did this information come from, could I ask? As the Evora would be a replacement road car (plan on keeping the 2-11 for the track), the extra few hundred revs at the top end would be less important to me although it is a little disappoining.
  7. Getting all excited about the Evora S but can't seem to find anything about the IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option. Is this a clutchless auto box (like the BMW step-tronic) or a electronically controlled manual box (like the BMW DSG system)? Is it a preselect system? What are the upshift and downshift times? Does it autoblip on downshifts? Basically does anybody know anything about it or able to point me to where I might find the information? Thanks in anticipation
  8. Ding for Shell Helix which is, IIRC, 5-30W
  9. Welcome Sorry but I don't have any real experience of a Caterham - tried one before buying the Lotus and found I didn't fit! Don't know where you are located but I'm sure a local 2-eleven owner will be happy to give you a pax ride and possibly even a drive on track. Del
  10. I have the Lotus race wsing as well as the road legal one. With the race wing, I find I can noticably change the balance (and the top speed) by changing the angle. Being an animal on thre controls, I prefer the greater rear grip provided by more downforce. Of course, being an SVA vehicle, I never use the race wing on the road It is held on to the uprights by 4 allen bolts with nyloc nuts, so a matter of a few moments to change angle or swap wings entirely. The front splitter is, of course, more difficult to change but does add more downforce also. Didn't stop me losing the back end in the wet though so maybe I need an elephant to sit on the back end!
  11. Yes - I thought it may have been something I had said
  12. Sorry, mine's a track slag and doesn't get cleaned or polished! I do occassionaly remove the grass from the oil coolers though
  13. A picture might help identify it? Is it hanging out of the instrument binnacle, the light switches or underneath the bulkhead? Is it a single wire or a bundle? How many pins? What pin layout? Have you tried asking whoever supplied your 2-11?
  14. Apologies for delay responding Tam, missed your post somehow. I have got an RC07 reversing camera system (wired) which works very well. Has infrared illuminators for night use and colour for daytime. The control box fits snugly under the passenger seat and I only deploy the 7" monitor when the trailer is attached. Comes with long cable and a plug and socket about midway along so easy to arrange for that to be at front of trailer. Connector has waterproof housing as well so all very simple to fit. I got mine from www.in21now.co.uk ( http://www.in21now.co.uk/acatalog/RearViewCameras.html ) but you may find a more convenient supplier
  15. How big is the telly? What type of beer?
  16. Jo - Castle Combe on 13 April, can't see anything in their event diary for that date? Gerrof my track (especially if you are not taking the 2-11)
  17. Don't use mine on the road very much (mainly track use) - not had any gearbox problems. Secret is (sa Ads says) get it warm, don't be brutal with the stick and let it cool down before parking. Agree with Jo, suggest buying a 2-11 now, then you can use it this year. There is no guarentee that Lotus will continue making them. If you are really worried about the standard box, buy a sequential one (but haven't a couple of those broken in races too?). D
  18. What's the matter Paul, getting worried about the value of your "investment"?
  19. Ah yes ... must remember to avoid those big "offs"
  20. Very bling Jo - what sort of trailer are you intending -open or closed?
  21. The Eliseparts sandwich plate is the one I have - it fits fine (the oil cooler feed comes off an existing sandwich plate so you need to double up). Wiring is simple (although Bell & Colville did mine as it was in for a service at the time). You will obviously need to get sensors - I will dig out details of where I got mine when I am next at home (at the weekend, weather permitting). Not wanting to disappoint - attached a picture!
  22. Not had any problems with the sandwich plate for the oil temperature and pressure sensors in about 3,000 miles of usage. Don't know where you are located but there are a number of places that have experience of fitting the second sandwich plate and could offer you advice. I have mounted the dash-3 to the left of the instrument binnacle using one of the bolts that retains the aeroscreen - this works fine and puts the shift lights into my line of sight (unless I am sliding sideways!!!). It also puts the buttons within easy reach of my left hand so I don't have to stray too far from the steering wheel (except when I need to stir the gearbox). Certainly a lot easier to read than the standard info panel, although can benefit from a small sunshield when direct sunlight can bounce off the display screen (perhaps I shouldn't have bought an open cockpit car!). Hope you enjoy the car!
  23. Well I am known as DEL211 on Seloc, but that doesn't mean you will recognise me! For the record Bibs real name is [Content Moderated]
  24. Looks like a nicely painted RS3 trailer. The 2-11 does fit really well with enough room for 4 jerry cans of fuel, a spare set of wheels, trolley jack, axle stands, tyre inflator and the standard toolbox (flat blade screwdriver plus a large roll of duct tape and an oily rag). I even find room for a folding chair for those sitting back and relaxing moments.
  25. Mine's number 57 and most definitely a production line car (with the "insect" mirrors). At the time, there was never any doubt that mine wouldn't be a motorsport car so surprised Jo that you had trouble "finding" your car (iirc yours in number 58?)
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