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Phil S1

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    North East Derbys

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    Evora Sports Racer
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    Carbon Grey

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  1. Phil S1

    1997 S1 Elise Bonnet Hinge replacement

    Nice job! A word of warning, when you refit the bonnet, aligning the latch mechanism can be a right pain. It may look right, so you shut it, only to then find you can't open it again! Been there, done that!
  2. Phil S1

    New Member, coolant loss

    To stop the alarm going off you just need to ensure you disarm the alarm and then disconnect the battery before the alarm self arms again.
  3. Phil S1

    Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Leigh, there's no such thing as a crap looking Stratos...even stealth black looks pretty good
  4. Phil S1

    'Lotus in the Peak' film

    Nice video Ray, gives a good feel for the event, thanks to you and Derby Movie Makers for putting it together
  5. Phil S1

    A small favour...

    Is whoever is balancing them applying weights on both the inner and outer edges Alex? I had an issue recently where a tyre fitter 'balanced' my wheels with just weights on the inner edge. I had a wobble so took them back and watched them balance them again, still with weights just on the inner edge and still the wobble was there even though their machine was saying they were balanced. I went somewhere else (ETS on Alfreton Road) and they balanced them properly with weights on the inner and outer edges and hey presto - No wobble!
  6. Phil S1

    Last drive.....

    The end of an era Leigh, it must feel a bit strange I'm sure. Mind you, you've got 2 stonking cars to console yourself with, well 1.9 maybe just now
  7. Phil S1

    S2 Exige vs Elise 111S

    Sim@n looks to have a non-supercharged Exige for sale, not sure where that sits with your budget... http://fulwoodmotorcompany.com/car_detail.cfm?id=593 He's a top bloke and Lotus enthusiast...give him a call.
  8. Phil S1

    Pirelli P-Zero Corsa LS 275 / 30 x 20

    I got mine from Camskills but they're out of stock so no use to you right now. I intend to change to the Michelin's next time though as Chris has done.
  9. Phil S1

    Thinking of selling my S1 111s

    I certainly had to think long and hard before finally selling my S1 type 49 a couple of years ago now, after 13 years of ownership. Whilst I don't regret the decision I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it. I've only seen your car on a few occasions but it was always a stunning looking and well spec'd example and given it's a 111s as well I would be careful not to undersell it. As for an M135i in the Peak District, I think you'd better make sure you have winter tyres fitted, else you'll be going nowhere! Maybe a Defender might be more appropriate Best bet I reckon is follow Duncan's advice, look for somewhere on the edge of the Peak District with a garage and keep the Elise.
  10. Phil S1

    Winter work.

    Since selling my Elise and entrusting the servicing of my Evora to PJS Sportscars there hasn’t been much in the way of ‘winter work’ for me to do so for me it will be little more than a detailing session this time around. I have however been spending a good deal of time of late on a different project. When I first started work many years ago I spent all my spare time and money racing radio controlled 1/12 scale electric cars, with some success it must be said. Alongside that I also had a brief foray into radio controlled slope soaring, nothing fancy, just 2 channel rudder and elevator controls. Circumstances changed (married etc) and I moved onto other things, family, diy and real cars. Late last year one of my old friends from the car racing days who has flown model aircraft ever since got in contact to say they would be flying indoors at our local leisure centre and why don’t I pop along. So I did and was amazed at how the technology has moved on over the last 30+ years. What really got my interest though were pictures of a slope soarer that another of my old friends had built. An old Mig aircraft, built from scratch out of plywood, Correx and finished with self-adhesive vinyl in the style of the American Reno Racers. I had never heard of Correx, for anyone else who hasn’t either it is a twin-walled fluted material commonly used for housing ‘For Sale’ boards. The more I looked into it the more I knew I needed to build a Mig of my own. My friend had recently upgraded his radio control transmitter so I bought his old one off him and started gathering all the materials I needed for the build, a large part of which happened over the Christmas holiday. The plans for the Mig and many other aircraft are freely available for download off the internet. Once printed off at full size build could commence. The fuselage is made from plywood formers and sheets of 2mm and 3mm thick Correx which is ‘de-fluted’ (cut) on one side to allow it to be shaped around the formers, the two being stuck together with hot glue. The wings are folded from a single sheet of 2mm Correx using a plywood spar and 3mm Correx for the ailerons. These are partly bonded with impact adhesive and the rest with hot glue. Gradually it started to take shape Then, when it came to deciding on a colour scheme it just had to be a Lotus-inspired one and one immediately sprang to mind, not the Gold Leaf colours as you might have expected though. It had to be ‘Essex’ The canopy by the way is made from the bottle of a well know Cola brand. As you can see the Mig has ailerons as well as rudder and elevator so I now need to spend some time using a flight simulator on my PC linked up to the transmitter to practice all my crashing before taking to the air for real when the better weather arrives. When it does I’ll be heading off into the Peak District to find a good hill to fly from, fingers crossed I may even be able to fit it all in the Lotus to do so! Sorry for the slight thread hijack
  11. Phil S1

    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    Do you have driving lights set in the grill? If not then that would make a good improvement
  12. Phil S1

    Evora door handle failure

    Thanks for posting Chris, looks like a good fix. I'm not surprised it has broken, when opening my door it always feels like something is bending before the mechanism actually works. At least it looks like one of the easier fixes
  13. Phil S1

    Seasons Greeting

    Very best wishes to all for a merry Christmas and happy New Year
  14. Phil S1

    Happy Christmas

    Happy Christmas to you all, thanks for all you've done this year, both for my Evora and supporting LitP
  15. Phil S1

    Evora engine cover upgrade

    Thanks Paul / Daz, gives it a bit more sporty look I reckon

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