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Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-14-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 160,772
Posted By carbuff
But...it's JPS #007!!!!!!!

But...it's JPS #007!!!!!!!
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-14-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,620
Posted By carbuff
When (if?) I get my 2020 card, I'll be sure to...

When (if?) I get my 2020 card, I'll be sure to pass the 2019 one to you! :x ;)


+++++++++++++++

More seriously, how well would the linked unit do on my older Esprit with the power sockets in...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-13-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By carbuff
Some of us have natural padding so we don't need...

Some of us have natural padding so we don't need the foam! :laugh2:

Yes, Mike is quite the jokester.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-10-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,620
Posted By carbuff
My radar detector can be switched to monitor...

My radar detector can be switched to monitor voltage on its display.

“But officer, that thing is on my windshield because I’m monitoring my alternator output”

😆 LOL
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By carbuff
The Lucas TR7 motors used on G cars have...

The Lucas TR7 motors used on G cars have positioning contacts inside them. I know Jenna had to replace one of her motors.

Might just require a bit of cleaning inside. Misaligned pods are a common...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-07-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By carbuff
Guys guys guys... Don’t confuse the G cars...

Guys guys guys...

Don’t confuse the G cars with the Stevens cars. Headlamp motors are different.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-05-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By carbuff
“Does this picture make my butt look big?” ...

“Does this picture make my butt look big?”

Mike, don’t you need ALL your fingers for that job? 🤗
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-05-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By carbuff
It IS possible to bleed the Delco brakes without...

It IS possible to bleed the Delco brakes without a Tech1 tool. We have helped Yellow Hornet do it several times
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-28-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By carbuff
Carb'd turbos were sold '83 - '85 model years in...

Carb'd turbos were sold '83 - '85 model years in the USA.

I see more corrosion than heat bubbling, but those engines were fitted initially with plastic fuel lines tees, which were subject to...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-27-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By carbuff
OOOOO...carbs! :bow: And, just the...

OOOOO...carbs! :bow:

And, just the common-to-fail parts (input shaft and primary shaft) are less than it would cost to buy from JAE or Harry Martens. :clap:
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-26-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By carbuff
Leatherique.com can match it, many members here...

Leatherique.com can match it, many members here have experienced success with them.

A local leather/upholstery shop could probably set you up as well.
Forum: Other   09-23-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 52,837
Posted By carbuff
^^ For a second I thought David was doing his...

^^ For a second I thought David was doing his thing on hot coals! :surprise:

:p
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-20-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By carbuff
In that case, you would not be able to buy ANY...

In that case, you would not be able to buy ANY tires! :shrug:




Probably, the issue was age. 2004 - 2019 = 15 year old rubber! :surprise: Proves that you can't visually determine tire...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-18-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By carbuff
Welcome. There is a release 'bar'...

Welcome.



There is a release 'bar' under the front cushion that allows the seat to move fore and aft.

On the 88+, there is a knob on the outer side of the seat that adjusts seatback rake.
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-18-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By carbuff
WELCOME. Sorry I can't help with the...

WELCOME.

Sorry I can't help with the specifics of your inquiry.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-18-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By carbuff
^^^^ OXYMORON!!!!rotfl But hey. If you think...

^^^^ OXYMORON!!!!rotfl

But hey. If you think it's KEWL, you should buy one and tape it to Penelope! :rolleyes:
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-17-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By carbuff
Best guess (as long as the valve cover gasket...

Best guess (as long as the valve cover gasket screws are actually tight, and there are o-rings under the screw heads as designed) is that your cam carriers are leaking. If they have never been...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-17-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By carbuff
Commercials on TV

Two in one day that caught my interest!:surprise:



This Carmax commercial sums up my feelings about rear WINGS, LOL

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Iqku/carmax-hey-neighbor-featuring-andy-daly

...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-17-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By carbuff
LEGO commercial featuring Caterham 7

I was startled this morning to see a Caterham on a LEGO TV commercial.

We all knew they were light, but check out 1:05...:grin2:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCXMx7RcZ5I
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-16-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,620
Posted By carbuff
You can still buy factory-rebuilt Bosch...

You can still buy factory-rebuilt Bosch alternators from Rock Auto for the 4 cyl cars. :clap:
...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-14-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 71,009
Posted By carbuff
Jenna is kinda askew, normally.... :D ...

Jenna is kinda askew, normally....
:D

Her PA place is on a hill, so once installed, I'm sure it will be right! 0:)
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-12-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 938
Posted By carbuff
Before I signed up with them we discussed this at...

Before I signed up with them we discussed this at length.

I forget the exact wording now, but there was some wording that you couldn't use the car to drive to work or go shopping. But it WAS...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-12-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By carbuff
Lighter sockets are usually a bayonet-type...

Lighter sockets are usually a bayonet-type fitting, meaning that you would just pull (or push, if you have the center backbone tunnel panel off).

Since you suspect a loose piece of wire, I'd...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-11-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By carbuff
Are you sure that your detector's plug fits the...

Are you sure that your detector's plug fits the Esprit's non-standard 'imperial' size? All my devices have issues with the Esprit sockets.

At one time, Valentine One RD's came with a slotted...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-11-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 938
Posted By carbuff
Be sure to mention the Lotus, Ltd deal which...

Be sure to mention the Lotus, Ltd deal which includes the unlimited mileage proviso. Laurie Gardner is the rep who is familiar with it.

<[email protected]> 800.257.9496:smile2:
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