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    Henry Weston-Davies
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    Lotus Esprit S3 N/A 1981, Lancia Delta HF4WD (ski car)
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  1. I believe there is a guide on Lotus Esprit World as well to this - if it is just a case of tightening up the bolts (which are notorious for loosening off).
  2. Sparky needs no education in that department... lots of fun was had at Watford Exotics on Friday.
  3. I would like a set of the ABS door finishers for sure - mine are missing front and rear of both doors.
  4. Panasonic Cockpit RM610 stereo... to add further detail
  5. I use some white tire writing pens for mine - have to do it every few months... indeed a faff but it does look cool!
  6. Any update on this - would be great to get them lined up so I can start looking at new tires. Thanks v much, Henry
  7. I have Continentals on mine before Vreds - they were good. I think when I replace mine on the Esprit in the next year or so, I will go for Continentals again.
  8. Mine was the opposite and it was pretty amazing that the glass had not fallen out onto the motorway... however, from what I have read elsewhere the bonding material (solbit) was installed by being heated up via an electrical current - there are two electrical wires which hang out of the sealant somewhere - apparently usually at the bottom? An electrical charge of 6v is applied to warm it up. Apparently a copper wire runs through the sealant (according to the manual). Perhaps worth trying?
  9. I ran my amp cable through the handbrake cable route as well.
  10. Interesting - thanks all -
  11. Does anyone have any details about the aerodynamic enhancements made to the car? 'redesigned bodywork to improve interior ventilation and cut wind noise.'
  12. Mine has had an engine swap to the Excel SE engine - it was done because the previous one had been so badly bodged than when it let go, it was beyond repair. My plan had been to keep the original and have it re-built to HC specification so I would have the matching numbers element but more power etc. but it was not doable as the block was too damaged / bodged. The excel engine fits in but there are some changes which have to be made - I think mainly to cooling pipework. It also seems to sit very close to the bulkhead - closer than usual which means changing the cambelt is more difficult (although the Wunderkind Sparky managed of course..). But it is doable and the car is great. I have a lotusbits exhaust which also sounds excellent - I would guess the Alunox one would also sound good too (and has the original twin tail pipe design)... At the end of the day, from a value perspective, original is better it seems. For example, getting new original lotus suspension is not possible if it is an earlier S3 - if I had known, I would have kept my old dampers and had them re-built - as the non Lotus ones you can fit never quite perform the same way.
  13. Useful tip - thank you. I will use when I take it apart and re-assemble. It could of had it when it was first assembled but it is 4-5 years ago now I think.
  14. I did not install it so I am not sure - I have one joint that leaks even though the spring is in place to close the joint. I think I need to adjust other bits to get it to push into place...
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