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    Paul Coleman
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    129G 1976 Esprit S1 white/tartan
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  1. Are you absolutely sure? Have you actually added up all the invoices to check - I'm not so sure...
  2. Paul Coleman

    My Esprit S1 import finally arrives!

    Your gear problems are probably down to adjustment of the linkages and crossgate cable. Don't be tempted to go down the poly engine mount route - the exhaust side will melt. @jonroberts can tell you all about poly mounts on an S1.
  3. Paul Coleman

    My Esprit S1 import finally arrives!

    A rigid fixing between the gearbox and the chassis.
  4. My S1 had 1" thick foam. I presume it's there to stop the body rubbing on the chassis. I replaced mine with some similar foam and I don't have a galvanized chassis - but I don't take it out in the wet!
  5. Paul Coleman

    Has anyone actually weighed a G. Car?

    I wonder how much an Esprit would have weighed if it had been made from pressed steel body panels. Is 6mm thick (guess) fibreglass bodywork really that much lighter than 0.9mm steel I wonder?
  6. Paul Coleman

    Does anybody have access to www.findmypast.co.uk

    No I didn't. I never found anybody with access and I'm too tight to join myself as I was looking for info. for somebody else.
  7. Interesting. Totally different to the earlier cars then
  8. That's where the otter switch for the fans is on an S1. The temp. sender is in the inlet manifold. Are you sure it's not the same on the later cars? There's normally only one wire to the sender as it gets its earth through the body.
  9. Paul Coleman

    S1 Carbs - Recommended rebuild specialists required

    I tried that when I restored mine and couldn't adjust the pump rods to give the required volume of fuel with the number of accelerator pumps. In the end I gave up and set the rods so they looked like other cars! I have heard of a method of setting them where, instead of measuring the volume of fuel, you measure how far they squirt fuel with one push of the accelerator. Anybody tried that method with success?
  10. Paul Coleman

    JPS for sale

    S1s are no longer making that sort of money so I don't expect it will be a quick sale!
  11. Paul Coleman

    S1 Carbs - Recommended rebuild specialists required

    Yeah apparently you only need a piece of rubber hose and a screwdriver...
  12. Paul Coleman

    My Esprit S1 import finally arrives!

    I think you'll find it will. It's not a particularly light car when it's all back together and full of fluids...
  13. Paul Coleman

    My Esprit S1 import finally arrives!

    I didn't at the time but they were renewed down the line
  14. Paul Coleman

    My Esprit S1 import finally arrives!

    Have you by any chance removed the interior and glass etc? My UK car sat like that during restoration until I rebuilt it and fitted everything back on.

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