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Alec Grimsey

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    Alec Grimsey
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    Lotus Esprit S1
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    Andover, Hampshire

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  1. Hi Andy, Do the SGS struts work Ok and do they fit without an issue as I think they are much cheaper than S & J's and I was a bit unsure which to go for. I have an S1 and I assume you purchased 1982 Turbo struts. Thanks for your help. Alec
  2. Hi John, I would definitely go polished. I think bead blasting may be a bad idea as they will take some polishing afterwards. I just did mine by hand and with a buffing mop on an electric drill. Not perfect but much better than when I got the car. I have attached a before and after picture. I hope this helps. Alec
  3. It does look really nice. Is there a different air vent on the dash, passenger side?
  4. Thanks Joolz, it has been better of late but I will certainly check this out. Thanks for your help.
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  6. Thanks Paul, I had a look on how many left and it certainly does list the Esprit but doesn't seem to break it down enough to see the S1.
  7. I always think of classic cars as a little bit of history. When you look back at some of the engineering and what was achieved, often its quite amazing. I guess it is inevitable that the prices of cars and spares will rise as they become rarer and there are less in existence. There will always be some that are kept original and others which are less so but all the same loved by their owners. But likewise someone will always be trying to make a few pounds. Is there a master record of how many S1 Esprits are in the UK or a way of finding out as this would be an interesting thing to know.
  8. I know how you feel Paul, that's always the question I ask myself with my S1. It may sound daft but I am finding the more I drive it, the more reliable it gets.
  9. How much????? I agree the interior would need re-doing and with the steering wheel is so far off the original. The door lines don't look good and was that a WHITE spare wheel??
  10. Thanks Barrie, I have no idea on value though.
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    S1 value

    Hi all, That's really interesting. Mine is roadworthy, MOT and taxed and I would say in average to good condition. Body is OK but could do with a little work on the interior like the seats re-doing. My agreed value with the insurance is £10k it sounds to me as if you are all saying this is a bit low? Pictures attached. Alec
  12. Hi all, I have my S1 fully comp with agreed value through Hagerty on limited mileage classic car insurance and it is £115. They were really helpful on the phone and may be worth a call. Alec
  13. Hi Paul, I had a similar problem on my S1, I also had them set up by S&J. I increased the size of the idle jet as this is incorrectly named, its nothing to do with the idle but is the transition between no throttle and opening up the main jets. The difference was remarkable. You can get new jets from Dellortos in Reading who are very helpful.. They are not expensive and if it doesn't solve the problem you can change them back. Hope this helps. Alec
  14. I know exactly what you are all saying about the Clutch master Cylinder push rod and a picture of the other end would help prove this. However on my S1 it is not pressed steel like this but a square block of Aluminium machined out.
  15. Good Luck Paul, I am sure he will sort it out for you. Alec
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