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  1. My wiper motor has been found to be the cause of electrical malfunction in my car causing fuses etc... to blow. Sourcing a replaceable wiper motor is proving difficult? My lotus specialist says that it is a unique specialist part but I wonder if anyone has fitted a wiper motor from an Austin/rover/Land Rover? Or even rebuild the motor? Only Lucas one I can find is £300 on eBay which seems a bit excessive!
  2. Hey all... I need a panel switch for the control panel on my 1978 esprit s1... any help appreciated. Rich
  3. I am looking for a switch (the panel switch) that go on by the speedo etc... anyone know where I can get one?
  4. Ok ..So outdoor carcoons....Who can recommend a reasonably priced one for the Esprit?
  5. My 1978 s1 esprit is coming home after 6 years of slow restoration...I am building a car port for it but would like advice on whether this will be good enough? I have a cheapish cover for it and obviously want as little damp as possible to get in... How often do other s1 owners find they experience problems when they are driving? I know these early models from reputation seem very unreliable!
  6. Just returned to the forum after a few years in the lotus wilderness! Some great pics Paul...love the orange paintwork on jons car... Good to see some progress! Mine is back in the garage (post wedding party drive... See pics I've put up on picture thread... It's due out again now the weather is good. It's the dampness that affects these cars...to all those s1 owners who have their cars on the road... Just how often do they go wrong?!
  7. My S1 last year... And another...
  8. Cheers Gav....I'll pursue with your advice....will post pics of my car shortly The first pic has a motif on and usual Esprit buttons were plain black...? so presuming this one couldn't be used... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/lucas-NOS-39463-159SA-light-switch-fits-MORRIS-MARINA-/230574603287?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item35af513c17 panel switch may be possible? May just be easier to use sj sports buttons ....just seems so expensive along with the rest of the car!! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/lucas-NOS-39831-159SA-panel-switch-fits-MORRIS-MARINA-/300491380686?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item45f6ae97ce
  9. I am looking for replacement switches/black buttons that go on the speedometer pod faces for my Lotus Esprit S1 1978 - Does anyone know if there are copies on other cars? It costs 20 pounds per switch + VAT and postage to replace all 6 at SJ Sportscars...think this is a tad excessive!! Thanks Rich
  10. I am looking for replacement switches/black buttons that go on the speedometer pod faces for my Lotus Esprit S1 1978 - Does anyone know if there are copies on other cars? Thanks Rich
  11. Hey... it has to be white....that is why this car is famous! To answer your previous question.........I'm close to you in Bournemouth and come to Plymouth regularly......My s1 is feb 78 and was originally black leather interior.....mine is currently being trimmed. Rich
  12. Hey Neil...have found a local professional trimmer....semi retired doing cash in hand work...is doing the espirt for 1.5k - let me know if u need contact details Rich
  13. Cheers Neil....yes I was quoted at 800 a seat too.....sure I can find a skilled retired man who would love to take such a lovely car on if I search hard enough though! Can't find 2.5k at the moment! Will be in touch when have made progress!
  14. Great work Cos....I also have a white S1.......near to completion in its restoration...will post some pics soon.....so good to see these bond cars back on the road!
  15. Hi all, My 1978 Lotus Esprit S1 is on its way to restoration completion. Have used up a lot of money as was a complete wreck when I got it. Most of the trimmers I know are quoting between £2500 and £5000 for a re trim with carpets.... I was hoping to find someone who would do it cash in hand........for around 1000-1500 - does anyone know anyone who would be prepared to do this or like to do it? I live in Bournemouth but would travel anywhere as this is a job i definitely can't do myself! Thanks in anticipation for phone numbers! Rich
  16. Be good to know.... see what you can do! Your not anywhere near bournemouth are you?!
  17. Have spoke about this before but wondered if anyone has any pics of the wooden boards that go in the back of the 1777/8 esprit? Who has kept theirs original and who has modified theirs by using aluminium or fibreglass etc......Does anyone have the actual dimensions? Cheers Rich
  18. That's great....thanks Simon
  19. Hi all, Can anyone give me a phone number for the dvla so that I can track the previous owners of my 1978 S1's history....... i have tried the site but it's useless! I've heard you can pay
  20. needs parts for lotus esprit s1 - please email [email protected] if u can help!

  21. Apparently they are stopping the esprit decals so Roger 912 has got the best idea and exact to the original - I picked up 5 of these for 10 pounds from a contact at my local garage ready for my s1 restoration - considerably cheaper than sj sportscars! Let me know if you need contact. Rich
  22. Thanks - any advice on a good "smaller" steering wheel that looks close to the original as poss?
  23. It is an idea to replace the whole wooded area with a more suitable material like alumininium + sound proofing - am trying to keep my s1 restoration as original as poss though. Gav - I have many other areas on the s1 to get up to scratch before the boards go in so no rush....when you have time I'd still like the measurements if poss and a few pics. Nice one, Rich
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