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1 hour ago, skiing said:

Looks really great Giz - let's see anymore around Singapore... I hope to get out there again for work when we can travel again... 🙂

Thanks Henry. If that ever happens again, make sure you look me up mate.

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29 minutes ago, 910Esprit said:

Looks great Giz, but liked the yellow too.   NB is that the Mobil pegasus logo?   Seem to remember him gracing our petrol pumps many years ago.

Thanks Steve. Yes it is the Esso Mobile Pegasus. It’s a bit of a reference to old days. Besides the Union Jack that’s the only ‘non standard’ item in the car. The yellow looked ok in photos only. In reality it was a poor paint job, a non-lotus color and with incorrect color coded bumpers. It was pretty awful close up. So in essence, I’m really happy with the new look. The general public reactions also confirms it. 

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I wonder how long it has been off the road. Certainly going to need a good going over before they think about starting it. I clocked it has the RC injectors in one of the shots, so its had some money spent on it at some point.

Was it my eyes deceiving me or was the binnacle fascia made of plywood, or are all SE's like that?

Norfolk Mustard S4s #1 :)

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I WANT him to try & start it, so that we will have video evidence that cam belts need to be replaced ON SCHEDULE.

 

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Would be a good deal just for engine/gearbox and other spares. But a shame to let what seemed like a nice (and running!) car go to waste...

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I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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On 10/03/2021 at 17:19, exeterjeep said:

I think we know up who owns that one. 

Margate Exotics.

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7 hours ago, Escape said:

Would be a good deal just for engine/gearbox and other spares. But a shame to let what seemed like a nice (and running!) car go to waste...

I don't understand either.

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On 05/03/2021 at 17:07, 910Esprit said:

I watched that.  The cambelt looked scarily loose.  Wonder if it still has 16 straight valves

Unlikely based on the most recent video 😬

 

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Perhaps my memory is fading but I thought that the dots /markings (ex and in) on the pulleys are not in the same place on the two sides, so if you align the dots on the shaft side they are out of line on the bulkhead side. In that video they seem to align based on the shaft side. Perhaps I'm mis-remembering since it has been a few years since a belt on an Esprit (Excel is so much easier due to access).

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20 minutes ago, andydclements said:

Perhaps my memory is fading but I thought that the dots /markings (ex and in) on the pulleys are not in the same place on the two sides, so if you align the dots on the shaft side they are out of line on the bulkhead side. In that video they seem to align based on the shaft side. Perhaps I'm mis-remembering since it has been a few years since a belt on an Esprit (Excel is so much easier due to access).

 

The dots are in the same place front to back but the IN and EX are not, so it depends on which cam it's going on.

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Margate Exotics.

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15 hours ago, andydclements said:

That shows just how many years since I looked at the wrong side of the sprockets.


The only reason I knew this was after a week of sleepless nights staring at Vernier and stock pulleys wondering whether it was all going to go bang in spectacular fashion. 

Margate Exotics.

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