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    GT3 in a V8 body perfect!!!
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    Car has a 3.0 litre V6 from a S-Type jaguar
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    I just did a search now. That's bloody terrible news of him passing away. I thought I'd write this little story here, for what its worth. Hope it puts a smile on the face of all the people who knew John Douglas... I met him way back in 2010 if memory serves me right. He helped sort out a leak on the top part of the engine of my then 1983 Turbo Esprit. I later visited him at his place near to Bourges, when I lived in France. He had his Turbo Esprit, that he was always working on, constantly getting the engine out for mods or fixing things. He had a Devil single seater kit car on the go to,
  2. Whats the latest status on this? Did the engine ever go back in?
  3. Hi Guys. I'm going to attempt to do this at the weekend. I read the whole feed about cleaning all and the roll pins correct orientation. Only thing, I don't have the insertion tool mind. Is that a big deal? Anyone know the depth of each side for the seals?
  4. I did this mod this morning. It works very well. If you hold back the stem and flick the lights they stay up. I really recommend this modification. It always baffled me that when you flash someone to say thanks or give them right of way the lights stay up for ages (it feels like ages). Only point I want to make here is the last photo which in my opinion shows the wrong position to make the install. On my car it is the actual green relay in the photo that needs to be removed and replaced with this modified ISO Type B relay. The photo shows the green relay still installed and the other next
  5. Started making my own engine cover since the engine is different. Lots of calculations. It will be in keeping with the original engine cover. It will include 2 fans to get that heat out. Photos so far. I'll have it linked to the thermostat switch plus on / off switch if I need to independently switch on.
  6. Its a 3.0 ltre V6 from a Jaguar S-type. It has a Ford Maverick 3.0 litre inlet manifold and cover with modification re L O T U S logo. Hi. They are normal struts. No locking is needed. The price of 31.70€ is for the pair too. On opening the tail gate you need to move it up a little, but it stays there. Its so cool believe me. I can see everything now. Also added bonus, I don't bash my head on the rear wing no more 😃
  7. Ok guys, its done, and I'm really pleased with the result. My tail gate opens right up. Now so easy to get in and work/inspect in the engine bay. The days of the broom handle are well and truly over. After lots of research and calculating I went for a slightly different strut from the original manufacturer STABILUS. Rated at 500N each with a length center to center of 525mm. Also whats great is they are parts used on the Skoda Favorit. So acceptably cheap. I paid 31.70€ delivered. The magic number is 083852. Most important was to strengthen the tail gate. First thing was to repair the cracked
  8. More thoughts on this. I wrote to SGS, but the bloke didn't really understand. Only way is to do it myself to be sure of what I want. I will measure the moving mass of the tail gate and convert to Nm force. I will buy one of them devices for measuring heavy luggage. Put it around the rear wing and lift up the tail gate gently to get a measurement. Then do some sums. Then search for a pair of struts that give that force. The strut needs to have maximum extension of 520mm. That will hold up the tail gate making access much more open. That's the opening I have currently with the broom handle and
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  10. Haven't been driving the car much, but will concentrate my search on the control unit. It makes a noise. I just need to trace back what its doing, if its moving a flap. I've actually got some slight heat.
  11. Nice and easy question. On my car on the tail gate or trunk I have on the right side a long strut and on the left side a short strut. The short strut locks the tail gate up, but its dreadfully low. I have the massive spoiler on the back. Doing a lot of work on car right now in the engine bay. Each time I have to pop out the left strut and slot in my broom handle. Annoying. I want to do a mod to have powerful struts to keep the tailgate up in the air (same height as for maximum length of the right strut lets say). If that means strengthening the tailgate to take the force/weight, so be it. Woul
  12. I need help on this issue. Some background notes first. My car a GT3 (in V8 lively) has had the engine changed (no longer the original). I have the last dash assembly. I can hear the mechanical device make a noise when I adjust from cold to hot (wheely dial control). I can hear the mechanical device make a noise when I change the air flow (wheely dial control). I can feel heat on main pipes in and out into the heater matrix (looking up 'performing the Lotus position'). The vac servo in the back rumbles a bit then shuts off. I have checked the vac pipes found around by the right fuel tank area.
  13. Is Miles Wilkins still going? I passed by his place a couple of weeks back in Yapton. It was a Sunday morning so obviously closed. Place had a lot of fencing up and a big sign 'FOR DEVELOPMENT'. Is he expanding or a take over? Hope the fellas still going. Lovely chap. Always has a story to tell.
  14. Hey March, thanks a bundle, for stating the obvious that kind of escaped me. I got to the VDO page as you suggested. Various downloads with wiring diagrams. Gonna check more in detail and give it another shot. Cheers,
  15. Hi. My 1998 GT3 dressed up in a V8 clothing from original now has the Jag 3.0 litre V6 engine up and running. Some slight dynamic tuning with the mega squirt to finish. Now my question is for the Speedo and the Tacho (rev counter). Both me and my mate Nigel can't get either to work. Even with Tacho fix gizmo. On this car it has a sensor on the rear wheel not the mechanical cable on the gear box. Need wiring diagram for the functionality of the late 1998-2004 Esprit for Speedo & Tachometer. Cheers
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