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  • Birthday 16/10/1957

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  • Name
    Neil Latimer
  • Car
    Lotus Europa Special
  • Modifications
    Hydraulic clutch, Banks Twinlink suspension with AVO adjustable dampers and springs, NG1550 transaxle with CV inners and UJ's on the outer driveshafts. Rear disc brake conversion, dual circuit brakes front to rear with remote balance bar, vented front discs with alloy hubs, nickel chrome wishbones, 150BHP TC with an MBE ECU wasted spark ignition, L14 Cams, 1.625 inlet valves and 1.4 exhaust, head gas flowed to match, Type 47 large bore replica manifold and exhaust with repackable silencer, Connolly hide interior and walnut dash, Compomotive CX split rims and Toyo 888R tyres. Lighter Ford Focus electric winder motors.
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  1. Great pics Bibs! My Europa made it despite the deluge half an hour before I got there. First time in the wet on the Toyo R888R's and they were a hell of a lot better than my old old Yokahamas AO32R's, as many a mini roundabout will attest to πŸ˜‚
  2. My Europa Special was from the Warmly garage πŸ™‚ Registered January 1972
  3. HaHa...Nice try! Gorgeous as that car is...Its not mine. There were 2 JPS specials there to my knowledgeπŸ€” Different wheels, different door mirrors.
  4. The two tone Twin cam Europa is my friend Neil's. Like me he has owned his Europa since his early twenties. He also has a red Special waiting to be restored! And seeing as you missed my Europa...Here it is πŸ˜„
  5. europa88

    Door Glass

    Thanks for the input guys, Richard Winter is looking for something second hand for me and I have mailed Pilkington Classic who could possibly make something if I supply the dimensions. Not sure how to measure the curve though πŸ˜•
  6. europa88

    Door Glass

    I'm going to ring them Monday thanks.
  7. europa88

    Door Glass

    Anyone know the best place to try and find a tinted OS door glass for Europa Special...I just managed to shatter mine !πŸ₯΅
  8. Cheers NG5...I'm so glad as its the one I've ordered!
  9. Does any one know if the TC stub axle (The splined shaft that goes through the wheel bearings) Is the same on a special?
  10. A few...One that springs to mind is free parking in Oxford multi story, if my passenger got out at the barrier and just lifted it slightly (about 10mm) The car would drive out under the barrier! Happy days...I wouldn't do it now but I was young and headstrong then πŸ˜„
  11. BTW thanks for the warm welcome guys πŸ™‚
  12. Hey, you mentioned it felt small...It is small. but great to push along B roads. To be fair its parked further forward to the other 2 cars so the perspective is off a bit
  13. Hi all, I've been a bit of a lurker for some time now and thought maybe I should say hello. I have owned my 1973 Registered Europa Special since 1979 ( I'm 63 now) and I still have it despite umpteen house moves, divorce, kids and hospital visits. Its a commemorative JPS factory built car (no. 88)
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