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  1. 66 o-ring to o-ring bosch
    75 total length  
    11.5 clip slot from end  
    14.6 o-ring dia  
    16 body dia  
    60 o-ring to o-ring RC
    70.8 total length  
    8.7 clip slot from end  
    66 o-ring to o-ring Five-o
    74 total length  
    10.8 clip slot from end  
    14 o-ring dia  
    17 body dia  
    14.6 o-ring OD  
    3.62 o-ring cross section dia  
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  2. although i don't have recent experience with them, i have received bad parts from the usual retailers, including bushings.  Remember that the retailers also seek alternate sources and these are often not reliable these days.  Personally experienced examples are:  upper ball joints with non-parallel bolt holes, Lotus-stock vinyl stickers and foam weather strip that disintegrated when removed from the packaging, rubber bushes that were probably 20+ years old, well past its shelf life, poly bushes that crumbled within 3000 miles, v belts from local autoparts store that all broke after 2 weeks, control arm studs 10mm too short, the list goes on.  These days i am surprised when something does work, instead of when it doesn't.  Send them back and maybe try another retailer.

  3. he does good work.  i rebuilt my engine (and just about the entire car) at his shop with his help.  with the engine fully assembled and hanging on the chain about to be lowered into the car, i found a single leftover part.  i showed him and immediately he knew where it was supposed to go, lol.  Are you planning to disassemble your engine and assess all the damage?  Welch advised that i would be surprised at the amount of wear and he was right.  new exhaust valves, 16 new seats, new liners and optional new pistons.  new turbo and exhaust manifold, new flywheel, clutch.  anyway ended up $16k in parts but happy with the results.  certainly more than the $5k i budgeted.  Don't know what he is asking but that is my somewhat extreme cost perspective.  hope you get it resolved!  there are 4 race engine machine shops within stone's throw of my house that could repair it;  i'm sure you can find something similar local to you.  just aint cheap.  cheers


  4. its been a long time since i've looked at a black belt.  I think the cross section of the blue belt is thicker and may be fiber reinforced, meaning all things being equal, the belt will undergo less deformation from the same tensile force.  A buddy of mine at work did some development on the blue belts;  i'll ask him the differences.  so the engine gets hot and the distance between the crank and cam sprocket increases slightly from thermal expansion, increasing the tension on the belt.  that's pretty straight forward.  what the belt undergoes is out of my education, but if the blue belt is indeed less elastic then for the same cold tension, the hot (engine) tension will be higher for the blue belt.  too bad the Esprit doesn't have a spring-loaded tensioner.  that would solve a couple of issues.  Tim Engel posted some comments on the blue belt cold tension.  do a search or PM him for a more detailed discussion

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  5. On 02/02/2018 at 16:02, Barrykearley said:

    Who has an alunox one ?

    i have one from Alunox made to my spec.  It is 2.5", not obnoxious.  It is a long 6" round straight thru with cat.  very light and simple.  This is first engine start after rebuild.  I'm not sure if parking brake cables would interfere, i cut and rerouted them atop the trailing arms when i installed big brakes

    Alunox exhaust.flv

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