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This is a collection of all our member's albums.


Albums

  1. General Updated

    Neal H
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    Neal H Updated
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  2. My first Esprit S1 Updated

    Bought this car from Steve at SJ, it had been turbo kitted sometime in its life so lost most of the S1 features, the clocks/instrumentation were all that remained as even the interior seats were from a turbo model. Last time I saw the car it was in a pastel yellow with a S2 spoiler on the front.

    LOTUSMAN33
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    LOTUSMAN33 Updated
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  3. M100 S2 Medina Green Updated

    LOTUSMAN33
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    LOTUSMAN33 Updated
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    • 2 images
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  4. S160 SVA Updated

    Scandal Green Elise S1 Sport 160 (SVA)
    Daveb99
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    Daveb99 Updated
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    • 13 images
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  5. Esprit Brembo brake upgrade Updated

    Hannats
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    Hannats Updated
    • 4
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    • 4 images
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  6. Elise 250 Cup Updated

    Neal H
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    Neal H Updated
    • 50
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  7. Lottie Updated

    paul1972
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    paul1972 Updated
    • 14
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  8. Ayrton Senna 25th Anniversary Updated

    25 years since the death of Ayrton Senna, here are some of my pictures from his Team Lotus years.
    SJP68
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    SJP68 Updated
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    • 13 images
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  9. Custom cardinal red, clear coat, ppg acrylic urethane paint Updated

    Elite 4.9
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    Elite 4.9 Updated
    • 8
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    • 7
    • 8 images
    • 0 comments
    • 7 image comments
  10. SJW Updated

    sjw
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    sjw Updated
    • 5
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    • 5 images
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  11. 1985 lotus excel Updated

    jason.goad
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    jason.goad Updated
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    • 4 images
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  12. Elise Updated

    Gazm
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    Gazm Updated
    • 2
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    • 2 images
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  13. Lotus Esprit Turbo Engine Refurbish Updated

    Lotus Esprit engine bay refurbishment







    Hannats
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    Hannats Updated
    • 7
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    • 7 images
    • 0 comments
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  14. Lotus Elise SC Updated

    PhilC1
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    PhilC1 Updated
    • 4
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    • 4 images
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  15. Lotus esprit upgrade to Brembo brakes Updated




     



    Hannats
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    Hannats Updated
    • 7
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    • 7 images
    • 0 comments
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  16. J P S ESPRIT Updated

    1979 JPS Esprit
    Andre'
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    Andre' Updated
    • 3
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    • 3 images
    • 5 comments
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  17. Bruss Updated

    Bruss
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    Bruss Updated
    • 12
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    • 12 images
    • 0 comments
    • 1 image comment
  18. Ardent Red Updated

    RoflOnMyWaffle
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    RoflOnMyWaffle Updated
    • 4
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    • 4 images
    • 1 comment
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  19. Aqua Marine Updated

    RoflOnMyWaffle
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    RoflOnMyWaffle Updated
    • 7
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    • 7 images
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  20. Previous Lotus Updated

    Neal H
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    Neal H Updated
    • 2
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    • 2 images
    • 0 comments
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  21. Commemorative & Limited Edition Esprits Updated

    Feel free to add yours!



    Ricocam1
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    Ricocam1 Updated
    • 18
    • 2
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  22. Boys Toys Day II Updated

    Bibs
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    Bibs Updated
    • 20
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  23. Evora GT430 Updated

    Hires images of the Evora GT430
    Bibs
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    Bibs Updated
    • 15
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  24. Andrewph75 Updated

    Andrewph75
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    Andrewph75 Updated
    • 10
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    • 10 images
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  25. Restoration Updated

    Kleynen
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    Kleynen Updated
    • 8
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    • 8 images
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    • Comments
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    • Albums
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    • Also updated was the brake master cylinder. Lotus's original part was something over $500 US dollars to replace so I found an AC Delco one for $47 with basically the same cylinder with right hand ports and the same piston diameter, but then I had to replace all of the brake lines which was necessary as the union to the rear brakes was blocked from a stuck valve down line. Even 160 psi wasn't enough to get any brake fluid through to bleed the rear brakes. I didn't find any mention of this part in the workshop manual which was very annoying. Really didn't matter because the rear end had leaked rear end fluid saturating the rear brake shoes at only 28,000 miles making them essentially worthless. Seals failed! The forklift rear end is really problematic and was not designed for a car traveling at much higher speeds and distances IMHO.     
    • The overall shape was really never accepted by the Lotus aficionados. Copied, no doubt, from American Motors Gremlin (1972 even used the same door handles) the rear end design takes some getting used to IMHO. I like it now but have owned the car for almost 40 years. It is a great road car with awesome handling and with the mods I have done, is a lot more reliable. Lots of storage and a very large interior even a large man can be comfortable. This car, in the US, in it's original form is difficult to find someone who actually knows how to work on them and it would not be wise to go road tripping with one too far from home.
    • Red is one of the colors IMHO best suits the Elite. Cardinal Red from a Ford truck color.
      Notice that the dual exhausts look to be plugged but these are ss  "SuperTrap" mufflers many racers have used in the past as one can quiet the noise with the number of radial defusers and adjust back pressure for controlling the hp and torque. Very nice sweet rumble this small V8 produces. Actually quieter than the original Lotus twincam believe it or not.
      Larger 16 inch alloy wheels to accommodate the z rated Dunlap's with slightly larger foot print on the back @ 225 verses the original width of 205.
    • Not seen is an updated heavy duty 10" clutch to match the heavy duty 5 speed transmission. 
      Offenhauser valve train covers dress up the engine with along with spark wire holders keeping them away from the exhaust headers which were ceramic metallic coated, inside and out, to dress up these parts, keeping the exhaust temps up inside the headers for an increase in power (around 10 hp increase to help scavenge the exhaust) all while keeping the engine bay some 70 F degrees cooler. 
    • Same wood Lotus factory used a few years later in their Esprit. I changed 5 somewhat major things I felt was needed to make this car easily more desirable and the factory ended up with the exact same improvements.
      Real Elm wood dash, door and consul cappings, larger 16 inch wheels, electric lifts for the headlight pods and painted window trim body color. 
      And finely, although it took them a lot longer (well after the final Elite version, the Excel went out of production) Lotus put in a much needed V8 in their 2 seater Esprit
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