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    Fixing and making things generally, bit of guitaring.... now I've got the time.

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    1982 Esprit S3 N/A
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  1. Not that brave? V8 springs to mind
  2. Thanks Rick, the rev counter is earthed back to the loom so I'll use that. that just leaves me with the spare black wire coming from the loom with the ring connector, which looks like it's meant to go round a bolt, but whether to a chassis point or on the instruments is unclear.
  3. Unless it's a Porsche Welcome aboard!
  4. Old thread, but perfect for my question. I too have these kicking around behind the binnacle. The wiring diag indicates that the VS casing should be earthed. Can anyone tell me if it is generally mounted to the chassis (and if so, where) or just attached to a (black) earth wire? I just happen to have one of those with no apparent purpose coming from the same bit of loom binding, but it has a 10mm ring attached to the end of it. thx in advance
  5. Thanks does indeed seem to be an integral part of the brake switch, which is hidden beautifully out of view right on top of the brake pedal It looks like it clips onto the body in front of the plunger and nut, but Im gonna have to take it all out to make sure : a- its not broken b- it actually works as it should have a good weekend
  6. Thanks Lez. I dont think it's that though....there doesnt seem to be any sort of plunger mech or way of fixing it into a bracket, and it is probably a bit high and forward to be able to mount to the pedal, but Ill crawl back under there tomorrow and check. the presence of the capacitor makes me think it's a bit more involved than simply being a switch too.
  7. Brett, I think Lotusbits do a full stainless system for ours with a larger bore, but it's not cheap. SWLC have remanufactured the manifolds, but that wouldnt be any sort of upgrade I guess.
  8. ...and probably not for the last time, I'm not too familiar with electrics. The fact that I need to x-ref about four of the wiring diagrams to find everything thats fitted to the car doesnt help much either..... So this is under the rhs of the binacle, red wires are the legs of a capacitor bridging the two contact. Cant find any ref to green/purple (or lilac) wires on the schematics, except one jojning the brake light bulb to the switch. This bit seemsto be bound with the loom that also seems to supply the brake switch contacts. though it was something to do with the fibre optics, but pretty sure not now. Could it be the Ac air temp sensor? Does something sit inside it using those metal contacts (doesnt look like bulb fittings)? thanks guys
  9. Rolling around the floor getting covered in fibreglass is no fun at any age.....unless you are of a certain masochistic disposition! You must be chuffed to be so close to finishing this amazing looking project Fabian.....I'm just hoping to get mine actually roadworthy! On the subject of which, would you mind commenting on my recent post asking for help on wiper module positioning/fixing?
  10. A little (more!) help please guys?! I've read through many of the posts, and as far as I can make out, the wiper module sits inside the dash to the left of the steering wheel, and needs the black earth connected to it as well. Mine has no back plate, just an exposed circuit board, and seems to be curved as if it has sat in the curved form of the lower dash , but I have no locating pins or visible bolts to fix it (and the earth) to... pic one is whre I think it sits, and pic 2 shows the curvature and (likely ?) earth wire.... any confirmation would be appreciated. Thanks.
  11. Just happened to be inside mine when u posted...this one? .looks to be about .5-.75mm thick steel, riveted on. No idea of,purpose unless there are holes behind it to Be covered up? Shaped the same at both ends... i doubt its strong enough to be any kind of structural....i can ping it with a fingernail..
  12. Thanks for that Chris, i have the same pipes from SJ and was wondering what I was doing wrong...near side fit fine, but not the OS i do have a small guage pipe bender, but the socket idea is probably going to be more useful.
  13. Its been 14 years, but I think I used 3 full hides
  14. A mm or two for paint? After all the effort you've put in I'd have it sprayed rather than brushed I suspect you should be working to 10-15 microns a coat for paint, so may want to build up a bit more with the glass? I'm sure someone will cmiiw..
  15. Or Maybe V8 northbound at the bottom of the M69 yesterday around 8 pm
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