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  1. My fire bottle is on the left side of the engine just behind the bulkhead.
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  2. This is great news. I was one of the moaners, so I am delighted it’s been resolved. Let’s hope the showroom and facilities are fitting of the brand. Parks deal with some pretty prestigious marques so I don’t have any doubts it will be nothing other than very professional. Gutted it’s not in Edinburgh, but that’s my very selfish view point! At least we have Craig Moncreieff as a brilliant independent.
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  3. First service ie. oil and Lotus Cars filter change since running the car. Which has done about 1,500 miles since it went on the road. It's running great with post-restoration shake down work continuing. It corners exceptionally well having had the suspension fully aligned and set up in January. Having chosen to have a slight toe-out to aid quicker turn-in. Details in a previous post.
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  4. Prep of the chassis going well, satisfyingly after a good couple of weekends managed to paint the entire chassis in rust encapsulator and when it’s dry again then I can get the chassis top coat on. Preparing for rebuilding - does anyone have a list of the thread sizes for the chassis mounted bolts, e.g for the radius arm mountings, handbrake mountings, gearbox, steering rack etc? If they’re all metric then I can clean those up with the taps I have otherwise will need to acquire some imperial sizes Thanks Terry
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  5. It is really nice to have all the original parts and makes an excellent basis going forward and having just 12000 miles on the clock has obviously helped. The doors have absolutely no drop whatsoever and the bonnet hinges are as new, the paint has suffered hot weather and storage though so not decided what I’m going to do, the worst areas are the roof from bird droppings which may cut out and general chips, gel cracks and scratches. My thinking is although I would love a gleaming repainted car they are only original once so perhaps just paint the roof and capping rails then detail th
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  6. This is an interesting read - clicky
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  7. Out for a cars and coffee event sporting my new post-lockdown hairstylee. More photos at: Full photo set
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  8. I connected the battery today and slowly things started to come back to life including the radio, the fuel pumps ticks away and the buzzer even works on the open door. Not working at the moment are the O/S headlight motor, horn ( Couldn’t actually find one), Cigar lighter, hazards (Do federal cars have these) and the rear demister along with panel lights. Never investigated any of these though so on the to do list. The electric windows are painful so I will swap these out for the ones Fabian fits. The mirrors are working ok which was a bonus! Never checked the clock though or brake lights
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  9. Most early Turbo cars had a wooden footplate which was to cover a stereo amp installation. The Panasonic roof stereo used a separate amp mounted behind it. But the plate was not only fitted to the roof stereo cars.
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  10. Looks great Dave - looks in great nick!👏🏻👏🏻😎
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  11. Dullest race ever until the final couple of laps! christian Horner said that they were also in tyre trouble so needed to bring Max in anyway for a precautionary change as there was no guarantee he would have made it to the end either. At least it shows the Mercedes drivers were pushing hard until the end rather than just cruising to a team one two. It would have been easy for them to make the call to back off to save the tyres - credit to them for allowing the drivers to just race.
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  12. Thanks Steve and Chris The fuel lines were hard and lost their outer plastic black coating. Fuel is weeping out of the top cap and around the body gasket, the tanks appear rust free though so I may just drain and flush fitting new hoses keeping my alloy ones for the future. Dave
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  13. Are you smoking the same gear as buddsy?
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  14. You can get an awful amount of gin in a thermos flask, so thanks for that, might go to bed now
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  15. You haven’t met my wife, have you?
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  16. My nozzles are one at the rear One at the side Thinking about it, I would probably go with an auto system if I had to install from scratch now. Back in the 1980s that wasn't an option. Let us know how it goes with this, as I might swap - and get rid of the bloody cable in the cabin
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  17. Remarkable car Dave, well done! Regarding fuel hoses it would be wise to chase down the lot including all venting hoses as they will be as good as failed by now, were not particularly top cabin when new, and modern petrol blends are more exotic than back in the day. Cheers
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  18. Time to start work on the car in readiness to accept the engine. Re-fresh the main coolant rad. and add the chargecooler rad up-front. New oil cooler pipes and routing of chargecooler pipes under the car.
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  20. On the plus side - Hong Kong riots have ceased. Millions have been plunged into debt. Folks made to go cash less. all in all - a massive success for some
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  21. Ah... I was hoping you weren't going to ask that, as it is in the stupidest place to put it, as it goes through the map pocket. I can only think it was the to keep the cable run short, and relatively straight, and for the release to be at hand for the driver, at least that is the excuse I'm running with now. Again @Lotusfab has his in a couple of places, S1 in the door (I think) Not sure for the Turbo Esprit My kit was 2 extinguishers, and the hand held in the cabin is a foam one. I "think" the plumbed in one is AFFF - but I bought a second kit 3 years later (which I thought
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  22. Different engine cover in my Esprit, so it wouldn't fit there. @Lotusfab has his under the nearside rear window in his Turbo Esprit. Not sure where in his S1. I bought my kit from JJC Race and Rally - mine is a much thinner bottle than they are now including in their current kits, and only cost around £130. Prices seem to have increased somewhat.
