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  1. Thread: Noble m500

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    Nice, clean design. CF or GFRP? Now we'll have...

    Nice, clean design.
    CF or GFRP?
    Now we'll have to see if they can produce it and at what price?:).
  2. Thread: New Noble

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    Congrats on treating yourself to a nice Holiday...

    Congrats on treating yourself to a nice Holiday present:).

    On the AC issue--the first thing to check is probably the heater by-pass valve. You will find plenty of posts on this subject on the...
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    Well said, Hoover. Wishing a great Thanksgiving...

    Well said, Hoover.
    Wishing a great Thanksgiving to one and all!
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    That's pretty ugly--and a testament to the high...

    That's pretty ugly--and a testament to the high speeds and heavy braking typical at Laguna.

    I would definitely replace the rotor, rather than trying to repair.
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    Thanks so much for the retrospective, Hoover, :)...

    Thanks so much for the retrospective, Hoover, :) and yes, it was super to see Chassis #70 once again and to know she is going to a good home (even if it is at the wrong end of the state!).
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    Congrats! Definitely a classy look and feel :).

    Congrats!
    Definitely a classy look and feel :).
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    Ah ha--looks like you need one of these: ...

    Ah ha--looks like you need one of these:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8q3DZB_l6M&app=desktop

    :)
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    FYI, here's more on some of the cars on display...

    FYI, here's more on some of the cars on display at Monterey from Yahoo--seems like it was an interesting show:...
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    +1 -- and don't forget the latest Lotus headed to...

    +1 -- and don't forget the latest Lotus headed to the U.S.--the Evora 400 :)
  10. Thread: Sema 2016

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    Officially that is true. But in my experience all...

    Officially that is true. But in my experience all you need is a business card for a relevant-sounding business (which does not have to be a real business) when you show up after going through the...
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    9872 And here is one of Rob doing his thing....

    9872
    And here is one of Rob doing his thing.
    Overall, a very successful day!
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    Agreed--That car is actually a "Sun" Elise with...

    Agreed--That car is actually a "Sun" Elise with Honda power that was sold as a completed kit and legally registered in CA under the SB100 law (the same way Nobles have to be registered in CA). There...
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    98689869 Yes!--and it was also a great day for...

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    Yes!--and it was also a great day for Lotusing :).
    Many thanks for hosting, Hoover!
  14. Thread: Lotus

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    Simple answer--NO. If Lotus produces a...

    Simple answer--NO.
    If Lotus produces a track-only car for sale in the U.S. it absolutely will not be street legal, and it cannot be registered as a "kit car" because it is sold as a turn-key product...
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    Interesting :) But I am not too surprised after...

    Interesting :)
    But I am not too surprised after driving a new Mustang GT350R a few months ago at Laguna. (It was part a Ford Performance promotional deal open to our Lotus club membership.)
    The...
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    FYI, Volvo introduced this system on many of...

    FYI, Volvo introduced this system on many of their U.S. models several years ago.
    They call it Drive E (for high efficiency). the basic motor is a 2.0L in-line 4, but the performance is quite good...
  17. Thread: Gumpert Apollo

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    They probably are not mirrors--some concept cars...

    They probably are not mirrors--some concept cars (like Lotus) are mounting cameras in those stalks with the image going to a wide-angle display on the dash. I suspect using a system like that will...
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    Don't forget that turbos go a long way toward...

    Don't forget that turbos go a long way toward curing altitude "sickness" :)
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    Congrats! and looking good :). As for the front...

    Congrats! and looking good :).
    As for the front spoiler--many early owners (including me) viewed them as "sacrificial" and really just there to offer some protection to the front clam. OTOH, it is...
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    Could be fun. If the weather is OK I might show...

    Could be fun.
    If the weather is OK I might show up, too.
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    Great to have you there to show the Noble colors...

    Great to have you there to show the Noble colors with your chief navigator and photographer :).
    Here is one of the pics from lunch where the official count was 31!
  22. Thread: Happy New Year!!!

    by Joel
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    +1--It has been a good year, but only a prelude...

    +1--It has been a good year, but only a prelude to what's to come ;).
    (And thanks for your and Rob's special help yesterday!)
    I can't wait 'till you start digging into that classic Elan :).
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    Not exactly--I had a Euro-spec VW some years ago,...

    Not exactly--I had a Euro-spec VW some years ago, which had a separate "rear fog light" switch. This was actually an extra-bright (red) tail light that could be manually turned on so that drivers...
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    LOL Wishing the best of T-Days for everyone.

    LOL
    Wishing the best of T-Days for everyone.
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    +1 -- Now, that's getting with the program!

    +1 -- Now, that's getting with the program!
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