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Lotus Excel (Ethel)
By Fueltheburn, 30/10/14
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  • Color Suzuki Yellow and Panther Black
  • Price 0.00
  • Year 2014
  • Odometer 1
  • Odometer Unit Miles
  • Description Complete body off nut and bolt rebuild.
    Improved, lightened and strengthened where possible
    2.5 litre 12.8:1 comp. Lightweight and forged internals.
    Lightweight flywheel
    7.5" twin sintered clutch
    Ceramically coated and wrapped 4-2-1 equal length manifold 1 3/4 primaries, 2.5 inch bore exhaust.
    Nylon strengthened gearbox mount
    AT power throttle bodies
    CNC cut gasflowed inlet manifold
    Carbon fibre intake
    Carbon fibre mounted air filter
    Modified radiator cowling
    6 pot front brakes
    4 pot rear brakes and integrated handbrake
    Lightweight hubs
    AVO stage 2 adjustable coilovers
    Adjustable rear suspension arms
    Adjusted front top mounts to give negative camber
    Polybushed all round
    TRD limited slip diff with 4.3 crown wheel
    Manual steering rack conversion using quaife quick rack internals
    20% underdrive lightened alternator pulley
    Aluminium radiator
    Aluminium expansion tank
    Evans Power cool waterless coolant
    Silicon hoses
    AWG1 oxygen free copper power cables, Oxygen free copper cables in loom, gold plated connectors and silver soldered wires.
    1.7KG Lithium battery moved to centre wheel well for better CofG
    Electric thermostat, fan and waterpump.
    Lightweight sound deadening.
    Aluminium bolts where possible.
    Larger oil cooler
    Braided hoses all round
    Added oil temperature guage
    LCD guages, aluminium switches and Carbon fibre dash
    Jaguar XJS recaro seats
    Pullman leather interior
    Velsmooth carpets
    Suede headlining
    New overriders and all body trim all round
    Smoothed and filled aerial
    New lights all round
    Fan windscreen wash jets
    3 piece split rim lightweight billet wheels
    New window frames
    etc...etc... got bored now, there is too much to list.

    The only original bits left are the glass, the body, the chassis and the gearbox.

Comments

Winter drive out on Aberdeen's roads when it was dry last Friday just to keep things ticking over. I forgot how this drives :D

Quick wash and wax and back away for another few months.

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