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1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Thanks!..

Luckily for me it is not my illness that has caused delay.... fit as a fiddle B)

I


1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Mike - any reason why the transom's off? You could put a GT transom on there and ditch the rear wing.. ;-)

Transom has been removed to make sure it doesn


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1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Latest update:

The engine rebuild was eventually given to Phil at SWLC, who turned the job around very quickly. The engine now awaits collection.......

Once the engine is back with the car, the final assembly of new turbos and chargecoolers will commence. The plan is to schedule a visit of our Motec Guru Fraser MacKellar, so that he can enable the ECU and configure for twin wideband lambda.

Here are some images of the engine post-rebuild.

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Mike Haines is also fabricating an alloy main coolant radiator this time around - I wish that this had been on the original worklist.

Hopefully, I


1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hey BigSi,

I accept that it looks a little


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1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Latest update:

The engine is now back with Mike Haines and final assembly is underway.

He also opened-up each of the two chargecooler bodies to ensure that no impellor particles were trapped in the cores. These were then ultrasonically cleaned and welded back together. Here are some images:

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The new radiator core has been ordered from Pace, so that is expected back within the next 10 days. The size of the core has been maximised for our installation (no a/c).

We


1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Another update:

The engine is now mated with the transmission and back in the car. Here are a few images:

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Now waiting for the new front radiator core to arrive this week, before being able to fabricate the end-tanks and pipes.

Expect another update soon :(


1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hi Mike,

With all this work you've had done, surely, you'll be taking it off sale?

Looks great!

A lot of work on the chargecoolers, wouldn't it have been easier to buy new ones?

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Hi Dave,

My problem is simple - I cannot register the car here in Germany (probably possible if you have the right T


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1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Re. the chargecoolers, these are not the same as the 150 quid Ebay ones. It would have cost about 1K to replace the chargecoolers vs. a couple of hundred to cut open, clean and weld/polish.

When are you and Alan going to let us see some of your chargecooler work?

Mike's chargecooler are not the Chinese copy. Looks like a real Spearco design. Chinese copied the spearco intercooler and dumped it here in the U.S for a penny (Ebay). I saw the copy and its identical. Same thickness and the workmanship looks fine. I think its good for consumers but bad for business. When you imfringe or hijack someones design, you should go to jail.

I did not use the spearco in my chargecooler design. I used two Garrett intercoolers that came from Syclone/Typhoon. Fitting chargecooler will develop lag if not configured properly. The length of the pipes and the size of intercooler is critical. I'm lucky I choose the Garrett size. The response is instantaneous with no lag. Trial and error but got lucky this time.

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About 12 months ago, I aquired a pair of charge-cooler bodies off Ebay (Spearco style) as I was considering making kits available. On close comparison, the core was definately inferior in contruction to the Spearco one and the the water channels were smaller.

I am sure there are exceptions to the rule, but I am a firm believer that in essence, you get what you pay for.

Anyone who has been in my car can tell you that I do not suffer from turbo lag. The V8 engine is starting to consume huge volume of air at anything about tick-over and the intercooler pipework doesn

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1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hi Mike,

I fully agree about 'you get what you pay for' view in life but if you look at the chargecooler kits availible for

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Hopefully, the fabrication and installation of the front rad. won


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1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Mike,

I'm sure there are loads of us prepared for the hardship of driving your car in if for you if needed.

Regards,

Peter.

Hopefully, the fabrication and installation of the front rad. won

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We are getting really close to getting the engine running again now :lol:

Fabrication of the new radiator is almost finished and the rest of the parts are all going back together.

The chargecoolers are now rebuilt and polished - some images:

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Cheers,

Mike S


1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hi Mike,

do you run the cooling water for the chargecoolers to a seperate rad in the front of the car, or off of the engine system.

Alan


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alan, i think it does not make anny sense to use the engine-water system ?! The return temperature is just to high to cool down the fresh air inlet temp. !!

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Hi Alan,

The chargecooler circuit is a totally separate from the engine coolant circuit. There is a different header tank, pump and radiator.

As G

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Exactly what i thought , but the way your coolant pipes go through the bulkhead, looks like they go to the back of the heads.

Alan


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Sierra 5.7L mustang powered

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Nissan Skyline

suzuki bandit with 1100gsxr engine

Jag XJ8

Mk2 Cortina, no engine

Lotus V8 engine, no car

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Hey Mike,

Looks really good. On a side note, I appreciate the pics, gives me insight on what it will be to remove the transmission. Doesn't look to bad with the trunk out. Thanks!!

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