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by graeme
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello! 135R owner
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Hello! 135R owner

:welcome Alex. Great to hear from the new owner. It's a much-loved car up here in SE, and it's great that we'll continue to know where it is and what it's up to. Treat it well, but not too well! :D

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by graeme
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New arrival...
Replies: 16
Views: 4706

Re: New arrival...

Congratulations! Welcome to SE, Aaron.
by graeme
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HT Ignition Leads
Replies: 6
Views: 5282

Re: HT Ignition Leads

I always fitted Magnocor HT leads on my S1s, because, through my own extensive testing in both laboratory and real-world conditions, I found the Magnecor leads to be red, while the OEM ones were black.
by graeme
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is sitting at home dreaming about trackdays all you do in your Lotus then?
Replies: 40
Views: 14364

Re: Are track days all you do in your Lotus then?

That looks great! I won't steal your idea though. How about somewhere out west. We haven't been to Echt Tandoori for a while?
by graeme
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is sitting at home dreaming about trackdays all you do in your Lotus then?
Replies: 40
Views: 14364

Re: Are track days all you do in your Lotus then?

You're an arse! :D

Still feel the SE spirit alive and kicking, and totally agree Steve can be thanked largely for that. As Campbell says, life is very different these days, but would hate to lose touch completely. Which reminds me, it's my turn to organise Abz curry...
by graeme
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 86
Views: 22115

Re: Anyone out there?

:withstupid

Hi fd and Shooomer. Any more of the old skool still lurking? Show yourselves! :cheers
by graeme
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 86
Views: 22115

Re: Anyone out there?

Interesting. It's not at all how I see things going. Battery tech has all the investment, so even ignoring the merits of any other solution, BEV could well be the VHS while other solutions are doomed to be the Betamax. The tax incentives to own a hybrid are decreasing in favour of pure battery EV. S...
by graeme
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 86
Views: 22115

Re: Anyone out there?

You know hydrogen cell vehicles are just Li-Ion EVs with a needlessly complicated charging system on board?
by graeme
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winter tyres. Discuss.
Replies: 1066
Views: 63517

Re: Winter tyres. Discuss.

I love CCs. They're made for Scotland, where snow isn't that common, but temps are low and roads are damp for 8 months of the year!

They're fine in full snow too.
by graeme
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn
Replies: 3
Views: 2642

Re: Invergarry to Kinloch Hourn

Have you looked on Streetview? I wouldn't make it in the 2-11 with <70mm clearance, but an Elise/Exige should be ok. It's a bit rough up past the dam, but looks like the fantastic scenery would be well worth a few scrapes on the undertray! :)
by graeme
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hi from Westhill (near enough)
Replies: 24
Views: 8571

Re: Hi from Westhill (near enough)

Welcome from another local :welcome
by graeme
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..
Replies: 167
Views: 41673

Re: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

Encoded on the front face you can't see. Oversized encoders like that are for cylinder identification. Each cylinder has a different encoded pattern, hence the need for a bit more space on the face, hence the oversize encoder wheel. With cylinder ID, the ECU knows sooner where where the cam is in it...
by graeme
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: £100k garage
Replies: 31
Views: 8077

Re: £100k garage

Sanjøy wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:08 am
graeme wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:18 am
E63S Estate - £100k

I'm done.
Still happy with that?
Asbo-lutely! (sic) :mrgreen:
by graeme
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam reprofile for beginner and children
Replies: 12
Views: 3878

Re: Cam reprofile for beginner and children

I can't help technically, but if I could have one car back it would be the Sport160, just for that lumpy idle. Do it! :D
by graeme
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One last sports car, for your retirement..
Replies: 16
Views: 5376

Re: One last sports car, for your retirement..

Narrowbody 997. I'd probably blow the budget for a later 997.2 C2S. Coupe, manual, simple spec, no toys. Dark green or blue.