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Well, as I promised, I have now news about my new 2.0k evo with a longer block.
Besides the block and deck plate that were showed in the first part of this post, now I have the definitive data about this 2.0k Rover engine.
The production of the parts final design is on process and shortly it they will be available for sale.
This is because although the engine is in break-in, the great doubt was if the engine could lose water, oil or it would do the mixture of both.
Of course, this has not happened in 2 experimental units, so although I do not know the power, the engine passed the test and 1 unit was disassembled to check the internal state of the parts and all were well, perfectly.
Displacement 1.996 c.c.
Con rods lenght 145mm
Pistons diameter 82.52mm
Con rod ratio 1.555/1
Con rods weight 472 grams approx
Piston and piston pin weight 268 grams approx
Piston height less than 37mm
For first time I will to use an F1 pistons design in my engines.
It this because during the past year, at VGKracing we have invested a lot of time and money on R&D for get an even better and more perfect product.
But first, I have to thank two people in particular, part of the new development in our 2.0K engine and although I can not name names, if I can thank of generic form to Renault F1 Engine Department and to California Nascar Engine Department.
With all this support and R & D, we have developed among other parts, a pistons with the implementing these two combined technologies and we have adapted it to our new 2.0K Rover engine, specifically (new skirts, tangs and slipper thickness, total height, etc).
These new pistons, along with the longer con rods will offer us the posibility to climb to over 8600 rpm, it minimizing the breakage risk.
Here a pics (sorry for the pics quality, because it was taken with my mobile phone on the house carpet).
I hope that these news and pics are to your liking.
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Hi, sorry in advance, no girls included in this post. I was wondering if someone here would have some free space for a Lotus in his garage for the winter, that would be more convenient for me, maybe you know a garage for rent or else, I had a look on internet around my place, there is nothing at all ... I am not looking for something for free, so opened to everything (more or less of course).
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I've taken the airbag and original wheel off no problem to expose the hub, I can't see where the adaptor bolts on to the hub though.
Do I need to take the centre nut off to remove the hub allowing me to fit the adaptor or is there something else obvious I'm missing?
Pics below of original wheel, the adaptor and the steering hub.
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I've celebrated by booking a track day at Oulton at the end of October with LOT. Is anyone else going or interested in going?
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Posted on lotus drivers club http://www.lotusdriv....org.uk/?p=5366
Lotus Drivers Club09.2014Lotus Cars
Group Lotus plc today announced a proposal to restructure its worldwide workforce as a result of the need both to reshape its organisation and to reduce costs. The proposal was made following very careful consideration and may involve the loss of up to 325 jobs.
The company wants to ensure that it has the right organisational structure in place to achieve its business goals and to build a strong, sustainable future. Regrettably, it is likely that compulsory job losses will be needed to ensure that the company has the right number of people with the right skills.
Group Lotus intends to redeploy staff wherever possible and will look for ways to retain specific skills and knowledge within the business, despite the proposed cuts. It also proposes to recruit into key roles, to help achieve the best possible structure and skill base.
Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said “We understand the concerns that this proposal will create. We deeply regret the potential impact any reshaping of the business may have on our employees and their families.
“We have worked very hard to avoid the need to make the proposal, but do believe that it is now essential. It is in no way a reflection on our employees who have shown nothing but dedication to us and have worked tirelessly to support Lotus.”
Group Lotus will now consult with staff and workers’ representatives on the proposed changes and on ways and means of avoiding job losses, reducing the number of job losses and mitigating the impact of any changes that are necessary.
Jean-Marc Gales added, “Once the reshaping has been undertaken, and with its strong and experienced management team, Lotus should be a leaner, more competitive organisation, focusing on both producing class-leading sports cars and innovative engineering. We will also build upon the improved sales results seen over the last few months.”
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