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  2. ..and why the hell not.. one should ask.. ..with the current run on the prices of collector cars, we as a collective have to stop letting our cars be valued so dammed cheap.. .. in my opinion, a good example is indeed worthy of triple its current valuation. So, from now on, I am going place the value of any Lotus Car I own/ sell at at least three times its present valuation. If we all follow suit, Classic Lotus' valuation will be where it belongs, and perhaps, finally, the marque will develop recognition as worthy collector cars..as they indeed are.
  3. Love this project. I had plans to build a replica F40 back in 2005. I was going to use the new Ford GT drivetrain and fabricate the chassis by reverse engineering a 1/5 scale F40 model kit. I abandoned the project because of the lack of a source of body molds. Add to that.. a bill of materials of over $130,000 USD, plus labour and it seemed pointless, because at the time, a real F40 was about $300k. I decided to do an Esprit instead.. See my Facebook page : F1 Motorsports - Lotus Esprit S3R What is the construction materials you are using? Looks like coremat with 10oz overlays? Also perhaps you need one of my space frames built for you... Mine has been designed on lotus oe geometry using Susprog 3D and 40mm lower ride height. Jan
  4. Hi Filip... Thx for the input.. That was the conclusion I came to as well.. But since I have no key, I had to work them out by force and juditious use of a pick.
  5. Hi guys... Thanks for the kind words.. I am truly enjoying the journey and hope the end result is worthy of the effort .. Jan
  6. Has anyone figured out how to extract the key cylinders from the exterior BL style door openers? Once all the circlips and levers are removed from the backside, the cylinder can be pushed about 80% out of the front of the housing, but seems to need some form of trick to release and pop out. I can't see or feel any retainers or release pins and resist the idea of using a bigger hammer.. Who is a good source for new cylinders and keys? Thx. Jan
  7. Work is progressing well on the S3R 'razorblade'.. enjoy... www.facebook.com/pages/F1-Motorsports-Lotus-Esprit-S3R/178516808826230 Jan
  8. Hey folks.. Hope all is well. Its been a while since I visited. The restoration page has got lots of new information posted.. http://www.facebook....178516808826230
  9. The engine can handle the boost.. but watch the AFR (minimum 12.5:1) and IAT (anymore than 160Fand your in big trouble.) My advise.. test AFR and IAT on a road dyno before cooking your pistons..
  10. If anyone can help, I am looking for an intake cam cover with the oil filler cap located in the middle or forward to clear the factory intercooler. If you have one pls send me a pm or message on my S3R Restoration Facebook page thx Jan
  11. If anyone can help, I am looking for an intake cam cover with the oil filler cap located in the middle or forward to clear the factory intercooler. If you have one pls send me a pm or message on my S3R FB page thx Jan Also.. BTW If anyone needs parts, I have the entire original 84 S3T parts and components available, everything.. less body and chassis .. all in good condition. I would prefer to box it all in one package if I can vs part in bits and pieces.
  12. Thanks Jim.. ...recently added more content to the site.. check it out.. S3R 'Razorblade' project
  13. Thanks for all the great feedback.. just added more pix to the site.. jan
  14. Hi all.. I am looking at buying a damaged 07 Elise to rebuild and am curious as to the best place to source original body components and parts? Also chassis, interior, and possibly anything/everything else Thx Jan
  15. Facebook page has been updated with latest addition to the project Alloy flywheel added.. FW and PP mods have saved 6.5lbs in overall and reciprocating mass. F1 Motorsports - Lotus Restoration
  16. good ignition set timing balance carbs set / tweek accel pump stroke try.. change idle jet to richer fuel/air combination try.. close down pump bleed size.
  17. Real world issue is boost pressure with fuel leakage OUT of the shafts. Bad bearing seals can allow this, and can be more common than one realizes. Fuel smell at best, fire hazard at worst.
  18. Mixtures seem OK (ie:<12.5 is best IMO) I am not familiar with the OE ECU.. perhaps with the ECU max read at 16psi, once you get over 16psi boost, the ecu delivers fueling for 16psi and not 20 .. perhaps thats why over 16psi, you go lean?? just a thought. Other reasons for being all-over-the-map could be the quality of signals from the sensors to the ECU.. make sure your electrical contacts and grounds are VERY good.
  19. Page updated with cage information added.. F1 Motorsports - Lotus Restoration
  20. Much appreciated Harry... Ill try and keep adding to it to keep it interesting and up to date.. Ill come back here and bump it once in a while as long as the mods are OK with that. Its way too hard to do a detailed posting here unfortunately.. Unless I just havnt figured it out
  21. OK heres my S3R resto page for all you nutters that are interested.. F1 Motorsports - Lotus Restoration Page
  22. Travis.. Was that an ATB or ZF type diff you tested? I am in the process of ordering a complete upgraded UN1 from GTO Racing and was discussing the ZF or ATB diff option. Each type seems to have its advantages and disadvantages. I was concerned that the ATB would go into open mode if one wheel broke ground, upsetting the car. The ZF on the other hand could create added understeer on power-on lock-up. If you can shed more light, that would be helpful. Lee and Kevin at GTO seem like upstanding sorts to deal with. Any feedback on their product and service?
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