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  1. if I would go for a swap in my esprit (s3) I would love to put a bmw M power straight 6 in her (on TBFI) a friend owns a M1 so maybe I am a bit biased lol, the v12 is overkill, I like that audi v8 hilly did as well or that Renegate LS3 swap. good luck with any build, if you happen to make a build blog I will happily follow it as I like engine swap's (my europa has an nissan 1.8 turbo swap)
  2. Alex, still based in Holland? where about?
  3. thanks Thomas, that's a start, looking at the holes in the body and pod on mine one it looks like the wiring and rod interfere so all I need now is a picture from the space between the body and pod. maybe some testing before I put the loom in
  4. does somebody have (or can make) a few pictures how the headlight wiring runs between the pod and the body? mine is gone, I need to see how they are situated to avoid any problems between the wiring and the liftmotor rod. best is with the pod lifted and rod disconected but I am happy with ant pics thanks, Rick
  5. so tell us the story about the heater..... seems a diy job? is it still working?
  6. if you are going to "just" repair it, use epoxy instead of polyester as (apparently) epoxy bonds better to old polyester as polyester does. good luck
  7. thanks Bibs, next week off so I am going to give it a try, if I fail I'll let you know Rick
  8. Hi, looking for a program (or app in modern days) I have 4 overlapping pictures from a lake/mountain that I somehow want to mix together so I can make a wall poster. the photos are taken at (nearly) the same height and overlap somewhere around 20%, so some software that blend them together would be perfect, happy to pay an online service btw thanks, Rick
  9. I do hope so as I do not want Max to turn into a Lewis and win more than half his titles on cruise control, that would be a shame for the sport. (and really boring to watch) so lets hope non will have a dominant car and it comes back to driver skills, something the sport needs. as a cheesehead (German nickname for us Dutch) I enjoyed the last lap and am very happy for Max but I feel for Lewis as well, a gentleman loser something Toto is not
  10. I was over in the UK and needed carpet for my europa, went to Coverdale and they were very helpfull and friendly
  11. the Brown and Gammons are wrong, maybe they will work but the locking is different, also I have seen many differents in lenght (shorter one's) I don't want to take a risk so will be looking for he lucas terminals
  12. III_Turn_Signals_and_Hazard_Switches yes they are the one's as well, but again out of stock.... looks like it is lucas/rists so we are coming closer thanks so far!
  13. the spitfire? nothing standard anymore I'm afraid.... some of the connectors are badly crimped with half broken wires. I want to make the wire loom a bit more reliable and convert to relay's for the heavy loaded one's.
  14. was hoping someplace closer to home lol. was looking on google and I guess the 3mm left the US out, is it 1/8" I need to look for or do they call them 0.125" ? anyway I am going to search that link, thanks
  15. looking around but can't find them, I am looking for a few new female connectors for the dashboard swithes. does somebody know where to get them?
  16. thats another way too slow down the motor lol. looks good! where is Austria do you live? ( sometimes I travel to Austria just to eat schnitzel!) no just kidding, I go every second year to the austrian lotus club in Bad Aussee.
  17. don't know if you know this so a little information, sorry if you knows allready I have been playing with the same motor for some problems as well. the motor relay gets it power from the green wire (middle contact copper strip, if the relay is switched off (cam pushes the copper strip away) the power to the motor is interrupted but the motor will still spin a little bit, maybe just enough to turn over the cam? the motor relay must short cut the 2 motor wires so the motor stops directly. if you put less volts on the motor it turns slower so maybe just enough to keep within the cam position? basically the P contct from the relay connects to the plus from the motor, the open contact to battery plus and the closed contact to zero (second motor contact that is connected to neg.) hope you can follow my dutch english LOL
  18. if you have lucas motors (TR7) that turn in just one direction they allways drop down first before they go up. it is just the way they are made. if you have the stevens (GM) motors it is the cheap repair kit you need. I changed the wiring on my lucas motors so they turn in both directions and now they don't drop down before they go up. looks much better (imho lol) lucas short.mp4
  19. you are correct, it is the ignition lock however looking on SJ'Ss website did not bring any good.... they sell the switch but it is that little thing "in between" that I am missing the switch I have fits in the housing, it is just the little shaft that seems too short. also the hole in the switch has two flat sides, the shaft from the lock has a somewhat smalle diameter and only one flat side. so maybe it is a non standard switch that the previous owner made to fit. o well if I can't find something it is back to the lathe and mill.
  20. looks like I am missing a part, it fits between the ignition switch and the little shaft at the end of the lock (photo) does anybody knows the correct name so I can order one? thanks
  21. as I am rewiring my whole car it was easy to do, don't know how it works on a existing wiring loom... basically 1 relais for Up, 1 for Down with the "copper strip" as end switch for the Up and Down relais. you need one more relais to let them work with the light switch, (this relais gets it power from main beam, flash and the normal driving lights) so the pods go up in al 3 light settings. I have the lights on separate relais as well so the light switch is just for the control signals and not for the main current. the common contact from both end switches is the copper strip)
  22. Stefan, I've been testing mine and they go down 16mm before they go up, I have rewired them, now they work like they do on the stevens esprit. looks much better and they go up faster
  23. can't believe my eye's. having my esprit and europa side by side the 9xx engine looks way too big for the europa (s2) custom chassis? wondering how much room there is at the front of the engine, more pictures please
  24. EDIT, (can't edit my previous post) had a brainwave, installed al the parts in my car, some wires relais and a switch...... yellow is the one! BUT it drops the pod 15mm before it goes up, the red one works as well BUT lifts the pod 15mm before it goes down...... both seem a bit odd to me so back to plan 1 and modify the wires/relais so it will travel.
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