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  1. I do follow the auctions and have sold an Austin Healey through Silverstone's....very pleased with the result. If you feel the car has a good history and presents well, then I would suggest either Silverstone's or Historic's. I do follow Anglia Car Auctions... there offerings tend to be more modest and perhaps don't have the 'buyer reach' that the other two have.
  2. Wow, looks really good. When you say the cost is reasonable, what sort of £££?
  3. I have some suspension parts to shot blast and powder coat. Does anyone know who could do this in the Berkshire/Bucks area?
  4. Hi guys, I'm about to replace the rear springs, shocks, discs, pads and bushes on my 88 Esprit with 64K miles. While I am at it, I just wondered if there is anything else I should be doing. e.g Wheel bearings: there is no evidence they need doing, but at 64K miles, should I do them anyway? Radius Arm Rubber Mounts: they look in reasonable order, but should I do them anyway? Nuts, bolts, washers: Should I be replacing all these whilst doing the bushes. They came off fine and have some surface rust, but seem in reasonable order?
  5. I have the paper 'Service Note' manual for this year and it is without doubt the bible for these cars. Unfortunately, I can't part with it, but I got mine from South West Lotus Centre for around £80. Not that I would have bought one, but there seems to be cheaper (probably pirate copies) service note manuals on ebay for all the other Esprits, but not the 1988 x180. If there are a handful of pages/sections you need, I'd be happy to scan and email them to you.
  6. Hello Pete, to be honest, I have not had to get under the car since I took this photo. I had hoped to crack on with refurbishing the rear suspension, but have been pottering with other things and not yet got around to it yet. I was really please with it, only two things to remember: Set the lifter so it lifts on the overlapping join between the sill and the floor pan. This is where the strength is. Get some long axle stands to transfer some of the weight once lifted. I bought Sealey AS3000 Axle Stands
  7. Thanks for the response Atwell, I'm not sure, but have attached a photo of the seal.
  8. I have an 1989 X180 and I get a sort of crackling noise in the cabin whilst driving. It seems to come from the glass roof, but I wondered if anyone had found a solution to it?
  9. If you can't dehumidify or concerned about electricity costs, then the next best thing is good ventilation. I large vent on two opposing walls, allows natural through air ventilation. If you think about it, by and large, that's what a cocoon is doing.
  10. It's rare to see one Esprit in an auction, but there are three for sale in this month's CCA Auction A pretty good condition S3 has a guide price of £14 to £18k which sounds like a bargain.
  11. Just to add to what Barry mentioned......ebay is great for low volume and low delivery cost of fixings (particularly stainless steel)
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