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  1. Yep, switch removed, checked and confirmed as faulty. New one ordered, adaptor stored safely, cheers Paul!
  2. 1979 Esprit S2 Rewired my ignition system to mega jolt over 10 years ago and now it’s not starting. The fault was a bit intermittent and once running, was fine. Only when the engine was turned off, restarting was a lottery. fitted a new crank sensor but no change. I set my phone camera on video, pointing at the mega jolt and it revealed that the ignition unit was not getting its 12v while cranking as the power LED goes out. it must have at some point as the car did fire and run on a couple of occasions. There is no ballast resistor bypass cable on the starter so I can only guess that the fault lies in the ignition switch itself and the contact inside is breaking when the key is turned in the start position. I’ve now checked and confirmed this at the switch. 1. Should the ignition feed remain when cranking? 2 can the switch / contact parts be removed , replaced or repaired without pulling the whole steering lock assembly out?
  3. Makes you wonder what Chapman would have done if he was still around. probably build a chassis from batteries
  4. But before all the above, check, set ignition timing check, set float valves
  5. Back in 1990, I attended a James Bond convention at pinewood studios, wish I had taken more film rolls but I only took one photo of the turbo esprit.
  6. I would maybe think that technology for sound deadening materials have greatly advanced since the OM material was used. chances are, whatever it is, it’s not made anymore as better materials are available. Googling for rubber based sound proofing brought the following the best thing I’ve seen that maybe looks similar is this but it’s described as a repair patch. https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=20027444&vat_inc=true&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6NOPBhCPARIsAHAy2zBBKQc3hP5nK6zC5AJDlH2SA4gNMPAMMpTe-9JUAGDDTv-a6clhzbMaAnPdEALw_wcB Id be interested to know too exactly what Lotus did use
  7. Me too, threaded it through by attaching to the original using a bit gaffe tape then heatshrink
  8. If Anyone could supply dimensions, a local engineering shop or contact with a lathe could knock some of these up.
  9. Same knob as in my s2 One of my many projects is to make a replica gear knob, with a flip up insert to reveal a missile launch button. got as far as resin casting the insert. too many projects……
  10. Work backwards, the positive lead goes to the starter next , is that secure? Check the negative attachment to the chassis
  11. Lots of classics in this thread , many spotted at various car meets and events but there’s a lot of of cars that will probably fade into obscurity that were once a relatively common sight on the road. the ugly Renault multipla, the unique Renault fuego. The Lego-like Citroen BX dont see many Chrysler crossfires or pt cruisers these days . I had a Volvo 340 , never seen one for an age and a mate had an FSO polonez, my brother in law had a colt galant and indeed anything Datsun that isn’t a z car is very rare
  12. There is a simple method of removing the ethanol with water but may be too much of a faff on for most. E10 stabilisers are also available but talking to some other classic car enthusiasts, these additives are automotive snake oil.
  13. Lots of discussions here regarding the rubber gaskets, vs cork originals https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/51800-replacement-rubber-cam-cover-gaskets/
  14. Embarrassed to say, I done it in 1.32:33 the mrs done it in 52 mins
  15. Just done my cam covers as per the above video , waited 24 hours , road test . changed oil and filter on return home. no leaks
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