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    1985 Turbo Esprit
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    Brake upgrades to vented disks/4-pot calipers (PNM circa 2005)
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    Bucks, UK

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  1. To what avail ? Least-worst option? and; why should we wait/suffer five years of crap (from any government) before we are then "allowed" to excorcise our democratic right. A benevolent dictatorship is clearly the way to go, no-one else needs to support my view. πŸ˜‰
  2. Wow, always so interesting on these forums πŸ™‚ Appreciate the info ... more pics to follow in due course πŸ˜‰
  3. I've been doing some reading, and am thinking of going up one size in main jets to cure a mild stumble at ~3000 rpm. Have now just borrowed a colortune; already have manometer, so weather permitting, will try and fine tune. Just need to borrow/blag gas tester πŸ˜‰ Which was ? πŸ€”
  4. Awesome numbers indeed - I got the HC ppm on mine to 1090ppm which is just below the threshold of 1200ppm (after 2 days of playing with the carbs) !!!! Will need more work for next year's MoT.
  5. @Moonus, just rock up - you’ll be more than welcome, although never having been there before, it sounds like it’s order and wait - ie not buffet, so worst case is you may have to wait a short while. BTW, I’ll buy your coffee as a thank you for the Colortune πŸ‘ I’m aiming to arrive around 08:45ish as I have a 80 mile journey.
  6. Bloody (DAB) millenials πŸ˜‰ β€œI JUST WANT” an uppy-downy thing on the switch as I’ve spent hours fitting it (aerial and wiring and switch) and it’s staying there !! I can get it to go up or down, but not at my request via the original switch - so I need some electrickery assistance. πŸ˜ƒ
  7. If somebody who is meeting tomorrow owns/has access to a 14mm Colortune they would be happy to lend me (until next month - or I can post it back) - I'd be much obliged. Rocking Horse shit is more common than these things nowadays ....
  8. Interesting, as my '85 TE was body coloured bumpers/mirrors etc. I'd be interested to see pictures of various models/factory finishes
  9. Thanks @ChrisJ, I'd still like to know how it's supposed to be wired in - hopefully if in "lower" position, it will stay lowered, and vice-versa for Raised? Hopefully πŸ€”πŸ™„
  10. I've replaced the manual aerial on my '85 TE with an electric one .... After many hours removing, then installing the new areial into an incredibly small space, and safely removing the switch (see photo) without breaking it, it's fitted and works - to a point. Clearly the switch has three terminals, and the aerial has 3 wires. Black (ground - all properly grounded) Red - which is +12VDC and Blue - which is supposed to be a switched power. I have also created a separate live feed from the radio. So the question is how do I connect the wires to the switch to get an uppy-downy action from the aerial? Many thanks in advance
  11. Nice one, Norman πŸ˜‰ 🚲.
  12. So, following this "UNHAPPY" thread, this really sticks .... Where has being a member of society gone?
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