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    Jon Roberts
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    235G 1976 Esprit S1. Orange/Brown Marcasite.
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    Addition of 12v relays for headlamps, horn, fans and electric windows. Plumbed-in fire extinguisher.
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    London, UK
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  1. Thanks - that prompted me to check the markings on O-ring box that I used, and they weren't Viton, they are just marked as "Nitrile" which I believe is safe for brake fluid. Phew .. I'l see if I can edit my previous post to avoid mistakes . Nope, can't edit it.
  2. I dismantled the ones on my S1 without issue - had to, because they dripped fluid. I had Big Redd send me a seal overhaul kit which in the end also turned out to be the incorrect size. The important one (which prevents the fluid leaking out of the handbrake lever arm) is the O-ring underneath the plate of the arm. I think I just measured up and ordered a Viton ring of the size from the many suppliers on eBay.
  3. Could the “Eurostile Bold Extended” font be close enough if you have to scratch build the decal?
  4. AccuSpark for Esprit S1 ?

    @philleech I see the Accuspark 'Stealth' black box is showing as discontinued on their website. I wonder why, seemed like a good product ?
  5. What about drilling it and wire locking in place at three or four points on the circumference ? Priming the pump can be done by removing the oil pressure sender pipe, putting the pipe end into a container to avoid spillage and spinning the engine on the starter until the oil flows out.
  6. Unless you intend to rebuild the head, I'd leave it alone for now. There is no value in removing it and refitting just for a look! Get it running and do a compression check (and possible a leakdown test if the compressions are low or unbalanced). I have the kit if you want to borrow them. Do pull the cam covers and check/adjust the valve clearances though - much, much easier with the engine on the bench and you are replacing the cambelt anyway.
  7. Ah, I didn't see the closing date at the bottom of that page :-(
  8. Hi Bibs, I registered for the show-n-shine online a few days ago but haven't had any email reply either..
  9. I plan on taking my S1 to the Brands Hatch event, so if you want to see the Krypton Suede and can make it down, I'd be happy to show you.
  10. Excellent Dave ! Will you be driving to Brands Hatch?
  11. Looking brilliant, especially that chassis. Magnificent - you can eat you dinner off that !
  12. Come on then Fabian - we're desperate to see the new power coated bits - post some photos ! On the clutch slave I suppose it might make the pedal return a little slower due to the reduced flow, but just fit it and find out, you have plenty of other jobs to be getting on with now.. :-)
  13. 1982 Copper Fire Esprit restoration

    Beautiful! Love the colour..
  14. I used PastParts to rebuild my S1 brake master cylinder as they were no longer available. They had to remanufacture the piston as it was out of tolerance. I did have problems when bleeding the system as the piston would stick just before full retraction. I solved that by disassembling and using red rubber grease on the internals. If there was a new part available I'd probably have gone that route.