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WHAT HAVE I BOUGHT! E BAY MOMENT

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crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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JUST BOUGHT A WINTER PROJECT! ESPRIT SERIES 2 BODY WITH SERIES 3 CHASSIS AND WHEELS.
BEEN STORED FOR YEARS, THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOOKS ALL NEW AND SORTED, ALTHOUGH IT APPEARS TO SIT HIGH?.
THE CLUTCH PEDAL IS SEIZED, THE DASH IS NOT CONNECTED, BRAKES APPEAR OK. COOLING FANS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.
ONLY 6 OWNERS IN 29 YEARS!
ANY ADVISE OTHER THAN BURN IT?
BASED IN NAZEING ESSEX IF ANYONE IS LOCAL TO TAKE THE *ISS!!!!

Sarkmeister

1,447 posts

120 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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Turn Caps Lock off?

Comadis

1,700 posts

125 months

Friday 9th October 2009
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and you paid hopefully not more than 1300pound?

or was it even free of charge?

please consider: these cars do not have a high value. the original condition is very important and often counts. so please ask yourselves: would you like to invest further money in a project which is from the beginning relegated to be an outsider in the future where you never will get the invested money back?


crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Friday 9th October 2009
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some of us dont do resto for the money, i enjoy it,keeps me sane through the winter months! the car will be in superb condition when im finished and expect to spend 4 to 5k on it and sell it for that next year and do another project

crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Friday 9th October 2009
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engine out now, i will be painting it next week
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chr15b

3,326 posts

92 months

Friday 9th October 2009
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5 mins to take an engine out - impressive

crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Saturday 10th October 2009
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Nearer 5 hrs!, engine bay painted, water pump has to be sent away so will take about 2 weeks before it can go back

RW774

1,042 posts

125 months

Thursday 15th October 2009
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You best reserve that 5k plus for the engine build, don`t do it yourself otherwise you will loose your sanity.I`ve just finished a turbo engine build. There are a lot of experts each with their own ideas of what works . If you buy genuine parts, beware the pistons and liners are very dear.Liner height is critical as is the sealing time for the liners before you fit the head and typical lotus,everything is marginal with no room for error. Oil pressure is 5lbs hot at tickover, 25/35 at 3500rpm. Let me know if you want help, we are in Sudbury Suffolk.

crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Thursday 15th October 2009
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thanks for advise, car will be in primer tomorrow, sj sports quoted 6 weeks to get missing spoilers!but will refit engine next week, new clutch, belt ect

crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Sunday 22nd November 2009
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getting there!

530dTPhil

1,106 posts

120 months

Sunday 22nd November 2009
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Please tell me that you have masked over the rear light units rather than removing them!

crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Sunday 22nd November 2009
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OF COURSE I REMOVED THEM!, ALSO FRONT SCREEN (BROKE THAT !!!) WILL REPAINT ORIGINAL COLOUR CARNIVAL RED. TOOK 1/4 GLASSES OUT IN FACT EVERYTHING EXCEPT REAR SCREEN, DONT WANT TO BREAK THAT AS WELL!
WIRINGS A MESS THOUGH, NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.
SUSPENSION SEEMS VERY HIGH FRONT AND REAR, EVEN BEFORE I TOOK ENGINE OUT.

crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Wednesday 25th November 2009
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crashrepairman

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crashrepairman

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crashrepairman

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crashrepairman

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crashrepairman

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Wednesday 25th November 2009
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The Count

2,884 posts

165 months

Wednesday 25th November 2009
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Keeps us updated CRM...loving it smile

crashrepairman

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178 posts

90 months

Wednesday 25th November 2009
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waiting for one of the four branches for the exhaust,so wont get to put engine back for 2 weeks, still waiting for spoilers.spent about 4k already on bits!at this rate i might get a job on wheeler dealers- they normally lose on a project.
Any esprit people around nazeing for help wiring the dash clocks in, the previous owner removed all the wiring connectors, labelled them, but they are all unreadable! dont help i am colour blind.