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by winthattt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!
Replies: 316
Views: 87571

Re: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!

jonnyfox wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Cheers fellas.


Forgot the video :roll: Possibly no bad thing, my neighbours must hate me :D
My neighbour has a DB9 and I hate him when he goes out at 5am.
by winthattt
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: How to get through the winter with no Lotus action...
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: How to get through the winter with no Lotus action...

Why SORN? Saves little money and you do get dry and salt free days in winter.
by winthattt
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member, Back?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: New Member, Back?

I never had exhaust noise problems but I did have induction noise problems with my S2, it had a Toyota trd intake which was totally unnecessary as it did nothing other than make a racket. John’s advice is good but also look at a standard airbox.
by winthattt
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!
Replies: 316
Views: 87571

Re: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!

John, That’s quite stunning, I don’t think you will miss the Exige for a minute with that as a replacement and it’s great that the two of you can get some time again, enjoy. You will do more miles in a month in that than a year in the S1..... I even like the wheels. Keith Ps I’ll drop into Dony on t...
by winthattt
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: New Member, but well known Exige S1
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: New Member, but well known Exige S1

Congratulations, that’s a very special car, make sure you use it. Jonny is also a gentleman, but never tell him I said so.

Keith
by winthattt
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Owners Cars
Topic: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!
Replies: 316
Views: 87571

Re: Jonny's S1 Exige Thread. Again!

I hankered after a AMV for a few years, it would have been my replacement if I had sold the S1. I know they are not the best to drive but I’m not the best driver and they look so good. You should do it.
by winthattt
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Track day car for tall son...
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Track day car for tall son...

Did some fitting for size today. Too tall for an Mx-5 with the hood up, even without a crash helmet. Fits in a gt86 with about 5mm to spare. Plenty of room in Cayman but the woes of the 3.4 engine put me off.
by winthattt
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Track day car for tall son...
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Track day car for tall son...

I drove Minis, the old sort for years, Golf Gtis and the usual suspects. For normal road use I think fwd is much more sensible and a better packaging option. I just think that RWD is more fun on track because you have to be more careful and controlled, especially in the wet. I did try a BMW Mini at ...
by winthattt
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non Lotus Talk
Topic: Track day car for tall son...
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Track day car for tall son...

My son wants to do more track days, he’s 6ft 4 and growing and does not fit an Exige or Elise. He has been driving my a Caterham but has to sit like a pen knife. I’m going to look at a bag seat for him but even then his head may be too close to the roll cage. We would also like a car that we can dri...
by winthattt
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: 211 or Caterham
Replies: 20
Views: 6487

Re: 211 or Caterham

Nothing wrong with the bmw diff, just not lsd. Caterham’s tend to spin a rear wheel on slow exits so an lsd is a fix but not allowed in many race series. Academy lap record Is 1:54 on Donny gp, it’s 1:40 for a 420r (Duratech) so it is much slower. ECU change and you can make a Sigma a 310r which is ...