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  1. Dr H

    Steering wheel favour....

    Are you going to be undoing the 6 bolts to put it on your boss or just clip it off and stick it over to your car? If you are doing the bolts just be careful with them - they are soft!
  2. Dr H

    Steering wheel favour....

    Not a great pic - but looks like this:
  3. Dr H

    Steering wheel favour....

    If I drop it off with Gav on Sat i'll post up here. Gav should know if it will fit or not and will let you know. You just need it for the day?
  4. Dr H

    Steering wheel favour....

    Well I *might* be taking it in on Saturday to be honest. It has 6 holes too!
  5. Dr H

    Steering wheel favour....

    My car will be with Gav from the 11th (having a few final tweeks before going to the next owner). It has a removable Momo Corse wheel on it.
  6. Dr H

    Thoughts on my new motor - NLC

    I bloody hope so! Mine you they were used so little it wouldn't be hard
  7. Dr H

    Musing on a change to suit my age group..

    But the V8 Vantage feels like a poor man's V12 I collected it a bit less than 2 weeks ago. Here's my thoughts from the first drive when I brought it back home..... Drove it from Macclesfield to Buxton over the 'Cat and Fiddle' and then down the A515 to Ashbourne and then back home. So about 55 miles. Initial thoughts: Ride quality is brilliant. Looking through the paperwork I've found out it actually has the 'sport pack' fitted which was an AM aftermarket upgrade. I knew it has the lightweight forged N400 wheels on but didn't realise it also had uprated Bilstein shocks and springs. OK on really bad surfaces it's a little bit harsh but otherwise it's great. Apparently the new(ish) Pilot Sport 4S tyres it has on also help a lot. Steering is pretty direct. It's no Lotus but it goes where you point it and doesn't feel as heavy as it actually is - 1600kg!! Bit heavy at parking speeds but fine once you are rolling along. Very quiet inside the cabin and comfortable too. I have the earlier seats as it's a 2006 MY car. The later ones were supposed to be an improvement but I like mine. I think they are slimmer which for someone skinny like me actually means they grip you better. Good driving position and very good visibility all round I reckon. How you get it to do 0-60 in 4.9 secs I have no idea. It feels dead slow when you are starting off and the long accelerator and heavy flywheel mean it seems to take an age to wind up. It's actually very docile and easy to drive slowly. To get it to feel fast you need to get it over 3.5-4k revs and it then comes alive and starts feeling fast(ish). Gearbox is pretty nice. A tiny bit notchy but overall it's good. Feels like it will get a bit smoother with technique as you get used to it. Clutch is heavy and hill starts are difficult - the smell of burning clutch was testament to this! The fact mine is biting quite high didn't help. I know it will wear eventually, just a matter of time. Reverse gear is a nightmare! Far too high, why they set it up like this I have no idea! Apparently the technique it so not use the accelerator at all and let the idle control deal with the small amount of throttle needed. Having now tired the no accelerator approach I can say it does work. I think the interior might have been worked on by someone from Lotus . A few creaks (moving leather) and a few rattles. On the way back the TPMS box fell out from behind the glove box and is now hanging down in the passenger footwell. . Airbag on the steering wheel rattles but you can buy some bushes to fit to the screws that hold it on and this sorts it. In fact I have a copy of the official AM workshop manual and the 'squeaks and rattles remedy' section is massive! Oh and it is very thirsty. Speed limits were all 50mph on the way back, lots of cameras (some average speed), lots of other traffic, artics and the like. So it was really an economy run and it did an average of 23mpg . After a bit more driving it's now 20mpg. Overall it's a great GT car that looks and sounds awesome and feels pretty well screwed together. A lighter flywheel and a smidge more power would make it feel a lot quicker......... There are not to many upgrades for these cars but what is available is insanely expensive. Already planning some exhaust work. Today I fitted a remote controlled relay for the exhaust valve fuse. When there is a fuse in slot '22' the exhaust valves are closed until you hit about 4k rpm and then they open and the sound become glorious. By fitting a relay setup connected to the fuse slot you can control it at will. Fitted one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01A6VO79M/ref... wired up as Option 3 shown in this article http://www.55five.co.uk/amv2.htm Looked like this before I put it all back in it's box and made it nice and tidy: Works great. Resets to standard when ignition is turned off. When running press remote to open valves and press again to close. Open valves sound
  8. Dr H

    Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

    Not for sale anymore?
  9. Converse All Stars - nice and narrow. No round heel like a proper driving shoe but and are just 'normal' trainers...
  10. Dr H

    Thoughts on my new motor - NLC

    Your post was in Nov, I'd been thinking about one since August so not your fault, well not all your fault anyway
  11. Dr H

    Thoughts on my new motor - NLC

    It had just had a good clean. rinsed, wheel cleaner, shampoo, iron x type fall out remover, rinse again, clay mitt with weaker shampoo solution as lube, rinse, dry. Then engine cleaned with Autoglym machine & engine cleaner and dressed with Aerospace 303. Did the same (except for engine clean) to the OH's S3. Took about 5 hours in total for the 2...... Already started with the small mods. LED map and footwell bulbs as the original were like candles,need to find out what bulds are needed for the door/puddle lamp and the boot as they are crap too. Also changed the aerial to a short antenna - looks miles better than the massive thing that was fitted as standard.
  12. Dr H

    Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Off to paint! Arrived safely and ready for colour! Should be done in about 6-8 weeks
  13. Dr H

    Thoughts on my new motor - NLC

    Not had chance to take proper pics. Here's 2 in the dark..... It looks but also sounds awesome!
  14. Dr H

    If you didn't drive a lotus......

    I couldn't afford the Alfaholics car I mentioned earlier in the thread so I bought this:

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