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Phil S1

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Phil S1 last won the day on December 25 2018

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    North East Derbys

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  • Car Type
    Evora Sports Racer
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    Carbon Grey

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Phil S1

    Seasons Greeting

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

    Happy Christmas

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

    Evora engine cover upgrade

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

    Nlc - Lister Bell Stratos Build Thread

    Can you honestly tell me you haven't sat in it going Brrrruuuurrrmmmm....Brrruuuuurrrmmmm?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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?!!!
  13. Phil S1

    Evora engine cover upgrade

    Thanks chaps, glad you all like it
  14. Phil S1

    Evora engine cover upgrade

    After almost 2 years now I’ve decided that my Evora life was a little too monochrome (when compared to my previous technicolour red, white and gold Type 49) so I decided it was time to inject a little colour. With its red interior and red brake calipers my car isn’t completely devoid of colour but a little more wouldn’t hurt would it? So with that in mind I decided it was the engine bay that required my attention, specifically the engine cover. As standard the cover is silver and black… There is an argument to say just dispense with it altogether and save some weight but I’m not that weight conscious and without a supercharger the Toyota NA engine is not a thing of beauty by any stretch of the imagination… So the first job was to remove the badges, they are only held down with double-sided tape so a scalpel was all that was required… I decided to paint it Lotus Calypso red (the colour of my old 49) which was always a nice bright red and a reasonable match to the brake calipers too… After removing the tape residue and a light sand to key the surface I masked it off and sprayed a primer coat… Followed by the red… A bit of lacquer and once dried I was able to remove the masking and reapply the badges… And then refit it over the engine… I am still in 2 minds whether to change the LOTUS badge from chrome to black – this would match the black badging on the rear of the car but equally the chrome lettering matches that of the brake calipers so arguments either way, for the moment I’ll leave them chrome.
  15. Phil S1

    2019 Calendar - Photos required!

    Yep, as Kieran has said I have found around 1.5Mb to be ok.

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