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  1. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Hello Geert, I found this reusable gaskets a year after I fitted papergaskets to my engine. I think, the next time I will use these ones. Your engine looks very good! Lutz
  8. Good work so far. If I have seen right your car is chassisno. 524G. Mine is 522G, just two cars earlier, perhaps produced on the same day! Lutz.
  9. Hello again, here a short update of my last effords on my S2 retauration. After a long time the body is sprayed in its original black color. Last week I put the body back on the restored chassis, which was more easy than I expected. Now I have to do all the interior work and the you can see the ground clearance is much to high in front. Some weight with the additional parts will be added, but I guess something is wrong with the suspension and I have to change the front springs. But I will wait for this untill the car is finished. Regards Lutz
  10. Hello, the springs are the original ones from the car, they were never changed. Both front and rear springs have the upper end flatened to fit on the upper rubber ring between chassis and spring, both lower ends are cut off rectangular to fit in lower (front) arm and shock absorber (rear). Except a slight difference in diameter there is no visual difference between the springs. The wider diameter seems to fit better at the front suspension, but is too hard....? Yes, please send the page of the workshop manual. thanks, Lutz. rear spring detail while dismounting
  11. Hello, I am restoring an 1978 Esprit S2, the chassis is almost completed but I have some misterious trouble with the balance of the chassis. The front springs seem to be to long and to hard. As you can see the chassis is quiet low at the back an very high on the front end. When I stand on the back of the chassis the suspensions works, when I am standing (with 75 KG) on the front traverse nothing happens the suspension does not compress a milimeter. the arms do work easy without springs mounted. On my car the number of coils are front 10 and rear 10. Rear spring has slightly lower diameter than the front spring. Did I have interchanged the front and rear springs, as they look quiet the same. As the springs where sandblasted and powder coated, I can not identify them. Please can you tell me the general diameter, the diameter of the wire, the number of coils and the overall height of the front and rear springs. Perhaps the powdercoater has returned parts from another car, I dont know. Looking forward for any advice, thanks lutz.
  12. Hello, my early Esprit S2 has an upright radiator for the water cooling system. As the radiator is in very bad condition I need to change it and I think to convert to an inclined radiator for better cooling an instalation of larger fans. A friend of mine gave me an used Esprit S4 radiator with a S4 radiator duct, which fits under the S2 body (I tried this allready) but does not fit to the S2 air intake. So my question is: Does someone know if a radiator duct for Esprit S3 & late S2 fits with a S4 radiator? If yes, I would only need to buy a new radiator duct at SJ which is much cheaper than a new radiator. Perhaps someone can send me some pictures of an inclined S2/S3 radiator (installed in car) and measurements of radiator. Thanks, regards Lutz.
  13. Hello John & John, yes, that helps a lot. Thanks. Regards Lutz.
  14. Hello, I just finish the installation of my rebuild engine into the chassis. The engine started after the first attempt, but I stopped it after a few seconds , because the cooling system is not filled. My next job is the connention of all hoses of the cooling system to make a longer run up with the engine. The photos I have taken before dismanteling the engine are very bad quality, so I need some help to see how the cooling circuit looks like and works. In my workshop manual for the Esprit is only showed a graphic for S1 and the the S2 cooling system is different. I have an early S2 with upright radiator and an alloy pipe to water pump inlet with two stub take off pipes. Like used on Series 1 after chassis number 333G and all Series 2. Has anybody have a drawing or graphic how the S2 cooling system looks like, especially what is the connector on the rear end of the engine for? Is it connected to the water cooling system or is it a ventilation of the crankcase? see picture. Looking forward to any advice, so I can proceed with the installation, and the engine runs before christmas. Thanks, Lutz.
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