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Everything posted by chris_h

  1. Fixed My Fog Lights

    Great work, very satisfying when you fix a problem yourself without buying an expensive replacement part.
  2. Pallet Truck - Anyone have one i can borrow?

    I have one at my office on Pride Park in Derby you can borrow for a day if that helps.
  3. Exige S1 Renovation (images changed).

    Is comit being parted out then? Assumed it would be on the road somewhere.
  4. Accident Repair Quote - Recommendation?

    Central lotus in Nottingham have a body shop.
  5. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Looks really smart.
  6. Elise -> Evora

    Don't discount the IPS, I really love it. Drove a manual LE evora as a loan car the other day I was very happy to be back in mine.
  7. Elise -> Evora

    Don't regret my move from exige to evora. I use it everyday and its as quick (on road and track) if not quicker than my old exige yet as comfortable and easy to drive as my old jag xf. Only point to note is you won't get an adult in the back seats. They are for kids only (perfect for my 5 & 7 year olds).
  8. Mulling over a Lotus Excel as a daily...

    My mum used to drive our one all the time. She used it as her everyday car for about a year until i got too big to go in the back.
  9. Mulling over a Lotus Excel as a daily...

    My dad ran one from new for his daily for about 5 years, then used it as a weekend car and occasional commuter for about 20 years. One of the most reliable cars he ever had.
  10. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Option 2 is the most aesthetically pleasing.
  11. Repairs in Derby

    Chartwells on pride park are the high end place in Derby city centre. They are the ferrari and Aston approved body shop. A few of our company exec type cars have gone through there when insurance claims. Always come back as good as new.
  12. Original MLOC Banner and Flag

    Happy for you to dispose of them if no one else wants them as they are the old logo. I already have half a garage full of the current mloc stuff!
  13. Exige S1 Renovation (images changed).

    Stupid business's decision, if they had charged $20 or something I'm sure you would have done it, but with loads of free hosting places everyone will just move their stuff.
  14. Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Looks very impressive.
  15. Liquid in head almost to top but not oil!!

    Sounds like head gasket.
  16. Lotus bought by China's Geeley

    No worse that proton owning it I suppose. They've invested heavily in volvo and let them get on with their own thing. Here's hoping...
  17. To Nitron or not

    When i changed from standard s2 exige suspension to nitron one way adjustable (chris hoffman spec) with an uprated arb at the same time it took nearly 2 seconds off my laptime at curborough.
  18. New front grooved discs

    I found 308's and rs14's to be a great balance for road and track.
  19. New front grooved discs

    Yep pro's and con's with every upgrade!
  20. New front grooved discs

    This is why floating discs are only really used on race cars. They will rattle when cold etc. I think you had the 4 pots on he front don't you? The best options are the 308 grooved AP on fixed ally bells or the alcons for another £50.
  21. Your best MLOC memory so far

    Still like playing with fire lol
  22. Your best MLOC memory so far

    Driving around the alps with mates I met on here and summer evening track days at donington are probably top of my list. Seem to remember taking your for a drive round donington early in your lotus ownership Laura. My favourite was when Steve J was telling me I didn't need to upgrade the brakes on my exige. He took me for a few laps in his exige, bottom of craners into old hairpin he said "look how late I can brake", 2 seconds later we were in the gravel trap!! I did buy the 4pot upgrade after that and glad I did!
  23. Will an evora fit in my garage?

    The doors sit in a little compared to the rear wheel arch width so you can get out of a tighter space than you'd expect. Where in Nottingham are you? I could potentially meet up and try mine for you.
  24. Exige V6 Exhaust Valve Working?

    Same exhaust back box on my evora and you can't deffinetly tell the difference between the two.
  25. Evora Harness Bar Fitted

    So following on from this thread a year ago where i had my seat modified to take a 5 point harness... http://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/topic/64016-evora-seat-modification-for-5-point-harness/ I have finally had made and fitted my removable harness bar. It took a while to find a company that wanted to take on the challenge and agree a design we were both happy with. Last week whilst I was on holiday http://www.sa-motorsport.co.ukwho make race car roll cages made up my harness bar. I really couldn't be happier. It looks great, is very strong and only takes a few minutes to fit or remove. My idea was to use the seat belt anchor locations as these are designed to take the load. The design makes use of the front and rear seat belt mounting points for just the harness shoulder straps. (Actually used the isofix mount next to the rear lower seat belt mount, its the same bit of metal and the load is spread over two bolts and I don't have to touch the seat belt when taking the harness bar in and out.) Waist straps are onto the standard lap strap mount point on buckle side and I had to drill a hole in the steel seat frame in a mirror image location (the evora has a sliding bar type mount for the 3 point belt on the door side). I used Scroth belts and their figure of 8 mounting kit for using the quick connect lap belts. The crotch belt goes though the holes had I had done at Allon White last year, mounted to the steel seat frame work. Cost of the harness bar was £180 including powder coating, which I think is a very acceptable price and i'm sure they will sell quite a few of them now. (On a side note, i can't believe how noisy the cabin is without the rear seats in place (louder than my old exige). No wonder the seats are thick foam as the amount of noise they cut out is amazing. On track i'll run bare metal in the back, but i'm going to cut some carpet to size and velcro in place when using on the road. It'll cut out some of the noise and make the cabin look much more finished.