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    Gordon Masson
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  1. Thanks for the input guys. To be honest I don't have the time to do this myself and I want to be sure they are 100% right when they go on the car hence putting them to a Forum recommended "specialist". I will give Eurocarb a shout and see what they have to say Thanks
  2. I really want them to be done "professionally". Mind you I have been bitten by a few "Lotus Specialists" in the past!!
  3. Despite various attempts to adjust and resets the carbs on my S1 it looks like they need a rebuild. Any suggestions on a reputable specialist who would do a good job and any idea of costs? Thanks
  4. About a month after I got the car some lout kicked the mirror off. Those mirrors were standard after market parts in 1983...... and because they are on stalks you can actually see what you have just overtaken on BOTH sides. Still after an original S1 mirror though.
  5. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the Lotus 70th Anniversary gathering at Hethel today but as it turns out I have an anniversary of my own that falls on the same day. I had always promised myself that one day I would own a Lotus after seeing a Europa pass my house. On the 29th September 1983, 35 years ago today, I became the very proud owner of 0100G. It’s been a rollercoaster ride in more ways than one but I love the car just as much today as when I drove it home for the first time. There couldn’t be many of us who have owned an Esprit for 30+ years …. Perhaps Lotus should set up an Esprit Veterans Club for loyalty to the brand ? A massive thanks to everyone at Lotus for building such an incredible car. Pictures: 1976 Black and white press photographs taken at Louth Golf Club and back on the same location for the Esprit 40th Anniversary in 2016. Group photo: Great to gather everyone together for this picture! From left to right..... Me, Carlene, Angela Bradbury who’s father owned Highcliff Motors who sold the car to its first private owner, Barry Collen. Back where it all began. Outside the original front door of the Lotus Factory at Hethel. ..... and a very proud young Lotus owner.
  6. Thanks Bibs... that might just be why I cant find it then.... doh!
  7. Thanks guys. The car has been sitting for the best part of a year without running.... stuck piston ring perhaps? Having said that, Lotus Bits did a full rebuild on the engine about 1000 miles and its always been noisy ... sounded tappity to me but they said although it "sounded horrendous" it was possibly due to one a combination of the carbs needing to be rebuilt and the tubular rather than cast exhaust manifold?? Smells a bit humy when running too.... not sure why that would be on a rebuilt engine?
  8. Hi Folks, Despite having my S1 engine rebuilt a couple of years back and having only covered a few hundred miles in it sounds really rough. Can someone confirm the exact way of doing a compression test on the engine.... is it throttle open or closed etc etc. Also, I am sure there used to be a workshop manual for Full Forum Members on here.... Can never find it though, anyone got a link to it? Thanks
  9. MOT and roadworthiness are the same to me... easier to check with an MOT
  10. Hi all, I need to get my S1 MOT'd and it has failed on a rear light fault. The bulb holders in the unit are corroded and one has been melted slightly. All lamp holders in the unit look to be the same. They are marked 98.0002.775. any ideas where I could get them or has anyone fitted an alternative? The complete lighting cluster ... (which is ok although the silver paint is a bit worn) is Fiat X1/9 and has the part number Carello 12.217.748 (Made in Italy) Thanks Gordon
  11. Can anyone tell me what the blower fan from an Elise is from.... if its not Lotus specific that is? Any suppliers and part numbers would also be good. Thanks
  12. Hi folks, Only one response back for this so far. I will leave it open for a couple of weeks (Friday 19 May) and then return anything we have in to GTM as the LEGS entry for this year. If you want to apply for entry, the application form is on the post above and you can return it to me and I will put them in together, after that, please send your entries directly to GTM. Thanks Gordon
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