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  2. The N/A will be a big step up in performance from a 111S, plenty of power for a road car IMO. My experience is only based on passenger rides in both, I'm sure Evora owners will be along with opinions based more on experience
  3. Apologies if this has already been discussed, but I couldn't find anything via search... Anyway, MLOC was very helpful when I bought my Elise over 10 years ago (which has been my daily ever since!), but I'm now in the market for an Evora and can't decide between the N/A and S from around 2011/12. So what's the general consensus? Will I miss the performance if I go for the N/A? What about the running costs - is the difference just tax and tyres? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
  4. Yesterday
  5. It's true that Elises can suffer more than most cars with osmosis bubbles (water under the paint) but that's a monster bubble, much bigger than normal osmosis damage. I think that's a problem with poor paint adhesion due to insufficient preparation. Proving anything though would be very difficult - you could go to some other paint shops for their professional opinions and then approach the people who did the work again. Maybe some sort of compromise cost sharing could be achieved?
  6. So which one did you put a deposit on then Fish ;-)
  7. The other weekend i took the Exige out with the eldest son to visit a few dealers (he's starting to show an interest in cars). Ford, BMW, Audi, Nissan and Grey Pauls (Ferrari and Lamborghini) Grey Pauls was full of some stunning machines and amongst the Ferrari and Lamborghini was some other classics. Lovely Elan F40 GT40 Check out the finance deal on the Ferrari 288 GTO Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  8. It's just the cold air ducting hooked on so it's not hanging on the floor like the otherside, whilst they assemble the car
  9. Last week
  10. That's lovely. Evora is my next upgrade. Bring it to FLEM this Thursday (see Events section).
  11. What's the ducting on the hub?
  12. You wouldn't know what to do with them Scatty
  13. thank you for your reply. According to your reply, the moisture trap in the fibre glass before the respray work. What can I do now, pls advice? Have I to paid the body shop again and re-do the front section respray? Thank you very much for your time.
  14. Quite a common problem with Elise's I think it's going to be one you have to take on the chin as the moisture that's caused it might have been in the fibre glass before you had the work done, therefore making it near impossible to prove that it's the body shops fault.
  15. Pls Help! My elise respray in April 2016 - Just the front bumper section due to kerb damage. Use smart repair, but the result was very bad. Then, I took it to City Centre Care Care Centre in Birmingham, which is a Lotus Approval Body Shop. They did the repair and respray in a good standard. Happy. One year later, April 2107. On a good sunny day have a car wash. I discover a big bubble, size about two of one pound coin side by side each other. Take it down to the body shop, they do not admit the liability. Anyone can help?
  16. Time Left: 2 months and 26 days

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    a pair of used alloy window winders in great condition high polish finish

    £35.00

  17. Time Left: 2 months and 26 days

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    for sale for elise /exige with the k series lump new and unused shortshifter with fitting instructions made from stainless steel and billet aluminium Supplied with a solid ally motorsport style gear knob thats a lot more wieghtier than the stock item bargain at £47posted the nylatron gear linkage bush kit is an extra £17 if you would like one

    £47.00

  18. @BenB_7 Yeah, feels difficult one to prove. But guess he felt it was the reason

  19. Stunning stuff Kieran......
  20. That's great Leigh, cheers...
  21. Hi Dave Socket set isn't very big that has the AF and BA stuff. Lots of imperial spanners. There is also another socket set - will check what it is. I'll have a proper look through tomorrow night and let you know what's in there. Just let me know if he's interested.
  22. Yeah, imperial spanners are no good on an Elise/Exige /Evora but it wouldn't matter to Scatty Sorry Scatty........
  23. This could be what Scatty has been on the look for......
  24. Hi Leigh, I've just had this pop up on my phone - pretty sure my father in law could be interested in some of this, he's an ex Rolls Royce Principal Engineer of 40 years and is proper old school! He has lots of old tools but is forever gathering more, as he still works with imperial and other old measurements.... I'm 99% sure he would make very good use of the socket set, the impact driver and perhaps the spanners, depending on what they are? I may also be interested in the trolley jack myself, so I'll check with John and come back to you....
  25. My parents are moving (and downsizing) so having a big clear out. My dad was worried about his old tools and wanted then to go to someone who would use them. He was fretting over it and my mum was fretting over him fretting so I ended up stepping in and agreeing to take them - but I don't need them. There isn't a massive amount and it's all old but still very usable. 2.5 tonne trolley jack. Very heavy and sturdy. I pair of steel ramps blue with some rust but solid. Socket set in steel case. AF MM and BA (which I'd never heard of!) Manual impact driver - the sort you hit with a hammer Range of spanners. Pair of mole grips, pair of pliers Lots of other bits and bobs. like files and the like. Free to a good home. My Dad would be happy to know they went to someone who wanted them.
  26. RT @dresserman: Great work from @unionmarket 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/BYrqzHgeld

  27. That looks great Kieran. I was over there last month, but unfortunately working at a trade show so didn't really have any spare time to myself. But if i knew this was there i am sure i could have found some time somewhere. Have make sure i check it out next time i go in 3 years
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