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  1. First you will need to drain the tanks. This you need to be careful with as you really don`t want fuel all over the floor. With the car jacked and a suitably large container at hand, you can undo one side of the tank balance pipe. The balance pipe is the lowest point. Once they are drained, you will need to take the side walls out and then remove the tank cover panels and all associated wiring and plumbing. Once the tank is exposed and all connections removed, you can lift them out with some wiggling. Be careful of the rear hatch release cable on the right hand side.
  2. PNME3158 Lotus Esprit Turbo To Manifold Kaylock Nut (pnmparts.co.uk)
  3. Test fitting of motorsport plenums and chargecoolers. Will need to fabricate a support bracket, but they will sit nicely above the gearbox for phase 1 or the engine run-in.
  4. Turbo Dynamics also offer several upgrade levels for those who are planning to run a little more boost.
  5. Not too bad, but a lot of work to make it onto a really nice model of the car.
  6. Clearly it is not a race part. It is just the "Track us only" notation on the Sports muffler.
  7. More small stuff. Looking are routing to and from the twin-pass chargecooler rad. using tubes within the backbone.
  8. Waiting on parts for progress with the engine, but decided on positioning and plumbing for the chargecooler pump & header tank.
  9. The o-rings at the base of the axles are redundant with the Quaife ATB diff. There are different options and ideas for effective sealing of the driveshafts. Some suggest using several outer seals where others experienced no issues with the absense of the o-ring. I experienced an issue with Simon`s V8 which was overcome by using 2x thinner oil seals with the inner having a slightly shortened lip sealing spring.
  10. Getting ever closer to installation. The fresh engine will initially be started-up and run-in with the old plenum arrangement. The new flywheel for the 140mm carbon clutch is also pending, but should arrive shortly. Re-mapping of the Motec for the motorsport plenums, bigger turbos and larger injectors will be a task for later this year.
  11. Porting and matching of the RH bank injector manifold to cylinder head. Blanked off the crank breather to cam covers. Will have a ctach tank instead.
  12. Hi Achim, I have the manual if there are specific parts that you are interested in. Where are you located? I could post it out to you if convenient? Mike S
  13. Hi Alan, I`m pretty sure those injectors are not going to be big enough to run as your only source of fuelling. They are only marginally higher flow than the stock injectors at 267cc/min and are typically used as replacements for the stock injectors when keeping the secondaries in place (secondaries are 550cc/min) Of course it all depends on your power target but even at 400bhp, you would need something up around 8x 360cc/min. There is a rough injector size calculator on the RC Engineering website RC Fuel Injection > Technical
  14. Sorting the throttle linkage and playing with the position of the cable bracket. Will need to make some changes to the cable length.
  15. Small jobs.... low profile plug for the thermostat housing coolant bypass. PAS low pressure pipe installed to ensure clearnace from the new aux belt run.
  16. Matching the porting of the cylinder heads to the injection housings. Both are being taken out to the extremes of the metal gaskets. 3 hrs in and only one bank done. Takes time and care...
  17. Just be aware if they are re-manufactured.
  18. PNM offer a flywheel refurbishment service. Yes, the clutch mounting needs to be machined to retain the correct step. PNMFLY918 Lotus Esprit V8 Flywheel Re-surface & Grind Service (pnmparts.co.uk)
  19. There is a linkage between the throttles and also a balance pipe across the plenums. The arrangement will be different with the tubular manifolds and BorgWarner EFR turbos. Andrä managed to get some GT2871s installed by changing the compressor housing orientation and adaption of the wastegate flap on one side. I`ve seen this done on other 918s before.
  20. Motorsport plenums arrived. Excellent work from SMD Racing in Kent. Measurements for fuel rails and the throttle cable bracket to follow.
  21. I used 8mm thick high density polyethylene, which can be supplied black. There is no electronic template as it needed to be crafted together with adaptions to the arches. I have the other half of the polyethylene sheet and plan to made a spare.
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