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  1. Christian, not sure where you live, but if you are in the UK I have two Continental Eco Sport 225/60x15 rears and two 195/60 front tyres, they are brand new and have not been fitted. I am not going down the fifteen inch route now, sticking to fourteens. Pm me if you are interested. Chris.
  2. Thanks for that Pete, there seems to be no problem of the steering arms touching the arb there. It looks like I'll have to bite the bullet and buy a new arb from SJ's, there doesn't seem to be any used ones about at the moment.
  3. I'm in Wrexham, North Wales. Demon Tweeks set it up for me about twelve years ago, it was better but they put seven washers on each side of the rear radius arms to get the right alignment. I would prefer someone who is used to working on a Lotus and knows how they are supposed to be set up. Nearly every suspension part has been replaced so far and I need it to be right.
  4. I'm no suspension expert, but if the rack height can be adjusted what is it's correct position? When I get my car back together, I need to find someone who can set it up properly and then mark the rack position for future reference. Can anyone recomend a good suspension expert?
  5. The car was obviously designed to be like that, but when you jack the car up the coil spring pushes the suspension down and the rack arms touch the arb. I can't say for certain, but this may be the cause of my outer rack bush breaking up. I now try to set the rack height with the suspension on full droop and the arms just clearing the arb and then get it tracked in that position, I don't know if the rack is at the correct height, but the arms don't touch the arb on full droop. If the later arb is fitted you can have the rack arms level and have no clearance issues.
  6. Paul I have also posted this in the Giugaro Esprit Tech Forum. I have tried PNM, no luck, but not Lotusbits yet. The arb I would like is the one you showed from SJ, but it is £234.00, so I am trying to get a used one first. Chris.
  7. Steve/Pete, here is a picture of my anti roll bar. The steering rack arms on my car are very close the anti roll bar, the rack can be raised to clear it ( the mountings are adjustable ) but I am unsure of where the best position for the rack should be. With the steering arms level it is very close to the arb. The arb SJ sell has a kink or formed end as they say on their website which gives more clearance. I was hoping to get a used one, SJ want £234.00 for a new one. My set up works but I'm not keen on having the steering arms so close to the arb. Chris.
  8. My early S2 has the S1 flat type anti roll bar fitted, has anyone got an S2 kinked type bar they would like to sell or know where I could get one from? Thanks, Chris.
  9. My early S2 has the flat type S1 anti roll bar fitted, has anyone got an S2 kinked type bar they would like to sell or know where I could get one from? Thank, Chris.
  10. Thanks for the reply Giorgio, looking from inside the car I need the left hand motor.
  11. I have just placed an ad in the Wanted section for a heater fan motor for my Esprit S2. If anyone has one they might want to sell, or know where I could get one from could you please contact me. It was a lot of work to get the motor out and I don't want to put it back unless I can have both working. Thanks, Chris.
  12. Has anyone got a fan motor they would to sell or know where I could get one from? I have one fan working but the other is dead and I don't want to put the heater back unless both are working unless I have to. Thanks, Chris.
  13. I have an S2 Esprit and I am waiting to fit some 15 inch rims from Image Wheels, I have bought the tyres which are Continental Eco Sport, 225/60x15 rears and 195/60x15 fronts and are a matching pair. I obviously have not fitted them yet until I get the wheels but they look ok and are a pretty good make. Looks wise the only gripe I have is that the fronts have only three grooves, the rears are ok and have four. The only other matching tyres I could find in the same size were the Falkens, the Continentals were dearer by approx £80.
  14. Hi Matt, If you are making another batch and are considering selling a set I will definitely be interested. Chris.
  15. Hello Matt, I know this is old topic, but are you still making the door pins and bushes? I am starting to restore my S2 Esprit again and the hinge bushes seem to be on the way out. Chris.
  16. Earlier tonight I posted in the Engine/Gearbox section for help in finding out which model of Excel this engine has come from. Does anyone know what these digits represent? They are OZ 912 88 05 24936. I would be very grateful if someone could help me with any information. Thanks Chris
  17. Hello again, I have just got the the engine number from the seller and would be very grateful if someone could help me to find out what the numbers represent. The digits I have been give are oz 912 88 05 24936. From the internet I have found that z is a USA engine with PAS, 912 is 2.2, 88 is 1988, 05 is May and the rest are serial or engine numbers. I cant seem to find out what the 0 or o represents. Can anyone help? Thanks Chris
  18. Thanks for the information John. When you broke the car was it an Excel SE shell? Would you mind if I rang you to get some more info as I have'nt paid for the engine yet and I don't want to get the wrong one. If this is ok please PM me. Thanks Chris
  19. Hello all, I have just bought an SE engine off Ebay to fit into my Esprit along with the gearbox and propshaft. I obviously don't need the box and propshaft and would like to sell them but have no clue to their value or if they would be of any interest to any one here. I have no idea of their condition but they were removed from a car with 58,000 on the clock. I am prepared to let them go cheaply but they would need to be picked up from Wrexham or if someone wants them I can get the person I bought them off to send direct to you ( all the parts I bought are still in Scotland at the moment, currently on a pallet for delivery ). Thanks Chris
  20. Thanks for that Andy. I'v seen a few covers on Excels painted all red ( 160BHP? ) but seem to be the saddle type. Do you know if the flat type were used only on the 180bhp Excels and HC n/a Esprits ( just the top surface painted red )? Thanks Chris
  21. Can the cam covers from an Excel SE be fitted to an S2 engine? ( having trouble sealing mine ). Are the low compression cam covers the same as SE covers? Thanks Chris
  22. Hello all The anti freeze in my S2 has not been changed for a couple of years now and I could do with changing it. In this hot weather the car is getting slightly hot so a minor overhaul of the cooling system with new anti freeze, thermostat and perhaps some Redline Water Wetter seems a good idea. Can someone tell me which anti freeze I should be using and has anyone used Water Wetter with good results? Thanks Chris
  23. Thanks for that Pete, I need to get them pretty soon! I'm taking the car to Cholmondeley Castle car show next Sunday, its a good show if anybody is thinking of going, Chris
  24. Hello Pete, thanks for that. I have just been on a Land Rover specialist site and the u/j's they are selling seem to be 75x27, do you know if this is the correct size for an Esprit? Thanks Chris
  25. Hello all My S2 needs new drive shaft u/j's, before I start ringing around is there one make of u/j better than the rest and what are your opinions of the u/j on your cars? Regards Cris
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