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    84 Lotus Turbo Esprit
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    Tanks done - brakes done - suspension next
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  1. They’re a good upgrade. Make sure your booster, master cylinder and vacuum supply is in good condition.
  2. Gis

    Just joined

    What a machine...she’s stunning!
  3. Correct. It’s the S3 Turbo kit from PNM.
  4. I yet have to replace the rear caliber sliding pins and rubber covers. The old ones are worn, dry and cracked. Just got a new set from SJ. It’s inexpensive. Then the job is really complete.
  5. I have installed them 2 months ago and there is not that much to report yet. They work fine so far. I have combined them with the PNM wilwood fronts and that improved braking substantially albeit the main difference comes from the front calipers, surely. They are easy to install, look solid and work. Only major difference is the handbrake cable routing which now goes over the top of the gearbox rather than around the back as with the old ones. That’s a bit negative since one of the cables gets closer to the turbo and needs a heat shield. Apart from that all ok. The handbrake return springs look rather sturdy.
  6. No I have not fitted them yet. I have new pins and a set of new plastic bushes. The plastic bushes are really flimsy and not confidence inspiring at all. Measured them and the bronze ones match. ID and OD is the same as the plastic ones, so is the flange, there is no play on the shaft. The length is a little longer but easy to trim if needed. The doors are on my to do list and when I get to it I’d prefer not to have to do it again a year later.
  7. Have a look at those, should be a good alternative.
  8. Gis

    new to Lotus

    Welcome Allan! We are all looking forward to some pictures of your car. Lots of good people on this forum ready with guidance and advice.
  9. Cool car Chris @very low initial price and looks complete. Great choice. Will require an investment but I’m sure it’s worth every penny you put into it. Crack on and get it done well. I paid a lot more for mine only to find out that it needed quite a bit more to get it to a good level. Looking forward to your resto story.
  10. I was unaware of the RAF airfield connection. Don’t think it’s a Mustang Dan, looks more like a P-47 Thunderbolt. With this in mind, anyone ready for some bomber nose art on a classic Esprit? 🙂
  11. Gis

    Engine stops

    Assuming the carbs are ok and with correct float levels I would still look at the fuel supply before the pump. Original tanks? I had a similar intermittence issue on mine and it improved after changing plug leads and distributor rotor arm. I still had to change the tanks as they were rusty on the inside. That resolved it completely. There was debris. All it takes is a larger piece of rust floating around before the pump. That might not manifest when you run the pump consistently to empty the fuel tanks (it did not on mine yet the rust was there). I would want to know how the tanks look in the inside and verify it if I were you and before changing more parts. Besides that, make sure the ignition amplifier has a good solid ground.
  12. Gis

    Prices Soaring

    A fairly original S1 has just been auctioned off for 39k usd on BaT quite a nice original car with some flaws and some mods. Another S1 in better condition is featured @no reserve in the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction next weekend (estimated at 80-100k) will be interesting to see where it ends up. Both these cars are not even close to the best ones of some of our forum members, ie Fabian’s @Lotusfab and others.
  13. Gis

    Old spa track

    Not lotus but nevertheless impressive post war film. Massive speeds with incredible machines. Old school racing
  14. Thank you Rob. Will respray her eventually and get rid of that awful black sill area. Black bumpers and mirrors is the way to go.
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