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About nic996

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  • Name
    nic
  • Car
    Esprit S3 NA
  • Modifications
    adjustable coilovers
  • Location
    munich

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  1. That would make sense. If so then I suppose I could just piggy back the cable onto the existing feed? Here is the full diagram.
  2. Hello electrical experts, I’m not asking to solve an issue because i have the solution but the problem is that i have a wire left over and I don’t know why. I’m swapping my barely functioning dash switches for some retro lucas items. I swapped the lighting switch and all works fine, as do the rest of the switches. But in order to get it switching correctly I removed one of the battery feeds (marked in orange) and the link wire (marked blue) as show in the diagram. My question is, why are there two 12v battery feeds effectively going to the same poles? It doesn’t make sense to a novice but perhaps an expert can answer? Thanks nic.
  3. Mmmm sweet engine and gearbox. Thanks for the replies all. My suspicions are confirmed. No space for it and no need for it.
  4. Hi All, i ordered a return spring for the clutch arm for my 86 NA s3 but there is no space to fit it and nowhere on the gearbox to hook the spring. I’m nearing the end of an 8 year epic rebuild so I can’t remember what was or wasn’t fitted. In the notes it’s states that the spring is for all cars. Can anyone confirm that the notes is wrong and only the top mounted slave has the return spring? Seems that the self adjusting later side mounted doesn’t need it. Thanks nic.
  5. Hi All, i ordered a return spring for the clutch arm for my 86 NA s3 but there is no space to fit it and nowhere on the gearbox to hook the spring. I’m nearing the end of an 8 year epic rebuild so I can’t remember what was or wasn’t fitted. In the notes it’s states that the spring is for all cars. Can anyone confirm that the notes is wrong and only the top mounted slave has the return spring? Seems that the self adjusting later side mounted doesn’t need it. Thanks nic.
  6. Finally fitted my fuse box. I made a solid glovebox too. Still have to wire it all up of course but it’s really compact and I made it easier to access I don’t put much in glove boxes so I don’t mind that it’s no longer at the side For anyone who needs any fuse info, the glass fuses I had fitted are in fact continuous rated type fuses. I moved house a few years back and just discovered my handbook that goes with the car and it states in there that they are continuous rated fuses albeit the glass tube type. They are all rated at 17A except for fuse 8 which is 5A.
  7. Thanks for the advice Carbuff I will post a picture when it’s done. I bought a fuse box from eBay in Germany and I’m not 100% happy with it. I just ordered a modular type unit with mini blade fuses and micro relays from car builder solutions. I moulded a glass Fibre glove box and will fit it all in when I’m done. It was not so simple to be honest.
  8. I replaced my fuse box to a blade style and want to get some new fuses. The old fuse boxes had quite an assortment including a 50amp fuse which I am sure can’t be right. The lotus notes say that all circuits are 17amp except fuse no 1 which is 5 amp. Does this sound correct? 17 amp blade fuses don’t seem to exist so what do I use? 15amp or 20 amp? I have no owners manual which presumably lists the fuses could anyone enlighten me please? thanks nic
  9. Digging up an old thread here but as my new job has got me connected to an expert in the vehicle aero field, my interest has once again been piqued. I read this with interest ages ago but clearly misread it. I thought the ducktail was useless. Clearly, reading again, the problem is that it is too good. But my question is, does this apply to the turbo version only? Or is that applicable to the non turbo cars? I realise the turbo has a larger duck tail but both versions have a duck tail.
  10. Thanks for the reply. A GT40 replica was on my mind when I thought of it. I think self-tappers and a rubber seal would do the trick. It doesn't have to unclip in seconds. Just something that is removable without destroying paint by prising PU adhesive from the body/glass Just to make it clear for any readers. Lexan is one of the a trade names for Polycarbonate. It's exactly the same stuff save for different coatings that various manufacturers apply. Perspex is one of the trade names for Acrylic which as you rightly say will scratch and should be avoided. Cheers, Nic
  11. Has anyone considered plastic glass for the side rear and bulkhead glass? There is a company that will make glass panels with an e-mark (plastics for performance). I'm not interested in the weight saving but ease of access for servicing. I'm putting my car back together and relised that not having the bulkhead and rear qtr glass is a big bonus for access to various bits and bobs. Perhaps even help with cambelt changes. My thought for the side would be to screw the glass in and then use the plastic glass trim to cover the screws by way of industrial velcro. Shared thoughts or better still experience, would be welcome. Perhaps I am missing some aspect of the idea. Nic
  12. Thanks for the info. Mine are also unlocked so no need to drill. I also took them apart for painting already. As you say, very simple. I couldn’t find barrels and keys on .the SJ website. Only door lock barrels. Unless they are the same? I’ll give them a bell on Monday morning and ask.
  13. I have a similar issue (lost key) but a friend scared me of stories of people putting sugar in tanks „for a laugh“ Does anyone know if there is a source to replace locks (from an aftermarket cap perhaps) and secondly, do people really still do spiteful things like that?
  14. Well this is a bit embarrassing. I upgraded my two small glass style fuse boxes and neglected to take a photo before I swapped them. I still have the old fuse boxes with the fuses in but they are handily numbered from 1 to 4 in both units. My new fuse box is one larger unit. Does anyone happen to have a picture of their fuse ones with the ratings of the fuses showing? Or know the fuse ratings? There is a diagram in the lotus notes but it’s for a later spade style fuse box. Any help much appreciated! nic.
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