Fully refurbed, motor spins great for being 35 years old.
Using JS Motorsport to check and measure everything.
Crank is to be balanced etc, pistons were knackered!
Will be Dyno'd before installation.
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As the title....the gearchange is like a Mauser rifle bolt.
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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.
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 hori
OK, cunning skill, brute strength and a large hammer did the trick;
See specially designed "Lotus Tool";
In all fairness, one end was a pig, the other end was easy, I know not why?