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  1. . . . . and how do you find the image matches your needs/expectations? Cheers
  2. So where did the rearview camera get situated? How's the image?
  3. Be careful, however, you'd not want to fit hose unsuited to today's fuels for the sake of authentic appearance, right?
  4. We are confident in advising there is no auto choke on this, or any other carb'd Esprit Vladimir. If you are indeed perceiving engine state adjusting or changing without input via either throttle or choke cable then that would be something to make note of. May relate to something amiss in the fuel system, vacuum leak for example.
  5. From what I read on SJ's site it seems there are both an early and later version. Perhaps in this is your mystery solved? I'd expect there to be just a single point through which the switch is keyed to the lock mechanism, surely a keyed shaft integral to the switch with nothing other between.
  6. To my eye that looks like the ignition lock unit without the switch. Search the SJ website for ignition switch and you will see a matching shape. Cheers
  7. Sidebar question for the members - what does it take to remove the knob? Mine seems locked to the stick, all reasonable measures of torque so far have failed to budge the thing.
  8. The Haltech I've picked generates a square wave of either 8 or 12v amplitude, with number of pulses per 720 degree cycle user specified. Turns out Haltech offer a Tachometer Output Adapter which should resolve the matter if needed. Cheers
  9. Thanks Thomas, you're golden! BTW, I was asked to check voltage stabiliser output for the tech and despite advice from others in the community it seems to dither around 5.7 - 5.8 VDC. Does this seem correct?
  10. Spoke with instruments technician regarding freshening up the Smiths units native to my S2, seems there may be an issue with function of the tach due to change from distributor to crank-fired ignition. The Haltech ECU I expect to use provides a square wave signal which the technician worries will not drive the tach. He's had no success in fettling a mate's Elan tach for use with electronic points converted distributor, thinks we might do well to source modern workings to fit into the OEM Smiths tach casing. Suggestions?
  11. There is an upgrade known to improve on the input shaft needle bearing/circlip business - machine to fit a roller bearing. FWIW. Cheers
  12. The overview "guiding" this madness revolves around concern for undiminished power being available for headlamps, rad fans, cabin fans up front, various presently unconfirmed pieces back in the engine bay. My lighting guru has detailed the imperative of halogens operating at design voltage, what I've done further reflects intent for optimal performance ( relays/ fat wires for the windows motors ) and reliable service ( blade type fuse blocks, marine grade earthing busses, new wire in ample gauge. Attached images show common buss fuse block in the boot, 2 x 10 gauge feeds from a Mega/Midi distribution fuse block in aft bay near battery, backside of 8 fuse block for placement in the glove box, underside of a 7 mini relay block placed just inboard of the LHS headlamp pod.
  13. Regarding line pressures, given equal bore sizes in both ends of the M/C one will see equal pressures for both front and rear circuits. Where braking balance is concerned, a differential is created when calipers of differing bore sizes fore/aft result in differing clamping force for a given line pressure. Further biasing on Esprit is created via differing rotor and tyre diameters, fore/aft. Cheers
  14. What to expect in removal of the knob? The one off my S2 seems unwilling to part company with the stick.
  15. Yes, I've dared to take a photo or three, painful eyesore to the sound of mind I'm sure! Look for those late tomorrow, not handy at the moment. Cheers
  16. Well done, Dave! Those tanks are ghastly indeed. Cheers
  17. Update/confession, Summer 2021. Well into the wiring updates enterprise, thought it appropriate to report in on my state of chronic Shipwright's disease, suspicions looming that Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria must have dipped a toe in the Lipp family gene pool back in the day. In essence I seem to have rewired much of the car with relay and fuse blocks, high spec earthing busses, and current OEM spec cross-linked polyethylene insulated wire of higher gauge everywhere other than portions of the instruments binnacle. It's becoming a thing of aesthetic and technical beauty, at quite some cost in marine grade parts, but Lord does it take time! Cheers
  18. Chrome-moly is highly unlikely for use in production automobile frames, requires heat treatment after welding due to the alloys that distinguish it from mild steel. UTS above that of MS may permit spec of lighter gauge tubing when heat treated throughout, making CrMo desirable for competition cars and aircraft. Amateur race regs ( SCCA, eg. ) in North America prohibit use of CrMo in roll cage structures so as to eliminate vagaries in outcome after welding. Cheers
  19. Let's see if I can help. _Manual - S1 and S2 Workshop Manual.pdf
  20. That's an impressive find IMO, looks very original taking my S2 as reference. Cheers!
  21. I've an insight shared recently by an old mate concerning LED lamps, that the lamps run so cool as to be problematic in certain instances of inclement weather. Word has it that ice or frost may accumulate on such lamps, obviously resulting in diminished output. The supplier at link attached offer some lamps with heating element. FYI
  22. May have asked at some point in the past, if so pardon the tedium, but is the brake rotor hat material known? Old references of impeccable credibility state AL 2024 is the only way to go for professional racers yet I've seen none offered in that for top street performers . Cheers
  23. Do please be careful to see that your rig be cross-braced Paul. I long ago learned a lesson when working on my Sunbeam Alpine, hoisted for service via bumper jacks common to American cars, which tilted when bumped slightly so setting the car on a path to an unhappy landing. I was fortunate in that my teen sister was nearby as we were able to catch and reposition the lot to a stable state. For quite some time gave me chills to reflect on what outcome I'd have had were she not on the spot. Cheers At least until your rotiserrie is on task.
  24. Long term strategy for fuels here in Canada is shaping up with a focus on reduced carbon intensity, with climate change driving the issue. Seems likely we may see higher percentages of ethanol in the petrol blends as consequence so I fancy building the fuel system with some further concerns for corrosion, preferring stainless over aluminum for the tanks. Cheers
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