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  1. Yes , the original calipers were not with the car so I had to fit new ones .
  2. For the first time in 18 months it is back on 4 wheels ... As I'm waiting for parts( promised in 2 weeks ) , I've moved it out of the way . The next project can take its slot in the meantime. A v12 Jag that's been off the road for 25 years.. what could possibly go wrong 🤪
  3. Thanks David . All the pipes fit except no3 and the foul Is between the pipe and the actual chassis - the removable braces actually fit ! I’ll ask Mike to take a look - they’ve been really helpful throughout I’ve had a similar conversation reference Vulcan lol . And @changes has been very patient waiting for the chassis .
  4. Tocus Nice to see those pics again - I bought it from Malta . It is well travelled - exported to New Zealand, returned to the UK , then to you in Holland , then Malta , then back home . The speedo only says 30000 miles though 🤣
  5. I'd guess that if the nut wasn't there it would be ok ... it " wants " to go straight through it . You may not remember that the car was partially stripped when I bought it - hence my questions about brake pipe runs ( not that I got an answer 😜) etc . It's all new to me . The engine is a different one based on a 2.2 bottom end - speaking with Lotusbits , they quite often have to " tweak " the links to fit . I suspect they will be doing mine when I take them the chassis to get the exhaust fitted as no matter what I do , one pipe fouls the chassis ( hence my engine mount q - I'm with you ref twisting them , not good ) and I've wasted enough time on it .
  6. The original engine has a different sump to the one fitted - the new engine has 3 bolts across the front and the intermediate gear change shaft wants to go straight through the one on the right ....
  7. Not much progress but getting closer to "meeting its body" . Water hoses , one brake pipe , exhaust and gear linkage ( the middle link fouls the sump , so needs tweaking ) . Oh and I cracked one of the rear uprights ... 🤬 I'm told the engine position can be adjusted by twisting the engine mounts . is this the case ?
  8. I have a pair from Lotusbits - I'll post some pics if you like ?
  9. Can anyone post up some pics of the rear brake pipes in situ please ? S2 thanks DJS 44
  10. Couple of questions 1. The sliding bolts I have for the rear (PNM) brake calipers are of 2 types - one type has a rubber sleeve on it , the other doesn't . I assume that they are used in pairs - i.e. one rubber and one plain one per caliper - does anyone know and if this is correct , which one goes at the top ? 2. I have new rear wheel bearings . When refitting the driveshafts , how tight are these in the bearings - do then need a bit of force to fit - how best to action ? 3. The cross gate linkage kit ( from SJ ) includes a bronze bush and a rubber sleeve - anyone have a pic of where these go ?? Also , is there a rubber grommet fitted where the cable goes through the chassis Lastly - should the gear change mechanism ( by that I mean the bits at the bottom of the gear lever ) be greased ?? Thanks for any advice .
  11. Trial fit of the exhaust and chassis brace . Spent a good hour at Lotusbits with Mike and Dave getting all the bolts I’m missing .. hope ti fit the rear brakes and driveshafts shortly , then it’s the brake pipes and water hoses to fit and it should then be ready for the body .
  12. Thanks for the feedback Dave It does look nice and now I know how to fit it ... I think I'll fit some heat shield material to the chassis and have some for the mount . I haven't put any washers in - I have some but I plan to get the geo done once it is ready . I didn't try the chassis brace yet and have removed the exhaust to trial fit the gear linkage - think I have a foul on the sump ( and then probably the exhaust 🤪) . I need to buy the heat silencer mount as mine is missing . I have mapped ignition but have kept the carbs . 240bhp/ton 😍 The disc inserts are out so I'll have a go at the brakes tomorrow . See what needs fettling ... @changes is ready for the chassis and is being very patient , which is appreciated .
  13. Snakes wedding .. test fit of exhaust . It is like the rubics cube .... I need the mounting plate that the silencer fits to before I can secure in place how does one remove the driveshaft/disc connection piece - big hammer ?
  14. Do you have a picture of how that mounts - that's one of the bits that was in the boxes ....
  15. Engine in . A shortage of key nuts ( engine mounts ) meant I didn't get the engine in until today . I need to get the chassis rolling and I've forgotten to get the caliper mounting brackets cleaned up so I think I'll fit the discs and driveshafts and calipers can go on later . Next up are the brake and clutch pipes , gear linkage and exhaust and water pipes if they arrive.
  16. I've only got a brand new combine harvester Barry ...
  17. Looks like I'll be busy during Easter . Any advice on fitting the box and engine ?
  18. I've just been looking for heat wrap - what did you use ? Yes , its not the original engine ( that's in the garage ) - its based on a 2.2 engine which I guess is a bit younger ?
  19. Not quite made it to my garage yet ...
  20. Engine now finished on the dyno - 240bhp at 7300rpm and strong torque . Bit of cammyness at 4500rpm . Mike says with bigger carbs it would make 260-270 bhp but as it will mainly be a road car I don't want to compromise its road manners too much , so that's all good. The engine will now be assembled with the lightweight flywheel and clutch to the gearbox , the exhaust manifold and system are finished and the brake pipes coming . I'm running out of excuses now .... Once the engine etc are in and the chassis rolling , @changes has "requested" that he fits the body , so he'll collect the chassis . He's rebuilt the window motors which were seized. Progress .
  21. drdoom - yes its a Lotusbits 2.5l engine with steel crank and rods and his rally spec cams .Still running carbs which is what is causing some of the delay on the dyno - Mike normally runs these cams with injection. I have kept the original engine, which had been partially dismantled before I got it, in case at some stage it needs to be returned to standard .
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