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    Ivan Drury
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    1987 Turbo Esprit HCI

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  1. Can anyone advise what type of Hylomar I must use for the piston liner?
  2. I have an opportunity to purchase 4 BBS RK wheels 18" x 8J from a BMW. Can I fit 18" wheels on the front of a 1987 Turbo Esprit (Guigiaro). I know I will need spacers for the rear and hub adaptors for both front and rear. Thanks
  3. Will there be a caption at the start and end? If that is the case how about something like "Lotus and Others The Mike Kimberley Years" or "Lotus. XX Years of Mike Kimberley" "Mike Kimberley. The Man and the Cars"
  4. Bought the 87 in '97. I'm pushing 62 so there you go. At the moment the car is performing like an old fart.
  5. My 87 Turbo HCI has developed misfiring in the last 2 weeks. On start up it is fine when it gets a little warm it begins to misfire. If I accelerate it will pick up and misfire every so often. If I sit a a light for a minute it is running on 3 cylinders when I move from the stop. I can get it to fire on all 4 if I keep pushing the accelerator. Its at the point where I don't want to drive it. Any ideas or questions?
  6. My "G" 1987 has aircon but I try not to use it. The engine runs hotter, it saps hp and if you're sitting in traffic the engine temp goes really high. I don't know if that is just my car or if it is common on the Esprit
  7. Is there such a thing as a diesel Esprit??
  8. I'm in Ontario or doesn't that count as being in Canada. Nudge, nudge!!
  9. I've got a 1971 Elan SE, weber carbs, drop head coupe unfortunately it's not the Sprint. I don't drive it much at all now. The Esprit has taken over. Which would you rather drive?
  10. I would imagine some owners would like Heath Robinson!! Don't get me wrong I am more than happy with mine.
  11. Say goodbye to Hummer and Saturn. G.M are not going to produce these anymore it has been announced
  12. Barrat - Jackson auctioned one on TV this week 1989 Esprit Red I think it went for $7600 USD. The car had been resprayed. If anyone in the US saw it, please correct me if I am wrong
  13. If they are allowed to go to the wall the fallout in Ontario alone is the loss of 500,000 jobs over the next 2 - 3 years. The trouble is it affects everything from the retail sector to housing and so on. What a bloody mess!!
  14. North American Fords are not anywhere as good as their European cousins. The Escort here was crap, the Contour ( Mondeo) was a little better but stupid things used to go wrong, as for the bigger models, the 500, Taurus, Explorer, and such, they are poor. I had a Fiesta here back in the 80s, 1600cc engine made in UK. The thing was great, just the body couldn't stand the salt and the long winters. I wish there were more of the small diesel engined cars here, I'm suprised Ford have not had some on the road here.
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