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by Shug
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are track days all you do in your Lotus then?
Replies: 24
Views: 765

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

Yer an erse John, but you know that :thumbsup IMO, we've got a more fundamental issue. What Ali says is bob-on for starters. When we were doing road runs regularly, it was a different time - and remember, most people aren't running about in circa 120-150bhp Elises any more - which you could leather ...
by Shug
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1,000 mile service
Replies: 19
Views: 956

Re: 1,000 mile service

Block Exemption rules state that car manufacturers can't lock you into official dealers to maintain warranty (sorry, just noticed this thread) so it's written in law that you can use an indy as long as they use official parts and follow the official schedule. The only hiccup it may generate further ...
by Shug
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hi from Westhill (near enough)
Replies: 24
Views: 1104

Re: Hi from Westhill (near enough)

by Shug
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam reprofile for beginner and children
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Cam reprofile for beginner and children

Cams *tend to* just move the torque curve about. So you'll get a bit less shove lower down, traded off with more power as the revs increase. Standard engines also have to do things like comply with emissions regs etc, not something that's generally helped by throwing more fuel and air through them. ...
by Shug
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Was it you ?
Topic: White S2 spotted at Newton Stewart - Sun 21st Apr
Replies: 0
Views: 294

White S2 spotted at Newton Stewart - Sun 21st Apr

Elaine was in the Evora and got a wave out the roof - I was following along on the Japanese crotch rocket. Cracking day for a drive :thumbsup
by Shug
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Louts Centre....anybody any experience with them?
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: UK Louts Centre....anybody any experience with them?

The only things I've ever read about them is that they are utter crooks. Allegedly.

Flogging completely written off chassis with suspension pickups ripped out as "repairable" etc.

Run, don't walk.
by Shug
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project
Replies: 184
Views: 30008

Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Brilliant build thread. This looks, if you'll excuse the french, like a f*cking weapon!

by Shug
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Testimonials & Feedback
Topic: Craig Moncrieff thank you.
Replies: 245
Views: 52097

Re: Craig Moncrieff thank you.

Cracking service from Craig - this is a longish one! We'd been scratching our heads about keeping the Evora or swapping to something that's less of a PITA for us to get to service (we're 2.5 hours from CMC on a good day and since having a wee boy, we've just not had time to take a day out to run abo...
by Shug
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S3 Elise Light Upgrades
Replies: 18
Views: 1463

Re: S3 Elise Light Upgrades

Not personal recommendation as I've not had opportunity to try yet, but are there not now super bright LED options that fit in place of standard bulbs? Would deffo be investigating these (speaking as a bloke who melted light connectors using rally bulbs back in my S1 days)
by Shug
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interested in an Evora
Replies: 92
Views: 11280

Re: Interested in an Evora

Yep - we recently went through the process of trying to find a replacement for it, for our use, but really didn't come up with anything that ticks the boxes it does so comprehensively and could be anywhere near budget. Pennies to maintain, proper stop and stare looks for most folks, comfortable, qui...
by Shug
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Takata Airbag recall
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Takata Airbag recall

Apparently My X5 is affected, not a peep from BMW. I’ve had a few Subaru’s and the dealer was probably the best experience I’ve had from a car dealer. S and S Services Ayr. My dear old Mum worked for them for years in the office - back when they were in Mossblown. A challenging pair of chaps to wor...
by Shug
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tut's funeral
Replies: 112
Views: 9661

Re: Tut's funeral

Dominic wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:34 am
campbell wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:01 am
Southerners list
(Just to help me remember)

Campbell & Lisa
Meet at Stirling Services?
Yup - I'll be there - 10:15 is the Stirling Services meet.
by Shug
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Danish Audiophiles
Replies: 58
Views: 5586

Re: Danish Audiophiles

Yeah, bit of an 80s B&O fetish here... Beosystem 4500 in the dining room as a lovely sideboard topper (Elaine constantly unimpressed) running a pair of CX100s on the mantelpiece. Beosystem 5005 in the snug with a set of BeoVox RL 60.2 speakers. Right combo of audio performance and stunning looks for...
by Shug
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BMW i3
Replies: 62
Views: 6270

Re: BMW i3

80% in 30 min at a dc rapid charge station Assuming the one you're planning on using is working that day. Seems to be a bugbear that the networks are up and down like a tarts knickers. Not massive if you're commuting around a city, but limits desire in more rural locales... A mate of mine used to r...
by Shug
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Any late model S2 owners?
Replies: 18
Views: 2307

Re: Any late model S2 owners?

IanD wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Oops my comments and Shugs above applicable to Elise rather than Exige.
Can’t inagine much difference from a 2008 until whenever S2 stopped but will leave owners to comment.
Indeedy - when somebody just posts S2, I think Elise... Odd one, never realised that I mentally do that.