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    Dom Giangrasso
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  1. I am inviting you to a Free Charity Event with Free entry and Free food, in exchange for bringing yourself and one of your Lotus cars to this event. DomG here, your host for Yorktown Cars & Coffee in Yorktown NY. The event is a Charity Car show in conjunction with the Victory Cup series of Charity events around the country. I have agreed to help get folks to bring their cars in exchange for FREE admission, a FREE Tailgating pass and FREE food for all participating cars and passengers. Look up and from there the Cardillo Cup for details including the Charites who will benefit from the event. The Event is July 11th, a Saturday, with car staging from 10am to 11am. The full event runs from 1 to 5 pm. If you are interested in joining us, email me at [email protected] with " Polo in July " in the subject and I'll get right back to you. Esprits, Evoras, Elans, Elites, etc, send them to me. Anyone famous, not that you aren't famous enough, would be great as the event is somewhat of a social thing with white chiffon dresses and White pants, Red shoes and Polo shirts in abundance. (Though hopefully not on the same person). Let me know. Oh, and if you find yourself in Westchester county in NY on a Sunday morning, you are welcomed to drop by DomG [email protected] PS. Although I am not sponsoring this show, I thought the charities were good ones and arranging a Show and Shine might help the cause.
  2. Another Wedgehead here. Count me in. DomG
  3. Tony, I cannot imagine driving around in my S1 on a hot summer day without the windows down so i can hear the engine burble....... .....did that sound convincing? Lucky B%$#^%% DomG 77 S1 Esprit
  4. From what I have heard 910Esprit has the history right. It was a "perceived" issue or concern for the Dellortos. My PO had one fited as well. had to remove it once it failed on my and was unable to find one locally. Its been running without one ever since. Also, I am using a solid state fuel pump with no issues. DomG 77 S1 Esprit
  5. First off my S1 fuel system was modified by the PO so everything is easy to get at.... Now that that is out of the way....if you have an S1....where is your filter? It should be somewhere between the fitting on the botton of the right side gas tank and the fuel pump. If you cannot see it then consider that its under the decking on the right side of the engine bay. If you look there should be several screws or bolt heads sticking out of the carpet. Remove the battery then those bolts and the decking should come up. I know my fuel pump was in there so it might be where the filer is. The PO of my car re-routed the fuel line from the tank to the outside of this area (so its inside the engine bay) so that the filter itself was reachable. He then routed the line back into the original area through a hole in the side of the bay. The openings all look factory so I think there are plenty to chose from when routing the lines. As i said, the fuel pump is inside the area under the decking and the exit line comes back out through a hole just to the rear of the engine and then routes up to the carbs. On my car I added a replaceable filter between the tanks (mine is near the left side tank (chanagable from under the car)), then the main one ahead of the fuel pump, then a clear glass strainer/filter just before the carbs so I can see the gas and assess its condition. S1 tanks are know to rust so I am crazy about filtering to catch a problem before its gets to the Dellortos. DomG 77 S1 Esprit
  6. I used an ignitor I in my 74 Elite. Same 2.0 engine as in the S1 Esprits. Worked well. No issues. Just be sure to feed it 12 volts. the S1 coil may only present the ignitor with only 9 volts or less thanks to the in line resistor on the ignition wire. DomG 77 S1 Esprit
  7. And now for something completely different........ If the carbs are out of balance the engine can run hot. Had a similar missing issue which got really bad once it was warm. Got myself a 4 tube manometer....(two Dellortos) and spent some quality time balancing the carbs. Turns out the engine was running almost entirely on the front carb. Of course I did this AFTER verifying I had no air leaks or manifold leaks...etc..... DomG 77 S1 Esprit
  8. My 1977 S1 Esprit on the new track at Lime Rock Race Park during the 2008 Rolex Vintage Festival
  9. Gavin, Where are you ordering it from? The rubber on mine has deteriorated to the point where I'd like to replace it. Oops...I don't have the twin Zenith's, I have the twin Dellorto setup. But I'd like to see if they have the one I need anyway. DomG
  10. MIne is on the sail panel in the engine bay right behind the battery. However, on reading the posts and noting you are in the UK and hence sit on the right, I'd say that Matt's picture is what I'd go for.
  11. No shims on mine. However, the existing mounting holes had enough slop to position the bonnet a number of differenct ways, good and bad. The trick with mine seemed to be to make the gap between the edge of the pods and the leading edge of the hood quite large. Two people hold the hood steady while another person tightens the nuts on the inside of the bonnet in the tire bay. DomG
  12. I can get some picts this weekend. Also, you do know that the bonnet of an S1 should only be raised with the headlight pods down. They will crash into the bonnet if left up. the S2 hinges are completely different.
  13. 1977 S1 Esprit Lagoon Blue 787060362H US Federal car dglotusltd Shrub Oak, NY USA Dom Giangrasso
  14. Paul, Got a picture? It does sound like your mounts were modified already. I decided against the Turbo mounts because for the expense (horrific) they do a better job but not perfect. The key is that the stock mounts are only designed to support the engine, not hold it in place. If your engine is secured by other means then they are not as big a problem. If you have modified mounts or turbo mounts...all the better. DomG
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