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  2. Just bought a GT430. I appreciate this may be sacrilege to many but I would love to be able to remotely open up the exhaust valves below 4500 rpm to hear that lovely exhaust rasp. I know that there is a button on the 400 and 410 but not on the 430. I have seen some after market key fob RC controllers for sale in Germany that claim to work but have no idea whether they do or not. Has anyone had this type of mod carried out here or any experience? Many thanks.
  3. Wow thats NICE all the extra fitted welcome to LDC
  4. Just bought a GT430. I appreciate this may be sacrilege to many but I would love to be able to remotely open up the exhaust valves below 4500 rpm to hear that lovely exhaust rasp. I know that there is a button on the 400 and 410 but not on the 430. I have seen some after market key fob RC controllers for sale in Germany that claim to work but have no idea whether they do or not. Has anyone had this type of mod carried out here or any experience? Many thanks.
  5. Thanks Kim. Here's my new friend and I am smitten!
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  7. It will be a difficult sell in the current climate but I'm sure any new owners would be glad of any business to get things rolling again. We can only hope!
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  9. Driving past the Stag at Redhill earlier today not only is it still closed but also has a for sale notice outside. I wonder what will happen to the monthly meetings if and when get back to life.
  10. Hi Simon, welcome to LDC. Please post a picture of the new car. Don't worry too much about aeras, if you click the events page or the areas page event details will pop up and you can go to whatever you fancy. However............ There's naff all happening at the moment due to C19. We had started some breakfast meets again and the Curborough sprint intro meeting but again these have been canned. We were going to have a stand at Bicester but that has gone, so has the NEC classic car show etc etc. So for now it's pretty dull. Still with a new toy I am sure you will be able t
  11. 4 OCTOBER 2020 - 9.00AM - 2.00PM OCTOBER 2020 SCRAMBLE – CANCELLED FAQ'S 22nd September 2020 October Scramble Update Bicester Heritage has been actively monitoring Government policy regarding the control of COVID-19 and growth rate projections for the forthcoming weeks. Given the circumstances, we believe that it is prudent to cancel the final Scramble open day event of 2020, due to be held on Sunday 4th October. The inclusivity of the Scramble events means that, by their very nature, enthusiasts are encouraged to congregate in close proximity within Bicester Heritage’s Techn
  12. Hi. New boy here - collecting my GT430 on Friday. Have just joined but not sure which is the most appropriate area to register in, I am on the Berks/South Oxon border.?
  13. Hi Ed, Yes , being an outdoor event it looks good to go. See you there. Unfortunately I see that the NEC classic car show, being an indoor event, has been shelved this year.
  14. Looking at the website its still on see you soon .
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  16. Hi and welcome to the club.

    It's a sad time in the car world at present, we had a meeting last Sunday (only the second since lock down) at the Hilltop cafe on the Fosse Way and it was well attended. Unfortunately it looks like it might be the last one for a while under the current restrictions.

    Most of the clubs events have been canned due to Covid but of course as soon as we are able things will start to get moving again.

    Is this your first Lotus? a photo of it would be great to see.

    Once again, welcome

     

     

     

    1. The83girl

      The83girl

      Hi, thanks for the Welcome! This is indeed my first lotus, however you could say I’m not entirely new to the Lotus scene... or in fact the club itself. My brother and mum are both members, and my family have been involved as long as I can remember. My brother is the incredibly proud owner of a fantastic Type 83 Elite, which has been in the family for almost 30 years. He also has a Laser Blue Evora, which I’ve had the privilege of driving quite a bit. My brother inherited both cars from My late father, whom you may well have heard of; Mike Stripe, ex chairman of the LDC. Yes, I am his daughter, and I finally have my own (well, mine and my partner Martin’s own) Lotus. Still pinching myself! Such a shame Covid has put everything on a stand still, but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to the clubs meets and events as and when the situation allows. We thoroughly enjoyed the Mike Stripe Memorial Event last year in my brothers car... would be fantastic to do something similar in my own! 

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    2. Atthelimit

      Atthelimit

      Hi,

      I thought "The83Girl" might be part of the stripe clan. I knew your dad well and of course Carol and James, I lent him some tools when the Elite decided to play up at an event a couple of years back.

      Car looks fab and I hope we will all get to meet up at some point. 

      Kim, Jules & Lottie

  17. Big thank you for your support will keep you all updated on the next one as soon as the restrictions change . Again fantastic turn out and Yes T the weather was good .
  18. Received an email regarding whether this event will proceed based on a majority. However the email bounced so thought I'd post here. Yes, with sensibe social distancing I'd like to proceed and carry on with the visit.
  19. Steve, a photo of the head - there was a very small breach from the original head gasket. The upgraded Lotus approved set was used as a replacement. Rapid Mechanical did a brilliant job and allowed me to see the work in progress - I was extremely happy with their work. Once sorted these K engines are brilliant in my opinion. Regards, Jon
  20. Hi all me and Sue are going opens at 10am see you all Sunday Shall we do Christmas hats just incase lol.
  21. Hi Steve Sincere apologies as I thought I replied to this but it clearly did not upload. Great to hear you have bought my last Elise. I absolutely loved and coveted that car! Its a great one. I would dearly love an Elan to compliment my S3 Elise that I purchased from Hendy! I assume you have the invoice from Rapid Mechanical showing the details of the head gasket work? I have pictures of the work in progress and can send you them (not sure how we can exchange email addresses?). The PRRT was something i had done at Allon White and is a sensible upgrade on the K to prevent thermal shock (I
  22. Hi, As my S1 Elise gets older I find more and more upkeep is required I find some parts difficult to get or now very expensive. Here is a list of alternatives I've discovered. If anyone knows of anything else please add to list if you can do it in s different colour so it's easy to update the master list it would help. Many thanks Kim So far we have: Alternator: MG/Rover unit found in many of their cars Bulbs Third Rear Brake Light 11 W 891 Bulbs: Driving Lamps 55W H1 Bulbs: Facia Switches 1.2W W2X4 .6D Long filament type. Scalextric cars will work but are 0.7W
  23. As the new rules Government Social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday - with some exemptions - amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases. so Sunday looks like it’s the last one . 10am Don’t forget your mask when you need to order your food for outside.
  24. Hi, We will be there, and the guy who bought the Orange Exige chassis No1 is coming, KJL
  25. Thanks Andy be good to see you its been a long time .
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