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  1. I photocopied the S2 handbook before I sold the car last year. If you want a copy for reference, I can send you one.
  2. According to a friend - Gyles Brandreth @GylesB1 on twitter said I steer clear of all controversy (it's not good for the digestion) but I do love an anagram & via the Chief Crossword Compiler for The Times I hear that a Telegraph compiler has turned: STAY ALERT; CONTROL THE VIRUS; SAVE LIVES ... into: EASILY SURVIVES TRAVEL NORTH TO CASTLE ...
  3. So my Eclat has always been a "NAKeR". That's its original number plate! (DVLA must have known!) My Esprit as it is now, and what is was like in the USA.
  4. Im not sure you can even get these white ones now. I seem to remember a bit of a curfufle about it???? I had a couple spare. Down to my last one.
  5. Hadnt realised it was that old. Just as pertinent today though.
  6. Pinstripe finally arrived, so got to work on finishing the instrument cluster using the tiny signs especially made by Dan at Divine Handcraft. Pretty happy with the result.
  7. An Obituary printed in the London Times.... Says it all. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: - Knowing when to come in out of the rain; - Why the early bird gets the worm; - Life isn't always fair; - And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, -by his parents, Truth and Trust, -by his wife, Discretion, -by his daughter, Responsibility, -and by his son, Reason. He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers; - I Know My Rights - I Want It Now - Someone Else Is To Blame - I'm A Victim - Pay me for Doing Nothing Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
  8. Cam guard looks the same as on my Eclat. As @910Esprit says, never seen one on an Esprit. My S1 certainly hasn't got one! Don't think there would be room.
  9. I was just sorting through some old photos etc and putting them in some sort of order and came across this which I had forgotten about.I put this together a couple of years ago. Just a walk round at a local car show and then some bits of video that might make you smile. Just long to go for a drive!! https://youtu.be/XVOzQTfjsqM
  10. Got the pic from the forum. However it was linked to the eBay ad.
  11. Mine is on the bulkhead side. (as is all other Elite/Eclat's that Ive seen). When you look into the engine bay at least the 'LOTUS' letters on the cam cover are the correct way round!
  12. Just came across this photo on the forums. You can see the deflector panel in situ quite easily.
  13. After 30+ years of Lotus ownership I've just come across this entry on eBay. . eBay item number: 254585881805 Lotus Esprit Éclat Elite Excel Classic 900 series Red Oil Filter A907E6000W. Its priced at £75.00.! I've never heard of a red filter before. Wha'ts the difference between this red one and the normal white one?
  14. Hi Tony, As @EXCEL V8 says. I had one these many moons ago. It fits on the front of the engine. I cant remember how it fits now but the large breather pipe from the airbox fits inside the 'indentation'. The bracket fits round the breather pipe and keeps in in place. Its a pain trying to access anything behind it so most people(everybody??) leave it off.
  15. Thanks for the info. I suppose I should have asked on here first before I started!
  16. Yes, Old style points were a pain to fit. I like the Accuspark because everything fits inside the distributor so you can preserve the original look. Make sure you get the correct one for your distributor. There are different kits for 25D and 45D.
  17. Many thanks to @Doris the dog for locating and sending me a demister vent that Ive been looking for. A bit rusty but certainly usable. A quick clean, file, rub down, rustproofed and a couple of coats of primer and satin black and its good as new. (almost!) Im hoping I can return the favour with some trim he need for his Elite. ---- The power of the Forum in action!!
  18. Its not clear in the picture, but the rheostat knob is still in place! It was a pain trying to rub down / paint the panel with it in situ. However It seemed as if a PO had glued the knob in place and I was concerned I would break it if I forced it too much to get it off. Couldn't get it off from the inside either.
  19. Hi Tony, Ive had a look through what trim Ive got and this is it. (see photo). I have a passenger side top that you need. let mw know if you need anything else. Regards. lez
  20. Hi Tony, Haven't any experience with Power Spark. I have an Accuspark on my Eclat and have had it on for years without problems. I recently fitted another to my Esprit. However I would have thought they are all pretty similar. - And tons better than having to adjust / replace points etc. They really are a fit it and forget it.!
  21. Then a couple of coats of normal primer and a couple of coats of satin black, Im happy with the result. Now, I just need to get some pin stripes and then fix the proper labels in place. (First photo is the before - in case you were wondering!)
  22. Stripped all the paint off to reveal quite a few 'dings' and pin holes in the metal. So gave all the panels a couple of coats of primer filler.
  23. Hi Steve. Looks like it could be the heater blower motor resistor.
  24. I don't know what he's thinking but it looks like he's got a head of garlic hanging from it!!
  25. If you cannot access face masks, here are a few suggestions from around the world !! I actually like the last one. Very similar to what you see in the hospitals. Very clever!
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