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    Lez McLair
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    Lotus Esprit S1, Lotus Eclat 520, Lotus Eclat 521
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  1. Mines been like that for the last 25 years!! I was told a long time ago that there was something worn in the speedo gear. I really must get round to having a look at it! Perhaps now when I've got as bit of time on my hands!!
  2. Even the seagulls are taking notice of the social distancing!
  3. P.S. Does anyone know why are the indicators/side lights on the submarine the wrong way round? Even the Corgi model has them the correct way????
  4. Except when you decide to make the aerofoils for your submarine project !! Keep up the awesome work..
  5. Also started to renovate the instrument cluster. Especially the three holes that were drilled into the right hand side where a PO has fitted a S2 brake warning light and 2 non operational switches. I am also going to get rid of the 'lettraset' style small signs for ones with the correct font.
  6. Thanks David. It is Alcantara. (says so on the back!) It is a nice match. Just slightly off compared to the sunned original. But as I said Im very happy with it. Just a pity there wasn't more of it! Really pleased with how the interior looks now without the crash pad and the big hole for the aftermarket heater blower.
  7. Decided to hide a couple of USB sockets in the new glove box seeing as I was enlarging it.
  8. I hadn't realised how long it was since I posted anything about the progress of my interior. So since Feb, I have managed to source a small batch of original blue Alcantara. Its not a perfect match due to sunning and age of my original and there is not enough of it to recover everything. However it is as near a match as Im going to get apart from redoing the whole interior which I cannot really afford at the moment. Seeing as some the original material was different anyway Im happy with what Ive got. I have roped in my Partner Marie, who worked in interior design to recover the dash under the crash pad, centre console, gear stick cover, glove box etc etc
  9. When they started talking about the capabilities, I thought straight away that that's what they would come up with. It seems so logical.! Go for it Fabian!!
  10. Can you see the cable fitting? Is it the push fit one? What year is your car? The early ones did have a different fitting but Im not sure how they connected.
  11. You can access the speedo cable from underneath the dash rather than having to disconnect everything. My speedo cable is a' push fit' so when fitting it you just push it onto the back of the speedo dial. To take it off you squeeze the plastic 'lever' and it just comes off.
  12. Pretty sure its bolts through the trumpets. I took mine off a long time ago to fit K&N's.
  13. For the last few weeks (months!) I have in effect been self isolating 'naturally'. I live on my own. Get up in the morning, make breakfast, make a sandwich for lunch, jump in my car, drive 8 miles to the garage, (there is no-one else there - only me) work on the Esprit then go home again. So no contact with anyone. I have though about just carrying on with my' regime'. However, as @Hello Paul as pointed out you could have an accident, with all that that entails. Also you need petrol at some point which is fraught with possible danger touching buttons, touching handles, petrol pump etc so I have decided NOT to carry on. Not working on my car is not up there in the grand scheme of things that need doing, although I am desperate to get the car back on the road again. Also IT JUST FEELS WRONG!! With what the doctors and nurses in the NHS are going through (and everybody else)I am going to stay put. Self isolating completely for a few weeks is a small price to pay. Stay well people.
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