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  1. Now. I understand, thanks to all. Another question: Whats the best way to mount the doors. To complete them and then attach them to the car? Or, mount the aluminium beam to the car and add all pieces step by step? Does the aerial need to be mounted before the door is mounted to the car? I would like to install an aerial with elctric motor, does someone know which aerial fits? Thanks, Lutz
  2. Hello, bit by bit I am proceeding with the restoration. Here the next question: How does the ventilation of the boot work? The RH air scoop fits to a 70 mm air hose, where does this go? Does it go to the engine compartment ventilation or directly to the carburettors intake? Where do the carburettors get their air from? The LH air scoop fits to a 90 mm air hose, where does this one go? Does it ventilate only the lugagge compartment? Thanks Lutz
  3. Next update: As I know two Esprit S2 owners who have cooling problems with their engines I decided two install a larger radiator with improved fans. My car has originally the small radiator like S1 not the later inclined one. I got a radiator from an Esprit SE which fits in the airduct of the S3 NA. As the lower shell of the S2 body is the same in the front area like the S3 everything fitted well ......hope that cooling issues won´t come up. As the aluminium tubing of the cooling system was very corroded I had to renew every part. I will use Evans non water based coolant to avoid corrosion in future. I use this coolant on my Alfas and it works very well, another good thing is that the system do not work under pressure when its hot. Does someone have any recommendations which sound deadening material is good and affordable for the interior...floor, bulkhead, front wheel arches etc.... Lutz
  4. Hello, here an update what I did the last week on the car. Pods are installed now, they fit very good and are working mechanically, next big job will be the electrical stuff an the installation of the whole cooling system.
  5. Hello Jani, I just have seen that you converted your car from RHD to LHD, I am doing the same. Do you have a pictore how your wiper motor is installed now?

    Thanks, Lutz

    1. Finlandese


      Hi Lutz,

      I´m not sure that I have, but I can try to take one. Basically it is just mounted upside down. Only LHD part that you need is the wiper arm. After that it is just mirroring the monting holes for the wiper mechanism and flipping the motor to the left side. No need to alter the wiring at all. It was scary initially, but quite easy at the end. I´ll try to take a photo tonight.

      If you have any other questions, I am happy to help.


    2. Finlandese


      Here’s a photo. Hope it helps.


    3. sprint123


      That helps! Conversion of the mechanism was like you discribed. Thanks, Lutz

  6. Giorgo,

    hope you are well in Italy, terrible what is happening all over and specially in your country. For me the only positive thing is that my garage is the best quarantine zone, because I am alone there, and found some time to work again on my car. So I have some questions you might help.

    Can you send me a pic how the outboard pivotpin of the headlight pods looks like?

    And, do you know if the fuel tanks are connected directly with a thin breather hose? I dont remember how it was made on my car, this transparent tube was broken in thousand part because of the glue and the time. One the left hand  side there was a one direction valve in the tube....

    Is your car LHD or RHD. I converted min from RHD to LHD, I i am wondering how the wiper motor is installed in a LHD car, do you hav informations?

    thanks Lutz....

    1. giorgio67


      Hello Lutz thanks for your message. To answer your questions:

      the pivot pin on my car, late S2.2 is different from your S2, mine is the sane as the S3 model

      breather pipes connect the fuel tanks and are routed all around the rear bulkhead glass under the carpet, there are also a Non return valves on lh side of the fuel tanks pipes fixed in vertical position on the metal plate riveted on the tailgate aperture.

      my car is RHD and has the wiper motor on the RH wheel arch under the dashboard, your LHD must be in the same position but on the lh side 

      hope this help

      best wishes


  7. Thanks Giorgio, this pic really helps, now I understand! Lutz
  8. Hello, after a very long time I managed to work today on my Esprit S2. I disassembled the car several years ago, so some details are a mystery for me. I have some questions: 1. I started to install the headlight pods an motors. I was not able to mount the lamps/beams into the pods. There are 3 metal-rings to fix the lamps in the pod. Does some have a grafis/drawing or images how it is assembled? Which screws are used? Are the parts on the picture part of the headlights pods? 2. Unfortunately two bearing housings (inside the pod, part nr. 7 in the manual, I am not able to upload the picture, sorry) are missing, any idea where I can get this parts? 3. Which way takes the 'speedocable' through the body (LHD)? 4. Which way takes the chocke cable go through the body? Looking forward for any advices, thanks. Lutz
  9. Very sophisticated! The colours of your tools match with those of the car. The esprit badge beside the fuel fillers is missing the 'S2'. Very nice project. Lutz
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  11. Hello, the best way to clean those kind of parts is dry ice blasting, it takes away nearly everything while preserving the original surface structure.
  12. Hello Jani, as I am reassembling my S2, so I have not finally solved the problem. The only thing I have done is to mirror the holes in the body beneath the windscreen before painting the car. I have also bought a used LHD wipermotor and a LHD wiperarm as they are also mirrored. But I think with a little work you can change the motor and whiperarm, thats what I wanted to do, but with the time I found on ebay LHD parts for a small price. You can use all Giugaro Esprit (S1, S2, S3 and Turbo) whipermotors, they look the same. Lutz
  13. Hello, with little steps the restoration goes on. I managed to install the pedal-box and the master cylinders for brake and clutch. Now the inner steel profiles which are sandblasted and sprayed black are waiting to be mounted. At least I have two questions: 1. Where is this bracket to be mounted? 2. I need to lock the otter switch in place. This picture seems to show how it was locked originally. The shown brace was missing on my car, does someone know where I can get one, or has a technical drawing to reproduce it (I have a CNC water jet cutter), or any other clever suggestion how to fasten the otterswitch in place and stil be able to place the electric connector? Thanks, Lutz
  14. hello geert, looks good your engine. just a short note: when I overhauld my engine, two lotus experts strongly recommended to change the automatic timing belt tensioner versus the manual version (see long red arrow on picture). it is this simple excenter spindle which you can order at sj. this system is more reliable. it is more important to check the belt tension when the engine is warm. also the frequency method should be mesured on the longest straight of the belt (short red arrow), i guess you measured on the shorter upper side, which should be used for mechanical tension measurement like shown in the manual. regards lutz
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