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Alistair Enser

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    Alistair Enser
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  1. Thanks Pete and Steve . That gives me something to go on As you say it is a very rare factory option - so would be nice to fix .
  2. Thanks Steve It is indeed a rare original factory option. Sounds like an expensive pain , but I will persevere and do it properly. Do you have any experience of compatible upgrades? I would like to keep as original as possible . I guess the dryer is Delphi ? Thanks for the note on the tray name
  3. As the weather was nice at the weekend and the roads were full with petrol queues, I decided to stay home and get some quality time on 837G- stripping down the front end , lights , Aircon, bumper, electrics etc in preparation for the day when I get the body off. Many many rusty bolts later - victory . I do have some questions which hopefully someone can answer. Underneath the front spoiler/splitter there is a separate GRP panel/ undertray which runs the width of the car and seems to partially protect the radiator and aircon condenser - does anyone know what this is called and if anyone sells them . Mine could be repaired, but it has clearly been grounded out at some point and probably 40% of it is missing. Unsurprisingly the Aircon condenser is missing too, so I imagine this may have taken a bearing at the time the panel was damaged. Does anyone have experience of sourcing the panel and or condenser and possibly the Aircon pipes . I seem to have everything else but the pipe connectors are very rusty and I don't know how gas tight the old pipes are . Any help or advice would be appreciated . I will send some pictures during the week
  4. As the weather was nice at the weekend and the roads were full with petrol queues,  I decided to stay home and get some quality time on 837G-  stripping down the front end , lights , Aircon, bumper, electrics etc in preparation for the day when I get the body off. Many many rusty bolts later - victory .

    I do have some questions which hopefully someone can answer. Underneath the front spoiler/splitter there is a separate GRP panel/ undertray which runs the width of the car and seems to partially protect the radiator and aircon condenser - does anyone know what this is called and if anyone sells them . Mine could be repaired, but it has clearly been grounded out at some point and probably 40% of it is missing.

    Unsurprisingly the Aircon condenser is missing too, so I imagine this may have taken a bearing at the time the panel was damaged.  Does anyone have experience of sourcing the panel and or condenser and possibly the Aircon pipes . I seem to have everything else but the pipe connectors are very rusty and I don't know how gas tight the old pipes are .

     

    Any help or advice would be appreciated .

    I will send some pictures during the week 

    Ali

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  5. So.......fellow campers. After extensive research I couldn't find the 'sane" switch anywhere. Armed with my trusty soldering iron and a good soaking of stripper to descale the internals and repair a broken contact I'm please to say I now have two working door switches, and on a positive - originality is kept
  6. Hi Drdoom Thanks for the response . My dash is currently out of the car ( full rebuild) and I have metered the push button . It just doesn't change status whether pushed or not. I asked SJ and they said they couldn't source them , but like you I assumed it would be easy to find a replacement from an RS/Maplin type place but can't seem to find anything that would be suitable If anyone has any luck / advice do let me know Thanks
  7. Hi all, Esprit S2 help Does anyone know where I can source similar or replacement sensors/contacts that go on the ends of the dashboard to trigger the interior lights when the doors are open ? Mine are complete but don't seem to work so assume they are furred up inside Thanks Ali
  8. @Peteyg, Thanks that offer will be kindly accepted. I will private message you to sort out a time. .Basingstoke is very close so no problem for me to get over to yours
  9. Thanks Fabian. A little gift to myself arrived in the post from Germany today Very excited. I now have an original Jaeger clock to perfectly fit the hole in my front roof rail and it appears to be in perfect working order. Was it cheap …..err well not really. But on a positive it was a lot less than the optional clock on Humphrey my Porsche Taycan ,……and I found one
  10. Thanks Rohan I do have the parts manual which has been extremely helpful. I was just hoping to view a 'finished" car to get a good visual on how things are completed . Eg roof lining , how does it look, feel, is it stitched at certain points etc . Thanks
  11. Thanks Michael Hoping to be on the road for next summer . I have setup a chat under renovations called 837G and finding lots of very helpful people and posts thanks
  12. Hi - strange request perhaps - but is there anyone local-ish to Camberley in Surrey with an S2 that is complete- that I could look at? it would probably be helpful for me to have a good look at one as I know I am short f some trims here and there - ( eg roof lining, etc) I’ve got the manuals but seeing everything for real makes it easier to visualise the tasks ahead and the finished requirements thanks Ali
  13. Lol Just realised the photo is my son. We both had the position . But yes he is around 6 1" Lucky for me I'm a couple of inches shorter but it's definitely not the most comfortable Good old marcasite panels
  14. Well who'd have thought . I bought a car and have now taken up yoga 😂 Taking out the dashboard today - I got to assume.a familiar position no doubt for many . The Lotus position . My god - who did they employ in Norwich to assemble this thing !
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