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  1. Do this definitely do this ,step away slowly and do this ,before there is a mammoth thread on "How I blew my engine thingy up"
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  2. Ok that's me back on the map Andrew
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  3. Put it in a box, put the box in your car and drive to SGT smiling nicely at Taff when you arrive waving a wallet. Job's a peach
    2 points
  4. Just seen this on you tube sorry if its a repost.
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  5. Just scanning some vintage 80s mags and came across this simple yet IMHO stunning Elite. The first time I've ever seen one with body colour bumpers look "right". The wheels are also similar...but different (larger?). It was the first car registered in Switzerland in 1975 listed to a Roland Bachofen; does it still exist?
    1 point
  6. what a difference a day makes. 2 hours of hard work to get it out new sensor fitted .The car feels so different,idles much better,does not cut out,has clean tail pipes and no misfire.I need to start it from cold and get it on the road in the morning just to convince myself that it is realy as good as it appears to be .Still have to deal with that dodgy reverse gear though.
    1 point
  7. The Esprit V8 engine mounts are not like the 4 cyl mounts.
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  8. I don't usually do this but this is coming off my chest . I read the other post of similar nature and sure I've had my issues but I didn't want to join in the witch hunt but today f***king p***ed me off . I order parts from various companies as sometimes a specialist is easier than part hunting so for this sj s I am great full but twice now you've sent me out wrong or badly made goods and even lied about stock when I wanted ht leads .My saga with the discs continued today the replacement rear discs arrived today so back on the ramp the car went old discs off and replacements on everything went to plan this time the hubs we milled out to the right mm this time .All cleaned and tightened up . Then found the problem the holes for the bolts didn't line up fantastic these are suppose to be genuine discs . So off everything came again and I had to have the bolt holes milled out to fit .now I have the friends and tooling for this to be done as a favour but the car up and down on the ramp three times the garage time the mechanic time the engineering time all costs all would have fallen down to me and frankly it's a joke I'm not using you for anything else again it's just a fecking joke it seems owning a super car opens the door for shit service ! Rant over At the same time I'd like to thank JAE and southwest for very good service and help at least some companies can see longevity in repeat custom .
    1 point
  9. I've get the feeling that there is no colour which doesn't look good on an exige. I got mine today
    1 point
  10. These threads read like a car crash in slow motion.
    1 point
  11. I'm disappointed that the engine stand isn't the same nice sparkly red colour as the cam covers. Really Alex, you must try harder!
    1 point
  12. In my case every classic car I've ever owned has never made me any money when I sold it, because by the time I took in the running, maintenance and restoration costs, I'd lost money. It doesn't stop me from buying them, though!
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  13. I would like to note here that even the worst job on the 70's Elite cars isn't that bad. Some properly bad car repair jobs.... Speed sensor on a 99 Mercury Sable v6 = bad. Rear timing chain on a 03 Ford explorer = bad. Sending unit on a 0x Mercedes e-class bad. b5 passat vvt oil seal = bad. Heater core on a 94 volvo 740 = bad. TCC unit on a 01 Cadillac DHS bad. Coolant flush on 67 Corvair = impossible. Spark plugs on H6 3.0 Subaru motor = epicly bad. Lotus esprit 912 timing belt = bad. I can't say I liked replacing the steering u-joint on my LHD Elite, or adjusting the parking brake for that matter, but they were possible ( if a little slow ) and didn't require special factory tools. My vote for worst job on a 70's Elite would be for a heater core condenser replacement ! I would guess that is a couple hours for sure.
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  15. Found a famous film set location.
    1 point
  16. Assuming you are using something like Loctite 572 to seal the liners, no clamps are required for rebuild or subsequent maintenance. (as the bond is much greater than the original goo) This procedure was given to me by a 907 specialist and it certainly works. Fit the liners with 572. Then temporarily fit the head using an old gasket, torque the head down at a moderate load e.g. 50ft lbs and leave overnight. Remove head and continue rebuild. 'voila' no clamps needed and the bond is good enough to secure the liners even if turning engine over.
    1 point
  17. I'm going to need mine soon But in case you find someone to help you make some simple ones... Here's my design https://picasaweb.google.com/lotusse/LotusEngineRebuild#5446017287384695218 then I used copper pipe from Home Depot, and the head nuts https://picasaweb.google.com/lotusse/LotusEngineRebuild#5446017518579990690 my CAD drawing here https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2nifoCpaFSfNTAwM2Y0N2ItODRhNC00NTM0LWJkZjUtMTc3OWNhMzA0ODZk
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