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  1. V8 heads back from Porting/renovation work by Ultimate Performance in Northamptonshire. https://www.ultimatep.com/about/
    4 points
  2. Hello all. Thanks for letting me join. I’m a chimney sweep based in Fairburn, North Yorkshire but covering a huge area across towards Hull and beyond. last week whilst fitting a cowl on a chimney I spotted some cars in a back garden. On closer inspection (it was out of sight from up high) I found a rather forlorn looking 1982 Esprit Turbo. I was doing the job for the brother in law of the owner so managed to get a contact name and number. Fast forward less than a week and I’ve just purchased it. It was love at first sight to be honest and being a child of the 80s just kne
    3 points
  3. Just had an e-Niro for a couple of days. Very impressed, loads of excellent tech and a very usable 282 mile range which can be eaked out to well over 300 with mainly town driving. Will be placing an order for a 4+ one on Monday! https://www.whatcar.com/kia/e-niro/estate/review/n18388
    2 points
  4. 350 yes, but the 410 and 430 are still available to order PS Finance is now available on 40:60 due to the strong residuals too
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  5. It's been reported that ATF and acetone combine to make a potent penetrating fluid, in case you've either of those laying about. Dave is correct on WD40, the stuff is marginally useful. Years back a mate thoroughly coated his Esprit crank upon return from the machinist, tucked it away in a tightly closed plastic bag and was horrified when it later emerged altogether poxy with rust. Thankfully that was only superficial and tidied up neatly after another go at the shop. Ditto the comments on powder coat. Cheers
    2 points
  6. @LOTUSMAN33 we must stop meeting like this. People will begin to talk.
    2 points
  7. The only replaceable seals (not including easily changed orings) are on the output shafts and are servicable without splitting the box. I definitely wouldn't rebuild the box unless its proved to be faulty. They are durable and not particularly stressed in the NA models.
    2 points
  8. Paul, I have the used one originally mounted on my car, works but needs cleaning can send you if you can't find a new one. G.
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  9. yes i think i have been slightly naieve . Got hooked in by my enthusiasm . Ten gran is probably was its worth . I expect its too be sale fore a while unless someone with more money thank sense wants to take it on . I will keep you all updated , you never know ? . Kindest Regards Lee
    2 points
  10. Not an expensive part to replace as a whole. https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-DRC78 or https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/B079M6099F.htm
    2 points
  11. I have been on 4.5psi of boost for 1 year now. the time came to find out why I was unsuccessful at getting any more. used a leak down tester on 1 turbo + BLocked off the other turbo ended up being the EGR valve, when the boost built up, it pushed open the valve and it made a "Door opening" sound then it all leaked out the sides. My fix was a block off plate siliconed shut on both ends. Now after 1 tuning session I got it safely up to 7.5psi and here we go!
    1 point
  12. Machine my sockets ? How very dare you .
    1 point
  13. Yes, been obsolete for many years. There appears to be 2 variants fitted to the Esprit. A082M6300F - from VIN 82 D 2137 | 82 - 0606 A079M6111F (Prior vin D2137)
    1 point
  14. @DarrylV8, I'm sure it is but will double check on Monday. @Ali tuck, even if I did know (which I don't!), I'm sure you can guess that such an announcement would have to come from Hethel mate.
    1 point
  15. Yes, degradation of lithium-ion batteries is well known and documented. That's why there's a huge amount of research into alternative chemistries that avoid this particular problem. Even the recently announced new Tesla cell is a significant improvement and there's way more to come with alternative chemistries yet to make it out of the lab. There are already battery technologies that do NOT degrade - ever. But difficult to scale and package into a vehicle. It's just a question of research into better ways to achieve what we need, store as much as possible, for as long as possible in as little
    1 point
  16. Nice one @Bibs - you sure won’t regret that.
    1 point
  17. Having been lucky enough to own JPS S2 Esprit #44 for a few years during the 1980s, the recent rare opportunity to acquire a well preserved JPS proved irresistible, and I picked up #40 from Paul at UK Sports Cars in Kent during September. Preservation tasks undertaken since then include fitting Dunlop Sport Classic 205/70 R14 on the rear axle, fixing a defective passenger door lock and swapping out the original(?) Sharp RG-5850 radio cassette (which had taken to eating tapes) for a similar refurbished player. Next challenges include tackling oil drips, as well as minor electrical and trim
