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Drew Pearce

Under Bonnet (front!) - '87 HC Turbo (Domestic)

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Hey Guys,

 

Am trying to tidy up the front of my Esprit.

 

The jack straps have rotted, and the jack is currently rattling around the front :(

 

The wireing runs seem too "visible" for this sort of car

 

Would anyone have details photos of how it supposed to look with details on how jack, jack handle and wire layout should look like?

 

This seems to be the least photograped part of an esprit :)

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

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Hi Andrew

 

If it's the same as an 82 Turbo Esprit, there is this thread with photos of my car.

 

Chris

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Thanks Chris,

 

Looking at the parts catalogue, and comments made by others previously, I think my jack goes on the LHS of the spair wheel as there are 2 brackets there (and left-over rubber straps)

 

And believe that the bracket & strap on the fire-wall is for a "plastic case" tool box

 

However, the location of the 2 clips for the crank handle dont make any sence :(

The Parts Catalogue sais there are 2 length handles (145mm & 265mm crank), perhap I have the wrong length crank handle?

 

My Crank Handle is approx 400 long, with 265 crank for the handle.

But if the crank for the handle was 145, it would lay down flat on the floor in front of the air-con box.

but 145 long would be a bugger to jack the car up with !

 

Would be nice to get it right.......

 

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Your crank does seem a little long, jack location is as it should be, other location is (as you said) for tool kit.

I'm currently quite away from the car but could eventually send you some pictures of mine.

 

Luc


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Hey Luc,

 

Some Pic's would be great when you get a chance !!!

 

Even of your tool-box would be nice.

Probably can not "get" one, but can always find/make somthing similar.

 

Drew

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Will put a reminder in my phone, should be back home on the 21st of Jan...


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Hi Drew,

 

Her are the pictures:

DSCN3595.jpg

 

DSCN3594.jpg

 

DSCN3593.jpg

 

DSCN3592.jpg

 

DSCN3591.jpg

 

DSCN3590.jpg

 

As you can see, the handle for the jack is a lot shorter than the one you have.

 

If you need any other angles or detail, let me know.

 

Luc


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My pleasure, let me know if you need anything else.


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