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ANOTHER S1 BACK ON THE ROAD today after 18 years!


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Great!!!! and also good news!

 

I wish you good luck with the first miles inside a S1 esprit!

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Well done.Hopefully mine will be back on the road this summer after 26 years (8 in my ownership).

 

I just hope that I actually enjoy driving it as I see lots of people restore cars and then get rid of them within a short period of time, presumably because they don't live up to the expectation?

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I don't believe it! You tease us with a comment like that and there isn't one photo? :P

 

Well done! Enjoy! :):animier:

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Way to go Phil!

You are in for the ride of your life!!!!

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Well Ive done 70 miles in my new toy so far and nothings fallen off or blown up so that's a bonus. I reckon I either need to adjust the timing slightly or check the accelerator jets as the car has no pull. It travels merrily at any speed once you get there but theres little acceleration. I wont worry too much for the moment as Im happy to potter around whilst everything beds in as the engine was completely rebuilt but definitely a job for the future. Still grinning. Phil

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Wolfrace wheels back from Ian Jemison Engineering. I gave up waiting for a full set to become available so I eventually found two sets of wheels the right size and offset but the wrong PCD (4 rears and 4 fronts). Ian then welded up the original stud holes and redrilled them for 100mm PCD. Spigot rings were then fabricated to fit the hubs and original wheels and these were welded in too. The wheels were in a pretty ropey state at the outset of this fairly costly process so wouldnt have looked good enough polished so they are powder coated in the shiniest colour we could find. I reckon they look pretty good.

Just need a day off now and have to figure out how to get 5 alloys in an Esprit!

 

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