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  1. I have no doubt that the Delco can't keep up on the technical point of view, don't worry ^^ It's just that it's original and as such has a certain value.
  2. A chain is too thick as the accumulator is very close to the pump body => not enough clearance for a chain. But a "belt" tool for removing oil filters works.
  3. Joke apart, I have no doubt your kit has a better feeling and is reliable but some people like to keep their car original so what is rubbish for you might be valuable for others 😅 (even if it's not the best from a functionality point of view) As for me I am on the edge, if I can make it work like it should I will keep mine (I now have 9-11 pedal press before the pumps starts — a loss of ~50 psi per press, so it looks promising. It has been very bad since I bought the car, we'll see to what extend my recent refurbishment changes that)
  4. (in my opinion it would be better not to bin anything when possible, as the community might need the parts? Especially these kind of things which are "a bit" hard to replicate)
  5. How is that even possible? I mean, the DOT 3-4-5.1 is the rule and the DOT5 the exception, why would they use (or even have) DOT5?!
  6. 12 & 13 Well now that's an impressive work list!
  7. Hi @Daniel Rowe, If you want to have it remade (partially or just a new veneer or new varnish or whatever) I would recommend Philippe Dehaye. He makes an extremely good job. If I had a problem with my dashboard I would give him the job without a second thought. Of course he is French (East of Paris) but a courier could be arranged, he works for a lot of foreigners too. He happens to be a family friend, but really, I am being honest about my recommendation here. His work is great. As for his price, I don't know, you would have to ask for a quote.
  8. muahahaha! (thanks to @geoffsmith for the finding ^^) (
  9. Hello, Could anyone with a GT3 (or late V8?) Momo steering wheel measure its diameter please? It looks a bit thicker than the SIR version but I am not too sure. Thanks in advance!
  10. Well why don't you just enter by the right side and then jump into the other seat? Simple, really!
  11. You're welcome! Do you intend to convert it to EFI just for fun or are there any other reasons? If I had a Dellorto Esprit I would keep it original (except for learning how to do it and for fun, as I said)
  12. Hi, Here is an interesting publication about our engine (the 4 cylinder one). available here for $33: and available here for free thanks to Sci Hub: (I first read it from but it's nice to have the actual pdf)
  13. @Boysintown I have just seen you are looking for a spare wheel for your GT3, actually it's probably normal it hasn't one.
  14. @TAR> I once went to a shop (in France) and the guy told me they only did diesel injectors and that they needed to ship them somewhere anyway, so ... Maybe I was out of luck. Anyway now I have a ultrasonic cleaner so I will probably do it myself anyway. Any cross reference about the filter baskets and o-ring seals? (I already asked it a few days ago there but had no answers yet :d — when I come to think to it maybe it's not posted in the proper section anyway, to me it was related to the induction but ...)
  15. @stevefh I haven't had the time to fit it in the pump housing for various reasons but I still tested the new machined Wabco accumulator in the pressure gauge and it holds by just a bit more than three full threads, so even a little more than the original Delco. As I said I used a 11mmx2.5mm EPDM 70 shore o-ring and it doesn't leak at all (it's currently at ~2225 PSI) The only downfall is once machined the hex spanner is too thick to be put on the remaining hex "head" of the accumulator as it's not pretty thin and the gauge has a large hex port which is directly against the sphere. I think the pump housing is thinner though, so maybe a hex spanner could still be fitter. I will report when I install it next weekend ... (so far it's only hand tight in the gauge, so much less than manual torque setting. But I will install it with thread sealant/lock anyway, so I don't think it really matter if I really can't put a spanner on it. And to remove it again in a while if needed I think a chain spanner would probably work)
  16. @21gg I gather they have a bunch of big diesel generators for the factory anyway, it would be a shame not using them for once!
  17. This one seems interesting too (I haven't watch to it yet)
  18. A very nice video about Lotus history I had never seen before:
  19. I don't know as it has been machined this afternoon and I haven't seen it yet. Apparently it should be the same or even a tad more than the original Delco accumulator (I would have preferred it to be "exactly" the same but unfortunately I couldn't be present when it has been machined by a friend of my father) I will see and test it this weekend.
  20. As I said it's two full threads less on the Wabo accumulator than on the original Delco one Which is only one thread holding it in the official gauge (one versus three). @pureguava now reports it's 1.5 thread in the pump casing so it's quite similar to what I measured in the gauge. I reckon it's too low to be reasonably safe, so I would advise you to have it machined. As for the oring I bought a 11x2.5mm EPDM 70 shore one (EPDM is all right in the DOT 4, the NBR/Nitrile isn't) as I couldn't source an EPDM 7/16x3/32 one (the one suggested by @pureguava). I ordered it from there: (ultra fast shipping, ordered at 4:30pm, got the parcel the morning after!! Oo It was from France to France though, so obviously you will have a better option from a UK website or local store) I cannot confirm it doesn't leak yet since I have not used it but once on the wabco accumulator the external diameter is only slightly larger than the old/used oring on the original delco accumulator. So I am pretty confident it will be all right. I know its reputation but I would be curious about what is still bad on your unit? (as for me I never tried it in a good functioning state so I can't tell ... I should experience it soon now as all should be nominal now)
  21. I just tried in the pressure gauge side (I have the same special tool visible in these videos and the wabco unit would hold by just one thread, whereas the original delco unit holds by three threads. I am not sure how many threads would hold it in the alloy port but I don't like that the idea of it being much shorter than the original, so I will have to machine the wabco unit. (what did you do in the end?)
  22. Well I had no idea what a milk float is a minute ago but a roaring noise from a nice ICE is part of the experience, really. It's one of the senses used to enjoy the experience. One may drive blinded too or with a hypothetical acceleration suppression contraption too and it would be even blander. For instance I find electric vehicles videos quite boring to be honest. I think the youngest (I mean the masses) have no interest in car at all. At least here in France. I think diesel (=slow revving engines and dreadful noise) plastic boring cars, speed bumps and absurd speed traps may have killed all the fun of driving a car. It's so boring to drive at 80kph with the constant fear of going just a few kph over the limit and being heavily fined that driving in France has really become a tedious chore.
  23. Nice car but I think the wheels on the photo are not the original Compomotive!
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