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  1. i have one off the car but am out of town for another week or two. not for sale but i could provide detailed measurements
  2. thanks Travis, is that m8 x 1.25? and the length?
  3. i bought a header from alunox and as i read this i remembered i am missing one or two studs on my car last i was under there. Does anyone know whats size they are?
  4. I have purchased plenty of items from the UK, Dubai, Bahrain and Australia and never had to pay anything extra when they arrived. The really annoying part was not knowing this and having to have a check ready (march of 2011 was the last time i used one) for the driver. Mine will now arrive tomorrow. Thanks for the info on paying with a card zig, wish i had seen it sooner.
  5. my invoice is substantially higher. 1300 gbp for stevens and downpipe to box/muffler (i had asked for a quote on this to make the decision for the downpipe) and shipping is 148.77 gbp for shipping, this makes it about $640 usd for a downpipe... Not sure its worth more than half a header for a downpipe. As jslpcum pointed out, its much easier to fab than a header. None of the above is meant to detract from the value of this gp, just providing info i received. I am excited for the header even tho i have no idea when i will get around to it!
  6. I am with Zig, I don't currently plan to go to an external wastegate turbo but should i ever upgrade i would like the option. I would also like to thank whomever posted on the esprit list as i would have missed this as well.
  7. put me down for a stevens (95 s4) manifold only, shipped to Mountain Home, Idaho 83647, USA. I don't see the option for full exhaust on stevens... I also saw one member ask for exhaust to the box, is this an option? cost and availability for stevens cars? thanks Bibs, Mark et all.. James
  8. Jacques, IMO, you are correct. When I joined the USAF in 1987, my job was corrosion control on aircraft, missiles (the big ones that dont go on airplanes lol) and support equipment. galvanic corrosion is not a concern with stainless, 304 in particular. some lower grades contain enough ferrous metal to be magnetic but would still be better than standard zinc or other coated steel as far as corrosion prevention goes, strength in applcation is what must be considered.
  9. stainless replacing anything should not create a corrosion concern. i would be more worried with strength as most ss fasteners are low grade (2 or 5). if grade 8 or better were used, it would be an improvement over standard steel fasteners.
  10. mine. I glass media blasted them, engine primer, black wrinkle engine paint, and chevy orange engine for top coat. It is just a shade off but looks good to me.
  11. i have a complete front suspension on a 99 brembo car, 33k miles. pm offer and specifics of what you want.
  12. i would be comfortable with the inconel, thats what ford used in the 2.3 turbo for years. sodium filled is great but there is a history of failure (not on lotus that i know of tho) for that type of valve.
  13. i have found places here in the US that can cut thte key, but no blaks that are correct, they can only come up with a blank very similar but with a groove in it, and it wont work. Could i talk you into picking up two blanks for me and posting them too me? I am happy to cover your trouble and costs.
  14. How do i get a spare made? i live in fear i will lose the only key i have. tia. James
  15. 95 Empire Green S4, Southern Idaho
  16. while i agree that nicosil is the way to go, i would find another vendor based on my ddas eperience with Stan Stephend and his Gamma 500. James
  17. not for the lotus gasket but for 2.3 fords. they say they will make them for any car, i havent contacted them on this cuz you had the ball :-) lemme know if you need some help. They usually want a new or used sample.
  18. Glyn, aircon is for spoiled folks as well, i wont give mine up! Anyone have the link for the lotus parts sale?
  19. cometic will make us one. probably wil be $100-$140 USD
  20. anyone have dimensions for them? inconel would be best for the exhaust if we can get them in that material. James
  21. and dont use the r12 oil. the newer ester oils are backward compatable and will allow you to switch (and no i dont think its an "upgrade") to R134A if it becomes necessary ie-no more R12. James
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