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  2. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    Very sad news. Great guy. Also did the electrical work at Cobden Street for me and saved me a load of time, money and mess because he really understood the regs. IIRC he was very involved with the MLOC stand at the Lotus 60th at Hethel and most of the family were there.
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  4. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    Sad news He was a lovely guy to talk to. RIP Howard
  5. Well...

    I had to go down to Poole from Shropshire this weekend, and it was an absolute joy. It pissed with rain for the entire journey down, but at no time did I feel anything other than completely confident in the little car's behaviour...fantastic. I don't know if it is the DPM or suspension tweaks, but a trip that I had been quietly nervous of passed without a murmour. Good car, lovely car!!!!!
  6. Don't recognise but ao57 may have been a press or factory run car originally
  7. back to lotus !

    the m2 is a great car but i just cant seem to gel with it , it looks and sounds amazing , great build quality and tech is fantastic but to drive its not lotus like at all , its a good drive traction and handling is superb
  8. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    It is indeed three years to the day that I made my first post......and suggested it might take a couple of years . I was supposed to have a 12 month wait for the kit but I got it 6 months early as a few others in the queue Most of the challenges have been a result of me wanting to do things differently than the standard kit I guess, and delays in getting things done by others. But such is life. Still a long way to go yet though. One the body is on there will be paint, lights, door handles etc. Then trimming the interior, fitting glass and seals and the like. So don;t expect anything finished soon!
  9. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Yep I'e never seen it before either. The wiring loom I've had made has an extra (spare) lambda connector in it. So at a later date I can change the setup to a lambda for each bank of cylinders and get better control if needed.
  10. back to lotus !

    Pleased you've seen the light Ian but being serious if I didn't have a big dog that would wreak it I would have an M2 as my day car, and as you say its a great car but lacks the sense of event you get driving a Lotus, I for one will be looking forward to seeing what you get next Cheers Ray
  11. back to lotus !

    hi guys although my m2 is a cracking car ive decided to look around for another lotus , im looking for an s3 exige v6 so hopefully come spring ill be joining you guys again for sunday morning runs ?
  12. Octane

    Just a heads up that there’s a pretty good article and front cover of this months Octane magazine.
  13. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Nearly there Leigh, after such an epic build and so many challenges over come. can not wait to see it in the flesh. and if the 1st post on this thread is a true marker it has been a 3 year journey almost to the day ?
  14. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Ah that's why it didn't look like a cat because it isn't. Never heard of them being part of the silencer design.
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  16. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Yep the 'cross piece' has he lambda in it. Both manifolds feed into that point and it's a pre-cat sensor. The engine is 1998 and so only Euro 2. Known as a CF2 Alfa V6. The following year they became CF3s and had cats on the manifolds and 2 lambdas, and a but less power because of it. I'm using a Bosch 4.9 lsu wideband sensor which is the type OEMs use on modern cars. The ECU has a build in wideband controlled. It's quite a way in front of the cats (which are in the silencers) but seem to work OK as cars get through IVA, which is basically an MOT emissions test.
  17. Hinckley 2018.JPG

    Hinckley Town Show 2018. Excel SA, Elites S1 & S2 Excite
  18. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Yes, the non furry one. Maybe the photo but wasn't clear if it was that piece with the lambda sticking out of or not.
  19. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Cat?- what the furry thing we got a few weeks ago that keeps killing the local wildlife and bringing it into the house? If you mean catalytic converter, there are 2 on the car - one inside each silencer. Nice neat solution.
  20. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    Very sad news, RIP
  21. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    RIP Howard. Sad news, he was a nice chap. His company did all the wiring in my garage build/conversion. Thoughts with family and friends.
  22. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    I thought he had beaten it as well. One of lifes truly kind people. Let us have all kinds of stuff for the Le Mans trips. He also invited us to his mega barbecues. He even let me drive his various cars. Thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Howard.
  23. 340R

    Yes I agree. Straight cut will be far too loud for road and probably not required for track either.
  24. 340R

    Seems to be a slight misunderstanding. I would have a helical UCR in a heartbeat in mine if i could find one mostly for the gear ratios on track. However i could live with it for a road car. Its the noise on the straight cut UCR set i was referring too. God its loud and for me a non starter on a road car IMO.
  25. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    Ah no oo. He was a fab chap and I thought he'd beaten it. Very sad news
  26. Sad news - Howard Hartley

    Some sad news, I received the following from Ruth his wife. Howard was a great guy and will be very much missed for all the help and support he gave MLOC, he loved Lotus and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
  27. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    That's a weird looking cat Leigh if even it is a cat?
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