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post #141 of 716 (permalink) Old 05-12-2015, 10:46 AM
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The fit on the fronts with the 5/16" spacer is great, no rub or anything:

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Rears fit great with no spacers, and the side pic doesn't show it well, but they have a nice dish to them:

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post #142 of 716 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 02:30 AM
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I have been PM'd about the wheels in the past, and for some reason I am the only person that could get a set with a 5x108 bolt pattern. Everybody else got told that they couldn't be done....not sure what the deal is with that.



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So where did you order yours from? 😁
A dealer may be able to contact XXR if they have an influx of calls about that bolt pattern/offset.
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So where did you order yours from? ��
A dealer may be able to contact XXR if they have an influx of calls about that bolt pattern/offset.
Ordered from SHC in Victoria BC

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post #144 of 716 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 02:53 PM
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Sewed myself a nice inner fleece and outer Black oil resistant cover for the Whole rear end of the Esprit.

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Sewed myself a nice inner fleece and outer Black oil resistant cover for the Whole rear end of the Esprit.

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Sounds interesting. Post a pic!

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Sure. Here. More later, when I finish it. A few mods to pass exhausts as it can be tricky to make the correct shape around the rear corners, and measure up the placement of the exhausts. Plus I need to finish the hooks, which is pieces of strong woven elastic band sewed on to small metal brackets, and covered in shrink wrap. PLus a secret mod
The inner side is thick super soft Lotus green fleece, and the outer side is thick woven bleck material which is rubberized on the back. Lotus green edgning, and strong Lotus green thread. More in a few days, when it's finished.
I take it that it can resist droping a Tool, oil, brake fluid, belt buckets, hotdogs and hot dogs, with no ill effect to the Esprits paint.
I have shaped it so, that I can close the rear door, without removing the protective cover, say when leaving the car for the day.
The red stuff in front of the cover is the Esprits swimsuit. Tight and really nice.

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And here's the swimsuit, plus in naked shape

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Sure. Here. More later, when I finish it. A few mods to pass exhausts as it can be tricky to make the correct shape around the rear corners, and measure up the placement of the exhausts. Plus I need to finish the hooks, which is pieces of strong woven elastic band sewed on to small metal brackets, and covered in shrink wrap. PLus a secret mod
The inner side is thick super soft Lotus green fleece, and the outer side is thick woven bleck material which is rubberized on the back. Lotus green edgning, and strong Lotus green thread. More in a few days, when it's finished.
I take it that it can resist droping a Tool, oil, brake fluid, belt buckets, hotdogs and hot dogs, with no ill effect to the Esprits paint.
I have shaped it so, that I can close the rear door, without removing the protective cover, say when leaving the car for the day.
The red stuff in front of the cover is the Esprits swimsuit. Tight and really nice.

Cheers,
Redfox

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that's a great looking cover!
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post #150 of 716 (permalink) Old 05-14-2015, 11:20 AM
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Thanks Kenny and quadcam.

I'll try to shed some light on the matter.
I was looking for nearly two years for a shaped to fit workshop cover.
Nothing to get. I only say some nasty Little Square on fleabay, and no padding, and no super soft inner side.
Anyway, I decided to make my own. So I bought some meters of this thick rubberbacked woven waterrepellant (etc) material, and likewise some meters of the thickest dark green fleece, I could find. Plus matching edgeband and two big rolls of dark green thread. One normal, and one extra strong (sewing with two threads: one for upper and one for under, and that later one have to be strong.).
Then I took some meters of thick paper from a roll I have, and used a pair of scissors and some painter tape, and mad up an apprx. model. THen I redid that, while taking care of the corners etc.
It's a bit tricky to see it fitting all over on paper, and then transfer that to the Black outer material. Then a copy of that on the thick green fleece.
The fleece is not at all stable in it's shape, so the Black outer material have to be made first.
When I cut the green fleece, I make it a bit bigger all around, so that there is enough material to sew it together underneath the outer material.
I am not completely finished yet, as I need to finalize the hooks and the cut-outs for the two exhausts.
Yes, it's quite thick and will surely help avoid any damages. That was one of the goals. The other is avoiding any spilling of fluids on to the paint.

I'll post a few pics when it's finishes.

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test fit my custom wheels..... tires on order

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post #152 of 716 (permalink) Old 05-14-2015, 02:23 PM
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Woah car cover is nice!

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The red car cover is available for any model in many colours, and made to yout exact car, incl, other exhausts, rear wing or not etc. From The Lotus Forums in the UK. Soft fleece on the inner side, and fits like a glove in a stretch material.
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Went to pick up my head today (after 60 days+) and got a call on my way home from the machinist for the piston/liners (50 days) that they don't like one of the liners.
225/60R15 tires were the only ones on the container enroute and now my 195/60R15 have disappeared from the local UPS depot and been re-ordered.
No wonder these cars have so few miles. Perhaps I'll paint match my jackstands and apply Lotus stickers.....
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test fit my custom wheels..... tires on order

I can not wait to see this all done

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Cylinder #3 low compression. Time for a built engine. Boost = cool.




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Cylinder #3 low compression. Time for a built engine. Boost = cool.



That sucks hope you get it sorted out.

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Oh no!!!
I was afraid that might happen.

For our general knowledge (so that we can all track life expectancy before a rebuild), how many miles do you have on the car now? I forgot, but recall it was a little on the high side. 100K?

On a good note, this is the perfect opportunity for a good, solid rebuild with 'improvements'...like the line for the 70s television show The Bionic Man:

"We can rebuild him...better...faster...stronger!"

Keep us updated, Noob!


[QUOTE=EspritNOOB;4085138]Cylinder #3 low compression. Time for a built engine. Boost = cool.
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Thanks guys I knew it was coming sooner or later. She was on borrowed time. Mileage is currently 93K miles. Wasn't doing anything crazy just made a right turn from a light and shifting in to third gear.

Looking forward to bigger and better things!

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Noob, sorry to hear this but I know you won't cut corners on the rebuild. Good luck. Keep the updates coming. Ken
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