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Twincam Europa Resto

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Engine in, well sort of ..

Now spring seems finally here I have made a good bit of progress on the Europa, I'm also rebuilding the 5 speed gearbox in my Lotus Elan so thats taken up some of my time of late Back to the Europa I have had a linner fitted to the Europa block as there was corrosion in one cylinder where it had been left with the head gasket blown :( The crank was still at STD and was perfect a bit of luck .yay :) but the jackshaft bearings were very grim and needed changing and are a real pain to remo

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Matt-watts

 

The Chassis build

Well I have done some more work on my Europa so through I would post up my progress so far Having seen some racing Europa’s done with a Lotus chassis, I copied their modifications to make my chassis stronger and more ridged ready for hill climbing [img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0099.jpg[/img] [img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0101.jpg[/img] Next the chassis went off for powder coating along with the susp

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Matt-watts

 

Lotus Europa Twincam 1972

Well I got my Europa November 09 but I have been so busy moving house and with family stuff that I just haven't had much time to get going on the car The came with a good spare chassis and with looking at the one its on its going to need it asap ! So I have spent most of my time on the chassis, I have made the spare chassis more rigid than a stock chassis as I am planning to do hill climbs and sprits with the car and you must use an original chassis in some classes. [img]http://i305.photo

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