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  1. Been busy on the S1, suspension now built up although I do have play in a wheel bearing which I suspect is the driveshaft as it push into the bearing with relative ease. I’ll investigate this over the winter when I’m doing the interior work as priority is getting it running and into my garage before the real inclement weather hits. New domestic stainless exhaust fitted to allow the valance to fit correctly. The carbs are now in and brakes bled along with the clutch, getting close now with just some commissioning of the electrics to do next. Carbs set up on my rig and now installed I still need to connect the throttle and choke, fit the coil and mark the flywheel TDC position then it’s just the usual of priming the oil, checking for spark then giving it a go. It’s not run for years so it will be nice to pump some life into the old girl. 🙂
  2. You’ll be leaving me with the kerbside motors mantle 🙂, you’ve done your bit for lotus kind so a well earned proper retirement is overdue mate 👍🏻 Time to chill and enjoy a few nice🍺🍷🥃 and terrorise the street of London in that yellow peril of yours!
  3. Here is the original federal S2 bracket The domestic S2 has a flat formed plate with a mounting channel bolted to it. ( I converted my car to Domestic spec where the silencer sits higher). Here is SJ’s Domestic plate and Chanel Here is SJ’s federal flat plate allowing the silencer to sit lower. I’ll check but think I binned the original mounting plate but still have a couple federal exhaust systems. Heres a photo from a federal S1 with the same bracket. Dave
  4. All updated, the investigation list is only a few cars now thanks to everyone’s support. Anyone who wants a clearer copy just PM me and I’ll send it across. 👍🏻 Dave
  5. Thanks for the advice chaps, I’ll lay the other box down to be sure although both boxes have been stripped, cleaned and only had assembly oil when stored that way for a short period. This cars box is quite happy now filled with oil 🙂
  6. Gearbox in with all gears easily achieved thanks to a complete new set of bushes right upto the lever and a new cross gate cable with mod kit. Still loads to do but slowly ticking things away from the list 🙂
  7. Engine back in from above as planned which was pretty easy even on a sloping drive, mind I did enlist the help of the boss to assist on the lift while I guided it down. Gearbox next then connect it all up. 🙂
  8. Time for an update as been busy on the Esprit although the basic refurb has turned into a nigh on restoration now with the budget blown 🙄🙂 The bodywork has taken a fair amount of work converting to domestic spec but come out well, colour flatting and buffing still to do along with a repaint of capping rails, Bootlid, roof and rear valance to action next. Engine is all done and carbs rebuilt ready for the accelerator pumps to be set up on my rig. The chassis is ready to receive after I finish renewing some wiring and all engine connectors which were looking tired. Gearbox is done ready to mate to the new clutch, lightened flywheel and new input bearing. The input shaft has been resleeved restoring to as new condition. All the suspension items are refurbed ready to install as well. Dave
  9. Saw this on another page which caught my eye as looking very smart indeed.
  10. Nice plate, I’ll update it now 👍🏻
  11. I’ll pop along to that I think, thanks Keith 👍🏻
  12. Nice, at £3k that wasn’t bad for a non age related bond plate. PPW306P went for £4910.
  13. I may have a few photos of the bits from when I did the JPS with A/C. My LHD S1 had it but since removed, hoses are still there and not checked under the front but believe the condenser and separator are gone also.
  14. I have that one Jonny but not sure with the second one unless I can get its registration number 👍🏻
  15. The fronts actually suit the car quite well 👍
  16. Good work Fabian, once again I’ll follow your lead on this as my White S1 has horrendous play in the wheel. I have noticed some spline wear in the steering wheel spline but initially was looking at the rack or track rod ends. I think I’ll do some checking on the UJ’s first now as reading a few threads they seem to be a weak link. Dave
  17. Currently we have 63 cars including development ones.
  18. Good find Mark, all added thanks Dave
  19. Yes one of each for the sliding bolts, I can’t remember which one was which though. The sleeve goes in the pivot lever the cable attaches too if yours is worn. I think the rubber is for if use the modified kit on an original cable from memory to slide over the thin rod. I do grease my gear mechanism when I build it up, the area is dry in the tunnel unless you flood the car so it doesn’t need plastering with grease. Dave
  20. Can’t comment on handling or parts use but will be interested in the thread as always fancied a Morgan one day. Keep us posted how you get on it with it? Dave
  21. The surrounds for the lights and number plate are available from SJ at £267 posted. I believe Jon has ordered these so just awaiting the lights to come up at a sensible price.👍
  22. Good work Fabian, keep us posted on how the oil performs as I will follow your lead if it’s good. I have used Mobil 1 on other cars with happy results so sounds like a winner. 👍🏻
  23. Days of scrubbing as it was pretty grubby. I used gunk then carb cleaner with brass wire brushes followed by more carb cleaner. This one was easy compared to the white cars one. Mind the bell housing did get a coat of silver enamel engine paint as casting doesn’t clean so well unless soda blasted.
  24. That’ll be the one, I jacked the car up before buying it and gave everything a quick wire brush but since sitting in my dry garage working on the rear end its literally exploded like a teenagers face 😁 In fairness the chassis bars at the back were pitted but not holed so been on my mind a while. I jacked the front up higher to run the new clutch hose in which is where the true condition showed after a good wire brush attack. A new chassis will be the way forward to match everything else which has been refurbished now. Brand new input shaft and perfect CWP should see this last as well now. Dave
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