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  1. yes change it. You can drive the car slowly but don't go fast until a new one is fitted. As well as putting the geometry out (probably not that big an effect as I am guessing it was not spot on to start with) you will reduce the load carrying capacity of the piece. They are heavily loaded under hard cornering. There is a story that during the design of the Esprit Chapman made the engineers take weight out of the mounting bracket against the wishes of the engineering team. Apparently it failed so they had to put the weight back in...Chapman jokingly told them not to listen to him again! The inboard bolts should be easy enough to loosen off. The stud on the outboard end will probably be a right pain. There is a good write up on the Esprit forum on how to undo the lower bolt. On by brothers car it needed lots of heat and plus gas to undo. Do not use a hammer to get it out otherwise you will need a new rear upright as well! good luck C43
  2. Hi I fitted poly bushes to my brothers S2 based on the fact they are cheaper and I believe the last longer. My Evora seems to go through these bushes at a rate so I figured get the option that will last and is not too expensive to change. One thing I will say is use Loctite on the bolt or nut (I can't remember if the S2.2 is same as S2 or like S3 in this respect) that locates the bush at the ends of the ARBs. I have had both fixings come loose on different carsl. BTW the bolts holding the ARB clamps in place where pretty difficult to get undone on the lhs, took a week of heat and plus gas before I could get it loose. Access is pretty poor.... Christian
  3. Plus Gas and heat. My rear calliper hand brake was rusted solid and we still managed to free if off with heat. C43
  4. Hi the hand brake on my S3 has seized partially on. The cable is very very stiff and the lever on the calliper itself wont move (being stuck in the on position). I have stripped and rebuild rear Esprit callipers before so am reasonably happy to sort this. My question is how do I get the cable out? I have disconnected both ends and removed the grommet but I can't pull the cable towards the rear of the car, it is stuck just inside the aperture in the door sill. Is the only way it will come out is going forwards? I am trying to avoid doing this as until I have freed up the cable I can't get it off the calliper. thanks Christian
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  6. Hi has anyone digitised the World Champion stickers on an S2? thanks C43
  7. If its into aluminium casting then heat would be worth trying as the aluminium will expand so much. Don't go above 150 deg C IMO. A small blow torch with a small cone flame would be ideal. you never know they may come undone with no effort...... good luck C43
  8. Hi Gordon

    Christian here, I was in the Black WC S2 next to you at Silverstone parade.

    Hope you have a safe drive back up to Scotland.

    Did  your partner get any pictures of our Esprit we could have, I know she took a lot of photos.

    thanks

    Christian

  9. and fitting the original is a PITA as far as I remember. I ended up making a cardboard mock up to try and work it out. Having the loom with a central connector should help a lot though. C43
  10. Poly. From what I understand they last a bit better although tell the truth I don't see the car doing enough miles to make a big difference.
  11. Hi Dean I used the ones from SJ (their own versions). I had to reset the toe as it was measuring 5mm in each side. Having done that you can feel the increased confidence in the rear end, although always difficult to tell if its just because I now know the bushes are all good. If you are doing the bushes definitely check if the drive shaft UJs are in good order. cheers C43
  12. engine looks great, good luck with getting her back in.
  13. Bugger just read this thread and seen the heater levers you had. I have been trying to sort this for a few months now. Have your run out now Phil as mine is missing entirely? If not any chance of the drawing you used to make it and I will get another batch made (even better could you let me know who you got to make it)? thanks in advance for you help kind regards Christian
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