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  1. pete, Can you inform me what backbox (or rear silencer) you bought and are using ? I see that SJ sportscars have 2 different types : SJ079S0004 : REAR SILENCER ESPRIT Series 2 and 3 or SJ079S0013 :SPORTS SILENCER, STAINLESS STEEL (series 2 and 3)
  2. I have NANKANG Ultra Sport NS-2 205/60R14 in front. They are dressed up as Good Years ๐Ÿ˜ They are rated H which means 210km/h (130mph) and to be honnest, I am not planning on riding that fast in my 40 year old Lotus esprit S2.2. I am not saying they are fantastic or so, but I do have a spirited way of driving the lotus and tend to corner it fast and they never surprised me. They have an excellent road holding in the dry. I never really tested them in the wet. I combined them with NANKANG Toursport NS 215/65R14 in the back, also rated H (210km/h) and dressed up as GOOD YEAR.
  3. Hello Andrae and glad you decided to post here after 5 years. I look forward to your esprit build. I also watched some video's of the hillclimbs with the Talbot lotus sunbeam and they are spectacular. You got 285 BHP at over 9000 rpm out of a 2l 907 engine and keepin it in one piece ? I guess you know your things around the 907/912 engines. I really like to see more about that. Greets Geert
  4. Giorgio, You have done a good job and you are right, that the system should be fine adjusted in the first place. On the other hand. Lotus should have used relais to open and close the windows. Let me explain: Of course you will measure 12V at the windows. But the fact is that as soon you start drawing current, there will be a voltage drop that you can measure at the windowmotor and that voltage drop depends on the loss ( impedance ) in the circuit. The current has to travel through to long and small wiring and the biggest impedance comes from the contacts of the lucas switc
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    Archive (2020)

    Yep, The interior shots of the "accident" car of a Delorian
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    Archive (2020)

    And again a Giugiaro Lotus Esprit is featured in a new movie. It started its career in the famous bond movie, the last time I saw one was starring next to Scarlet Johansson in 2017 Ghost in the Shell , a futuristic Manga movie and today I watched a 2020 Sci Fi movie about AI called " Archive". It has a minor rol but still strange they keep popping up in Sci Fi even at an age of over 40 year now. The car used must be a Esprit S2 ( it has 4 bolt Speedlines and ears) but it has a full Turbo body kit. 1000 ร— 662
  7. You could strip the veneer off, clean it nicely and then hydro dip it walnut. Finish of with a clearcoat and it will be as new. Or carbonfiber or snakeskinn ๐Ÿ˜..... endless possibilities. Google the proces if you don't know it. I don't think it is that expensive and if you are the DIY type you could try it yourself in your bathtub....I would. I never tried it yet
  8. Andy, I guess you are right. Anyway, SJ sportscars has them in their online catalogue.
  9. The one you will need is SKF BA2B 417308. Good luck finding one. I once saw one available on ebay and bought it , but I keep it as a spare, because I am sure I may have to replace one in the coming years may be here???
  10. You are right. Mine was intact.... I don't know.... tbh, In that case I would replace it, but I remember this has become a difficult to find bearing and expensive. that collar is there on both inner race halves, so that the black clip hold them toghether
  11. but you have to remove the halve innerrace of your axle of course. Did that with a puller.
  12. I remember , I just left the outer part of the bearing inside the hub, never tried to remove it. I cleaned and greased it and put it all back toghether inside the hub. Did it on both sides I wrote this about it : Have you looked closely how these double row bearings are made? It is a double row angular contact ball bearing The outer ring is one cilinder piece. The inner ring is a two piece split innerring, hold together in the center with a thin U shaped metal piece that fits in a small groove in each of the two inner ring parts. To make the bearing, they have pu
  13. Hallo Whiskybob, The same happened to me in 2017. I pulled the axe out and the inner part of the bearing stayed inside, the outer part came out. We had a nice discussion on the forum about the fact if that bearing could be reused. Some were certain this was unthinkable, Some ( I ) thought it would be no problem. I cleaned and inspected the bearing and regreased and put everything back toghether and uptil now all has been fine. Here is the link to that discussion. May be interesting for you: Please go directly to the post of 2 january 2017 and the following posts . The first earl
  14. Not that I noticed, but as you can see it is plenty fast. tbh. I think your 3 seconds is fine, no need to actually do the mod, but on the other hand, the mod does give your switches a longer life. It is just the way lotus should have done it in the first place. It is in another thred, but since it is relevant here, I post some pictures explaining how I did it:
  15. Hi , Good work there. Still it can be better๐Ÿ˜ I beat you with 1 second in the go up.... Yours is around 3 sec, I got it to 2 sec Seriously, I had the same problem some years ago and I did the relais mod, meaning I inserted 2 relais in the door so the current does not need to flow through the lucas switches ( they are really bad). The difference was shocking. The window flies up with a lot of power. You can even hear it when it seats in its upper position.
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