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winthattt last won the day on January 21 2019

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  1. Same problem with my son, 6ft 4inch and does not fit, legs touch the wheel. Gave up trying to get him to fit. His best option was a race bag seat (expanded foam) in the well. Head restraints were then I problem and I could not drive it.
  2. I use Complete Car Cosmetics in Derby for minor works, I have always been very pleased. The owner appears pretty honest and will let you know if he can do the job. He declined to do some work on my yellow Exige as he did think he could get a good paint match without doing all of the clam. t was good advice as another shop tried to paint my mirrors and they came back green!
  3. He looks after my son’s Ford, in the words of the youth of today “Gavin is looking after my car, not some nitty”.
  4. If the clam is off the fitting should be ok. Whilst the screen is the same for the S1, S2 and S3, I believe they have to remove the trim from the screen to install it on an S1. As suggested above, ask if they have done it before. In my case they said yes and wanted someone else to move the clam, so I believed they had done it before.
  5. I took my s1 to Gav so he could move the clam and then autoglass did it (under Gavin’s supervision). I’m not sure I’d trust a screen fitter to release a clam. An s2 is much easier.
  6. That makes sense. When I had some new mirrors sprayed they had to buy a special sparkly coating to put over the base yellow coat, rather than being a metallic it was a plain coat with a sparkly gloss coat. My paint code is B36.
  7. Your colour chart on the website says the mustard yellow is non-metallic. My Exige is metallic mustard yellow. I THINK lotus offered the yellow in plain or metallic on the Elise of that time, I have seen a non metallic yellow Elise.
  8. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    I know the market is slow but I thought I'd try this. I have and S1 and an S2 Exige and one of them has to go to make space for a Caterham in the garage. The S2 will be off to a dealer in a few weeks but I really like them both so I'm torn about which to keep. You probably know all about S1 Exiges but to me there a few things that are must haves when buying one. 1. The engine must be running smoothly and like clockwork, they are simple but diagnostics can be painful. This one runs splendidly, pulls 30mph in 4th, no kangaroos or other oddities. It was not like that until I fitted verniers, a new lambda probe and spark plug leads. It's now a total pussy cat but has the fantastic VHPD sound. 2. It must have all the good options. Sports seats, harnesses (I have belts as well), 190 upgrade, carbon airbox, aircon. They aircon does not work (none do) but the extra vents are a big improvement on the standard Elise. 3. It needs to be bright - they are small and fast projectiles on the road, better to be seen and look good. 4. It needs to be original - is still a VHPD (I have a spare engine which can be available separately), it's running Nitrons but I have the originals. It has never been resprayed or had panels replaced. It does have some stone chips and a couple of star crazes. I would not dream of repainting it. 5. It needs to be a car you can use - it drives smoothly, starts hot or cold, passes the MoT, gleams fantastically but is not a garage queen, you can use it without worry, but it does draw crowds. Sadly, I have only been using it for Lotus in the Peak and charity dream rides for children. I've set a price 2k less than a dealer offered me last year, reflecting the slow market for everything (not just Lotus cars). Ping me for more information or any questions.


    Belper, Derbyshire - GB


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    I have two Exige indoor fleecy car covers that fit an S1 or S2 Exige, they would also fit an Elise with a spoiler of Exige size. Both are in excellent condition, one has the original Lotus bag, the other has a cotton bag. These are the ones from Lotus, black with white piping along the side joins and “lotus” sewn into to front with white thread. Understated and classy! They have only been used in my clean dry garage to protect my cars when I used it as a gym. I’m away at the moment so I’m putting them on mloc as I don’t have pictures to hand. Trying a local sale before Seloc. Looking at pricing on Seloc there is the same cover for a 2-11 at £265 so I’m asking £200 plus postage for the Exige ones. Collection is possible from just north of Derby and I’ll be at Donington for the two Bookatrack days in August. Thanks Keith



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    My S2 needs to have the front clam removed to fix a minor oil cooler leak (recall done). When the clam is off it’s easy to remove the big brakes and put it back to standard. I believe brakes can be fitted without removing the clam if banjo adapters are used, I don’t know this for sure and did not use them myself. The brakes are Lotus AP kit with adaptors, refurbished less than 10k miles ago, ap discs, newly fitted Brembo sport pads and stainless braided hoses. TBH, they could do with a repaint if you have an immaculate car. I’ve got to get a price that makes it worth swapping than and buying new pads. My car is off to Gavin on the 1st of June so the brakes can be removed then. I can deliver them to a Ltip if required. A new set is over £2k. £1k? Keith


    Derby, Derbyshire


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    I have a few parts in my garage gathering dust. Ltip is a good chance to do a hand over to a new owner if anyone wants some of them. s2 OEM cup holder, perfect. £100 s2 sill covers, no damage, I have sprayed them in some textured paint and the look good, also fine for a recovering. £25 Unipart S1 oil filters, I have a few. £5 each. Brand new Toyota aircon hoses, the pair which connect to the compressor and go to the sill junction. £40. Trunking/tube to make a new S1 air intake, from the side scoop to the air box. £5. New Air tube and alloy inlet, I used it collect cold air from the side scoop and blow into the gear cable linkage. £10. More stuff as I remember it.


    Derby, Derbyshire - GB


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    After converting my Exige to have a supercharger I have the old ECU which had the reprogrammed cam shift point. This is the official Lotus upgrade and was done by CN Lotus and included the "non-tamper" cover for the OBD port. It's for the drive by wire throttle on the 2ZZ Toyota engine Exige or Elise. It takes about 15 minutes to fit so anyone interested could come and try it. I found the cam shift on the original ECU annoying, particularly if it shifted up the power curve on a long fast bend. The price is for the complete remapped ECU. I also have the OEM airbox, new filter, snorkel, air intake alloy manifold. H111 charge £450+vat for the reflash. I am looking for £300 for the new ECU outright


    Duffield, Derbyshire - GB

  13. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    I have a set of OEM Exige wheels in really good condition, they have done about 35000 miles on my car so have a few minor chips on the outer face and inner but no curbing. If you want perfection they need a repaint but they are very usable. They have a set of Toyo Proxies tyres fitted that have been scrubbed around on a training day but have masses of tread and the are broken in nicely. They only have one day of wear. The wheels are straight and have never been in an impact. They include the correct Lotus centre caps. I'm putting them on mloc first as it would be good if someone can collect them. I am looking for £400 with tyres and £300 without. They would be great for anyone wanting to put Exige size wheels on an S2 Elise to take wider tyres. Thanks


    Duffield, Derbyshire - GB

  14. This advert is COMPLETED!

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    I have a set of OEM Exige wheels in really good condition, they have done about 2000 miles on my car so have a few minor chips on the outer face but nothing major. There are some tyre fitting marks on the inside but again nothing serious. They have a set of AO48 tyres fitted that have a lot of track pick up on them (see pictures) but that will fall off with some road use. The fronts are pretty good but the backs are getting down to the wear markers. They would get a couple of track days out of them. The wheels are straight and have never been in an impact. They include the correct (expensive) Lotus centre caps. According to Seloc, these the lightest of the OEM Lotus wheels. I'm putting them on mloc first as it would be good if someone can collect them. I am looking for £1200 with tyres and £1100 without. Thanks


    Duffield, Derbyshire - GB

  15. You must be the closest S1 Exige to me! I'm just up the road in Duffield, we are both also old timers! So, do you take the car to the track....like rockingham later this month.

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