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'83 Turbo - recommendations for recommissioning/C Service

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Looking to put my '83 Turbo back on the road next year...

Unfortunately, after spending a lot of money on her 2005/6/7 I drove her for a couple of years (<1k miles) - but she's been laid up in my garage for nearly 9 years.

She needs a C Service (I'm not brave/competent enough to even attempt a cam belt change) and general going over/reconditioning.

Have used Steve at SJ Sportscars in the past - but a fair trek to get the car transported - anyone recommend anywhere?

Someone I know suggested Esprit Engineering in Downton, Wiltshire - anyone else used them/recommend?

Other recommendations?

We're out near Chipping Norton in West Oxfordshire...

Iain

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"... the Lotus Turbo (Esprit) owner will not only be comfortable in fast company, but will find, more often than not, that he has no company at all!" Road and Track magazine

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1999 Elise - Norfolk Mustard - 'Liz' Daily driver - 221,000 miles and counting!

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Iain, to make your life easier, contact @Sparky and he'll be able to help, he's a wizard with the Esprit and about 90% of our members use him :)

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Cheers Bibs - that's another recommendation for @sparky then!  :)

Need to get some funds put aside - hopefully looking at March(ish) next year - she *really* needs to be back on the road!

And promise to post on the forums more often - been sidetracked with 'life' last few years...

Iain


"... the Lotus Turbo (Esprit) owner will not only be comfortable in fast company, but will find, more often than not, that he has no company at all!" Road and Track magazine

1983 Turbo Esprit - Silver - 'Lottie' Featured in Classic and Sportscar Aug 2008 and Wheeler Dealers.

1999 Elise - Norfolk Mustard - 'Liz' Daily driver - 221,000 miles and counting!

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OK - have some pennies put aside - and have PM'd Sparky to ask if he's up for having a 'play'.

I'm sure I can find some Gin - if that's part of the deal!  😉

Next step - see if the brakes/clutch have seized...

And get a new battery...

And, no - I won't start her until new belts are done!

Iain

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"... the Lotus Turbo (Esprit) owner will not only be comfortable in fast company, but will find, more often than not, that he has no company at all!" Road and Track magazine

1983 Turbo Esprit - Silver - 'Lottie' Featured in Classic and Sportscar Aug 2008 and Wheeler Dealers.

1999 Elise - Norfolk Mustard - 'Liz' Daily driver - 221,000 miles and counting!

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Did someone mention gin?


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On 27/09/2018 at 14:58, Barrykearley said:

Geri Halliwell ?

I think Elton John

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Old mate of mine, Elton.


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Thought it was Elon


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