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  1. As I also discovered on mine as well. So, I decided to do it myself, and all angles and setup are now spot on. Took a whole day, but well worth the effort, as we are talking supercar with super performance. A required safety in handling. Kind regards, Jacques
  2. Hence why I don't really like the Evora with it's strange roofline and more bulging more compact looks, not taking into account the power and steering capabilities,, which are fine. Thanks for posting. Kind regards, Jacques
  3. I like the pictures, but looking at this one in particular, I am surprised how much taller the Evora is looking, more so as it's behind the Esprit. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards, Jacques
  4. Hi all, I am normally an Esprit guy, but this time around, I am asking on behalf of a friend who recently bought a Series 1 Elise (Rover K engine), as He is having a series of problematic issues, and trying to repair, overcome these. 1/ So, first of all, he's got the impression, that the generator, or alternator, is not working correctly. Normally, on my cars, I would start off by having the engine off, ignition off, and then measure the Voltage between + and - on the battery. Next, I would repeat that, but with the engine running, to get a picture of the performance of the generator. There are of course, wires and earth wires in between, but still there should be a measurable difference between the two readings. He is right now using a normal closed type H2SO4 acid battery. So, what is the the expected normal voltage to see on these cars? and how many Volts are to be expected when running? 2/ Secondly, are there any known issues of the generator/alternator on these cars melting down for example the voltage regulator, such as can happen on the Esprit cars? The black goo on the diodebridge melts and drips into the alternator, preventing the spinning copper parts to be read and send voltage to the regulator's diode bridge. 3/ Does anyone know if there's a compressor kit that can be installed on to this Rover K engine? No turbo thanks. Only compressors, such as for example a twin scroll or others. He would like the car to have more omps at low revs, not needing the engine to be spun up to 5000 rpm to deliver. The car is currently running some emerald box, seperate injector houses etc. Apprx. 185 hp. He did not tune the car, but bought it in this state from a previous owner who had driven the car, but never done anything to the car. 4/ The exhaust manifold is flapping pretty loud when cold, slowly becoming a bit more subdues when warm. Have to be corrected. Any know issues on this? And any good advice before risking breaking the studs? (method of releasing them). All advice are much appreciated. Kind regards, jacques
  5. They are original seats and runners. As far as I understood, the copies are pretty good, possibly apart from the runners, which is maybe not totally correct. But hat can be remedied. They are okay tight for the hips, so if one is a little bigger around the hips, they may not suit. Apart from that, they are actually quite comfortable, well, not in the ordinary sense, but it's no problem for me to drive far. I wouldn't mind driving across Europe in them, which I intend to do, once my parking brakes are in place and the bans because of the virussituation are lifted enough to be possible to actually do the trip. They really keep you seated and support well. Highly recommended. I always advocate for them, because I find them to be far better than many other sportscars seating. Kind regards, Jacques.
  6. Now, it's double of that where I live. Kind regards, Jacques
  7. Thanks, I am working on it. Meanwhile, I am also working on something a bit more interesting for the car. But there's a HUGE line of people waiting to have this company do something to their car og speedboat or whatever. More later. Kind regards, Jacques
  8. So, having these parts in hand, the steering wheels themselves, are interchangable, but the horn button and it's subassembly, are not. So there, a little bit of creativity is needed. Now working on that. Kind regards, Jacques
  9. HI all, I am looking into possibly installing a later type non airbag Nardi steering wheel and it's adaptor on to my 1990 Esprit Turbo SE. So, apart from the horn function, would it fit my car? (thinking of steering column etc.). I think it's the same on S4, S4s and Sport300? The one I am looking at, is similar looking to a sport300 except for the covering which is not alcantara, but normal leather. The center pad is similar. Kind regards, Jacques
  10. Interesting read. I'm advocating for that - a bit faster spooling turbo that won't run out of breath on the top. Meanwhile, I did install a rebuilt Sp300 turbo and despite being bigger that the stock SE item from 1990 model, it spools faster and does not run out of breath (with an added pump and fpr plus the right Sp300 ecu. Then I read all sorts of things with the modern scroll ceramic ball bearing turbos. Now, I want to point out that I have no personal experience with them, so it's just readings, of which one should be a little cautious. Anyway, the modern turbos are so fast, allegedly, that the GM ecu item cannot work with that speed. Hence a new ecu setup. I know there are many contributing factors, but that was the sum of some of the readings I found. Was that some of the same findings you did Erik? Kind regards, Jacques
  11. Tom, I can promise you, that they are very comfortable indeed, and does exactly avoid giving me backpain etc. Remember the Recaro C8 in the porsche 911 gt3rs? Equally comfortable. Kind regards, Jacques
  12. Varta and Bosch silver would be my suggestions. 7 -10 years of light use. Never had a glitch. And my c-tek did not destroy them. Kind regards, Jacques
  13. Sitting in the Evora, coming from your Esprit, will probably make you feel like you're in a lorry. And once you are done playing with the infotainment, the race mode button and tired of choosing little carbon parts for it, chequered floormats with 8 toned stitching, because it looks silly, even getting to the (sad) point where you will miss other people saying: "Hey, nice ferrari", you will want another car. Then you go look at the marketplaces, attend even more cars and coffee's, buy the odd mag, spending nights on searching on the web looking for a suitable replacement for the Evora, and after say ½ a year where you wife haven't had the chance to see you unless it's one of those aforementioned places, you get the ultimate idea! An Esprit.
  14. Likewise. Those audi had up to 350hp against those other cars. And look what an impact 4wd had on all those other cars. They never stood a chance. And note how one of the other cars knocked over the Esprit. What a terrible idea. Anyway, someone else must have been on to the same idea, as I've got an Airfix model of another rallycross Esprit. Another bad idea Kind regards, Jacques
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