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  1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. Here in oz an Esprit is a rare sight. I find other drivers seem to enjoy seeing it and checking it out rather than trying to race me. I can't think of an occasion when that has happened. Often I find courtesies such as backing off and making a gap for me when I need to change lanes. I also have an old 944t in original condition and because they're a rare sight nowadays, get similar reactions from other drivers to that too. 


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  5. On 14/09/2021 at 04:31, C8RKH said:

    Wow. Interesting as Lewis has been vilified by the Max fans and maybe, just maybe, the tide against Max is changing with the neutral starting to see Max for what he is, a Kart racer lol...

    No, not a kart racer. The stewards quickly jump on that and will send a dangerous driver home. Easier to see too because of the openness of a kart. If anything kart racers soon learn to respect where their and others' tyres are. Max, as an aggressive driver has met somebody in Lewis whose experience and talent more than matches his bluffing tactics.

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