    1 point
  18. Welcome to TLf. If I was to ever get an Esprit, I reckon that it would have to be a World Champ one.
    1 point
  19. Can’t get a decent grip on the bolt head . I’ve left it again . Got the rear quarter light outnumbered tonight and the abs b post finishers , both sill covers , handbrake and cables ( cut through by po ) and seat belt bolts ( again seatbelts cut through) why ??? Out on a business Monday which necessitates a trip past Lotusbits ( it does honestly ) so will drop in to discuss engines I don’t particularly want to take out the beam that takes the seatbelt reels and I guess is also side impact related as it seems quite happy where it is . Is it worth cleaning and painting it ( it i
    1 point
  20. Quick interim update. My car showed 335bhp on the base dyno run (!) Apparently the lamda sensor wiring had melted some time ago and the fuelling was all over the place. I had noticed that recently it was sluggish. It just goes to show what a quick health check and dyno run can reveal. Phil at 24-7 has used the Delta guys a lot and on their dyno he said he'd never seen a stock exige make its claimed factory numbers, or anywhere near them. So the chargecooler is now fitted, and the Delta ECU wired in so it was back on the dyno. 1st run, just over 400bhp. a few runs later and some tweaks an
    1 point
  21. Something here may illuminate the way forward. Note the regulator arm pivot on the motor mounting plate can be discerned, the clockspring lurking behind and concentric with the pivot.
    1 point
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  23. Agree with both Steve and David, leave the box if no sign of leakage, it looked good when you took the inspection cover off. Fridge is right WD40 is pretty rubbish, I work on steam boats which get really rusted and we use conquerer which is a high grade penetration fluid, absolutely stinks but never fails In fact it’s worse than diesel for getting in your pores, my wife always knows when I’ve used it and moans! POR15 is excellent stuff so you won’t go far wrong, powder coating often fails and traps moisture. Dave
    1 point
  24. Probably a good call on the gearbox. My only reservation would be the seals, but these may be intact. People often use WD40, but for tough to shift nuts I prefer proper penetrating fluid, which is acidic. Is it the thin headed hex bolt pointing backwards in the rain channel of the rear luggage area, which holds the top of the catch?
    1 point
  25. Should the binding be herringbone cotton? It is on my slightly later original carpets
    1 point
  26. Had a chat with the very knowledgeable gearbox chaps in the Wirral yesterday - have decided to leave the box alone and see how we get on. Steering rack dropped off for rebuild. Half shafts having Dana's finest 1310 joints replaced. Struggling to get the bolt that holds the boot lock off - the slim headed bolt head that sits in the tail gate - can't get a decent grip . Has been bathing in WD40 for days but can't get it started - any ideas ? I started painting lots of brackets , pedal box etc post shot blasting, with por 15 but wondered if I should really get them powder
    1 point
  27. Some excellent examples here https://darwinawards.com/
    1 point
  28. Thanks @TAR- saw the SJ one, but was just really wondering what the part did. New one on order
    1 point
  29. No, I gave the website up a while back but haven't got around to changing my signature.
    1 point
  30. The fact is i was not really happy with the wheels mixing red for the painting and yellow for calipers and central caps Also i'm not a big fan of trying to make your car looks like another more expensive/special model ... you have to be proud of the one you bought otherwise you have to wait for deeper pockets in order to buy the one you REALLY want. That's funny because the first owner who did that to my car sold it after 8000 miles and traded it for a real Cup with all the stuff and wheels in red Also imho the Exige V6 looks so nice and "racing" OEM than silver wheels are the perfe
    1 point
  31. Thanks Stephen and also for all the help and advice you’ve given me so far.
    1 point
  32. What a lucky find and well done you for saving it, enjoy TLF and all the help it provides. Defiantly looking forward to seeing the restoration unfold Dave
    1 point
  33. Great to have you onboard Craig Love the fact you found this car purely by chance - I’m looking forward to following your progress
    1 point
  34. Welcome to TLF, nice find! That'll keep you busy for a while but has plenty of potential! Have fun
    1 point
  35. i can see the videos are all there, but either way i solved the problem with the test on video 2. https://www.supermotors.net/getfile/1163359/fullsize/vdo-gauge.jpg this is how I hooked it up, went for a calibration drive of 1 mile, the speedo CAL went from 6170 pulses to 36,310 using the sign wave. After the 1st try I was within 1 mph and i'm good with that. I tapped into the wires at the ABS unit, after that I have no ABS trouble lights coming on!
