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by Shug
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Type 131
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: Type 131

Love Auto Express lazily using a Bahar render (cos obviously there's no images yet) but not actually saying that anywhere that I can see, so folks will start debating the looks of a years old dead concept again :) WRT the story? Seems a really odd niche, unless you subscribe to the Evora being the 9...
by Shug
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help.
Replies: 25
Views: 1874

Re: Help.

If I was still up in Ayr, I'd have shot over, but I'm an hour further south now. It's literally two bolts to get the damper off and as Ali says, they are adjustable platforms, so just clean the threads and wind the collars off (having measured reasonably accurately, how far they are threaded on, to ...
by Shug
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Trackdays
Topic: Knockhill track sessions
Replies: 22
Views: 2251

Re: Knockhill track sessions

I think it's been a looong time since the notorious Hot Hatch events. Not got personal experience of the clientele at the open events in recent years, but Knockhill like running a fairly tight ship (speaking from an organisers POV). As you say, maybe a bit of a lottery on who's in that session and n...
by Shug
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leven car company - Park’s now have Lotus franchise
Replies: 186
Views: 49740

Re: Leven car company Administration

Interesting how many people think Ayr is the arse end of nowhere... (speaking as someone actually living in the arse end of nowhere) I'm sure Lotus would prefer a central site, but I think you'll probably find it a beggars/choosers situation with a Parks relationship and there's plenty space at the ...
by Shug
Thu May 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: New Member Anstruther
Replies: 16
Views: 1610

Re: New Member Anstruther

:welcome

Not the best time to buy, but at least you can give it a good clean and dig through it to get to know the car first. Enjoy when you get the chance.
by Shug
Thu May 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Still not done Stelvio
Replies: 33
Views: 8854

Re: Still not done Stelvio

The thing about Stelvio being a destination for Elises was more about it being a torture test for the brakes on the way down in the original development of the car, rather than it being a belting driving road, no? Certainly, the only reasons I'd consider it would be as a destination to a continental...
by Shug
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Lotus Mode -E10 Compatible?
Replies: 4
Views: 3433

Re: Lotus Mode -E10 Compatible?

Looking at what I think would be bespoke to the S1/Rover S2 - fuel lines between pump and fuel rail? No issues there - hose won't be problematic. Fuel pump? Is that non MGF - not sure why it would be other than space or location, but don't know. The only thing is the tank and, more importantly, the ...
by Shug
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is sitting at home dreaming about trackdays all you do in your Lotus then?
Replies: 40
Views: 16449

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: 23
Views: 7156

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: 10031

Re: Hi from Westhill (near enough)

:welcome
by Shug
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cam reprofile for beginner and children
Replies: 23
Views: 5296

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: 2410

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: 1579

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: 213
Views: 61386

Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

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

:thumbsup
by Shug
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Testimonials & Feedback
Topic: Craig Moncrieff thank you.
Replies: 254
Views: 92859

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...