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  • Name
    Phil Wilkinson
  • Car
    Lotus Turbo Esprit, Dry Sump Esprit, VW Beach buggy, VW Passat 2.0TDI
  • Modifications
    None if I can help it
  • Location
    Nr Thetford, Suffolk

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  1. I have discovered my '84 Turbo does not have any tubes as described in documents available on other sites, although that is based on a V8. Cant even find the bolts in the parts manual. Did these 84 cars have tubes or not? Just wondering if someones fiddled with this before. Thanks
  2. Took me ages to find this and nearly had to buy an Excel to get it although the owner relented in the end. Is correct original supply for my car according to Andy Graham.
  3. Thanks guys. drdoom - Ill hunt out your thread. I think I would be tempted to just go for it and do the whole panel. Want to look into it more before considering tackling it and will have to survive at least one more summer due to my time. Fridge - Tell me more about LM grease and your damp concerns. I dont know about this. I have SS washer and bolt. Only the bolt thread would be greased so in theory will not touch the fiberglass if thats what you are getting at. Tell me more. Thanks
  4. Thanks guys. Just need to book my little helper (Son) to get on the other side of the bolts. Doesnt look too bad a job. Interestingly I also found this bolt loose. The washer could be spun. This is not getting replaced with stainless. Im sure isnt helping the clonking either. Anyone got any experience of replacing the wood?
  5. Thanks Thomas. I didnt realise that. I found last night a bit of decay behind the drivers seat. Other side is a s good as new. Certainly wont be tackling it immediately as I have just too much on at the moment. What I did find though is the for mounting bolts that bolt through to the chassis bolted through the sound deadening material as per previous post.
  6. Thanks carbuff. Will keep that in mind. I got the large panel out tonight and found the 4 bolts (2 either side) bolted through the sound deadening material. Surely that cant be right? Cant post a photo from my phone unfortunately. Also what is directly behind the wooden bulkhead? Is it direct into the engine bay. Surely wood is not direct into the engine bay. Maybe a panel of fibre glass first?
  7. Luc The gold on those was done prior to my ownership so no idea. I too have a set of original BBS with gold center but no idea of the colour match. Sorry.
  8. Hi. Investigating a clink I get which I suspect to be a loose wooden bulkhead (Bolts that attaché to chassis). The sound deadening material is a bit shot. What are people using as a replacement? Thanks
  9. Lex Sorry. Not for sale at the moment. They are about. I was very lucky and searched Ebay UK one lunchtime and bought them there and then. Other pair I found in Florida on Craigslist. I found other pairs but I was searching for a particular length so both pairs were the same. On craigslist search the sates in US where the mountains are and Canada. That is where they tended to be. Unless your lucky you just have to trawl and trawl for hours. Will bear you in mind so if I see any ill let you know. Would be very happy to facilitate to Australia if they were in UK. A Lotus owner in
  10. Nice. Quite jealous. Look forward to seeing more pictures as it progresses
  11. Is the one that Lucas Reynolds had?
  12. Thanks Simon. Probably will Sorn it end of Oct so will go hunting then. Got a pain in the arse electrical problem that seems to stem from previous owner. Looks like security system related.
  13. Anyone know what the interior lights are from. I have it in my head XJS but not sure
  14. Anyone any idea where I might find the 10A fuses that supply each cigarette lighter. Also relay for the heated rear windscreen. Thanks
  15. Having trouble with speedo. If i unscrew drive cable at gearbox and rotate cable with an electric drill speedo works. After doing this reattached and speedo ran fine during next journey. Then the next one speedo stopped again. Any clues? How do you remove speedo drive on gearbox? Thanks
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