    1 point
  36. I had some dampers measured on a dynamometer earlier this year with a view to getting them re-valved for my Elite. It's only a small company but they rebuild all sorts of dampers and I was impressed with the set-up/people there. It's business name is Leda Dampers/Harvey Baily Engineering near Lincoln. Google Leda.com Pete
    1 point
  37. Not sure if this should be in general forum, or if its sort of Lotus related. Just come across this, a B17 heading to RAF Hethel https://www.flightartworks.com/-/portfolio/aviation/wwii-bombers/-/medias/a3d72863-7f12-442c-a135-ac3495b9a3de-b-17-crash-landing
    1 point
  38. Of course these listeners who are particularly sensitive to derogatory remarks and sexuality all have devices with no off button. If you don’t like it don’t listen, turn it off or switch channels. TBF it won’t affect me since I wouldn’t waste my time listening to Radio 1 but, whilst they are in the mood of not wanting to offend anyone, maybe they’ll get rid of that waste of space who is Jeremy Vine from Radio 2 since I find him offensive. Hence why once midday comes around I either change channels or turn him off.
    1 point
  39. Sounds a bit dodgy Lee, no wipers no back lights and a new M.O.T. If it runs and drives it's a shame to break it but you could double your money. Alternatively you could spend 30k and do it up, that way you'll end up with a beautiful ornament and no money at all ever again
    1 point
  40. Yes - if you don’t want it - pass on his details to me and I’ll have it
    1 point
  41. @Jack - I guess old age and treachery has out done youth and exuberance!!!
    1 point
  42. @EldonZ....I'm faster than you....here's my car in its natural habitat You are slow...
    1 point
  43. A picture from the place she deserve to be..... The circuit!!!
    1 point
  44. What an excellent and intriguing thread. My professional life includes Collision Repair management for an OEM and the lovely work you’re doing here (like sleeving between sections) reminds me of all the ways tasks are supposed by done, but aren’t. Thanks so much for sharing this with us (and to jslocum for pointing me towards it).
    1 point
  45. I thought I would update this topic now that I have had the Ferrari for a couple of months, its a very interesting comparison with the Evora. Obviously the Ferrari si nearly 20 years old whilst my last Evora was only 6 years old so that will affect some things especially the tech side of the car, but the cars are similar in many ways, let me try to set it out. Looks: The Ferrari is obviously dated in this department, but in my opinion its starting to become a classic and is less fussy than the later cars. The Evora much more modern. I always thought the Evora looked a bit high
    1 point
  46. Regarding tyres I have used PS4, SS and currently using PS4S on my NA Evora with 18/19 wheel combo. If you are looking for good sporty ride just for the road and not too bothered about absolute ultimate grip then the PS4 are a very good tyre you will not be disappointed. If you want to do a few track days and or drive the car hard. Then I found the SS coped with the higher temps a track day generates better than the PS4 and its grip and performance stayed more consistent and you do longer stints before the tyre got too hot. The SS was slightly poorer on the roads in wet and cold co
    1 point
  47. Must have gone to a Porsche dealer by mistake!
    1 point
  48. I would have to agree with Peters view of Eltech. I’m now 3 months into trying to get a wing off them, and many promises over the last 3 weeks it’s been shipped (original date was the 24th Sept) I even had to look up prices for shipping myself and offered to arrange the shipping all they had to do was give it to the pickup driver. In the end a week ago I convinced them to send it, and they booked with UPS. The label was printed on Monday and the parcel was apparently picked up. Although UPS have no record of it and are now saying it must be lost. Even when it eventually gets here and the
    0 points

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