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  1. Just thought I'd update this thread in case anyone is interested. They are 3/8 UNF. That's what I ordered and they fit.
  2. Good evening everyone, anyone here with Protech front shock absorbers on their S1? The type that is or was sold by SJ. If so could you please tell me what type / size of top lock nut I need to secure them on top ? I lost mine. I thought these were M10 but those won't fit so I'm guessing they are Imperial rather than metric... All i can find here is metric stuff so I will need to order online. Many thanks in advance.
  3. Hello everyone, I'm having troubles with replacing the lower ball joints on my S1. They are fitted on the lower wishbone so the hardest part is done however.... The new ones supplied by SJ came with a nyloc nut which I can't get to fully lock on the car.... Once the nut reaches the nyloc the whole pivot /bolt, whatever you call it, starts to spin inside the ball joint and it won't go any lower and reach full position /make contact. No way I could get it at the correct torque either. Please see attached photo, this is as far as i was able to go before the pivot started spinning. What is the correct procedure to do this please? Many thanks in advance. Anthony
  4. Found thanks to Giorgio67. Also thanks to Paul Coleman for the help.
  5. Hi everyone, #173G is currently undergoing a partial restoration. As I was inserting a new stud, the passenger side L/H Rear Hub Carrier literally split. I'm therefore looking for a replacement. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking.
  6. I hope you find another one soon, good luck in the search.
  7. Awesome, love the Persuaders.
  8. New video of the Range Rover driver being beaten on the ground...seems to be the end part of the beating(???)
  9. ....that or someone stuck a late S1 / S2 steering wheel on Anthony's car at some point. (????)
  10. Paul my steering wheel is exacly like the one in the first photo (the first bigger crash pad model like yours) and my car is further down the line #173 with no central ashtray ( but still a gelcoat car). I'd say Lotus inconsistency once again.
  11. Someone posted the following on liveleak : (Scary, imagine being caught in a similar situation in a timeless classic..) "As a trucker that would deliver in north jersey and New York I am familiar with these gangs. I can hopefully clarify a few things. First the initial "accident" is part of a game they play. They ride in a huge group and will operate together to slow down traffic. Next they pick out high end vehicles targeting people with families in them, the targets will usually be white or Asian. Then one of the riders will do a "brake check" and stop suddenly in front of the target vehicle causing a minor bump. In some cases they will just roll back into their target vehicle. They will then mob the vehicle demanding money and or begin attacking the person inside. It is their practice to also slash the tires to prevent the vehicle from escaping. Truckers are well aware of them and are advised not to stop. You can clearly see in the video how they are well practiced in this style of attack. The police in NY have backed off them after an officer ran one down using his vehicle a few months back. The video was all over the net so I advise you to check it out. These "bikers" ride dirt bikes and sport bikes very few of which are street legal and even fewer have plates. They run red lights, stop signs, and have no regard for the law. If you are ever in this situation do not stop, immediately call the police and do whatever you have to to keep them from boxing you in. NEVER leave the scene of an accident if you are not under direct threat!!! Only run if you have no other choice, and again immediately call the police. This is not rare by any means, the only reason this incident got any attention is because of the helmet cam video being posted on the net. If you see anyone in this situation, call the police. Make no mistake confusing these punks with true bikers. You will rarely if ever see a member of these gangs on a Harley. Do not for a minute blame true bikers for this kind of behavior. Bikers like those involved in the 2 million Bikers to DC Rally are American Patriots and would be among the first to come to your aid. A final note, always be aware of motorcycles and share the road. Check your mirrors and don't ride anyone's bumper, motorcycles have a much smaller profile then a car and are harder to see."
  12. "It sounds great". Lots of pedestrians giving it a thumb up. "Wow an esprit, it must be very quick?" "My son would love to see it , he's a car nut ...." A few jealous looks , but 99% of the time, reactions are extremely positive.
  13. Awesome story , 30 years wow Love the photo in front of the Lotus building, it reminds me of that old one with the orange esprit. Will you be replacing the side mirrors with the correct shell shaped one?
  14. Any update on this I'm having the same problem with the S1? Rear brakes are seized on .
  15. Cheers Tony and Gavin. Just today I have removed plastic covers off of the carburetors, have removed the jets tubes, and cleaned them with carburetor cleaner. I have removed the banjo bolts and checked fuel filters. Under the top cover everything was clean as far as I could tell. A few observation though : I have noticed that in one of the two carbs, the one closet to the firewall, there was more fuel left than in the other, not sure if that's relevant. On that same carb, the tubes, the ones with the rubber bits, the rubber is damaged (see attached pic). (????) I need to replace them. I started the car again but problem is still there. Everything is fine until i let go the choke and when I depress the gas pedal /upon acceleration, I 'm starting to hear strange noises coming from the engine and it won't idle.. Might still be fuel starvation. I really need to move the car to the new garage to further investigate this or bring it to a mechanic but the brakes are seized, so starting a new thread for that.
  16. Thanks for the replies chaps, at least I have some leads. I haven't pulled a plug yet or tried anything else,was waiting for some replies before doing anything. I refiled 10 litters with a jerrycan prior to starting the car just today. (of fuel i bought last week). But there was some leftover in the tanks. Yes I did hear the fuel pump ticking and always wait until it settles before cranking.
  17. Hi chaps. Worst scenario ever for me as I was planning to relocate my S1 to A new house with a 3 cars garage and all the space in the world to work on it and the car is now stuck in an inaccessible to a truck garage (currently living in a loft). The car starts with difficulty, after a few attempts, oil pressure is good (level as well) I can't get the car to idle above 1000 rpms it will remain under that and eventually die. If I operate the choke or the gas pedal I get little taping noises coming from the engine and a more violent metallic tap if I operate the gas pedal more violently and then the engine dies. I can start it again but it wont run normally, engine judders and remain under a 1000 rpm. I haven't insisted but I assume I could start it again. Thoughts? The car has not been serviced in a while as I was too busy with the house project but I'd start it every 3 weeks or so. I say worst scenario because on top of that the brakes are seized, so I absolutely can't move or push the car by itself so I could load it onto a truck.
  18. I think that's douchy77's car. http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/16420-the-esprit-registry/page-25#entry196085 Great looking car BTW.
  19. I would never sell mine for less than £18 / £20 K GBP. I would assume that prices would vary according to condition and rarity. TonyK once told me that there were less than 16 /17 orange gelcoat S1 (non painted) made worldwide, making mine pretty rare.
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