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My clutch pedal went to the floor last week, so I bought the Wilwood clutch master cylinder from Greg's Race Parts. I thought this would be a fairly simple change out, but it took me much longer than expected. The main issue is the lack of space in the Evora. I spent quite a while in the footwell trying to get the clutch fork attached to the pedal. There's just not enough room for hands to manipulate everything. At the front of the car there are a couple hard hydraulic lines that make it difficult to get access for tools when bolting the cylinder to the bulkhead.

The replacement kit itself is fine; much better engineered than the OEM version. The only real problem I had with the kit is the the fork that attaches to the clutch pedal had different sized holes such that the OEM pin only fit through one side. It was too big in diameter to go all the way through so I used a bolt and nut instead. Hence the time trying to get the nut threaded when I could only get one finger in there to hold it.

The clam off work wasn't as daunting as I expected. It takes some time to remove the wheel well liners, headlights, and all the bolts but really it is nothing to deter anyone. Not difficult at all.

Everything went back together nicely and the master cylinder works great. The pedal feels much better and I've had no issues.
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Just heard back from Greg's Race Parts. There may be something non-standard with my pin as the kit is designed to use the OEM part. I'll check it out. When I bought the car it had some aftermarket parts and I know some work was done under the clam since some of the bolt sizes do not match the Lotus Service Notes info.

Good news is the kit works great and GRP are always helpful to me.
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I'm curious how long it took to remove the front clam?
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I'm not really sure. A couple hours I guess, but I went slow as it was my first time and kept checking the Service Notes. Next time would be faster. The basic procedure is this (off the top of my head):

- Jack up and support the front of the car.
- Remove the front wheels.
- Remove the wheel well covers. Each has 8 plastic upholstery inserts held by screws.
- Inside the access hatch (where the brake fluid reservoir is) remove the hatch bracket, push the release cable through the grommet, and unbolt the windshield washer reservoir.
- Remove each headlight assembly. Unplug the wiring connector and the quick-release washer fluid hose. From the wheel well you can access 4 button-head screws. There is also a bracket held by two bolts to remove so you can pull the headlight unit out through the wheel well.
- The last step is to undue all of the bolts holding the clam down. At each side there is one bolt holding the clam to the firewall, two at the bodywork under the A-pillar (unplug the side marker light wiring), three bolts at the front securing it to the bumper, one bolt under the nose badge..... I think that's it.

Putting it back on was pretty quick - about an hour. Spend a bit of time adjusting to get the bodywork lined up via some slotted holes before torquing the bolts down. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again when needed.
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The replacement kit itself is fine; much better engineered than the OEM version. The only real problem I had with the kit is the the fork that attaches to the clutch pedal had different sized holes such that the OEM pin only fit through one side. It was too big in diameter to go all the way through so I used a bolt and nut instead. Hence the time trying to get the nut threaded when I could only get one finger in there to hold it.
What year is your car, and did it have the OE metal m/c? Mine did, and the Wilwood clevis needed to be slightly drilled out to fit the stock pin. I believe the pin on the cars w/ the plastic m/cs had a different diameter, so maybe that's where the confusion lies. It's good to see the spacer has been modified to accommodate that bracket to the upper left of the m/c. I had to make some custom modifications to mine so it wouldn't interfere.

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Dunno, I am out & about. I live in Huntington...
I just moved from Huntington Station right near Autosport to Northport in November. You should go to the meet at Blackstone on 6/23

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Dunno, I am out & about. I live in Huntington...
I just moved from Huntington Station right near Autosport to Northport in November. You should go to the meet at Blackstone on 6/23
I'm not sure which people I met. But my mom lives in Dix hills, so I'm out that way almost weekly.

