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  1. Been a while since I posted, but I am another satisfied customer Had been with Hagerty for 10 years with an ever increasing premium, today made the shift to AIB and got a 40% reduction on my renewal with slightly better coverage as well 😀 Really please with that and how easy it was to deal with them Nellie
  2. Hi everyone, Has been a while since I have posed on here As per title really, have done a search of the forum but cannot find anything relating to usage Has anyone fitted a 6 speed box to their V8, if so how have they found it in use Looking at the layout and the fact its straight cut does anyone know if it possible to automate its sequential operation via a powered solenoid? I ask this because on my race bike this type of gearing can be shifted flat open throttle via a momentary cut in the ignition and there are kits for bikes to add a powered solenoid for push button flat
  3. Great post this one, Dave, pretty please lots of photo's when you take the body off, will be good to see where the fixings are as thinking of restoring my chassis in the next couple of years Nellie
  4. Hi All, After over 18 months with my car off the road I am nearing the goal of my '99 GT being back on the road. Unfortunately the last hurdle was to get a 'B' service and the cam belts changed as it has not been serviced for 2 years whilst not in use. I have enquired at the new Lotus Silverstone only to be told they do not service Esprits!!! Can anyone recommend a good Lotus garage/specialist near Milton Keynes that supports the V8 Esprit. Thanks to all in advance Nellie
  5. Looks like an intersting engine combo for an esprit, and supercharged to boot!! Can't wait to see how this project progresses. Nellie
  6. I have only managed the grand total of 112 miles in 2009 . Spent most of the year on axle stands as I refreshed the rear end chassis of the car and its still on them as I now carry out the front!!! Still will get a good full years use this year with a nice load of mods done!! Nellie
  7. HI All, As part of refurbishing the front end I am reaplcing all the bushes and ball joints as some were MOT advisories last time round. Looking at teh lower ball joints they are definately shot and I need to replace them. Has anyone undertaken this before and how is easy are they to change? Also does anyone know of anyone in the MK area who they would entrust to remove the bushes in the dampers, upper and lower arms? Thanks in advance Nellie
  8. Hi All, Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, I have some rigid brake line left over from restoring the rear rigid lines so am now going to look to use this. I only thought of the flexi lines as use them on bike Having now had a good root through the manuals and look at the car I have found some intermediate break unions in the lines to the rear so may be able to replace the rigid lines as fitted and reduce the length I have to make up and attempt to fit to the car. Just looks like a pig of a job so I will of course keep you all updated with how I achieve it. Cheers Nellie
  9. Hi All, After a little advice, I am just fitting a set of stainless hoses from SJ sportscars onto the V8 GT but have noticed the main lines have corroded to the point where really I need to replacing them. With the issue of them having to run through the chassis for the rear lines I thought it easier to replace with braided hose lines the whole length. Has anyone done this, or know a dealer who can make the lines up. Thanks in advance Nellie
  10. Ben, That is an amazing project the finish looks good enough to have been carried out at the factory. Stunning Nellie
  11. Mike, You should try your luck I have just replaced both about 6 weeks ago and they still had plenty left in when I called. Nellie
  12. Wayne, That looks like a nice piece of work What impact does it have on the boot floor? do you have to make much in the way of modifications to get the floor back in? Nellie
  13. Danny, That sounds absolutely awesome!! You'll have to get some hi-res video done once its running properly. Stunning Nellie
  14. Cor, Wow as said earlier you certainly don't hang about. The progress on the chassis is amazing, I have used POR15 on the rear of my chassis and it looks stunning when complete. Wish I had the time to take it as far as yours but I still enjoy looking at how good the car looks underneath. Looking forward to watching this project come to fruition, this was a stunning car already can't wait to see the finished project. Nellie
  15. Cor, Looks a superb effort and significant amount of achievement so far. Are you intending to paint the chassis or regalvanise whilst you have it out? Nellie
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