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    Graeme Simpson
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    Lotus Esprit S2
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    Oamaru, New Zealand
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    GSimpson

  2. I wonder if these people can help. http://www.accuspark.co.uk/index.html
  3. I replaced the calipers with ones off a Fiat Tipo. I believe some Alfa's have that caliper too. Uses coarse screw rather than ratchet but was a bolt on job. Requires new pads. I polished the casting flashings off to improve clearances.
  4. For 907 2L. I get belt from Nissan dealer. Early 90's Maxima
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    Strange shim issue

    When I had to replace all my shims I got a good deal from Impwerks (Hillman Imp specialists) that exchanged my set for ones they had in stock. Only charged me for having to grind a small amount off some shims. Cost $NZ70 (35 GBP)
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    lotus timing belt issue

    Changing the belt is a good opportunity to check things out like the alternator, cooling hoses and of course the tensioner. I get a belt from the local Nissan dealer. (same as Maxima)
  7. I got a new switch when mine fell apart from the local Landrover dealer. Same as series 3 Landrover (We had a Landrover in the drive a thought it looked similar). The angle of the stalk slightly different but easily put right in a vice with soft jaws. A new wiring plug required too but that is not a bad idea anyway.
  8. Another option. Right click and save to a USB stick. Take to your local print shop and get it printed A3 and laminated while there.
  9. Unplug the lights at the bulbs themselves. Turn on the lights. The relays should come on but the bulbs won't naturally. Leave like this and see if the relays activate and heat up. If they do then the problem is with the relays not the main circuit itself. Graeme
  10. The stainless headers can be prone to cracking due to the heat. A steel header is better. I have had a couple made for cars I have had. One, which had an exposed header I had chrome plated but one could get one of those ceramic coatings done in the colour of your choice. I had the Supercharged Lancia I have a header made 4 into 1 in steel with the rest in stainless. The header cost $NZ200 (~100 euro) I did supply the plate for the head and made up a jig. My lotus obviously had a cracked manifold at some stage as it came with a steel fabricated header. I have picked up a cast manifold locally since and I have in storage somewhere. Look at steel headers as it is easier to work with and less prone to cracking. Corrosion is not a problem as it is hot enough to keep dry. Fit a stainless muffler if you like,
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    New Rear Tyres

    Hi Danny I notice there are quite a few types of Khumo SUV tyres. Do you know the relevant model number? Thanks Graeme
  12. My S2 1980 has 2 on dip 4 on high. I recently replaced the lights. The inners I used single filament units that are focused accordingly and give a good view on high beam.
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    Fan Relay Upgrade on an S1

    Hi Bob Didn't mean to be abrupt. Just trying to keep posting compact and ended up dragging in a few details from a few posts at once. I was concerned that someone may misinterpret the overall picture and not realise that a whole circuit needs to be upgraded not just one part. The fuse has to be rated to the weakest part. The caps are a good idea for surges. Ideas on sizes for this application? Graeme
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    Fan Relay Upgrade on an S1

    You need to read my post more carefully. I prefer to respect on the manufacturers rating rather than making a judgement based on eye-balling the contacts. The best way to check what is required is to put an ammeter or DMM in line with one of the fans to determine the load. Say 6A. A brief surge is unlikely to cause problems as there won't be enough time to heat the wiring up. That means a continuous load of 18A. A 25 to 30A relay will handle this, including the starting surge. If you want to go overkill with a 70A relay then the whole system will need upgrading from the battery to the fan. Wiring, relay, connectors, fuse. The fuse must be rated to the weakest link. To reiterate. Measure the actual current then get components rated to that current.
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    Fan Relay Upgrade on an S1

    I recall the fans would fail to start due to corrosion on the fuse on the back of the relay. I replaced with one with modern blade type fuse ~25-30A relay and have had no trouble. Mine has 3 fans but no AC so must have been made standard. If you are generous with the wire gauge that will have the greatest improvement in least voltage drop so 1 good relay will do and simplifies things. You could also add a warning light relay like S2 without difficulty then.

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