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  1. Mark- If you haven't ordered a bumper from SJ Sportscars yet. Check JAE in CA - if your not familiar with them just do a google search JAE Lotus and their contact info will come right up. Shipping from the UK is very very very very expensive.
  2. Joolz- Under the engine the fixing goes like this (reference your 87 HC). There is a metal channel that runs from left to right behind the seat bolts. This recieves the leading edge. Then there are holes with J-Nuts along the underneath of the car. Just inside of the sills. The last bolt hole is inside the back wheel wells. I think a total of 10 bolts/5 on each side. I was told that it is used to keep water from splashing onto the exhaust and manifold in the rain. Hot manifold, cold puddled water, could crack the metal. Yes there is an undertray up front too. This protects the front oi
  3. To take it one step further. The number one plug wire has to be plugged into the port where the rotor is pointing when the engine is at Top Dead Center. The reason why I mention this is that I had to re-route the plug wires when I did my C-Service. Because the last time a mechanic worked on my car... he used the TDC -plug the wire in technique. But according to the service manual the rotor should be pointing at about 10 O'Clock from the rear of the car with the engine at TDC and that port should have the #1 plug wire plugged into it. After you run all the wires and start the car you will hav
  4. Looks like I found what I need here Spitbits in California http://www.spitbits.com/1500/1500dashboard.htm Scroll down to Side Marker Lamp and click on the specific part in the drawing (number 7- click on the 7) and it pulls up the part and price. They want $80 US for the set of 4 -Jeff
  5. Is it possible to buy the rubber seals that are on the Marker Lamps? Mine are showing there age, cracked and dry rotted. They will do for the time being but I would like to replace them if possible. Please let me know if you have a parts source. Thanks!
  6. Mine were bonded with silicone too. I used some nylon string to cut the silicone away. You could use braided wire to cut the silicone away much faster but if your not carefull you can damage the paint on the inside jam, or cut into the fiberglass.
  7. Robert- Wiper Switch is on its way to you. Posted today...I was told you should get it in one weeks time (7 days). I sent you a private message with my Paypal account info and the Postage fee info. -Jeff
  8. No matter, it just means filling out a customs form. I will have a look at the steering column on Sunday and pull it off the car. Let me know your mailing address and I'll post it to you. Then I'll let you know how much it cost me and you can send me the money through Paypal. Send me your address by e-mail [email protected] So if it's late fall early winter here, then your just starting your summer season. Lucky dog
  9. I have a used one off of an 87 S3 if your interested. -Jeff
  10. Mark- The #1 plug wire should be just to the left of the upper clamp on the distributor cap...or on the distributor the #1 position is directly opposite of the wires (coming off the distributor housing). Check out Section EMD page 8 in the service manual.
  11. I have not attempted to remove my manifold but I was looking at how I would go about it when I did my c-service last winter. This may not be the answer your looking for but when you remove the cam towers you can get at the upper bolts. When you remove the rear tire and exhaust from the turbo to the silencer you can get the lower bolts. Having a lift makes a big difference. As stated your going to need extentions, elbows, adapters, etc.
  12. You Wrote: Also-the manual tells you nothing about what spark plug tower corresponds with what cylinder. Where is cylinder number one at as viewed from the top of the rotor?? The # 1 Cylinder is closest to the front of the car. Look at the shop manual as to where to plug the wires are related to the distributor cap, and where the cap is after it is installed. You wrote: My main concern is if the aux/distributor sprocket is on correctly. I know someone told me they are reversible, but actually they are not! It is imperative they go on the right way. The inner hub is keyed, and the alignm
  13. Tony- About 2/3 of the way down the aluminum pipe there should be a hose clamp around the pipe that attaches to a bracket on the sidewall. This will hold the pipe off of the alternator.
  14. My car is done, I just finished compounding and polishing the new paint today. Filled her up with gas and took a nice test drive. I am very happy with the results, took me about 60 hours of work start to finish. Thanks to everyone that helped me source parts!
  15. Update- I was able to repair my rear spoiler. Three coats of fiberglass resin and some serious sanding. I just finished wet sanding the color coat, I'll have to color caot it again and then clear it. Thanks for your help (very much appreciated). All the rest of the parts are due friday from Dave Bean Engineering. The car should be back on the road in two weeks time.
  16. Troy- I am going to try to repair my spoiler, If not then JAE (Lotus Parts Supplier) has a source in the USA to make new one. Thanks,-Jeff
  17. Update- SJ Sportscars doesn't have parts for the Federal Cars. The tuff one is the rear spoiler off an S3 Turbo (preferably with the center brake light). Lotus Part # B082B4465K. Obsolete from Lotus, Sportscarworld doesn't have it. Anyone parting out an S3 Turbo? Thanks,-Jeff T
  18. Cly- I've bought parts off Frank at Sportscarworld in the past, and I checked last night, he does show the lower rear valance. SJ Sportscars is showing everything in their parts catalog at reasonable prices. I am expecting an insurance adjuster begining of next week so I'll wait to hear what they offer me. I can do the paint and install myself, need be. Simon- Thanks for the link, looks like the parts I want are gone, but very interesting (like a kid in a Candy shop). So many thanks. Ben- Thanks for the support!
  19. I need a rear bumper, Lower Rear Valnce, Fiberglass Tail Light Surround. ...Well I got caught in a bad rain storm in Vermont (USA) today on Route 89 South. The road was full of standing water and I hydroplaned out of control going backwards about 70mph. I slide off the shoulder, through some high grass and ended up stopped backed against a granite wall. I am all right, perfectly fine. Not a scratch, I didn't even throw my back out. The car however sustained some damage. I am going to need a new rear bumper, rear lower valance and the (fiberglass) tail light surround for an S3. T
  20. Jeff T

    Cleaning Day!

    Just thinking if you get rid of the Turbo Esprit Emblem on the nose... the car would be pretty near perfect.
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