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  1. well I am going for fuel injection and a better exhaust mani. some port matching/cleaning but thats it.looking for 170-180 bhp
  2. I hope the honing marks are still there after only 20000mls .lnvoice had "steel liners" on it so maybe it is after market...... thanks, rick
  3. Hi, I have an 912LC engine in my '85 esprit s3 N/A however I came across a invoice in the car’s history for an engine rebuild (60000mls into his life and 13years / 20000mls ago) it is a 4500 pound bill and there is a note “1397 pound for special high comp pistons and steel liners” but no more information than this. I don’t want to open the engine yet but need to take the head of this winter. Is there a way to indentifying them looking from the top? thanks, rick
  4. does anybody know what diameter the butterflies are on a chargecooled esprit? a am going to make fuel injection on my N/A engine and like to know if I can use them instead of aftermarket throttle bodies. thanks, rick
  5. Hi, I have an banks europa with a v5 (not v5c) I found out that the engine number on the v5 is not the same as the number on the engine. to make things easier for importing the car into holland I like to change the v5 into a v5c and the engine number on the v5. can this still be done over the post or does a nice MOT man need to see the car (car is already in holland but not officially) I can use an friends UK address and his name thanks, rick
  6. be carefull to connect more runners for vacuum, it can cause backfire
  7. Hi I do not have trunnions at the front (on the esprit that is, on the spitfire and the europa it is another story....) thats way I wanted an esprit without trunnions. rack has no play at the ends but car feels very light on the motorway and needs a lot of steering before it moves at all so I am thinking there is a lot free play on the rack but I will jack up the car first to have a good look. thanks, i'll order some poly bushes (front and rear) because I want to upgrade them anyway.
  8. so as a start I want to replace all the bushes on the front before I do anything else (just to start at the basic and work my way out) question is do I go for standard or those fancy polybushes? I need a new rack anyway and want new tyers (still ok but 9years old) later in time I want to replace all the bushes at the rear as well. I did found out the body on the rear sits 1.5cm lower on the rhs (drivers side) is this typical wear in the rear spring? (front seems to be spot on) I was thinking to swap the rhs/lhs spring so when my 100kg is loaded in the seat it will level the car a bit more. any tips where to start? (I have started to spray wd40 on the bolts a week ago so hopefully this will help a little taking them apart) thanks, rick
  9. Hi all, I am thinking to convert my '85 n/a s3 to fuel injection, because of fuel injection I can raise the compression on the engine but the question is How much? I know on the ford 302 v8 they raise the compression by 1 full point if they switch over to fuel injection. is there an easy way to raise the compression on a LC engine or do I need HC parts. If I do not raise the compression and stick with the 9.4:1 from the LC engine can I use euro95 instead of euro98? because the PO told me to use euro98 but with only 9.4:1 it seems a bit od to me to use euro98 (in the lowlands of the eu it is getting harder to find good 98) thanks, rick
  10. " I had a discussion with a fellow forum member about the possibility of putting a Countach body over an Esprit chassis " Hi Nic.after looking at the build I was thinking the same thing, if he can do this with a F40 body we can do this with a lp500 proto body but you have to finish the esprit first and I have to finish the banks 62 first (AND I need to do a few small things on the esprit...) Hi Plasticfantastic, did you buy this c-reg "86 silver engine-less audi boxed esprit s3 from a guy in the south? I have been over to have a look at this one but body was shit and the welding he did on the chassis looked....... not so nice. just wondering if it is the same esprit we have been looking at. good luck with your build, I have never liked the F40( to modern) I like the 288gto a lot more but I very much like what you'r doing from a pistonhead point of view.
  11. I hate trunnions!! based upon problems I had with the spitfire...... but I hate UJ to, again based on the problems I had with the spitfire.....(but I think on the UJ it is my fault, heavy right foot and 120bhp on the org. diff..... is asking for problems it will be a couple of day's before I am back at the esprit but I seem to remember that handbrake thing so maybe I am lucky and have ONE trunniun less car LOL thanks rick
  12. Hi not new to lotus but new to the esprit, I am the new owner of a '85 n/a esprit, everybody talks about pre85 and post85 but my esprit is from april1985 so what do I have to say to the nice salesman when ordering springs/dempers/bearings/disks ect? pre or post 85? thanks, rick
  13. Hi I have sealed both halfs of the gearbox with loctite 518 and have got paper gaskets for the 5th gear cover and the belthousing, question is do I put the paper gaskets in "dry" or do I need to put something on top of them thanks,rick
  14. Hi, anybody going to the lotus club austria meeting next weekend (fryday3-sunday5 june in bad aussee) I am going but not with the lotus (still in parts)
  15. I would keep your rhd chassis and replace/move the existing brackets for the steering so you can keep your old chassis number (TUV) I'v been thinking to do this myself when I get an esprit from the UK good luck with the conversion
  16. yes it is.... but I am not in a hurry, car is not finished yet i'll find another one
  17. lost the bid, the seller did not wanted to send it to holland......
  18. hi, I am looking for an aluminium badge, the text is "lotus chargecooler" it sits on top of the chargecooler (looking for the early style), I have a new one that will go into my turboed '69 europa but it came without the badge thanks, rick
  19. hahahaha yes me too I'll let you now if I am going with the blue europa , rick
  20. yeh me to so I can continue to work on the europa :-) and now I can sell the spitty to make room for an s3na because it looks like the europa will not be ready for the donny show.... (or the summer) are you coing to the donnington show? would love to see your s3
  21. carbs rebuild, no leaking anymore, car is running nice, thanks for all the help rick
  22. ye good tip, to count, thats what i normally do as well. stupid I dit not think about it this time (think because there are so much new on carbs for me) anyway, it leaks from the very bottom so I assume it's the diaphragms that needs replacing but will do the rest as well. thanks for the reply, rick
  23. Hi Danny thanks for the quick reply, it is not for the europa as this car gets a turbo and fuel injection, I have another car (73spitty 2.0 lancia/fiat twink)so thank god there is no electronics under the carbs... both carbs are leaking so will do both. I am not afraid to take them apart but I'm more worried about the correct settings/adjustments. I have already bought a full gasket set so I know what I am doing tomorrow... (I was just hoping to avoid some work on the top of the carbs, lazy me) thanks, rick
  24. Hi I just found out that my dellorto carbs are leaking fuel from the lowest part of the carb, are they hard to rebuilt? I was thinking to just replace the seals on the lower part so I can leave the rest of the carb alone (don't want to touch anything I don't understand) thanks,rick btw it is not leaking it is more like a waterfall!
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