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About Mr_John111

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  • Birthday 25/07/1965

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    John Unsworth
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    Ford Fiesta 1.6 Tdci
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    400bhp 217 mph
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    Thatcham, Berks UK

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  1. Ok did the motor come out without having to remove the tube and the wheelbox? If so, how did you manage that?? do me a favor, take off the tube nut and then the plate off of the "gearbox" and just make sure that the cable is still attached and that by moving the end of the cable in and out that the spindle at the wheel box turns. the original symptoms you reported where exactly the same as when Sue's cable snapped john
  2. From your description it sounds like the mechanism that powers the wheel box has snapped i replaced Sue's with one from a Land Rover was about £10 and a bit long but a hacksaw soon sorted it out. I went for the Land Rover one as the area where it had snapped was reinforced on Sue's 84 car it was quite easy to remove. Remove the wiper arm undo the wheel box (nuts are accessible by reaching up under the dash) Remove the C clamp holding the motor ( the nuts are inside the wheel arch) Disconnect the electrical plug then wiggle out out the whole assembly. The large tube nut comes off and this should reveal the snapped "Bowden cable with bumps/teeth" is the only way I can describe it. Sue's motor got extremely hot as without the mechanism attached it just runs and runs john https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331847356717
  3. Hi Scott, its a while ago now but I'm pretty sure it was as simple as using a thin bladed screwdriver to prize them out (inserted top and bottom- not the sides) and yes they were removed from the front. When the switch came out it left the wiring plug in the hole good luck john
  4. P.s. The Esprit was her daily driver
  5. My wife (Sue) loved the car, an 84 Turbo Esprit. It was her pride and joy for 4 years. She sold it to buy a BMW 840, just as angular with pop up headlamps, a little faster, more power but also more modern and reliable. She dislikes most Porsches as they are too rounded and curvy, apart from the 944 which may one day be hers when she tires of the BMW. She has already said that she will go back to an Esprit at some point but likely an S3 hc next time. John P.s. Mark B Sue says (and this is a direct quote) "bloke's car my arse"
  6. Agreed, ignore front pulley. The woodruff key can open up the slot if the pulley bolt is loose and so it can flap about a bit. My 2 cents
  7. From SJ Sportscars : SEAL RING for OIL COOLER ADAPTORPhotograph of seal ring for oil cooler adaptor A907E6167Z EACH 2.46 Add to basket Is this the part you want?
  8. Unkee, Thanks, hopefully he'll be thrilled John
  9. A plea to all who attended. I have a pal locally who I helped rebuild his 85 TE a lovely ice blue one, reg B *** FOG. He attended MBW event and thoroughly enjoyed himself but forgot to take his camera! Does anyone have a shot of his car ? Regards John (Wife is Sue (Boots) who had an 84 TE also in ice blue)
  10. A plea to all who attended. I have a pal locally who I helped rebuild his 85 TE a lovely ice blue one, reg B *** FOG. He attended MBW event and thoroughly enjoyed himself but forgot to take his camera! Does anyone have a shot of his car ? Regards John (Wife is Sue (Boots) who had an 84 TE also in ice blue)
  11. Not definitively Will has not called round to physically try a wheel but some searching on the net confirms the PCD is 5x120 on both lotus and BMW. The centre bore is smaller on the lotus at 59.5mm (BMW is 74.1 or 72.6 depending on the model) but spigot rings should be available / easy enough to make. Once confirmed if Will makes a note of the model that 'fits' I'm sure he will share. A quick look at eBay shows a decent supply of space savers but most sellers want local pick up (for obvious reasons) so a bit of luck needed in finding one near you ( and probably best if a popular model fits e.g. The E36 3 series where they made loads and at present they are cheap and not saved) John
  12. We are here tonight and all day tomorrow so pop round any time. Just call when you leave to make sure. John
  13. Will You could pop round and try one of Sue's BMW wheels they are full sized rather than space savers. We are only in Thatcham. They are 5 x 120 eBay has spigot rings if the PCD is correct http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=171748878072 John
  14. Oh I get it now it's an ORIGINAL JPS commemorative edition just with a different body, different wheels, a different interior, no stickers I have an antique axe at home - over 500 years old, my father changed the handle and my grandfather changed the axehead but it's still over 500 years old What a cheek to call it a JPS!
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