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12 hours ago, LotusFella said:

says its for an esprit 85>

That's going to be S3/Turbo Esprit 85-87. I'm ordering a pair from SJ tomorrow, I'll take them to the local Vauxhall garage when they arrive see if they can match them up with old parts on the shelf.

In fact I won't order new ones, I'll get the old ones pressed out and take them to the Vauxhall garage...maybe save a few bob!!!

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ok apparently I have been sent elan ball joints in error.  They were very apologetic and will be shipping me correct ones.  Phew! 👍

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Top guys! (I mean, shame its the wrong part, but they are putting it right).

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We have a "local" Vauxhall garage, not a big franchise affair, just a small local Vauxhall garage for local people. So off I went with said freshly pressed ball joint into the little parts department, popped it on the desk and before I could ask the question the old chap behind the counter said, "ah Mk 1 Cavalier ball joint, haven't seen one of them for a few years". So @swindon_alan that answers that question. 

The most common fitment for these is the Opel Manta B, 77-82 all derivatives, supplied to me by my local motor factors for £10.90 each, but readily available on eBay, these aren't much cheaper than the SJ Steve's alternative, and we ought to support the company that keeps our cars on the road if making a larger order. But it is good to know what they are and would save a large postage and packing charge if these were the only parts needed.

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Ps - same colour boxes mine came in from eBay, off a chap who bought them from SJs......

frankly these are pretty much the same price at SJs 


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