free hit
counters
Esprit Aviation - The Lotus Forums Jump to content

Esprit Aviation

Basic Account
  • Content Count

    605
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2 Neutral

About Esprit Aviation

  • Rank
    LOTUS
  • Birthday 19/05/1962

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.rustdepot.com

More Info

  • Name
    Lee Johnson
  • Car
    85 Esprit Turbo and 89 Esprit Turbo
  • Location
    Upstate New York

Recent Profile Visitors

4,001 profile views
  1. I need the distance between inner and outer front wheel bearing races in the stock Lotus / Toyota front hub. Does anyone have one off the car that you could measure for me? Any help is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Lee
  2. The 4x100 hub and stock renault bearing fits perfectly, so the rear solution will work. Now I need the distance between inner and outer front wheel bearing races in the stock Lotus / Toyota front hub. Does anyone have one off the car that you could measure for me? Any help is greatly appreciated. Cheers, Lee
  3. I found a 4x100, 23 spline hub with the boss that fits into the 40mm ID bearing that Andy mentioned: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Front-Wheel-Bearing-Renault-21-25-30-Fuego-Espace-I-II-7701462020-/321807391334 The goal is to have a plug-and-play hub in 4x100 to use the same size wheel. Can anyone verify the Lotus rear hub has 23 splines and is 40mm OD where it fits inside the bearing? I'm ready to buy these once I am certain. Thanks again, Lee
  4. Thanks guys. Excellent info! I will look down the Renault path! Cheers, Lee
  5. Hi Andy, Not to make one, but to see if a hub is out there in 5x114.3 where bearing size and /or spline dimensions are in the ballpark. I doubt Lotus built their own CV joint and the bearing is readily available. Thanks, Lee
  6. Thanks guys. I checked with one of the local machine shops and they are water jet cutting them. just a few years ago no one in the area had the capability. we are typically in an area which is a 'Black Hole' of fabrication. I will update when it comes together. Cheers! Lee
  7. Bump, Still looking for a manifold flange source and hopefully transitions to round pipe (1.5") Any help is greatly appreciated. Lee
  8. I'm looking for 1) used stock Rochester injector to get the car going. I will spec out and experiment with high impedance injectors soon. Thanks, Lee
  9. My '85 has been off the road for 5 years. Fortunately, I'm able to drive the '89 as a daily. I've had the '85 since 1993 and have done many mods in the past. It's time for the '85 to be out on the back roads again. I am trying to source SS exhaust manifold flanges to build a rather unorthodox exhaust manifold. Transitions would be a huge bonus. Please let me know if anyone has these. Keep in mind I'm in New York State... The '89 has received many mods which have proven beneficial; most are updated versions of tried and proven mods on the '85. The following will be addressed in order of difficulty: - Radical, equal length SS turbo manifold - Elimination of the plenum to ensure precisely equal air flow. May incorporate water to air intercooling. - Reversed coolant flow with electric water pump / controller. (the '89 has this) - Coil on plug (did this mod today on the '89) I appreciate any help on sourcing the flanges and transitions. It's good to be back... Lee
  10. Great, Thanks! I will compare the two. Has anyone ever done this mod? My ECU only has three connector sockets and it looks like the schematic shows 4, so I may be out of luck...
  11. I wasnt aware a sunbird turbo existed. Is that the later black SE ECU? Are the jumpers internal to the ECU?
  12. +1 My son and I started a custom bike shop www.espritmotorcycles.com instagram #espritmotorcycles We generally do Cafe-Sport style with BMW airheads and K bikes along with some Hondas and a Royal Enfield bobber. We sell custom rear sets / pegs, etc that we machine on an 1944 South Bend lathe
  13. On my '89 non-SE, do the injector 'jumpers' exist in order to allow high impedance injectors to be used? If so, where are they specifically located and how are they removed / bypassed? Thanks, Lee
  14. I haven't been on here in a long time. If a water pump needs replacing, an electric water pump can be installed and vacuum pump deleted in favor of an electric vacuum pump. Although this is a great deal of work, it has allowed me to change my cam belt in 1/2 to 1 hour. I've done it to both my '85 and '89 Esprit and my '87 Porsche 924s. All are reverse coolant flow and I have experimented with different cam belts and tensioners. There are many, many details to convey and I hope to find the time for a proper write up if there is any interest. Cheers, Lee
×
×
  • Create New...