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    S3 Esprit Turbo (probably the bond one) S2 Elise
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    West London

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  1. 'They are rapidly rising in price, mine is worth 50,000 now.... and i'm thinking about selling' This car has been on the market for some time - hovering around the 30k mark - not yet shifted so I would say the above statement is tosh
  2. I'm well aware there is 'another thread' containing information on suspension but to reiterate one of the comments from that same thread it has become convoluted with a garble of bush, spring, damper and all manner of associated chat. My esprit sits pretty low, annoyingly low, and I'm constantly clouting the front. in fact some of last years 'hard' driving was hampered by the nose scrubbing the deck under hard breaking and where there is a strong camber. It has also been remarked that my springs/dampers could really do with being replaced when the car visited Max500. So what do I go for? the car is 81 Dry sump, as discussed currently sits low, I would like to raise ever so slightly (but not much) it would also be nice to have that firm but subtle Lotus ride back. If you could please let me know your thoughts on the options currently available to me I would be most grateful. Regards, Jon
  3. Yea but at least its sunny outside trev!
  4. how have I just seen this now!!!!
  5. hopo

    Dry sump purchased

    one hell of a find that. looks lovely. LOVE that interior
  6. Think the clutch and slave are working fine, system bled etc. I think this issue is down to crossgate cable adjustment. When the old slave comes off the set up gets disrupted and the new slave where it connects looks to be slightly thinner. Could be all it takes. I can get all gears except 5th and reverse Is spookily easy
  7. So I've replaced the clutch Slave on the car after it ceased working entirely. This was with the Sj's shiny replacement part - not the original. The slave cylinder is a different size so ive had to adjust the fork screw(s) to allow for smooth(ish) operation. The gear change is now pretty notchy and obtrusive and I cant get o/d or 5th as modern people call it. reverse however is easy to get. is this crossgate adjustment? should the crossgate connector that attaches to the top op the slave cylinder be shimmed? the new slave cylinder looks to be slightly thinner where the bolts attach to the bellhousing. Is this causing my issue? Good news is that the car now moves, both backwards and forwards now - just not into 5th! and the gearchange is pretty knarly. 81 Dry Sump turbo BTW
  8. hopo

    Fibreglass Repair

    Looks like a good bet - will give them a holler. Cheers Bibs!
  9. Fibreglass repair recommendations wanted.... The hinge has broken off the front hatch on my Esprit. Its old and flimsy and has simply given way on the side where the bonnet stay is. the hinge has split the fibreglass and is now totally detached. obviously less than ideal. Anyone know somewhere in the West London area that will be able to fix this? im loath to have a go myself as I want something that is likely to last and I don't really know what im doing with Fibreglass. I'm located in and around Ealing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. hang on let me think about it....... I'll get my coat.....
  11. On the off chance anyone know of any parking and entry tickets? would be me and the car - plain & simple - please let me know!
  12. On the off chance anyone know of any parking and entry tickets? would be me and the car - plain & simple - please let me know!
  13. On the off chance anyone know of any parking and entry tickets? would be me and the car - plain & simple - please let me know! supposed to be on a stag but id rather have a mooch at some Loti and then play catch up later - Jeez I must be getting old!
  14. My “totally original” dry sump has HC Internals. It’s all that could be found at the time of rebuilding. Meant that when my wastegate stuck it wasn’t total catastrophic meltdown. P.s don’t tell anyone!
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