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  2. It nearly was, and the guy doing the repairs too! Both of us used some colourful language......
  3. Think that rear clam would have been the death of me πŸ˜‚ As always, amazing stuff!
  4. Not much progress to report. All paint repairs were completed lat week. However the repair of the 'burn' mark on the rear clam which was perfect ended up getting damaged as the clam was sat for a few weeks . It was sat on the floor on a cloth and the weight of the calm and the very lightly soft paint mean the weave of the cloth imprinted into the paint so plan is to do it again once car is completely assembled for the final time..... Fitted the boot wall heat shield. LB do one but I didn't know that and made my own. Sheet of aluminum and standoffs to give a 5mm air gap. Should work well. Oil filter now relocated and hoses connected. Just waiting for a slightly different hose end (60 degree rather than 45) to make the bend slightly less tight on the one with the fire sleeve and then I'll get it all fully connected up and fire sleeve on both hoses. Also took the opportunity to move the oil temp sender. This was located right under the exhaust manifold and although I have a small heat shield fitted I'm sure it was helping to give the very high oil temps we saw on the RR when we ran it for the first time. It was where the silver colourred bung and copper washer now are: And it's been moved to the remote oil head on the feed from the engine before it goes to the cooler. All this allows me to fit a much bigger oil filter. Equal length manifolds currently being made, the guy has the OEM ones of the Afla 166 he's using as a pattern so things are moving on there. Will be putting the rear clam back on to sort out the catches etc and maybe start thinking about bunging the seats, fit the dash etc. Will probably leave the doors off for the time being. Less likelihood of me damaging the paint again and easier to get in and out for fitting interior and the like. Next RR session will be toward end of Feb next year and then we should really be on the home straight! Famous last words.......
  5. Yesterday
  6. Martin that would be great, let me know how much
  7. LOT trackday @ Zandvoort Sept 2019
  8. There's still time to submit your photos for next year's calendar, the more the merrier
  9. Must let us know how you get on. Think your sisters needs her eyes testing!!!
  10. Last week
  11. So-called because my Europa S looks like a cartoon dragon, according to my sister. Just done cambelt, coming soon: ecu mapping at Courtenays in Norfolk ('cos its a GM motor)(stock Lotus mapping is sooo steppy).... Sigh, winter's so tedious isn't it?
  12. Sheldon, i may well have a part (front) or full (both front and back) cl5 if you want to try those first in my garage. Let me know. I have never had a set fail and its all i used for years. Not quite as good as cl6 but still more than good enough for the odd trackday.
  13. Well listen. It was the right time, today the right day. Exige 498 has gone to a really great Lotus enthusiast. Upon loading it in to the transporter on a quiet road in middle of Sutton Coldfield on a very wet day, people still stopped and took photos.... The S1 Exige. GOAT.
  14. But no end of friendships hey Dredge or whatever your name is
  15. Afternoon Folks, We are delighted to announce we have now joined BIBA, the British Insurance Brokers Association. Read more here: https://www.aib-insurance.co.uk/news/airsports-insurance-bureau-join-the-british-insurance-brokers-association-biba Many Thanks AIB Insurance 02380 268351
  16. Wow not many of us left owning Exiges. Mine's SORNed now with possible mini refurb over winter depending on funds. I should have a bit more time but much less money.
  17. Interesting. What discs are you running? I have never had a problem with Rc6+ and EP ally belled with squealing. However i do a lot more sprints than trackdays so they probably dont get that hot normally.
  18. If you don’t like squealing breakers then go for RC5+ and not 6’s. 6’s can be terrible. Brilliant on track but really noisy at low speed braking. Anti squeal shims help be get fried every track day. All from personal experience. πŸ‘
  19. Hi, I used to be a fairly active member a decade or so ago but I would like to attend some meets, drives and stuff in 2020, live near Kidderminster, S1 111S. So where should I go and what do I need to know/do? cheers
  20. That cake is fantastic! Happy 50th πŸ™Œ
  21. I reckon we'll see Aliens landing in their spaceships before I get this on the road!
  22. Probably output wire broken somewhere, so just a one-off issue. Interestingly, as electronics get smaller, they get more reliable so it's the bigger bits that tend to fail!
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