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SimonE

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Apologies still finding my way round this forum - wow so much information, lots of good late night reading, bugga can see the wine bill going up :)

Where is the best place to get engine parts from?, valves, gaskets, etc, etc - anticipating I may be needing them :(

Can't wait to get cracking this weekend :)

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It may depend where you are in the country as to where s best but you have three main choices for some components, and less for others.

1) Genuine via main dealer

2) Genuine & non-genuine via specialist

3) OEM from car parts store

1= simple but can be costly sometimes. Having said that forum supporters get a 10% discount from Stratton Motor company who are my local dealer, so not the case for me (lucky)

2= Most do a good mail / courier delivery service, some have prices online. Some of the parts will be OEM, some will be made for them/ adapted for them and some will only be genuine items but because of the discount they can negotiate it may still be cheaper than option1

3) If you know the original manufacturer / donor vehicle you may be in luck

For the items you've listed, it's probably just options 1 & 2, for option 2, cosider PNM, SJ Sportcars, Paul Matty and others. You can obtain contact info by looking on lotusespritworld under parts suppliers.

Andy

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FIFTEEN? FIFTEEN?!! Must be some sort of enthusiast!! S&J have a good website with parts list and price list..worth a look.

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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  • 1 year later...

Its been a long time but D day approaches fast :) - engine now successfully reloaded in the Esprit after a total mechanical rebuild, complete with new head, liners, bearings, pistons, turbo, wastegate, manifold etc, etc - should be attempting to start in the next week, hmmn now did I tighten all the bolts up correctly :horse: - listen for a triumphant roar or watch for the raising of a white flag :)

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Good luck with that!

did you get the oil pump overhauled? If so who did it and did you replace any parts? They are very hard to get now.

You must post up some pics of the completed car.

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Fingers crossed here!!! All my rebuilds have fired up first prod...so should yours!!

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Tim - Scavenge pump was dismantled and all - phew - was ok :) - I have a contact for bits if you need one :) - will post some piccies when running :horse:

John - to date all my engines, twinks, k series have fired straight on the button after rebuilding them - must confess the 910 engine (or whichever one it is) has been the most complex - have been most careful tho' :)

Anyhow back out into the garage!!!

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Thanks Scott was hoping to take it to Snetterton on the 20th but looks like I'll run out of time :)

Just connected up the new exhaust system - looks like a work of art in the engine bay now :horse:

Just have to reconnect cooling system. electrics and reinstall rear brake calipers and driveshafts now.

Think battery may need a recharge too after a years sabbatical - lol

btw - havn't got a burroughs gauge but tensioned the timing belt between inlet sprocket and auxilliary shaft sprocket by the usual 'twist' method that I use on the k series - anybody got any view/opinion on this? - there's a lot of money invested in there and I would welcome any comments :)

Am getting rather excited now

Cheers

Simon

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Simon, I tried to PM you but it says you cant receive any messages?

I would very much like the contact details for oil pump parts.

Cheers, Tim

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