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  1. GordonMasson

    S1 Engine Compression Check and Workshop Manuals

    Thanks Bibs... that might just be why I cant find it then.... doh!
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    S1 Engine Compression Check and Workshop Manuals

    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?
  3. 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
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    S1 rear lamp bulb holder

    Cant see it... is that the right number?
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    S1 rear lamp bulb holder

    MOT and roadworthiness are the same to me... easier to check with an MOT
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Thanks for your help guys, he has a good selection of responses. From Fraser: “Can you say thanks to everyone for their help Dad. I have had a good response and don't need any more now. There are varied views so there is plenty to discuss. Cheers Fraser” Thanks again. Gordon
  10. Hi folks, My son has to hand in his University thesis on “Branding in football” this week and he is low on responses to his online survey…… any chance you could spare a few minutes to fill it in please. It doesn’t ask for your e-mail address or any other personal information. Thanks very much for your help!
  11. Entries for this years SpeedFest are now being collected. I have let the museum know we will be providing a range of cars again via LEGS That usually gets us a bigger bite of the cherry than entering one by one for some reason (and they do like LEGS based on the events we have put on for them in the past). They have limited places available and they make a selection out of the entry forms they receive. If you have already entered, can you let me know ... if possible with a copy of your entry form and I will let them know they are all LEGS cars. If you haven't entered so far and would like to, please fill out the attached form and send it back to me. There are limited places and there is no guarantee your car will be selected but its a good day out whether you are showing your car or just attending. For anyone who hasn't been, this gives an idea of the kind of thing that goes on...... with a bias on the LEGS input: SpeedFest_Entry Form_2017 (2).pdf
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    Weight of S1 gearbox and courier service

    ok thanks guys.... I was thinking it would be a bit lighter but perhaps im wrong. Any recommendations for courier, seems like they choke at that sort of weight?
  13. Hi folks. Can anyone tell me what the weight of an S1 gearbox with the bell housing would be please? Also looking for a decent courier who wouldn't charge the earth to ship it from Aberdeen down to Northampton.... any idea of cost? Thanks
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    Esprit factory active suspension development car

    That was Mikes retirement. There must have been some better pictures but that was the only one that I managed to get a hold of.
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