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Resurrection and development of V8 Project GT1


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SteveV8 prepared me a nice set of lightweight carpets in black, but initially I will run without.

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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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Slight challenge and looking for a sanity check.

My new gearbox has a 24mmx1.5 drain plug.  My gearbox oil cooler set-up from the UN1-027 has a 3/8BSP banjo with a distribution block containing the thermostat and feed union.

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I have been unable to find a suitable adaptor between the twp threads, so was considering having the new drain plug drilled and tapped to accept the 3/8 BSP banjo.  Looking at the depths, I think it would work but looking for some other ideas or feedback.

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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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23 minutes ago, EXCEL V8 said:

Is there not enough material on the distribution block to bore for a 24 x 1.5 banjo bolt?

Pete

Thanks Pete, but there is not enough material in the distribution block for that.

21 minutes ago, djgaloot said:

is there a location on the gearbox to drill and tap for the banjo fitting and keep the oil cooler and drain plug separate?

The gearbox is assembled and I do not want to perforate the case to create another feed for for the cooler circuit.

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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James Brown found a supplier of a suitable adaptor from M24x1.5 male to and extended female 3/8 BSP.  Perfect result.

METRIC male 1.5mm pitch x BSP fixed female extended (burnettandhillman.co.uk)

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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)

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Hoping for a first start this coming weekend.

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Its gettign tantalisingly close to completion :)

Apologies if you've already explained it in an earlier post in the thread, but what is the little cooler behind the rear window with the duct from the roof for?

Norfolk Mustard S4s #1 :)

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Looks fab mike, I think the cooler on the top is for the gearbox oil?

 

Looking forward to ignition👍

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