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  1. Hi Nic nice you'r still around. I had spacers on my 85 front, sj list them as "A082C4069F INSULATOR (between top of spring and top cap)" I replaced them with an 1mm thick teflon shim to make the front lower.
  2. good luck with the esprit, be careful for a little project called "new girlfriend" as it is a known to take away all resources (money and time) love the exhaust btw,
  3. dot 4 is just the minimum boiling point, there are dot 4's available with a higher boiling point, I am using Ferodo super formula, has a minimum dry boiling point of 320
  4. I have seen one in holland but the owner wrapped it white.......
  5. thanks Roger for the reply, so binnacle only for me then!
  6. Roger I am in for some new leather as well, I am aware about the reflection from the binnacle but what about that first 15cm of leather directly underneath the frontscreen, does that reflect as well? (thinking of making that part black but a one color dash looks better imho baie dankie, Rick
  7. a TLF member from the US did this on his turbo ("esprit Aviation") he is very happy with it. (I am doing it on my s3 but work came to a stillstand as my banks 62 needs all my time at the moment) so I can not yet tell you anything about my project. I have the pump up front with a 3 way thermostat, a small cpu controls waterpump speed so I can set the engine temp and the cpu also controls the fans btw he is running revers flow if I remember correctly
  8. @G_Reaper from an article featured in the November 1992 edition of Classic and Sportscar magazine: Andrew Short runs BSS Spares across the yard, a separate company from Banks, "but if we've something to develop, we do it together" so yes he did work with Richard.... (so now we know why his company is BSS as well but if you look him up on the web the company is BSS parts and is located in Croston )
  9. it is not from Banks Service Station (Richard Winter) however ther is an BSS in southport (Richard is in Banks, just north of southport) this one (BSS in southport) is Andrew Short the real Banks Service Station is the big question is why start a business (in lotus cars) near Banks Service Station and call yourself BSS as well?
  10. for the bendix, I have a set of renault 25 rear brakes and they look identical but the piston diameter is a lot smaller, however the matra bagheera rear brake calipers have the same piston diameter as the esprit (if I remember correctly) here is a link how to rebuild them
  11. how is the engine bay looking on both cars, if the 2.2 bay looks perfect it must say something about the mentality / craftsmanship of the owner (and so the rebuild) I have seen work of so called specialists, that you and me can call ourselves specialist, so if not done by somebody in the lotus world you still don't now if it is done correctly. when I did my europa engine I've read and read and studied and read again, bought tools for it, maybe a specialist had done a cheaper job but I wanted to do it myself. so to make a long story short I'll go for the second esprit (2.2)
  12. Barry, I have a very good tip, leave them in....... haha
  13. does anybody know this car? looks like a nice swap
  14. a fuego turbo is nice, or maybe a nissan turbo like I did
  15. honda has 15" steel wheels with 4 holes on a 100mm pcd, (don't now if the center hole is big enough)
  16. we dutch can be sarcastic as well.
  17. had a talk with Mark,he remembered the car and he treated to kill me if I did not rectify the measage I left behind about his paintjob.. just kidding He did not ask me to rectify it but apparently the PO left the car underneat a cover (car was outdoors underneath a cover when I picked it up) so I guess the hot London summers is to blame) Rick
  18. Thanks Steve, much appreciated, I need a new belt anyway but was hoping I could turn her on the starter motor (no plugs/pump ect) once a month without a new belt. as it will take another year before I start working on the s3, (I want to finish my Banks europa 62 before I start working on the esprit)
  19. thanks Luc, it is not for protection in the long run but to get some oil between the pistons/liners/rings before I turn her (by hand) if I like what I see I'll turn her on the starter to get some oil pressure rick
  20. i have an esprit that was done at stocks coachworks.... not impressed, (moisture in the paint) maybe it was an low budget job
  21. thanks Buddsy, I was just wondering if normal oil is too thick maybe some 0w20 will do the trick Rick
  22. Hi, my engine has been sitting still for the last 5 years (shame on me) I want to spin her around (whitout plugs and carbs) but before I do I want to put oil in the cylinders / on top of the pistons) I'll turn her by hand first, engine oil needs to be replaced later anyway so am I ok with wd40 or is this a big NO? it is just to make sure the rings don't stick and brake.... I am not planning on starting her for the next year due to much more work but like to turn her around a few times before I do rick
  23. I am converting the handbrake to an electric one to avoid this BUT nic966 did it correctly, the biggest problems we are having is to find parts from LHD cars because so few were sold in the EU back then. so going to RHD makes it so much easier for finding the parts (rack/pinion, heater cover, and the handbrake) I know more people converting to LHD
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