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  1. I've never heard of a Special on an electric fuel pump from the factory, if all else fails, try putting it back to a mechanical fuel pump. At least then you can trouble shoot according to factory standard. I have something somewhere describing how to set up the Dellorto's, will dig it out when I get a minute...
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    Europa project

    Hi Dave are you looking to put 155s as original spec or... If you want to go wider to, for example 175 all round, then try Avon CR6ZZ. These are the HSCC wet weather control tyre for Europas. They are 70 profile, 13 inch. Contact Longstone Tyres, Bawtry. I have been on these for the last 18 years. Really progressive in the wet, like s**t to a blanket in the dry. Not cheap, but a phenomenal tyre.
  3. Sam FWIW: its a huge undertaking and I would say that actually very few people have the 'mentality' never mind the means, to make a success of this kind of project. Its almost guaranteed that some parts if not missing, you'll want to replace and some of those could be very difficult to find. I hoard parts and my Europa is completely functional. I know people who are not really interested in DRIVING classics. They are 'serial' restorers, they do a fantastic job and then its up for sale to fund the next project and so on and so on - they've done it time and time again. They never get the money back for the hours and other costs. They do it because they love it. If you're such a person then its for you - but if you have the slightest doubt, I wouldn't attempt it. Europa prices in the US seem to me to be less than UK (RHD is also required in Japan). So my advice is get something ready to go - believe me you'll be fully occupied keeping it spick and span! Sorry that this might sound negative just trying to be realistic.
  4. looks like a fairly straight forward restoration - all the important bits are there. Is the lizard on the rear drum extra or included?🧐
  5. Its a difficult job madmax. I was trying to help someone do this and even with two of us we failed but were glad not to have broken the window in the process. I think with some glass suction pads and two people it can be done safely. Make sure the 'window frame' is of the right 'thickness' all the way round and to the right 'depth', if that makes sense? In the end we bottled it and whipped it up to Banks and let Richard do it. Photo is how its done on my car - not the car we were trying to install it on but just to show you the arrangement of the joints. The very best of luck! Love to see a video of a successful install!
  6. The boot to me is the part with the carpet, the other part I would describe as the engine bay.
  7. 360 CUP is completely different - you access them from the boot, they are positioned at the extremity of either side.
  8. Hmm, now how can I be polite about this 😳?
  9. Coming from Tropheo I had the same concern as you and discussed this point with Lotus dealer before swapping to Cup 2s - I will also swap them round.
  10. They're not directional so should be able to
  11. Due to lack of Tropheo availability, I am now on the cup 2s with 215 on the front. My car was set up to 'R' geo with the Tropheo and this needs redoing really since the 215s have raised the car ever so slightly. There is no contact / rubbing problem. However, for track use - I have 265 on the rear and I think the tendency of the rear to lighten on severe heavy braking from high speeds is only made 'worse' (I am talking relatively here) with the bigger front footprint. I counter this with compression and rebound adjustments, when I should fit different springs but... Aesthetics is one thing, but I don't think on its own it helps the dynamics and the chassis if set up correctly doesn't really need bigger fronts in isolation. Going wider all round is a different story.
  12. Andy 32/38 is the recommended road setting 30 all round for track work
  13. Sunny evening at the moment and the forecast says cold but dry - hoping it pans out like that, although getting some temperature in the tyres might take me a while...looking forward to it. Anyone else going?
  14. Put Peter Soderberg in the 430. He knows what to do with a LHD exige.
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