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  • Birthday 21/10/1974

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  • Name
    Richard Knaggs
  • Car
    Lotus Esprit S3 2.2 HC
  • Location
    Tintinhull, Somerset

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  1. Thanks, shame we never got to meet up and compare Lotus' I'll still be keeping track of yours, all the best.
  2. Car for sale. Reluctantly I must admit defeat, I do not have the time required for this project. Please let me know if you are interested in this car. I will not sell to a breaker.
  3. I think that sounds like a good idea. It does kind of spoil the sprit of the competition if tactical nominations are employed, especially near the end of the season.
  4. Well done on a very well run competition last year, I'm in again this year. Only just thought about it, seeing as the season is just about to start. I haven't been visiting the site that frequently lately due to next to no progress being made on my esprit project. Still intend to stick with my man Hamilton again!
  5. Thanks for the advice, I know exactly what you mean. I see you are only down the road, please let me know if you need to look at something or require a picture, my car is still pretty much intact, i am being very cautious about what I take apart. At the moment I have a complete car, I don't want to have a pile of bits next year!
  6. I have been looking at various parts washers in order to progress my Esprit restoration. Can anybody recommend one, or is there anything in particular I should be looking for, or are they all simply a bowl, reservoir, pump and nozzle?
  7. I saw this ad as well,I am glad I am not the only one that thinks that is a disgusting price. Hopefully mine will be ok after a bit of TLC. Good luck with your knob slewthy! Be good to see your finished article.
  8. Buddsy, those calipers look pretty much in the same state as mine. Think I'l see what you do with yours and just copy! Slewthy, Looks good, what paint did you use. I am currently in negotiation with a local powder coating company, not sure whether it would be suitable for calipers though?
  9. Thank you, missed the SJ kit, and I looked on that website today. I'll take the calipers apart and have a look at them before I decide what to do.
  10. Hello, I am currently disassembling the front suspension with the intention of getting it all cleaned up, while I save my pennies for work on the engine. (Yes i have realised that to replace the bushes etc. will be expensive also) Anyway loking at the front calipers it seems that it is probably cheaper to get reconditioned ones than to do the job myself. I have found a company called brake parts superstore, This link refers to the front caliper to a Lotus Excel, looks very similiar to the calipers on my car. The service manual doesn't seem to give a model number or anything. Does anybody know if these are indeed the correct calipers? If they are, and there isn't anywhere else that does refurb kits cheaper than it makes sense to get reconditioned calipers rather than do them myself,which is a bit of a shame.
  11. At last my faith in Hamilton has come good! He's just got to get through the race without hitting anybody! :-)
  12. thanks for your replies, all the car side electrics seem to be working fine, so I am going to waste no more time on my Lucas starter and get a geared hi-torque variant as suggested in a number of posts I have read. I have found a unit sold by Auto electrical supplies that works out significantly cheaper than some of the ones people have bought on this site from SJ Sportscars and PNM, it comes to £163.80 including delivery and VAT I think. Nothing against SJ and PNM I am sure they will see plenty of my business in the future, and have been helpful with any enquiries I have had so far. I realise cheaper is not always better, but unless anyone has had a bad experience I think I will buy this one and hear my engine at last. i can't believe I have had it over a year now!
  13. Thanks, thats what I have been told. I have already had a valuation of £800.
  14. Hello, Some of you may know I am attempting a restoration of an S3, when i purchased the car it came witha personalised plate; ROG 413R. I wouldlike to sell this for two reasons, firstly I am not keen on personalised plates, and secondly my name is not Roger, and my Esprit isn't a turbo. Anyway has anybody gone through the process of selling one of these? I would also like to know whether there is a requirement to have the car MOT'ed and taxed prior to selling? I am under the impression this is so that the original plate can be re-issued? Thanks in advance for any advice, experience. Obviously all proceeds will go towards the project with no guilt attached.
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