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Evora engine cover upgrade

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After almost 2 years now I’ve decided that my Evora life was a little too monochrome (when compared to my previous technicolour red, white and gold Type 49) so I decided it was time to inject a little colour.

With its red interior and red brake calipers my car isn’t completely devoid of colour but a little more wouldn’t hurt would it? So with that in mind I decided it was the engine bay that required my attention, specifically the engine cover.


As standard the cover is silver and black…
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There is an argument to say just dispense with it altogether and save some weight but I’m not that weight conscious and without a supercharger the Toyota NA engine is not a thing of beauty by any stretch of the imagination…
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So the first job was to remove the badges, they are only held down with double-sided tape so a scalpel was all that was required…
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I decided to paint it Lotus Calypso red (the colour of my old 49) which was always a nice bright red and a reasonable match to the brake calipers too…
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After removing the tape residue and a light sand to key the surface I masked it off and sprayed a primer coat…
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Followed by the red…
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A bit of lacquer and once dried I was able to remove the masking and reapply the badges…
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And then refit it over the engine…
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I am still in 2 minds whether to change the LOTUS badge from chrome to black – this would match the black badging on the rear of the car but equally the chrome lettering matches that of the brake calipers so arguments either way, for the moment I’ll leave them chrome. :)

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That looks great Phil! Job well done :clap:

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I'm a big fan Phil, looks really bloody good that mate. 

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Phil, that looks SUPERB !   Great job - looking forward to admiring it in the flesh sometime.

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Thanks chaps, glad you all like it :)

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That looks great Phil - a big aesthetic improvement.  I think you should stick with the chrome letters too by the way.

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Yes I'm with Dean on the letters,:tup: stay classy Phil 

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Thanks all, I'll stick with the chrome then :tup:

I really ought to take it out for a blast now to see how much faster it is :lol:

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8 hours ago, Phil S1 said:

Thanks all, I'll stick with the chrome then :tup:

I really ought to take it out for a blast now to see how much faster it is :lol:

it's looking dry for Sunday morning why don't you come and give it a blast with us on some different roads :) 

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19 hours ago, Elisemadray said:

it's looking dry for Sunday morning why don't you come and give it a blast with us on some different roads :) 

It's tempting Ray but it's a bit too much of a trek for me on Sunday morning.

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1 hour ago, Phil S1 said:

It's tempting Ray but it's a bit too much of a trek for me on Sunday morning.

OK see you another time :)

 

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