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    Tim
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    82 dry sump Turbo Esprit. 78 Elite type 75
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  1. try speaking to @Steve V8. He has made quite a few carpet sets for Esprit owners and may be able to help with the Elite.
  2. I've just switched to Avro Energy after my last fixed price ended. It's £59 pm more expensive, and that was the best deal I could find!
  3. I resolved this on an S2.2 Elite by tightening the armature, the nut on the cut shaft. That increased the resistance slightly and slowed the motor sufficiently for it not to run past the cam. I'm not sure if this is the right way to adjust it but they still work well.
  4. Looks like it was blue and resprayed green at some point?
  5. 504 was the automatic version of the Elite. 501 was the base model with manual steering and no air con. There was also 502 and 503 models. As mentioned, early cars didn't have badges but I'm not sure when that changed.
  6. No, much lighter, probably the same colour as the image posted by peteyg above. @rgh0 - we are a broad church
  7. Just had a similarly poor experience with newly fitted tyres on my Zafira. The pressures were wrong and the bolts over torqued; so tight my gun wouldn't shift them. I needed to change the rear disks and pads on my Zafira along with the tyres as they were advisories on my recent MOT. Only 1 bolt came out and I soon discovered that the thread was totally destroyed on it. They promised me that they hand tighten every nut and then torque up so it must have been me that ruined the bolt. After some further discussion, they checked their video footage of the work and could clearly see the guy using the air gun to refit the bolts. It ended up costing them for a replacement rear hub. It was the assistant manager who did the damage and I do expect a tyre fitting company to do a proper job with the requisite care.
  8. There is no such thing as a Lotus Esprit R3 model. If you want a modified car, so long as it's been done professionally, with proof, then it maybe a worthwhile purchase. Most people looking for a Lotus seem to want originality. Lotus have always been superb handling cars and the V8 is a good engine if properly serviced so the changes may not have helped the handling. Good luck with your search.
  9. Another former V8 SDI owner here. I think its was Sapphire blue metallic with a fetching beige interior. 1979 GBH 197T. I loved the car, despite a bit of body roll it was quick and fun to drive.
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    Shares

    @Kimbers That's the best way to manage shares along with diversification however, it's important to consider moving away from high risk investments as you approach retirement or you might find your retirement coincides with a dip in the market. Someone who was due to retire in 2008 would likely have not been happy with their life savings tied up in shares at the time
  11. Do let us know how good a fit the SJ panels are as I need to replace mine.
  12. I'd still be really interested in one of the 70th screens that were attached to the barriers. Are Lotus willing to get rid of them now?
  13. The car belongs to a chap on here and it's listed in the classified section.
  14. The ignition switch just connects the battery to the rest of the electrical systems so it would a be a case of fitting a switch inline after the ignition in a suitably obscure position, or you could just isolate the fuel pump.
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