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Escape

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  • Birthday 21/12/1978

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  • Name
    Filip
  • Car
    Esprit Turbo SE, Eclat Excel, Elan +2S JPS, Jaguar XJ-SC V12, Range Rover 4.6 SE, TVR 280S
  • Modifications
    104° cam timing, decat, longer 5th gear
  • Location
    Flanders

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  1. Most cars have left-hand thread for the removal towing eye. And most owners don't know about that and/or wont believe you when you tell them. Often good for a laugh. 😄 Don't be ashamed @Phaeton91, we all have to live an learn. This is a lesson you're not likely to forget. I struggled as well the first time, on some Ford I think. And then you see it and can not help but smile. I hadn't heard the explanation about multi strand towrope trying to tighten or untighten the towing erye, but that makes sense. I've never experienced twisting when using recovery straps, but those are typically heavy duty and of good quality, unlike a typical B&Q tow rope. Better safe than sorry! Another theory is that the left hand thread makes it much harder to find something else to screw into the hole. So less chance of anything other than the correct towing eye being used. Filip
  2. Patrick, would you mind posting (or sending in a pm) the NAS schematics? Curious to see how the difference in the wiring. Filip
  3. That's a very capable and robust platform for S&R, should serve them well.
  4. I did check, but never confirmed on here: the indicator arrows on the dash don't come on when using the hazard switch. 😉
  5. He should have kept the gullwing doors. 🙂 Even if those are heavier, it would have really made the Esprit stand out. Then again, that probably would have let to speculation and high prices, so maybe I wouldn't have an Esprit now.
  6. I had to look that up, it's the Shapiro right? I first thought it was a Maserati, something in between the Boomerang concept and Bora production car. One of the best looking Porsches for sure!
  7. What kind of chargecooler setup are they planning on? There's a few of us looking for alternatives after the ProAlloy group buy didn't happen. The wait must be terribly long for you (I know about that...), but with a target date you now have something to look forward to! Filip
  8. I got my compressor ducts back earlier this week. No charge as promised. Bit of a relief! To be fair, a large part of the delay was caused by FedEx. If I read the tracking correctly, they sent the parcel to Tennessee instead of Belgium and it took a while to get back...🙄 I want to say all's well that ends well, but I still would have preferred the chargecooler kit (even at an increased price)! Filip
  9. Just enough for someone to whisper something in his ear for him to repeat in front of the camera.
  10. Progress is slow, nothing to be jealous about. 😉 But it's nice to see things coming together (after being off the road for so long) and I will keep the updates coming. Hard to resist the photo opp with the 2 other Lotus in the background. Next year I want to use the Elan for classic car runs and meets again. Filip
  11. Progress is slow but steady, the engine has been assembled again. We did struggle to get the timing right, tried a few different options (one tooth difference) before settling on what seemed like the closest one. It was my first time doing a twincam chain, seems less exact as the belt on the 9## engines. Then, earlier this week, I found myself with a few hours to spare in the Workshop. Well, not really spare, as there's loads of work waiting, but I wanted to see some progress and do something for a car of my own. 🙂 So I got creative with the 2-poster (instead of getting the forklift from the other hangar), took the engine from the stand to fit the flywheel and clutch and then offered up the gearbox. That went surprisingly easy! I'll try and get the car on the lift next time Wouter comes over, so we can reinstall it. Shouldn't be too long now, she should run again this year. I might even try making it to Brooklands again on January 1st. 😎 As for the other Elan +2, that has racked up 3000 kms since being back on the road early April. Well done! She was running a bit rough and holding back at high rpm and load, so we had another look at the carbs. Started from fresh: float levels, balancing and adjusting CO to get the best idle. We also went over the ignition system again, but apart from a slightly chafed wire nothing seemed off. Feddling with the carbs did the trick it seems, she's happily purring along from idle all the way up to 6000 rpm, with a very happy owner. The testdrives did wonders for my own motivation as well. Filip
  12. At least in a P38 the footwell doesn't leak. 😄
  13. Well, we know a standard Esprit is pretty capable offroad, so the Evora should do as well. Raising the suspension is easy, just use adjustable springs. Gaining more travel overall is nor as straightforward, but may not be necessary. Good tyres will go a long way. For a winch you'll need a good mounting point, probably not worth it. I think the same about spare wheel carriers, they may look cool (to some) but mostly add weight.
  14. The Esprit is a very low car, so if can comfortably stand under the trestles you'll have enough room to lift the body over the engine as well. Unless you're Thyrion Lannister, then you need the trestles higher than you can reach. 😄
  15. Gates has a good (free) app specifically to measure belt tension.
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