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Hornsey Boy

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About Hornsey Boy

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  • Name
    Dragan
  • Car
    Lotus Esprit S2, Turbo S3 HC, Esprit S4
  • Modifications
    Chillidoggy's S4 Brake Conversion...WOW !
  • Location
    Essex

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 https://www.protyre.co.uk/ 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
  4. I think they have had the car for quite a while....I seem to remember it being painted in the Lotus Gold Leaf F1 colours, i.e., bottom half white, with a gold strip/wheels. But its looks that sales of the unique colour scheme pitch didn't work, hence the full red paint job. Yep the same car....but they have increased the price by £3k !
  5. @NigelM I never used the GT23, I think that is for more newer leather. But if you give them a call they can confirm that. I found them very approachable and helpful. I recall there are some you tube vids around using their products. Give it a go, its a rewarding job to do Fabien's looks great
  6. Hi @NigelM Both the Gliptone and Furniture clinic products are designed to watered down, so goes a long way. When I first started on the HC i brought a craft type model sprayer and a bottle of compressed gas and applied that way. But I got tied of this slow process. Its OK for small localised repairs etc. So I just applied by hand, watered down and dried it off after each application with a hairdryer, takes about 2 mins to dry this way and just layer it on. The final finish is a lacquer applied by a can ( my was Satin) 3 cans to do a whole leather interior on my Esprit in
  7. I applied Gliptone dye using a sponge /cloth, the clear sealer is available in rattle cans, Matt/Stain/Gloss for that final finish. So need for a compressor as such. But a hair dyer is a must when applying the products between coats to speed up the drying process.
  8. Hi @viz139 Just wondering what you think of your new tyre choice ?
  9. Hi Nigel The balm may do the trick for you, the hard part will be the scrubbing and cleaning of the leather before applying the balm. If you feel it wants a refresh colour wise then try Gliptone https://www.liquidleather.co.uk/ If you send them a leather sample they will match it for you. The leather in my HC was dry as a bone when I got the car and after a couple weekends I was well pleased with the end results on the seats, door and dash. I found Gliptone products better than furniture clinic
  10. !5th July at lunchtime heading south through Epping High Street, Essex A light metallic blue Wedge turbo A reg - looked it has just come out of long term storage, as the lacquer was peeling off the bonnet and it smelt like it need a bit of tune up.....but it put a big smile on the kids (and my face)
  11. Great picture posted on the Lotus Cars Facebook page
  12. @jonroberts love seeing the car, the kids go crazy when ever they spot it. Hopefully our paths will cross one day when you are driving through Epping, and you will see us in a Yellow S2, or an Ice blue 1987 HC.
  13. Stunning colour and its certainly stands out and if its the only UK one, then I seem to remember seeing that car, when it was fairly new being driven around Central London Hyde Park way by Romano Artioli.
  14. Spotted a gorgeous restored Orange Esprit S1 going through Epping on Saturday morning, hope you didn't get too caught out in the rain Seen it a few times driving through Epping......but never when I am in my Esprit
  15. Chatted to Vredestein's customer UK support this afternoon. As I was after replacing my original NCTs on my 87 HC Turbo, and they replied back "Unfortunately we have stopped producing the size you require. The size is getting replaced with 225/60 ZR 15 96W Sprint+ This is our Classic range" But they could not give confirm a date for the launch of the required size in the "sprint" range @ChrisJ if you have any luck on side, on the rears please do let us know.
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