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  1. Very interesting and sounds worth doing. Can you post which parts were plated and let us know where you had them plated. Also, I understand there are several versions of plating specification. Can you recall which was used? thanks.
  2. Thanks all. Cold hose look great, but the freight charges to the UK make the prices too high. I’ll keep looking for braided hose a I am trying to keep everything bar reliability as original as possible.
  3. 910Esprit, thanks for the quick reply. Do you know if there is a source for braided hose which is compatible with R134?
  4. HI all, can anyone tell me if this in-line connector on my braided ac hose is original or a repair? It is located about 600mm (2') from the compressor connection. It seems an excessively heavy and large for a factory fit on my 1983 Turbo. Debating whether to leave-in and change the gas, compressor, etc. or replace the whole hose(s).
  5. markjonesx, tried to contact you twice now with no luck, if your still interested please call me.
  6. Mark, sorry for delay. Will call you today and get a mirror sent to you. Good luck!
  7. I have one you may borrow. It is currently with Dave, you may have seen his progress with the bases. Dave's given me your details I'll get in touch with you and ask Dave to fwd. Chris
  8. Dave, Any chance if returning my original mirror which I sent to you a few years ago to help you start this? Chris
  9. Dave how are you getting on with these?vIf you recall you still have my mirrors I sent you one time ago. Last time ou posted it looked like things where progressing quite nicely. Chris
  10. I wouldn't mind having one too - if anyone can be bothered to take a mould.
  11. I am asking for photographs of the front compartment of S1 and 1983 Turbo cars. I am trying to collate photographs in an attempt to build up a picture of how the cars were originally supplied. I appreciate that these vehicles have invariably been modified over the years but I am trying to establish definitively what was original. With all members help I will be attempting to do this for all areas of the cars but need to start somewhere. My knowledge is limited but collectively I am sure we can produce a visual record with is historically accurate. The sooner we do this the better. My apologies in advance if this has been done before but I cannot find any reference to such a record. Chris
  12. Long shot but do you still have any of these bits?
  13. Please count me in for a set. Out of interest will they be finished in the original damper & spring colours?
  14. Thanks for this information - much more thorough than I was expecting! I will pm you with my email address. Out of interest what would have replaced the standard radio if the cockpit system was factory fitted? Would it have been the clock? Chris
  15. Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any pictures of a factory fitted panasoinc RM610 in an Essex (or other Esprit). I have obtained a new one and it's too long so I assume you have to trim the light off hte back but I want to see how Lotus did it orginally. ALos need to see details of headlining trim either side. Was the unit ever covered in leather to match the interior or was it just eft the grey colour? Any help on this including fxing it to the roof would be appreciated. Thanks Chris
  16. I have got one, well three actually! I do not have the base though (the bit that attaches itself to the car). I also have two molded copies albeit simplified without the ratchet style mounting point. Would this help??
  17. For your information I bought it like this. I definetly don't do restorations this way! Having waited a long time to find a suitable S1 this came along, but a few weeks later a better one appeared, then another... I am currently have my other S1 professionally restored and will also send my Turbo to be done as well. Just waiting for my Daytona to come back from the restorers first. I agree a car is worth what someone will pay for it. If there had been a decent (read 100pt concours) S1 for sale for
  18. Thanks Dan, I am always open to offers but you do need to start somewhere. Given that these cars once restored go for
  19. Trevor, The car is mine, I have owned it four just over four years. If you are doing a full restoration you would need to dissasemble it anyway - so buying it like this saves many hours of your time. Chris :-)
  20. Hi, I have two seat from an S1/S2 I believe. I also have a many bits from S1s and S2s. Let me know what they are worth. Chris
  21. Cos, I have two fronts for sale are you interested? Chris
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