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  1. Richard I was at the lotus Austria club meeting today, a green s2 with Banks chassis and 2 liter dohc from Wien had a little crash, do you know the guy?
  2. had contact with the owner today, it is indeed a pré production X180. chassis Nr 5. very likely the first LHD stevens esprit.
  3. can somebody shine a light on this? black stevens body from JUN 87, (pre production?) chassis number SCC 082 DEV HHH 10005 Jun87 (dutch reg. date) must be G-body, was this a test car? or is the date wrong?
  4. no not to Innsbruck this year, I go to bad aussee in september for the lotus austria weekend meeting/hillclimb (Loser Panorama Strasse)
  5. when I did mine (black rubber ones) I warmed them in a cup of hot water before I pressed them in using the correct tool. was like a walk in the park.
  6. you did it again lol, the UN3 does not exist, it is called the NG3! (and NG1, NG2, NG4, NG5) it is the smaller gearbox of the 2. the UN1 is the bigger box. (too heavy for the Europa but used in the esprit)
  7. also William, you do not have to go too crazy with BHP on a Europa as you want the car to feel save to drive, in the end this will give more fun in driving. 200 bhp in a high revving NA engine is perfect and you do not need anything bigger then an NG3 series gearbox.
  8. hi William, the small renault gearbox will not handle soo much torque (I was told by Richard from Banks europa's) , maybe the NG3-000 gearbox is a better option for you (renault fuego 2.0) , I went for the UN1-013 with halfshafts and bearings but thats because I have a turbo charged engine with a lot of torque AND I wanted a wider rear to fill the body work on my banks 62, good luck with the rebuild and please keep posting pictures
  9. Hi Richard, looks good! I made a lot on my lathe and mill as well, I have similar door hinges but the bottom one keeps working itself loose I do see that my inner thread is finer (m16x1), maybe I sould make a few new ones in 16x1,5 (just to see) or make the inner pin lockable to the body
  10. (just incase somebody else needs them) found them in the UK!!! I have them next to each other and can confirm they are identical. search for RSVACON (
  11. can't believe that first pic is from a used unit. so clean inside.
  12. I'am in as well, however not with the Esprit as she is in parts..... hope I can take the Banks 62.
  13. my beloved Innsbruck. I've been there many times (Hall.i.T) last year I was in the stubaital and went to the Innsbruck Zoo. next time I am over I'll pay you a visit so we can talk europa's LOL btw the club has a very nice hillclimb on the loser panoramastraße. good luck with the Europa
  14. Richard, where about in Austria are you located? there is a great source of information in Bad Aussee (lotus club Austria) they have a few europa's on display
  15. found this on the wilwood site..... still don't know how it works but if they say so....
  16. no I did not and to be honest I have no idea how that works as the pressurized brake oil works on the surface area only. I'll dive into it, thanks!
  17. Hi, looking for some information about piston surface area for the brakes, the rear stays standard so I presume I can't go too big at the front? I have 285x26 discs up front so not too big, the smallest 4 pot pistons I can find already have 1,25 times the surface area of the single pots I have now. does anybody know how much I can go bigger but still keep a good balance between the front and rear? for the little europa I seem to have the same problem, the balance bar in the brake pedal is way of so I need smaller pistons at the front as well. just wondering how much smaller lol. best would be to buy smaller for the europa and put the wilwoods from the europa on the esprit but maybe this is overkill as well. for the esprit I have 4 pots that have twice the surface area so way too big.... thanks, Rick
  18. 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)
  19. Alex, still based in Holland? where about?
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. so tell us the story about the heater..... seems a diy job? is it still working?
  23. 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
  24. thanks Bibs, next week off so I am going to give it a try, if I fail I'll let you know Rick
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