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  1. 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, alle
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 aft
  5. 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
  6. Oooohhh! First drive this year. And on a sunny day too. Not shabby. Actually very nice feeling and it surely feels enormously fast after 6 months in the stable. Already got some positive comments. And after that I went for another drive in my Corrado G60 today, which btw. also feels pretty fast and fun, and surprise, that got some positive comments too. Hmm. which one to sell? I haven't found a suitable garage yet and it's getting really tight in the small one I have. Anyway, it was nice to let Little Red Riding Hood loose a bit. Now, I've caught some heavy cold and got to take care of th
  7. Arh, it's a bit annoying when I cannot edit the post after an hour or so, if I spot a spelling error. But never mind. Anyway, Little Red Riding Hood is still Little Red Riding Hood, and soon to be let loose on the back roads With license to overtake Kind regards, Jacques
  8. Okay, so as I've mentioned elsewhere, but rementioning here, for completeness sake, I couldn't start the car some time ago, so took out the right side fuel tank's pump and it's an uprated Bosch unit that delivers more fuel than the stock SE item. Suits the Sport300 trim I'm running. Looking for a replacement, I discovered to my horror, that it's sold out in most places. So, deciding for a Wallbro ditto, I then got scammed by the usual suspects from chine, pretending to be a legitimate Canadian (or american, I don't remember off the top of my head), company, but in reality showed to be a chines
  9. So, spent a couple of hours, ar fairly many, to tighten up a few points that I have collected parts for, and that I finally had a chance to do. First of all, when I bought the car some near 8 years ago, it had both rear side lifting point plates. Now, years later, one flew off while driving, and the other dangling in one pop rivet. So I drilled that remaining one out, cleaned up the mounting holes and placed the new ones on, and riveted them in. so far, so good: fresh lifting points if need be. Then on to changing one of the ½ mounting frames in black plastic on the inner passenger d
  10. For example: out of how many articles, do the so-called journalists claim, that the Stevens Esprit is made of glassfiber (only)? Kind regards, Jacques
  11. No, I was speaking about the other article with the mentioned cars. Cheers, Jacques
  12. I would do the radius arm bushings while at it, as they are probably old. Depending on weather, they get some splash and dash and just become old and squishy. And the nuts as many are locking type. Then you can do a full geo yourself and have some shims ready for the radius arm setup. While under there, you can also have a look and check for tightness on all hose connections The advice from others about installing adjustable upper rear arms seems sound to me. I did the same. Off to do some handbrake cables myself Kind regards, Jacques
  13. Same here. Never installed it, as it did not fit. Works perfectly without, and if it really came to that, one could argue that the installation is better without. Anyway, I have mine in the drawer as well, together with some of their experimentation of bracketry together with some other parts that did not fit and which also did not work. The manifold though, once corrected for it's imprecise welding, is superb. None of the high temperature K-nuts I installed ever left the building as Elvis would have it. Kind regards, Jacques
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