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About Vulcan Grey

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    Grey is the color!
  • Birthday 09/12/1975

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    Esprit SE '89
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    many, see G+ Link
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    Colorado, USA

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  1. I definitely needed a longer reach 2 ton engine hoist (1570mm jib) to reach the engine in my 89 Esprit. I tried the 1 ton version (1173mm reach) and that did not reach far enough. It's much more difficult to raise the crane high enough to pull from the side. Pulling from the rear is much easier.
  2. most likely built up rust on the rothers where the pads sat. You can clean them off with some brake bedding in technique.
  3. The Radford silhouette does look similar to the Europa above
  4. As someone who's tried to rinse dirt/oil/anything out of carpet... It takes for F'ing ever and a metric tonne of water and soap! I can't see using it in a garage, especially with a car that is ever driven in the rain/mud/snow/salt.
  5. It was in a new house. The concrete had been poured months before, but no spills yet. I did have to grind the floor, since the new concrete crust isn't great for adhesion. I rented a concrete floor grinder, took a few hours. I washed the dust off. The pouring of the polycuramine epoxy is fast and simple. It comes in two parts of a pouch that you squeeze one part into the other and then mix for 15s. Pour it out and spread with a roller. I have a 3 car garage and it took approx 3 kits of the 2.5car garage to get the coverage that I wanted. I also sealed the seams with Sika sealant. I used
  6. I used the polycuramine epoxy coating. Seems very durable, and a little slippery when wet. I do like it better than concrete. Much easier to clean spills!
  7. Hey Derek, I don't have a photo showing my BOSCH pump engraving apparently. I believe Ian is saying he bought a 69218, which has 0 580 453 477 on it. That pump is listed as a cross reference for the 5.7L 1989 Chevrolet Corvette V8. At the time I looked in 2011, I couldn't find any listing of the flow. Which catalog are you looking at?
  8. Derek, I have read that in the Lotus manual... However, they did fit a higher output pump to the X180-R and another even larger one to the Sport 300... If the original SE Delco pump were good for 3-4x the fuel requirements of the engine at 264hp to 280hp, then why the larger pump for 280-300hp? If I recall correctly the SE pump was rated for 120Lph? Could be wrong. In my experience, I had an X180-R pump (original lightly used from a friend's X180-R that I put in my car in 2002). It died in 2011. I started to get a boost cut, to the mechanical wastegate limit, for several minutes and a s
  9. Chris Urban actually owned a stock Midnight Blue Esprit SE (with the interior ripped out for a re-upholstery, when I saw it). I talked with the Colorado owner, he was the one who had the modifications done, though I'm sure the 415hp was optimistic... Jeff in Utah bought it in 2013.
  10. Turbo Engineering was in Golden Colorado. They are defunct
  11. I had a heater fan motor that seized, the old grease was too stiff. In my case it was blowing the fuse. Maybe in your case it's too much of a draw for the circuit? I removed the heater fan (easy) and cleaned and re-greased it, and it was fine after that.
  12. @fjmuurling I've been using those Fiveomotorsport D5B injectors on my secondaries for 18 years, no need to modify the ballast resistor.
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