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1 hour ago, exeterjeep said:

Lotus managed to have each Elan M100 S2 to have unique numbers on the edition plate. It is a shame they did not do it on the gt430's as it would help really knowing how many were actually made.

Yep it is a bit strange as the CoP states the build number

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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So there are now 2 in Devon - not bad for part of the country where most people only think about coming to, on their holidays.

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Many congrats @DDubya  your persistence was definitely worth it. 430 looks extremely menacing in black. Health to drive!

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@DDubya congrats, you won't regret it.

 

So, am I right in thinking there is no GT430s available for purchase now? They are all in owner hands hopefully. 

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55 minutes ago, blindside said:

when the splitter was scraped at low speed. 

I had this issue etc, B&C fitted a splitter they were going to chuck away, but since the car has had some adjustment by SWLC I hardly ever touch the splitter so I am thinking of putting my good original one back on. Plus the use of a long curved interior mirror on the passenger sun visor means I can get out of my angled driveway much easier. 

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Yes @Bravo73I still use a narrow length of the helicopter grade ppf on the leading edge of the splitter. I’ve found it doesn’t cope as well on the underside as the roofing tape.

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On 29/05/2021 at 20:58, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

s it an ex TLFer car? Looks sort of familiar.

Mark Allin's GT430. 

 

 

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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On 26/05/2021 at 11:14, blindside said:

Attending the recent Absolute Lotus Magazine Scottish Tour was great fun, but Scottish highland B roads were not front splitter friendly. (Sharp car length undulations, uneven gradients and pot holes like wash hand basins). It made route selection important and I got caught out a few times in poor weather, when the splitter was scraped at low speed. 
I have previously tried bespoke protective rubber strips & pads on previous cars, but they all get ripped off too easily. Also using screw-in pads is not a great idea with a beautifully made & very expensive carbon item.

Last year I tried using bituminous roofing tape cut to size to fit the key areas that are most vulnerable (centre & leading edges). The good thing with this tape is that it provides a protective layer with very high adhesion levels that will definitely not get ripped off if the splitter is grounded. 
When I got back from the trip the central taped area was absolutely shredded, but the bituminous layer had stayed in place and largely protected the carbon from any scratch damage. As you would expect for a track oriented car the splitter underside design & fitting is very robust.

I’ve since jacked the front end up and after a lot of careful scraping, with copious amounts of white spirit, have replaced the old tape with a fresh layer. It has proved to be a cheap but very effective solution. 

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How was the Scottish Tour I had planned to do it last year before COVID struck.  I am keen to do a few events like that but do have reservations related to the front splitter which I scrape even if driving very very slowly onto my drive. 

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I posted earlier about some changes made to mine, it hardly ever hits now. If you take it off then you also would need to change the undertray as the one on gt430's is unique to that model. The gt430 sport uses the same as the Gt410 + sport. The gt430 undertray needs the splitter to help fasten it on. B&C sent me a video of them trying to do this before I had my car delivered.

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5 hours ago, Heathermead said:

How was the Scottish Tour I had planned to do it last year before COVID struck.  I am keen to do a few events like that but do have reservations related to the front splitter which I scrape even if driving very very slowly onto my drive. 

It was great fun. Professionally organised with a good mix of cars across the history of Lotus. Including a very well sorted Elan Sprint which was a revelation & difficult to follow on tight B roads. Absolute Lotus Magazine are planning another tour along a different route in Scotland next year so keep an eye out. 

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