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DrieStone

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About DrieStone

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  • Birthday 31/05/1972

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  • Name
    Jonathan Sweet
  • Car
    Turbo Esprit '83
  • Location
    Berlin, CT, USA

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  1. I just got my full exhaust without cat and it was $97.08 for customs. I wonder if location has anything to do with it. Just be lucky, we didn't have to pay VAT which is 20%.
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  3. I just hopped back here to see the status of things and noticed a lot of movement, so I sent a message to anita maybe an hour before the above post. So hopefully that number is now down to 8 outstanding members.
  4. 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold - UK 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car just manifold) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) - UK 4) @x180r19 (Stevens SE, just manifold) - CO, USA 5) @lewtus (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to CO, USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? - CO, USA 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit - PA, USA 8) @Bloodnok 1986 Turbo HCI Giugiaro - Manifold only. - UT, USA 9) @chris Stevens 1988 carb turbo - UK 10) @gfallon 1983 g-car manifold kit - MI, USA 11) @NR2k- 1984 G car full system, no cat, assume standard turbo flange for now but I would like to confirm this later. - UK 12) @andmac - Stevens Manifold - UK 13) @Saturn Silver - Stevens GT3 manifold - Sweden 14) @Teava12 - Stevens manifold - French Polynesia 14) @stephenwhyte - G-car manifold - UK 15) @NigelM- G-car manifold + exhaust - UK 16) @CarSalesman - Stevens manifold - PA, USA 17) @DrieStone - G-car manifold + catless exhaust- CT, USA 18) @Mrbmist - Stevens manifold - MD, USA 19) @faykfox - Stevens manifold - NV, USA. 20) @dawn - Stevens manifold - Istanbul 21) @ATSAaron - Stevens manifold -TX, USA 22) @DaveS4s - Stevens manifold - GA, USA
  5. Any chance you'll be doing Esprits (especially early cars)?
  6. Any chance we could see some photos of these in the car (especially the g-car)? I'm interested in how the exhaust fits around the rear axle as well as general clearances, etc.
  7. 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold (UK) 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car without cat, just pipe full system to include muffler ) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) 4) I'm adding @x180r19 to the list (Stevens SE, just manifold), since he is busy traveling right now 5) I'm adding @lewtus for a (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to Colorado in the USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit 8) @Bloodnok 1986 Turbo HCI Giugiaro - Manifold only. Shipping to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 9) @chris Stevens 1988 carb turbo (uk) 10) @gfallon 1983 g-car manifold kit 11) @NR2k - 1984 G car full system, no cat, assume standard turbo flange for now but I would like to confirm this later. 12) @andmac - Stevens Manifold 13) @Staturn-Silver - Stevens GT3 manifold - Shipped to Sweden 14) @Teava12 - Stevens manifold 14) @stephenwhyte - G-car manifold 15) @NigelM - G-car manifold + exhaust 16) @CarSalesman - Stevens manifold - Shipped to USA 17) @DrieStone - G-car manifold + exhaust (no cat) - Shipped to CT, USA 18) @Mrbmist - Stevens manifold - Shipped to Maryland, USA That should be Stevens : 11 (1 full exhaust) Giugiaro : 8 (4 full exhaust)
  8. Count me in for a g-esprit manifold and back, no cat, shipped to Berlin, CT, USA
  9. I did a quick search through the forums and didn't find anything specific to the problem I'm having. Quick backstory: Pulled the engine 8 years ago, got everything back together this summer. Got the car started for the first time last weekend. I have some play in the clutch pedal (the first 1/4 or so there isn't any resistance), and I can't actually engage a gear with the clutch pedal all the way to the floor. I got my fingers down and I can push the rod that engages the clutch a bit. Seems that the master and slave are probably ok. It looks like the adjustment nut is in the right position. When I pulled everything I left the slave in place (so bleeding it shouldn't have been required), but I went ahead and used my brake bleeding tool (vacuum bleeder) to make sure there wasn't air in the line. Bottom line, I didn't mess with any of the adjustments for the clutch, but now that everything is back together I can't get the clutch to disengage enough to get it into gear. The play in the linkage (the pushrod from the slave to the fork) concerns me. Does anyone have any insight that might help me?
  10. Not mine, but I thought someone out there might be interested. If it were on the East Coast I'd buy it and do something with it, but alas it's not worth dragging 3000 miles. http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/3233622835.html
  11. If you had an exhaust leak around the plunger it could be the cause, it's certainly the most obvious place I'd start looking. If you have enough revs to get up to 3-4k RPM, you shouldn't have a problem with boost regardless of timing or fuel delivery, they are totally separate (not that I'm an expert). Stock boost is .55bar/8psi.
  12. I hate to ask the obvious question, but are you sure it's not a wastegate issue?
  13. I was finally able to figure out my issues. Ironic I was talking about skipping teeth on the pulleys. When I swapped my aux pulley for the intake pulley, I installed the intake backwards so it was ~6 teeth off. It took me about 3+ hours to pull the pulley off and flip it around (had to remove the alternator & bracket, and figure out how to compress the tensioner). Car started right up after I fixed my "little" problem.
  14. Actually if it goes to the bottom of the bore I would be 90 or 270 degrees out. It could be 180 degrees at the top (the top of the exhaust stroke instead the top of the compression stroke). I'll use a compression test tool to verify that I'm on the compression stroke when I approach TDC, then verify the position of the timing marks on the exhaust/intake pulleys and the position of the rotor on the distributor.
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