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  1. 1 hour ago, Sparky said:

    It was curved, in fact, to accommodate the bay windscreen I installed.

    Meanwhile, @top-plumber, I'd be surprised if turbo cooling was the only culprit.  Maybe just the tipping point for some other inefficiency?

    Agreed. Could be debris or some clogging but no indication of clogging inside. 
    do you know the dimensions of the original rads Gaz. 

    1 hour ago, Christian43 said:

    Lotusbits fitted an aluminium radiator to my rebuild 84 turbo. I have 3 standard cooling fans. Temperature sits around 85 and I very rarely see it get up to 90 even in hot weather / traffic. 


    Do you know what one they fitted Christian 

    size and core number.

  2. 9 hours ago, ChrisJ said:

    What temps are you running at in normal use?

    Normal running for me the needle is just covering the 9 of the 90. However in very hot weather (i.e. recently) this will move to just to the right of vertical - even when there is a good air flow through the radiator.

    When moving at 50 mph just about on between the digits on the 90

    when in traffic up on the hundred with the fans running continuously. Had to reset the otter switch twice as it popped and had fan fail tell tail. 

    not been an issue before. 

  3. Has anyone fitted an aluminium 3core rad into an 84 MY turbo Esprit. 
    I have a water cooled turbo and since I fitted it I seem to be running a little hotter. 
    the water return pipe is tapped into the Header tank and is circulating fine but I think it’s struggling to bring down the temp with the standard rad and fans. Need to know it fits before I go stripping out. 
    I don’t want to hack the rad tray about to make it fit. 
    Any thoughts ? 

  4. 15 hours ago, ChrisJ said:

    Welcome Richard - I've added you to the monthly PM list for our region, and look forward to seeing you at one of our meets in the future.



    i had a few guys in Essex mention about meeting up. They are on FB but not the forum. Are you on FB. I was considering starting an Essex and herts Lotus FB page. Thoughts? I did steer them to TLF but not sure if they registered. Bibs thoughts about a region link on the TLF FBook page? 

  5. 18 hours ago, ChrisJ said:
    1. ChrisJ - Turbo Esprit or Excel SE.
    2. Trevsked
    3. top-plumber - Turbo Esprit
    4. shelly Schumacher Elan  M100 se turbo
    5. Vipers - 3-Eleven 430
    6. PainterDave - Excel
    7. Composite guru - Elise 220 Cup (work dependant)


    @top-plumber - Wayne, be prepared for an either/or as it may well depend upon how many places we are allowed :(

    Again, depending upon spaces, we may also have to limit the number of each model to display. The event is open to the public, so there must be other parking apart from the "show" cars, so any members who doesn't get in as a show car, should still come along.

    I understand there is food & drink (BBQ?) and last year there were 2000+ visitors.


    @ChrisJ that’s ok Chris, we normally only bring one car anyway, as you know. 
    please advise when you have more info as Michelle would love the drive out in” Dave “✌️

  6. 15 hours ago, Sparky said:

    @top-plumberreally knows his stuff and would do an ace job of an engine rebuild.  Dunno if you're available for this kind of work, Wayne?

    Kind words Gary✌️
    I was available before Christmas for about 6 weeks as I was between contracts. 
    Been picked up for another 18 months work Building Flats in Fulham. Not as much fun as building 910s in my workshop. 
    all the afore mentioned engineers would do a brilliant job. 
    @Sparky is first on the list though. 

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