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Superdudes!  And beardy types.  I am about to return my Esprit to the roads of Britain and thought I would give you a bit of a heads up, seeing as you're into this type of thing.  But, please note; a,

So, this is my car in the wild! I took her out for a run, stopped off and McDonalds and couldn't get the engine too start - seemed fuel starved - so I called Nick at Tomorrow's Classics, who came

So, the car is essentially finished and off to be MOT'd for the last time next week. Going over to Tomorrow's Classics on Monday for familiarisation and inspection. Super excited. In th

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Hello, Mark,

 

this really is a beautiful car well done!!

 

Do you know which fabric is used for the dash?

 

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I’ll have someone follow me with the spare wheel. Plus i only had 4 of those made as they’re turbo pricey, so the spare is that rubbish one they put in to S2s.

It’s just alcantara, nothing special. 

Sudders and Dany

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It's a very slick level of attention to detail Mark, fair play to the lads. Thanks for all the info too [and the nice things you said]. I love that silky looking gold paint !!

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5 hours ago, Fridge said:

At least I've got the same battery as yours.

No you haven’t. Mine’s better.

3 hours ago, jonwat said:

So, what's the ignition system? I'm looking at the coil packs in the bottom left of the engine bay, have you fitted an ECM to control it?

The fuel injection system is Jenvey and yes, its got an ECU doing many things, including ignition. I’ve just been told that we’ve moved to platinum spark plugs too, so thats nice.

52 minutes ago, GTK said:

It's a very slick level of attention to detail Mark, fair play to the lads. Thanks for all the info too [and the nice things you said]. I love that silky looking gold paint !!

Thanks, George, means a lot coming from a film star. I’ll buy Nick and the boys some donuts (although they’re surprisingly hard to find along the A417) when I get back.

I think that one day all engine covers will be painted body colour, just like Colin always wanted (probably).

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On 20/10/2019 at 12:23, Mark Blanchard said:

Looks epic and amazing work.  Hope there’s enough space for Dany too!

Dany and I aren’t on speaking terms anymore. Originally I approached ARSE to make my car more of a lifestyle luxury premium expression of automotive hedonistic opulence and extravagance, but he said that they were busy hacking a Lambo to bits and didn’t have time to take the angle grinder to mine. But, he did like the gold engine cover, so that’s something. And the pop up lights.

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Sudders and Dany

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They're only 'box fresh' once.

Drive the nuts of it and then spend a fine day cleaning it.

My Corgi Toys are all battered. I still get them out once in a while.

I've just put over 200 miles on mine since Sunday afternoon.

My hatch lip sits proud when open. Enough to grab a passing street urchin to lift it further at least.

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3 hours ago, Suddabym said:

 

Also, I have figured out a way to lift the tailgate and keep the tips of all my fingers. Super impressed with myself with that fix.

 

Tiny loop of tie-wrap dangling aft?😉

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5 hours ago, drdoom said:

Tiny loop of tie-wrap dangling aft?😉

Hmm... it seems you’ve spied my brilliance. And all the way from the Colonies; I’m impressed. 

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Absolutely amazing project Suds!!! Not to mention the garage😍.

I've been contemplating an Esprit project for my ever nearing retirement and recently took a look at an S3 that was on sale. However, after seeing that one I know I'll never be satisfied with a halfway restoration and, in fact the restomod idea is growing on me.  You may seriously have blown all my budget considerations. The Esprit exemplified leading edge technology when it was new and it seems that it wuld warrant the same treatment today. It still has the space age looks it had 40 years ago.

But, in my dreams I could imagine an electrical conversion for the Esprit, restomoddding it into true eSPRIT.  

 

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Sudders, do you mind if I pop your garage pic on our facebook page please mate? Dany said he's looking forward to seeing it :thumbsup:

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On 21/01/2020 at 11:45, Fridge said:

The transformation is complete!

You're just jealous because I kept the box!

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