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  1. I believe the S1 began with 195s on the front hence some confusion with quoted sizes for S1/S2. I'd be very interested to know what 'matching' set you've managed to find? Your JPS should have 205/60s on the front. Yes they are 'eastern manufactured' but there's little choice with regards to the correct sizes so I have Maxxis MA510E on the front and Maxxis MA-P1 on the back in the correct sizes. In the dry they take a quite lot of stick, I've been pleasantly surprised! In the wet they are not too bad but you take your luck. They are not pretty but I would rather have a modern looking tyre all round than a period tyre, of which there a few to choose from, to fit the rears and a modern to fit the front. Technically it may work but visually it would look a bit odd IMO. Our problem is that the right sized modern tyres available these days are designed for much heavier cars than our dainty Esprits so they don't work as well without being pushed into the tarmac. Pete
  2. You can't put the pipe back on. Been there done that whilst on a roadtrip in the Alps. Had to drive to a garage will oil pissing everywhere to get the nipple soldered to seal it. New pipe fitted when back home. Pete
  3. Great guys, I'll book us in! Pete
  4. Hi Chaps, Just back from hols. Sorry to miss last week's meet. Just been to the Wonston for a cheeky half. Matt the landlord says Thursdays after 6.30pm are quite good and would it be possible to aim for June 20th as his father in law, who loves his cars but is sadly unwell, will be visiting from way ooop north and a bunch of Loti would cheer him up. If it's good, I will confirm with Matt so that we can make best use of the VERY limited parking! Pete
  5. Self tapers into the body unless someone has cut away the bodywork where the holes should be. Pete
  6. @pbharcourtI'll try and remember to bring one to the next gathering Paul and you can see if it's a match. I'm away next week so hopefully June. Pete
  7. OEM. The polybushes are too hard for road use. Pete
  8. Hi Chaps, I have been given some cigar lighters by and Ex-Lotus Engineer who thinks they are original early Esprit fitment but can't remember exactly. Can anyone confirm from the photos? The markings say MADE IN GERMANY 12V GEPRÜFT My S2 has an aftermarket one fitted so I can't compare. I only have the lighters, not the housing but if anyone needs one they might be for sale. Pete
  9. There's a notch on the backplate you have removed that holds the drive gear in. I used a blob of grease to keep in place whilst refitting the plate. Pete
  10. Great to see everyone at the Mayfly, farmyard smells and all! Can't make the next meet, will be sunning myself in Sardinia (conveniently near some well known Lotus filming locations). but hopefully see you in June. Happy to enquire about another Wonston Arms gathering for June maybe? Pete
  11. @giorgio67 Hi Giorgio, I'll try and dig i out tonight after work. If you don't hear from me in the next couple of days, give me a poke. Pete
  12. Pants Kevin. If I was anywhere near home I'd be happy to help but we're elsewhere for Easter. Sorry! Then again it'd be embarrassing turning up with only one mirror...
  13. Avaliable here. Pete
  14. Sounds about right! I've had to return 2 to the supplier for failing within a year or two of fitting. Pete
  15. I don't think the original U/J above the steering rack is available anymore. When I replaced mine, the replacement needed 'modifying' to work at the correct angle so If you plan to replace it yourself, have the dremel handy. Pete
  16. @andydclements HI Andy, I put polybushes on the steering rack mounting brackets to replace the perished rubbers. Everything else is still rubber. Pete
  17. Very sad. Had many an entertaining chat with John through this forum, both technical and social. RIP
  18. Have you still got the details Kev? @Kevin Wheeler Pete
  19. Go rubber! I went poly and it's too stiff. Steering is now really twitchy. Pete
  20. My vocabulary at the time of the incident was a little more colourful Trevor. Pete
  21. I know these are hard to come by but here's asking in hope... Cheers, Pete
  22. Nice! Let me know if you find another one for that sort of money...
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