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1977 Esprit S1 (238G) Photo Blog

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Black Out

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[size=5][b][color=#FF0000]The whole photo album, clicky;[/color][/b][/size] [url="https://picasaweb.google.com/108292765998464008070/LotusEspritS1238G?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJnUzYKtjqmhlAE&feat=directlink"]https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink[/url]

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Nothing beats White...............

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[size=5][b][color=#FF0000]The whole photo album, clicky;[/color][/b][/size] [url="https://picasaweb.google.com/108292765998464008070/LotusEspritS1238G?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJnUzYKtjqmhlAE&feat=directlink"]https://picasaweb.go...feat=directlink[/url]

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markjonesx

 

Engine's in!

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markjonesx

 

Body in Paint

It's getting exciting;

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markjonesx

 

Heater Box

Fully refurbed, motor spins great for being 35 years old.

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markjonesx

 

Pedal Box

Refurbished;

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markjonesx

 

Engine Rebuilt & On Dyno....

Pictures attached;

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True 188BHP, using 4-2-1 exhaust manifold. Torque curve is flat as a pancake.

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markjonesx

markjonesx

 

Engine in Build

Using JS Motorsport to check and measure everything.

http://www.jsmotorsport.net/

Crank is to be balanced etc, pistons were knackered!

Will be Dyno'd before installation.

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markjonesx

 

Rolling Chassis - Complete

As the title....the gearchange is like a Mauser rifle bolt.

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[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b][size=4][color=#000000]This car was most definately hand built,[/color] [color=#FF0000][i]NOTHING FITS![/i][/color][/size][/b][/font]

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markjonesx

 

Headlamp Motors

Before.....

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After.....

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Reference Data;

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markjonesx

markjonesx

 

Gearbox Position (Important!)

When installing my gearbox, it threw up an interesting positional problem which I'll reference below.

I have a very early S1, 238G (Jan '77), it seems that all of the S1 before approx 350G had slightly different features, and hence, go together away from what the manual says.

The problem I had with the gearbox concerns its position in the car relative to the other components, most especially the engine mounts.

The vertical aluminium uprights on the gearbox are slightly shorter (top horizontal dimension) than a late S1 or early S2.

I have the new hanger kit from SJ as the old bushes were shot, these are OK, however, when you move the gearbox backwards, the bushes eventually hit the upright bolt head, then you have to space the distance.

I'll list my calcs below, I measured from the face of the gearbox/engine block to the centre of the engine mount was 320mm +2mm -0mm.

[color=#FF0000][u][b]I have used 9/16 spacers.[/b][/u][/color]

This is how I have set my car up, rear suspension fits OK.

I will not have the final confirmation until I try with my stripped down engine block, however, this looks accurate.

For a quick check, for people using the Citroen gearbox, count the webs on top of the gearbox where they meet the rear chassis cross over. You should have between 4 & 5 webs showing, any less or any more and you're going to be out of position.

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markjonesx

markjonesx

 

ARB Bush (Polyurethane) Fitting

OK, cunning skill, brute strength and a large hammer did the trick;

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See specially designed "Lotus Tool";

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In all fairness, one end was a pig, the other end was easy, I know not why?

markjonesx

markjonesx

 

Half Shaft

Took a bit of banging, finally done...

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markjonesx

markjonesx

 

Gearbox

It's back, fixed 3rd gear and Crown/Pinion, jeepers the oil's expensive.........

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markjonesx

markjonesx

 

S1 Rebuild Photo Log/Link

Chronological photo record of my S1 rebuild.

Car has been in storage for about 6 years, stop/start/stop/start etc.....

Currently now have time to pursue the build, going to rolling chassiss ASAP, hopefully.

Clicky.......

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