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JayTwo

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About JayTwo

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  • Birthday 07/06/1983

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  • Name
    Jason H
  • Car
    1988 Esprit Turbo
  • Modifications
    The odd S4/V8 bit, noisy bits, oil stains
  • Location
    Blaenau Gwent

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  1. I haven't measured my garage door frame but I suspect it's the same - the 1989+ Citroen mirrors are awfully tight. That said, I've found it easy to live with as long as you've space outside to line the car up before entering the garage - visibility down the sides of the car is good if you're going straight, you can see the rear arches easily. The bigger deal is escaping the car once you're inside... hopefully your garage is a lot wider than 82 inches and doesn't have pillars near where you'd get in and out, I've been in garages where you can't!
  2. I think that's where we were, I'm still learning my way around here! Gorgeous machine, very purposeful and clean. Cool plate too. Made me ache for getting my Esprit back on its rear wheels - it's only been three weeks but I was missing it hard after seeing you in perfect driving conditions!
  3. Good point @sailorbob - on reflection this was a tip I'd picked up on the ARB thread, and wasn't unanimous there either. I'll revise what I'm doing for the lowers, thank you, and re-inspect these. Got the nightmare of extracting the lower studs from the hub carriers to deal with first, no hammers no hammers
  4. I don't know if this will make someone shudder (tell me if I'm being a plonker) or whether I've stumbled across something useful for a change... but I've put in a couple of polybushes tonight using a 35mm-28mm copper reducer, just a few quid from the eBay plumbing dept. Dremelled at the midpoint, those are internal diameters on a reducer but 28mm is still smaller than needed. No damage to the tool or bushes so far, and didn't feel like I was using too much force through the ratchet, with a bit of washing-up liquid for good measure.
  5. Good morning Jay, thank you! Yes, you're not far away, I look forward to crossing paths. I think WhatsApp groups are invitation-only, I've not found a way to search for them? I'll keep an eye out for any mention though. I've a fairly high-miler X180 Carb Turbo in the garage that's been with me nearly ten years now. It does have some S4 parts on it but no doubt Ken will spot plenty that aren't! Haven't joined LDC yet but I met Rob (Sport 350, Cardiff maybe?) a few years back at Castle Combe and someone else from the club let me join their stand so I know they're a friendly bunch. I've
  6. This week I've moved to the Ebbw Vale area, so consider me an addition to this group if you'll tolerate my wrong-side-of-the-border accent! I know there are others in the area, I was admiring a beautiful little white Elan at the Llangynidr show only last summer but didn't find the owner. Hopefully there'll be time left this summer for motoring meets and adventures, looking forward to meeting some new faces and cherished wheels.
  7. I think you're referring to the reverse inhibitor - it *should* hit a curved aluminium plate to prevent you selecting reverse without lifting the ring underneath the gear knob. It wears away to nothing though, and the plate wears too. In my experience you can loosen and adjust the position of the plate to get more life out of it, but the plastic (nylon?) knuckle won't be serviceable. SJ Sportcars sent me a replacement for mine a few years back, they're not expensive.
  8. Using real car designs in video games requires licencing deals, and car manufacturers have a history of reluctance. It's a shame - for me the polished Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge and Jaguar XJ220 games of the early nineties really captured my imagination at a young age. Apparently the onset of simulated damage (and with Grand Theft Auto, crime) in games really upset a lot of manufacturers. Grand Theft Auto continues to use only made-up, fantasy car designs even today. They often combine elements from real designs to look realistic, but are never real-world models or brands, so it
  9. JayTwo

    SpaceX

    I watched something 22.12 - 22.14 low under the moon, West to East in the Bristol skies looking SW. Unmissable, very bright and fast - but as far as I've read, that means it was the ISS rather than the Dragon... I clearly have no idea what I'm doing! Beautiful clear night for whatever it was.
  10. I was out locally in the Esprit for the first proper time in months today, and what do you know, another Lotus spotted? Thank you for the wave! Your Elise looked gorgeous in white, perfect in this sunshine.
  11. Thankfully a section of the deck was easily removable to get at it - I contemplated a strip down but as it was finished by then that wasn't looking fun! Esprit jigsaw... I'm be up for sourcing one of those as my next lockdown pastime, but I think I owe my better half a jigsaw of cupcakes or penguins first
  12. Six evenings of assembly and I finally got it together at the weekend. Had a little trouble with the rear wing, but just turned out to be a control arm I'd fitted the wrong side of its stop. About as much room for access to fix it as in my Esprit for real! Amazing detail, especially given you can see so little of it once it's together. Got it packed up today - the manual shows what goes in which bags and boxes, and the layout of the boxes in the case so the next person can have the same experience. Many thanks @Dan E (and @Sparky for a decent stab at orderly disassembly) - it's ma
  13. This safely reached me today, cheers @Sparky @Dan E it's a weighty box!! I expect I'll need a week or two rather than matching Sparky's intense approach, but @delands if you want to PM me your address I'll let you know when I'm ready to send it your way. Keeps me from mucking up the Esprit for a bit!
  14. @Sparky that's odd, I sent you a PM last week, thought it strange not to hear back and I can't see anything in my messages! I'll try again, you should hear from me within a few mins... (Edit: Done, and actually showing in my PMs this time. I must have messed it up before, sorry!)
  15. What a result, I love the details like the proper little dash in there! Thank you - I'll PM him shortly. And of course, I'll courier it forwards, or even deliver it myself in the Esprit if the next address is vaguely nearby and the world's a safer place in time!
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