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  1. I have had mine zinc nickel plated. It’s what is used on JCB diggers I believe. Looks like a Matt grey drab colour but seems to be lasting
  2. If you message me what you want I’ll hook it up and record the data you need
  3. I’m not sure how good they would scan with the folds in them but I’ll make some enquiry’s
  4. I’m pretty sure I have heard of this happening before on a couple of other engines ?
  5. Thought I’d post what I came across last week. On purchasing a V8 engine the seller kindly added that he had some technical drawings that he received from Brian Angus at Lotus. the engine was supplied by Lotus as a test mule for a Lancia Kit car company that never materialised and there was potential of lotus selling the uprights too so I got quite a few A0 technical drawings with the purchase that I thought you all might be interested in . I’ll get more detailed pictures when I get chance to open them all up but what a piece of history. Also has some of the amendments on them an
  6. But haven’t the original ECU’s had lots and lots of hours development to get them the best they can be, or is it because of the compromises of emissions, gearbox warranty etc.
  7. Forgive my stupidity but What would be the benefit of having a new ECU system over the v8 one? Apart from the limited supply of OE ECU’s? the reason I used to use a Emerald was because the Rover Mems system at that point couldn’t be accessed and remapped unlike now which Kmaps are doing successfully. the main tuning I guess on the V8 is by increasing turbo pressure which the standard ECU seems to be able to cope with using a reflash. Is it because it is a set map rather than a custom map that self learns etc? if anyone has time to explain I would definitely
  8. I’m still surprised that there isn’t an aftermarket solution to the ecu. When I regularly ran K series engines it was a pretty simple affair with the Emerald ecu and a days rolling road. I think I read the emerald can’t be used because of the number of injector drivers?
  9. Heartbreaking to read this thread. Don’t know where I would be with out this little shit ........... hope you manage the grief and make the best decision for your family
  10. I’m now trying to eliminate various noises in the cabin, one been the bulkhead knocking and one the centre vent carbon surround. It seems to constantly creak and squeak when driving and I think it’s rubbing against the dash vinyl. Has anyone had any luck with products that you can wipe on interior parts to stop the noise. I’ve heard dry ptfe mentioned ?
  11. I think I’ve managed to source 2. I’ll drop you a Message
  12. Yes it might be in pieces but I’d have more money to rebuild it again and not be reliant on other people
  13. The engine cost is a tricky one as if I had done the build myself I would have saved £8k in labour so that brings it down dramatically. And then if I didn’t use aftermarket and updated parts it would have been even less. And then if I had only replaced the 2 pistons and rods and crank I actually needed and didn’t have ARP head studs etc etc I reckon I could have done it for £6-7k
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