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  1. Bedankt Jean! Should be easy to resolve. Hope to see you soon on the Belgian road. 🙂
  2. Hello, The restoration of my Esprit S1 is coming to an end (almost literally ). I installed a Pertronix ignition and a 3 ohm Flamethrower coil. The engine was running nice. But after 5 -10 minutes my pink resistor wire went up in smoke. Is this wire not suited for an electronic ignition? What should I do? Is there a risk that also other wires got damaged? Thanks for your advice, Christof
  3. Found it!! 😀 (Not my pictures.)
  4. The diameter of the holes is 7mm. Between the center of the holes is 50mm.
  5. Yes, the throttle cable is in. But I don’t see exactly what this part has to do with it? I have the feeling the serrated edges are there on purpose. I don’t know... Maybe it is not that important. But during this restoration I am always worried of forgetting something essential. These details hold me up all the time… Could it be something of the ventilation mechanism??
  6. My Esprit is almost ready. I have a part left that I have no idea where it is coming from… Can anybody identify this mystery part? I have no clue… Thanks 😀
  7. My Esprit is almost ready. I have a part left that I have no idea where it is coming from… Can anybody identify this mystery part? I have no clue… Thanks J
  8. Thanks! In the past I saw prices up to £1,000 for one mag. L Like I said, I only need the spare wheel. Most probably I will have to adapt the mag, like philleech did. Are there other places you can recommend beside, Ebay?
  9. Thanks William to confirm! Like I said, I am interested in buying any 6Jx14FA-HE30 with 4 bolt holes. (My plan is to drill 4 new holes and weld the old holes shut.)
  10. Hello, Looking for a spare Wolfrace wheel to complete the restoration of my Esprit S1. Can anybody confirm it is a 6Jx14FHA-HE30? Same mag as the front wheels? I understand that the correct 4x100 bolt pattern might be impossible to find. Therefore I would also buy a different bolt pattern that I can adapt. Thanks
  11. This car has the thick washers in the front and the rear. No idea why. I now removed the front ones. That is already one centimeter. Now the rest... Thanks Johan and Giorgio!
  12. My car is a right hand drive. So I guess that makes it European? Although the car has a USA electrical cable loom. Lotus probably just used what they had available... I reused the existing spring. The car was at the correct height before the restoration. I start to wonder if there is nothing wrong with the pivot points of my lower wishbones? Tomorrow I am going to compress the springs and check if these lower wishbones can freely rotate upwards...
  13. 5 inches between tire and wheel arch. Something is wrong, but I don't see it Is it normal to have these thick washers between body and chassis (front and rear) Not that it makes much difference in height...
  14. I am reusing my original springs. To check, I removed the anti-roll bar and dampers. It hardly effected the height. I (90 kg) sat down on the nose of my car and it dropped like 2 inches, but it was still too high. I will post some pictures tonight. Something is clearly wrong, but I dont see it ....
  15. Hello All, Like Paul I a finalizing the restoration of my S1 and the front suspension height is way too high. There is a gab of 12cm between the tires and the wheel arches. Is the car really going to drop that much when I install the windscreen ,interior, bonnet, cooling fluid and petrol?? I can hardly believe it?? I hope I did not mix up front and rear springs?? I am really confused. All suggestions are welcome. Thanks, Christof
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