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    88 Stevens Turbo US Spec

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  1. Thanks John, you are a gem.. I picked one up today from a British Parts Supplier who is local... Got it for AUD$245 so cheap enough for a full distributor with cap and is a full electronic ignition with no rotor or points! so well happy indeed... now just gotta get the old one out! what a pain that is unless you have the hands of a 6 year old lol....
  2. Good advice... will give US eBay and Amazon a look... Symptoms were loss of power as battery dies over 50klm or so... battery is new and up spec so plenty of electric... at the start. At full charge the car runs great but things go downhill pretty quick and before too long, car just wont produce ... charging at less than 10v I like to save a few bucks where I can but i hate having the old girl towed and I sold my car trailer a while back... with this in mind, a replacement will set my mind at ease... I just picked up a new Distributor today from a British Car Specialist here in Brisbane, ( Beerwah actually, north of the city ). it was a full replacemebnt with Electronic Ignition so no points or rotors to replace anymore yay! for the bargain price of $245 AUD so not bad really... Deffo will check out the US eBay and Amazon.. thanks guys
  3. Thanks Guys.. will explore the BMW.. to get rebuilt here is prohibitive... cheaper to get a newie lol...
  4. Hiya Guys my alternator has finally given me its last charge and is due for replacement. its an aussie delivered US Spec (S5) wondering if anyone knows a replacement part or cross reference for this? or if there were other aussie cars that used the same unit I can pick up a lot cheaper than the local Lotus Dealer...? all help appreciated, Thanks Jusitn
  5. Hi Guys.. Help on a US Spec Aussie Delivered Esprit if you can...? I am looking to see what Distributor was used... I know it was a Lucas but not sure of the model.. was it a 25D or a 43D or perhaps something else? I am looking to do an electronic replacement and there are a few vendors selling complete units at a reasonable price so thought to give them a go... any help appreciated guys.. cheers.
  6. I have one, stored in Brisvegas... yep RHD US Spec... am in Perth at the moment but moving back in May...
  7. Your PM box is full,can not send any message to U.

    I'm Curious: What Turbo did you install on UR car? Specs? How did U rig the waste gate? Electric or mech. controller? Could you please contact me at: [email protected] or post it in GARAGE section?

  8. nice wheels and body upgrades...
  9. Hi Ozon,

    88 Bosch cars are not that common in US either! Most of the owners falsely believe that their cars engine output can not be modified/improved. I am an automotive engineer and I know they are mistaken. I am investigating a digital warm up regulator application for Esprit, see

  10. Yeh no worries Danger! I know a fair amount about this model. Unfortunately, there were only 125 of them built so there is not a lot known about them. They were used as a testbed for the later Chargecooled version, which was slightly up spec'd. Ours were used to deplete all the leftover parts they had lol... take care of that Citroen box... hard to come by and a pain to work on..

  11. Hi Justin I just sent an email for you...
  12. hi guys thanks... yeh thats the pump alright. the pump failed due to old age mostly I think and it was just plain worn out. Car is running like a dream though now although I do need a new ignition switch and keys lol ... anyone know where there is an ignition switch for sale lol?
  13. Oki Doki! Finally fitted the pump and filter to the beastie... She is going like she should and is ready for her next hoon!! So who is up for a Gold Coast Hinterland run?
  14. Hey I found a local bloke here in Mt Cotton who got me the genuine Bosch pumps for $280 delivered, overnite! He mostly deals with trade and most of them are into big american race track cars, but he can source anything at all and wasn't too shabby on the price! California Speed check em out
  15. Yeh thats about right, but due the registration process back then, they stuffed the lot up. Back then you did not have to stamp the compliance plate until you sold the car... There was a big thing about it, I have an old newspaper clipping. The 1988 -89 build was federation spec and only 25 were imported. 10 were presold and the other 15 repossessed due to the stock market crash which sent Lotus Melbourne broke. There they sat for two years before a guy called chapman came in and bought them all for resale. (no relation to the great man) These were labelled as S5 and were bosch injected with citroen transaxle where as our S6 (SE) had the new electics, renault box and the new chargecooler. HTH
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