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  1. Hi Erik, I know Lotus bits have experience with racing their sunbeams, but racing Esprits I'm not sure. The original X180 were made by safetydevices in the UK. but I don't think they have any data. This cage was a bolt in cage, but difficult to judge if it is compatible useful for a roadcar. Nevertheless it would be a great base for road cage. I build a custom cage in my Esprit S1 racecar, but that process would mess up the interior and only works if there is a body of restoration. If you have any idea to make a kit that can be fitted in a car with remaining most of the interior that would be great. Otherwise i think it is just as easy to make a custom unit for each individual car by a local company if you take the engine and interior out.
  2. If this tread is still active. I'm in for increasing the stiffness of my Esprit GT3 chassis. Either chassis brace as per the Sport 300, or full cage even better. As long as I can keep the original interior and use it as a 2 seat road car. How difficult would it be to organize a group development/buy for a bolt in roll cage?
  3. It;s a bit of a guess, but it could very well be that the strange bits are not to hard to take off and you find the original bodywork underneath. Much more so at the rear and front spoiler. The front bumper area would take a bit more work. Nothing too bad for a GRP specialist. My guess, Excluding new (SJSportscar) GRP and other parts but Including total respray, could be anything between 5000 and 10.000 of work to get it back in the original shape and color.
  4. Not sure what the engine is, I plan to keep it original on the side if I ever want to sell the car. For racing I'm building a new engine. FYI chassis nr is 771050261H or 77050261H
  5. @ pmth95 Attached picture of the original race engine
  6. Painting finished, and chassis build up started
  7. Upgrade with ARP stud set from JAE, Alunox manifold, EFR turbo, new Bosch or Siemens injectors, new programmable ECU, (EFI, Motec, DTA) 4 separate ignition coils. etc.. should get you to a reliable 300 to 350 hp.
  8. Chassis now in KTL and powdercoated, start of the rolling chassis build up
  9. Yes no problem, idea is to post some nice pictures of the rebuild here. Next update expected in the last week of the year
  10. Hi Grayp, build is still in progress, body is now at the bodyshop for polyester work and painting, the chassis just finished KTL treatment and powdercoating. So I hope to start building again in January.
  11. Shakedown of the updated Esprit GT3 in the Ardennes, New twin scroll turbo system and motormanagement have significantly improved transient, torque and power.
  12. Looking for a Esprit Giugiaro type instrument binnacle, Including or excluding instruments and any quality considered. Regards Jaap
  13. Almost ready for the roll cage, many new parts getting in. started with some cage modeling
  14. Trial fitment of the turbo Some update of the disassembly process
  15. Maybe A06, Bermuda blue. Anyhow please keep it in the color as you have. I think your blue is the best color for the S2
  16. V8 makes 400Nm so I guess the GT3 should be able to cope with it.
  17. Finally some power figures with the new upgrade kit, not so bad at 1.2 bar boost. Still some issues with idle control valve to sort out though.
  18. If you share your email I can send you a document with details of my S1 racecar.
  19. S3 is a 2.2 Although ,maybe they made 2 liters for Italy. (Not sure) also the suspension is different. Do you have a specific preference for LHD or RHD? A good S1 base :
  20. I don't think the blue car was changed much other than the roll-cage and other safety features. Also I don't think it will be OK for Fia HTP other than to use it under Group 5 regs. Which would make it uncompetitive against the space frame cars. If you want a HTP for a road car based, you can better use a S1 or S2 for a base relating to the Fia Group 4 homologation document. Specifically with a 2 liter engine.
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