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Hornsey Boy

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    Lotus Esprit S2, Turbo S3 HC, Esprit S4
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    Chillidoggy's Brake Conversion...WOW !
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  1. @Chris Onelevenr I am glad you bit the bullet and got @Chillidoggy conversion done. @Sparky was the man for the job.......enjoy. I feel its the best bang for your buck that you can spend on the Esprit and completely changes the car. Its still puts a big smile on my face every time I take my S4 out for a spin. p.s love the colour of your GT3
  2. "Keep the faith" .... you have a great eye for detail, some of the slammed Espirts look OK, but are just missing something, which yours has. I cant put my finger on it. But yours just works.....If I ever win the lotto I would do something similar. As for the steering, the electric option may be one to think about for the future as that works only at low speed and i believe then switches off once you move off. My car is fine at speed, yours will be even better because of the smaller steering wheel. But for me getting my S2 in and out of my tight garage is a pain, as is parking it when I am in central London. But the S4 is a breeze in that respects.
  3. it, when I read the original post I wasn't too sure about replacing the Speedline wheels, but seeing the photos of new wolfraces.... it works. As an owner both of a S2 and S4 Esprit, I must admit it has always crossed my mind how much nicer the S2 would be to drive (or least easier to park) if it had the power steering of the S4. Toying with the idea of fitting an electric assisted system to mine. Would love to see it in the flesh when its finished. At one of the Essex/Herts meets.
  4. One missed out by the ebay auto system Liking the wheels
  5. I was replacing the old numbers on the S2 when I came across this lose wire on the back......any idea whats its for ?
  6. Its a very small building...There was plaque placed a few years back to mark the spot Haringey council placed the building under their list of "interesting buildings" along with the pub next door which was run by Colin Chapman's dad. There was talk a few years back of someone hoping, with the help of the local council to use the site as some sort of engineering teaching place, which I thought would have made a fitting tribute to Colin.
  7. Seems to have been missed by automated ebay pick up tool...... Four stud wheels too
  8. Hi @Bibs Just saw this, is this offer still part of the "Gold" package ? Rgds Dragan
  9. The work that has gone into recommissioning the car is bonkers, engine rebuilt, body off chassis repaint etc. The last owner purchased it from a Lotus main dealer via the Bring a trailer website back in 2017.....crazy good value for money today for such an original car. I believe the exterior is the original factory paint.
  10. Hi Ian The prices vary quite a bit, I've even had a quote back for an eye watering £800 ..... just to recolour my Magnolia seats and centre tunnel ! The Allon White seems good value from a Lotus dealer. The issue I have is that the passenger seat is OK, but the drivers is well past its best and recovering just one seat will look odd I've also been quotes £800 for two new seats including new foam from a local guy, but that sounds too cheap to me (need to see some of his work first)
  11. Someone bagged a bit of a bargain at the recent RM Sothebys auction in Arizona
  12. Hi @Ian Mathieson Glad to hear that you are getting the windscreen sorted. I was looking to get my seats recovered, and I was wondering what sort of price you had quoted back from Aldridge Trimming for doing yours ? Rgds
  13. Thanks for all reassurances everyone, kind of agree with @Barrykearley thinking. I might do an oil filter change today too as I have a spare K+N 2004 lying around from the S4. I assume this filter is OK for the 907 engine too
  14. Hi Stig The pressure seems better than before, I filled it with 20W/50 oil. I think the previous owner used a lighter oil What compression should I be getting, the engine had a rebuild back in 2017 before I got the car and has covered minimal mileage I have my fingers crossed and every lucky charm to hand too
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