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The Real Stig

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  • Birthday 23/06/1963

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    Stig Rahbek
  • Car
    Lotus Turbo Esprit, Lotus Elise S1, Lotus Elite
  • Modifications
    Watercooled turbo
  • Location
    Hornbaek, Denmark

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  1. The key for the fuel caps lock has gone missing (lock open;-)). Which type of lock is used - where to source?
  2. Solved - I hope. I bought this one: The car is wet inside - but in a drying monitoring state. Power disconnected.
  3. My Lukas pull/turn switch perished in flames. Where can I source a "new" one?
  4. Take a look on the Maserati Barchetta chassis:
  5. Carnival red is RED Calypso is orange/red like Gold Leaf cars
  6. I have one from a UK 1985 Esprit. I upgraded to the later water cooled version with integrated wastegate. It was running when taking off.
  7. The Elise is quite easy and cheap to maintain. If the engine didn't have a HGF, it probably won't have one later. Gearboxes are rock solid. Suspension bushes squeek, when worn. You can change them over a weekend. Look out for rust in the very few steel items and signs of repairs. Wheel bearing is a wear part. Brakes last very long due the low weight. The suspension GEO is very important on a car like the Elise. Make sure it's correct. Look at tire wear. Well maintained, the Elise will last forever.
  8. I bought a pair of these:
  9. I am not saying, that buying a stove makes you a good cook. However, I bought two identical scales (max. 250 kg) on eBay and used that for corner-weighing. You have to "calibrate" the scales. Eg. stand on the scales and register the readings. Any deviations have to be compensated for on the later readings. 1. Corner-weighing must be done with anti-rool-bar deattached. 2. Car on scales have to be horizontal. 3. Scales must be "calibrated" What you can affect is the cross-diagonal weight balance - nothing else. It's like a table with 4 legs. If one leg is too long, the
  10. I have recently changed the rear calipers on my 2009 Lancia Delta = AR Giulia. The calipers look identical to the VW-ones mentioned here. I guess they are very widely used in modern cars. I would also guess, they come in different piston sizes. Seek and ye shall find.
  11. Here is one for sale also - including a Lotus Esprit Commemorative Edition LHD:
  12. Tx a lot. This means, that the mechanical connection is disconnected, when the lid is open? This is a "funny" design. Since they changed it on to the S2-design, I conclude the original S1-design was even more "funny". I actually think the 924-design will work even better, as the gear motor can be placed close to the hinges-line in the side C-post.
  13. I looked into the 928 solution. This has a prallel arm system intended for a large window. However the 924 solulution seems to fit. It is a remote gearmotor system powered by wire. Like this: Can anyone take a picture of the S2 (upper window) installation?
  14. Would this item be similar to the original installation?
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