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  1. 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,



  2. Hi Peter,


    Sorry for the tardy reply.


    In short I was looking for the info you posted above :fun:  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.

  3. 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?


  4. 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!  :no


    So after my little rant, does anyone know the best place to get "an independent valuation" for an Esprit?



  5. 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 ;)

  6. 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.



  7. 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

  8. 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.



  9. 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.


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