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^^^ That only works for the rare Esprits with the three-speed automatics...


Go look at Ebay again, you'll probably find one...
 

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^^^ That only works for the rare Esprits with the three-speed automatics...
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After putting in my cool Klingon bat'leth steering wheel (to the rancorous applause of many :evil:), maybe my next trick will be putting a TurboHydromatic 400 in my Esprit :D

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Seriously - has anyone actually put an automatic in an Esprit? I'm pretty sure the factory never did.
 

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You are correct, the factory never put an automatic into any Esprits. I did toy with the idea and one possablity is to do it the way it was done in the Delorean. Renault has a bolt-in 3 speed auto that was used in the Delorean. It would take some major modification to get it in a Lotus but the biggest reason you would not do it is that it just wouldn't last handling all of the power. In the Delorean max power is 130 HP.
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A Turbo-Hydramatic 400 is a great muscle car trans, heavier duty and preferred over the Turbo-Hydramatic 350. Due to its north/south design, it won't work though. A Turbo-Hydramatic 425 transaxle as used in older front wheel drive Toronados and Eldorados might though. It did for the Vector W8 :)

Roy
 
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