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in General Chat
Posted October 13, 2008
You've just made me dizzy
in Carlton / Cortina / Sunbeam
I wish they had brought those things to the States. I'd gladly have one
Posted October 8, 2008
Looks like you are having a good time already Dave!
in Lotus / Motoring / Cars Chat
You do need to tell the tire shop that you have foamed the tire. The right combination of wheel material / tire removal tool / tire foam can spark and cause fires. Trust me, I've seen it (not on the Esprit)
I do car a can with me, but would only use it as a last resort. I would bin any tire on the Esprit that has been repaired. I don't want to trust my life to a repair at triple digit speeds.
Congrats on the new job! As stated it would probably help to know what your spend budget is.
Posted October 6, 2008
Thank everybody! The whole weekend is a bit of a blur, but I did get down to a car show in South Carolina yesterday. I'll post some pics once I get around to playing with the camera.
in Esprit 'Project & Restoration' Room
Posted October 2, 2008
in Esprit Chat
Posted September 30, 2008
You could always go the carbon route...
wow - that has got to be some sort of record!
in Misc including parts cross references
Posted September 26, 2008
It works fine on mine.
btw - we need to get you out with the local Lotus crowd. W've got a busy month next month, so hopefully you can make it to one of the meets.
Posted September 24, 2008
A new rad is going to be my winter project.
Posted September 23, 2008
I just replaced my battery with a red top optima about 6 months ago. I had the alternator rebuilt at the same time. Everything has been fine since then, except if I leave the car for a week or so, at which point the lights popup on cold start. I've also found that I need to really drive the car to allow the battery to fully charge. Jsut running it around town for 5 miles won't do it.
Mark I was going to say pop round and borrow the one I made as I wont need it for a good few years..... but it seems I may have just brought an other Esprit project car that needs a body off resto .... ooops aparently they are better behaved in pairs ?
Wow - truly a glutton for punishment!
Got any pic of the progress?
What sort of power increase do you expect to be able to make with this setup?
Posted September 17, 2008
That is fantastic!
I can't wait to see how this turns out.
wow - I'm off the podium again
Posted September 16, 2008
Just came across this free racing simulator. Doesn't look like anybody has designed an Esprit for it yet. I had to change the controls to use the keyboard rather than the mouse, but other than that it's pretty good. Definitely not an arcade game - the physics are fairly realistic.
Posted September 15, 2008
You might try the crank trigger. If it gets flaky, it won't send the ECU the correct signal to fire.
Pics from the September event are here. Make sure to get your registrations in for Eurofest next month!
Also got a crude video
Posted September 12, 2008
OK, I got the car started. Is it normal for the low fuel light to come on when the immobilizer is disabled?
*edit* nevermind, I got it all sorted