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  1. 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 :) 

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  2. 26 minutes ago, Lotusfab said:

    That looks great. Whats the cleaning process?

    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.

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  3. Well I came close to bailing out as discovered the chassis is really thin on the front, after some wire brushing the true extent of the corrosion became apparent…

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    I know people repair these but for me the whole thing is thin and not something I think would survive a blasting very well let alone a collision 😬

    I really didn’t want to get into another full body off restoration but have decided if I can secure a replacement chassis at sensible money then that’s what the cars going to get.

    Anyone got a chassis they want to part with 😉

  4. David is right this is the time to do it as you do need fibreglass modifications to fit the S1 light plinths, to do after without dry lines would be a full rear end paint.

    You could buy just the plinths to get the glass work done and while building the car await some X19 light to come up. I have bought several for around £50 over the years.

    All three panels with postage is £267, you can make the retaining straps easily and happy to give you templates/sizes?

    Worth thinking about Jon?

    Dave :) 

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  5. On 03/05/2022 at 13:09, AMP said:

    Hi all,

    I've just purchased an LE Evora - I believe the original registration was HF59 AFO but is now on S18 PJJ. First registered 16th October 2009. White with paprika interior.

    Alex

    All added thank you 😉

  6. Cool sounds like you are all over it.

    Normally the radius arms end up with 3-4 washers to get you in the ball park for the alignment.

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    Don’t forget you need the gearbox plate and the channel on thebS2 to mount the silencer 👍🏻
    Dave will pick up any shortfalls when he gets the chassis as he’s an esprit expert.

    Dave :) 

     

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  7. That thing is a work of art!
    Are you going to wrap it? You’ll definitely want a heat shield over that chassis bar as the paint will get cooked. Your chassis is in amazing condition as well.
    Will the chassis brace bar still fit on this side with that exhaust?

    Have you got any washers fitted between the radius arm and the mount?

    This things going to fly, I see you have a crank sensor ring on the pulley so going injection with ECU route… 😎

    Dave :) 

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