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  1. Small update . Visited @changes today to see progress on the body. Dave is doing a great job and it is taking shape. I can't wait to see it in paint ( several weeks away ) . 😍 Sunroof no more. Also popped into Lotusbits. Engine well on and chassis parts now procured. OK , so the end of June has gone .... but I am getting closer to having parts back in the garage.
  2. So is the JPS #21 as original as suggested ? A reference car ?
  3. Think I'll be going in an Aston but haven't booked yet - would be great to see your car .
  4. That program was very interesting - reminded me of when the Elise was launched in 1996 . I think they will do well .
  5. That's what I thought about JPS seat material ....
  6. A bit of progress today - visited to see the engine build which has just started on the 2.5l engine . Based on the 2.2l block which I understand has a stronger bottom end
  7. Great progress Dave - must get the rest of the car moving now ...
  8. I like por15 but have struggled to get a good finish so far . Parts are hidden but I'd still like less " dust " . Fuel tanks and heater next , see how they go.
  9. I'd like to take the sender out of the tank and check it over - can someone point out how this is done - it looks like it should unscrew but I'm not sure ... Thanks
  10. Quick update - quite excited ! The engine build has started and I hope to go and see it in the next week or 2 . The engine builder is a chap I know from my days at Austin Rover (and spoke to this week for the first time in , probably ,25 years when we both built Westfields - my mate and I built 2 , he built a 3rd ) . The chassis is progressing and I'm still hoping I can start to get all the mechanical bits by the end of June . In the meantime I have found that @changes has over sanded the body and it is now 1/43rd scale What a lovely model I picked up off e bay - I had to use the phone camera to make out the edition number ( 33 ?) Will change the number plate to HLE 153T but the edition number is too difficult to modify.
  11. In Scotland on holiday that day I'm afraid .
  12. Fantastic to see those pictures - do you have any more info/pics ? Love the history bit
  13. I think the headlights must have been up when the bonnet was open ( or similar ) as the damage has been done by the bonnet hinges ? And to think , I thought all that would polish out
  14. Interior is off for retrim ( since Nov last year ). I've still got the gearbox and original engine but having a new engine , build should be started soon. Maybe.
  15. Body on the move ! I managed to move it from one side of the garage to another using a pump truck to lift the pallets it was resting on and positioned it under the car lift . The car lift was lowered as far as we could and then the body attached to it . The trailer was reversed under the body and the lift lowered it onto the trailer . So I've waved goodbye to it for a few months while @changes works his magic on it . I need to find some bits I couldn't lay my hands on immediately.... So apart for several boxes the Esprit is no longer in the garage. I hope to be able to get back onto the chassis build at the end of the month.
  16. Sorry Bibs , when you said “I’ve had mine for 5 months “ I thought you meant I pace 🤦🏻‍♀️ I have Octopus but the jag won’t do timed charging ... grrrr
  17. Bibs - how do you " fill up " so cheaply ? I can get 4p per Kwh from 12.30 - 4.30am but the(my ) Jag won't do timed charging , so typically it is 14p = £12/fill ( and the max I get is 232 miles ..... ) Mine is a 2019 car so maybe if yours is newer it has delayed charging ?
  18. We've had ev's for 7 years now - wife has had 2 off I3's and now has an E TRon. I've had an I pace for coming up to 2 years - brilliant car - will do standing starts in the pouring rain without troubling the traction control . Love the "one pedal " driving . Brakes are poor though. Especially initial response which can be very delayed . Handles really well for a big car . Just placed an order for a Taycan Cross Turismo to replace it . I will probably never want or have an ICE for daily driving again . Just ICE for the weekends, high days and holidays .
  19. Ah , I am on a staycation those dates in Scotland . Anyone at Shelsley to tomorrow ?
  20. Yet again no progress to report ,,,, although body is being collected next week . My dad was a serial radio fan and since he passed 2 years ago my mum has found around 70 radios ... I was up with her is Scotland last week and she was throwing a few things out and asked if I wanted this ? Oh yes , I said - it is the radio my dad bought to replace the standard one on his new 1983 VW Jetta . I'm now imagining that a 1979 Esprit owner may have done the same thing , so , if it still works , it will go into mine as I don't have an original .
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