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What year is your car, and did it have the OE metal m/c? Mine did, and the Wilwood clevis needed to be slightly drilled out to fit the stock pin. I believe the pin on the cars w/ the plastic m/cs had a different diameter, so maybe that's where the confusion lies. It's good to see the spacer has been modified to accommodate that bracket to the upper left of the m/c. I had to make some custom modifications to mine so it wouldn't interfere.
It is a 2011 and yes, it did have the metal master cylinder. One of the nice features is that the clevis can be removed easily, so I do have the option to drill it out if need be.
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Here is our much anticipated coverage of a meek pass of the Tail of the Dragon. I've included a few stills for those clever enough to avoid all 6 minutes and thirty seconds of extremely amateur filming, driving and scripting.

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My clutch pedal went to the floor last week, so I bought the Wilwood clutch master cylinder from Greg's Race Parts. I thought this would be a fairly simple change out, but it took me much longer than expected. The main issue is the lack of space in the Evora. I spent quite a while in the footwell trying to get the clutch fork attached to the pedal. There's just not enough room for hands to manipulate everything. At the front of the car there are a couple hard hydraulic lines that make it difficult to get access for tools when bolting the cylinder to the bulkhead.

The replacement kit itself is fine; much better engineered than the OEM version. The only real problem I had with the kit is the the fork that attaches to the clutch pedal had different sized holes such that the OEM pin only fit through one side. It was too big in diameter to go all the way through so I used a bolt and nut instead. Hence the time trying to get the nut threaded when I could only get one finger in there to hold it.

The clam off work wasn't as daunting as I expected. It takes some time to remove the wheel well liners, headlights, and all the bolts but really it is nothing to deter anyone. Not difficult at all.

Everything went back together nicely and the master cylinder works great. The pedal feels much better and I've had no issues.

Crap, you have the same BMC that I got with the resin plate??? that resin plate will beak. I got mine installed at the dealer and in about a month into driving it everyday, the resin plate ripped and so Greg had to send me a billit plate and I had to re-install it.

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An old audi s4 told her how slow she was

Was cruising in the car pool lane at 70mph, a 2000? (it was a B5 series) Audi S4 came flying up along side me. He gave me the hang loose sign and a thumbs up. He then proceeded to gun it with a back fire that literally left my ears ringing and was gone. That thing was so fast it was like I wasn't even moving! Keep in mind we were doing 70. He slowed down again and matched my cruising speed and did it again. Very impressive. Reminded me of that YT video series "When you think you are fast and this happens".

Wasn't even racing the guy but man it was fun to watch him go!
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Thank you Agentdr8, just picked up my sun shade per your recommendation and it’s a perfect fit. Yes it’s a little expensive but cheaper than having the airbag clips replaced. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...itle?ie=UTF8&p […]
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An old audi s4 told her how slow she was

Was cruising in the car pool lane at 70mph, a 2000? (it was a B5 series) Audi S4 came flying up along side me. He gave me the hang loose sign and a thumbs up. He then proceeded to gun it with a back fire that literally left my ears ringing and was gone. That thing was so fast it was like I wasn't even moving! Keep in mind we were doing 70. He slowed down again and matched my cruising speed and did it again. Very impressive. Reminded me of that YT video series "When you think you are fast and this happens".

Wasn't even racing the guy but man it was fun to watch him go!
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It is (finally) starting to warm up and it was time to recharge the AC in the Evora. A quick search didn't turn up any pictures of the valve location (behind right front wheel) so I took one to share... Now I just need to get some tint put on the windows
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but cheaper than having the airbag clips replaced.
Is this the same risk in the 400 or did they address that?
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Is this the same risk in the 400 or did they address that?
It's a different airbag cover for the 400s, but they use the same retaining clips. The warpage issues on the S1s seemed to be from either the panel material itself warping under heat, or the leather shrinking. Both cause the clips to break and then you get that trailing edge popped up.

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Spent a few hours today getting rid of the "Virtual Boy" look in my S1 gauge cluster. Still not as nice as the 4xx cluster, but definitely looks more modern IMO. If anyone's interested in the details, I can throw together a how-to, as I took a bunch of pictures of the process. It's not super complicated, but it helps if you have soldering/rework experience.
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I'd like the details please. Looks cool.
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