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  1. There'll be a new narrative coming from Putin given his failure to subjugate Ukraine. To protect himself from being deposed he'll claim to be a brilliant tactician by diverting Ukrainian forces with feigned attacks on cities so that his "peacekeeping" army was able to secure the Donbas. Only problem though will be a new Ukraine resolve that they may as well carry on the fight, throw Putin totally out of their country, regain the eastern regions and the Crimea.


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  2. What sort of incentives would it take for his own to depose him?

    Could Xi Jinping become the champion of the world by siding with the world against him? Wouldn't take much. And Russia is 146m so a small market compared to the ROW which China could lose. 

  3. I read that Putin is now going to do to Kyiv and the other cities what he did to Grozny. Surround them before total destruction with bombardment from afar.

    Hope the Ukrainians have a superior counter strategy.

  4. Some system that limits usage. EG a log book and/or notification to you each time it's being enjoyed.

    I'd be happy to do that but in oz. Here we have a similar system for historic car use. I need to fill out a log each day I use my historic car and am limited to a max of 60 days in the year. The benefits are 60 days is more than enough for me, it preserves the car's condition better, it's only used for enjoyment and my comprehensive insurance is very cheap.

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  5. On 07/10/2021 at 04:36, Hopefull Esprit owner said:

    How bad is having a crack at the body mount where the engine bay and the trunk meet, (under the engine coolant overflow bottle)?

    Not good. All the rear loads will be through the bulkhead plates now. There'll be a loss of longitudinal torsional stiffness which you'll feel.

    Best to fix it asap. Not with the original bobbins because they don't work well in shear.  Do the repair with plates sandwiching the fiberglass.

  6. I'm after a LH Brembo front caliper for the Esprit (MY 1994 on).

    Older members may remember the Lotus Surplice Parts sales about 15 years ago. I bought two new Brembos and had stored them until a week ago. I'm fitting them to my S4, which predated the Brembos update by about 15 builds.

    I never checked at the time and have found that I received two RH calipers. It's a long shot but somebody here might have two LH calipers from those sales or a used one.  Or maybe somebody knows of another car that used the same calipers.

    So if anyone can help please contact me. 

    Thanks. Dan. 

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