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    Lotus Elise motorsport VAG project & Exige S V6 Coupe
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    Wide arch Motorsport Elise replica with 500bhp VAG turbo project
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  1. Name: Lotus Elise Click to view: Lotus Elise
  2. surely the winner must come from the stable of Blohm & Voss's my contender:
  3. 'twas just a blown fuse, replaced and all good again now. Relieved, as I thought I may have to replace the resistor pack, which is clam off job!
  4. Drove through flooded area today - up North. Exige coped remarkably well apart from heater fan / de-mister packing in after one bit that was deep! Any thoughts? - could it be something as simple as a blown fuse? - can’t check at moment
  5. I've just used this guy: Andy - 07534 223730 - nice guy, careful loading car on and off, he transported my Elise project over to North Yorkshire and back, reasonable price I thought (£240) he is based in Preston, not sure where you are moving from?
  6. I had one of these (Fiat 128 Coupe) when I was a lad, haven't seen one for many years now. great little thing 'till it turned to dust!
  7. saw one of these the other day in Warrington, in yellow too - looked cool so, if Saab could design something like this, why did they insist on producing tanks?
  8. Hi Mark, There is a fair bit on other lotus forums about these conversions, and yes you have the 3 main contenders. Have a look on the playground (Garages section), Most seem to have gone Honda route. I'm in the process of building a VAG 20v Turbo conversion. A main consideration for me was the gearbox, the VAG 6 speed 0M2 box is supposed to be bullet proof, whereas the gearbox on the 2ZZ has had some problems with bigger power. The VAG is similar weight to 2ZZ. My conversion is chargecooled, with large Garrett turbo, stronger driveshafts and lsd fitted to gearbox. - I have a build thread on Scottishelises (S1 elise motorsport replica project - under Gallery section). Aiming for 500bhp. good luck with whichever way you go. Just re-read your first post and would add that Honda may not be best option if above is what you're looking for the Honda conversion is much more a case of needing higher rev range for big power. The VAG (Audi) conversion is more torquey much lower down the rev range, and acceleration is then brutal.
  9. Hi, yes front 2 pot's moved to rear, with special bracket (Elise Parts I think) and am using Hi-Spec v2 spot calipers for handbrake duty. (again a special bracket is needed to fit these). Easy enough to fit once you have the brackets. I'm getting some made up. Can't say how well these work as yet, still waiting for my engine build completion - nearly there....but then it's going to be a while before It's running.
  10. Ronin's 211 is the fastest Lotus.....oh wait a minute, sorry - he stuffed that into the side of a mountain, to avoid a lorry trundling slowly past in it's own lane!
  11. 12.5k - in pounds???? - are they having a laugh!!! - cheeky monkeys.... mostly it's a cosmetic fibreglass repair, and all is hidden anyway beneath new splitter when finished. sorry I can't answer your question, but don't agree to that quote!
  12. thanks for this, maybe a whole new front clam, but good to see that someone has done this on a 2015 car (same as mine) does anyone know who’s car this is?
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