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Hornsey Boy

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    Lotus Esprit S2, Turbo S3 HC, Esprit S4
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    Chillidoggy's S4 Brake Conversion...WOW !
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  1. @skiing I like the sound of your idea. how does it look ? Someone did suggest going to a breakers yard and getting a ridged roof liner off an another car and cutting it down and doing the same as you, and just wedge it in place.
  2. Thanks everyone for the advice. I am surprised that the Head liner was glued directly onto the fibre glass of the roof. I will look into the foam option or use a board and cover that and place that back. Any idea on how to remove the pillar posts and rails, do I just pull them away, will I need new replacement clips ?
  3. Hi All The headlining on my S3 is very good condition, i.e. no rips, or staining but it sagging somewhat. Any tips on removing it. What comes off first, sticking it down, what's the best glue to use etc Thanks in advance
  4. At the auction price the S4 its worth a punt.....but not at that dealer mark up price, too much against it. Just wondered why these eBay listing aren't pulling through in general.
  5. I have noticed a few Esprits listed on eBay over the last couple of months, haven't been pulling through into this section. Not too sure why @Bibs . A couple of nice S3, a copper N/A which I believe was a ex-TLF members car , a white S3 HC and a Turbo S ... Currently we have an accident damaged S3 - Not too sure how you get that sort of damage to the front ? and a rather odd looking colour coded S4 ! https://www.eb
  6. Hi @thebartman "Car has done approx 700 miles since top-end rebuild, had it's 500 mile check " I assume this is all recent work time wise ? If so push it back to the Lotus service centre and see what they say D
  7. Hi John Yep its "Pacific Blue", as per my 1995 S4 Romano Artioli owned Bugatti at the time and brought into Lotus in 1993 odd, hence the link maybe by a previous owner trying to upmarket the car, when they were selling it ? Looking to forward to following the rebuild :)
  8. @Sparky " nothing really" that's an understatement...What a buzz you must have had, wow ! I hope put your name on a post it note and shoved it under the drivers seat for future generations to find
  9. Hi @benja-p There is new one on eBay from Bell & Covill, but out of a V8
  10. Thanks Jim There seems to be some "pink" residue around the one of the hoses, so the blue stuff will be going in. Just noticed a few drops coming from the bottom of the car while I was under it. I think a hose at the front, bottom end of the engine must have a leak. Looks like its PITA to try and remove the cover and investigate, as I only have a jack and axle stands
  11. Thanks John Not worried waterless stuff, looking for some Esprit tips. Someone mentioned to jack the back of the car up and slowly fill it up to avoid air locks. What do owners use, the blue or pink colour coolant etc..
  12. I have noticed the header tank on the HC is looking a bit porous, so I am to replace it with a new ally one from SJ (unless someone has one sitting around in their garage and wants to sell it) I thought I should flush out the system at the same time, as the water is looking rather brown . Any tips, do I use an agent or just flush it thought with a hose and water. What's the best way, just remove one of the hoses from the rad at the front and put the hose on the header tank and let the water run through. Thanks in advance
  13. Lovely S4s....a better call than a V8. Plus its ex forum's member car, which makes all the difference. With my S4 the last 4 owners were all on this wonderful forum. The Gold membership is worth every penny and more 👍
  14. Love these type of adverts. Poor photos (christ, they haven't even closed the back of the car) and a few one liners, that's where you get the bargains. Just brought a cheap 2012 Kia Picanto as a run about. One picture of the car at dusk in he advert. Turned up to see the car and the seller didn't even state in the advert about the main dealer FSH service history, four brand new tyres and a full service, all done in the last 100 miles and he wondered why no one called. In fact when I purchased the HC same thing. No mention of the full C service just completed, brand new rear suspensio
  15. Just had some Falkens fitted to the HC on Friday. Ziex ZE310 Ecorun 195/60R15 88V and 225/60R15 96W and I am well happy with them. £300 all in fitted and balanced from Pro-tyre To be honest I would have thought any tyres made now, will be better than the originals from the period. Especially in my case as the old NCTs were from 1991 and were hard as rocks
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