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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

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Phil S1

    Seasons Greeting

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

    Happy Christmas

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

    Evora engine cover upgrade

    Thanks Paul / Daz, gives it a bit more sporty look I reckon
  9. Phil S1

    Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Can you honestly tell me you haven't sat in it going Brrrruuuurrrmmmm....Brrruuuuurrrmmmm?
  10. Phil S1

    New Elise owner

    Welcome, lovely looking car You might want to consider getting a set of winter tyres on it if using it as your daily for the next few months.
  11. Phil S1

    MLOC Evoras

    We'll let's hope Santa comes early for you then. Craig has a great reputation so I'm sure he'll do whatever he can to get it all tip top for you to collect.
  12. Phil S1

    Musing on a change to suit my age group..

    For a little under 40K Rich you could pick up a NA Evora Sports Racer and an S like the one below for a little bit more... https://www.classicandsportscar.com/classifieds/classic-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-v6-s-sports-racer-4-ips---------2015/9171798 I've never driven an R8 or Aston come to that but have read that the R8 can seem a little bit....well...dull in the handling department. The Aston would get my vote, if only for being British but I'd be terrified by the likely running costs, that's why I ended up with my Evora
  13. Phil S1

    Evora engine cover upgrade

    It's tempting Ray but it's a bit too much of a trek for me on Sunday morning.
  14. Phil S1

    Evora engine cover upgrade

    Thanks all, I'll stick with the chrome then I really ought to take it out for a blast now to see how much faster it is
  15. Phil S1

    Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

    Wow! I'm not going to try and add that lot up Jonny, that's one exceptionally long till receipt What price can anyone put on the best S1 Exige ever built?!!!

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