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  1. But if the caliper has not been rebuilt correctly, (the piston must be rotated 45 degrees to engage the ratchet) it will never self adjust
  2. Similar here a couple of years ago, turned out to be a bad crimp on the fuel pump spade terminal
  3. Yep, switch removed, checked and confirmed as faulty. New one ordered, adaptor stored safely, cheers Paul!
  4. 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?
  5. Makes you wonder what Chapman would have done if he was still around. probably build a chassis from batteries
  6. But before all the above, check, set ignition timing check, set float valves
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Me too, threaded it through by attaching to the original using a bit gaffe tape then heatshrink
  10. If Anyone could supply dimensions, a local engineering shop or contact with a lathe could knock some of these up.
  11. 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……
  12. Work backwards, the positive lead goes to the starter next , is that secure? Check the negative attachment to the chassis
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Lots of discussions here regarding the rubber gaskets, vs cork originals https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/51800-replacement-rubber-cam-cover-gaskets/
  16. Embarrassed to say, I done it in 1.32:33 the mrs done it in 52 mins
  17. Just done my cam covers as per the above video , waited 24 hours , road test . changed oil and filter on return home. no leaks
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Wasn’t pertronix, was an accuspark / powerspark lucas 45 replacement
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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!
  24. 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
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