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  1. Embarrassed to say, I done it in 1.32:33 the mrs done it in 52 mins
  2. Just done my cam covers as per the above video , waited 24 hours , road test . changed oil and filter on return home. no leaks
  3. Check float heights, I had trouble setting mine up after a rebuild. The new valves and seats I was supplied with were crap, sticking and shutting off at random settings. I reverted back to the old ones and runs much better
  4. There’s a video on YouTube of a guy doing the head on his 907 powered JH. As a new install, everything is clean and dry, I think this is the key element in sealing up the cam covers and waiting 24 hours until start up . no gaskets, just a good splodge of sealant
  5. Wasn’t pertronix, was an accuspark / powerspark lucas 45 replacement
  6. Not sure if you can with an s3 but I did swap out a duff lumenition system with a pertronix dizzy , was a cheap(ish) fix
  7. I’ve often thought an underside air scoop could be fabricated to channel a flow to the oil cooler but is probably pointless as on normal runs , the standard system can cope on my s2, temperature does creep up sitting in traffic . Need to consider not only how to get cooling air in to the engine bay but also how to get the hot air out
  8. Mines a n/a 907 and the generic starter map values were the same as the lotus spec so loading the map was simple without any tweaking. there is a guy on the auto sports forum who has mapped a turbo and his info is here https://forum.autosportlabs.com/viewtopic.php?p=19654&highlight=esprit#19654 the mega jolt software allows for easy modification to any map or to simply input your own Good luck!
  9. Now that could handle ! Taking 90 degree corners at....well , 90 degrees! agree with the posts here, I remember as a kid most of my birthday and Christmas presents that I asked for were model vehicles from Tv series or movies. doesnt seem to be anything like that on the shelves nowadays
  10. I fitted a mega jolt system on mine around 10 years ago and never looked back built the mega jolt from kit form , think these are unavailable now but the ready built units are. Edis , coil pack and sensors from a fiesta. https://forum.autosportlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=2306
  11. Took mine out with the gearbox still attached . Out from the bottom , no cranes just a cradle made from a shopping trolley and a trolley jack , Engine went back in without the gearbox which was fitted back after the motor was on its mountings. bit of a chew on but was do-able
  12. Seems like ACBC’s car may now be actually affordable soon https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10681738
  13. So around 8 years ago, I changed a tacho on a mates Eclat. I asked what he wanted to do with the old one and as it was going to go in the bin I asked to keep it . seemed a shame to bin it as it had the lotus logo On the face fast forward now and I came across it in my old toolbox, and , used a scrap piston from a compressor at work to upcycle piston was machined with a flat to stop it rolling and turned out to accommodate the clock. new bezel made to fit Clock assembly and now on the mantelpiece Clock assembly and now on the mantelpiece
  14. https://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Lotus.html lots here
  15. Yeah, not the best, I can’t understand why that was done Anyway I took the silencer off and chopped it to as short as the pipe bends and the Tips would allow then welded it back up it’s not ideal but is a lot better
  16. Going to replace the gearbox /silencer box bracket also
  17. Cheers for that, mines way off on dimension Y. It’s about 16 inches am tempted to take a hacksaw to it . The more I look at it , the more it grates. if it makes it worse I can always buy a new one
  18. Hi guys anyone here with a tape measure can get me some dimensions of an OEM back box on the s2 My s2 has an Ansa back box and I don’t like how much the twin exhausts hang out the rear . I’d like to know how much different it is from the original. id like dimensions of x and Y if poss thanks
  19. I did repair a mates s2 clock once, removing most of the gubbins inside and replacing them with a clock from ebay. just search 12v motorcycle clock, they’re only about a fiver
  20. seasons greetings! Just a heads up guys, big article on the esprit in febs edition of CC magazine noticed it features Loose Cannons gt3
  21. 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
  22. just read this, truly sorry for your loss Mark thoughts are with you
  23. pennies https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Lotus-Book-Series-3-The-Complete-History-of-Lotus-Cars-by-William-Taylor/332757196628?epid=104387205&hash=item4d79dfdf54:g:qqEAAMXQeW5TZ1-8:rk:3:pf:0
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