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What's going on here? Looks bespoke maybe?

 

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George, The picture looks photoshopped to me as the picture only shows half and engine as the other side is just a reflection or am i missing something. :ermm:

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Dan, it is the light/shadow through the rear screen that makes it looks like it is half an engine....

George, this looks like the twin cable linkage set up sold for weber carbs

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I should have said it's a grab from a low res video Dan, taken through the rear hatch glass.

Aha! They're not Dellortos they're Webers, thanks Rick. Interestingly there is no choke pull in the normal position inside the car.

It's a very tidy Japanese Esprit from a youtube video. Check it out here.

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Ah :thumbup:  Very cool video George cheers for posting, Will have to get to some of their meets. Never spotted a Esprit over here yet, which i do not find strange as they are rare to see on the roads in the UK now days.  My lotus spots so far over here are a Black classic europa with a rear spoiler fitted :ermm:. and a white exige. :) 

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Dan the fact that you do not see any esprit on uk roads anymore is because Bauke seems to buy all of them and ships them to holland. :)

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 :lol: oooh get the Savlon out for the burns

It's a good looking car isn't it, even with the JDM wheels! Didn't spot you're over there Dan, the visor sticker on that Esprit says "Body Shop Happy" which seems to be a Lotus specialist in Tokyo. I couldn't for the life of me find an email address, but they have a location map and phone number on their website. I'm intrigued by the car scene in general in Japan, they have some really really cool shit, off the wall, and everything in stunning nick.

If you track that car down I'd love to know the exact wheel sizes. They must be 15's judging purely by looks, and I think the car is lowered too so that'd be interesting to know about. Overall I'm not a yellow car kinda guy but I'd covet that Esprit in a big way :)

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49 minutes ago, lotus-62 said:

George, this looks like the twin cable linkage set up sold for weber carbs

Yes , the same sort used on most competition cars with webers, dellorto's, or the like..   They are available in various designs and manufacture.   A simple bolt on option.  

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George 

I do not go near Tokyo very often but will drop in one of the days into that shop. I will also try and find some info on those wheels for you.

Massive racing scene over from classics to modern and they really do get out on the track and use them, And yes some lovely cars as like most things in Japan they are perfectionists and very artistic when it comes to cars.  Its not like Tokyo drift though that a few people have asked me lol :P

 

 

 

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Yep the Japanese classic market is big business, and they seem to love anything British, they've a big 4x4 scene too. Not to mention the crazy vans with the huge wings and overhangs, whatever that's called. I have a Paul Smith LE Mini and as far as I know it was a mash up of things known to be popular that would capitalise on the Japanese market. 1500 of the 1800 made were sent there, and they got a white option that we didn't. The wheels on the Esprit are made by Hayashi afaik, and I tried to extrapolate the size by the Avon tyres but the video just isn't high enough resolution. I'd take a trip down there for the car scenes and the surf.

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I would like to know if my setup is correct as it's sometimes sticking on 1800 and not reducing revs when the foot is removed from the accelerator. The long spring doesn't look right. I've a little nib (in the black photos) which doesn't seem to be doing anything. I have Dellortos.

 

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I don't recognise that long spring but then I'm no expert. It looks like it's probably doing the job though. Have you checked the operation by hand, or with a helper to press the throttle while you watch, maybe it just wear or something sticking your carbs.

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The long spring actually slides across the airbox and touches underneath the stop. I think the spring is finally failing and that's why it's become more noticeable. P.S. My esprit was first shipped to Ireland when new. I still have the Irish plates.

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No! Pictures please! 

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Can anyone post pictures of how their S2.2 setup compares to mine?

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The spring needs to go underneath the airbox where you should have a small hole on the lip. That spring looks too long for where it's supposed to be fitted.

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Can you tell me how the throttle cable gets from the firewall to it's final spot. You may be able to see from my photos, that mine comes up in the gap in the middle.  

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Hopefully this will help. It should pop up in between the carbs.

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Can be hugely confusing....it's the cable outer that moves, and moves the throttle linkage, whilst the inner is fixed!! The exact opposite of what one expects....

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