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  1. I have had mine zinc nickel plated. It’s what is used on JCB diggers I believe. Looks like a Matt grey drab colour but seems to be lasting 👍🏻
  2. If you message me what you want I’ll hook it up and record the data you need
  3. I’m not sure how good they would scan with the folds in them but I’ll make some enquiry’s 👍🏻
  4. I’m pretty sure I have heard of this happening before on a couple of other engines ?
  5. Thought I’d post what I came across last week. On purchasing a V8 engine the seller kindly added that he had some technical drawings that he received from Brian Angus at Lotus. the engine was supplied by Lotus as a test mule for a Lancia Kit car company that never materialised and there was potential of lotus selling the uprights too so I got quite a few A0 technical drawings with the purchase that I thought you all might be interested in . I’ll get more detailed pictures when I get chance to open them all up but what a piece of history. Also has some of the amendments on them an
  6. But haven’t the original ECU’s had lots and lots of hours development to get them the best they can be, or is it because of the compromises of emissions, gearbox warranty etc.
  7. Forgive my stupidity but What would be the benefit of having a new ECU system over the v8 one? Apart from the limited supply of OE ECU’s? the reason I used to use a Emerald was because the Rover Mems system at that point couldn’t be accessed and remapped unlike now which Kmaps are doing successfully. the main tuning I guess on the V8 is by increasing turbo pressure which the standard ECU seems to be able to cope with using a reflash. Is it because it is a set map rather than a custom map that self learns etc? if anyone has time to explain I would definitely
  8. I’m still surprised that there isn’t an aftermarket solution to the ecu. When I regularly ran K series engines it was a pretty simple affair with the Emerald ecu and a days rolling road. I think I read the emerald can’t be used because of the number of injector drivers?
  9. Heartbreaking to read this thread. Don’t know where I would be with out this little shit ........... hope you manage the grief and make the best decision for your family 🤞🏻
  10. I’m now trying to eliminate various noises in the cabin, one been the bulkhead knocking and one the centre vent carbon surround. It seems to constantly creak and squeak when driving and I think it’s rubbing against the dash vinyl. Has anyone had any luck with products that you can wipe on interior parts to stop the noise. I’ve heard dry ptfe mentioned ?
  11. I think I’ve managed to source 2. I’ll drop you a Message
  12. Yes it might be in pieces but I’d have more money to rebuild it again and not be reliant on other people 😀
  13. The engine cost is a tricky one as if I had done the build myself I would have saved £8k in labour so that brings it down dramatically. And then if I didn’t use aftermarket and updated parts it would have been even less. And then if I had only replaced the 2 pistons and rods and crank I actually needed and didn’t have ARP head studs etc etc I reckon I could have done it for £6-7k
  14. You didn’t scare me off 😂😂😂😂 should have listened
  15. Gutted to hear this. His pain staking research and advice really helped me during My rebuild. RIP
  16. Thought I might add my thoughts to this ive owned a n\a Stevens , used a s4s For a weekend and now own a V8. In my opinion it all comes down to what you want the car for. The main reason I went for the v8 is that I wanted the later dash and the wider arch trims after the 1997 update. Petty I know but that’s what I hankered for so it was a gt3 or v8 but the gt3 didn’t have the arch trims and wider wheels. N/A - was a fab Stevens car in azure blue with cream leather. Didn’t feel very fast and was pretty rough but it was a nice car, it just didn’t feel like I imagined an esprit to
  17. I went for the Nankang NS2R tyres Andy and they feel really good. Good grip even in the wet and also great tread pattern looking on the wide rears from behind. They seem quite predictable and can break traction at will at the rear (bit of throttle pedal 😂) but in a controlled way . downside is they are pretty noisy and they are really really stiff on the sidewall
  18. Looks great. Did you make a custom moulding for the switches under the centre heater vent ?
  19. Anyone seen the sport 350 at the supercar rooms? Always keep my eye on things and noticed they have just dropped £10,000 of the price from £65,000 to £55,000. Big one off drop that So, do people think they were asking too much In the first place ?
  20. I’m pretty happy with what it does, especially as it’s always raining up north
  21. Bit more on this the EML kept pinging p0111 5/10 mins into driving so i changed the IAT sensor and then ended up with it lit permanently . I noticed the pins on the plug looked a bit corroded so I have replaced the plug with a new one and this cleared the code and it stayed off for the last 500 miles while running the engine in however, now I have started exploring more of the Rev range the EML will not light up but 5 seconds into a spirited run above 5000rpm and it comes on. Reset it and the same again, can drive around below this with no codes. As soon as I stretch her le
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