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  1. Was a poor turn out at Duxford today (apart from all the lovely Loti!) Maybe it was because of the fiasco last year getting in, that a lot of clubs decided against it? Was much smoother this year and not a single car at the gate when I got there about half 10. Weather was brilliant and a great turn out. Cheers for organising Martyn. Steve.
  2. Hi Martyn, I've been in touch with her and she is still coming but not displaying her Lotus. You can remove her two places from your list. Cheers, Steve.
  3. Daft question from me, are the headlamps sealed ie you can't just put a new bulb in? My LH headlamp has failed due to voltage regulator in alternator not regulating voltage very well, along with cooking the battery! Steve.
  4. I'm sure when you all get directed down to the allocated area they will squeeze everyone in. They won't be counting at the gate and if they do say you've got too many, then use the overflow car park. Normally lots of lovely cars in the individual area so not so bad.
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  6. Hi Alan, The guy who had the car before me had the upgrades done. GTO racing ltd were the company that supplied and fitted the upgrade components, but not sure if they are still in business? I'm sure Quaife will still do the kit though. Hope this helps, Steve.
  7. I got lucky guys and managed to attract it to my magnetic pick up tool. Poked it about a bit and hooked it! All back together now but had a moment of dread for a while! Cheers, Steve.
  8. When you hear the tinkle tinkle sound of the clutch actuation pin falling to the bottom of the bellhousing when refitting the clutch slave cylinder!
  9. Federal refers to spec of cars which were shipped to the US. federal cars have horrible little orange/red reflectors on the side of the bumpers, or fenders as our friends across the pond like to call them! And they have the steering wheel on the wrong side too! :-) Steve.
  10. Kevin, Did the garage replace only the plates, or the whole clutch assembly including the cage? I had exactly the same issues as you describe. I had to turn the car off to get any gear in the end! Gets a bit embarrassing trying to crunch your way into gear at traffic lights. I found myself having to change down in plenty of time before I came to a stop, then sit there on the clutch until the lights changed! I'd had this problem for a while before I skimmed the flywheel and fitted new clutch plates. This didn't make much difference so went for a whole clutch assembly from Helix. Never had a problem since. I think the whole thing got too hot at some point and then deformed the cage slightly so that the plates wouldn't run true. Looking at old receipts, the previous owner had the gearbox out several times whilst his garage tried to solve it. Speak to your garage first to see what they replaced, then bite the bullet and buy the whole assembly if they didn't change it. Steve.
  11. Cheers for organising this Paul! Me and my lad had a great time thanks! Some great pictures there too! Looking forward to next year already ;-) Steve & Jamie.
  12. I'm sure we'll still be able to hear them outside if we can't all fit in!
  13. Can you make that 2 please Paul! I'm bringing my eldest son with me lol ;-) Steve.
  14. Spotted heading Hales way about 21:00 last night.
  15. I got my Futuras done a few years ago at Voodoo Motorsport. They were fairly reasonable but can't remember exactly what I paid. They did a fantastic job on them though. There are some pictures of my car with the refurbed wheels in the gallery on their website. Cheers, Steve.
  16. Spotted you again yesterday (by a mate of mine!) just going onto the A12 at Great Yarmouth. I'd literally left work a couple of minutes before he spotted you, so nearly had an Esprit convoy back to Lowestoft!
  17. I live in Mutford Simon so probably even closer to you! I haven't seen another Esprit on the road for ages now. Always a nice sight to see one! You are welcome to pop round whenever you like for a cuppa and a look round each others cars! Steve.
  18. Hi Simon! I just caught the back end of you but saw the round taillights. Looked and sounded great! I work at Perenco which is just over the road from B & Q. Will have to set up a Norfolk/Suffolk V8 club! Steve.
  19. Spotted in Great Yarmouth this morning burbling past the office while I'm busy working!
  20. Matt, Mine is a 1996 V8 and it has unpainted letters. Hope this helps! Steve.
  21. Went to Spa in Belgium for the F1 a couple of years ago with a dodgy clutch in the Esprit. I knew it was dodgy before I set off but it still got me there and back, dodgy clutch or not! Dodgy clutch has since been fixed and isn't dodgy anymore!
  22. I can't wait either! Always wondered how the Esprit would handle a bit of 'off roading'!
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