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  1. Could they be refurbished? I think there are companies that will repair - if they are original ones, it might be worth doing as aftermarket are never quite the same...
  2. That is brilliant - working on these cars is like an archaeological dig...
  3. I think mine was similar - It needs doing again really as it has started to break down.
  4. I have this exhaust - it sounds really great - apparently it is bit of a pig to fit though - tolerances are v small - I also put some heat wrap around the chassis tubes as it passes very close and tends to cook any paint off quite quickly.
  5. Wowzers - I am not sure you will be able to re-use all of those fastners...
  6. They must be twice the power if not three times - significantly better - I have all four on main and dipped beam as my car is an early 1981 so it had all four from the factory. I also use on my Lancia Delta and they are much better than stock. They are also much lower current draw which is helpful so I don't run out of electricity in the winter!
  7. I have fitted mine with LED bulbs with remote heat sinks which fit nicely in the original light units with the heat sink at the rear of the pod - plug and play as they say - so much better and a warm white colour as I prefer this to the modern electric blue ones. I got my from classic car LEDS - I have had no failures with any of their bulbs for two years now. Sorry I mean, the heatsink is on the back of the bulb (fits neatly) and the transformer is at the back of the pod.
  8. I have done 7 hours or so in the Esprit - Caen to my parents in the South of France during the summer of 2020 and wanted to avoid stopping if I could...
  9. Well the car was completed on Sunday and the gear change and clutch completely transformed. It has never really been right and it is so much nicer to drive now - Sparky also completed a couple of other swift jobs - replacing end cap o rings on the cam towers (one / both were leaking) and wire locked the otter switch in place (mine seemed to have no wire lock / cable tie...) All in all another successful visit to Watford Exotics to see the Maestro at work...
  10. (the physics on my car are definitely not standard!)
  11. Yes, thank you once again to Sparky for a most educational day... hopefully the whole thing works when put back together - we definitely got away lightly with there being not other damage I think....
  12. You might find with the switches that you can start with contact cleaner spraying and working the switch back and forth and see how you do. Some of mine had quite blackened, corroded contacts and cleaned up with fine sand paper. When taking the switch apart, the main thing is the brittleness of the plastic, so lever part very carefully so as not so snap parts.
  13. My hazards stopped recently and the above procedure worked well as well as cleaning / fiddling with fuses in fuse holders (my dash lights had also stopped) this is all because I had not driven the car for a month so it was not happy with me...
  14. v interesting - would love to hear a hot start with fuel injection / acceleration through the gears with the upgraded engine...
  15. The most important thing is don't let the distributor spring out of its key - so make sure you keep it under pressure holding it into place as you rotate it..
  16. Haha, well, the challenge in removing and replacing the cap (I found) was that the clips which hold it on are very hard to get into place - especially the lower one which for me meant having to try and wedge a screw driver under the body of the distributor resting on the engine to try and force the clip on... and it kept pinging off... The trick is to mark the position of the distributor, loosen the clamp bolt (while holding the distributor in place so it does not spring out and then rotate it to make the clip more accessible. Once the distributor cap is clipped back on, loosen the clamp bolt (while holding the distributor into place) rotate it back into position before re-tightening the clamp bolt.
  17. I think your videos are really great - very much enjoy watching. And as someone who once spent 4 hours just getting the distributor cap back on to the car (before Sparky taught me his secret trick for this), they are a total pig to get at!
  18. Looks fantastic. In fact the whole adventure looks great fun...
  19. Tank 1/4 full of gas (eek) but considering washing the old girl in preparation for the weekend. Gin pending...
  20. Well yes, you are looking at my car next weekend.... 🙄
  21. If only Goodyear would make NCTs again. Or at least sell the moulds to Longstone or similar...
  22. I use NGK BPR7ES in my S3 with a HC normally aspirated engine. The same go in my lancia delta which is turbocharged.
  23. That is looking very shiny...
  24. That red S3 - 1981 - has had a replacement front bumper and bonnet by the look of it? - as the bonnet has two air vents (which only came on the HC car) and the later indicators / bumper design on the front - so it is not original but not the end of the day of course... https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1981-lotus-esprit-s3-knrMpg
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