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DaKa

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About DaKa

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  • Birthday 11/07/1961

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  • Name
    Damien Kavanagh
  • Car
    Lotus Esprit X180 1988
  • Modifications
    Suspension / Brakes
  • Location
    Hutton Essex

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  1. I got myself a choke cable only to realised that I'm missing the choke linkage between carbs, I already have a spare choke mounting bracket. It looks like 215/220mm x 2mm M2 or M3. £30-£40 for a single rod linkage! I won't be straightening any coat hangers, but would a model part work? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Model-Boat-Push-Rod-Kit-Include-M2-Rod-End-Rubber-Bellows-Seals-M2-Pull-JE/353329602715?hash=item524415e09b:g:U0QAAOSwNmheae-a or https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-Pushrod-300mm-30cm-12-Push-Rods-M2-Thread-Link-Rod-End-M2-Ball-Joints-X-5/254824594443?hash=item3b5
  2. Much appreciated pic - that's about where I would expect to see it, rather than the centre console, but if I only find a generic choke cable I may hide it somewhere else? Steering wheel nice - is that off an earlier model?
  3. If you have £800-£900 spare, then I would recommend the PNM rear brembo brake kit taken from the Elise. My handbrake works with 2-3 clicks unlike many. However, if you've just purchase new disc and pads that would be a waste
  4. I reported something similar with 'cold' start that only appeared after my carbs were refurbished. I did not have a choke cable connected and I think for me the lubrication meant the choke position, which had likely seized into its position of being slightly on, is now fully off. In the summer the accelerator pump method works, but in winter my NA definitely requires a little bit of choke. However, once started, even for a few seconds, no further choke is required, just a little accelerator. It can be turned off and restarted immediately without choke. P.S. Still await a pi
  5. Of course, this pushes up the values of the classic cars already registered. I've lived and worked in Denmark and north of Copenhagen they still love their classic cars, but unlike Sweden still feel, for a number of reason, adverse to petrol classics and performance cars. You have to remember that they are only a few feet above sea level !
  6. I found some recent youtube posts that show some questionable maintenance tasks on what looks like a very nice SE. Perhaps you will get something from these? It made me feel much better about my capabilities 🙂
  7. Following on here, I've still got some difficulty starting the car without using choke. My N/A does not have a choke cable fitted, I am presuming that it was removed by previous owner? So it's a bit of a faff, if it doesn't start after a few attempts pumping the accelerator first, I get my wife to turn the car over while I use my fingers to adjust what would normally be done by a choke cable (as I had on my old Excel) and bang it starts straight away. I can stop the car almost immediately and then it restarts without the same faff. Does anyone have any nice pictures of their N/A
  8. It didn't sell - perhaps o/a collection only and location near Glasgow. I think its worth £50 just for the bag!
  9. I have no idea regarding 3D printing cost and whether you Geta. reasonable margin after scanning, but at the right price and being suitable for more than one model, I would like to think these would sell well, both as a 'lighter' upgrade and for those with broken clips, cracks and botched holes. Someone likely has one sitting on a shelf somewhere in perfect condition to scan, but it will prove difficult to get a donor as most likely it will belong to an aged hoarder like myself 🙂 . auto type! 'Geta.' should read 'get a'
  10. Tried to send PM, but computer says no! Here's an example of a rubbish airbox for sale on ebay and look at the price! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-2-0-2-2-ESPRIT-ECLAT-ELITE-AIRBOX/284042136280?hash=item42223b0ad8:g:d9QAAOSwfgpfg1f~ The later Stevens N/A like my own are even harder to find as the intake is centre rather than end. Some companies produce blank backplates where you can cut your own holes, but I've not seen any with the correct spacing for Lotus twin carbs (I think it was 110mm) but here's the nearest that I could find, but again, not the middle air intake.
  11. Fantastic - I know how difficult these parts are to find for those who need them - and priced very fairly - well done. If/when you manufactor an airbox and trunking for a twin carb esprit, excel etc. I'll be first on your list and prepared to pay well. I only ever see battered and broken examples for sale at silly prices. Good luck with your endeavours.
  12. This popped up while I was searching today - looks interesting and nice colour combo. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Esprit-X180-Turbo-Vergaser-Rechtslenker/264886834587?hash=item3dac7c559b%3Ag%3ABGIAAOSwnwpfeYuX&LH_All=1 I know that my car was 'reimported' back to UK from Germany 5 years ago by the previous owner , but I have no idea what would be involved in getting this back to the UK and registered.
  13. Having owned an SE Excel for 6 years (black red pin stripes, red leather interior - best colour) and moved to an Esprit albeit a N/A 3 years ago, I would encourage you to take the plunge. Keep both if you can, I still miss my Excel, but the styling isn't to everyones taste whereas everyone likes the Esprit.
  14. I'd be very keen on the same. I bought my kit 3 years ago and it's still on the shelf as I'm afraid of messing something up. I understand it's made easier with the access created from above, but can be done from underneath only if preferred.
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