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About mr50bmg

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  • Birthday 22/06/1952

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    Mr. Luxury Yacht
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    1984 Turbo Esprit
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    Untied State of America

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  1. I have several sports cars, but this year I've been driving my '85 XJ-6 SIII about four days per week. By the way, that's a three-legged cat.
  2. Hello Nigel. You bring up an important point. Over the years I've attended and taken my Esprit to many exotic car shows and, while observing the usual Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, etc., one thought occurred to me: only enthusiasts buy Lotus. Sure, enthusiasts buy other marques as well, but one never really knows if that Ferrari or Porsche owner bought the car for its perceived investment value, for the badge and status, or whether he's an enthusiast. With Lotus, it's a fair bet he's an enthusiast that knows a bit about cars and driving. Also, we both share Cayman S ownership (mine's
  3. Hello all, Through the kindness of the Lotus archivist many years ago, I obtained a Certificate of Provenance for my Esprit plus other details in an accompanying letter. From this, I learnt the date of manufacture, the date of sale, and the selling dealership. I was also pleased to discover that the engine, transmission, radio, and everything else on it today is original. The letter states the car was first sold in Antwerp to a Mr. Woensel and was destined for Saudi Arabia. This makes sense, as my car is a RoW car and, in the VIN, the letters EHH indicate 1984, Hethel factory, and "hot"
  4. Returning to this forum after many years, I would like to add some perspective to this topic. First, in 1991, I bought a 1984 Turbo Esprit which I still have today. In addition to monthly drives of 50+ miles, I've taken many 300+ mile trips in it at least once a year and even a 2000 mile trip. Overall, in these last 24 years of my ownership, there hasn't been much anguish. Bad or poor maintenance by previous owners or unknowledgeable or uncaring mechanics have been the bane of many foreign cars. Also, in the 1950's through maybe the 1970's, many if not most Americans didn't realize Euro
  5. Hello all, I need to get the tach repaired on my '84 Turbo Esprit; , can the tach be removed by taking the fascia screws off or does the whole binnacle need to come off? The parts and service manuals don't make this clear. Thanks! Dave -- Once you start using Windows, your brain has a half-life -- Every time a new Windows OS comes out, I feel like a stroke patient: I have to relearn everything. Yet, I have UNIX manuals from 1976 that are still correct today. New functionality should build upon an unchanging foundation.
  6. Thanks - nice to know the Pertronix isn't the problem. So, can the tach be removed by taking the fascia screws off or does the whole binnacle need to come off? The parts and service manuals don't make this clear. Dave -- Once you start using Windows, your brain has a half-life -- Every time a new Windows OS comes out, I feel like a stroke patient: I have to relearn everything. Yet, I have UNIX manuals from 1976 that are still correct today. New functionality should build upon an unchanging foundation.
  7. Hello all, A while back, my '84 Turbo Esprit came to a halt with what was diagnosed as a bad coil. Possibly the electronic ignition module was also bad. I agreed to have this, along with the distributor bits, replaced by a Pertronix system (though, in the interests of originality, I might consider going back if parts are available). Anyway, the car runs but the tach is dead. Occasionally it will swing wildly between 0 and 2k. Maybe the tach died when the coil did or maybe it doesn't work with Pertronix? I really need the tach to work. Can it be removed by taking the fascia scr
  8. This information is excellent! Thank you Jon and Steve! I do have the manual on order, however it will take three weeks to arrive. Thank you again, -Dave
  9. Thanks for the replies, everyone. This is what has me and the mechanics baffled. They've tuned the car before and adjusted the carburettors, so they have the experience. Yet, before the floats sank the car was running fine. I didn't know my car had an HEI module, I thought is was just ordinary points. Anyway, the symptoms that I had that required me to bring it in were rough running at low RPM (under 2000) and an occasional odd sensation of power cutting out very briefly while just cruising along. I could've lived with that for a while, but I had to bring the car in anyway so th
  10. How many cars were needed for Group B homologation? -Dave, wishing I had one of the Audis
  11. Nice fix, Peter. On a somewhat related note, many years ago I retrieved my car from my mechanic and started to leave. Noticing that the fuel gauge was reading surprisingly full, I asked whether they'd put gas in it. No. That was strange, but I drove off anyway. Minutes later, I noticed the temp gauge reading high. After getting scared, shutting the car off, checking things, and then restarting, both gauges read normal. Then, on a later date, after about 30 minutes of driving I noticed the same phenomenon: I look at the temp gauge, get scared because it's reading high, then also notic
  12. I already have the shop manual for my 1984 Esprit, but I've been told there is a "parts manual" that goes into significantly more detail, hopefully providing part numbers and sizes for my Dellorto carburettor jets. My car has been in the shop since June 2nd, where they've been trying to diagnose what's going on with my carburettors. This is a shop that has done great work for me in the past and has been able to tune the engine and carburettors before without problems. What is happening now is that back in late May, my car was running very rough. So, the first thing my mechanic discov
  13. Stunning, Tony. That one's worthy of the Lotus museum. The video was well done - very professional. regards, -Dave
  14. Very good - it's a Lamborghini LP560-4. The eGear on this car is outstanding! regards, -Dave
  15. Much more horsepressure than an R8 or GT-R. Also faster, and more expensive. Sorry for the ratty photo - it's a frame from my low-res video.
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