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  2. So this is how it is playing out. Removing ALL electrics out of the way first, removing front window to get to the shearbolts for the ignition sorted, not sure how to drill them out. I will ask fellow members for guidence and a towel to cry in I suppose. I should also say it is a complete tear down so I'm not overdoing it just trying to figure out HOW to do it... Right door off today which has me dumbfound about the positioning of the wiring that runs to the door electrics, ALL of the three harnesses going into the door have one or two more broken wires... *?#¤//# british engineering!
  3. Hello all and greetings from Sweden. After having two kids and work issues kicking my sparetime in the ass over the last four years I am FINALLY getting to stripping the car. Here are my main concerns: Holy moses, how in the hell was this thing put in? I got the right outer bolt off, right inner I might be able to after an icepack on the head for a couple of hours but the left? Forget it!! I think the airbox is in the way and the steering column (which I need to remove the sheering bolts somehow). Can I ask that someone give me some tips here. I can reach the back bolts, just, but beyond
  4. In that blue print it is #112 it holds #111 and #113 in place on the spindle...
  5. #77 in the dellorto parts breakdown blue prnt. It holds 75 and 76 in place.
  6. I think it is called the "spindle star washer" it goes between the orhe side of the butterflyvalves from the bearing to help seal that side. I'll get the part number. The carb rebuilding book doesn't even mention them and Dellorto uk didn't send any info
  7. Anyone know if there is a guide to installing the star washer on the throttle axle? I just got two home after remiving a warped axle and I am stumped...
  8. Oki doki gents. Sorry for taking so long to do this but I figured I would link to my imageshack. There are two kinds of diagrams, the first has the fused radiator and the second has the fan thermal trip radiator. How to tell the difference? Take a look under the car by the fans in the front and if you have original wiring then, the the fused diagram is if you have brown/yellow wiring, if you have black/green and black wiring then use the thermal trip diagram. Here is the link it is public so it should help more people. If there are other diagrams needed I will just add them. Link to enlight
  9. Need another night due a slipping disc, not easy to share when stuck in bed... =( I should be up and walking in a day or two!
  10. Just read this, give me tonight and I will take a photo of the diagrams I have and send it to who ever, or maybe post a link to it..
  11. Like the topic says, kid number two is now up and running around by himself leaving my finally time to start seriously on my 83 turbo. I am doing like Luc and changing it to a LHD. In lack of better words my old harness has been raped by previous owners and I am sick and tired of face palming. Is there anywhere, anyone that I could find to help me get a new harness or make a new harness for a 1983 turbo? Needless to say this would save me months and probably most of my hair. Best regards Rasmus
  12. Basically the question is, is there a way to fit a 5x130 to a 5x120 hub and not have the wheels stick out?
  13. I need some help from the experts in here. I have found some rims that the fronts are 15"x7" with an approximite 4.25" backspacing. The rears are 15"x8" with approx 4.5" backspacing. Bolt pattern are 5x130. Will these bad boys fit? Working on finishing the carbs at the moment abd therefor not up to speed on the wheels but by chance I might have to pounce on these. Thanks Rasmus
  14. Awesomeness ROLF! I just had all of my relatives over for a family "outing" and everyone was just looking at my car going "That is NEVER going to drive again!". Having moments like that and looking at a part disassembled car is shattering. Now to refocus and take it a small step at the time. Did you have that made by a firm or is that a over-the-counter tool? I am learning as I go along so my build will take some more years then others (since I am changing the steering from RHD to LHD as well). /R
  15. Awesome!! Xmas and new years along with a whole bunch of family stuff has me swamped looking to do this just on the other side of the new year. The rod that you have laid out there Rolf what is that? I am scared to death of breaking something and I am rereading everything like four times. /Rasmus
  16. I have paused until I get the book, I know it is on PDF file but Amazon was going to ship for me to have beginning of dec looks like march now so it looks like i will have to start off with the pdf file anyway. I am down to the butterfly shaft and the choke. Looks like a special tool to get into the choke. Family is taking up much time and I have burnt some mental fuses doing bumper removal etc... Next week I should be removing the first of the two with pictures and hopefully minimal amount of tears.
  17. I have seen loads of these on the Tube but this one takes the cake. Well made and absolutely mad talent! 10/10
  18. After spending a whole evening angle grinding EVERY SINGLE bolt to the tail gate and bumper (minus one the I had to drill out) I am at an end for words. My whole house smells of cancerous fumes I have veins bulging out of my head and I am starting to think that Lotus ONLY built this car for the bolts to go in once. Every single little f******* bolt just turns, nothing is locked in place, who made these "locking nuts", where ever you are SHAME ON YOU! Now I have the lower spoiler in the back stuck to the bumper (which looks to be a write off) and I have to take out the plywood out of the bumpe
  19. The quality of the work!!!! I am just looking around for my jaw here in the kitchen. This and Matts thread almost bring tears to my eyes. The best thing is that I will be able to ask soooo many question along the way for my own project. I just can't grasp how the hell you guys could polish up the engine/gearbox to look that, that good... Again this is so inspiring to read and re-read and re-re-read well you get the point. A W E S O M E N E S S ! ! !
  20. Thanks Rolf, so flipping the problem then, how do I just the bearings out? You look to be in the same boat as me and I just can't wrap my head around how to get a grip on the bearings in order to pull them of the shaft... Ok book ordered on Amazon. Better do this the right way I suppose! Cheers So now to sit on my hands until the damn book gets here... Wait! What is this Fallout 3? HELLO!!!!
  21. Thanks all, the trouble is one of the bearings has one of the protective sidewalls come off and it sounds like old people having unlubricated sex (there is thought you won't get rid of soon). I just know since it is in pieces right now and the new bearing is on it's way from Dellorto here, I need/want to change it. I don't want to start cutting corners hours into starting a life long dream project, I just can't do that. I don't have OCD (yet) but I do feel I will regret NOT doing it and it will get worse with time since there is no protection from outside crud getting into it. /Rasmus
  22. Found this on the web, it is great reading... and free... Enjoy fellow petrolheads!
  23. I need some guidance with removing the rod that runs through the carb holding the two butterflyvalves in order to change the bearings. How do I do it? Also how do I remove the little rod holding the floater in the floater chamber? Cheers Rasmus
  24. WOW that is exactly it! I have a picture in a magazine that shows a red felt carpet along with the brown interior. I think it is the classic 1981 turbo used in the press material. I remember that interior as being a big lighter in color that this brown interior, or it was just worn. Thanks a million guys, this is why I love this forum!! /Rasmus
  25. I am trying to find more pictures of the chocolate leather interior in that classic white/red striped Turbo. Either my google skills have failed recently or I have seen it in a magazine. Either way I simply can't locate good pictures of it. I would therefor ask if someone could link to it. Cheers Rasmus
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