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  1. Door frames: I’m about to install the door frame reinforcing bracket upgrade before I paint them. When I place it on the outside of the channel it is almost flush with the frame. It would therefore be difficult to install the rubber seal. Q. Should the bracket be relocated to the inside of the frame (the channel is deeper)? tks
  2. Hello everyone, I wanted to revisit the topic of fuel tanks. Looking at SJ’s the welds seem to be acceptable but far from perfect. I also note there aren’t any pressings on the top. My question is who makes the best tanks for an S2? thanks
  3. Thanks for the replies. My car came with a very rusty vertical radiator which I assume is original. It’s certainly looks like it’s done the hard yards. It also appears to be compatible with the air dam which has original mounts. The new vertical radiator from SJ appears to fit. It looks like whoever made it forgot to add the side mounts. I intend to mount it to both the body and the air-dam shell. I also intend to mount the fans directly to the lee side of the radiator - sucking gives greater efficiency if I trust what Google states.
  4. Thanks David. radiator: I've dusted off the radiator I purchased from SJ from 5 yrs ago. Looks like the brackets on the ends of the radiator are missing which is annoying. I made something out of aluminum stock but I'm not completely satisfied with how it looks. The deflector plate had come up well although there is a gap between the plate and the radiator. If I insert foam I'm fairly sure it will blow out. I intend to purchase SPALS per previous posts. For the upright radiators have people purchased 3 x 6 inch SPALS? Is the cowling necessary?
  5. Thanks for your replies. Outer bearings have been ordered. I had the box dry ice blasted. It has cleaned up nicely however it’s not at the standard of finish I’m looking for. I was thinking of using a scourer to clean it up furthermore. Any other suggestions?
  6. Gearbox: I’ve had my box dry ice blasted. It looks good. I think I’m going to replace the hardware and leave it as is. Is there anything I need to be mindful of?
  7. Great responses. Thanks folks. I’m glad I asked. I couldn’t recall whether other marques are a direct fitment or whether they needed the mechanisms flipped around. I think I’m going to buy the new black sj handles and add my chrome square lever. This forum is a lifesaver!
  8. Hello everyone door handles: Quick question. My external door handles are mostly chrome with a black inner. When I look at photos of S2’s on Google there is a mixture of chrome (like mine) and full black handles. I also notice there are only black ones available from SJ. From memory these handles are from another marque. My question is what are the correct handles for an S2 (2L)? Chrome or Black? If it’s chrome what’s the work around? Many thanks
  9. I’ve ended up buying a new one from the UK - $3000 landed which is approx 1500 pounds.
  10. Windscreen; NLA here in Australia. I can get a new one economically made using the old one as a template. Does anyone know if there is anything special that I need to know? Appears to be straight forward but knowing lotus, there is usually a catch.
  11. heater tap: keen to keep heat out of the cabin entirely - it’s gets fairly hot in Melbourne (Australia). Have people installed taps in the heater line circuit to keep the heat out and if you have, would you mind posting some pictures of the installation please?
  12. Another couple of heater related questions. My heater wasn’t working when I acquired the car so it has been a bit of a mystery box. Does anyone know why what two holes are for? Is there a rubber plug?
  13. Okay thanks. I must say that’s rather surprising though. I’m finding the matrix to be fairly challenging to get right.
  14. There is foam but I’m thinking it would need some sort of fixing as the core is heavy
  15. Heater box: I had my heater radiator pressure tested many years ago. I can’t figure out how it mounts back inside the heater housing so that its locked into position. It fits well but it wobbles around inside the housing. Any advice would be appreciated.
  16. Thanks. The fabric on the firewall does not remotely match what’s on the dashboard. Appears to more of a nylon backed velvet. My car has been reupholstered at some stage of its life and therefore I need to figure out what are the correct components to make it factory correct. Esprit s2’s are rare here - I have only ever seen one on the flesh so not a lot to compare it to. I know that the colours in the interior should be black and green. I don’t know what materials I should be using. Would I be right in saying: *seats - black leather *carpet - black polypropylene (provided by Steve 🙏🏼) * firewall - black textile pima cotton to match the dash Or should it be more of a nylon backed fabric ? *door cards - black leather and Pima cotton (dark green) *dashboard - Pima cotton (dark green) The Pima cotton doesn’t sound quite right but it’s the only fabric I could find (that’s still available) in the feed from @JonB from 2017. I also note some people have used Crypton Suede. Thanks 👍🏼
  17. Hi everyone, Firewall panel: I’ve started on the interior which is exciting. My carpets have been replaced at some stage so I’m not 100% confident that everything else is as it left the factory. I would like to confirm that this material is original please? Any tips on where to source from / what colour it’s called etc?
  18. Surprisingly, it does help the bonnet hold its curvature. You can buy new ones from S&J
  19. Okay thanks. i have a doggy bag with P clips from the strip down. Im guessing they are aftermarket.
  20. Sorry - for the engine bay area... I can’t find a clear picture.
  21. Does anyone have a photo of the correct route for the park brake cable and boot release cables please?
  22. Tail lights; I have used automotive silicone when affixing the taillight mounting plate to the body. For the black cosmetic surround, do folks simply screw it into the body from behind? It would mark the paintwork... I was thinking of using some foam tape however I’m concerned this will be a trap for moisture. Thanks.
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