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  1. In a bit of a break from the engine work, the steering came back from Royal Steering Wheels, who did a brilliant job of recovering it.  

    The new tanks also went back in, along with a new fuel pump.

    I also had an ebay accident with a fantastic retro Kenwood CD player and graphic equaliser (the same as the ones portrayed in the early 90's Lotus Turbo Challenge computer game!

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    Some other odd bits :

    Cams look great and are now covered up again with the freshly paint rocker covers.

    Mixture of new and refreshed grilles going back onto the rear bumper.

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  2. New cam belt, water pump, chargecooler pump, oil filter etc etc fitted then I drove it over to SJ Sports cars where Steve and Ross gave it a thorough check over and double-checked the belt tension (SJ have been superb all the way through the restoration and have always gone over and above to help me along).

    I also had quite a few of the engine bits lightly shot blasted and repainted with VHT wrinkle red and high temp silver.  

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  3. 2 Years!  I can't really believe it - where on earth has that gone?

    To be honest, most of the time has been has been taken up by work, lock down, home schooling and an extended period of the Esprit sat not gathering dust under a cover in the garage.

    The occasional shove out into the daylight saw the headlights finished and tested - seeing them pop up and light up was a real boost!

    Sometime in 2021, the car made it into work and with the bribe of bacon rolls a few of us managed to extract the engine

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    Few shots of the tank void after the tanks were removed and the engine being cleaned up..

     

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  4. Hi chaps,  the respray was done by Clint Drake at Wild West Custom paint in Exeter. Absolutely lovely bloke, and the job is excellent.

    I stripped the car right down (especially enjoyed taking the bumpers off!) and paid 2.5k, plus a couple if extras (specialist glass removal etc) albeit that it was done as a 'hospital' job as and when he had a bit of free space.

    Would thoroughly recommend him to anyone in the area (he did work to my TVR and 944, both of which were every bit as good).

    Cheers,

     

    Steve

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