Exige Cup 260 - Restoration and Updates

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MrP80
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james.drives wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:55 pm Such a great restoration of a superb car. It's a shame you didn't get to enjoy it as much as you planned but at least you can take comfort knowing the new owner will be loving every moment thanks to your handy work!

Do let us know what the next toy is, even if it's not a lotus!
Honestly not sure what is next, car market being crazy and just not really having the urge to drive means I'll sit it out for a few months and see where we are - cars are there for enjoyment, so not pressuring myself and half the fun is looking isn't it?
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PaulT
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You'll be back ...muhahahahah! I think we all go through phases, but I see a lot of folks rejoining our lot after years away where they've either not bothered with the car or they've sold up and come back. Some take 10 years or even more while kids grow up and situations change.

Anyway, done for now but thanks for a great read :clap:
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thommo
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:thumbup:
Exige S1 No: 139
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MrP80
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Cheers, chaps, I'm sure I'll be back. Nothing quite like a Lotus, so I'm sure I'll get the bug back :thumbup:

Hopefully they won't all be £200k by that point based on current price rises :lol:
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Rob999
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Good work….I’ll miss being tagged on Instagram to post under the Exiges banner!

Keep posting on here 👍👍
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gashead1105
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I don't know if the right thing for me to do is update this thread or start a new one but anyway...

As I posted in the wanted thread, I was fortunate enough to be offered this car by the guy who bought it from Paul. When that happened, the morning after I'd gone through the whole of this thread marvelling at the work being put in, I wasn't going to let it get away. The deal was done very quickly (I bought unseen from the other end of the country 🤪) and I finally drove the car for the first time this afternoon, after it was delivered from Scotland before Christmas. Its bloody fantastic but the Larini clubsport that is currently on is way too loud. So I've ordered a 2bular with H1 chamber similar to the one I had in my previous S2 a decade ago. Hopefully it will be a lot quieter but still sound sporty... been told it should arrive by the end of next week(!!) If anyone is interested in a Larini clubsport that's done less than 1000 miles then please let me know. (I've also got an older 2bular in the garage that I understand was on when Paul originally bought the car. It has twin tips and doesn't have the H1 chamber and I want that as if/when it goes on track its likely to be at Snetterton or Bedford.)

Otherwise I've noticed that it isn't easy to select 5th and 6th - not sure if the cables need adjusting or they are all like that and I just need to get used to the S2 again after the Evora 400 mechanism. And a piece of rubber trim came loose when I got out the car so I pushed that back on. Otherwise, what a thing. Loving the S3 steering wheel also.

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MrP80
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Excellent great to see her again, hope you have years of fun with her 👏🏻

Re the cables, it might be worth checking if the cables are free on the floor. The cables have a tiny gap to get through due sheer panel that’s integrated into the floor, when the floor is put back it may have pinched a cable - worth a look
gashead1105
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Small update. 2bular H1 fitted, turned up a few weeks after ordering so no complaints there. Sounds mega although was a little too loud for Bedford so I spent most of the day short shifting in the usual places. Add on silencer arrived last week although I've only got a couple of evenings at Snett booked currently and am hopeful it won't be needed there as I was only 89db on the Bedford driveby. Snett has a 92 dB limit.

Drove it for the first time yesterday for a month. What a machine! Needs a wash though, Paul would be having kittens if I posted a pic of it currently! Brakes were very grumbly yesterday, I think its pad transfer from the trackday but the discs actually look like the same ratty ones that are in the pics on page 1! Think I need to get the wallet out. Would some Seriously Dave 308 alcons would be fit and forget? Any pad recommendations appreciated also. When I had my first S2 I was a fan of the standard pagid blacks that lotus used to fit with the big brake upgrade (RS14s I think?), so I will probably go with them unless any alternative suggestions? The car is still not going to be used as a track slag(!) but I am going to do a few...
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thommo
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Thanks for the update on a special car
Exige S1 No: 139
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andybond
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I think pads are a personal preferenve TBH.

I like Federo DS1.11 personally. Had a few in my experience but these seem best to me
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