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  1. Because of Ohms law. V = IR Voltage drop = current x resistance. Without the coil connected, current is zero hence voltage drop across the resistive wire is zero.
  2. I think you have confirmed everything is working, the red wire is a resistive wire. The resistive wires usually can be identified as they have a kind of woven insulation rather than plain plastic. Does it have this?
  3. It would not surprise me if he has stopped making Esprit tanks as there are too many versions to keep track of and he likely ends up having to modify or even scrap some before they are correct. Anyway when replacing the tanks all you have to do is think that it could be the heater unit you are removing and then they become easy by comparison!
  4. This is what mine looks like. The bracket has to be bent across to the left otherwise the lever fouls it. As far as I can remember the part of the lever which contacts the throttle stop screw hits the spring where it goes through the hole in the bracket.
  5. Yes, normal. The motors only rotate one way and the down rest position is before the lowest point of the movement. There are no motor stops on the G cars
  6. I noticed that issue on mine. The bracket which holds the throttle cable and end of the spring, mounted to the plenum, was bent. But when I straightened it, it caused the lever to hit the end of the spring so had to bend it back out of true again. Presumably all these cars are like that.
  7. If its doing it at low speed when engine hot it could be a fuel vaporisation issue. Is all the ducting correct which keeps the airflow through the engine bay, via the front and back sides of the ears and intake air from the outside? Any fuel pipes closer to exhaust than they should be? You have not got the cooling air through the louvres as on the Turbo so engine bay temp could be high. If it does it when running slowly after a period of high speed running that would make this more likely as a cause.
  8. Yes you can put a couple of soft bags in it.
  9. The boot bag is a great solution. You can fold it out of the way when carrying bigger stuff, as long as there is nothing sharp which might impact the body from inside. I keep some tools, cleaning stuff and other assorted kit in a soft bag outside of the boot bag in the left rear corner, so its invisible and doesnt take up any of the bag. The later cars without the bag that space is blocked off and cant be used.
  10. I posted some pics of the AZ-1 I imported as a project earlier in this thread. Here it is, the one on the right next to my other one, all nice and finished. This was a full resto, the only part I didnt totally dismantle was the gearbox.
  11. I repaired mine using strimmer cord. The repair was a lot easier than taking off the door and refitting it to remove it!
  12. If its a suspected ignition problem why not buy a set of 4 neon spark plug cap indicators and leave them fitted. Then you will have an instant indication of whether the problem is loss of spark and whether on all or some plugs. I believe they started fitting some of the emissions stuff on UK engines before the HC such as the temperature controlled vacuum advance on the distributor. The engine has the longer HC inlet manifold and HC style cam covers or did they fit those to all the LC NA engines?
  13. I have this book, I could have brought it over the other day, LMK if you want to borrow it.
  14. I was surprised to see the old rev limiting rotor arm earlier. Never knew these were even fitted to Esprits, likely most have been swapped out for standard by now. They used to fit them to the twincams in the Elan/Europa and they were notorious for causing ignition problems, this has to be the prime suspect.
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