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Lotus Europa Twincam 1972

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Matt-watts

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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.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0128.jpg[/img]
Collecting the car on last November.

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0023-1.jpg[/img]
The patched up original chassis

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0045-1.jpg[/img]
The PO had spend alot of money on the car the radus arms are almost new

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0041-1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0020.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0094.jpg[/img]
The paint has alot of micro blisters as it had been stored under a plastic sheet in a barn for 10 years, but im still undecided if I should have it repainted just yet
[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0093.jpg[/img]

The head gasket had gone and the engine was in bits when I got the car. I have had the cams reground to 420s and have hardened retainers and high lift springs, I cant decide if the use a 711m cross flow block or its standard 701 block its mainly down to if I can track a 711m down. I'm aiming for around 160 BHP
[img]http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Mattwatts1/My%20Europa/IMG_0021.jpg[/img]

At £3,000 its the most expensive Lotus I have brought but its by far the best condition. it looks like im going to be busy for a while !
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