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About Daveb99

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    Exige V6, Elise S160
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    Grey / Green

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  1. Daveb99

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    Different cars here, as I have an S1 Elise Sport 160 (well......co-owned), and an Exige V6. The S160 is peaky with hot cams and needs to be revved to 6500+ to deliver full satisfaction (which I love), with no brake servos etc of course either. The Exige, being supercharged, is totally different with tonnes of torque, and can be too much for the road - so you have to keep an eye on your speed far more often. I haven't driven an S2 Exige but I'd imagine the comparison with an S2 111S is not that dissimilar in terms of supercharged vs NA. There's something about extracting the power from an NA engine, working hard, overall it probably puts a bigger smile on my face...
  2. Daveb99

    My Lotus Esprit s4 gets new paint!

    Looks great - who did the work Charlie?
  3. Daveb99

    Last drive.....

    You’ll be back Leigh, I remember selling my second S1 in 2004 (to buy a rather average Boxster, in comparison) and at the time I couldn’t imagine having another Lotus, I thought it was out of my system. A ten year gap followed but 15 years later and I’ve had 3 more 😳 Enjoy the Aston, I must drive the 5 miles up the road to come and see it - not to mention the Stratos.....
  4. Daveb99

    Shes a keeper, at least for now!

    It looks great as it is - if you’re planning to sell it in the near future I wouldn’t spend anything unnecessary on it, as you won’t get it all back (far from it)..
  5. Daveb99

    New car at last S190 Pics updated

    I thought it was an S1 thing too. Maybe Lotus had some rubber sheet left over 😆
  6. Daveb99

    B4BP Gearbox Wanted

    Try junks on SELOC maybe Taff?
  7. Daveb99

    New car at last S190 Pics updated

    Looking great Kieran. Roll on the spring when we can all crawl all over it - and you can do the same to the bogey green S160 no doubt!
  8. Daveb99

    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    That’s a very fair point Luke - I was comparing to a more standard K series S2 - never actually experienced the delights of a VHPD yet. The 160 is reasonably characterful in the S1 but I’m sure the VHPD turns it up a few levels...
  9. Daveb99

    Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Another vote for top left, it’s the closest to Scandal Green 😁
  10. Daveb99

    Honda conversion

    Have a good chat with Alan (AlanS1) on here..... Edit - and welcome to MLOC, by the way!
  11. Daveb99

    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    Hang on a minute matey - last time I looked your 190 was an S2 (though still very unassisted of course) !! S1's were a bit more raw - but I bet you love it, I have to say taking the S160 out now and again after the V6 Exige is pure joy, so much feel. You forget that less is more sometimes..
  12. Daveb99

    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    Yes - I think MMC discs were dropped in late '97 or early '98. TBH unless you're doing track days galore I'd prefer cast iron discs nowadays.
  13. Daveb99

    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    Sounds correct to me Jonathan, I too had an MMC-equipped Elise back in the day, my first, and I recall how horrified I was when approaching a roundabout for the first time in the wet and trying to brake. I got used to it soon after, basically you had to 'double dip' on the brakes, far from ideal! Would have been nice if the supplying dealer had warned me first, but no...
  14. Daveb99

    Any one with a K running a silenced decat?

    Sounds like a plan matey. Looking forward to seeing (and hearing) it - it was still in pre-Kieran state when I saw it at Gav’s...
  15. Daveb99

    LitP 2019 help

    Happy to manage and report on all the orders Dean, as per last year....sadly I too am rubbish with Facebook, don’t use it...

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