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  1. Yes on its way to a new home in Wales. Unfortunately for me my health has gone to shit. I have been diagnosed with cancer and will never be able to finish the car. This could be my last Christmas and I am totally heartbroken at having to let the Esprit go. I did not want to leave it to my family to deal with selling the car after I’m gone. I wish Ian all the best with finishing the Esprit it’s a big project and I believe he’s going to get it done. Thanks Guys for all the good and bad times. Rob
  2. I brought the Canley GT6 uprights and new spindles and fitted them to my S3. I used my hubs which fitted direct to the spindles and used the S3 brake discs. You do need to weld the bottom mount to the lower arm as it will pivot. It is not perfect but it is all that is available and better than the trunnion.
  3. My Son has brought it, and we are doing the restoration.
  4. Thanks guys coolant was not mixed with oil it came out green and no cream sludge inside. So it looks like just the coopers head gasket failure when stood for god knows how long.. Not had any spare time of late to do any more work on it.
  5. It came from Arizona so it was not damp! had antifreeze in the water so was coolant 100%
  6. I have just pulled the engine out from a federal S2 JPS Esprit its only done 13k miles (Speedo reading) but the engine was part dismantled. It had been stood for many years the exhaust cam carrier had been removed from the engine and the exhaust manifold was missing. The cam belt was still fitted and it all looks great and all the inside of the engine is nice and every thing looks untouched. So it looks like the cam carrier was removed to fit/remove exhaust manifold. The car had a single box big bore stainless exhaust fitted and part of a down pipe, so all looks like pr
  7. look forward to seeing some updates and more pics Dan. You could make a small frame to beef up the clams? I got some more work done today! I finished the rear frame to support the rear bumper, valance and lower rear quarters. I also cut out some more inner body work, it was tough plucking up the courage to sink the disk cutter into the body to start with but glad I did it! Lot of work still to do but also a little less to do....LOL
  8. I like your project Dan is it a new one on the go? I did make the side scoops bigger on mine with some alloy spacers. Do you get problems with heat with your Audi V8?
  9. Thanks Dan I did not think fibreglass would take in moisture? I will paint the cuts asap! its going to need a full respray at some point when I have finished.
  10. Thanks Eddie yes cutting by the air scoop ears would work very well but I still wanted to use the filler locations. I did consider that and think its maybe the best way to do it if you want to use another way to fill the tanks.
  11. Started to do some work again on my old project. I have not seen this done before to an Esprit, a few race cars have had complete rear clams that lift off. Mine just flips up like a Ferrari F40 the rear top quarter stays attached to the rear tailgate . The hinges and struts seem up to the job taking the weight no problem. That rear section does not weigh much anyway and I am not going to use the glass window. I plan to make a frame to support the rear bumper, valance and rear lower quarters so that will all stay in place. This is going to be great to gain access to wo
  12. I did cut the lexan sheet to size today. The glass is 10kg? thought it was much more and the 5mm lexan is near 5kg so not much weight saved! The lexan also has flex so will need some vents or slots thermal vacuumed formed into the sheet to stop the flex. That black bonding which stuck the glass in is a sod to cut away! I used a stanley knife and pallet knife and cut from the inside out. At least with glass free I can now get much better access to the tailgate and view how to fix it to the clam section.
  13. Hi Dan, at the rear I have cut just under the waistline trim as I also worked it out as the best way to hid the cut-join, from the side I have cut at an angle behind the filler caps so they can still stay in place. I am using the tailgate hinges and struts and will bond the clam to the tailgate which I think will work ok. I also plan on using an extra prop to lock it into place when raised like the F40 due to my bonnet being ripped off on a bad windy day! I dont want the same thing to happen to the clam! The rear bumper, valance and rear lower quarters will stay again like F40 style
  14. I dont get much spare time to work on it Dan. Still has no engine or transaxle fitted. I am doing a rear clam conversion and want to lose weight so want to use a lourve or polycabonate instead of the glass. I did email lotus bits may have to phone them
  15. I have a rear glass hatch screen for sale or swap
  16. I still have them will have a good look and get some pics when I go over workshop next
  17. mine sold on greedbay for £81
  18. The radio will add weight! LOL I dont have an Excel only Esprit and just breaking the Eclat.
  19. Was also watching your youtube videos last night George excellent work! Did you buy my gear knob a while ago?
  20. I do but it is damaged some of the clips are broken/missing
  21. no same as mine and mine is in better condition
  22. Just spent a few days restoring this old 1941 Lyn Lathe. Had been left outside at some point and had rusted solid nothing moved! Lots of tender love and some help with the Aqua Blaster and she has a new lease on life once again. Was a very satisfying job to see it all come back to clean metal.
  23. This I am unsure of myself, the glass beads I use are very tiny smaller than normal grit. It is almost near dust and I use low pressure. I guess it is possible it could and I would recommend anyone having items done especially if internal engine parts to thoroughly clean them. I am looking into getting a ultrasonic bath. Most items I do are mostly external parts for cosmetic cleaning.
  24. Audi Transaxle Lambo Exhaust VW heads and fan Lotus carbs AQUA BLASTING what is it? Vapour Blasting, Vapour honing, Aqua Blasting, Slurry blasting, Wet blasting. These are all generic names used to describe one of the safest and most gentle ways of cleaning various metal and non metallic items using just the power of water, air and tiny small glass beads. The range of items that are able to be cleaned with this revolutionary method is virtually endless
  25. Breaking Lotus Eclat 1975 Has been stood for over 20 years! You guys can have first dibs on items before it all goes on greedbay. Fair price please! Chassis was rotten at front anti-roll bar mounts and rear cross member (looks like that section unbolts anyway?) interior was pretty rank other than the dash which is good along with the steering wheel. Both door beams rotten was the main reason it was taken off the road. I now have an Aqua Blasting Machine and was the reason for buying it and probably paid too much but wanted to show off want
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