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Yesterday started off much like any other.  so I thought instead of just lazing on the sofa - I’d dig the S4s out the garage and clear off the dust then a nice trip out to tintern with some oth

We have some progress. She’s now out of the garage under her own power. its given me the opportunity to sweep up the not inconsiderable mess of cut off nuts and bolts, old packets, busted f

All in its rightful place. Massive thanks to Nobby and Jacko for the assistance with the engine hoist this is the first time in 8 years the engine has been in the engine bay

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Now I’m really intrigued - what’s the steptoe and son rules ?

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Great news Barry - soon be time to get the Futuras on😉😎

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Nice work Barry. In the time it's taken you to rebuild the engine and have the body off yours I've managed the sum of squat by comparison on mine 🤣

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I’m only interested in getting her back usable again chap - she ain’t no garage queen and I simply can’t be arsed with polishing it til my fingers are sore 👍

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That's because they're sore from polishing other things eh @Barrykearley?

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Washed the eldests car, wife’s car, my van and the evora this morning. Now I shall crack out the angle grinder and sort the boot floor and engine bay cover on the Esprit.

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Boot floor and engine cover now all back in. 
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center console pulled out and modified for a double din unit

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Dash and stereo in now and all back together.  Whipped the car onto the 4 poster and tightened all the suspension fixings up. Now drives a whole lot better.

garage to be swept out and tidied now - just the front oil cooler trays left to fit now.

Im now finding myself fantasising about Nobles 😂 - anyone fancy buying an Evora since everyone seems to be selling up

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On 06/04/2020 at 13:16, Barrykearley said:

remove four bolts on top of pedal box

Ok, what's the trick here, I can barely touch the two I can see, I'm not sure how I'm going to get a tool onto them.

Interestingly DeRoure doesn't have the pedal assembly listed so there's no pretty pictures to show all of the bolts, are there two or four that are bolting down through the top of the pedal box into the chassis? I am hoping only two and the other two go through the front of the bulkhead horizontally but suspect you are going to tell me otherwise. 😖

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There are four and it is possible to get to them.  I had to adapt/bend an allen key to have the correct orientation due to poor clearance.

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After I managed it, it was suggested to try removing the fuse box in the front boot area.  You may be able to see the top of the pedal box once the fuse box and wiring are moved out of the way.

 

 

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Oh that's a good idea. Thanks.

BTW I didn't see those tools on the Special Lotus Tool section of the parts catalogue, I think there are quite a few they've missed. 😄 

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Two are really easy to get to if you drop the fuse box down. The other one is ok to get to - the last - well good luck training a bifold double jointed midget 

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I like the noble too. Very sporty car. And fast. Go on, loose the boring evora and get the noble.

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Nobody does it better - than Lotus ;)

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