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by AndyC
Thu Sep 23, 2021 21:22
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Odd Engine mounts
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Odd Engine mounts

That's the later mount, I seem to recall them being better at damping but no good for racing.
by AndyC
Thu Sep 23, 2021 17:58
Forum: General
Topic: Esprit
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Esprit

http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides ... umber.html

Giugiaro S1 & S2 VIN Number
All cars are identified by a Chassis (Cor) Number, and this number will be found on the Identification Plate which is located in the front compartment on the rear bulkhead.
by AndyC
Wed Sep 22, 2021 15:18
Forum: General
Topic: manifold to down pipe nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: manifold to down pipe nuts

I've always used Aerotight nuts on there, and yes they can be a right PITA to undo. You're not too far from both the body (fire damage) and the engine (damage to ali casting) so be careful with the gas. I have an electric induction heater kit that's good for such jobs but that might struggle given t...
by AndyC
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:22
Forum: General
Topic: which brake fluid
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: which brake fluid

The main point is DO NOT USE DOT 5.0. The cars were designed at a time which I think was before DOT 5.1, but that (5.1) would be my choice of fluid, you can mix it with 4.0 (so can use 5.1 without having to completely eliminate all 4.0). Edit: I should say, that means changing it more frequently but...
by AndyC
Wed Sep 08, 2021 20:28
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Excel wanted - newbie questions
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Excel wanted - newbie questions

Hi Nigel, and welcome. Door window frames. They are now available, made by the original supplier. You can probably find them advertised on eBay. Door beams, there are a mix of problems, so it can be difficult to initially spot which it is. Hinges wear so that the circular hole become ovalised, this ...
by AndyC
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:38
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Fuse Box access
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Fuse Box access

I'm sure that the metal bar that the fuse box is mounted to, can be unbolted itself, so with the fusebox removed from it, and it removed, you can manipulate the fusebox and get to the wires.
by AndyC
Fri Jul 30, 2021 18:07
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: oil (again).
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: oil (again).

I'd not be using that. Whilst it doesn't specify much on that site it does give the API wear characteristic rating, Service (i.e cars etc) "E" and Commercial "C". A quick check of Valvoline Racing Vr1 10w60 has it's rating for Service of "L", the further through the alphabet the better the wear resi...
by AndyC
Fri Jul 23, 2021 21:05
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: oil (again).
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: oil (again).

I'd suggest 10w60 or perhaps as thin as a 50 (10w50 or 20w50) but the thinner it is when warm the more leaks you will have. Valvoline racing is good as it will have the higher zinc content necessary on these old-design engines. It's been discussed not long ago and somebody (Tim?) gave a lot of detail.
by AndyC
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:56
Forum: General
Topic: Clutch ?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Clutch ?

Friction? If so best advice is look for a re-lining firm.
I think (when I did some research) it's a Toyotas truck/pickup that wasn't UK model. Somebody else took one from a UK-import and cut down the external diameter on a lathe.
Pressure plate is/ was a standard Borg & Beck unit.
by AndyC
Thu Jul 08, 2021 14:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Want to see some silly prices
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Want to see some silly prices

I'm sure Mike's prices are a bit out of date on Lotusbits.com but last price he published for those wheels was £50 a piece, so the seller should just drop the "1".
by AndyC
Sun Jul 04, 2021 09:44
Forum: General
Topic: Manifold gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Manifold gasket

Smaller in what way? Thickness?
by AndyC
Fri Jul 02, 2021 14:58
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Update
Replies: 71
Views: 5367

Re: Paint Job Update

Richard, I had a look on eBay and there was a Transit seal that looked right shape (cannot tell on size based on image), but it was an older one, we are talking late1990s not post-millenium.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XmUAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
by AndyC
Tue Jun 22, 2021 18:59
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Paint Job Update
Replies: 71
Views: 5367

Re: Paint Job Update

For what it's worth, when mine was done last, the fitter commented that the SJ seal was an old Ford Transit seal. Might be possible to get that. I'm happy to go and ask at Walkers but guess we will need a section of rubber/ precise drawing / photo to scale of the section.
by AndyC
Tue Jun 22, 2021 18:57
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Uneven exhaust valve tip wear
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Uneven exhaust valve tip wear

I wouldn't sand the end of the valve, as you'll probably just introduce new unevenness which will then in turn wear away the shim further. I wonder whether those valve stems have been ground by a previous owner/ mechanic and you are seeing the result of uneven grinding. In my mind you should remove ...