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  1. I dont have a mechanical vacuum pump. I didnt really want to go down that route but maybe its something I will have to do. cheers buddsy
  2. Yes you are correct but as I do need to work on them I still feel it may be time to give her the brakes she needs. I was always of the opinion the brakes wernt that bad. I know weve had the discussion about the vacuum issue but Ive had a couple of brown trouser moments regarding the Esprit Braking. My 2 ton Zafira brakes better to be honest. Im just wondering if a new shiny set would be worth it? buddsy
  3. I have to look into my front brakes sticking. Ive been told lack of use can lead to corrosion on the pistons making them stick. The solution is so Im told to replace with stainless steel pistons. Looking around at what else is available I see the PMN ones seem to have a good reputation. Molemot fitted them and said they were good. I see they have a few different options. Are the biggest ones just worth going for or do they have much advantage over the smaller ones? 310mm FRONT 4 PISTON BRAKE KIT £1078.80 286mm 4 PISTON FRONT BRAKE KIT £815.94
  4. If Jonny had had entered his Esprit entered Im sure many of the Ferrari owners would have looked down at him...aww bless glorified kit car. Just saying it sometimes takes a celebrity enforcement to change peoples perception of something. And about time too! Personally Im very happy to have Harry owning an Esprit. Hes just added £500.00 to the value of mine! buddsy
  5. Dont get me wrong Im on the side of the Lotus and Harry has been a great chap to have on board with our Esprits. It just annoys me a bit that it takes someone such as he to convince other car enthusiasts the Esprit is worthy of such high praise. buddsy
  6. Celebrity endorsements work wonders dont they! I wonder how well one of us mere mortals would have fared against the likes of Ferrari's & Porsche's? buddsy
  7. Yesterday my old man told me they were reporting they thought people might start panic buying! I think this is totally irresponsible journalism. Not even a story, More like an advert to get a certain gullible percentage of the population to start panic buying then what for the rest of us? We then have to stock up. Im 100% sure theyve bloody planned this But a virus that now has such a low death rate why does it matter what the infection rate is? buddsy
  8. Only downside for me in the vid in the closing shot as it drives into the distance he should have booted it. It sorta trundled away like a Nissan Leaf or something. buddsy
  9. Boris needs to forget corona virus. Its all nonsense. I just hope we are able to hold all these people to account. So week 37 circa 10,000 people die and 99 people died of Crapola. The BBC reported death rates back to normal on 30 June 2020 (Week 26) Week 26 UK saw 606 Crapola deaths. So that was being back to at 99 deaths the health secretary want tighter restriction? Its all about control and I think time will come when people will have to say "no more" buddsy
  10. I love the shape of the bonnet infill part on the 430 and the wing. I love the V6S but I just dont like that wing. I prefer the roadster for this reason buddsy
  11. I made a throwing star out of scaple blades which I took to high school cause this boy wanted to get me! Made those ace bangers where you took a reel of caps folded along the whole length wrapped around a 2p and wrapped them in tape so the whole lot would go off when they hit the ground. They were pretty loud. Aerosol cans on the fire where fun they would often explode and put the fire out. I used to like putting talcum powder down the barrel of my mates air riffle so when you fired it looked like a 18th century flint lock musket! I used to pour gun oil in my air riffle bar
  12. Dont tell them if youre from Ipswich as they wont export to there! buddsy
  13. Hello Boi from just over the border in Norwich They do look epic cars and I hope yours work out very well for you. buddsy
  14. Looks really nice! Bit tired on the interior perhaps but those models are definitely looking seriously stylish IMO buddsy
  15. Wahoo fans back working. A bit too much corrosion on the terminals. That al larn me not to drive her round for a few months. Thanks for your help Fabian saved me a lot of agro! Next issue Ive had which Im going to start a thread on is my sticking front brakes. A pal told me its a problem for brakes with non stainless steel pistons that are not used often. A bit of corrosion takes place and makes them stick. Im wondering about going to the PNM brake kit. buddsy
  16. Well I shorted out accross the 2 wires on the stat at the front and my fans came on. Was a bit of a job getting them going due to corrosion on the terminals. Im going to clean up and make sure I get a good contact and try again. buddsy
  17. I know when I fist got my car back on the road I was listening to everything kept and eye on the engine bay...and almost rear ended someone. Being an engineer isnt always a good thing. I had to make a decision to drive the car and worry about the mechanicals only in the garage! connected the Alt as it should have been on and that cured my battery light. The temp gauge I was sure must be faulty. I thought careful how it should work and that it must be the only thing in that circuit that cannot be working. So what to lose I gave it a twat with the hammer. So thats
  18. Your car is post 85 so you should be able to get the Lotus spring/damper upgrade with the new polybushes. Thats what I used on my 1985 TE buddsy
  19. Nice one and welcome to the forum! Hope you find a car to tick all your boxes. buddsy
  20. The burrough and other gauges work fine for the normal belts. Personally I wouldnt bother double checking with the frequency on those. The blue belts are just harder and I dont think gauges work hence the frequency test. buddsy
  21. Standard belt I used a gadget lent to me by Andy Clements something like this. Cam belt gauge buddsy
  22. Dave is this your car or is this a service you are offering? buddsy
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