Posts posted by Rick Edwards
well at least we have the phone number for them to ring up and offer some "constructive critisism"
I have to say that pulling over and letting them pass witha smile is the best way forward.....IF there was an acident I have no doubt the police would assume there was some speeding/racing shenanigans going on and I have no doubt they would enjoy throwing the book at the sports car owner.
"Discretion is the better part of valour"
Hope you dont mind Rick, but I nicked one of your pics (third from the bottom) to post on the Sunbeam Lotus OC spotted section.
Of course I dont mind....if you want the full res pic drop me a line as I reduced the resolution for the post
Top looking car! welcome.
I am sure there ws a magazine article featuring that car I read somewhere....will dig back thorugh my collection at home.
Was a top day all round.
Next year we should plan a mass Esprit take over and show these Noble chaps what we are about !!
Maybe even aim for an Esprit car park. you never know mine may be working by then
Not a problem for driving... although I kept expecting you to hit the dashboard and then tell me I failed.
No. That was the real thing!
That car is off to Top Gear today for a thrashing so no doubt JC will have his say on it.
The concensus of opinions from people we spoke to was it looks like a stretch Elise in a foul colour. The interior was all carbon fibre and total function rather than style. The stereo was Nakamichi (I didn't know they did in car stuff) but that was the closest thing to luxury it could boast.
1 of those or 2 DB9's or 10 late model Esprits
No contest. Esprit every time for me, although if you want extreme speed and a disgusting colour the Noble will do you fine.
Not a problem!
Hopefully at the next social opportunity I will have a functioning car.
good to be active in SWEG
see you soon
Greetings all. here are some pics from todays SWLC event
There are lots of non Esprit shots as there were very few there. mine included (still in bits)
Like this one
I am a huge fan of the ST TDci Mondeo . it has every toy and just goes and goes...
dont forget the Esprit is somewhat lacking when it comes to carrying kids in the back.
You're kidding...there's plenty of room as discussed in another thread on here, its just lacking in ventilation and windows and can get a tad warm
SCC082910SHA640481996 Esprit S4sAzure Blue
never mind I have heard that in this remote outpost of the UK we are going to get the new fangled electrickery soon and apparantly they are going to leave gravity switched on all night as well !!
can you open a branch somewhere west of Bristol ?
The revs not going above 4000, max speed 40 and the lack of boost was exactly the problem...that was as good as it got...not the blisteringly nissan micra leaving performance I was expecting. In fact I was being passed by a procession of small cars with kids laughing.
I had to get some things done that were way beyond my spanner level by someone who knew what they were doing so I got them to look at the problems for me. (Lazy I know but heh I want it working)
It turns out that the boost capsule was knackered and the turbo was not spinning as it should either. Also the fairly predictable impeller in the charge coler was shot as well. As I want it all to be right I have hit the plastic and elected for a re conned turbo and a new impeller in the CC. I guess its a cop out getting it all done by someone else but to be honest I would not want to mess it up this early into my ownership.
Hopefully I can re connect the car to the computer this thursday and post a log of faultless figures that everyone can go "oooooh" and "thats nice" to rather than the tooth sucking, "that looks expensive" sound I am used to.
Thanks for the help so far and I still have no real idea about what I am looking at on freescan apart from the virtual dash, which I do understand. I am thinking that the manual may be a good investment. ??
It is a giant mass of burning gas.
Nope sorry, we dont have that here in the UK, at least not for the past few "summers"
Whats that big bright ball of light in the sky ?
inspiring on so many levels!
good luck matey.
Then thats all we need to know
E378 ERR Dec 97 Chrys Ablitt, Chelmsford 52,000 mls
ABL 11T,ABL7T,E5 LOT all the same owner - he liked his plates !
Just a guess but looking at the name certainly ABL7T looks a bit like Ablitt to be a co-incidenece as does ABL11T. Could that not all be Chrys Ablitt ??
I am thinking about repainting the chargecooler and cam covers, is there a recomended paint for such a job?
Looks lovely!! nice looking car
Current one 2 weeks....its not worked properly yet
Also, what is the whole thing i hear about rebuilding engines when they are 50k etc? Is that normal? I've owned Porche 911 turbo, m3 and Rx7 in my past... Never had any issues with engine or turbos... and these cars were/are modded.
If you are looking for Porche / Mazda levels of reliability then Lotus is not the way forward.
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I love it !
Although it was not quite as devistating as I had hoped...maybe they anticipate explosives and they are made from tank off cuts.