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About ajheath

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  • Birthday 08/08/1963

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    All things automotive,
    restoring old toy cars
    Gerry Anderson & 60's tv in general

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    Adrian Heath
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    Esprit GT3, Evora Launch Edition, VW CC
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    V8 Comfort seats, OZ Nova wheels, EBC discs & pads, dump valve, Blue Flame SS exhaust, carbon bits, Momo steering wheel, alloy custom heater controls, fully poly bushed, PNM Cat bypass, Alunox Stainless manifold, aluminium fuel tank
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  1. Top man, cheers Paul, thats what I hoped would come back.
  2. Although my car is a GT3 it runs on OZ Nova's. In a recent accident the two front tyres were damaged, so I need replacements, It has Good Year Eagle F1's all round so I want to keep it that way, however Goodyear no longer do the Asymmetric in 235/40/17, they only do either, 245/40/17 or 235/45/17 Question is will 245 be too wide, or 45 profile too high, what do the collective think is the best option? If the rears were worn I'd just go Falken all round, but they are like new with only 5000 miles on them, so I dont want to spend #400 for the sake of it.
  3. Andy French is going to see them and the car this week too
  4. May seems a long time ago, and I have now been without my GT3 6 long months. I thought it was time I updated on progress to date. The damage meant the car would need a total strip down and respray, as well as repairing the fibreglass damage, and other part. First thing on the shopping list was a drivers door as the original one was too far gone to be repaired. After some searching I found a Sport 350 door at DVB, for £550.00 which given it had all the fittings and glass I didn't think was too bad, most of the rest of the parts, such as sunroof fittings seals, and front splitter were ordered from SJ, and took 3 months to arrive, finally I needed a new rear light, which was very kindly provided by John Deighton, a fellow Esprit enthusiast. The posts above show the progress of the work to a couple of weeks ago. The car has now been painted and I went to see her this weekend, as Beaconsfield wanted to make sure I was happy before they started the refit, and also because B25 Chrome Orange is a tricky colour, and they ended up with a heavier pearl effect than normal, which makes it look like liquid in the sunlight, and a more modern colour. Below are photos I took yesterday, and I am super pleased with the finish and colour, the end is finally in sight. while she it being refitted they are sending off the OZ Nova"s for repair and repainting.
  5. Im fairly sure having a history in retail that Lotus can recommend a price, but it's up to the dealer how much margin they want to make, otherwise that would be anti competitive, no company is allowed to dictate to a retailer what they charge.
  6. Update. I was in Norwich this week so popped into Stratton Motor Company to order said grommets, to be told on pre 400 Evora's the grommet or pump is not now listed as a separate item and you have to order the entire washer bottle assembly at £78 + VAT. So either Rover or Land Rover item it is then.
  7. It is but mine has always had an S4s wing
  8. Cheers Bib's, it's 15, I was just trying to get one locally this weekend while Ive got the front stripped down. Guess I'll just have to fudge it until I get one from Lotus, need a couple of other bits anyway.
  9. The main damage was on the drivers side, the door is too badly damaged to repair, so I have had to source a replacement, which I got from Douglas Valley off a Sport 350. Main concern was the damage to the front Oz Nova, but thankfully this is repairable by a specialist, again other other wheels are undamaged but scuffed so all are to be refurbished. During the accident the sunroof was twisted and the catches broke, and the front tounges bent, so a complete set has been ordered from SJ As virtually every panel has some damage a full strip down and respray is the only answer, so that is what is happening now. To cut costs I am sourcing all of the parts.