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pitstoppete

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  1. yeah, pics on phone in car, not allowed phone in the lab at werk, will upload when at home
  2. Sounds good to me chaps. Will pop this in the diary. No excuse needed to stretch the little legs of the new beastie.
  3. Unfortunately just the "standard H transmission" and the "pedals like a race car" no hooker installed, big or small feet.. mores the pity.
  4. Ditto the thanks to the organisers from me too, a superb morning out and nice to look around a workshop with so many differing cars sat within. Will look forward to attending again if that is possible.
  5. Swindon_Alan Escape BP81 Kevin Wheeler Mark Blanchard Clarkeson Lotusesprit1 Trevsked Peter+1
  6. Hi Mark, Yep, still got it, but not for long. trying to get to the meet on saturday.
  7. Only just spotted this PG, not been on for ages. Certainly looks like me, going to the White Lion classic car meet, my diary suggests, a rare day that I actually ventured onto the hideous M3.
  8. mine fans died of under use as the AC leaks away fairly swiftly after re-charge. sorted the fans and the loom was dire. every wire was tired, crumbled away and green inside what was left of the insulation. rewired using the original multiplug and new bits the fans ends. then as you say an override dash switch to cycle the fans even in the winter, also heating the garage up a bit on landing back home! sounds like some sums are required for the new fans just in case.
  9. The fan wiring loom is usually in shocking condition. Double check up the loom for corrosion.
  10. Esprit Turbo SE Earls Court Motorfair Car SCC082910LHA65347 October 1989, Registered August 1990 Silver Frost - Blue Leather
  11. That's quite usual for that website, fairly sketchy data from the V5's, although just checked my V5 and it's - Esprit Turbo SE. Majority of our cars on that site though are down as just - Esprit or Esprit Turbo.
  12. Superb stuff. Many thanks for taking the time to post those. Love it.
  13. Travis and Bibs have knocked it on the head. The original spec has some faults IMO. I imagine there may be very few utterly original ones left. People may want an utterly std one, but IMO a sorted one is far better, but without going too nuts. Loving the S300 and S4S, but I couldnt afford either all those years ago, I also didnt like the S4 body shape and/or High Wing spoilers. I didnt have 15-25K either. I was very particular, I wanted a silver car, preferably blue leather, but wanted the chargecooled/injection turbo spec. Almost all of the flat colours seemed to fade and a laquered car was top of the list. My choice was simple. Managed to find one, then - worked hard get it how I wanted it, sort out all the niggles/things I didn't like. Then attempt to keep it niggle free, or at least in a low niggle state, as TBH there's always something that could be fettled. but, as you are close by, come and see mine if you like, but it's sorned now. I may be lent on.
  14. I have a gold one similar and it's stainless twin, pics of it are here, http://thedigitalwatch.com/ as well as lots and lots of others. Maybe the forum mentioned there could be of use to you to for a value. I wouldn't say it would need a separate house insurance listing.
  15. Have a friend near me who is a bit of a Pantera expert, had 4 of them and 2 gt40s and a Countach at one point (very big garage) made a packet selling them on as the market for them rose and he has about 5 mates all with GT5s's. Currently he has about the best one in the country, a 100% minty red GT5s that gets the Lord March invite to the Revival on occasion and an uber rare red Pantera 90, aka 200 or Si, the only one in the UK and like new. If you search Pantera, apart from the band of the same name, his cars pop up most of the time.... He was out in the Si today at Goodwood. IMO, now I have been in them, for what they are they are lots of money, but it has to be said, they are pretty epic looking and loud, but unsophisticated and a tad ponderous on the road if you are used to a nimble Esprit. Luckily he also likes anything mid engined so loves Esprits, so I get round there now and again and pay in his toy box. bing gives us - GT5s - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwvt/3977772472/ Si -http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7168459805_985d29bbc0_z.jpg As he's done well for himself, he's got a Diablo 6.0 too in this colour, (might even be this one) - http://www.artandrevs.com/_img/galerie_prods/54_965.jpg and thats bloody epic
  16. There is a guy who has been to just about every one and has taken lots of pics, he sells them on ebay sometimes. I found his pics website ages back when trying to find some pics of my car on the 89 Motorfair stand. he had them! and he sent them over for me. a top man. This was the year the M100 came out and the first car, a silver one, was on a turntable. have pics of that too, plus the silver excel that joined them. On this subject, my work mate was at the 89 motorfair as and a lotus nut then, he sat in my car, the Elan and Excel, his Mrs or his mate or somebody took pics, they were in his loft for ages then he lobbed them, then told me about them when i was selling my silver Excel and buying the Esprit! the nugget! I showed him these, below, and he said, yeah thats it, I was there! will find the Elan and Excel pics and post em up, but this guys website is out there somewhere. will try and find it again.
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