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  1. Mike the motorshow cars weren't sold off immediately, by the time they were the numbers on them had already been allocated to other production cars. They just used the next numbers available and fitted those.

  2. 15 hours ago, G_Reaper said:

    Its been a while since I was last on this forum so forgive me if I am asking questions that have been dealt with before.

    Is there a list like the "Dry Sump Register" for the JPS Ltd Eds?

    Are the JPS Decals readily available to buy?

    Regards Mike 

    Should be able to find everything you need here Mike. Let me know if you need extra details.

    Best decals are available here from a fellow "JPS" owner.

  3. 7 hours ago, Bernie1806 said:

    Missing the point…

    Used car dealer 🙂

    It’s about a collective feeding frenzy and the fictitious, incorrect statements made my certain people.

    Everyone could see the photos and read the descriptions and paperwork on-line, warts and all.  That is real.

    The frustration comes when several people, who joined in, making untrue statements and kept repeating them…

    A right off, not true. Bought on eBay, not true, etc, etc. Can you imagine the frustration that causes….

    As for seeing us in court… grow up. This sort of immature drivel is just what I was ranting about.

    Can I suggest you look at a great piece on ‘forum folk’ !

    Over and out, no more input from us on this subject, or anything else associated with forums…

    Enjoy your cars….


    When I look up your website it brings up a used car dealership in York. You were the one who brought up libel so don't go all defensive when you get called out. Anytime you misrepresent something invariably you will get called out by knowledgeable owners. That's what happened here and does every day on the internet forums. The descriptions on the Market were far from factual and done to talk up the cars. Hopefully the people that bought them correct the problem areas and end up with some lovely cars.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Bernie1806 said:

    In fact, that just about sums most (not all) of you up. You should really consider more carefully your use in public forums the use of malicious, defamatory and incorrect writings and be very aware of the reach of Libel nowadays, especially by self-rightous, holier-than-thou, know-it-all, smart-arse trolls....!!!

    Wow...first class rant by a used car dealer whose vehicles didn't match the auction description. I stand by everything I said about the "JPS" including the replacement decals on the driver's side, the rusty suspension and chassis components and the engine fire with repairs that are not to original spec. Oh don't forget the non original stainless exhaust system. Lots more I could cover but this is not an original unmolested car...period. I you fancy taking me to court for libel let me know the time and the place and I'll be there.

  5. There are still a few platers in the UK that do aircraft work. They specialise in cad plating for the industry. I would check to see if they are willing to do car parts. Cad plating is far superior to zinc plating for corrosion protection. It is also an ideal base to powder coat over. 

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  6. 19 hours ago, madmax said:

    Does anyone know what the correct paint code is for the GOLD used on the JPS alloy wheels please?

    Also, should the centre cap badges for the alloys be JPS specific and perhaps have a gold logo or are they the same ones as used in non JPS S2’s?

    Asking for a friend who is lucky enough to have recently acquired one of these amazing cars. 

    Thanks as always

    Simon there are some unique parts on the "JPS" World Championship Commemorative Esprit. You can find the list here: Images/Commemorative Model JPS part numbers.pdf Part number is A079G4019F. Here's what they should look like. 


  7. 10 hours ago, Lotusfab said:

    Hi Roo, thanks yes your right. I think the tyres are off round as well. I have discovered the cx500 casting is very poor. Close inspection on a lathe revealed the centre has been machined off centre by 0.1 mm. I measured the run out on several lips. It varied between 0.3 and 0.8 mm. I suspect this is the same on all split rim wheels. When I reassemble the wheel I intend to assemble it and loosely bolt it up, put it on the hub and adjust the lip position to achieve the best possible placement. There is a little movement in the lip position before the bolts are tightened. Because the mass of the wheel is very low I suspect the tyre effect maybe significant. My engineering friend does wheel repairs all the time he said he has seen far greater run out that run fine after balancing. The Lotus steering seems very sensitive to imbalance. 
    There is a lot to assembling these wheels beyond bolting them up and getting a seal, as I have found out through experience. 
    It will be very interesting to see how well the Anodising works. If its sucessful I may take all the wheels apart and rebuild them again. This time using a dial gauge and finally a road force balance. They probably have these machines all over the USA. I can only find two within 60 miles of my house. Maybe a business opportunity for someone?  
    How did he shave the tyre, I might have to try that as well?





    A good race tyre shop will have the machine to shave tyres. Essentially it's a lathe that uses a tool to shave off small amounts of rubber evenly around the circumference.

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  8. Does he remember which numbered cars he owned, helps keep track of them if they have not been seen for a while. Seem to be parts from a few "JPS" Commemorative cars turning up on EBay, wonder which cars they are from.

    That gearknob on EBay was not an original Lotus one, it's a different shape to what was fitted to the Esprit.

    Image 41 - CLASSIC-034-JPS-034-TEAM-LOTUS-period-LEATHER-GEAR-KNOB-was-on-JPS-ESPRIT-S2


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