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  • DaveBxGT
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    Perfect combo!

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  • Jack Nicholson
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    Very nice machine!

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  • schnitzelburger
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    Originally posted by Komdotkom View Post
    Clearly garage space at your house is now at a premium and your MA61 is just taking up space, I'll do you a favour and take it off your hands.
    i would also like to register for this auction

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  • Banzai
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    The thing that always amuses me with my Elises is how low they are compared to almost any other car. The highest point of an Elise is about the same height as the wing mirrors on an average car. It does have its bad points though. If you pull up dead centre behind someone, chances are they can't see you in any of their rear view mirrors. I usually pull up to the right of the lane so they can see me in the driver's side mirror.

    Be like a motorbike rider. Drive as if you are invisible, stay out of blindspots, where possible have a bit of a speed difference and definitely don't linger when overtaking, directly beside a ute is the most dangerous place to be as they will not see you.

    Get used to people taking your photo when you are driving on a multi-lane road.

    And definitely some sort of earplugs for long distance drives or even any highway driving. The wind noise is very tiring at highway speeds.

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  • 200MPH
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    Quality work. Many hours of amusement there, and looks like a great package as purchased.

    I drove mine from Syd to Geelong about this time last year. It's easy enough, but boring as. The constant threat of aquaplaning off the road in heavy rain for the first couple of hours kept me amused though! Set dampers full soft, tyres to 20 psi, pad the seat to suit and wish you had cruise control on the hume. Too noisy means earplugs and no tunes. Though some noise cancelling bluetooth earmuffs would be a good idea...

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  • CA18escort
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    Checked this out earlier in the week. It will be a track weapon for sure. Looking forward to seeing some times once you get it figured out.

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  • dougmo
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    a lot of yes right there, solid purchase

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  • neil_se
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    Looks tiny even behind an AW11

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  • Banzai
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    I'm one of those people who finds the Elise and Exige seats incredibly comfortable. 1000km days were never an issue. All day playing in the mountains they were very supportive. On the track maintaining perfect control without fighting to stay put in the seat.

    Check down beside the driver's seat there might be a small bulb for pumping up the lumbar support. (or maybe that was some other Elise seats I had in the car). I found I preferred the lumbar support deflated so never worried about it. The Exige seat was fitted so I could get the shoulder straps at the correct angle. I'm too short for harnesses to fit properly with the solid backed seats.

    Skinny blokes tend to be less comfortable in them than larger blokes and leg to body ratio also makes a big difference. If you have long legs, tweaking the angle of the seat by putting washers under the front of the seat rails can help. The harness bar does restrict rearward movement of the seat for tall blokes.

    Just taking another look at the photos, looks like Mick fitted 600lb springs at the front and 750 at the rear. IIRC I had 425/550 and it would bottom out on the track but was still comfortable on the road. The car would be bouncing around a bit on a normal road with those springs rather than soaking up the bumps.

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  • Komdotkom
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    This place will have to be renamed Lotus Forums!
    Clearly garage space at your house is now at a premium and your MA61 is just taking up space, I'll do you a favour and take it off your hands.

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  • fantapants
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    Dead set fucking grouse my man..

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

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  • trdee
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    Originally posted by Morgs View Post
    Awesome! How was the long drive back surely torture in a thing like that!?
    I would have mostly been fine except the seat is fucking woeful in terms of lumbar support. But I was expecting that, having read that elise and exige seats are terrible, so brought a cushion with me. I also brought noise cancelling headphones with me. So it wasnt as bad as you might think. My missus actually preferred driving it to the hilux lol (we would swap over every couple hours). It was also hard work keeping it straight at freeway speeds as the car was tramlining and bump steering all over the road, but that will hopefully get better with an alignment. Moving forward the biggest drives it will probably do is to wakefield park and back, I dont see too many 10-12hr marathons in it anymore haha

    I'm gonna contact velo and see if they still do custom GP90s for elises. Not a fan of this seat at all
    Last edited by trdee; 11-02-21, 02:03 PM.

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  • Roy928tt
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    As good as it gets.

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  • Rascasse
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    Originally posted by trdee View Post
    Yep and Banzai has been very helpful providing me all sorts of history on the car and also mentioning some mods I wasnt aware of etc. Thanks heaps man
    Yep, this is copious amounts of win!

    As I was reading the thread, I got to thinking that you're brave, having bought a converted & modified car from interstate no less. But the above makes it seem a more sane purchase, buying from a known, longstanding fellow PFer at least would have given some peace of mind. Nice purchase!
    Last edited by Rascasse; 11-02-21, 01:26 PM.

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  • Mr Ree
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    What a nice piece of kit!!!

    Much carbon too

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