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  1. Thanks, but if we wanted it easy we would drive a VW 😋
  2. And how did you manage to get them tight? I have the SJ sills lying beside me and planning to fit them in the near future...🙄
  3. That´s like it´s in my car. And yes, lower voltage, lower speed, everything allright. I hope you can follow my austrian english 😉 Thanks a lot for this hint, I´ve had the motors numerous times in my hands and never recognized this screw 🙄 The Battery is a bit weak, so its not as fast as on the bench, but works perfect now. https://youtu.be/7NFrfs4_U7E
  4. Hi all, I´m currently tidying up my S2 and try to get rid of some of the problems it has. One are the winking headlights. The problem seems to be that the motors are turning on because of the inertia of the rotor. I´ve made a video of the disassembled motor: https://youtu.be/BlIoxpua03A First you can see it turning over and over again as it´s winking while supplied with 12v. Then I changed to 10v and it´s working as it should. In the car i put a little light bulb in series to the motors and it worked ok for the last couple years but now I´ve got the ambition to repair it instead of working around the issue. Does someone have an advice or a solution for me? Thinking at a DC DC converter as the last solution, but maybe someone has something better in mind.
  5. This helps a lot, thanks. Didn´t know that they changed so much from the S2 to the S3, so after your advice I´m dropping the idea of swapping it out.
  6. I´m thinking about doing a LHD conversion on my S2 and i stumbled across an early 80s LHD Turbo chassis. Now I´m wondering if it´s possible to swap out the chassis. It would save the time welding and is already galvanized.
  7. No, he wanted way more than 10k for it and didn´t want to negotiate at all. Car is still standing in the same location waiting for someone with too much money or maybe a gain in value so a resto would pay off. I found a nice +2 130S/5 for a real good price in the meantime which I´m currently restoring.
  8. Searching for a complete interior for a S1 Eclat in usable condition. Dash, front and backseats, centre tunnel, doorcards, etc...
  9. Thanks for the quick reply. Great family history! I´m in Europe, not USA. For sure there wont be a silly other engine in it if I buy it. Luckily I´m only 180 cm so I fit in quite comfortable. Shoes are a problem because the pedals are even narrower than the Esprit ones. I estimated also around €10k for the restoration, so my first thought was about €8k for the car as it is now.
  10. Hi First of all I don´t know much about Europas, I´m more into my Esprit, but a friend of a friend offered me a Twin Cam with a TCS engine. It´s in rough condition (spider cracks over and over, engine not turning, bad interior,...) needing a total restoration but an original Lhd "Q" car with no missing parts. All this is no problem for me, but I don´t even know nearly a price to pay for such a car. Prices in the Internet for Europas are going from 1000$ at ebay USA for a "wreck" to 40000 pouds at Pistonheads. Can someone give me a price range for that?
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