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  1. Seems like I just posted on this, but can't find it to link... I replicated the above for my '85 Esprit, it sandwiches the frunk floor with a backing plate. For gentle emergency use only.
  2. Can Lotus slap a fan on the flange next to the catalyst outlet for some active aero? 😁
  3. For Emira money, I'd have to look at the C8 also, in spite of the Corvette aura. For less than Emira money, I'd look for an Exige For now, for much less money, I'd have to keep updating my 2800 pound/1270Kg (holding a spare tire and 22 gallons of fuel) Esprit
  4. The spoiler is supposed to be on the car, not in it. My missus threatens car sickness with any sign of spirited driving by me, but lurches down the road and through corners with constant corrections to no ill effect.
  5. So, how much fuel will the Emira hold? Can we TE's run them down during their first fuel stop?
  6. I've done the same on my car. I cleaned the holes out well, then put some epoxy on the outside of the insert and gently screwed it in, and wiped off the excess and allowed it to set well. I put a little anti-seize compound on the inner threads to help with disassembly. I just hope the metal used doesn't corrode too quickly! Maybe there are stainless ones available.
  7. The one I used had one end factory squared, and a crimp-on square end that you put on after cutting it to length. I guess that's a two piece? I presume a Lotus exact replacement would be one-piece made to the precise length, and easier to fit and less likely to come apart? Standard universal inner replacement kits are not long enough to reach back to the rear of the car, look for the longer length.
  8. Yes, a bad or sticky cable will "wind up " and release in the housing giving a bouncy needle. Maybe the erratic speed tweaked the speedo. I'd pull the inner cable out and have a look at it, clean / replace as needed before I ran the new speedo. If you look, there are inexpensive generic inner cable replacement kits that are long enough for the Esprit, but be sure to rule out outer sheath damage/gunk/corrosion.
  9. snowrx

    Archive (2020)

    Certainly features better views of the car than most Lotus movie roles. Turbo look never gets old!
  10. We'll be checking part numbers in that V6 powertrain, for exactly zero overlap😈
  11. All we can do from that launch is assume. Thank God Jenson was there to confirm the Toyota engine and the 1400 kg. Emira needed all it's aero to withstand the chatty blather, we got no info on why this was not a Evora II and we should buy one. But- pretty much as expected, the brand/marketer type are never going to let the engineers sell a car to us gearheads. Most of the driver aids mentioned (as an option) are safety mandated here in the USA for an econobox. Now off to view all the third party post-NDA videos by the enthusiasts "for the drivers" to seek out any details they might have been able to tease out. It is exciting to contemplate a new model. The Lotus USA website has naught on it but the launch video for the Emira, and my browser won't let me get to the UK site.
  12. A nostalgia tour in those photos, a very original engine compartment.
  13. Clutch, pressure plate and spring; (for my parents lawnmower)
  14. Obligatory Social Media Post; stickers have crossed the pond.
  15. $10 does not leave a lot of budget for the copywriter.....
  16. A cheap stainless steel digital caliper; EZ metric/imperial conversions, scribes soft materials, more accurate than I can generally shape things, does differential measures with the zero function. Cheaper than your lunch, so you're not afraid to use it. Get the one that does fractional sizes for a few coins more. Get a few more for your friends' birthdays! https://www.ebay.com/itm/265075886433?epid=4043347026&hash=item3db7c10961:g:~moAAOSwoyFgQLCF
  17. Looks exasperating. I'm wondering if the penetrating oil / acetone soak might have swollen the rubber/plastic bits and added to it's reluctance? If the piston can be forced a bit back into the bore, you might try chamfering the circlip groove a bit, or lightly polishing that portion of the (non-piston sealing) outer bore. Flatting the upper ports on sandpaper on glass, or running a flat file over them, might help seal the grease in, perhaps with a gasket of some sort in the vise.
  18. Capacity? I assume there's no 5-speed option, so I guess I'd have to use it in my truck or WRX.
  19. So about 9% taller than the early Turbo Esprit. Much easier at the drive-through window I'd guess...
  20. I'm with 910Esprit on these
  21. Have you posted on your ECU and turbo? Curious what you used.
  22. Does this mean we will be able to edit our past posts now(cough-delete incriminating evidence-cough)
  23. There's lot more ECU options these days than when I started, just make sure the tuning software comes with it and your tuner doesn't lock your tune to where you or another tuner can't adjust as needed in the future. There will likely be more sensors you'll need to add for various features. Look at the options you might want and see if the ECU will handle them without add-ons or extra cost; eg auto-tuning from your wideband, maybe sequential injection, on-board datalogging, low impedance injectors, dual baro inputs, coil on plug ignition, dash outputs etc. A popular ECU should have a good online forum to support it.
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