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    Tim
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    82 dry sump Turbo Esprit. 78 Elite type 75
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  1. You'll need to measure between the holes as they made several different lengths.and they are handed. The parts listing shows - Support Stay, Radiator Duct. RH
  2. you only drove over him once? He's almost in the classic dead shillouette shape
  3. There is no shame in wanting a N/A car. If no one wanted one, they would soon disappear for good. I agree that prices are higher in Europe but I also think you should try and negotiate down based on the gerabox issue.
  4. Buying an unknown 2nd hand gearbox could work out just as expensive. Parts are available from the UK or Harry Martens @dsvitesse1 http://www.ds-vitesse.com. I would investigate fixing it first.
  5. TAR

    S3 steering wheel lock

    Welcome to the forums. have you tried SJ Sportscars?
  6. It has the wrong headlamp masks. Sill mounted ashtrays have also been deleted. Wrong seatbelt stalks (although original type are NLA). The interior looks very well done but far from original.
  7. lol, only air through the turbo. I'd be worried about having atomised fuel passing through a turbo at 1400 degrees!
  8. 12 degrees BTDC is correct for static timing. Once done you need to set the dynamic timing using a strobe light to 28 degrees at 4000 rpm. The turbo doesn't really cut in, it starts to add boost pressure as the exhaust gas spins the turbo faster. The max PSI is dependent on the wastegate spring. The wastegate should have the rating printed on it. This is the max pressure before it opens.
  9. You have got to video the initial start up. We are all willing it to fire up and purr like a kitten, or roar like a lion (whichever you prefer)
  10. You'll be hard pressed to buy a parts only car for £1000 these days. It's going to be worth a fair bit more than that. As others have said, the restoration costs may sprial when you get into it.
  11. Yes... Service parts list - https://www.thelotuscentreonline.co.uk/epages/sdctukef2v6v.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/sdctukef2v6v/Products/A075T0325Z Workshop manual - https://www.thelotuscentreonline.co.uk/epages/sdctukef2v6v.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/sdctukef2v6v/Products/A075T0327Z
  12. I had a similar pile of rust from both my doors. That finishing piece is very rare (unless I'm much mistaken) treat it with tender loving care.
  13. What a beauty. Silly question but, has it had a retrofit for power steering and thats not working?
  14. I'm following your progress over on Excel.net but would love to have a blog with pictures on here. Best thing about this site is that the images are hosted by the site so once uploaded they won;t be lost ala photobucket.
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