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  1. 20 hours ago, uzz32soarer said:

    I'm trying to get a cable sorted, but everyone I try is out of stock or cant do one any more. I thing Espritmon and a cable is the first tool in the trunk, and then start to sort the ABS issues once I can code read the car.

    I can provide a laptop cable and USB adapter, PM me for details, or visit my website at http://home.earthlink.net/~turboesprit2/bitsforsale.html.

  2. Inspired by Craig's vacuum pump delete idler shown in his post above (Htown), I designed and had fabricated a similar adjustment plate that uses the existing vacuum pump bracket. Like his, it is designed to use the A/C tensioner pulley, but can alternatively use an off-the shelf idler assembly from a Ford (with the substitution of a different spacer and bolt). Tension adjustment is performed exactly as it is with the factory pump installed, except one can now easily access the top pivot bolt! If anyone else wants to do this I did have a few extras made, PM me for details.

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  3. The hub is not pinned to the wheel, it is welded on, and fairly substantially so. That said, you can carve it up, as I did. Prepare to spend the better part of an afternoon sawing and grinding to get it free and round. What you can't see in my pictures are the two substantial rods making up the spokes that are welded to the hub. Note that I threaded the two holes for alignment purposes, they are not threaded from the factory.

    Then you have to weld it to a custom made adapter, which is drilled for both Momo/Sparco and Nardi bolt patterns. I have extras for sale, PM me for details.

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  4. On 1/20/2016 at 10:26, MrDangerUS said:

    The original UN1 design, although durable and lightweight, was not crafted for the high torque of a Lotus Esprit. The OEM gearbox possesses three weaknesses, all of which are managed by the Holloway Performance upgrade.
    The primary shaft is two pieces connected by a weak spline configuration subject to breakage

    I would like to question this statement. I have never heard of anyone breaking the input shaft or primary shaft at their junction. Furthermore, by eliminating this flex point, you remove all tolerance for misalignment between the primary shaft and the crankshaft, which could be detrimental if more than a few thousandths.

    Carry on.

  5. I'm curious as to why you didn't make a single-piece adapter -- couldn't you have incorporated the black perch as part of the silver adapter?.

     

     

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    Yesterday I replaced all the bushings in the rear suspension.
     
    I also changed my rear upper spring mount to work with a 2.5" spring, and to take the load into the chassis as designed rather than use a upper spring adapter cone and have all the load go through 2 small bushings.

     
    So I made some adapters
     
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