S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

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Re: S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 27.07.2021, 17:56

:clap: Awesome to see Steve having fun, and looking good doing it!

BTW, I totally used the gearbox dipstick trick after seeing your post (esp. helpful since I think one of the reference sources quotes the wrong full capacity), thx!

And, I forgot to ask how do you start the siphon for your patented coolant slurper upper?
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Re: S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

Postby 378S2 » Wed 28.07.2021, 14:24

I’m glad the dipstick was useful! But I can’t claim ownership of that one, DaPinky recommended it and I took his excellent advice.

Coolant slurper upper... The fiddly part is getting the hose all the way down to the bottom of the radiator. I had a large syringe that I used for making a vacuum brake bleeder lying around so I used that.
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Re: S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

Postby 378S2 » Mon 16.08.2021, 11:02

I’ve put a few miles on the clock since fixing the secondary throttle, and in case this is relevant for anyone else - the problem I had with soot on the rear bumper appears to be completely resolved (not wishing to anger the Lotus Gods there by declaring a victory - please don’t strike me down with great vengeance and a furious HGF).

Apart from the soot being gone, no noticeable performance benefits that I can comment on. They may be there but I haven’t noticed them.

Everything else… appears to be… fine. Which is quite an odd feeling. So to keep me busy I’ll rebuild the proportioning valves with the o-rings Matt kindly sent and swap over the MBC for the updated one. That’s sure to result in some scope creep.
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Re: S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

Postby 378S2 » Tue 24.08.2021, 06:01

Back to the major repairs:
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A new gear knob. This is actually from a Mustang, I was looking for one without the red go faster stripes but with the gear pattern. This will have to keep me happy for now.
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Some replacements for the union flag wheel centres, they were definitely a mistake!
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Re: S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

Postby TorqueHorse » Thu 26.08.2021, 04:06

Mustang?! Are you trying to make an assemblage of all the great historical convertibles in one go? I thought if you were going for the ball knob, you'd have gone with like an esprit S2(?) wood one
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Re: S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

Postby 378S2 » Fri 27.08.2021, 00:54

Yea... I am not sure they fit the look of the car. I am not sure my Mustang one does either, but in my defence I was being forced to watch something terrible on Netflix one night (some sort of cooking themed 'celebrity' singing on ice death match) and eBay made me do it.
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Re: S2 #378 (Steve) - hopefully only light fixes

Postby TorqueHorse » Fri 27.08.2021, 04:13

Oh man don't get me started. I do the rounds from ebay, to BAT, to Cars and Bids, seemingly everyday and it is a miracle that I don't have 5 esprits, 3 elans, an SLK, an MR2, a TR6, and a Z4 sitting in my lawn too. Call yourself lucky with a simple splurge :)
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