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

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

Post by rossybee » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:31 pm

douglasgdmw wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Love the AirItalia livery, however it just does not sit right on a Lambo. Every time I look at it, I am always reminded it should be on a Lancia :?
Totally. I posted it for the comedy aspect :blackeye
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Re: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

Post by renmure » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:36 pm

I think it looks ace apart from the driving lights.
(gawd, I hope I don't end up saying the same thing about mine!!)
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Re: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

Post by rossybee » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:51 pm

Nah yours *needs* the driving lights 8)
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Re: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

Post by renmure » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:25 pm

I got a few more pics yesterday of the gearbox and engine after the rebuild. I also got the bill!!! Yikes!! To be fair, it was sort of in line with what I should have expected based on the quotes at the beginning of it all about 2 years ago but then when you add in the costs of additional strengthening work to the engine, gearbox and diff... well, it's easy to see how costs can grow arms and legs. At the other end of the spectrum I could have gone for a donor 2.5 litre Alfa V6 with mega miles taken straight from the scrappers for £300ish. Some folk have also gone for the 3.5 litre Toyota engine currently used by Lotus and a couple of folk have also gone down the supercharger route with that engine as well. Anyhow, I'm gonna keep my head in the sand about the costs for now :)

I'm going down to the workshop at the end of next week when the big step is taken and the engine, gearbox, mounts, fuel tanks and other stuff gets delivered to the car builder.

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