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    F1,IRL,Nascar

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  • Name
    Wayne
  • Car
    Esprit S3 n/a
  • Location
    Aberkenfig
  • Country
    GB

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  1. I purchased two from http://www.tailgatestruts.com no problem with them.
  2. This may be of interest to Elise owners out there! https://www.motor1.com/news/261156/lotus-elise-named-after-woman/
  3. I am about to replace the red hose on my 1986 S3 as it may be the cause of the issue I am having when the car is hot. Reverse is sometimes awkward to engage. My question is which end of the stainless SJ hose goes where? Does the right angled connector fit at the master cylinder end or the slave cylinder end? Thanks in advance.
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  5. I had another fight with the exhaust yesterday and today, disconnecting the 4:1 and loosening the manifold down pipes, loads of copper sealant into the 4:1 pipes, re-aligned and cursed a bit.... hammered on with the exhaust U bolt idea. What I have noticed now though is that the main pipe with the flexi is just about touching one of the chassis pipes...ARGGGHHHHHHH. Appears to be no leaks now though, will see how it fares on a trip to Castle Coombe tomorrow!
  6. I have the SJ system, too. Recently fitted a 2nd system as the first one cracked after about ten years but not much mileage, possibly due to the heat/cold stress and movement of engine. The newer system uses a better clamping design on the 4 to 1 section. I too have a very slight leak to deal with on the section where the 4 pipes merge. Still contemplating removing and shoving a load of sealant with the highest temperature specification that can be found or exhaust paste, the trick is to fit it all together before the paste or sealant sets as it has to be one of the most awkward jobs to do as the exhaust is not compatible with any hitting implements to get it on to the four separate down pipes! It's shape and access is a pain to get any purchase.. so much faffing and foffing and expletives!!! Also use the copper coated nuts and washers/copper grease to help prevent nuts/studs seizing.
  7. Great rebuild Jamie, when I stripped down the aerial on mine when it failed, I discovered the nylon drive cable had snapped. So fitted a manual as an interim.... 10 years ago! I really do need to fit a replacement some time.
  8. Hi All, Just thought I would post this for for others wishing to replace headlamps. Basically mine had rusted really badly, and the threaded posts, plastic retainers etc had all lost their newnesss! I totted up the cost of original style brackets etc and then looking at various replacement headlights. As the brackets around my headlamps were not really usable for fitting lamps I then opted for the PNM units. http://www.pnmengineering.com/lotus-lighting.html. Not cheap but not much difference in price considering all the bracket bits I needed. The headlights supplied are Cibie/Valeo and came in their original boxes with the stainless steel brackets bonded to the lights. I ordered on a Wednesday and they arrived two days later. With only a little modification to the fibreglass mounting panel (Elongating three holes for the outer headlights with a dremmel type tool) they fitted easily. In fact one of the easiest jobs I have done on the car! The inner lights mounting arrangement did not require any modifying. The thing is they will probably hardly get used in the dark so I dont know how good they will light up the road ahead!.
  9. What a great restoration - My brother once owned this car back in the late 80's when it was yellow! Great to see it is still going!
  10. Silverstone Classic 2013 Thursday 15th August on ITV4 from 9:00pm to 10:00pm All the action from the Silverstone Classic event including highlights of the thrilling pre-1966 Formula 1 race and amazing track action from old school sports cars, touring cars and the cream of F1 cars of the past. Also an exclusive interview with broadcasting legend Murray Walker and a unique grid walk through the classic Group C pack with Tiff Needell.
  11. Some photos from the Silverstone Classic 2013 - I hope the link works! http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/sprogracing/library/SilverstoneClassic2013?sort=9&page=1
  12. Hi Daz, was nice to meet you too - your Esprit is in excellent condition, I have some pics to upload too, once I figure out how to do it!
  13. If your referring to the C reg Esprit S3 N/A, I always have comments about it!! It was once temporarily altered by my work colleagues, no guessing what letter was alterered!! What a fantastic event, first time to have attended this one. Great pictures, was yours the Pearl White S3 Turbo? If so nice to have met you and had a chat!! Could not believe the access available to the pits/garage areas - wandering through them while they are still preparing the cars, even got a picture with Derek Bell - what a decent gentleman he is - willing to have photos taken with anyone who asked while he was chatting with his mates.
  14. Ah that explains it! Just watching the program now....concrete in the tyres!?
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