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  1. Personally, I love snacking on Mimolette, but bring a sharp knife!
  2. Certainly exciting to see what LAP come up with. But, if comparisons to Singer (and even Alfaholics) are valid, the spawn won't be for those who have to ask how much they cost. πŸ€”
  3. That's because so many are on one when they're using the other! I can vouch for this. My dog got hold of a baby bunny in the yard recently and had a ball running around with it in his mouth, tossing it and recatching it. Fortunately was just mouthing it but the thing was just squeaking away like his favorite toys. Took me about 15 min before I could coax it from him and let it high tail for the bushes. Apparently none the worse for wear other than PTSD.
  4. All we are teaching robots is not to trust any human with a [email protected]&#ing hockey stick.
  5. 2023: the robots are starting to get pii$$ed since it seems like every time they walk by, some human is trying to kick them or knock them down. Not sure I’d want to mess with one with a gun. 😬 Maybe Ukraine could use a few of these.
  6. There was a time when modification of the S1 was the norm: S2 updates, turbo look updates, wheels to replace the (supposed) homely Wolfraces, and then the extreme such as this that, who knows, was someone's idea of a re-roadworthy racecar, salvage of terminal damage or neglect, or just someone's wet dream. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  7. "For the Audi drivers..."
  8. Maybe should change to "Collision Instigation" πŸ€”
  9. This thread may be getting too much
  10. yeller77


    Wordle 320 1/6 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Um, thanks? Now does anyone have any Lotto hints?
  11. Good news for classic Lotus (not just Classic Lotus) and a positive step toward my musings in the second paragraph of my post from a couple of years ago. 🧐
  12. Auctioned last year for over $200k for the set. Sadly, I think SM World is no longer in business. For Lotus owners, and for many years, it was a good Stateside resource for the early Esprit transaxle expertise and parts.
  13. Fixed it for you. No exile invitation was extended on our end as the US was, at the time (still is, really), at capacity for entitled, self-absorbed celebrities. It's not like the good citizens of Elba in their time had a choice, either.
  14. Probably also similar reasons that we don't use magnesium on road cars, they can be a hazard and deteriorate over time. CF may be stronger but body panels have to be protected from UV degradation. I wonder what the expected life span of a CF wheel is and how it needs to be certified/monitored. Strength and lightness are good but just like gr 8 hardware is sometimes not desirable as it may be stronger, it may be more prone to failure by fracture and not deformation as lesser hardware might. CF when it does fail on impact or for other reasons, can be, shall we say, more spectacular. At least an alloy wheel may deform and still hold air on a kerb or pothole impact which could fracture CF. Plenty of examples on the internets. This was probably a fun ride...
  15. Hey, has anyone mentioned changing the timing belt yet? (also sent a PM, prob same info as Atwell)
  16. yeller77


    Wordle 304 X/6 ⬜⬜🟨🟨⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟨🟩 ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 ⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 I'm with ya @MJON πŸ™„
  17. πŸ€” Hm, sounds like either something that rhymes with "snowjob" or a lottery win kept on the down-low to keep "friends" and "relatives" from coming out of the woodwork!
  18. Under current plans, heritage can wait, I reckon.
  19. Interesting. I'm not sure the US has fully approved rear view mirrorless cameras (they've been "studying it" for years) so if it comes Stateside it will likely have chunky mirrors.
  20. Looks like it's missing the spacer on the left rear spring perch fitted to LHD Federal and ROW cars (A079D4047F), a crude ride height adjustment Lotus used to compensate for the left-leaning engine and left side driver. Perhaps the left spring devices were fitted to compensate (?). My car was fitted with period Koni's as well. I think they may have been more suited to the G turbos as the front shock body appeared thicker than the stock shocks and there was evidence of impact on the lower arm at some degree of compression. @drdoom I'd be interested to know how you spec'd yours out as well, was thinking of talking to Truchoice too.
  21. Semantics to a degree. No, France didn’t β€œleave” NATO. Yes, no disrespect to France as a nuclear power. Yes, de Gaulle’s unilateral withdrawal from NATO’s integrated military structure in the 60’s did have tangible and lasting effects on NATO joint operations subsequently which I experienced in the 90’s. No more no less. Happy to agree to disagree, if necessary to avoid getting too far from the topic of the plight of Ukraine.
  22. Hard to be much of a peacekeeper when those whose wrists you're trying to slap are members, along with their buddies, who can log vetoes, walk out, ignore resolutions, etc. Either Putin will just exhaust his resources and his populace's patience or someone may eventually pick up a bat and join the brawl. Sadly, if Chechnya is any indication, this could take years.
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