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Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-16-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 38,070
Posted By LantanaTX
Update: I dropped the rear shocks off with a...

Update:

I dropped the rear shocks off with a machinest and they are maching the groove for the snap ring. I have ordered the fron shocks and waiting for them to arrive. I also found this...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-13-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,685
Posted By LantanaTX
Is there a reason that owners don't just buy a...

Is there a reason that owners don't just buy a new turbo? If my turbo went bad, I would be looking into a new ball bearing turbo. There are many turbo calculators online that help give you the date...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-10-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By LantanaTX
Seems like you would have to find a wheel with a...

Seems like you would have to find a wheel with a ton of +mm offset to use a 60mm spacer in the front and keep the wheels and tire from sticking out too far. I have found 5x108 - 5x114 adaptors in 1...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-07-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 82,768
Posted By LantanaTX
The Offy had a great run for sure, but it was a...

The Offy had a great run for sure, but it was a Lotus with a Ford Coyote engine that put an end to that.

The latter Cosworth Ford did pretty well too!


1964
•Ford introduces double-overhead...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By LantanaTX
The tint looks great. Some of the cheap tint...

The tint looks great. Some of the cheap tint will go purple. Look for ceramic tint. seems to last forever
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-06-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By LantanaTX
Did you read Dalefield's response? You can reuse...

Did you read Dalefield's response? You can reuse your old white needle.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-05-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 82,768
Posted By LantanaTX
You are right. I love working on cars too much...

You are right. I love working on cars too much to count my time. There is really nothing I enjoy more. However I do watch every penny going in carefully. The Crossfire swap took a weekend to do,...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-05-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 51,758
Posted By LantanaTX
One of the best places to learn about transaxles...

One of the best places to learn about transaxles is GT40s.com These guys are all using V8's and there is a lot of informaiton on that forum. When I was building a GT40, the most popular were the...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 82,768
Posted By LantanaTX
I think you are right that the KIA engine would...

I think you are right that the KIA engine would be a great choice. I don't agree that you have to lose your shirt with a non original engine.though. I just sold a V8 Crossfire for enough to buy a...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-05-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,822
Posted By LantanaTX
So True. It sure looks like sand blasting...

So True.

It sure looks like sand blasting these valve covers with riveted baffles is not compatible. Unless the baffles can be made removeble, I wouldn't sand blast them. Unless you can take...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 82,768
Posted By LantanaTX
Some of the things I have read suggest that the...

Some of the things I have read suggest that the four cylinder engine is what keeps the values down on the Esprit. The Esprit was an exotic that compared farvorably to the V8 Ferrari's, but most...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By LantanaTX
Looks like a good buy.

Looks like a good buy.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-04-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 38,070
Posted By LantanaTX
The rear Bilstein shock has a larger size sleeve...

The rear Bilstein shock has a larger size sleeve hole in the bottom mount to fit a C4 Corvette. So I bought these Poly bushings to make the bottom hole the correct size for an Esprit.

Prothane 19...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 38,070
Posted By LantanaTX
Thank you for the info. I will be using the...

Thank you for the info. I will be using the stock upper perches as well. I don't have the stock springs or shocks as my car had GAZ coilovers when I bought it. I can tell from looking that the Gaz...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-02-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 38,070
Posted By LantanaTX
Yes great info. I can almost set ride height...

Yes great info. I can almost set ride height without putting the car on the ground! I will probably get the ride height set where I like it and then do the final fine tuning on scales. the car was...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 38,070
Posted By LantanaTX
Thank you! Great information that I wish I had...

Thank you! Great information that I wish I had sooner. I had to figure out most that on my own, but it looks like I am in the ballpark. I decided to go with 13" long springs that are 225# front...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-02-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
Are all 4 wheels in your photo Voxx MG3 5x108...

Are all 4 wheels in your photo Voxx MG3 5x108 20mm offset? What tire brand and size?
MG3 comes in a lighter 17x7 for front but the 40mm only offset negates the weight saving with a bigger adapter...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-02-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
about $2,200 with just about any finish you can...

about $2,200 with just about any finish you can dream up, including full polish, full paint, polished lip/ machined finished center or painted or painted center.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-02-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
I looked at this combo and that tire really...

I looked at this combo and that tire really should be on a 17x9.5. but the selection of wheels is not very good.

I have just made a deal for a set of 235 40 17 and 285 35 18. I was just at Cars...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
275xWhat? 35's are too short and 40's arre too...

275xWhat? 35's are too short and 40's arre too tall. 265 40 are just the right height and work great on a 9.5" wide wheel.

For what I am doing to my car, I need bigger brakes so the stock 15's...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-01-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
This is my favorite and probably the only factory...

This is my favorite and probably the only factory Esprit wheel I like besides the ones on my car now which unfortunately are 15 and 16's
Forum: Lotus Esprit   02-01-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
So what is suitable for an Esprit? I am open to...

So what is suitable for an Esprit? I am open to ideas. keep in mind my car is an '89 that will be re-painted all black and powered by a new ford Coyote V8. In looking at wheels, I also want a tire...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   01-31-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
The two wheels I posted are both made by...

The two wheels I posted are both made by Coddington, Hot Rods by Boyd. They cost $2,500 for a set. Coddington and Budnik will build any style wheel they make to fit right on an Esprit, but most of...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   01-31-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By LantanaTX
I bought a 2004 Mercedes E500 from these guys two...

I bought a 2004 Mercedes E500 from these guys two years ago for $8,500. the car only had 18K miles. Loss was listed as collision. couldn't see any damage in the pictures. When I got the car it...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   01-31-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,393
Posted By LantanaTX
I am going for 17x8 and 18x9.5 or 18x10 I would...

I am going for 17x8 and 18x9.5 or 18x10 I would prefer 18x9.5 for a greater selection of tires, but the 235x40x17 is getting harder to find. I was thinking of running 265x40 on the rear.

Yes...
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