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post #101 of 709 (permalink) Old 04-03-2015, 05:36 PM
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Spence, that shift plate is awesome. Does the shifter rod actually touch the plate, or does the shifter movement clear the dividers?

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That looks great! I wonder if something like that could be made for elise/exige.

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Spence, that shift plate is awesome. Does the shifter rod actually touch the plate, or does the shifter movement clear the dividers?
Thanks! The shifter clears the gates nicely except in reverse and 5th, where the centering spring pulls the lever against the fingers a bit.

I gotta say that I actually like this mod even better than I thought I would. I was a little worried that I was making a form over function mod but I genuinely like the feel of the shift and precision of the movement now. Not for everyone I'm sure, but I give it
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I have a similar shift gate on my DMC. One of my favorite mods as well.

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Not for my Esprit but Lotus related.. Bought these from the Caterham F1 bankruptcy auction:
Going to put on pieces of 1/4" steel and hang on the wall in my office.

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these memory stick thingys.. Got ten of them so if anyone wants to buy a few let me know..

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Not for my Esprit but Lotus related.. Bought these from the Caterham F1 bankruptcy auction:
Going to put on pieces of 1/4" steel and hang on the wall in my office.

A Pair of TEAM LOTUS 2011 Primaries



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these memory stick thingys.. Got ten of them so if anyone wants to buy a few let me know..

Ten CATERHAM F1 Model Car 8.0GB Memory Sticks

I want one of the caterham headers!!!
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First Spring wash and drive.

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She looks fantastic G8nightman!
Happy to see that you got your Corvette back from the paintshop too...such a rare color!

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She looks fantastic G8nightman!
Happy to see that you got your Corvette back from the paintshop too...such a rare color!

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Thanks Roy yes the Vette is ready just ordered some go fast parts for it :-)

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Finally a Dry Day in Georgia, so I changed the Fuel filter and engine oil and filter, then went for a nice drive. DaveS4s
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I insured mine! Time to wear out some tires and brakes!
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Made a negative mold from the broken bulkhead relay cover. Brittle over the years it was cracked and repaired a couple times.
A couple hours,sticky fingers and I have a new CF part. A little sanding and 2K clear, good for a few more years.
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Nice Kenny!

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Nice work Kenny!

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I didn't do anything to my esprit except having parked next to my Vantage.

Not really a part of any other forum other than the occasional visit to 6 speed online so thought I'd share with my buddies here.

Plasti dipped my grille.

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That's all, thanks for looking!

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Aston Looks great Noob! Blacked out grill looks awesome! One of the best things I did with mine too!
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Aston Looks great Noob! Blacked out grill looks awesome! One of the best things I did with mine too!
Thanks sir! Will have a little more to contribute to this thread later this week and this time with the Esprit.

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