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  23. Speak to @ChrisJ he has a neat system on his esprit
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  24. My car sold on Friday to the first person to look at it. I had a couple of people email me. 53k miles sports racer IPS sold close to my asking price. I advertised on pistonheads
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  25. ^^ Yes, that's correct (I've porabably got the same Evora DVD too). Here's a quote from page 3, Section JL, of the Evora Service notes: "A Bosch Antilock Brake System (ABS) is used to optimise brake performance in extreme conditions and reduce the tendency of any wheel to lock up."
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  26. I would have thought that and then i went to Goodwood and saw the modern drivers in the older cars in race conditions and most if them adapted brilliantly.
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  27. My Daytona blue sports racer now has a lucky new owner. I will miss that car. Had funds and space allowed I would have kept it rather than replace it.
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  28. What a great starting point! Always nice to see original cars still turning up....not many out there in that condition. I’d just do the bits that need doing. You can always revisit in the future if necessary. Whatever you decide to do, document what you have as it will be a great reference going forward for other restorations. S2’s look great in black Enjoy!
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  29. I'd keep original as you can always repaint it later if you want.
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  30. That could have been yours Fab! Whatever you do don't paint it, once original leave it that way. My car has lots of spider cracks in the black paint but is totally original, also the decals are original.
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  31. Still has the ‘ Unleaded Fuel ‘ stickers on the petrol tank caps. I can see lots of original items that normally get lost and/or discarded over the years, that and the lack of corrosion certainly points to a sympathetic previous owner(s). As Roo says, the Armstrong shocks are a big plus, I have a NOS set on my S1. Nice find Dave. Best of luck with the refreshing. Will be watching with much enthusiasm.
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  32. Just bumped into this post. Its nice when customer's is pleased.. I had to do a double take on the third pic, the one posted above .. Then I realised it was the Esprit roof reflecting the inside / ceiling and up and over door of @RichardJGC garage. So for those curious or interested in how Monaco White can achieve a clarity / depth usually only found in darker colours , We may need a specific thread , 'off topic for this one' .. uhmm , Something to reflect on...
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  33. Met up with another car-guy today - all too briefly before the best day of the week became a shower became rain became a thunderstorm. Damn. I was never a huge fan of the CX when they were current - mainly cos the SD1 Vitesse existed. Just look at the difference in those cornering shots.... HERE Over the years they - and some other quirky French shizzle - have grown on me. And this one has been very well looked after. It’s not often the Evora looks too tall... looking forward to going for a wee spin in this next time when the weather doesn’t ruin things.
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  34. ....and now reunited with its body. Happy days!
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  35. Yeah, that'll get you nowhere.
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  36. I put a Schrodinger big-block V8 into @Dan E's mota, and closed the deck. Turned the key, nuffin. Opened up the deck, all was good. Any ideas?
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  37. All loaded at Southampton and on route home......😀 Dave
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  38. Looking at the numbers, it was nowhere near the catastrophe that was made out, and the modelling that was used, was sourced from a previously erroneous modeller, which did not have a good track record. If other, more realistic models were considered, a very different outcome could have happened. This is a long listen, but covers a lot of ground on what, where and when, and what the science is.
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  39. There are times when what appears to be an error of grammar or punctuation can reveal a hidden truth. For instance, one of the elementary schools I attended in my youth had a sign at the roadside saying "Slow Children Playing". Indeed, many of them were.
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  40. So I finally made the deal and purchased a new to me 2002 Lotus Esprit, then drove it 3722 miles or 5989 KM home from Portland Oregon. I did have an alternator failure but at least if failed near a friend shop a few hundred miles from home.
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  42. Yes really nice one Filip, well done. The usual Lotus type ones don't do it for me (sorry to anyone that has one). At least now I know that I am not completely losing it (thanks Bibs). Will now go and take some Aspirin to rid me of the headache trying to work it out 😫 M.
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  43. Indeed, one of the few advantages we have with cars, is we can chose any plate we like. As long as it's not registered before, doesn't contain profanity or political statements etc. And at a price of course. I got a lot of comments on our trip to the Cotswolds. Seems like everyone notices it nowadays, as everybody wants an escape from 2020. 😉 BTW, I can't see the original post in this thread, but have seen the photo on FB, also thanks to @Bibs Filip
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  44. Some #953 bits, restoration c/o SJ Sportscars.
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  45. Hi, yes a bit of a story, I’ve ended up with a different Riviera 🙂, I'll dig out some more photos of the body on the car (maybe my drop box has expired given how long ago I started on my journey!)
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  46. The pandemic that never was. 2018 saw 600,000 deaths worldwide from flu and that was considered an average year. From the start of the "pandemic" they say we are now circa 600,000 death worldwide. So that about 9 months and not far off fro the 2018 figure. Ive no idea who this guy is but thought it was interesting how he points corona virus and covid19 are different. This is why even in the old encyclopedias from as far back as 1930 give the definition for corona virus as the common cold. If you test people for corona virus the rates will be very high as we have all e
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