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  1. Hi folks - I'm keen to get hold of a Giugiaro steering wheel and crash pad, as fitted to the '86 and onward Excels. Can anyone help? Thanks
  2. Maybe have a look here End result looks pretty good. I can take a photo of my dash if it'll help to show what goes where - It's an '84 though
  3. Another recommendation for @Steve V8 Full set of carpets for interior and boot in the production line for me too. (And I'm in Auckland NZ, so shipping not an issue)
  4. Thanks for suggesting SWLC - New wastegate manifold courtesy of Kathy in my spanner man's grubby mitts this morning Just under a week from enquiring on here to delivered - not bad eh? Seems they're readily available. SWLC, SJ have new, and JAE have good used ones for anyone else looking.
  5. Thanks! Never used them before. Says they have stock on their website, have fired off an enquiry.
  6. Yip - That old chunk of iron. Anyone got something useable they're prepared to part with? It's for an '84 Esprit Turbo. If anyone can help, I'd be extremely grateful. Cheers - Mark
  7. Hi folks - In need of a replacement wastegate manifold as mine's beyond saving. Are these lumps of cast iron available off the shelf, or has some clever bugger come up with a replacement? My options at the moment are trying to find new old stock, or some friendly TLF'er who has a good used one lying around in the shed somewhere. Getting the old one welded up (not easy or cheap as it's cast iron) and re-machining & tapping to make good again. Getting some flanges made, a clever bit of fabricating and adapting an aftermarket dump valve (HKS or similar). Going all out with custom headers, and bespoke exhaust and turbo system. The above options range from not cheap to eye-watering. Someone out there must have been in the same predicament, so current thoughts and work-around's welcome
  8. Thanks for the input there - about where I thought they'd be. May look at re-patriating one back to the UK
  9. Any thoughts on what a cosmetically very tidy '78 Series 2 with sound mechanicals and plenty of service history would go for these days? Asking for a friend
  10. Sent you a PM - I'm in Birkdale, North Shore and have just the man to sort your Elan out, get it complied and registered.
  11. Got a lead on who can supply a replacement heater panel Andy? I drew these up years ago when I couldn't find a replacement, got one on my car, but needs doing properly to smarten things up a bit.
  12. I did - almost 12 years ago looking at the date created. Jeez where'd the time go
  13. Hi there Dirk - Only noticed just noticed your post. Shouldn't be too much of an issue as the car is Right Hand Drive. Where about's in New Zealand are you moving to? If Auckland, I can recommend shippers and people to get the car through the New Zealand registration process. Feel free to PM me with questions and I'll do my best to answer them -Or give you contact details of people who can.
  14. Very nicely done Chris Like your thinking with the shock absorbers too. Any idea why it's sitting lower (and better in my opinion)?
  15. Try Classic Cover Insurance - $300 ish a year for my Esprit
  16. I wish they'd just build the bloody thing already... That, and the SUV thingy they've been kicking around too - They'll sell thousands of 'em. That should make some money to revive the Esprit (and I can pick one up in 10 years time when they've come down in price enough where I might actually afford one )
  17. Thanks - Great info there @Gis Have got new pads on the way, but I see a Wilwood set-up being installed very soon.
  18. Interesting - Mine are missing too. Notice last time when up on the hoist. Thanks for the pic Will make a nice fibreglassing project when I have more downtime.
  19. That does look lovely If you're using an S4 manifold and turbo, what sort of exhaust are you using? I'm thinkIng ahead for when my original manifold goes.
  20. Great info there - sounds like a straight swap and everything's supplied. Thanks for sharing! Wouldn't mind more info on your master cylinder set-up. Do you have a pic and maybe a part/number of the Wilwood master cylinder? Cheers!
  21. Sound's like a Wilwood set-up will do the job nicely. I hadn't thought of the current brake pad compound to be honest. As you suggest @CarBuff that could be something to look at. Not sure what's on there now, but were supplied by JAE with everything else to sort the brakes at the time.
  22. Now that I'm actually driving and enjoying my Esprit again, am looking for current options and opinions on upgrading the current stock brake set-up. Have brand new disks, pads, rebuilt calipers, master cylinder and hoses on there at the moment, but not very inspiring, and I'm sure things have moved on since 1984. Anyone have any suggestions?
  23. I've used Lexan on side and bulkhead windows on GT40 and T70 replicas. I never had any issue with heat or distortion. Don't see why you couldn't use it in your case. Heaps of rally and race cars use the stuff. Mine where a bit more permanently fastened with self tappers and silicone though. Careful with polycarbonate 'Perspex' as that will scratch first time you wipe it to clean it and will really ruin your day.
  24. Sounds good Rich - Any excuse to put some k's on the car
  25. Looks like the side vent 'ears' are facing forward, so my guess would be turbo. Knock on the door man - your pals on the Internet needs to know
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