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Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

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I say Dan, you say.....

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He makes it look so bloody easy.

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Dan's going to pop back in a few weeks to sort fueling, cooling & driveshafts :matrix:

 

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21 hours ago, Dr H said:

How did you coax him out of his new unit with fancy coffee making facilities?

£500 per hour ;)

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I remember someone telling me, there is something so satisfying about using new parts with clean new fixings on a rebuild, its very true. Cooling (PRT), clutchtastic and starter motor :)

 

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Wiggled the manifold up and on. Had to remove the oil filter and bottom engine mount.  A strap helped tilt the engine to give more room. Finished by fitting the alternator heat shield and popping the oil filter and engine mount back on.

 

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You gotta love a bit of Zircotec coating :tup:

Try not to bleed on it. Took bloomin' ages for it to burn off when I managed to bleed on mine!

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55 minutes ago, Rob999 said:

Can you stop interrupting Dan from working on my car JF! :P

:lol: shouldn't be too much longer, one more trip. 

 

3 things...

Little snag this evening, the boot floor could be a better fit so I'll have to get a new one drawn up and made pronto.  I was hoping to fit the heat shield and the rest of the exhaust tonight. I've also decided to fit a standard engine mount and ditch the EP one.  The OE mount that came off the car wins the award for best most rusted part so I'll either buy new or find a good second hand one. So a trip to see Rocky in the morning and a new hydromount. Lastly I'm going back to the original steering wheel so that's off to Allon White's to be trimmed. 

 

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I sanded and painted the stays again the other night, smoother than ever :)

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Popped over to UK Lotus Centre to see Rocky today. Picked up an engine mount in much better condition then my own, that's now gone for shot blasting. While I was there I had a rather emotional reunion....

 

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Is comit being parted out then?  Assumed it would be on the road somewhere.

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I stripped it and sold the parts after the engine let go. Track Group bought the chassis off me but it's found its way back to Halesowen.  I didn't ask Chris although the chassis is straight. 

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