free hit
DaveyT - The Lotus Forums Jump to content


Full Forum Member (FFM)
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


DaveyT last won the day on December 19 2014

DaveyT had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

171 Excellent

About DaveyT

  • Rank
    Aspirated? Naturally...
  • Birthday 06/01/1965

More Info

  • Name
  • Car
    1982 Esprit S3 N/A, Harlequin T4 shed
  • Modifications
  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

5,957 profile views
  1. ^^what he said They seem to fit ok, but only done 10 miles shakedown so far
  2. Watching.. glove box was the final item to fit in my case, and the front lip seems happiest sitting over the dashboard moulding. Not sure if its riveted or screwed in place, but it looks a bit untidy, so needs something to hold it down
  3. Not me chap. at 5’10”, i always found it supremely comfortable even on distances over 150 miles... mind you that was over 20 years ago when I was still in my twenties
  4. I had a look under there because I was tidying the loom in that area. All I can say is good luck I couldnt see a way to get to the nozzle from inside...was able to trace the pipe to about the LH edge of the centre console, but no further. No dice going in thro the radio aperture either I’m afraid, so dont bother trying to take that out I was lucky that mine was just blocked nozzles, must use a fair flow of water as I got through a pint or so, hence the panic. in the end I took the pipe off the bottle and sucked all the water and crap back out. That, along with a lot of wiggling with a pin in the nozzles and a bit of 16 gauge G string did the trick
  5. So guys, is the washer tube Accessible from under the dash without removing anything/everything? Passed the MoT yesterday , but the washers stopped working on the way back. Could be blocked nozzles, but I seem to have lost a lost of water from the bottle which isnt evident in the bonnet compartment, so I suspect a split or disconnected pipe . any advice anyone?
  6. Cheers Brett, time for another root through the box of old bolts and stuff then , or failing that, another £25 into Steve’s pockets...
  7. Big day tomorrow as I go for an MOT but... fitted steering wheel properly for the first time today, and there’s a shed load of play where the wheel sits on the column. parts manual section 32.05a indicates collets and a locating ring that sits just below the splines, but I dont have these. Dad took it apart many moons ago, so it is possible they have been lost the wheel boss itself flares into a taper forward of the splines, while the steering shaft is not tapered. Does the collet arrangement mate to the taper, or am I looking for some sort of tapered bush instead? looking at SJ website, the collets are tapered, but not very deep... (been away for the art fair at Windsor and good to meet @Kimbers and his better half there, but it meant a few days lost on MoT prep) @Sparky..., hope you recover soon. I did suggest to Tony that he dropped the Gin art in on the way back but I can’t publish his reply on that one thanks for any help
  8. Looks like 4 Esprits to me : yellow TE on left, Black S2? Middle, white S2 right, and the 300 top left. Man got taste!
  9. Well done Nic... I was obviously lucky with mine, new hydraulics all round, but no changes to the box itself. Only took me a full day to find all the gears but not been out to road test yet, just a few yards back and forth, so fingers crossed on that one... i agree though, that the cross gate adjustments are very finely set...half a turn either way from the optimum made reverse almost impossible to find.... I also found that my re-trimmed gaitor was fouling with the stick, preventing it from properly selecting 5th, so the foam scrim had to be surgically removed from the inside of that too.
  10. I’ll be there with Karen on Stand 41 on Friday night for the PV, and if anyone needs any more tickets than @Kimbers can provide, just let us know. Karen’s work can be found here for anyone interested: Cheers Tony, look forward to meeting you at set up 🛠🛠
  11. Thanks guys, All the bits for this came from SWLC, inc the genuine carb rebuild kit, but I’ve yet to run it OtR, ....and while it was looking promising, I couldnt get #4 balanced as closely as I’d have liked, but then I found the vac take off from that pot wasnt properly tightened . rebalancing over next day or two now that fuel levels are set correctly. Wish me luck
  12. Hi @jonwat New Orings in the spacers, but I was going by the manual here... Last line states “ uniform gap 1mm ...etc”, which contradicts the diagram. In my case, the rear carbs weren’t clamping at the 2.2 and 1.9 dimensions, so I reverted to the 1mm quoted in the text. what would be the implications (other than leaks, which I will find easily enough) of the smaller spacing? I mounted the carbs to the manifold on the bench to keep an eye on the O ring displacement possibilities... thanks, Dave
  13. I’ll start a new thread to ask you for some help John...
  14. Thanks John, I”ll go back and re-check the spacings.... fuel heights successfully set....
  • Create New...