Ive just picked up a rough 1980 esprit and figured I should start a thread here to post pictures and ask questions.
The car has sat outside for a long while and most of the interior is ruined. The paint is tired but it does the trick for me right now- its a beautiful car and I cant wait to drive it! The odometer reads 9000, and the car was apperently repossessed in 1983 after which the engine was either replaced or rebuilt- I'm not sure which. I dont trust the odometer ,however, as the door hinges are incredibly worn and the tires have been replaced with several different brands.
I got the engine to run on an external gas tank the day I got it, so the carbs and engine are decent. I just finished rebuilding the diaphragm fuel pump and it seems to work great, so the next step is replacing the terrible plastic clutch line with something less cracked. The alternator bracket is also cracked and I can see where it was welded in a different place in the past, is this a common failure?
Also, I have what appears to have once been a cardstock glove box with fuse panels attached to one side, was this stock? If so, does anyone have a diagram or pictures of how these wires connect to the fuse panels? The service manual that came with the car looks like it is for a later model and isnt very helpful...
Thanks for any help!
Edit: looking at the pictures now, I can see I should have taken some while the car is dry... I'll post some new ones when I get the chance!