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  1. Getting back to the point, of course you want one. I am heavily biased of course.
  2. Love the Morgan 3 wheeler in amongst them all.
  3. Hi Alex, A few weeks in now. How are the pads holding up? I'm looking at changing the rears on mine. Front I have the ones supplied by lotus with the AP calipers. Rear I've the greenstuff. So slightly forward biased at the moment. Stu.
  4. Hi James, I just had mine replaced with a unit sourced from the States. The company is "AC parts house" "10632N - New V5 A/C Compressor" this is the line item in their product range. It's a straight replacement for the Esprit unit. Not sure what american tank its off but it works. Cost me $156. I had it shipped to my girlfriends in LA so not sure if they will send to the UK. If they won't ship abroad, or its crazily priced then I may be able to bring one back for you in November. Hope the info helps, Stu.
  5. Hi Peter, Sorry for the tardy reply. In short I was looking for the info you posted above I had reset the memory by the time I managed to get your software sorted out on the Mac. (was using the wrong port) Thanks agin for your taken for this software and your support.
  6. For those that use a mac, the software works with full functinality using parallels and Vista. A great bit of software, thanks Peter for the hard work. One addition which would help is a code lookup function, or is it there and I've missed a trick somewhere? Stu
  7. Valuation taken care of, big thanks to Guy for that. I just hope Classicline accept it.
  8. Half a dozen emails sent to every man and his dog. Lets see what comes back. Cheers Bibs
  9. Great, thanks for the replies guys. Now I need to find the one nearest to London and go for a drive Stu.
  10. After being seduced by Classic lines lower premium than Hagerty I'm now told, a month later that I need to provide them with an independent valuation of the car as they can't do it in-house. Needless to say I'm a bit miffed at this as its after the cooling off period and Hagerty were happy to accept the agreed value, in fact the agreed price of the car came from Hagertys themselves and I just provided this price to Classic line for a comparison when ringing round for quotes! So after my little rant, does anyone know the best place to get "an independent valuation" for an Esprit? Stu.
  11. Glad I'm not the only rouged one amongst us!
  12. A bit burbley with a crack or two! Yes, wont forget that, a lot of concentration not to stall in traffic, or just making a noise. Amounts to the same really. Either way, a great day by all.
  13. Ha. Totally, I missed my exit on the M25, went through the Dartford tunnel for a fee and spent 1:30hrs in traffic trying to get through blackwall! At least the car got some thumbs up
  14. Great day with a great bunch of people. Glad I made the effort. Great to see the Vulcan fly. Helped a chap to get his overheating Scimitar going again at farthing services on the way home. Who says the factory tool kit in the esprit is no good! Turns out he's also an S2 esprit in need of a little Tlc, so I pointed him the right way with forums
  15. Must have missed that in esprit ownership 1.01!
  16. Ok. Last minute I know. But I've just had the CEL light up on the way home. My reader is in deepest South Wales. Is there any chance someone could bring one tomorrow so I can pull the code?? Fingers crossed, Stu.
  17. I'll get to the Farthing services and collect in person if that's ok.
  18. Hi Bibs, I'll have that pass if you've still got it. Sorry for the run around with this. The next thing is, are any cars going from south London? Stu.
  19. Am I still in Bibs? Or has my slot been given to somone else. Stu
  20. Sorry to let anyone down but I won't be able to attend, I've a family funeral on the Friday and won't be able to make it back in time. Bibs, if you need any payment for arrangements already made then let me know and I'll sort you out. I'm gutted as this would have been the first event I've been able to go to since an Oxford meet years back. Hope you all have a great time. Stu.
  21. I'll be about for that. Count me in. 1. Sparky + missus, GT3, yellow, S75 LCF 2. obione + my missus!, Turbo, black, K85 OAG 3. Sonny - V8 - Reg tbc 4. Barry Sheraton, Elite, Yellow, 296 WKM 5. Paul Sheraton, Europa, Black, RUW 762L 6. gt111 + Ivo - S1 Elise, Yellow, S108 ACG 7. Steve Murnane- S2 Elise, AO51 NTW 8. Stuart Barnes - V8GT yellow,V390EAN
  22. MrP, I'm with Markjayw on the cats. I went for the same 200cell units with the stock Lotus centre exit exhaust, no ECU upgrades for me though Here is a youtube vid I made for a mat of mine, apologies in advance for the heat shield rattle. The flat plane crank with this setup is great. Go for it, you won't be disappointed. Stuart.
  23. I've just moved back to the uk and think that a breakfast at goodwood is just the ticket to kick off the summer. So would I be able to join you guys in the regional club? I've tried to pm Cliff but it won't go through. I'll be coming in from south London on the day. Cheers. Stuart
  24. Hi David, I regularly, well twice a year at present drive my car from the Welsh borders down to the South of France. Each time the car never misses a beat. Is surprisingly comfortable over long distances. With regards to exhausts, I had a Larini, not a vary good experience with that, and have now the Sports cats from Superdave and the standard Lotus centre exit exhaust. And the car sounds like it should, i.e. angry when you prod the loud pedal. Patrick is right, not all low mileage cars are the best option, as with anything mechanical it degrades over time as well a with use, and in-fact a regularly used vehicle could be much more reliable than a low mileage garage queen. I'm sure some of the chaps and ladies here have other opinions but this I my humble offering. Either way you'll love the car to bits when you get hold of it. Good luck. Stu.
  25. I've got the Paul Ricard track at La Castellet about 25 minutes from me at the moment. Not managed to get around it yet, but hopefully that will change very soon
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