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  2. I also tried to adjust the clock but was unsuccesful. I dis not jet find any info on how it should be done. So I tried the obvious solution and poked the two holes under the display with a couple of paperclips. Nothing happened. Is it broke or is there a trick to it? The clock works but its just a bit over an hour wrong.
  3. That must’ve been me, apologies for the late reply. I was in a hurry to get to the open pit lane before it shut, would’ve gladly said hi had I known!
  4. Thomas ( @TBD ) had great success with this type of unit in his Evora GTE. https://www.joyingauto.com/joying-newest-android-7-inch-single-din-octa-core-4gb-64gb-car-gps-navigation-system.html I use WAZE when in my VX220 and it is superb for Nav, and have used it concurrently with Google Maps to compare and with several in car sat navs in hire cars etc. Waze if of course no part of Google and a lot of the unique functionality from WAZE is now appearing in Google Maps. I also travel every week for work and Google Maps is just superb as it fully integrates to public transport so I can plan a route using car (taxi), trains and buses and it syncs with things like bus stops, train stations and the associated time tables. Wonderful tech to be honest and even better as not an Apple in sight!
  5. Any more info on these blueprint discs I am strongly considering Scotdave recommendation but this will be solely on price as my funds are really stretched due to have to also change front tyres soon
  6. Good luck with the sale John, Hope it goes and finds a new owner soon, a chance for someone on here to own a lotus rare car
  7. Welcome to the forum. Very nice looking car and will be a great project. buddsy
  8. Welcome to the forums Conner, Great looking project, Yes the glovebox is cardstock as standard lol, Make sure you change the cambelt asap before attempting to run the engine again or it will require another rebuild as it will be extremely fragile due to age and especially in your hot climate. If you are happy with the paintwork that is a bonus as that is what is the pain with lotus cars and becomes expensive during the resto, Just a retrim, tyres ,suspension, brakes and interior hopefully. P.S Also change out the banjo washers and the fuel line to the twin carbs as this is a common fire hazard and many old esprits have bben lost to this. Also fuel tanks are prone to rust on the esprit also Play it safe, cambelt and fuel line bits and you will be in the safe zone, Good luck and enjoy, Keep us posted, Great car by the way, S2 is in my eyes the best looking Esprit model
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  10. Say is it possible to calibrate the spedomeeter, my car seems to have a differense of aproximately 20% and I find that a bit excessive.
  11. I did a bit more looking into the Blueprint discs and it turns out the brand is part of the Bilstein Group. Based on that, I’d say there would be nothing wrong with them either.
  12. Fitted these to my last Evora, they are better finished than the OEM discs as they have painted centres/hubs and don't rust as badly. In summary, i was more than happy with them.
  13. Congrats on new car, when do you pick up?
  14. Go for it. I'd guess a local place with one in stock would let you offer it up to see how it looks and whether it catches on anything. According to the blurb it has both angular and vertical adjustment.
  15. LED conversion. Oh. My. God. It’s literally like night and day, and arguably the most cost-effective improvement I’ve made on the car so far. Couple it with the 4-main beam modification, and the result is truly astonishing! I recommend that if you’re going to convert, you don’t buy cheap LEDs. I bought from https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/ superb quality kit.
  16. Cracking all original Lotus Riviera for sale as per listing on Lotus Rescue who are advertising on behalf of the current owner who has owned the car since 1991. Complete professional engine rebuild a few years ago, and has done very little since, other than start up and be moved about in the yard and store. Message me for further details. The post Lotus Riviera appeared first on lotusforsale.com. View the full article
  17. Hey guys! Ive just picked up a rough 1980 esprit and figured I should start a thread here to post pictures and ask questions. The car has sat outside for a long while and most of the interior is ruined. The paint is tired but it does the trick for me right now- its a beautiful car and I cant wait to drive it! The odometer reads 9000, and the car was apperently repossessed in 1983 after which the engine was either replaced or rebuilt- I'm not sure which. I dont trust the odometer ,however, as the door hinges are incredibly worn and the tires have been replaced with several different brands. I got the engine to run on an external gas tank the day I got it, so the carbs and engine are decent. I just finished rebuilding the diaphragm fuel pump and it seems to work great, so the next step is replacing the terrible plastic clutch line with something less cracked. The alternator bracket is also cracked and I can see where it was welded in a different place in the past, is this a common failure? Also, I have what appears to have once been a cardstock glove box with fuse panels attached to one side, was this stock? If so, does anyone have a diagram or pictures of how these wires connect to the fuse panels? The service manual that came with the car looks like it is for a later model and isnt very helpful... Thanks for any help! Edit: looking at the pictures now, I can see I should have taken some while the car is dry... I'll post some new ones when I get the chance!
  18. So the Riviera. Had chance to go view it today for the first time in a couple of years and I must say it is still looking good.Probably because its stored in a nice dry, damp free shed along with a host of other vehicles. I explained before why it is now up for sale, but here are the pics I have taken today. On the rear nearside quarter there are two star cracks caused by something moving about in the boot, there is a little bit of damage to the front spoiler on the nearside where it caught a high kerb, on the scuttle panel below the windscreen on the right hand side a bit of paint has peeled off, the paint is otherwise all original, there are minor stone chips on the front valance, the interior is spotless for her age with the original crash pad on the steering wheel to match the interior. The original storage bag for the lift out roof section is still in the boot along with the tool kit etc. The car has had quick wash down to remove storage dust so that I could see the condition of the paint and other than what I have mentioned, it's pretty good and nothing that a good polish wouldn't cure. The engine is obviously in very good condition having been rebuilt just a few years ago by a local specialist race car builder. The car is for sale at a fixed price of £7500 which will include the private registration plate which I checked on various web sites and is valued at £500.00.
  19. £39,989.00 End Date: Monday Apr-29-2019 6:15:35 BST Add to watch list Click to view item
  20. Hi team. My name is Josh and I’m based on Brisbane, QLD. My dad Paul has brought me up around lotus (a series 1 Elise, series 2 Elise and now an evora). Has been a goal to one day pick one up and that time is here! I’ve just picked up (in feb) a 04 111R in black and it’s been a dream come true! These cars are seriously epic, the power is plenty! Needed some love, still does a little but getting there. Keen for a little bit of track/sprint stuff but mainly weekend twisties. You’ll definitely find me on Nebo/glorious most weekends. Looking forward to meeting more Elise nuts @111Ratt - my lotus files. @driverscircle - my car photography.
  21. I remembered. Caparo T1
  22. 1. Those Dellorto DHLA45E (especially the "E") variants are literally impossible to find anymore. However, if you have a source, we would appreciate if you could share. 2. He would rather keep the vehicle as close to original where he can, so fitting DCOEs seem to be the closest choice. Thanks
  23. £18,495.00 End Date: Monday Apr-29-2019 2:35:58 BST Add to watch list Click to view item
  24. $78,995.00 End Date: Saturday May-18-2019 18:05:14 PDT Add to watch list Click to view item
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  26. So i decided Im going to sell my Celestron Nexstar 4SE telescope. Its been a really great little scope easily portable and good to use. In other news Ive sort of acquired an 9" telescope... Now how did that happen? buddsy
  27. If you plug in a usb lead to them I will diagnose your issue via the interweb. buddsy
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