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  1. 1 hour ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

    your missus can even take you out to a restaurant or treat you to a naughty night in a hotel!


    The last bit sounds good, but does she have to be there, too?

    Asking for a friend.

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  2. From the eBay advert the advertiser's garage location is about 8 miles from my gaff, and I know where it is. However the photos of it in the ad are taken elsewhere on what looks to be the north Kent coast, and the price is simply laughable. Restoration costs will be the same irrespective of whether Hazel Chapman's ownership could be proven and I would not personally consider that to be of any value, although I understand that some people might.

  3. “However Radio 4 would survive the reshuffle if Mr MacKenzie took the role because the commercial sector “can’t replicate what they do”, citing “great obscure Nigerian plays” as an example.”


  4. 11 hours ago, xmission said:

    I just finished reading the entire thread, while trying to wind up my Esprit, that's been sitting unfinished for quite a while after a tank and header replacement. I'm very close, but waiting and trying different parts to get from the fuel pressure regulator back to the pump with braided line. With any luck I'll get it together this week when more parts arrive.

    This thread had been a great source of info and inspiration, and your Esprit is beautiful Ian. Fantastic job.

    Thank you for saying so.

    I started out as a complete novice when it came to Esprit's. I had in no way realised what kind of a journey it was going to be and now it would be easier to list what I haven't done, rather than what I have. It's fair to say that I will never recoup the outlay, either. Still, I started this thread so that others may benefit from my experiences, good and bad, and if it's helped, then that's great news. Being a pedantic old sod, the work is never finished, but now it's regular maintenance than major projects.

    So far, I am very pleased with the engine and gearbox rebuilds. It's now covered 1,300 miles since then. No oil leaks (hallelujah), zero oil consumption, and the engine pulls very well as @slaywill no doubt agree after our little jaunt the other day. If there's any other work of interest I will be posting on here.

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  5. 2 hours ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

    Not really. That thread confirms that the 200 homologation cars were all hastily built at an old ex Reliant unit in Shenstone to satisfy the FISA officials. It also confirms that these cars needed fettling before sale. OK, Ford were in charge and used mainly Ford personnel together with some ex Reliant staff, but you’d expect that. Anyway it’s not that important nowadays where they were made.


    Where does it confirm they were hastily built? Couldn't see that.

    You said Reliant assembled the cars, but the post confirms that was definitely not the case, rather that they made the external panels. I was also fed the information that the bodies were built by Reliant, and I was wrong. As a past owner of a couple of Reliant Scimitars, I guess the lure of an RS200 connection was too difficult to pass up for some of the 'historians'. :)

  6. 1 hour ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

    Apparently Reliant assembled all 200 of the “standard” cars in double quick time to get them homologated, but did a pretty shoddy job by all accounts, so that Ford themselves had to do it again prior to sale. I don’t think any of the Group B homologation road cars were happy just pootling around. They all wanted a good thrashing, like Max Mosley and Frank Bough back in the day.

    Looks like we’re both wrong -

  7. 11 hours ago, C8RKH said:

    I haven't googled it but was not Reliant/Scimitar of the Robin fame?

    I don't give a shit about indicator stalks either which is why I have an Evora.  Sure they are the ones I had on my XR3i in 1987!

    Coconut duly awarded. It was indeed Reliant.

  8. 53 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

    So the RS200 then?  That car had such potential. Looked superb. Just did not have the time it needed to develop as Ford were late to the party IIRC. Would love to have one today!

    Can you guess which Company built the bodies without Googling?

  9. 12 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

    Arizona I believe is where Axon makes the X26 Taser the police seem to use. However for certain instances I think that other American well known law enforcement supplier, Colt, has superior products for a more, erm, final outcome!

    What? We're using American-made equipment? Quick, somebody start a pressure group to stop this vile trade!

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  10. 28 minutes ago, Buddsy said:

    I know I think I do! We all know shiny new works bester & faster!



    I do have the green stuff brake pads & braded hoses.



    I agree with Chris, a pad change could be a cheap fix for you.

    After trying out quite a few, I plumped for EBC Yellowstuff, but note that’s not a recommendation, just what I felt worked best for my set-up.

    There’s quite a few others out there to choose from, so some internet legwork is required. They have internet in Norfolk, right?

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