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    My younger son & I took a little trip out to the the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in East Kirkby last Saturday for a photo shoot with the Lancaster bomber NX611 "Just Jane".
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    I truly hope it's not all Max Power. "And Scatty dropped the suspension so his motor is lower than a snakes gonads", "Deans car has more ICE than Ranulph Fiennes underpants","Sadly, after all this modding, Alex sold his car and has 3 other cars in the last month. Wicked". * Like you Dean, I'll be critical. I'm not sure it'll last the distance, but good luck to them. * Purely tongue in cheek, the names have been made up and any relation to Lotus owners is totally coincidental.
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    Hello Dan, I've also previously owned an S2 Exige S260 with the 2ZZ engine but currently have an S2/3 Elise S Cup (220) with the 2ZR engine, Both are different mainly down to the power delivery and rev range. The Exige S260 probably has more character and all hell breaks loose when the power band kicks in just below 5K rpm right up to 8K where as the Elise with 220 2ZR has a more linear power delivery from below 3K rpm through to 7K. Which one is better, I'm not sure..... Both have pro's and cons. The power delivery of the Elise is definitely more usable and requires less gear changes on track but as said lacks the character and the explosiveness of the 2ZZ. In regards heat soak, I definitely experienced this 1st hand with the Exige at Le Mans and few years back but had no such issues with the Elise this year at Le Mans in 35c temperatures, This is due to the Elise being charge-cooled. Also, 2ZR has more torque Andy. PS - There's a few of us on track at Donny on 29th Oct, your welcome to a PAX lap in mine and I'm sure there will be a Exige S that someone will be happy to take you out in.
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    This seems to be quite a common theme with people who spend ages restoring / building cars! Maybe the fun and interest is all in the building and that's what you love doing. The OH thinks I'll be the same with the Stratos and once it's built I'll not want to use it. A couple of fellow LB builders have sold very soon after completion. Either way someone will get an amazing car Jonny!
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    If you had raised the missing calendar in 2014 we would have sorted it for you. Certainly they all went out as its a massive task getting them all ready for posting and I did it that year so I know just how long it took! It's actually an eye opener when you send so much large mail out how much of it actually goes missing en route! For some history, when I started MLOC it was all run from my own pocket, which became unsustainable over time. We then switched to a donation model which worked well to start with but the donations went away after the initial flurry. We then moved to advertisers to keep the site running which went well but generally internet advertising for banners seems to be on the demise with less people wanting to do so year on year. In the mean time to become part of the MSA and have their insurances for events we needed to have MLOC as a limited company, the MSA rules mean we need to have members or we are not able to join them, thus the paid member was started. Personally I would prefer not to have paid members as I prefer to let everyone have full access to the site and only rely on advertisers to keep the site running. That's why there are limited member benefits as I set it up originally so that everyone could post as many photos as they wanted or send as many messages as they wanted for example, not just paid up members as other sites do. The price has been kept low at ยฃ1 a month for that reason. In terms of money made on previous years from the members signing up its pretty minimal once we have paid out for the calendars and postage which keep increasing in price every year. The main reason for membership is to allow us to keep the MSA membership going and it does also help contribute to the sites finances, all time and effort is given for free by everyone so no one is taking any money personally from the site, no mileage expenses or anything like that. More recently now that we have equipment purchased the LITP events have been making money and thus enabled us to allow donations to charity after we have made a small profit towards running MLOC.
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    He might have run off with P4n, he doesnโ€™t want to be seen with us horrible lot anymore either.
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    It was the injectors!!! ๐Ÿ˜ I swapped over the injectors from my sport 190 and it fired up on the second press of the starter button! To say Iโ€™m happy is an understatement. Thanks for your help and suggestions chaps......now I can start putting it back together again
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    Or just take it to unit 4 for a service and tell Gav there is no rush ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Reckon you could get 6 months free storage !
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    Congrats buddy... Glad I could help I can't wait to see it at the weekend. You will love it, there really isn't anything else that feels like a seven. Can't wait to get another.. It wasn't because of me... I heard his inspiration was that Unit 4 garage queen... At least the storage fees are cheaper at home Scatty
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    This is Scatty we're talking about, it'll never see a shift light lol
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    Gav had an Evora in when mine went in for service last year and he shared with me his dismay at how much shredded rubber was stuck to the body - including on the roof!! The owner had apparently taken it to Spa or the Neverbeenring or some such and given it plenty of large - he's a member on here but i shan't give away his name. He is 'fantastic' though. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Hello everyone thought I would post my new video on the Lotus Evora 400 which I have bought from Jayemm on Cars (in case you haven't seen it already!!) Cheers! Charlie
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    Iโ€™d like to take part in this, especially the Indian part.
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    Dont buy that car, it seems to rev uncontrollably when you start it up
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    Marking our territory. Celebrating 70 years on our test track. View the full article
  17. 1 point
    tried the paper clip trick in the immobiliser plug but still no joy.
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    Loving the pics, loving the cars. Absolutely gutted mine didn't make it. Great seeing the other S1 Exiges there, long drive for them. Awesome commitment.
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    The stripe even helps you line it up as well
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    Well done Scatty! after all that struggle selling yours then finding โ€œThe Oneโ€ I hope it lives up to every expectation! looking forward to a passenger ride! Never been in a motorised tent before ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Jonathan E Give PJS, just outside Burton on Trent, a call Kevin
  22. 1 point
    Surely the MX5 is the permanent installation at Unit 4, it's been there for f*cking ages!
  23. 1 point
    Always loved the Stratos, I might have one or two models in my collection
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    Hi Richard - I also travel from Chesterfield to Gav at Unit 4 in Burton, for service, MOT etc Knows his stuff, trustworthy, no bxxxsxxt, excellent value Cafe 5 minutes walk down the road if you want a warm, drink or something to eat....
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    ITBs on and changed the bolts holding the coil adapters on to low cap heads from button heads Fuel rails back from being coated in a titanium colour ceramic coating (not full zircotec type stuff) Will get them bolted on this eve hopefully.
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