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eeyoreish last won the day on February 2 2019

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About eeyoreish

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    Still cheaper than a hoss...
  • Birthday 14/08/1969

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  • Name
    Neil Howarth
  • Car
    1990 Esprit N/A & 1984 Turbo Esprit
  • Modifications
    Just as Mr Stevens & Mr Giugiaro intended...
  • Location
    Sofa or Garage

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  1. Nice one Dean! Glad you're back in the game. Time to update your profile...
  2. Don't forget to replicate the subtle curve in the long section of the hockey stick coolant pipes to clear the gearshift master unit. Only a Muppet would fit them straight and have to remove and refit them. Ask me how I know...
  3. Had a similar problem with my RHS headlamp in the past. Only popping up half way. A clean and degrease of the motor cured it both times. Is there a reason why the relay would only affect one side?
  4. eeyoreish


    Our Monty is a bit like that. On the odd occasion that he jumps on my lap I'm thinking it's because he loves me. He's probably just thinking where's the warmest place to lie...
  5. Why would you change it if it's running fine?
  6. I'm sure she won't even notice it. If you live in a desert...
  7. That doesn't sound unreasonable but I guess you could spend close to half that on a decent paint job if the car needs full paint? Engine work would be similar if it needs a rebuild and you wouldn't be doing that work yourself.
  8. Hi Phil and welcome! The Excel is a great car (I had one) but it's never going to be an Esprit. If your heart says Esprit then that's what you should get! I now have 2, my usable Stevens and an '84 TE which is a full resto so I'm familiar with the scale of the task you mention. If you haven't done already, catch up with some reading on @Lotusfab 's resto threads. Good reading.
  9. Cheers Bibs. TBH I'm a while away from paintwork yet (!) but it's good to have the names of some recommended places for when I'm ready.
  10. @davidw I assume that you'd recommend Specialised Paintwork? They know what they're doing with GRP bodies? I'll need to get my Turbo Esprit painted at some point (eventually) and Reading isn't too far from me...
  11. eeyoreish


    Ah, I saw the 2 furry balls hanging in the background and just assumed...
  12. eeyoreish


    I see he's had 'the op' then
  13. I used the 'double seal' method on mine which uses 2 standard oil seals back to back instead if the Renault seal. Pretty sure there's a thread on here somewhere about that. Sealing up the roll pins is critical too I recall. As far as I know they're OK so far
  14. Even came back to check his work!! What a lowlife. Surely a good enough image for the police to get an ID if he's known to them?
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