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Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

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I have a motorsport engine cover that uses the hinge. Can take photos if that helps.

Cheers Steve, I'd appreciate that if you would.

Both sound good. Will pm a bunch of pictures but it'll likely be Monday if that's ok.......as long as you post a certain stunning project on here Lol....as well :-)

Thanks Johnnyfox, that would be really good and help me out.

My project is hardly stunning at this point in time, I've just collected a set of wide body S1 Exige panels, still rough just out of the molds, so need lots of work. This is my retirement project for next year!

I will post some pics of the start of my Elige project soon....meanwhile here's a couple of where my current project is up to, nearly finished!!

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You'll be the only thing left in the car that's not shiny new :)

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Lol that's a bit harsh :-)

 

Hey, sometime the truth hurts Jonny bleh.gif

 

Inspiring thread though. Your are becoming the new George (Esprit) from Seloc. His took 34 years in the end didn't it?

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Ha ha I think it did. What's the saying, "Slowly slowly catch a monkey".

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Ha ha I think it did. What's the saying, "Slowly slowly catch a monkey".

 

That's the approach I'm taking with the Stratos!

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 is it finished yet?

 

Stalled a bit at the minute.

 

Still waiting for the engine and gearbox. Waiting for custom billet flywheel.

 

Having a set of custom ITB manifolds made.

 

Also waiting for some bits from LB - wheels, brake discs, steering column, driveshafts.

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The exhaust system is now finished.  The manifold, flexi and decat have all been ceramic coated.  I picked up the exhaust from Lenton Automotive in Halesowen this morning. As heavy as it is, it has been opened, cleaned, packed with Acousta-Fil around a newly fitted perforated pipe, welded shut permanently now and (hi-temp) painted.  There really wasn't enough room to make it repackable but it should last a little longer and be a little bit quieter. There's always the option of after market at a later date but Gavin's done a great job, very please all round. The Manifold, flexy and decat were threat to thermal coating of there own.

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New shiny heat shield.

 

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I'm pretty sure most of the noise on an S1 is induction noise. I put the largest EP exhaust on my one and it did not make any difference, still 104db static BUT it is never a problem on drive by.  Lotus fitted resonators in the induction to get the noise down, which are removed on every S1 I have seen as they sap power.

 

Still, looks great. My Janspeed rusted through so had to go. 

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I am getting there I promise :-)

 

I had the windscreen removed yesterday. The dash paint job is running at 90%, it needs to be a cool 100% so it makes life easier removing that. There were quite a few nicks and scratches on it so I'm having a brand new windscreen fitted in a few weeks.

 

I'm just waiting to get the engine on the dyno to run that in. I'm a bit lazy like that but it's still using the OE ECU, I'm not chasing power obviously. Not long once the engine is fitted although I'm having work done at home so that may delay matters a little. That said I have the engine specs albeit a few things missing (pipework etc) which I'll update later with a job lot of images. So here we are....

 

Full VHPD engine strip & rebuild

Reface valve seats

Hone con rod small ends

Soda Blasting

Silver high temp engine paint

Mahle motorsport Main bearings

Mahle motorsport big-end bearings

Thrust washers

Westwood ductile Liner Set

(OE) Sump baffled

Uprated main bearing ladder

Forged Wiseco Piston Set

ARP con rod bolt set

Throttle body/ injector clean & service

Gasket set (conversion kit)

Gasket set (head set)

Oil pump

Water pump

Head bolt set

Timing belt

Timing belt manual tensioner

Alternator

Starter motor

Kent Cams vernier cam pulley set

Kent Cams VS51 valve spring set

REC757 S/S Inlet valve VVC 31.5mm Paul Ivey

REC758 S/S Exhaust valve VVC 27.3mm Paul Ivey

AP clutch kit

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