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  1. Another topic in another thread prompted this memory from about about 12 years ago when I hadn't long had my S2 I had learned that the light switches were also used on TR7s and flicking through the local green or yellow free Ads paper, noticed someone local was breaking TR7s. Phoned him up one evening and mentioned I was interested in the switches "which ones"? "well any really, I know they can be dismantled and the bits inside cleaned and swapped about but its the headlamp switch i`m after mainly , but anything will do" "Hmm, im sure I`ll have something, I got a couple of the centre consoles with a few of the switches mounted in it" "sounds good, How much do you want for one of the console panels"? "Err...What Mk TR7 do you have"? "well heres the thing , its not for a TR7, Ive not long bought a Lotus Esprit and they use the same Lucas switchgear so I`m needing a headlamp switch for it and any other switches will come in handy for spares" "F*ck off and don't ring me back" speechless , still to this day I don't understand why the reaction
  2. just read this, truly sorry for your loss Mark thoughts are with you
  3. pennies
  4. yes, otter switch is fed from the fusebox , when the water temperature rises, the otter switch activates and sends the live feed to a relay that cuts the fans in
  5. +1 prevention always better than cure
  6. current draw will be between 100- 150 amps, sometimes more depending on temperature conditions , go for 322/0.30, 25mm², 10mm, 170A , cross section is 10mm or go next size up 35mm², 12mm cable cross section size, rated to 240A. If Halfords don't have it, find your local Durite stockist, they should sell it to you by the metre
  7. Tremendous Vehicles Reunited .....hang on , that's not right
  9. you could try putting some of those unibond aero 360 things in when your parked usually quite cheap in asda or tescos...if they don't work you've only lost a tenner
  10. Wonder if the Passat later version calipers would fit, the ones with the electric handbrake, and would that retrofit be legal?
  11. for electrics, I found one of these power probes invaluable
  12. at some point in the future, what you are wearing as everyday clothes, will be known as a costume
  13. Anyone know where I can get one of these nylon bristle pads for the shelf side...
  14. For some reason , a previous owner of my s2 had fitted seats from what I think is an mx5 mk1 although im not 100 percent certain, id love to fit a pair of originals back in if I could obtain some
  15. sorry admin if this is allowed, delete if not ....quoting a bit from from an old post from lotus basically the guy has been getting his reconditioned calipers for a late s4 elan "The number stamped on the caliper casting looks like 64327547. The guy at Classicar Automotive thought the number should be 64327863. Neither of these part numbers are listed in Paul Ribinshaw's Elan book. I am rather perplexed as there seem to be so many possible Girling part numbers! Can ayone shed any light on this part number issue or had a similar problem Thankyou in anticipation" I have discovered a brand new Girling caliper. in the deep forgotten depths of our obsolete stockroom at work It is of unknown origin but has both said numbers casted on either side of the unit looks similar to but the brake line enters in the side , back of the piston and not the top as in the caliper in the link any use to anyone? yours for price of P & P or the inconvenience of collection in Newcastle upon tyne
  16. found it...3 1/2 inches or 89 mm
  17. what is the internal diameter of the trunking? Im looking to replace mine
  18. semi42

    Fix or sell not 500 but certainly not between 12 and 17k
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    New Esprit

    certainly is as the article states "our Prediction"
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    proof that mechanics are paid peanuts
  22. new bi-monthly mag coming out in May subscribers who go in now get a fiver off.
  23. Anyone know offhand what the thread size of the rear hub studs/nuts. 3 per side that hold the disc to the gearbox flange?
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