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    1982 Esprit S3 N/A now gone, Harlequin T4 shed
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  1. Have a good search through the Esprit section if you haven’t already. Someone had exactly this problem within the last year and, iirc, there was quite a good follow up. Good luck!
  2. Sorry, my bad...this is the thread I was related to your last project... The thing I note that is missing is the model Tim is referring to. How sure are you that it was the S1? Maybe Jon can confirm?
  3. I presume you’ve seen Tim Engel’s take on setup Fabian? He actually recommends a little toe-out and less than the 4mm max rear toe. Can’t find it atm, but Travis @Vulcan Grey also uses front toe out and I believe he has a modicum of experience
  4. Whats the problem with the door? Afaik, there’s no adjustment on the door latch to door beam fixing, it’s all via the body mounted plate. are your hinges worn slightly? (Can you lift the door up at the back? Only takes a couple of mill and you can see the shut lines going narrowing at the door/cill gap)
  5. Welcome to the wonderful world of Esprit maintenance
  6. Silly Q, but have you also unplugged the relays from the loom before trying to take it out? as per @Gis, it does come out, but it’s definitely not a “drop in” fit
  7. Be interesting to know what the hot tension is Geert, just for reference. I wonder if the newer tech, lighter belts are less susceptible to temperature/tension variation? ....for when/if I get my hands on another Esprit in the future
  8. I assume “cooking dinner” means taking her to Claridge’s?
  9. No, originally a NatWest directors car, changed reg 2-3 times with private plates.
  10. @Alfa2Evora may be able to help. The name gives his bias away though
  11. Safely installed in her new Lancashire home, having done the trip from Bude with style and panache, not missing a beat! not sure what to go for next.....
  12. Finding out, having hit over 80 on twisting back roads during the driving demo, that my Esprit’s new owner is a traffic cop ...but he managed to do the same on the way back, so all good. they’re currently on their way to Lancashire, and apparently the plate 007 HEM belongs to the family and may well get transferred, so look out for it up there. Lovely guy who wants to spoil his kids without taking them out on a bike, and hopefully he’ll be joining TLF soon. All the best if you’re looking in Andy, and drive her like I always wanted to
  13. So results of my experience : Esprit S3 NA 912 engine gates 5146 belt 1” wide, original tensioner springs, but unit cleaned and polished. 115 Hz, slight flutter between aux and inlet at 2000 even when warm. 118.5 Hz, (low end of @gvy’s Calculations of 116-128), all flutter gone at all temps. Frequency when hot (90degrees indicated and fans kicking in) 148.5hz, so less than @Clive59’s readings oh, and 8 threads worth of adjustment left on the tensioner Will advise new owner to check after the rcommended 500 miles, but hope this helps someone in the future.
  14. Guess she was just trying to prove she’s a proper Lefty
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